January 16, 2017: Taganrog yachtsman Ilya Malyshenko has sealed his victory winning six Finn yacht races at the first stage of Russia Cup. The 23rd "Christmas Regatta" was held in good weather conditions in Sochi, host city of the XXII Olympic Winter Games. The competition consisted of 9 yacht races.
The 20-year old winner is a graduate of Taganrog-based Youth Sports School of Olympic Reserve No.3 and student of Taganrog College of Technologies (Southern Federal University). Ilya Malyshenko won six out of nice races, with Sergey Platonov from Rybinsk finishing second and another athlete from Taganrog - Dmitri Akhramenko - coming third.
The second stage of the Russia Cup ("Winter Riviera") is to be held in Sochi February 22-28, 2017.