Five local teams from the Ukraine and one from Great Britain took part in the Hetman Cup 2015 under the watchful eye of race officer Olympian Luka Radion.
The city of Kyiv provided a perfect backdrop as favourable weather conditions allowed for two round robins in two days with commentary onshore provided for spectators. Event Director Yuri Vlasenko also invited soldiers on board the sailboats in a charitable initiative as a show of support.
The new event followed a two day work shop just before the start to give the sailors an insight into the match race and test rules. When racing got underway Boris Shvets (UKR) took the inaugural Hetman Cup title followed by Konstantin Datsenko of Ukraine into second and Chris Taylor of Great Britain taking third.
The Ukraine Sailing Federation was pleased with the first ever ISAF graded match race regatta held in Ukraine and has ambitions of elevating the regatta to grade 2 in time for next year's event.
1.Boris Shvets UKR UKRBS1
2.Konstantin Datsenko UKR UKRKD1
3.Chris Taylor GBR GBRCT40
4.Valrij Polovyi UKR UKRVP1
5.Aleksander Kaznadei UKR UKRAK4
6.Yui Ljudorovskiy UKR UKRYL2
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