"Mikhail Svetlov", Ice Raft and Paper Boat rowed the Uzh (PHOTOS)
The fourth Uzhgorod regatta has finished. This time, there were more vessels than in past years, and more emotions than the water in the Uzh.
The fairway was one the most difficult challenges for our "sailors" - representatives of the Transcarpathian Fleet (the one that was established at the Uzhgorod regatta and remains the funniest in Ukraine): on some stretches of the route, the crews were carrying their ships, rather than vice versa...
By the way, the purpose of the regatta is to prove that the Uzh is the funniest river in Ukraine, the Transcarpathian Fleet Admiral Serhiy Denysenko says.
One of the participants of the regatta was the team "Winter Fishing" on the "Ice Raft" made from foam, and the fishermen were wearing fur caps. The most massive crew was the team of "UzhNU" in embroidered shirts with wreaths (however, due to "specific features" of the boat, they walked to the finish line). For the first time, a "passenger ship" took part in the regatta - "Mikhail Svetlov" which was led by a real "sea dog" - a professional rafter, Mr. Ivan, and by the way, we can absolutely confirm the captain's professionalism, because the editor of uzhgorod.in was lucky enough to win a ticket to the "ship "and enjoy sailing as a member of the fun crew. And this year's most original boat was the "Paper Boat", inspired by the symbol of the regatta ...
However, the competitive element - who finished first, whose boat won in one category or another - does not matter in this festival. Everyone wins in the regatta, because the good mood is guaranteed for all participants, and also for spectators. As a result, all who sailed (and sometimes walked, dragging the boat on the river), were dubbed sailors of the Transcarpathian Fleet and, as accustomed, given a sip of "seawater", and then they said goodbye until the next regatta. And it certainly will take place, because now the fun race on the Uzh is perhaps the most entertaining event of the summer season in the city. By the way, it took place in the best conditions for this event - during a heat, so tan is guaranteed. And some of the "sailors" have already said that they would certainly take part in the Jubilee Regatta... And the organizers of the regatta initiate the collection of signatures to request to build a dam downstream, so that the Uzh would be a little deeper at least within the city limits.
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