The Final series started today at the 2020 Laser 4.7 Youth European Championships in Vilamoura, Portugal.
First races started on time at 14:00 with around 8 knots. For the second bunch of races the wind raised to 11-12. Various general recalls denoted the sailor’s anxiety for rocking and pushing their limits. Shifty wind made the RC to work hard adjusting the courses. Finally the goal was met and both scheduled races were successfully completed, counting now 8 on scores.
Day 4 results – Girls – Gold fleet
Top positions are really tight now among the Girls fleet, with defending champion Alessia Palanti CZE (1-1-9-4-8-1-
38-5) leading with 29 points, but closely followed now by Polish Lily May Niezabitowska POL (4-2- 27-2-7-6-5-4) and the 2019 Laser Europa Cup champion Anja Von Allmen SUI (10-9- 24-1-4-2-4-2) only 1 and 3 points behind. Italian sailors Beatrice Ini ITA and Carlotta Rizzardi ITA are 4th and 5th overall with 44 and 48 units.
Leonor Dutra POR is the best ranked Portuguese sailor, occupying the 6th place overall with 76.
Croatian sailor Petra Marendic CRO continues to lead the U16 fleet with 96 points and ranked 8th overall. Second U16 place for Swiss Viktoria Jedlinska SUI, one step behind on 9th with 104.
Day 4 results – Boys – Gold fleet
Boys leadership changed hands today for the first time with the overnight leader Marcos Altarriba ESP (1-1-1-2-25-2-28-
DSQ55) dropping to the 8th place after being disqualified in the last race. Polish sailor Przemyslaw Machowski POL (4-1-3-1-15-4- 23-2) is heading now the championship with 30 points, followed by Greek Jason Kefallonitis GRE (2-2-2-3- 21-5-6-14) with 34.
The U16 leader Hidde Schraffordt NED holds now the third place overall with 44 points, stepping provisional podium for the first time in the event. Second U16 position and 4th place overall for Domenico Lamante ITA with 46 units.
William Risselin POR is best ranked sailor among the Portuguese fleet, holding the 15th position with 83 units.
The Final series will continue tomorrow with two new races so stay tuned! Forecast announces 9-13 knots from WSW. Please check the Online Notice Board here.
How to follow the event – Hashtag #Laser47Europeans2020
Event webpage – Here you’ll find all you need to follow the event: daily reports and news, links to results, photos, videos and social network.
Host Venue website – Vilamoura Sailing’s website – You’ll find the Results and the Online Notice Board here.
Photo galleries – On our Smugmug gallery you’ll be allowed to search and download all the event’s photographs, conveniently sorted by day.
Sail and smile! #KeepSmilingKeepSailing
By Agustín Argüelles – EurILCA | Cover photo: OSGA Photography.