Perfect closure day today for the European Laser under 21 Championships & Trophy 2017 in Douarnenez, France.
Three last races to finally count 10 in total and two discards crowned our new 2017 European U21 champions.
European Laser U21 championships – Final results – Girls
Fantastic tournament for Irish sailor Aoife Hopkins IRL (
3-1- 4-1-3-1-1-1-1-1), winning the last 5 races to categorically achieve Laser Radial U21 championship with just 10 points.
Second place for also Irish Aisling Keller IRL (
4– 8-1-3-2-3-3-2-3-3) with 20 units. Third place for Clementine Thompson GBR ( 8-5-3-2-1-7-2- BFD-4-2) with 26.
Great consistent performance of Portuguese sailor Carolina Joao POR (5-
9– 8-6-4-2-5-3-2-5), finishing event in 4th place with 32 points. Fifth place for Laura Oliva Vidal ESP (1-2-5- 7-7-6-6- BFD-5-4) with 36, draw in points with Russian sailor Mariia Kislukhina RUS (2- 13-2-4-6-5-4- BFD-7-6), finally sixth overall.
European Laser U21 championships – Final results – Boys
Tight end in the Laser Standard competition, finally won by Joel Rodriguez Perez ESP (1-
BFD-3-1-3-1-2- 5-2-1) with 14 points, followed 2 units behind by Jonathan Vadnai HUN ( 4– 9-1-2-2-3-1-2-3-2) with 16.
Third and fourth places for British sailors Daniel Whiteley GBR (2-1-2-
3-3-2- 4-1-4-3) and Sam Whaley GBR (3-1- UFD-1-1-4-5- 8-1-6), both of them also finishing really close with 18 and 22 points respectively.
Fifth place finally for Patrick Dopping DEN (1-
9-5- 9-1-6-8-4-7-4) with 36, displacing Jakub Rodziewicz POL (3-4-1-2- 6-8-6- 17-6-8) to sixth with 38.
Tight scoring also for U19 sailors, where championship was finally for local Alexandre Boite FRA (9-
DSQ-7-14-9-13- 33-15-16-15) with 98 points (15th overall), escorted by Victor Carn FRA (4-15-11- 23-14-12-12-19-14- 29) just 3 points behind (16th overall). Previous leader Omer Boaz Golani ISR (6- 17-7-15-4-19-15- 27-23-14) was finally third with 103 units (17th overall).
Thanks every one for participating and keep smiling – keep sailing!
By Agustín Argüelles – EurILCA | Photo: Simon Jourdan.