The Final series started today at the 2022 EurILCA Senior European Championships & Open European Trophy in Hyeres, France.
The wind was unstable in both race areas, forcing the Race Committee to adjust the courses many times before and during the competition.
That added to several failed starts and general recalls meant that the day ended with only 1 race for the ILCA 6 Women, no new races for the ILCA 6 Men, and 2 new races for the ILCA 7.
After 6 races for the ILCA 6 Women, 5 for the ILCA 6 Men and 7 for the ILCA 7 class, the following are the provisional leaders in all four championships at stake;
Race day 4 – ILCA 6 Women’s results – Gold fleet
The Women’s fleet has a new leader and that’s Canadian Sarah Douglas CAN, who finished 3rd today in the Gold fleet and leads the Open European Trophy with 14 points.
The reigning 2021 Senior European champion Agata Barwisnka POL wants to repeat the title obtained last year in Bulgaria, leading the European championship on second place overall with 23 points after finishing 12th today.
Overnight leader Hannah Snellgrove GBR scored a bad 38th today and dropped to the 8th European position.
Emma Plasschaert BEL is second European with 32 points, followed only 1 point behind by Maud Jayet SUI and Matilda Nicholls GBR.
Marilena Makri CYP was the winner of the single race today, climbing to the 19th European position.
Provisional European Top 10:
- Agata Barwisnka POL 23
- Emma Plasschaert BEL 32
- Maud Jayet SUI 33
- Matilda Nicholls GBR 33
- Marit Bouwmeester NED 35
- Maria Erdi HUN 35
- Daisy Collingridge GBR 43
- Hannah Snellgrove GBR 48
- Vasileia Karachaliou POR 49
- Line Flem Host NOR 56
Race day 4 – ILCA 7 results – Gold fleet
No matter the weather or sailing conditions, nothing seems to change the solid performance of Michael Beckett GBR these days in Hyeres. After winning a new race today (the 4th out of 7), the reigning 2021 Senior European champion in Varna is comfortably leading the ILCA 7 fleet with 9 points.
The second place is now for ascendant Jonatan Vadnai HUN with 29, closely followed by Hermann Tomasgaard NOR with 32 units.
Pavlos Kontides CYP and Lorenzo Chiavarini ITA complete the European Top 5 with 34 and 36 points respectively.
It was a terrible day for the overnight vice leader and 2020 champion Elliot Hanson GBR, scoring a 53-31 today and dropping to the 8th European place.
Provisional European Top 10:
- Michael Beckett GBR 9
- Jonatan Vadnai HUN 29
- Hermann Tomasgaard NOR 32
- Pavlos Kontides CYP 34
- Lorenzo Chiavarini ITA 36
- Jean Baptiste Bernaz FRA 41
- Niels Broekhuizen NED 46
- Elliot Hanson GBR 47
- Sam Whaley GBR 50
- Tonci Stipanovic CRO 52
Race day 4 – ILCA 6 Men’s results
After many tries, there were finally no new races today for the ILCA 6 Men’s fleet. So the results stays as they were yesterday;
British sailor Ben Elvin GBR leads the fleet with 9 points, closely followed by the Under 21 leader Rocco Wright IRL with 13.
Georgios Yiasemides CYP is third overall and second U21 with 18 points.
Viko Alfirevich CRO is third U21 and ranked 7th overall with 36 units.
The Final series will continue tomorrow with three new scheduled races so stay tuned!
Remember you can follow all 3 Gold fleets live through the tracking system:
The first warning signal for tomorrow is expected to be at 10:00. No coaches meeting.
Six days of races are scheduled in total, with the last ones coming on Monday 21st to decide our new 2022 EurILCA Senior European champions.
Keep smiling, keep sailing
The EurILCA Team
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