Long third day of races in Vilamoura, Portugal, where the 2020 Laser 4.7 Youth European Championships are being held.
After 3 hours postponement in the morning due to lack of wind, sailors were allowed to go on water at 14:00. The first races were sailed under very light wind conditions, even shortening some of courses. Fortunately for the second bunch of races the wind raised up to 12-14 knots to close the sailing day in a better manner.
Overnight leaders secured their top positions now after 6 races. This way the Qualifying series concluded and sailors on the Gold fleets will battle for the 2020 Laser 4.7 Youth European titles from tomorrow and until Friday 21st on the Final series.
Day 3 results – Boys
Spanish sailor Marcos Altarriba ESP (1-1-1-2-
25-2) continues to lead the fleet with 7 points. Second place for Polish Przemyslaw Machowski POL (4-1-3-1- 15-4) with 13. Greek sailor Jason Kefallonitis GRE (2-2-2-3- 21-5) is third overall, only one point behind.
Fourth place overall and U16 leadership is now for Hidde Schraffordt NED (1-6-3-
12-7-11), draw in 28 points with second U16 David Ponseti ESP (5-4-6-8 -13-5).
Day 3 results – Girls
Defending champion Alessia Palanti CZE (1-1-
9-4-8-1) is reinforcing her leadership race by race, holding the first spot now with 15 points. Second place overall for Polish Lily May Niezabitowska POL (4-2- 27-2-7-6) with 21. Third place is now for Carlotta Rizzardi ITA (5-5- 25-7-5-3), stepping provisional podium for the first time on the event with 25 units.
Croatian sailor Petra Marendic CRO (9-7-11-28-3-
43) leads the U16 fleet with 58 points and ranked 7th overall. Second U16 place for Swiss Viktoria Jedlinska SUI, just 2 points behind.
Let’s wait for the Finals to start tomorrow! Forecast announces 10-17 knots from West. Please check your fleet’s assignment on the Online Notice Board.
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: Thom Touw Photography.