A wonderful day full of races marked the end of the 2022 EurILCA Europa Cup POL this afternoon in Dziwnow, Poland.
Light to medium wind conditions of around 6-9 knots allowed the Race Committee to recover some of the races lost yesterday due to lack of wind, being finally 3 for the ILCA 4 and 6 for the ILCA 6 and ILCA 7. There was a 4th race completed today by the ILCA 4 yellow group but not the blue one, so it had to be discarded.
The racing started in the morning at 11:00 as per scheduled, with the last warning signals made just before the 15:00 time limit.
Many black flags were delivered within the starts today, mainly for the anxious ILCA 4 Youth sailors practicing for the 2022 EurILCA 4 Youth European Championships coming in the next days here in Dziwnow.
Strong wind in the first day, super light wind in the second and medium wind in the third day made all the 219 participants to try and enjoy of diverse sailing conditions.
After this awesome experience, the winners in all the different classes and categories were the following;
Final results – ILCA 7
We are proud to inform that one of the former EurILCA Solidarity Programme’s sailors in 2018, the Lithuanian Vejas Strelciunas LTU, is the new ILCA 7 overall and U21 champion!!! Congrats Vejas! It’s great to see our programme is being productive and helping our youth sailing community to evolve in our beloved sport.
Showing a great consistent performance (1-2-
13-2-3-6), Vejas wrapped the event on top with 14 points, followed by Jakub Halouzka CZE and Stanislaw Klimaszewski POL with 16 and 21 points respectively.
Maxime Thommen POL was the U19 champion, finishing in the fifth place overall with 33 units.
32 sailors participate of the ILCA 7 championships.
Final results – ILCA 6
The Polish sailor Filip Olszewski POL managed to lead the 46 sailor’s ILCA 6 fleet and won both the overall and U17 championships with 11 points.
After scoring two great second places today, the Polish sailor Laura Szulc POL climbed to the second place overall and crowned both U19 and Women’s champion with 25 points.
The third place overall and first Men’s U19 was for Jan Krawczyc POL with 28.
Klara Sobkzac POL and Klara Himmelova CZE completed the Women’s overall podium.
Final results – ILCA 4
ILCA 4 was the largest fleet with 141 sailors, serving them as preparation for the 2022 EurILCA 4 Youth European Championships starting in 2 days. The overall and U16 winner was finally Emilios Boeros CYP with 7 points, closely followed by the U18 winner Luca Centazzo ITA with 8. The third place overall was Paul Ulrich GER with 22.
Mirja Dohle GER was the Women’s champion, finishing fourth overall, escorted by Alise Riekstina LAT (8th overall) and Helena Jaksic CRO (10th overall). Shana Burger SUI was fourth Women and 12th in the overall ranking.
The 2022 EurILCA Europa Cup POL was the fifth event of the 2022 EurILCA Europa Cup Trophy, after the previous regattas organised in Pollensa ESP, Ostend BEL, Neuchatel SUI and Torbole ITA.
Warnemunde GER, Attersee AUT, Nechranice CZE, Tivat MNE and Hvar CRO will follow until the end of the year.
After all these 10 regattas, the Trophy’s overall winners in all 3 classes will be awarded with a brand new sail.