The 2022 EurILCA Senior European Championships & Open European Trophy started today at Cercle d’Organisation du Yachting de Compétition Hyèrois (COYCH) in Hyeres, France.
More than 350 sailors from 65 countries enjoyed of great sailing conditions today for the first 2 races, with winds varying from 10 to 14 knots in the beginning and 18 to 22 knots in the end.
Race day 1 – ILCA 7 provisional results
ILCA 7 is the largest fleet at these Senior Europeans in Hyeres, with 169 sailors racing in 3 fleets on course A.
After the first two races it’s the Dutch sailor Duko Bos NED who is leading the competition with 4 points (1-3), followed by the reigning 2021 Senior European champion Michael Beckett GBR (3-2) and Pavlos Kontides CYP (2-3) with 5. Jonatan Vadnai HUN (2-4) is also close with 6.
Niels Broekhuizen NED (1-8), the reigning 2022 World champion Jean Baptiste Bernaz FRA (1-10), Tonci Stipanovic CRO (9-2), Elliot Hanson GBR (8-3), Finn Lynch IRL (6-5) and Lorenzo Chiavarini ITA (5-6) complete the provisional European Top 10.
George Gautrey NZL, Ryan Lo SIN and Arthit Romanyk THA are ranked 6th, 8th and 11th in the overall European Trophy’s ranking.
Race day 1 – ILCA 6 Women provisional results
109 sailors are being part of the ILCA 6 Women’s championship, racing in 2 fleets on course B.
The reigning 2021 Senior European champion Agata Barwisnka POL had a great first day defending her title and leads the fleet with 5 points (4-1). Chiara Benini ITA (6-4) and Pernelle Michon FRA (5-5) follow her with 10.
Maud Jayet SUI (2-9) and Daisy Collingridge GBR (7-4) are also close with 6.
Vasileia Karachaliou POR (3-10), Emma Plasschaert BEL (5-8), Marit Bouwmeester NED (9-5) and Marie Barrue FRA (1-16) complete the provisional European Top 10.
Australians Mara Stransky AUS and Zoe Thomson AUS are ranked 9th and 10th overall in the European Trophy.
– Photo gallery – ILCA 6 Women
Race day 1 – ILCA 6 Men provisional results
64 is the number of ILCA 6 Men’s sailors attending these Senior Europeans in Hyeres, racing all together in one fleet on course B, starting their sequence right after the Women.
The European titles at stake are two here: the ILCA 6 Men’s Overall champion and the ILCA 6 Men’s Under 21 champion.
The Irish sailor Rocco Wright IRL is actually leading both rankings after an impecable 1-2, followed two points behind by Ben Elvin GBR (4-1). Georgios Yiasemides CYP is third overall and second U21 after scoring a 9-5.
Elia Stocco ITA (7-9) and Mario Novak CRO (12-6) complete the provisional European Top 5.
Terry Hacker GBR (6-12) is third Under 21 and 6th overall.
Tomorrow will be the second day of competition, with the first warning signal at 11:00. Six days of races are scheduled in total, with the last ones coming on Monday 21st.
How to follow the 2022 EurILCA Senior European Championships
We’ll be daily publishing a report with news and results right after the races, with links to the photo galleries and video highlights. You can also find all this information and links at any time in the event website;
– Event website – 2022 EurILCA Senior Europeans
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For further information about the competition you can also check the regatta’s documents here;
– Documents – 2022 EurILCA Senior Europeans
Keep smiling, keep sailing
The EurILCA Team