Race day 1 2022 EurILCA Under 21 Europeans

Race day 1 in Hourtin – 2022 EurILCA Under 21 Europeans

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The first day of races concluded today in Hourtin, where the 2022 EurILCA Under 21 European Championships & Open European Trophy are being held. The event is organised by Club Voile Hourtin Medoc with the support of the Municipality of Hourtin.

171 youth sailors from 36 countries are being part of this competition: 61 girls in the ILCA 6 fleet and 110 boys in the ILCA 7.

The first warning signal was programmed to be at 1100 this morning, but due to the lack of wind the fleets had to wait ashore until 1300 when they were allowed to launch their boats.

The first set of races for all three groups started around 1430. Light and shifty winds from 3-10 knots prevailed during the whole afternoon, however all scheduled races could be completed.

ILCA 6 results – 2022 EurILCA U21 Europeans

Marilena Makri CYP – recent Olympic representative for Cyprus in Tokyo– was the winner of the first race, followed by the Italian sailor Sara Savelli ITA. The third place was for the recent Olympic representative for Israel Shai Kakon ISR.

The second women’s race was won by the Croatian sailor Ursula Balas CRO, followed by Turkish Zulal Erkan TUR and Cristina Castellanos GUA.

The overall leader after these 2 races is the Spanish sailor Claudia Adan Lledo ESP (5-6) with 11 points, followed by Carla De Carina CRO (4-10) and Shai Kakon ISR (3-13).


ILCA 6 full results here.

ILCA 7 results – 2022 EurILCA U21 Europeans

The 110 men’s fleet was divided in two groups. In the yellow one the first race was for the French sailor Theo Peyre FRA, followed by Peruvian Stefano Viale PER and Paul Morvan FRA.

The Spanish sailor Adolfo Virgili ESP was the winner of the first race among the blue group, followed by Dutch Paul Hameeteman NED and Drew Barnes GBR.

After both races it’s Paul Hameeteman NED (2-2) who leads the championship with 4 points, followed by the French sailors Paul Morvan FRA (3-7) and Paul Veron FRA (4-8) with 10 and 12 units respectively.

Arthur Farley GBR (18-5) leads the Men’s U19 championship on place 13th.


ILCA 7 full results here.

Two new races are coming tomorrow with the first warning signal at 1300. Coaches meeting at 1100.

Keep smiling, keep sailing!
The EurILCA Team


How to follow the 2022 EurILCA U21 Europeans

We’re streaming all the action and races live in our Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/eurilca/ – We suggest you to follow us in order to receive instant notifications when we’re live!

Races you can also follow them live through the GPS tracking: https://www.metasail.it/incoming/277/

A daily report with news and results, photos and videos will be published here: https://eurilca.org/2022-eurilca-u21-europeans-news/

Photos are being daily uploaded to our Smugmug account: https://eurilca.smugmug.com/2022-European-Championships/2022-EurILCA-U21-Europeans – They are all free to be downloaded and used for editorial purposes specifically related with this event. For any other purpose please contact the photographer at thomtouw@me.com

Video highlights and interviews we’re publishing them on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/eurilcachannel – We suggest you to subscribe to it to receive instant notifications when we upload them.

Much more live news and contents will be spread through the Instagram account mentioned above, plus the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/eurilca so stay tuned!

For further information about the event you can download the Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions and other documents here: https://eurilca.eu/event/240/documents

All this information and links to the different contents mentioned before you can also find them at the official event website here: https://2022-under21.eurilca-europeans.org/


Report by Agustín Argüelles | Cover photo by Thom Touw.

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