Racing started today at the 2023 ILCA 4 Youth European Championships & Open European Trophy.
Strong wind of 16 to 20 knots (23 knots in the gusts) enlightened the beginning of the competition here in Cádiz, Spain.
First warning signal was planned to be at 10:00 but the wind only arrived around 12:00. Sailors had to wait on water for those hours and finally started racing at 12:30. Champagne conditions then allowed both scheduled races to run straight forward and all participants were on shore again around 15:00, where they could finally relax and enjoy of a full meal at the tent.
Girl´s results – 2023 ILCA 4 Youth Europeans
With two 2nd places in the yellow fleet the Ukranian sailor Alina Shapovalova UKR is leading the girl´s championship with 4 points, followed by Isabella Mendoza USA and Kristyna Flosmanova CZE with 5 and 6.
Close to the leaders are Amelie Swen NED, Hermionie Ghicas GRE, Irene Perello ESP and Linda Dokoupilova CZE with 8 units. Hermionie is also the Under 16 leader, followed by Laura Benitez ESP and Hanna Rogowska POL on places 10th and 12th overall respectively.
Boy´s results – 2023 ILCA 4 Youth Europeans
Max Cheli FRA and Nicolo Cassita ITA are tied in 2 points in top of boy´s standings after winning both of the races in the yellow and blue groups.
Very close to them come Emilios Boeros CYP and Salvatore Falchi ITA with 3 and 4 units respectively.
On fifth place overall appears the Under 16 leader Manuel Vos ITA with 5 points. Levian Büscher GER and Mattia Di Lorenzo ITA are 2nd and 3rd Under 16 on places 10th and 16th overall.
The championships will continue tomorrow with two new scheduled races. First warning signal at 11:00. Coaches meeting at 09:00.
Almost 400 young sailors from 39 nations from all around the World are being part of this competition, organised by Ayuntamiento de Cádiz, Instituto Municipal del Deporte de Cádiz, Real Federación Española de Vela and EurILCA.
The event is supported by Federación Andaluza de Vela, Consejería de Sostenibilidad, Medio Ambiente y Economía Azul and Universidad de Cádiz, and kindly sponsored by Eléctrica de Cádiz, Aguas de Cádiz and Cupra Automoción Terry.
Races will go until Saturday 22nd, when we´ll meet our new 2023 ILCA 4 Youth European champions.
For further information please visit the event website: 2023-ilca4youth.eurilca-europeans.org
How to follow the 2022 EurILCA 4 Youth Europeans in Cádiz
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For the Final Series racing we’ll be also providing GPS tracking in the following link: https://www.metasail.it/incoming/386/
News and reports
A daily report with news and results, photos and videos will be published here, https://2023-ilca4youth.eurilca-europeans.org/news-feed/
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Video highlights and interviews we’ll be publishing them in our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/eurilcachannel – We suggest you to subscribe to it to receive instant notifications when we upload them.
We´ll also spread live news and contents in our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/eurilca so stay tuned!
Event hashtag: #ilca4youtheuropeans2023
Let’s go sailing!
The EurILCA Team