The racing kicked off today at the 2023 ILCA 6 Youth European Championships & Open European Trophy in Gdynia, Poland, marking the beginning of an exciting competition.
Both the sailors and the Race Committee faced a multitude of challenges due to the unpredictable and changeable weather conditions. The day proved to be a test of skill and adaptability as the participants contended with a mix of rain, clouds, and intermittent sunshine. The weather exhibited a pattern of instability, with sudden shifts and fluctuations. Consequently, there were instances where races had to be abandoned due to either significant wind drops or drastic shifts in wind direction. As a result, participants experienced prolonged waiting periods while new procedures were being arranged to ensure fair racing conditions.
After spending all the afternoon on water dealing with the elements, the following are the first provisional results;
Tomorrow’s schedule includes three new races for all boys’ fleets and the girls’ blue group, as well as two races for the girls’ yellow group. The first warning signal is set to be given at 13:00, while the coaches’ meeting is scheduled for 11:00.
The competition will continue until Wednesday, July 19th, when we will gather to celebrate the crowning of the new 2023 ILCA 6 Youth European champions.
How to follow the 2023 ILCA 6 Youth Europeans in Poland
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For the Final Series racing, the Gold fleets will be provided with GPS trackers for you to follow their races live in the following link: https://www.metasail.it/incoming/434/
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For further information about the event you can download the Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions and other documents here: https://eurilca.eu/event/244/documents
All the information and links to the different contents mentioned before you can also find them at the official event website: https://2022-ilca6youth.eurilca-europeans.org/
The 2023 ILCA 6 Youth European Championships & Open European Trophy are organized as part of Gdynia Sailing Days by EurILCA in cooperation with the Polish Yachting Association, Pomorskie Voivodeship self-government, Ministry of Sport and Tourism and Gdynia City with Gdynia Sports Center.
The Gdynia Sailing Days is kindly sponsored by Bank Pekao SA, Port of Gdynia Authority SA, ORLEN SA, Polski Holding Nieruchomości, Marina Yacht Park, STU ERGO Hestia, Garmin Polska, Herbelin Watches, Ziaja Ltd Zakład Produkcji Leków, Blue Media, Chocian Sailing, ClickMeeting, KINDER Joy of moving, Sztorm Grupa, Polish National Foundation, Fundacja Agencji Rozwoju Przemysłu, Polish Chamber of Marine Industry nad Water Sports – POLBOAT, Polska Liga Żeglarska, Pomorski Związek Żeglarski, YKP Gdynia, Unique Boutique, WWF Polska, and media: RMF FM, Anywhere, Wirtualna Polska, Express Biznesu, Forbes Yachting, Prestiż Magazyn Trójmiejski, Tawerna Skipperów, Trojmiasto.pl, Żeglarski.info, nowezagle.pl, TVP3 Gdańsk, TVP Sport.
The Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship took the honorary patronage over projects.
Let’s go sailing!
The EurILCA Team