2023 Youth Sailing Worlds results Europe

Europe takes all 6 medals at the Youth Sailing Worlds in Brazil

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The 2023 Youth Sailing World Championships concluded yesterday in Buzios, Brazil, with a remarkable performance by European representatives who clinched all six medals in the ILCA class.

Women’s results – 2023 ILCA 6 Youth Sailing Worlds

Dutch sailor Roos Wind NED emerged victorious in the ILCA 6 Women’s fleet with 32 points. Despite a strong challenge from the reigning World and European champion Emma Mattivi ITA, who secured the second spot with 36 points, Roos displayed resilience after a tough start. She rebounded from a BFD in the first race to control the subsequent races, winning five out of the eight.

This marks Roos’s first Gold medal in main championships, following her Bronze in the 2022 Youth Sailing Worlds, held in Scheveningen, and Bronze in the recent 2023 ILCA 6 Youth Worlds in Dziwnow. She also secured Silver in the 2023 ILCA 6 Youth Europeans in Gdynia.

“Today I had a very good day on the water with two race wins and a really fun day here in Brazil, racing again all the best people of the world and Buzios is a really amazing place for sail events like this”, declared Roos after the penultimate day of competition. Same performance she repeated in the last day by also winning both races.

Bronze medal was for Irish sailor Sienna Wright IRL, only 1 point behind Emma. Sienna have also showed a great performance this year, being Silver medalist in both 2023 World and European ILCA 6 Under 17 championships.

Petra Marendic CRO and Adriana Castro Nuñez ESP completed the World Top 5.


  1. Roos Wind NED 32 pt
  2. Emma Mattivi ITA 36 pt
  3. Sienna Wright IRL 37 pt
  4. Petra Marendic CRO 43 pt
  5. Adriana Castro Nuñez ESP 51 pt
  6. Sophie Zimmerman PER 76 pt
  7. Isabel Busch ARG 86 pt
  8. Annelie Friis Jensen DEN 88 pt
  9. Romi Safin EST 88 pt
  10. Viktoria Jedlinska SUI 92 pt

Full results


Final results – Men – 2023 ILCA 6 Youth Worlds

Reigning 2023 ILCA 6 Youth World and European champion Mattia Cesana ITA continued his dominance, securing first place in Brazil with 45 points.

Although he won only 2 of the 9 races, his impressive consistency gave him a 15-point lead over second-place Luka Zabukovec SLO with 60 points.

Luka earned his second Silver medal at the Youth Sailing Worlds, having previously won the same prize in Mussanah, Oman, in 2021.

Portuguese Joao Pontes POR claimed the Bronze medal, winning the last race and finishing third with 63 points.

Hidde Schraffordt NED and Erik Norlén SWE completed the World Top 5.


  1. Mattia Cesana ITA 45 pt
  2. Luka Zabukovec SLO 60 pt
  3. Joao Pontes POR 63 pt
  4. Hidde Schraffordt NED 68 pt
  5. Erik Norlén SWE 78 pt
  6. Felipe Mallmann BRA 80 pt
  7. David Ponseti Mesquida ESP 86 pt
  8. Omer Vered Vilenchik ISR 86 pt
  9. Lovre Bakotic CRO 92 pt
  10. Ramon Frene ARG 98 pt

Full results


Report by Agustín Argüelles / EuriLCA | Photos by Gabriel Heusi / World Sailing.

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