One of the most important sailing events of the year, the 2024 ILCA 6 Women’s World Championship, concluded yesterday in Mar del Plata, Argentina, organized by the Yacht Club Argentino and the International Laser Class Association.
On the sixth and final day of the championship, an east wind of approximately 12 knots held through the gold and silver fleet races. As the day progressed, the wind shifted to the northeast and gradually decreased to 7 knots, closing the Medal Race with the classic Mar del Plata breeze.
Final results – 2024 ILCA 6 Women’s World Championship
Anne Marie Rindom from Denmark was crowned Women’s World Champion in the ILCA 6 Class 2024 for the fourth time in her career (previous ones were 2015 Al Mussanah, 2019 Sakaiminato and 2022 Kemah), maintaining her lead throughout the championship and early securing the title before the final day. The current Olympic champion finished with 58 points in eleven races, sailing the Medal Race without pressure and arriving in last position.
With this fourth title, Anne Marie becomes one of the winningest sailors in history in the ILCA 6 Women’s World championships (former Laser Radial), together with Marit Bouwmeester NED (4 titles plus 4 Silver medals) and Katarzyna Szotynska POL (4 titles). Rindom got also two Bronze medals at the ILCA 6 Worlds in 2018 Aarhus and 2023 The Hague.
Next challenge for her before the Olympics will be the Senior Europeans in Athens to be held next month, from February 16th to 23rd, at Nautical Club Kalamaki. Registration for this event is open until Mon 15th of January 2024, 23:59 GMT at eurilca.eu.
The Silver medal this year was for Charlotte Rose from the United States, who finished in second place with 75 points. This is the first medal for her at the ILCA 6 Worlds. And it is also the first medal for the United States in last 8 years, after the Silver medal obtained by Paige Railey in Nayarit 2016.
The Bronze medal went to two-time ILCA 6 World champion Emma Plasschaert BEL (Gold in 2018 Aarhus and 2021 Al Mussanah), finishing three points behind Charlotte.
After 11 races and six days of competition, we are glad to see that 9 of top 10 places were finally for our European representatives!
- Anne Marie Rindom DEN
- Charlotte Rose USA
- Emma Plasschaert BEL
- Maud Jayet SUI
- Line Flem Hoest NOR
- Monika Mikkola FIN
- Maria Erdi HUN
- Maxime Jonker NED
- Josefin Olsson SWE
- Hannah Snellgrove GBR
Seven new nations qualified – Road to Paris 2024
In addition to the world championship title and medals, this event was also important for all nations that had not yet qualified for the Olympics. Seven places were at stake in Mar del Plata, and finally the following were the countries awarded with a ticket for the Paris 2024: Finland (qualified by Monika Mikkola 6th), Ireland (Eve McMahon 20th), Uruguay (Dolores Moreira 29th), Spain (Ana Moncada 34th), Brazil (Gabriella Kidd 35th), Turkey (Ecem Guzel 36th), and Mexico (Elena Oetling 37th).
Congrats to you all girls!
Non qualified European nations will have a new chance to get a place for Paris in one month at the 2024 ILCA Senior European Championships in Athens, from February 16th to 23rd. Registration for this event is open until Mon 15th of January 2024, 23:59 GMT. Click here to apply. We wait to see you all in Greece!
The EurILCA Team
Report by Agustín Argüelles – EurILCA | Photos: Matías Capizzano.