2024 ILCA Under 21 Europeans preview

2024 ILCA Under 21 European Championships Preview

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The 2024 ILCA Under 21 European Championships & Open European Trophy will kick off on Saturday 16th March at Reial Club Nàutic Port de Pollença in Majorca, Spain, with the first day of registration and equipment inspection.

This year, the competition will feature the participation of 201 sailors, with 136 competing in ILCA 7 and 65 in ILCA 6, representing 35 nations, with 28 of them hailing from Europe.

Spain and Italy will boast the largest fleets, each with 30 sailors.

Twelve races (two per day) are scheduled from Monday 18th to Saturday 23rd.

The Opening Ceremony will take place on Sunday 17th at 18:00.

ILCA 7 Championship Preview

Many talented young European sailors will grace the starting line in ILCA 7, including the U19 and U21 2022 ILCA 7 World champion Ole Schweckendiek from Germany; or Omer Vered Vilenchik from Israel, who recently secured his country’s qualification for Paris 2024 by finishing 8th overall at the 2024 ILCA Senior Europeans in Athens.

Mattia Cesana from Italy, who clinched three ILCA 6 Youth Gold medals last year (Youth Sailing Worlds in Buzios, Brazil; 2023 ILCA Worlds in Dziwnow, Poland; and 2023 ILCA Europeans in Gdynia, Poland), is another sailor to watch as he transitions to the ILCA 7 rig.

Joining them are skilled sailors like Lorenzo Mayer from France, Arthur Farley from Great Britain, Yogev Alcalay from Israel, Hidde Schraffordt from the Netherlands, Theodor Middelthon from Norway, Joao Pontes from Portugal, Luka Zabukovec from Slovenia, or Erik Norlen from Sweden, seeking to strengthen their initial performances or making their first step in ILCA 7.

– Complete list of entries

ILCA 6 Championship Preview

The Women’s championship will also feature several top youth sailors on the circuit, including the current Under 21 World champion Eve McMahon from Ireland, the newly crowned 2024 Youth World champion Maria Vitoria Arseni from Italy, or the defending U21 European titleholder and recently fifth overall at her first Senior Europeans Emma Mattivi, also from Italy.

The local fleet will also boast a strong representation of World and European youth medalists, including Claudia Adan Lledo, Irene de Tomas Perello or Adriana Castro Nuñez.

– Complete list of entries


How to follow the 2024 ILCA U21 Europeans

The 2024 ILCA Under 21 European Championships & Open European Trophy will start on March 16th, with two days allocated for registration and measurement, followed by a Welcome Ceremony and Buffet meal on Sunday 17th.

Racing is scheduled to commence on Monday 18th, with the first warning signal at 11:00. Two races are scheduled per day until Friday, the 23rd, when the winners will be announced and presented with prizes during the Closing ceremony.

To ensure you catch every exciting moment on the water, we’ll be streaming all the action through EurILCA’s Instagram and Facebook accounts. Additionally, for the last three days, we’ll provide GPS tracking for live race coverage.

Furthermore, we recommend joining the Info channel on Telegram for instant notifications, and subscribing to EurILCA’s newsletter to receive our daily reports, including links to results and photos, directly in your email inbox.

Stay tuned to the event’s website for updates and links to all content distributed across various platforms.

Event’s hashtag: #ILCAU21Europeans2024

Keep smiling, keep sailing
The EurILCA Team

Report by Agustín Argüelles – EurILCA | Cover photo: Thom Touw (archive 2023 edition).

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