2024 ILCA U21 Europeans day 1 results

Race day 1 report – 2024 ILCA Under 21 Europeans

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Today marked the beginning of racing at the 2024 ILCA Under 21 European Championships & Open European Trophy in Majorca, Spain, hosted by Reial Club Nàutic Port de Pollença.

Following two days of registration and equipment inspection, culminating in the Opening ceremony, the stage was finally set for action this morning.

However, the day commenced with a one-hour postponement on shore due to lack of wind. Eventually, the first warning signal was sounded promptly at 12:00, with steady winds ranging between 10-14 knots from a direction of 65 degrees.

This year’s event boasts the participation of 202 sailors, with 137 competing in ILCA 7 and 65 in ILCA 6, representing 36 nations, including 28 from Europe.

After two races for all three fleets (one ILCA 6 and two ILCA 7), the provisional leaders are as follows.

ILCA 6 Championship

Reigning ILCA 6 Women’s Under 21 World champion Eve McMahon from Ireland is leading girl’s competition after scoring a first and a sixth, tied in 7 points with the ascendant Emma Mattivi from Italy (3-4), who has recently finished fifth overall at her first Senior Europeans in Athens and is here defending the U21 European title after winning the 2023 edition in Norway.

Lilly May Niezabitowska from Poland and Marga Perello from Spain are tied in 11 points, holding the third and fourth place respectively.

Italian sailor Maria Vitoria Arseni, recently crowned World champion at the 2024 ILCA 6 Youth Worlds in Argentina, completes the provisional Top 5, tied in 15 points with her fellow-countrywoman Ginevra Caracciolo.

Full results – ILCA 6

ILCA 7 Championship

On Men’s side it’s Rem Pulci Magen –vice World champion at the recent 2024 ILCA 6 Youth Worlds in Argentina– from Israel who’s leading the fleet with 6 points, after winning the last race and scoring a fifth in the first one.

Erik Norlen from Sweden and Theodor Middelthon from Norway come next, sharing 10 points on second and third place respectively.

Polish sailor Bartosz Andrzejak is fourth with 11.

Mark Hestbaek DEN, Ole Schweckendiek GER and Jack Eickmeyer AUS are ranked fifth to seventh with 12.

Full results – ILCA 7

Two new races are scheduled for tomorrow, with first warning signal at 12:00. Coaches meeting at 10:00.

How to follow the 2024 ILCA U21 Europeans

Racing will go on 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 are 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 aforementioned and distributed across the different platforms.

Event’s hashtag: #ILCAU21Europeans2024

Keep smiling, keep sailing
The EurILCA Team

Report by Agustín Argüelles – EurILCA | Photos by Thom Touw.

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