2024 ILCA 4 Youth Europeans day 4

Day 4 report – 2024 ILCA 4 Youth Europeans

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The breeze has finally graced Izola, Slovenia, on the fourth day of races at the 2024 ILCA 4 Youth European Championships & Open European Trophy.

The day commenced with nearly an hour of postponement on shore, followed by another hour on water due to a lack of wind. However, around 13:30, a strong breeze swept in, filling both courses with 15-20 knots.

The Boys’ red and Girls’ yellow groups kicked off the sequence today, with their first race starting around 13:55. Subsequently, all other five groups joined in.

The wind maintained its strength throughout the day, even intensifying by late afternoon, posing additional challenges for the young and courageous sailors during the third set of races.

The current was also very strong today, adding an extra layer of challenge throughout the races, specially rounding mark 1.

With three new races completed and all seven fleets accumulating five scores each, the competition now transitions to the Final series, where sailors will compete in Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Emerald groups.

With two more days of action to come, provisional leaders are as per follows.

Girl’s provisional results

There’s a new leader in the Girls’ overall championship, and that’s Feline Van Ede NED from the Netherlands.

With an outstanding performance today, scoring 1-1-2, she’s now tied at 9 points with overnight leader Sara Lacko HUN from Hungary (4-9-2). Taking the third place overall is the Under 16 leader Gabriela Morell ESP (14-5-6) with 17.

Leanne Turrin SUI and Amber Knape NED complete the provisional U16 podium in the 14th and 20th place overall respectively.

Girl’s full results here.

Boy’s provisional results

The Boys’ overall championship also sees a new leader, with Juan Bennassar ESP from Spain taking the top spot. With consistent performances, including two top 10 finishes and a 19th place today (4-2-19), he now sits at the top with 13 points, just one point ahead of Lorenzo Ghirotti ITA (6-2-2) from Italy. Archie Munro-Price GBR from Great Britain (5-1-3) holds the third place overall with 16.

Boys’ Under 16 championship is led now by Erik Scheidt LTU from Lithuania (1-14-20) with 23 points in the 8th place overall. He’s followed by the overnight overall leader Nathan Wehrle FRA (11-13-14) and Francesco Tesser ITA (17-5-26) with 26 and 27 units respectively.

Boy’s full results here.

Three new races are planned for tomorrow, with the first warning signal at 11:00. Coaches meeting at 09:00.

You’re invited to follow the Gold fleets live through the GPS tracking: https://www.metasail.com/incoming/529/

How to follow the 2024 ILCA 4 Youth Europeans

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

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: #ILCA4YouthEuropeans2024

Keep smiling, keep sailing
The EurILCA Team

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

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