Medium to light winds allowed the first races to be held today at the 2022 EurILCA 4 Youth European Championships & Open European Trophy in Dziwnow, Poland.
The day started with the coaches meeting at 11:00, and 1 hour later all the fleets were allowed to go on the water. North wind of around 15 knots made the way to the courses really wavy and challenging.
Boys started their races at 13:00 on course B, while the girls did it at 13:30 on course A.
The sailing conditions unfortunately became lighter after the first starts, and continnued dropping within the whole afternoon from around 10-14 knots and 2 meters waves in the beginning to 8 knots and 1 meter wave in most part of the racing, with finally 4-5 knots in the last ones.
209 boys and 132 girls are being part of this championships, representing 34 nations from all around the World.
Race Day 2 – Girls Results – 2022 EurILCA 4 Youth Europeans
The girl’s championship is headed after 3 races by the Spanish sailor Magdalena Villalonga ESP (3-1-9), who’s leading both the Overall and U16 girl’s championships with 13 points. Only 1 point behind her come Amanda Voutilainen FIN, Evangelia Karageorgou GRE and Clara Lorenzi ITA (2nd U16) with 14. Irene de Tomas ESP is fifth overall and third U16 with 15 units.
Race Day 2 – Boys Results – 2022 EurILCA 4 Youth Europeans
The boy’s fleet could only manage to have 2 races today, and is led by the Greeks Achilleas Ghicas GRE and Panagiotis Spanos GRE with 3 and 4 points respectively. Four U16 sailors come after them on places 3rd to 6th overall: Giulio Genna ITA (5 pt), Nicolo Cassitta ITA (6 pt), Omer Vilenchik ISR (7 pt) and Nikolaos Prokopiou GRE (8 pt). Bulut Canakci TUR and Xavier Olle ESP have also 8 points. Floris Schraffordt NED and Rayene El Haddadi ITA closes the provisional overall Top 10 with 9 and 10 units respectively.
3 races are planned for tomorrow, with the first warning signal at 12:00. Coaches meeting will be at 10:00 at the hangar. The forecast announces light winds so fingers crossed.
The 2022 EurILCA 4 Youth European Championships & Open European Trophy are organised by Dziwnów Commune, “Baltic” Dziwnów Water Sports Club and EurILCA.
The event is kindly supported by West Pomerania (Pomorze Zachodnie) and sponsored by Amica, Jantar Hotel, Ripper Sailing and Marina Developer.
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