The first warning signal on the third day of the Rooster-Monautix EurILCA European Cup and National Championship was set for 8:30 a.m. by Bence Kárpáti, the race officer. Following the schedule, the race committee left the harbor at 7:30 and headed to the course area, where winds of 10-20 degrees and 2-3 knots were recorded. After a short water postponement, the northeasterly wind slowly began to build.
The ILCA 7 class managed to organize one full and one shortened race, the ILCA 6 class one full race, while the ILCA 4 class managed to run one shortened race. Following a postponement of the race, the race director decided to continue the next day due to lack of wind. The BYC organizers welcomed the competitors with fresh apples.
In ILCA 7, Jonatan Vadnai leads the fleet of 32 boats after five races. After this season, Jonatan decided to take part in the Rooster-Monautix EurILCA European Cup and National Championships organized by his club. He has already competed in the international fleet with his brother Benjamin and the Slovakian Peter Rajsky, currently ranked 14th. Jonathan said that because the wind was small, the speed of the boats came to the foreground. Jonatan currently has 7 points and leads the fleet with 8 points ahead of his brother Benjamin, with Slovenian Luka Zabukovec in third place.
In the ILCA 6 class, Slovenian Alenka Valencic, who was second yesterday, has moved to the top of the leaderboard with today’s second place and is equal on points with Ukraine’s Ivan Antipin. Alenka Valencic: “The local conditions are perfect for me as light winds are my strong point. The starts were usually good, but I still managed to pick up a UFD. There are a lot of good sailors in the fleet and I know some of them. My rivals at the moment are the two Ukrainian boys and a Hungarian, Soma Sigmond (BYC). Hopefully, tomorrow will be two more good races.”
In the ILCA 4 class, the Ukrainian Dmytro Svishchov came top of the results list with his position today. Dmytro is here in Hungary for the first time and this is his first race on Lake Balaton. Before that, his first-ever European Cup appearance was last week’s race in Serbia. Dmytro Svishchov: “The fleet is very strong, I’ve met some of them in the big races, we had good fights.” Second place goes to Péter Schriffert (MVM SE) with 17 points and third to Benedek Héder with 21 points. The ILCA 4 fleet is one race away from the National Championship, so the race committee has changed tomorrow’s schedule as follows: the ILCA 4 class will be given the first warning signal at 8:30 a.m., while the two larger classes will be given the first warning signal at 10:00 a.m. and 10:07 a.m.
About the EurILCA Europa Cup Trophy
The EurILCA Europa Cup Trophy is a series of regattas run throughout the year in various stunning venues across Europe. The competition is open to all sailors, starting from 12 years old, on all rigs (ILCA 7, ILCA 6 and ILCA 4). All info here.
Source: Berta Böröcz | Photos by Áron Szántó.