The fourth day of the 2023 ILCA Under 21 European Championships & Open European Trophy in Stavanger, Norway, turned into a prolonged waiting game, ultimately leading to the cancellation of races. According with predictions, the wind remained absent throughout the day, prompting the early display of the AP flag on shore in the morning.
With the anticipated races not materializing, participants used the opportunity to unwind by engaging in various activities like sports and card games at the club while awaiting announcements from the Race Committee (RC). However, the wind conditions never exceeded a mere 2 knots within the designated racing area. Consequently, at 15:00, the RC made the decision to hoist the AP flag over the Alpha flag, officially concluding the day’s proceedings.
This outcome means that the standings remain unchanged from the previous day. Sailors can now look forward to more races scheduled for both tomorrow and Sunday, hopeful for better wind conditions to facilitate the competition.
The ILCA 7 sailing competition is being divided now into Gold and Silver fleets. You’ll have the opportunity to track the progress of both the Gold ILCA 7 and ILCA 6 championships through online GPS tracking here: https://www.metasail.it/incoming/448/
Top 5 European sailors – ILCA 6 – Under 21
- Emma Mattivi ITA 18 pt
- Carlota Rizzardi ITA 23 pt
- Roos Wind NED 24 pt
- Alexandra Lukoyanova BUL 32 pt
- Josephine Heegard DEN 34 pt
Top 5 European sailors – ILCA 7 – Under 21
- Kai Wolgram GBR 14 pt
- Finley Dickinson GBR 19 pt
- Attilio Borio ITA 21 pt
- Enrico Tanferna ITA 22 pt
- Theodor Middelthon NOR 24 pt
Top 3 European sailors – ILCA 7 – Under 19
- Filip Olswewski POL 66 pt
- Erik Norlén SWE 67 pt
- Domenico Lamante ITA 79 pt
A total of 228 youth sailors hailing from 36 different nations around the globe are coming together to participate in this competition.
ILCA 7 is the largest fleet with 153 sailors, racing in two groups; Yellow and Blue during the Qualifying series, and Gold and Silver in the Finals.
ILCA 6 Women’s fleet is composed by 75 sailors racing all together in a single group with no color identification during the whole championship.
Apart from the Under 21 Women’s and Under 21 Men’s competitions, the ILCA 7 Under 19 title is also up for grabs at this event in Stavanger.
Racing will goes from August 8th to 13th, with 2 races scheduled per day.
How to follow the 2023 ILCA Under 21 Europeans in Stavanger
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News and reports
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For the Final Series racing, the ILCA 7 Gold fleets will be provided with GPS trackers for you to follow their races live in the following link: https://www.metasail.it/incoming/448/ All 75 ILCA 6 girls will be also provided with trackers within those days for you to follow them live.
Much more contents are being spread through our Instagram account mentioned before, plus the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/eurilca so follow us also there.
For further information about the event you can download the Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions and other documents here: https://eurilca.eu/event/276/documents
All the information and links to the different contents mentioned before you can also find them at the official event website: https://2023-under21.eurilca-europeans.org/
The 2023 ILCA Under 21 European Championships & Open European Trophy are organized by EurILCA in conjunction with Stavanger Seilforening.
The event is kindly sponsored by Rogaland Idrettskrets, Buøybakeren, REMA, IVAR, Lerøy, Repsol, Servit Catering, Kanelsnurren and Stavanger Kommune.
Let’s go sailing!
The EurILCA Team