2024 ILCA Senior Europeans day 5

Race day 5 report – 2024 ILCA Senior European Championships

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On the fifth day of competition, favorable and consistent wind conditions of 8-12 knots finally arrived to Athens, enabling all fleets to complete three new races late in the afternoon.

As a result, the ILCA 6 Women’s Championships now boast a total of six races, meeting the minimum requirement for the championship to be considered valid to allocate two new European spots for the Olympics.

Viktorija Andrulyte from Lithuania and Elena Vorobeva from Croatia secured these coveted spots, thus qualifying their respective countries for Paris 2024. Congratulations to both sailors!

With six races completed, the ILCA 6 Women’s fleet will proceed to sail a Medal race tomorrow, determining the new 2024 ILCA Senior European medalists.

Meanwhile, spots in the ILCA 7 category remain undecided. Only five races have been completed so far, and competitors will take to the water tomorrow with hopes of completing three new races, or at least one, to finalize the allocation of Olympic spots.

Provisional results – ILCA 7

Speaking about the Olympic spots up for grabs, among the contenders is Omer Vered Vilenchik from Israel, the current leader of the ILCA 7 championship.

Despite being just 17 years old, Vilenchik has demonstrated remarkable skill, particularly in the previous light wind conditions where he achieved impressive results (5-2). Today, he continued his strong performance by clinching victory in the first race and securing another commendable result (1-22-5).

Top 5 – Senior Europeans:

  1. Omer Vered Vilenchik ISR 13 pt
  2. Alessio Spadoni ITA 18 pt
  3. Eduardo Marques POR 19 pt
  4. Dimitri Peroni ITA 21 pt
  5. Valtteri Uusitalo FIN 21 pt

Top 5 – Olympic qualification:

  1. Omer Vered Vilenchik ISR 13 pt
  2. Zan Luka Zelko SLO 23 pt
  3. Oskar Madonich UKR 27 pt
  4. Georgios Papadakos GRE 33 pt
  5. Karl Martin Rammo EST 35 pt

Full results – ILCA 7

Provisional results – ILCA 6 Women

The Women’s Senior European championship has a new leader, and it’s none other than Maria Erdi from Hungary, the reigning 2023 World champion. Following six consistently strong performances, she now leads the fleet with 19 points, edging ahead of the overnight leader Viktorija Andrulyte from Lithuania, who sits at 21 points. Louise Cervera, the next French Olympic representative, holds third place with 25 points.

It was a wonderful day. The first race was just amazing. I had a good start, good tactic, and then I did a good stuff on the speed, and I was really first from far away so I was happy. On the second race the same, I finished fifth, so it was really cool. The last one I did a bit shitty starts, so it was difficult for me but, it’s ok, I’m really happy about the day – Louise Cervera FRA.

Top 5 – Senior Europeans:

  1. Maria Erdi HUN 19 pt
  2. Viktorija Andrulyte LTU 21 pt
  3. Louise Cervera FRA 25 pt
  4. Elena Vorobeva CRO 29 pt
  5. Anne Marie Rindom DEN 33 pt

Full results – ILCA 6 Women

Provisional results – ILCA 6 Men

There have been shifts in the top positions of the ILCA 6 Men’s fleet today, as Marios Stathas from Greece now sits at the helm with 23 points. Following closely behind is his compatriot Vassilis Koukodis in second place with 36 points. Dionysios Kalpogiannakis, also from Greece, rounds out the provisional podium with 38 points. Notably, all three sailors are youths, making them leaders in the Under 21 championship category as well.

Top 5 – Senior Europeans:

  1. Marios Stathas GRE 23 pt
  2. Vassilis Koukodis GRE 36 pt
  3. Dionysios Kalpogiannakis GRE 38 pt
  4. Nikolas Komianos GRE 39 pt
  5. Alexandros Eleftheriadis GRE 42 pt

Full results – ILCA 6 Men

The plan for last day tomorrow is conducting three races for the ILCA 7, one for the ILCA 6 Men, one for the ILCA 6 Women Gold, one for the ILCA 6 Women Silver, and a Medal Race for the ILCA 6 Women’s Top 10. First warning signal scheduled at 11:00. Coaches meeting at 09:00.

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Partners and Sponsors

The 2024 ILCA Senior European Championships & Open European Trophy are supported by:

Official Partners: Cosmote – Official Technology Partner; In the loop, an initiative of the Thrace Group – Official Sustainability Partner; and the Region of Attica.

Main Sponsors: Cosmorama, Nea Marina Alimos, Coral, and Saxdor Yachts.

Communication Sponsors: COSMOTE TV and Kathimerini.

Sponsors: Paralos, Plangton First, All4sailing.com, Biamar, Fishing Mania, Lifemat, Aside, Zhik, Special Solidarity Unit, PD Contruction, Hellenic ILCA Class, Kavas, Sailways, and AVANTI and Caramondani Hellas.

Keep smiling, keep sailing
The EurILCA Team

Report by Agustín Argüelles – EurILCA | Photos by Matías Capizzano.

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