race day 5 2021 EurILCA Senior Europeans

Race day 5 report – 2021 EurILCA Senior Europeans

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Fifth day in a row with excellent sailing conditions at the 2021 EurILCA Senior European Championships & Open European Trophy in Varna, Bulgaria. Strong wind and a big swell (plus cold weather and rain) challenged one more time our brave sailors strengths.

The racing started at 11:00 this morning as per scheduled, with the ILCA 7 Gold and Silver fleets coming first.

The ILCA 6 Women and ILCA 6 Men classes were called to start their first races at 14:00, but when they arrived to the course the Race Committee was preparing a third race for the ILCA 7 so they had to wait for a while to start. When it was finally the girl’s turn, the anxiety on this fleet showed up again with half of the fleet over the line, so the RC was forced to ask for a general recall and try a new start with a black flag.

But in between, the ILCA 7 Silver fleet was coming to their inner loop’s gate so the ILCA 6 races were delayed a little bit more.

Finally both ILCA 6 fleets could have 2 new races so all the 3 classes are counting 9 now in total on their scores before the last day coming tomorrow.

Day 5 results – 2021 EurILCA Senior Europeans

After a bad first race today, the overnight ILCA 7 leader Michael Beckett GBR (11-2-1) could finally collect two great results on the last ones and secured the provisional first position with 30 points.

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Michael Beckett GBR leading the 2021 Senior Europeans in Varna.

Pavlos Kontides CYP (8-1-12), Filip Jurisic CRO (1-11-3) and Jonatan Vadnai HUN (3-6-4) are close with 34, 39 and 43 points respectively so nothing is said yet. Maxim Nikolaev RUS and Lorenzo Chiavarini GBR are fifth and sixth with 52 and 54.

Even for the marks was hard to stand the strong weather today. Pavlos Kontides CYP behind in the shower.

The Women’s championship changed hands for a second consecutive day today, being now the Polish sailor Agata Barwinska POL (3-1) who heads the competition with 38 points. 22 points behind is now the overnight first Basileia Carahaliou GRE (18-15) with 60. Third place for the previous days leader Line Flem Host NOR (27-4) with 70.

Maxime Jonker NED (13-2) is fourth, only one point behind Line. French sailor Louise Cervera FRA (5-14) is fifth with 81. Ascending Hannah Anderssohn GER (6-3) is sixth with 98.

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Great comeback of Hannah Andersohn GER now on place 6th.

Daisy Collingridge GBR, Elena Borobeva CRO, Anna Munch DEN and Marie Barrue FRA complete the provisional European Top 10.

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Stipe Gaspic CRO (1-2) is close to be the new 2021 ILCA 6 Men’s European champion, comfortably leading the competition with 13 points after 9 races. The second place overall and first Under 21 place is now for previously fourth Oskar Madonich UKR (2-1) with 30. Third place overall and second U21 for Umut Eyriparmak TUR (5-10) with 35. Jason Kefallonitis GRE (9-6) is fourth overall and third U21 with 41.


Two last races are planned for tomorrow, starting at 11:00 on this sequence: ILCA 7 Gold – ILCA 6 Women’s Gold – ILCA 6 Men’s – ILCA 7 Silver. More information at the Official Notice Board.

After this races we’ll finally know our new 2021 EurILCA Senior European champions!

This competition is organized by EurILCA in conjunction with SC Cherno More Briz, the Bulgarian Sailing Federation, the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Municipality of Varna. The event is supported by Port of Varna.


Full results here.

Photos here.


How to follow the 2021 EurILCA Senior Europeans

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Report by Agustín Argüelles – EurILCA | Photos by Hrvoje Duvancic.

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