2024 ILCA U21 Europeans day 5 results

Race day 5 report – 2024 ILCA Under 21 Europeans

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The fifth day of competition concluded today at the 2024 ILCA Under 21 European Championships & Open European Trophy in Majorca, Spain, organised by Reial Club Nàutic de Pollença.

The day started with a two hours postponement onshore due to lack of wind. Sailors were only called to the water for their first race of the day at 13:10, with a 10-knot breeze blowing from the East.

All three fleets had a clear start and commenced racing consecutively. However, the breeze gradually diminished, leading the Race Committee to shorten the course. Only the ILCA 6 fleet completed the original course, with the first boat crossing the finish line after 59 minutes.

With 9 races completed and just one day of competition remaining, the new leaders are as follows.

ILCA 6 Championship

Polish sailor Lilly May Niezabitowska POL continues to show a solid performance. By finishing eighth today in the single race, she further extended the lead over her nearest rival. As the competition enters its final day, she now holds 41 points, a significant 31 points fewer than the second-placed Emma Mattivi ITA from Italy.

Spanish sailor Claudia Adan Lledo ESP is also well-placed for the final day with 82 points and benefiting from a lower discard (30 points compared to Emma’s 45 or Lilly’s 38).

Alice Ruperto ITA (2nd today) and Marga Perello ESP complete the provisional Top 5 with 97 and 99 points respectively.

European Top 10 after 9 races

  1. Lilly May Niezabitowska POL 41 pt
  2. Emma Mattivi ITA 72 pt
  3. Claudia Adan Lledo ESP 82 pt
  4. Alice Ruperto ITA 97 pt
  5. Marga Perello ESP 99 pt
  6. Ginevra Caracciolo ITA 109 pt
  7. Alina Shapovalova UKR 111 pt
  8. Eve McMahon IRL 120 pt
  9. Pia Conradi GER 122 pt
  10. Linda Dokoupilova CZE 127 pt

Full results – ILCA 6

ILCA 7 Championship

There’s a new leader in the men’s championship, as Italian sailor Enrico Tanferna ITA has surpassed overnight leader Ole Schweckendiek GER for the first time in the event. They are now only separated by two points and have similar discards: 64 and 54 respectively. With 66 and 68 points, they are not far away of third and fourth-ranked sailors Lorenzo Mayer FRA and Rem Pulci Magen ISR, which they have 77 and 79 points respectively. Rem is also contending for the Under 19 medals, currently holding the Gold position.

Slovenian Luka Zabukovec SLO, who secured second place today, is actually vice U19 leader with 99 points in the fifth place overall. The third spot in the Under 19 category belongs to Filip Olszewski from Poland, who is ranked eleventh overall with 134 units.

European Top 10 after 9 races

  1. Enrico Tanferna ITA 66 pt
  2. Ole Schweckendiek GER 68 pt
  3. Lorenzo Mayer FRA 77 pt
  4. Rem Pulci Magen ISR 79 pt
  5. Luka Zabukovec SLO 99 pt
  6. Yogev Alcalay ISR 106 pt
  7. Arthur Farley GBR 115 pt
  8. Joao Pontes POR 126 pt
  9. Mattia Cesana ITA 134 pt
  10. Massimiliano Antoniazzi ITA 134 pt

Full results – ILCA 7

Three races are scheduled for tomorrow, with first warning signal at 12:00. Coaches meeting at 10:00.

Let’s wait to see who will be the new 2024 ILCA Under 21 European medalists!

How to follow the 2024 ILCA Under 21 Europeans

Racing will go on until Saturday, the 23rd, when the winners will be announced and presented with prizes during the Closing ceremony.

To ensure you catch every exciting moment on the water, we are streaming all the action through EurILCA’s Instagram and Facebook accounts. Additionally, for the last three days, we’ll provide GPS tracking for live race coverage.

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Keep smiling, keep sailing
The EurILCA Team

Report by Agustín Argüelles – EurILCA | Photos by Thom Touw.

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