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ILCA Youth Worlds Completed In Lake Geneva

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    Arco (ITALY) – Lake Garda delivered spectacular conditions for the penultimate day of the 2021 ILCA 6 Youth Worlds in Arco, Italy. With south winds of 12-15 knots, 374 of the world’s best boys and girls sailors completed two more races in the for the championship.

    Ireland’s Eve McMahon moved back into the top spot in the girls division with another pair of top-10 finishes in the fresh breeze and short chop. Czech sailor Alessia Palanti is just three points behind McMahon, leading up to what might prove to be an exciting final day for the championship.

    Mattia Cesana of Italy continues to top the boy’s division, and with two fourth place finishes on the day, Cesana now enjoys a 15 point lead over American Chapman Petersen heading into the final day. Brazil’s Mathias Reimer found the stronger breeze to his liking, moving quickly up the standings into 13th overall after posting an impressive 1, 2 score line for the day


    2021 ILCA 6 Youth Worlds – Day Four
    Arco (ITALY) – Two races were completed under classic Lake Garda conditions for the first day of Final’s Series racing at the 2021 ILCA 6 Youth Worlds. With clear skies and 12-15 knot winds, the sailors were treated to a beautiful day on the water.

    In the girls Gold Fleet a new leader emerged as Czech sailor, Alessia Palanti, posted an impressive 1, 2 on the day to take the overall lead by five points over Ireland’s Eve McMahon.

    In the boy’s division, local favorite Mattia Cesana has moved into the overall lead and currently sits on a nine point lead over USA’s Chapman Petersen in second place overall. Petersen has sailed a very consistent series so far and holds the lowest discard score of the top-ten sailors, which sets him up well for the rest of the championship.

    Arco (ITALY) – With south winds from 5-15 knots, the qualifying series is now complete after three days of racing in the 2021 ILCA 6 Youth World Championships on Lake Garda. All fleets have completed five races and the Gold Fleet is now set for the six championship series contests scheduled over the next three days. At the midway point in the regatta, leaders are starting to emerge from the pack in both the girls and boys divisions, but scores are still very tight.

    In the Girls Division, Eve McMahon of Ireland maintains a three-point lead over Czech sailor Alessia Palanti. Both sailors have been very consistent with all top-10 finishes so far.

    In the Boys Division, American Robby Meek emerged at the top of the standings, posting two second place finishes on the day. Meek is now tied with local favorite, Mattia Cesana, of Italy with six points overall.

    With the championship fleets now determined, the racing will certainly become more competitive for the remainder of the series. Moderate south winds are forecasted, which will no doubt challenge both the sailors and the race officials over the next few days.


    2021 ILCA 6 Youth Worlds – Day Two
    Arco (ITALY) – It was a tough day on the water for the Race Committee at the 2021 ILCA 6 Youth Worlds in northern Lake Garda. With a less than promising forecast, the committee sent the sailors afloat three hours early to try to grab the last of a dying north breeze.

    The plan worked well, allowing five of the six fleets to complete their third qualifying series race. Unfortunately, the boys Red Fleet failed to complete a race as the wind began to shut off completely, putting that group one race behind in the series after two days of racing.

    With the wind quickly dying, the Race Committee had no choice but to abandon all races in progress and send the sailors back to shore. Passing thunderstorms soon made the decision obvious to cancel racing for the day.

    Both girls fleets were able to complete one race today with a few sailors now looking to separate in front of the pack in the overall standings. Ireland’s Eve McMahon posted another solid score to lead the girls division after three races. McMahon is followed closely by Anja Von Allmen of Switzerland and Czech sailor Alessia Palanti.

    Because of the unequal number of races in the boys division the overall results cannot be calculated, but a few names appear to be rising to the top of the leader board. American Chapman Petersen won his Green Fleet race today and now sits with only five points after three races and is clearly in a good position in the standings. Sebastian Kempe of Bermuda and Hidde Schraffordt from the Netherlands are also sailing very consistently with 11.2 and 15 points respectively.

    Qualifying series racing continues tomorrow with a more promising forecast. The boys Red Fleet are now scheduled to start first tomorrow with hopes of making up their lost race.



    Provisional results after nine races:

    Girls Division:
    1. Eve Mcmahon (IRL) 23 Pts.
    2. Alessia Palanti (CZE) 26 Pts.
    3. Anja Von Allmen (SUI) 48 Pts.
    4. Sara Savelli (ITA) 52 Pts.
    5. Carlotta Rizzardi (ITA) 58 Pts.
    6. Amaya Escudero (USA) 58 Pts.
    7. Marissa Ijben (NED) 58 Pts.
    8. Maria Martinez (ESP) 59 Pts.
    9. Marga Perello (ESP) 73 Pts.
    10. Pia Conradi (GER) 77 Pts.

    Boys Division:
    1. Mattia Cesana (ITA) 21 Pts.
    2. Chapman Petersen (USA) 36 Pts.
    3. Sebastian Kempe (BER) 49.2 Pts.
    4. Martin Verhulst (SUI) 51 Pts.
    5. Oskar Madonich (UKR) 66 Pts.
    6. Lorenzo Predari (ITA) 69 Pts.
    7. Robby Meek (USA) 75 Pts.
    8. Iasonas Kefallonitis (GRE) 77 Pts.
    9. Przemyslaw Machowski (POL) 78 Pts.
    10. Yogev Alcalay (ISR) 86 Pts.

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