Two sailed races on the first day of the 2022 EurILCA Master European Championships – L’Escala, Spain

  • 9/October/2022
  • Category: Regattas

Photos: Thom Touw

Today, Sunday, October 9, the 2022 EurILCA Master European Championships has opened the scoreboards with two races held in the two regatta areas located in the Sea of Empúries.

The wind has arrived late, so the fleet, made up of 263 sailors, had to wait in the marina for a long time. Finally, they hit the water at 1:45 p.m. with 4-5 knots of wind. An hour later, the wind shifted to 70º and intensifyied up to 8-13 knots offering fantastic conditions to enjoy sailing.

The rankings begin to take shape, with the Spanish Xavi Tous and Alfredo Gómez leading the ILCA 6 Apprentice fleet) for men. The Italian Gianmario Broccia follows them. Among the girls, another Spanish, Miriam Carlos is the leader followed by the Italian Elisa Boschin and the Greek Georgia Cheimona.

The head of the ILCA 6 Master ranking (between 45 and 54 years old) is for the French Xavier Leclair, the Dutchman Freek de Miranda and the French Jean Christophe Leydet; while among the women it is divided between the Spanish Mónica Azón and Marina Sánchez with the German Alexandra Behrens in third place.

The provisional men’s ILCA 6 Grand Master podium is made of two French, Gilles Coadou and Luigi Santocanale and the Belgian Pieter Van Laer in the third place. The French Isabelle Viazzo, Claudine Tatibouet and Helene Viazzo are the first three women in this category.

The first ILCA 6 Great Grand Masters are the Spanish Miguel Noguer, the British Max Hunt and the French Jean Philippe Galle. The French Isabelle Arnoux and Evelyne Ferrat are first and second in the women’s division.

As for the ILCA 6 Great Grand Masters (over 75 years), the first three classified sailors are the Australian Peter Heywood, the Dutch Henk Wittenberg and the Spanish Miguel Álvarez.

Matej Vali from Slovenia, Ian Elliot from Canada and Lorenzo Cerretelli from Italy are the provisional ILCA 7 Apprentice Master leaders. The Greek Dimitrios Theodorakis, the American Peter Hurley and the Spanish Javier Echávarri are the first three ILCA 7 Masters.

Among the ILCA 7 Grand Masters, the Spanish José María Van der Ploeg is the first followed by the Swedish Tomas Nordqvist and the Canadian Allan Clark. The Spanish José Luis Doreste, the American Peter Vessella and the German Wolfgang Gerz are the leaders of the ILCA 7 Great Grand Master fleet.

The Club Nàutic l’Escala organizes the 2022 EurILCA Master European Championships after being selected by EurILCA (ILCA European Region) last April.

The regatta has the collaboration of the General Secretariat for Sport and Physical Activity of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Girona Provincial Council, the Costa Brava Girona Tourist Board, the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation and the City Council of L’Escala, as well as Ports of the Generalitat, the Catalan Sailing Federation and the Spanish Association of the ILCA Class.

It also receives logistical support from Camping La Ballena Alegre, the La Ballena Alegre Sailing Club and the Nautivela nautical service company.

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