Penultimate day of the 2022 EurILCA Master European Championships in l’Escala

  • 12/October/2022
  • Category: Regattas

Photos: Thom Touw

Today, Wednesday, October 12, the 2022 EurILCA Master European Championships got to its penultimate day, which began with a cleaning of the coast near the Club Nàutic L’Escala by some of the participating sailors.

To do so, the volunteers met at the regatta Village at 9:30 in the morning and collected waste in the Planasses area, located in the Montgrí Natural Park.

This cleanup is included in the action plan to make this event as sustainable as possible. Thanks to contributions like todays, the 2022 the EurILCA Master Europeans Championships is eligible for platinum certification from the Sailors for the Sea Clean Regattas program.

Today the fleet has gone out to the water around 12 o’clock. The wind, today, was more intense which allowed to sail two new races. Again, a plate of pasta was waiting for them to recover energy.

The first race has been sailed with 10 – 12 knots of direction 25, while in the second; the wind has shifted to 50 increasing intensity to 15 knots. With four days of regatta and eight races completed, the rankings take shape.

The Spanish Xavi Tous and Alfredo Bermúdez continue as leaders ILCA 6 Apprentice Master fleet (30 – 44 years old) followed, now, by the Greek Antonios Kondis. The provisional podium remains intact among the females, occupied by the Spanish Míriam Carles-Tolra, the Italian Elisa Boschin and the Greek Georgia Cheimona.

The French Jean-Christophe Leydet and Xavier Leclair lead the ILCA 6 Master division (45 – 54 years old) with the British Ian Gregory in the third place. The Spanish Mónica Azón, on the other hand, remains first among the women with the Spanish Marina Sánchez Ferrer and the German Alexandra Behrens behind her.

Identical top 3, also, for the ILCA 6 Grand Master fleet (55 – 64 years old) with the French Gilles Coadou and Luigi Santocanale in first and second place and the Belgian Pieter van Laer, in the third. The French Elena and Isabelle Viazzo are still the female leaders, now, with the Swedish Ann Loren in third position.

The Australian Jeff Loosemore, the British Max Hunt and the Spanish Miguel Noguer lead the ILCA 6 Great Grand Master division (65-74 years), while the French Isabelle Arnoux is the first woman in the category.

Change in the provisional third place ILCA 6 Legend with the rise of the American Peter Seidenberg. The first and second places are for the Australian Peter Heywood and the American Jacques Kerrest.

The provisional ILCA 7 Apprentice Master podium consolidates, occupied by the Slovenian Matej Valic, the Italian Lorenzo Cerretelli and the Canadian Ian Elliot.

Among the ILCA 7 Masters, the American Peter Hurley and the Greek Dimitrios Theodorakis retain the first two provisional places and the Spanish Javier Echávarri is now in the third place.

The Spanish José María Van der Ploeg remains leader of the ILCA 7 Grand Master fleet followed by the Swedish Tomas Nordqvist and the French Bertrand Blanchet, who exchange positions.

Another Spanish, José Luis Doreste, remains firmly at the head of the ILCA 7 Great Grand Masters with the British Tim Law in second place and the German Wolfgang Gerz in third.

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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