The 2022 EurILCA Master European Championships – L’Escala, Spain fulfills the scheduled program

  • 11/October/2022
  • Category: Regattas

Photos: Thom Touw

Today, Tuesday October 11, the EurILCA Master European Championships L’Escala has completed all the day’s races following its planned schedule. The wind arrived punctual, so the fleet has been able to go out on the water around 12:30 pm.

The wind has been light, with an intensity of eight to 10 knots of the 60 direction and several starts procedures were aborted in both regatta fields because there were boats out of line. However, all fleets have completed another two races.

With six scored races, the 2022 EurILCA Master European Championships passes its halfway point with the Spanish Xavi Tous and Alfredo Gómez as leaders of the ILCA 6 Apprentice Master category (30 – 40 years old) followed by the Italian Gianmario Broccia. In the women’s category, the provisional podium goes to the Spanish Míriam Carles-Tolra, the Italian Elisa Boschin and the Greek Georgia Cheimona.

Among the ILCA 6 Masters (45 – 54 years old), the Frenchman Sebastien Baudier rules, ahead of the British Ian Gregory and the Spanish Mònica Azón, first female in the category followed by the also Spanish Marina Sánchez Ferrer and the German Alexandra Behrens.

French Gilles Coadou is the first ILCA 6 Grand Master (55 – 64 years old); the second, the also French Luigi Santocanale; and the third, the Belgian Pieter Van Laer. Among the women, the French Isabelle and Helene Viazzo continue to occupy the first two places now with the Dutch Martien Zeegers-Nouwen in the third.

Among the ILCA 6 Great Grand Master (55-64 years old) the Australian Jeff Loosemore is the first in the ranking with the British Max Hunt in second place and the Spanish Miguel Noguer in the third. In this category, two French women lead the women’s division. They are Isabelle Arnoux and Evelyne Ferrat.

Australian Peter Heywood, French Jacques Kerrest and Dutch Henk Wittenberg occupy the provisional ILCA 6 Legend podium.

The Slovenian Matej Vali, the Italian Lorenzo Cerretelli and the Canadian Ian Elliot are the first three ILCA 7 Apprentice Masters; while the American Peter Hurley, the Greek Dimitrios Theodorakis and the Greek Aristotelis Chatzistamatiou are the leaders among the ILCA 7 Masters.

The Spanish José María Van der Ploeg, the French Bertrand Blanchet and the Swedish Tomas Nordqvist occupy the ILCA 7 Grand Master head.

The Spanish José Luis Doreste, the British Tim Law and the American Peter Vessella are leaders of the ILCA 7 Great Grand Master division.

After the regattas, the social program of the championship has invited all the sailors to enjoy a barbecue accompanied by the music of DJ Sons and Magna beer from San Miguel, sponsoring company of the regatta.

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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