2021 ILCA Masters World Championship
Published on November 20th, 2021
The 2021 ILCA Masters World Championship attracted 228 competitors on November 14-20 in Barcelona, Spain. With multiple age division in ILCA 6 and 7, USA took home four titles with the other wins going to Belgium, Great Britain, France, Spain, and Sweden.
35 to 44 ILCA 7 Apprentice or ILCA 6 Apprentice
45 to 54 ILCA 7 Master or ILCA 6 Master
55 to 64 ILCA 7 Grand Master or ILCA 6 Grand Master
65 and over ILCA 7 Great Grand Master
65 to 74 ILCA 6 Great Grand Master
75 and over ILCA 6 Legend
In the Apprentice division, Belgium’s Wannes Van Laer secured gold, with only 14 points, over Polish Maciej Graboswki and Italian Lorenzo Cerretelli.
In the Masters division, American Ernesto Rodriguez was named champion, 27 points ahead of fellow countryman Peter Hurley, and France’s Bertrand Blanchet rounded out the podium with bronze.
In the Grand Masters division, American Robert Hallawell finished first overall, with a comfortable lead over Argentina’s Alejandro Cloosand and Spain’s Jose Maria Van Der Ploeg Garcia.
In the Great Grand Masters division, Spain’s Jose Luis Doreste claimed gold, German Wolfgang Gerz won silver, and Great Britain’s Tim Law finished with bronze.
In the Apprentice division, Jon Emmett was named champion after finishing with only 12 points overall. Spain’s Arturo Reina and David Gonzalez secured silver and bronze, respectively.
In the Masters division, Sweden’s Stefan Eriksson finished first overall ahead of France’s Jean-Christophe Leydet and Spanish Monica Azon.
In the Grand Masters division, Gilles Coadou (FRA) championed the fleet by 39 points, Spain’s Miquel Noguer won silver, and Belgian Pieter Van Laer finished with bronze.
In the Great Grand Masters division, American Bill Symes also ran away with gold, finishing the event with only 13 points. Canada’s Paul Clifford sailed into second place overall and Great Britain’s John Reay rounded out the podium in third.
In the Legend’s division, Americans Peter Seidenberg and Jaques Kerrest secured gold and silver, and Henk Wittenberg of the Netherlands won bronze.