Wind returns for ILCA 6 Worlds
Published on December 2nd, 2021
Mussanah, Oman (December 2, 2021) – The second day of the 2021 ILCA 6 World Championships more than made up for yesterday’s lack of wind as the fleet finally made their way out onto the water for three races in a light sea breeze.
In the men’s fleet, Oman’s Almoutasim Al Farsi holds a narrow lead after two wins and a second place after the first three races. Nik Pletikos of Slovenia is three points behind in second after winning the opening race and finishing second in the third race. AbdulMalik Al Hinai of Oman is currently in third, just two points behind Pletikos.
In the women’s fleet, Julia Büsselberg of Germany, winner of the 2021 ILCA Europa Cup in Germany earlier this year, leads the way after recovering from a difficult first race to claim second in the next race and end the day with a win. Vasileia Karachaliou of Greece sits in second, after finishing 18th in the first race, she recovered in the following two races. Just a half a point behind Karachaliou, Finland’s Monika Mikkola sits in third after starting strong, finishing second in the first race before slipping into 21st in the second, then recovering well in the final race of the day.
“The conditions were tricky and it was very hard to maintain consistency and remain at the top but I had a good day,” notes 2020 Olympic Champion, Anne-Marie Rindom of Denmark who sits in fourth.
Day Two Results:
ILCA 6 Women
1. Julia Büsselberg (GER) – 17 pts
2. Vasileia Karachaliou (GRE) – 29.5 pts
3. Monika Mikkola (FIN) – 30 pts
4. Anne-Marie Rindom (DEN) – 31 pts
5. Louise Cervera (FRA) – 38 pts
ILCA 6 Men
1. ALMuatasim Al Farsi (OMA) – 4 pts
2. Nik Pletikos (SLO) – 7 pts
3. AbdulMalik Al Hinai (OMA) – 9 pts
4. Karel Ratnik (EST) – 14 pts
5. Umut Eyriparmak (TUR) – 16 pts
Racing is planned on December 1-6 for the 64 women from 31 countries and the 10 men from 6 countries.