Patience tested at ILCA 6 Worlds
Published on December 3rd, 2021
Mussanah, Oman (December 3, 2021) – Patience was tested on the third day of the ILCA 6 World Championships as the Race Committee squeezed in just one race in an unstable 5-7 knots of wind. With the completion of four races today, the sailors were able to get their first drop in, which shifted around the leaderboard along with the race results.
In the women’s fleet, the top three sailors sit only one point apart from each other, showing a very strong and competitive fleet. Belgium’s Emma Plasschaert won the race of the day moving her up to first place overall, ahead of yesterday’s leader Julia Büsselberg, who got a black flag in today’s race. Poland’s Agata Barwinska, 2021 European champion, rose to third place overall after finishing fourth today. Viktorija Andrulyte of Lithuania finished second in today’s race moving her to fourth overall ahead of Greece’s Vasileia Karachaliou.
Viktorija Andrulyte of Lithuania, said, “There were light to medium winds today for us, which I enjoy a lot. There are still a lot of races to go, my expectation is that I just want to keep pushing myself and enjoy. The race is very hard, the fleet is really good, but it’s great to compete and be against the best sailors in this class.”
In the men’s fleet, Oman’s ALMuatasim Al Farsi is in the lead after an extremely consistent performance, with only first- and second-place finishes at the event thus far. Nik Pletikos of Slovenia holds second overall, just one point ahead of Oman’s AbdulMalik Al Hinai in third.
Three back-to-back races are scheduled for tomorrow.
Day Three Results:
Racing is planned on December 1-6 for the 63 women from 31 countries and the 9 men from 5 countries.