Dicey fourth day at ILCA 6 Worlds
Published on December 4th, 2021
Mussanah, Oman (December 4, 2021) – Two races were completed today in all fleets at the 2021 ILCA 6 World Championships. With yet another day of light and shifty wind, there were long periods of waiting on shore and on the water for the sailors. The competition remains extremely tight, between the difficult conditions and strong fleet, and only 10 points separates the top five women after today.
In the women’s division, the leaderboard continues to move around. Poland’s Agata Barwinska, gold medalist at 2021 Kiel Week and Senior European Championships, rose to first overall with a third and tenth in today’s races. Germany’s Julia Büsselberg has returned to the top three now with two solid races and the ability to drop her BFD race from yesterday.
Just one point behind Büsselberg sits Emma Plasschaert of Belgium in third. Cristina Pujol Bajo of Spain has climbed to fourth overall, after finishing in race 6. Denmark’s Anne-Marie Rindom had a very consistent day today with two fifth-place finishes, pushing her into fifth overall.
In the men’s division, the top five sailors remain the same from yesterday, with ALMuatasim Al Farsi of Oman maintaining his lead, Nik Pletikos of Slovenia six points behind in second and just two points ahead of Oman’s AbdulMalik Al Hinai.
Three back-to-back races are scheduled for tomorrow.
Day Four Results:
ILCA 6 Women (Top 10 of 63; 6 races, 1 discard)
1. Agata Barwinska (POL) – 31 pts
2. Julia Büsselberg (GER) – 36 pts
3. Emma Plasschaert (BEL) – 37 pts
4. Cristina Pujol Bajo (ESP) – 40 pts
5. Anne-Marie Rindom (DEN) – 41 pts
ILCA 6 Men (7 races; 1 discard)
1. ALMuatasim Al Farsi (OMA) – 10 pts
2. Nik Pletikos (SLO) – 16 pts
3. AbdulMalik Al Hinai (OMA) – 18 pts
4. Umut Eyriparmak (TUR) – 19 pts
5. Ali Al Saadi (OMA) – 29 pts
Racing is planned on December 1-6 for the 63 women from 31 countries and the 9 men from 5 countries.