Under 21 Worlds Concludes in Portugal

ILCA 7 Fleet nicely lined up – Day 5 of Under 21 Worlds in Portugal

The Under 21 World Championships concluded on 28th August at Vilamoura, Portugal. There were 238 competitors (158 ILCA 7 and 80 ILCA 6) in the series which was sailed in light breezes. Only seven of the scheduled 12 races were completed with no racing on the final day due to the wind never reaching above 5 knots.

It was very close in the ILCA 7 with Team Germany taking first and third with the winner Ole Schweckendiek first by a single point from the host country’s José Mendes with Julian Hoffmann third.

With greater consistency in the light conditions the ILCA 6 winner was Eline Verstraelen from the fabulously strong Team Netherlands. Eline won by six points from Eve McMahon from Ireland and Italian Giorgia Della Valle.

There were seven Australian’s competing with Sylvie Stannage the best of the women at 22nd and Stefan Elliot-Shircore the best of the Australian men at 28th.

The full results, photos and media are all linked on the event web site Here.