ILCA 4 World Youth Championships Underway

Great to see Ukraine competing even if arriving at the top mark on port with nowhere to go

The ILCA4 World Youth Championships were run 13-20 August in Vilamoura, Portugal. There are 426 keen youth sailors (154 girls and 272 boys) from 44 countries competing in six fleets. Sixteen Australians competed (9 boys and 7 girls).

Six qualifying and three final series races were completed for both boys and girls. The Italians showed the way early and went on to win both girls and boys events. In the boys Nicoló Cassitta won on a countback while in the girls Ginevra Caracciolow. The full results are Here.

The event web site with lots of event photos is Here.

There is a good scene setting You Tube video of day 1 action Here.

Big exercise launching 426 boats at Vilamoura, Portugal – osga_photo

Winners Italians Ginevra Caracciolo and Nicoló Cassitta