Italy and Lativa are crowned 2021 ILCA 4 (Laser 4.7) Youth World Champions in Dun Laoghaire
After a week of mixed conditions in Dublin Bay, Martins Attila (Latvia) and Emma Mattivi (Italy) have won the Laser 4.7 World Championships (Saturday 14 August 2021).
All of 230 sailors from the 31 competing nations returned from Dublin Bay this afternoon after six testing days of world class racing. Only one race was possible for all but the Girls gold fleet on the final day as the lighter conditions toyed with the race committee but didn’t provide the required stability to complete the 12th and final race. Emma and Martins had already shown they were worthy contenders, and both were overnight leaders as racing began on Saturday. Cool heads, impeccable race management and perhaps leaning on the single discard that was available was enough for these deserved champions to lift the title for 2021.
Final ICLA4 Youth World Championship Results;
Girls Gold: 1st Emma Mattivi (ITA), 2nd Petra Marednic (CRO), 3rd Gaia Bolzonella (ITA), 4th Claudia Adán Lledó (ESP), 5th Annemijn Algra (NED), 6th Roos Wind (NED), 7th Johanna Böckl (AUT), 8th Gabriëla Groenewegen Van Der Weijden (GRE), 9th Giorgia Bonalana (ITA), 10th Alina Iuorio (ITA).
Boys Gold: 1st Martins Atilla (LAT), 2nd Alexandros Eleftheriadis (GRE), 3rd Massimiliano Antoniazzi (ITA), 4th Joan Ravie (ESP), 5th Hidde Wapstra (NED), 6th Hidde Schraffordt (NED), 7th Max Frank (NED), 8th Daniel Cardona Balsa (ESP), 9th Can Veysel Kaska (TUR), 10th Miguel Sancho (POR).
Girls Silver: 1st Cristina Castellanos (GUA), 2nd Arwen Fflur (GBR), 3rd Donna-Tinke Huijsmans (NED), 4th Léonie Baudet (SUI), 5th Isabella Mendoza Cabezas (USA), 6th Anna Vasilieva (USA), 7th Ava Anderson (USA), 8th Paula Bestard Mayol (ESP), 9th Cannelle Opstaele (BEL), 10th Mikaela Panagopoulou (GRE).
Boys Silver: 1st Benjamin Reeser, 2nd Oisín Mac Sweeney (IRL), 3rd Antonio Pascali (GBR), 4th Karel Ratnik (EST), 5th Jacob Zils (USA), 6th Keijiro Kikkawa (GBR), 7th Andrea Dubois (SUI), 8th Florian Vreeburg (NED), 9th Connor Demming (USA), 10th João Pacheco (POR).
U16 Boys: 1st Alexandros Eleftheriadis (GRE), 2nd Hidde Schraffordt (NED), 3rd Dionysios Kalpogiannakis (GRE)
U16 Girls: 1st Adriana Castro (ESP), 2nd Audrey Foley (USA), 3rd Signe Brinkert (NED).
Irish Girls: 1st Eimer McMorrow Moriarty, 2nd Anna O’Connor, 3rd Hannah Dadley-Young, 4th Sienna Wright, 5th Iseult Hogan, 6th Ella Dempsey, 7th Una Connell, 8th Emma Lynch, 9th Megan O’Sullivan, 10th Isabel Mc Carthy.
Irish Boys: 1st Rocco Wright, 2nd Archie Daly, 3rd Luke Turvey, 4th James Dwyer, 5th Oisín Mac Sweeney, 6th Darragh Collins, 7th Christian Ennis, 8th Oisin Hughes, 9th Russell Bolger, 10th Patrick Bruen.
As always, a huge team of volunteers made it all happen behind the scenes from joint hosts the Royal St. George Yacht Club and the National Yacht Club – all played a vital role in ensuring the event was a success and showcasing what Ireland has to offer as a world class destination and sailing venue.
Full details of the event here: http://2021-47-youth.laser-worlds.com/home-page/
Vilamoura, Portugal is the host for the 2022 ILCA4 Youth World Championships.