Photos by Marek ‘Wilku’ Wilczek
Dziwnow, Poland – Three races were completed today at the 2023 ILCA 6 Youth & Men’s World Championships, hosted by the Gdmina Dziwonow. The conditions were lighter than previous days at this championship, with a stable northeasterly breeze of 8–10 knots under sunny skies.
Today’s conditions proved to be a little trickier for the competitors. In the youth men’s division, all top three sailors had more inconsistent results today, which resulted in a shake-up on the leaderboard. Italy’s Mattia Cesana has returned to first place overall with 32 points, but only by one point ahead of Hidde Schraffordt of The Netherlands. Slovenia’s Luka Zabukovec sits in third with 50 points, tied with Swedish Erik Norlén.
In the youth women’s division, the sailors had similarly inconsistent results in today’s conditions. Italians Ginevra Caracciolo and Emma Mattivi hold first and second respectively, with 38 points and 44 points. Roos Wind of The Netherlands is in third with 47 points, headed into the final day of the championship.
In the men’s division, Montenegro’s Nikola Golubovic had a stellar performance today, finishing with a third and two firsts, which pushed him into first overall with 26 points. Great Britain’s Terry Hacker is just one point behind, and George Lane of New Zealand is in third, just two points behind Hacker.
Three more races are scheduled for tomorrow, the last day of the event. Organizing partners are the Municipality of Dziwnow in conjunction with the Sailing Club Baltic Dziwnow and the ILCA.