Finn finds form to finish 13th at the 2021 EurILCA Senior European Championships

Posted on October 13, 2021 by

The 2021 EurILCA Senior European Championships & Open European Trophy concluded earlier this week in Varna, Bulgaria.

The intense 6 days of competition ran from the 3rd of October 2021 until the 9th and were met by a combination of rainfall, wind, and wavy, cold conditions.

The competition saw 220 sailors from 45 different nations flock Varna, Bulgaria to compete in the ILCA 7, ILCA 6 Women, ILCA 6 Men and ILCA 6 Men’s Under 21 classes. NSW Institute of Sport scholarship holder, Finn Alexander was among the Australian Sailing Team (AST), and Australian Sailing Squad (ASS) entries:

Laser (115 Boats)

8th Zac Littlewood (ASS) – 8, (14), 6, 7, (BFD), 4, 5, 12, 8, 9 – 59pts
10th Luke Elliott (AST) – 2, 6, 1, 8, 2, (23), 16, (27), 16, 3 – 69pts
12th Ethan McAullay (ASS) – (25), 6, 10, 17, 22, (49), 4, 4, 6, 7 – 76pts
13th Finn Alexander (ASS) – 17, 18, 5, (31), 4, 8, 20, 3, (24), 4 – 79pts

Laser Radial (78 Boats)

15th Elyse Ainsworth (ASS) – (38), 28. 4, 18, 7, 26, 26, 7, 11, (31) – 127pts
18th Zoe Thomson (ASS) – 30, 25, (35), 10, 11, (46), 23, 16, 19, 6 – 140pts
21st Mara Stransky (AST) – 4, 21, (41), 26, (BFD), 13, 4, 26, 33, 27 – 154pts
24th Casey Imeneo (ASS) – (40), 33, 15, 24, (37), 28, 17, 29, 7, 13 – 166pts

The final day of racing was impacted by the wind conditions resulting in delays over one hour on shore. Once on course, the weather conditions continued to challenge the sailors with strong winds and big swell. NSWIS athlete Finn found form in the final race, claiming 4th place which was good enough to see him finish in 13th overall.

The Australian squads are now due to relocate to Lake Garda, Italy for a training camp in preparation for the upcoming world championships.

The Laser World Championships will be in Barcelona, Spain from the 3rd – 10th of November, 2021.

 

 

 

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