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A relaxing start leads to an action-packed afternoon
Posted On:  21/04/2017 14:56:43

After the 3pm postponement the thermal winds finally arrived and the races could finally continue.  Another round of full eliminations were completed for all divisions with the Masters already completing the first 8 heats of their 4th Elimination at the end of the day. The Race committee is doing an amazing job here at the 2017 IFCA Youth and Masters Worlds managing 2 race areas and keeping a steady flow with all the starting procedures, protest procedures and scoring. It's a first time concept for the IFCA class to be dealing with the record breaking amount of participants and a 2 course area set up including the great wind conditions Almanarre has provided until now.
 
Day 3 conditions were nice from 13 to 16 knots with stronger winds up to 22 knots until the late afternoon, making it tricky for competitors to prepare and race on the right equipment set up which is, in the end, part of the racing game.
 
You may review competitors progress via the online ladders or the full Result Listings:
Girls / Juniors / Youths / Masters

Hat trick for Lilou Granier winning all heats sailed so far in the girls division.  In the Juniors there are two - Nathan Doom from New Caledonia and Aruba's Nathan Westera - as the strongest competitors battling for the 1st position with 4.6 points difference after 4 completed Eliminations. In the Youths it is Basile Jacquin from New Caledonia who made a strong come back after small mistakes during the first competition days and Local Boy Jimmy Thieme, one of the most consistent youth competitors with 2.4 points, right behind him. It's still all interesting to see which competitors will remain on the podium positions in the next coming races. Andrea Rosati is the new leader in the Masters division after 3 completed eliminations, although Ludo Jossin from Spain and the defending Masters World Champion Marco Begalli from Italy are both skilled sailors hungry to fight for the 2017 World Title. The pressure is on.
 
A few Racing starts from the Racing Committee:
 
Day 1 | A total of 59 Starts
Masters Sailed 1 full Elimination - 18 Heats
Youths Sailed 1 full Elimination – 18 Heats
Juniors Sailed 1 full Elimination – 9 Heats
Girls Sailed 1 full Elimination – 9 Heats
 
Day 2 | A total of 89 Starts
Masters Sailed 1 full Elimination and 8 Heats of Elimination 3- 26 Heats
Youths Sailed 2 full Eliminations – 36heats
Juniors Sailed 2 full Eliminations – 18 heats
Girls Sailed 1 full Elimination -9 Heats
 
Day 3 | A total of 62 Starts
Masters Sailed 1 full Elimination and 8 Heats of Elimination 4- 26 Heats
Youths Sailed 1 full Elimination – 18 Heats
Juniors Sailed 1 full Elimination – 9 Heats
Girls Sailed 1 full Elimination -9 Heats
 
Day 4
Masters Sailed 8 Heats of Elimination 4
Youths Elimination 5 to be sailed
Juniors Elimination 5 to be sailed
Girls Elimination 4 to be sailed
 
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