DAY 1 OF 2022 470 JUNIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP21 Jul 2022
First day of races done at the 2022 420 & 470 Junior European Championships in Vilamoura, Portugal.
After a 2 hours delay on shore due to lack of wind, all the fleets started racing around 15:30.
All three 420 fleets sailed together in the same course, while the second course was only for the 470 fleet.
Light wind and flat water were the prevailing conditions, only picking up to 8-10 knots at the end of the last races.
470 results - Race day 1
The 470 class competition is led by Matisse Pacaud / Lucie De Gennes FRA 2-3 with 5 points, followed by Pablo Ruiz / Marta Penarrubia ESP 3-4 and Efe Tulcali / Defne Danismend TUR 1-7 with 7 and 8 points respectively.
Zofia Korsak / Franciszek Borys POL 9-1 are the U21 leaders and placed in the 4th place overall with 10 units.
The competition will continue tomorrow with two new races per fleet, with the first warning signal at 14:00 for the 420s and 14:30 for the 470s.
Two races are scheduled per day until July 26th, when we'll meet the new 2022 420 & 470 Junior European champions.