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Latvian Boy Martins Atilla Holds First Place Going into Final Races of Laser 4.7/ILCA4 Youth World Championship at Dun Laoghaire

13th August 2021
Strong winds for the ILCA4 Youth World Championships on Dublin Bay
Strong winds for the ILCA4 Youth World Championships on Dublin Bay Credit: ILCA

Another day of strong winds on Dublin Bay greeted the 229 sailors drawn from 31 countries for the penultimate day of the Laser 4.7/ILCA4 Youth World Championships.

The championships is being jointly hosted by Dun Laoghaire Harbour's National Yacht Club and Royal St. George Yacht Club.

The 18 – 22 knot westerlies brought mixed fortunes in the Boys Gold fleet; although Martins Atilla (LAT) holds on to first place ahead of the final day of racing, he is now only 7 points ahead of Massimiliano Antoniazzi (ITA), who continues his climb up the leaderboard, and 9 points ahead of Alexandros Eleftheriadis (GRE) in third who could only manage a 16, 19 today.

Fourth is held by Joan Ravie (ESP) and Hidde Schraffordt (NED) is in 5th place.

Top Irish is Rocco Wright who continues to post consistent results and is in 58th, followed by Archie Day (59th) and James Dwyer (68th).

Emma Mattivi (ITA) managed an impressive 4,3 the remain on the top spot in the Girls Gold fleet but is now being pursued closely by fellow countrywoman Gaia Bolzonella (ITA) in second and Petra Marednic (CRO) slipped from 2nd yesterday back to 3rd today after posting a 13, 11.

Fourth place is held by the ever-consistent Roos Wind (NED) and 5th goes to Claudia Adán Lledó (ESP).

Anna O'Connor (38th) has managed to climb just ahead of Eimer McMorrow Moriarty (41st) in the supper talented Girls Gold Fleet.

First U16 Girl is Adriana Castro (ESP) and the first U16 Boy is Alexandros Eleftheriadis (GRE).

Lighter conditions with a South Westerly 5 to 6 knots forecast for tomorrow for the final two races before the Laser 4.7/ILCA4 World Champions are crowned in Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

Boys results are here for and girls here

Published in Laser Team

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At A Glance – Laser Dinghy Specifications

Designer Bruce Kirby & Ian Bruce

Year 1969

Crew 1
Draft 0.787 m (2 ft 7.0 in)
Hull weight 58.97 kg (130.0 lb)
LOA 4.2 m (13 ft 9 in)
LWL 3.81 m (12 ft 6 in)
Beam 1.39 m (4 ft 7 in)
Mainsail area 7.06 m2 (76.0 sq ft)

Racing D-PN 91.1 RYA PN 1088 PHRF 217

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