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Howth's Rocco Wright Leads ILCA6 Euros After Day One in Hyeres

17th November 2022
Howth Yacht Club's Rocco Wright leads both rankings of the ILCA 6 Men's European Championships in Hyeres, France
Howth Yacht Club's Rocco Wright leads both rankings of the ILCA 6 Men's European Championships in Hyeres, France Credit: Yepá Photography/ILCA

Howth Yacht Club sailor Rocco Wright leads both rankings after an impeccable 1-2 in the opening races of the ILCA 6/Laser Men's European Championships in Hyeres, France.

The 2022 EurILCA Senior European Championships & Open European Trophy started today at Cercle d’Organisation du Yachting de Compétition Hyèrois (COYCH) in Hyeres, France.

Wright, the reigning World Youth Gold medalist, is followed two points behind by Ben Elvin GBR (4-1). Georgios Yiasemides CYP is third overall and second U21 after scoring a 9-5.

More than 350 sailors from 65 countries enjoyed great sailing conditions today for the first two races, with winds varying from 10 to 14 knots in the beginning and 18 to 22 knots at the end. of the second race.

Elia Stocco ITA (7-9) and Mario Novak CRO (12-6) complete the provisional European Top 5.

Terry Hacker GBR (6-12) is third Under 21 and 6th overall.

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Designer Bruce Kirby & Ian Bruce

Year 1969

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