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Howth's Rocco Wright on Target for European Gold at the ILCA 6 Championships

21st November 2022
Irish sailor Rocco Wright leads overall going into the final day of racing at the  ILCA 6 Mens European Championships in Hyeres
Irish sailor Rocco Wright of Howth leads overall going into the final day of racing at the ILCA 6 Mens European Championships in Hyeres

Irish sailor Rocco Wright of Howth (1-13-5) regained full control of the fleet and leads both the overall and Under 21 European championships again with 32 points at the ILCA 6 European Championships in Hyeres France on the penultimate day.

Having won the Gold at the Youth World Championships earlier this year, Wright has his sights firmly set on the Under 21 title as he leads his 64-boat fleet by a comfortable 20-point advantage with the final day to sail.

The overnight leader Ben Elvin GBR (25-35-23), is now third overall with 66.

Georgios Yiasemides CYP (3-11-39) is second on both the overall and U21 championships with 51.

Daniel Cardona Balsa ESP (third U21 sailor) and Mario Novak CRO complete the overall Top 5 with 73 and 77 points, respectively.

Results are downloadable below

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Designer Bruce Kirby & Ian Bruce

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