Vallarta, Mexico – Two races were completed today at the 2022 ILCA 7 Masters World Championship in Riviera Nayarit, Nueveo Vallarta, Mexico. With a grey start to the day and a little rain shower, the Race Committee hoisted the AP flag on shore to wait for the wind. By 12:20, the wind had filled in and the sailors headed out on Banderas Bay in about 6–8 knots.
In the Apprentice fleet, Argentinian Andres Heredia moved into first place overall with two first-place finishes today. With two fourth-place finishes, Charles Baillie Strong of Luxembourg sits in second overall and Greek Antonios Kondis in third. In the Masters fleet, Greece’s Adonis Bougiouris repeated yesterday’s performance and now has four first-place finishes to sit ahead of Americans Ernesto Rodriguez and Peter Hurley in second and third, respectively.
In the Grand Masters fleet, Australian Brett Beyer slid into first overall after securing a first and second place in today’s races. Great Britain’s Mark Lyttle now sits in second place ahead of American Rob Hallawell, who finished in fourth and first today.
In the Great Grand Masters fleet, Great Britain’s Tim Law now leads the way ahead of German Wolfgang Gerz in second – a swap from yesterday. American Peter Vessella maintained third place overall.
After today’s two races, the minimum of four races were completed and one discard was applied to make for a valid championship. Two races are scheduled for tomorrow. For full results, see here: sailwave.com/results/vyc/ILCA7Masters2022.htm
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