ILCA 7 Worlds Concludes With Exciting Medal Race
Micky Beckett dealing with 25 knots and 2 metre waves on day 5
On the final day with just the double points medal race for the top 10 and a single finals race for the the other sailors scheduled any of the top three could take out the 2024 ILCA 7 Worlds in Adelaide.
As is turned out after attempts to run the finals race failed only the top 10 medals race was run so places 11 to 152 remained unchanged.
It was 25 plus knots for finals races 3 and 4 leading to Matt Wearn’s comment leading up to the medal race “I think in this sort of stuff where it’s getting up to 25-plus knots, you’ve just got to sail your own race, obviously you can keep an eye on the other guys but at the end of the day you’ve just got to execute and hike like hell”
Matt Wearn went into the medal race 8 points ahead of Norway’s Hermann Tomasgaard with Micky Beckett (GBR) a point further back. Matt lead for almost all of the medal race to take his second ILCA 7 World Championship. Hermann Tomasgaard retained his second place with a second in the medal race with Micky Beckett finished fifth keeping his third overall.
Full results for the event are Here.
Tracks of the medal race can be accessed HERE.