World Masters Underway In Adelaide

Rob Lowndes in action Day 2 of World Masters in Adelaide
The ILCA 6 and ILCA 7 World Masters is underway at Adelaide Sailing Club from Saturday 3 February.


There are 231 sailors from 20 countries competing including 136 Australians.


After three days of racing in 27 knot SSW breezes on days 2 and 3, the 2024 ILCA Masters Worlds fleets head into a well-earned rest day with all six scheduled races completed to this point.


Sailors have enjoyed and injured the conditions so far and can look forward to similar conditions for the final six races with the event concluding on Saturday.


In the Apprentice fleets, a three-way tie has emerged in the ILCA 6s with Argentina’s Franco Riquelme Antonetti, Germany’s Svenja Weger and Adil Khalid from the United Arab Emirates all locked on 10 points, while in the ILCA 7s it’s New Zealand’s Luke Deegan who has a clear lead with five wins and a discarded U-Flag Disqualification putting him well ahead.


In the Masters, Simon Small (AUS) and Jon Emmett (GBR) head into the rest day tied for first in the ILCA 6 fleet, with Small holding out Emmett on a countback, while in the ILCA 7s Brendan Casey (AUS) holds a slender one-point lead over Christoph Bottoni (AUS) in second.


In the Grand Masters fleets, Mark Tonner-Joyce (AUS) has earned a three-point lead in the ILCA 6 ahead of American Andrew Holdsworth, while in the ILCA 7s Brett Beyer (AUS) had another two race wins today to bolster an already dominant lead.


In the Great Grand Masters fleets, James Mitchells’ 5,1 scorecard for today in the ILCA 6 was enough to earn him the regatta lead ahead of Great Britain’s Terry Scutcher, while in the ILCA 7s Steve Gunther (AUS) holds onto a two-point lead ahead of Tim Law (GBR), who is closing the gap after two bullets today.


And in the ILCA 6 Legends fleet, American William Symes is halfway to a picket-fence finish with two more race wins today bringing his total scorecard to six wins from as many races.


The full results, photos and information via the Regatta Operations & Management System ROMS are Here.