Mara Stransky is currently top Aussie in 8th place.
Mar del Plata, Argentina – Today was the second day of racing at the 2024 ILCA 6 Women’s World Championship, held in the City of Mar del Plata and organized by the Yacht Club Argentino and the International Laser Class Association. The day unfolded with a northerly wind ranging from 15 to 20 knots under considerably better weather conditions for racing than the sailors experienced yesterday. Skies were clear, and there was a fairly consistent breeze for all races.
The forecast for the day had a window of good weather expected around noon, followed by a storm in the afternoon. It proved accurate as heavy rains and south winds arrived shortly after racing while competitors were entering the harbor. Despite this, both fleets managed to complete three races in this qualifying stage.
The new championship leader emerged today as Danish sailor Anne Marie Rindom, who won two out of the three races today and secured sixth place in the fourth race. Rindom is the reigning Olympic champion and holds three ILCA 6 world titles.
In second place, with only two points behind Rindon, is the Swedish sailor Josefin Olsson, the Olympic runner-up at the Tokyo 2020 Games. The United States sailor Charlotte Rose, who won the silver medal at the 2019 Pan American Games, rounds out the top three finishers.
All competitors enjoyed a post-race meal at the Puerto Deportivo. The qualifying races will continue tomorrow.
For more information, you can visit the event sponsor website by clicking here and follow Yacht Club Argentino on their social media platforms as @yachtclubargentino.
Full results: CLICK HERE
Organizing partners are the Yacht Club Argentino in conjunction with the ILCA.
Text by: ILCA/Yacht Club Argentino
Photos & Videos by: Matias Capizzano & Max Alonso