Watson in third while iQFOiL Euros is operational


Day three was the first full day of racing for the men’s and women’s fleets of the iQFOiL European Championship (October 22-28, 2021) cruised through Olympic waters from Paris 2024 to Marseille, France.

The men completed four slalom races, the women completed six.

There was a lone female run on day 2. No run at all on day 1.

NW wind 6 to 7 knots gusting to 10 knots which dropped and shifted further west, up to 10 knots with gusts of 12 at sunset.

A streak of third places and a first place Islay Watson third in the women’s fleet of 68 sailors.

Under-21 world champion Finn Hawkins leads the British men’s contingent in seventh overall and first under-21 in the 141-man fleet.

Two race wins help Matt Barton to 12th place. Henry Bloodworth (20th) and James Hatcher (24th) both win a first international race.

Andy Brown is 31st, Tokyo 2020 windsurfer Tom Squires is 48th and Sam Sills 51st.

Saskia Sills notched two race wins and sits in 16th place, closely followed by Alice Read, 19th.

Alysia Gibson is 30th, Jennie Roberts 36th and Jenna Gibson 47th.

Another sunny day is expected tomorrow with a wind range of 10-14 knots with the potential for a long day of racing for the competitors.

You can find the full results here.

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