Press Release 12 February 2023

Pattaya, Thailand – Two more races were completed today at the 2023 ILCA 6 Masters World Championships, hosted by the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, which marks the halfway point of the event.

In the Apprentice division, Lithuania’s Tokyo Olympian Viktorija Andrulyte continues to lead the fleet after today’s races. In the Masters fleet, Great Britain’s Jon Emmett added two more firsts to his picket fence and carries only five net points into the final days of the championship. Consistency was key today for Canadian Allan Clark, who finished second in both races and slid into first overall in the Grand Masters division. Australia’s Stephen Gunther is leading the Great Grand Masters by three points, and American Bill Symes had another stellar day with two first-place finishes in the Legends fleet.

Tomorrow will be a reserve day for the sailors to rest up before racing resumes on Tuesday, February 14 with two races scheduled.

Principal sponsor Idemitsu is a long-term partner to the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, its contribution part of its impressive CSR program. The Singha Corporation joins as co-sponsor, continuing a long-standing relationship that stretches back to the 1970s. Supporting sponsors include Bangkok Hospital Pattaya, Coca-Cola, Element Six Evolution, The Pizza Company, Bonchon, and UF.

Organizing partners are the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand and the ILCA. Strategic partners include Pattaya City, the Sports Authority of Thailand, and the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

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Text: ILCA

Photos: Matias Capizzano / Capizzano Photography

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