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THAILAND’S WEKA BHANUBANDH CROWNED ILCA 4 YOUTH WORLD CHAMPION

The ILCA 4 World Championship was held at the end of July at Nautical Club of Volos & Argonauts in Greece. There was a massive entry of 437 sailors from 50 countries, making it one of the biggest dinghy sailing events of 2023.

Thailand's Weka Bhanubandh won the title of 2023 ILCA 4 Youth World Champion (c) Nikos Zagas / ZAGAS Photography
Thailand’s Weka Bhanubandh won the title of 2023 ILCA 4 Youth World Champion (c) Nikos Zagas / ZAGAS Photography

Thailand’s Weka Bhanubandh won the title of 2023 ILCA 4 Youth World Champion by 21 points, with the USA’s James Pine finishing second. This result is exactly the same as the 2022 Optimist World Championship, held in Bodrum, Turkey, showing how Optimist sailors progress on to other classes and continue to find success.

These sailors will be ones to watch as their careers progress and we at SSL HQ will be keeping a close eye on them!

Thailand's Weka Bhanubandh won the title of 2023 ILCA 4 Youth World Champion (c) Nikos Zagas / ZAGAS Photography
Thailand’s Weka Bhanubandh won the title of 2023 ILCA 4 Youth World Champion (c) Nikos Zagas / ZAGAS Photography
Thailand's Weka Bhanubandh won the title of 2023 ILCA 4 Youth World Champion (c) Nikos Zagas / ZAGAS Photography
Thailand’s Weka Bhanubandh won the title of 2023 ILCA 4 Youth World Champion (c) Nikos Zagas / ZAGAS Photography