World Championships, Yucatan, Mexico, 2003 - first day of activities
Posted On: 03/12/2003 22:22:23
From 11 a.m., 154 competitors from 20 countries went out to the sea. Winds from the northeast with an average speed between 10 to 15 knots prevailed throughout the journey.
On two race areas of approximately 12 kilometers, two regattas were raced, marking the beginning of the competitions of the Youth & Children World Championship of Windsurf Mistral 2003.
The night prior, the Governor of the state of Yucatan, Patricio Patron Laviada inaugurated the competitions and welcomed every competitor and trainer.
The numerous assistance from relatives of the competitors, gave a good ambiance to the event, while the participating countries paraded.
In his own words, the governor of Yucatan talked about the tragic visit of the hurricane Isidore months ago over Telchac - the host seatown of the event - and about the catastrophic damage that the storm left behind.
"We had to rebuild everything to bring you here today. Thank you for the trust that you have placed in Yucatan"
After the first day of competitions, these are the preliminary results of each of the first places per category.
RACEBOARD (Division K y L) Race 1 1 Ivan Pastor ESP 7 2 Curro Manchon ESP 9 3 David Mier y Teran MEX1
Race 2 1 Ivan Pastor ESP 7 2 Curro Manchon ESP 9 3 Nicolas Auriol FRA4
YOUTH BOYS (Division D) Race 1 1 Tom Ashley NZL181 2 Wing Ho Yo HKG22 3 Casper Bouman NED52
Race 2 1 Tom Ashley NZL181 2 Byron Kokalanis GRE08 3 Benjamin Tillier FRA39
MINIM BOYS (Division B) Race 1 1 Patricio Gasque MEX777 2 Colin Pouderox FRA10 2 Jena B. Francois FRA 73
Race 2 1 Patricio Gasque MEX777 2 Jena B. Francois FRA 73 3 Colin Powderoux FRA10
MINIM GIRLS (Division B) Race 1 1 Martina Fisco ITA32 2 Laura Linares ITA65 3 Ma. Del Mar Campos MEX16
Race 2 1 Laura Linares ITA65 2 Martina Fisco ITA32 3 Ma del Mar Campos MEX16
MINIMINIM BOYS (Division A) Race 1 1 Alberto Campos MEX007 2 Eyder Mendez MEX96
Race 2 1 Alberto Campos MEX007 2 Eyder Mendez MEX96
Tomorrow, Wednesday, two more races will continue and the athletes will go on accumulating points. It is expected a total of 10 races throughout the 5 days of competition. The winners for each category will receive gold, silver or bronze awards according to their numbers at the end of the competition.
Mexico has good odds to obtain awards for the Junior and Race Board categories.
Everyday from 9 P.M (Mexico's time). the results from the corresponding day will be posted in the event's website to be consulted www.imco.org