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Competition/2010/JYM Worlds


2010 Techno 293 World Championships
with Youth & Masters Worlds

Martiques, France           24-31 July

Results Raceboard Masters

1st - Patrik Pollak (SVK) World Champion
2nd - Frank Spoettel (GER)
3rd - Marco Andreuccetti (ITA)

1st Woman - Maria Dominguez Gutierrez (ESP)

  Results Raceboard Youth

1st - Louis Giard (FRA)  World Champion
2nd - Thomas Goyard (FRA)
3rd - Jerome Pasquette (FRA)

1st Girl - Marie Pansera (FRA)

Final Day - Medals and Memories

Two races were completed on the final day at the Martigues 2010 World Championships- one in the morning, and one in the afternoon.

To catch the forecast early morning breeze the racing started at 9.00 am - committing competitors , coaches and race crew to an early arrival at the race site.

Fortunately the wind lasted long enough to get in one race before dropping - as expected. There followed a tense wait on the beach for the afternoon thermal breeze to kick in - which would be the normal pattern at this time of year. Eventually enough wind settled in and the final race of this series was completed before the 4.00 pm deadline for the last possible start.
Overall impressions of the event were of challenging conditions for all involved - plus medals and memories for the competitors.

Two for the Youths on Day 4

The strong mistral wind returned again but late in the afternoon the Race Committee were able to run two races for the youth fleet.  Jerome Pasquette won the first race of the day so he is now in bronze position, Louis Giard holds on to second place, leaving Thomas Goyard - who won the second race today - at the top of the leaderboard.  Fingers crossed for good winds tomorrow, the last day of competition.

Again, Testing Conditions on Day 3 at Martigues

The Race Committee managed to complete three races for all fleets (except Raceboard Youth) today despite the late start to proceedings. 

Patrik Pollak (SVK 1) has stamped his authority on the Raceboard Masters Fleet with five bullets.  German Frank Spoettel and Italian Andreuccetti are currently second and third.

Thomas Goyard from France leads the Raceboard Youths but fellow countryman Louis Giard is close behind.

Day 2 - 2 races

The second day of racing promised a big improvement on the day before when it was impossible to race - too much wind!

Unfortunately the forecast morning wind (from the north) failed to materialize - ensuring everyone had a long wait until the thermal breeze moved in. When the wind arrived, prompting the race committee to call out the racers, they were met with very unstable conditions, and further delays due to abandoned races and resetting of courses.

The race committees persisted, and at the end of a very long day - the u17 girls came off water after 8.00 pm! - 2 races were completed for all divisions and groups.  However, there were lots of protests so a busy night at the club . . . First possible start tomorrow at 12.00 hrs.

Too windy in Martigues!

43 youths and 28 masters from 11 countries have joined the biggest windsurfing championship for 20 years as Techno 293 smash their previous record competition entry.   Raceboard fleets will have their own racing area but so far there has been so much wind it s impossible to race - in excess of 30 knots with very strong and sudden gusts up to 55 knots. 

Competitors are keen to get started.  The forecast for Wednesday promises winds of around 16 km/h - fingers crossed!  Stay tuned to up-to-the minute reports on Twitter.

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