Please select your home edition
Edition
Pantaenius EU 728x90

Crowning at the Raceboard Youth and Masters World Championships

by IWA Office on 20 Jun 2013
2013 RBYM Worlds Trieste Final Report. RBYM
12 countries were represented at the Raceboard Youth and Masters World Championships which took place at Marina Julia, Monfalcone. Sunny skies and warm weather, but only light breezes ahead of an afternoon storm, meant competitors had plenty of opportunity to catch up with old friends and discuss new concepts before the event opening ceremony.

A frustrating day two at the Raceboard Youth and Masters Worlds for both competitors and race committee.
The first possible start scheduled for 11.30 was delayed until early afternoon as the wind eventually shifted into the right direction for the thermic breeze.

One race was possible before the wind dropped and began to swing back to gradient wind direction. Competitors were sent ashore to await improvement, which eventually came and out they went again. But, once again, the wind eased off and delayed the start of race two. Sadly no improvement led to the end of racing for the day.

Master Pawel Gardasiewicz (POL-102), winner of the first race, said it was a great opening to the championship. Even though not enough wind to plane it was very nice to race with friends, he had a very good start and maintained the lead throughout. In second place was Grandmaster Karel Baranek from Slovakia, followed by Italian Paco Wirz.
Giuseppe Zerillo (ITA-07) headed the youth fleet, with Daniel Blinnikka from Finland in second and Marcos Guedez from France was third.

Day three of the Youth and Masters Worlds in Monfalcone dawned bright and sunny . . . and calm. However, the breeze kicked in during the afternoon enabling two races to be run, albeit in marginal planing conditions.
Pawel Gardasiewicz (POL-102) continued his domination of this light wind racing with two more bullets and Czech Radim Kamensky took second place in each. German Grandmaster Frank Spoettel took two thirds, bringing him up to fourth place on the leaderboard. Paco Wirz, third the previous day, had to make do with two fourths but maintained his third place overall.

Likewise in the youth fleet, Giuseppe Zeriolo (ITA-07) also took two bullets today. However, there was a little more competition between Daniel Blinnikka from Finland and Marcos Guidez from France who took a second and third each. Their positions remained the same as the day before on the leaderboard.

Even if the wind was reluctant to join the party, the hospitality at Windsurf Marina Julia was second to none and competitors and friends were certainly enjoying the atmosphere.

Conditions were far from perfect in Monfalcone on Day four, but there was always the fun factor which makes events like this memorable.

Patience paid off and later in the afternoon again two light wind races were sailed.

The leaders of the Masters and Youth Fleets - Pawel Gardasiewicz and Giuseppe Zerillo - seemed unbeatable, both revelling in these light wind conditions, winning every race, each with perfect scores.

In the youth fleet Daniel Blinnikka (FIN-5) had eight points in second place overall and Marcos Guedez (FRA-1010) was three points behind with 11. He would no doubt be cursing his OCS in the first of the day's races.

In the Masters Grandmaster Frank Spoettel from Germany had jumped past Italian Paco Wirz into second place on the leaderboard with his two seconds, pleased to be able to discard his first race of the event. It was the worst day of the event for Czech Radim Kamensky who had now slipped off the podium into fourth place.

Ceri Williams said, 'This is a good event, the club is well organised, very enthusiastic. Competitors are enjoying the event and there is still a chance there may be more wind for the end of the championship.'

However, the Raceboard Youth and Masters World Championships drew to a close at Windsurfing Marina Julia, Monfalcone with just one more race on the final day, making a total of 6 races to count.

Congratulations to champions Pawel Gardasiewicz (POL-102) and Giuseppe Zerillo (ITA-07), lightwind specialists, who both made it clear right from the start that they were in it to win it, taking bullets in every single race. Overall positions in the top three remained the same as the day before.

Lyrics of the famous song say 'we are the champions my friend' but the raceboard spirit dictates something more like 'these are the champions, my friends'.

There is no doubt this event will be remembered for its warmth - not only the weather but the hospitality, atmosphere and friendship amongst competitors. The race committee had done an excellent job in frustrating wind conditions and the hospitality of Windsurfing Marina Julia had been second to none and a whole lot of fun.

Masters:
First, Pawel Gardasiewicz (POL-102)
Second, Frank Spoettel (GER-114) - First Grandmaster
Third Paco Wirz (ITA-1911)

First Veteran and only Woman in the Masters Fleet was Maria Antonia Dominguez (ESP-011) - 12th overall first SuperVeteran (and oldest competitor at age 67) was Paco Manchon (ESP-009) - 15th overall

Youths:
First Giuseppe Zerillo (ITA-312)
Second Daniel Blinnikka (FIN-5)
Third Marcos Guedez (FRA-1010)

First (and only) female youth Ginevra Gabrielli - fourth overall




Southern Spars - 100Protector - 660 x 82Zhik Isotak Ocean 660x82

Related Articles

TwinTip - Racing Asian Championships - Battle for first place
Winds began early this morning, and crew made short time of pumping kites and getting first rounds of racing underway Winds began early this morning in Pranburi, and the crew made short time of pumping kites and getting the first rounds of racing underway, fearing that a strange forecasted weather front would move in early in the afternoon and kill the wind.
Posted on 17 Mar
Philippines' Chriistian Tio dominates at 2017 TTR Asian Championships
Today marked the first day we have seen the future Youth Olympic course in action, and it was indeed a sight to see Today marked the first day we have seen the future Youth Olympic course in action, and it was indeed a sight to see. The downwind slalom course was raced in eight man fleets, with rider’s zig zagging back and forth from the beach right in front of a crowd of impressed onlookers.
Posted on 16 Mar
IKA TwinTip Racing Asian Championships kick off in Pranburi – Day 1
Proceedings started over the weekend with the Moose Thailand Kiteboarding Championship running ahead of the Continentals The week-long event organized by KTA (Kiteboard Tour Asia) brings together both the Asian Continental Championships and Thai National Series. The event also for the first time sees the new Youth Olympic TT:R race format which all eyes are on and promises to provide some highly entertaining racing as the week progresses.
Posted on 15 Mar
Sanya awarded Youth Sailing World Championships
World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport is pleased to announce that Sanya, China will host the 2017 edition The 2017 selection process opened in November 2016 after the Israeli Sailing Association exercised the right to withdraw from hosting the 2017 edition as a final contract had not been concluded.
Posted on 22 Feb
European Freestyle Pro Tour – 2017 calendar released
2017 will see exciting tour-stops, a great comeback as well as events that became regulars and highly upgraded the tour. 2017 will see exciting new tour-stops, a great comeback as well as events that became regulars and highly upgraded the European tour over the past years.
Posted on 22 Feb
Richard Vs Barack; Foiler Vs Kiteboard at Necker Island, BVI
It was a huge honour to be able to invite President Barack and Michelle Obama down to the British Virgin Islands It was a huge honour to be able to invite President Barack and Michelle Obama down to the British Virgin Islands for a complete break after Barack finished his second term as President. It was tremendous to offer him the chance to learn to kitesurf. The sport has really taken off in the past decade and we have the perfect conditions and team to help anyone learn.
Posted on 8 Feb
World Cup Series - McNay and Hughes (USA) claim third Miami Gold
The final five medal races were held at World Cup Series Miami 2017, Presented by Sunbrella on Sunday The final five medal races were held at World Cup Series Miami 2017, Presented by Sunbrella (January 22-29, 2017) on Sunday, capping off a successful 28th year of North America’s premier Olympic classes regatta. U.S. Olympians Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.) won their fourth Miami medal in the last five years, with three of those medals being gold.
Posted on 30 Jan
Six Miami medals as first 2017 World Cup concludes
Britain’s sailors concluded their first World Cup regatta of the 2020 cycle with a six-medal haul Britain’s sailors concluded their first World Cup regatta of the 2020 cycle with a six-medal haul as the Sailing World Cup Miami drew to a close on Biscayne Bay on Sunday (29 January).
Posted on 30 Jan
World Series Cup - Hitting the right notes in Miami
Zegers and teammate Annaloes van Veen displayed incredible poise to grab the Women's 470 title. A classically trained concert pianist, Afrodite Zegers (NED) is no stranger to the big stage. So when the pressure was at fever pitch in the final race of the 2017 World Series Cup Miami presented by Sunbrella, and the proverbial lights of a live worldwide broadcast at its brightest, Zegers and teammate Annaloes van Veen displayed incredible poise to grab the Women's 470 title.
Posted on 30 Jan
American sailors ready to challenge for Medals on Sunday in Miami
Five of the ten scheduled medal races took place on Saturday at World Cup Series Miami 2017 Five of the ten scheduled medal races took place on Saturday at World Cup Series Miami 2017, Presented by Sunbrella (January 22-29, 2017), with US Sailing Team boats competing in the Men’s 49er and Nacra 17 classes as online audiences watched from around the world. On Sunday, multiple American boats will have a shot at the podium as the regatta comes to a close.
Posted on 29 Jan