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North American Windsurfing Championships - Colourful display on day 1


'2014 North American Windsurfing Championship'    Patrik Pollak

A group of 29 competitors from the USA, Aruba, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Canada are taking part in the Techno 293 North American Windsurfing Championships alongside another 39 RS:X competitors. All were given a very warm welcome, then a colourful display of traditional dancing before the obligatory group photo call; all eagerly anticipating the imminent start of competition.

On competition day one, after the formalities of registration, measurement and the skippers meeting, competitors took to the water. The course area was set close to the shore with the finish line just 20 metres from the beach making it a perfect spot for the spectators lining the shore.

The first two bullets of the day were taken by Mac Van Den Eerenbeemt ARU-11 but he made a mistake in the third race which cost him five places.

'It was really good, I was first upwind then downwind but I thought I had to finish and went back to the shore! I realised I still had one more lap to do and went back on the water, but couldn't get my first place back although I overtook one or two.' Mac shrugged off his mistake and said, 'It was a good day with strong wind and I think I will be okay in the lighter winds too if I pump really hard and do my best.'

American brothers, Maximo (USA-102) and Geronimo Nores (USA-09) are first and second overall on the Techno 293 leaderboard, consistency being the key. Maximo took the third bullet and is just one point ahead of Geronimo, who is one point ahead of philosophical Mac.

There are just four girls in this championship but first girl, Mariana Aguilar (MEX-28) is also a very consistent sailor currently sitting in 11th overall. First junior is Manuel Nores, 12th overall.

Miguel Angel Pani, the Event Organiser, full of enthusiasm and vibrancy, is proud of this venue: 'flat water, loads of wind, a 5* destination with an international airport close by, the tourist infrastructure is first class...we couldn't ask for more. The reason that windsurfing is growing in Cancun and the Yucatan peninsula is that it receives government funding and a lot of other support. This location is also renowned for providing excellent conditions and infrastructure for international competition.'



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