sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Glorious day 1 at Techno Windsurfing World Championships 2011

Glorious day 1 at Techno Windsurfing World Championships 2011

David Wells
The 2011 Techno World Championships opened up in glorious fashion this Wednesday July 20th with bright blue skies, warm 20mph winds, and plenty of action on the race course.

After what looked to be a near perfect day of racing for the Practice Race the day prior, San Francisco only upped the ante delivering exceptional racing conditions for the regatta’s first official day of action. The agenda for the day called for two races in the first half of the day with a short break before sending the fleets out for one last race.

Like yesterday’s practice race the flood tide was in full swing. When the tide is flooding here in San Francisco that means it’s working against the racers as they sail upwind to the tune of about 2.5 knots on this day. This makes calling lay lines particularly difficult and forces the sailors to use tactics to minimize its effects. Lucky for the fleet St Francis Yacht Club Member Dr. Paul Heineken supplied them with a framework document to explain the tides and offering up advice honed from Heineken’s decades of sailing these very waters. You can read Dr. Heinekens document by clicking here

Once again the fleets were split up with the largest fleet of Under 17 Boys and girls racing on the Eastern most course while the Under 15 fleets raced on the western most course. Unlike the day prior both courses were nearly identical in weather due to the complete absence of the infamous San Francisco Marine Layer.

As racing kicked off it in the Under 15 Girls fleet it was Britain’s Emma Wilson (GBR 961) off to a strong start posting two bullets and a second. Compatriot Emily Hall (GBR 714) was never far behind and managed to end her day on a high note taking the final race win. Israel’s Shai Blank (ISR 951) rounded out the top three on the day.

The Under 17 boys grinding to windward - Techno 2011 Windsurfing World Championships -  David Wells?nid=86202

Three races and three different winners in the Under 15 boy’s fleet but it was the consistent sailing of Belarus’s Mikita Tsirkun (BLR 714) that put him in the top spot at day’s end. Sharing in the bullets was Italian Mattia Onali (ITA 134) and Brenna Francioli (BRA 70) who won race 1 and race 3 respectively. Francioli however stumbled in race two posting a ninth place finish leaving him in fourth overall on the day. Belarus’s Artiom Javadav (BLR 766) capitalized with consistent sailing to hold on to third place as the day wrapped up.

The Under 17 girls saw recently crowned Formula Windsurfing World Champion American Marion Lepert (USA 143) pick up where she left off in Puerto Rico; winning. Lepert has been training hard for the event and it showed in her perfect 1-1-1 scoring line. British Teammates Noelle Finch (GBR 703) and Sills Imogen (GBR 561) took second and third respectively.

The Under 17 boy’s fleet saw fierce competition with 63 competitors vying for top honors. Adam Purcell (GBR 62) of Great Britain ended the day winning the final race and closing out on top of the leader board. French teammates Albert Chaillot (FRA 808) and Hubert Aupinel completed the top three. A notable performance was turned in by Evgeny Ayvazyan (RUS 3) of Russia who started out strong with a 1-2 scoring line only to falter in the days final race with an 18th. Look for Ayvazyan to vault up the standings as throw outs come in to play later in the week.

Racing alongside the younger fleets is the Open division and Alejandro Monllor (PUR 1) only got stronger as the day went on. Monllor, from Peru, ended the day atop the leader board with Julien Bouyer of France (FRA 192) only one point back in second. Japan’s Jun Ogawa (JPN 116) completed the top three.

Despite the small fleet the Raceboard action was well contested with Switzerland’s Vincent Huegenin trading wins with Argentinean Fernando Consorte (ARG 155) as the two dueled throughout the day. Jean Asia (FRA 171) of France is in third place.

Its On At The Techno Worlds San Francisco - Techno 2011 Windsurfing World Championships -  David Wells?nid=86202  
After racing the fleet retired to a catered party at event Sponsor Sports Basement. In addition to hosting the party with food and beverages Sports Basement gave an additional 10% off their already insanely low prices. No doubt some parental credit cards will be hurting in the morning.

Racing continues tomorrow July 21st on the San Francisco City Front with a first possible start at 11am.

Techno World Championships Results here
Day 1 Photo Gallery here




by David Wells

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=86202

6:04 AM Thu 21 Jul 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


News - USA and the World

































Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,




















470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard by 470 International Association Class,














ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Giles Scott continues to extend lead
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 7 images by Sailing Energy
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Laser and Radial winner images by Jesus Renedo
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Medal Race images by Sail-World.com
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Dutch dominate Laser and Radial in Santander
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing more than doubles overall lead
J/24 World Championship - Excitement builds for Newport racing
Volvo Ocean Race - Seb Marsset joins Team Alvimedica
Fall Seamanship training opportunities at New York Yacht Club
Rolex Big Boat Series: More images from San Francisco - Final Day
AWT Hatteras Wave Jam action commences on day 3
Rolex Big Boat Series: Images from San Francisco - Final Day
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here
Hobie 16 Open North American Championships and Pan Am Games qualifier
ISAF Sailing World Championship - Videos from Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds: Buckingham into Medal Race, 470's stay consistent
470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Defending champion on top
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Big breeze on day 6 + Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham into Laser Medal Race   
U.S. Multihull Championship - Hobie Alter Trophy to be decided   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - The kind of form most sailors only dream about   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing ahead of target   
ISAF Worlds Santander - 19 Rio 2016 Laser Radial spots awarded   
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - 21 broadcasters to take live coverage   
Rolex Swan Cup - Looking forward to the next 30 years   
America’s Cup: The Future is foiling – AC45s to be modified   
Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt   
Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander   
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Starts tomorrow   
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification   
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT