Techno 293 National ChampionshipTechno 293 U.S. National, Kona North American, and RS:X East Coast Windsurfing Championships
Vineyard Haven Yacht Club July 19-21, 2013
Fifty windsurfers from Canada, Puerto Rico, Argentina and USA competed in the Techno 293 National, Kona North American, and Olympic RS:X East Coast Championships this weekend. The Techno 293s were part of US Sailing’s Junior Olympic Festival.
Strong winds prevailed Friday and Saturday testing the high wind expertise of the fleets. Miami YC kids dominated the Techno 293 age groups, and the top kids are traveling on from Martha’s Vineyard to represent the U.S. in the World Championships in Sopot, Poland starting next week. Over 400 Techno 293 competitors are expected in Poland.
Miami’s Geronimo Nores won the Techno 293 Class overall, while local favorites from the Sayre family took the other classes. Rasmus Sayre won the Olympic RS:X class, narrowly edging Alejandro Monllor from Puerto Rico, with Solvig Sayre in third overall. Nevin Sayre showed his comfort in high winds on local waters by scoring all bullets in the twenty-six board Kona One Design Class. Eight races were also held off the beach for novice races divided into Silver and Bronze fleets, with Mikey Cosgrave, Schuyler St Germain, and Sage White topping those classes. Special recognition goes to the team from American Yacht Club whose infectious enthusiasm carried the day in the Bronze fleet.
For results, photos, and more information see www.vhyc.org or contact Vineyard Haven Yacht Club at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Nevin Sayre email@example.com.