The fifth and final day capped what was a spectacular 2011 Techno Windsurfing World Championships.
Kieran Martin (GBR 926) started off the regatta on a slow note but from there he only got faster quickly dialing in to what it takes to win in San Francisco. Martin swept the final day with back to back wins vaulting him to a world title.
Saskia Sills (GBR 956) continued the strong British performance at these worlds bookending the Under 17 Boys title with victory in the Under 17 Girls. The action in this division was absolutely thrilling with the world title coming down to the final race. Read more
With sunny skies most of the week it was time for a fog day here in San Francisco. As the sailors rigged up for racing the fog itself was racing towards Alcatraz. The eastern and western courses were again quite different with respect to the wind speed and steadiness. Read more
The day came in like a lamb and went out like a lion as the San Francisco fog bank upped the game today hurling consistent 20-22knot winds at the fleet of competitors. This is spirited bunch however and they came ready for action taking all San Francisco could throw at them and coming back for more. Read more
With three races sailed the day prior day two's action was limited to two races. Racing got underway by noon time and with a fresh 18-20 mph sea breeze once again blowing across both courses the two races were quickly wrapped up allowing for the sailors and their families to have the rest of the day to check out San Francisco . . . more on Waterhound.com
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 it was time to get down to business. 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 2 races in the first half of the day with a short break before sending the fleets out for one last race.