The Techno 293 World Championships in Martiuges, France and the Techno 293 US Nationals in Vineyard Haven just wrapped up with great performances from youth windsurfers at both events!
In Vineyard Haven, 15 races were run over 3 days – with the first two days having the conditions we all dream of racing in, high teens to low twenties! 26 kids from the US, Canada and Mexico showed up to compete for the National title. John Sebastian, the top Canadian Techno 293 sailor dominated the fleet with ten first place finishes! Raz Sayre (son of former world champion windsurfer, Nevin) and Chris Waldo of Gainsville, FL battled it out for second and third place. You can see full results at http://www.vhyc.org/files/Download/techno239results.htm and check out the video of the event (thanks to Dan Weiss) at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHyrp4Gl6GQ
The Techno 293 World Championships also just wrapped in Martigues, France (just outside of Marseille). The US Team consisted of Marion Lepert and Jack Lundquist from San Francisco, Margot Samson and Charlotte Samson from Clearwater, Florida and Ian Stokes from Norfolk, VA. US Junior Team coach Britt Viehman was there as well, helping the kids to achieve their best possible performance. The event was huge (almost like the old days, maybe even better) with over 350 racers! Huge congratulations to Marion Lepert, who finished 11th out of 80 girls in the 7.8m girl’s class and Ian Stokes who finished 68th out of over 150 in the boy’s 7.8m class. Check out the video from Day 1 (when it was blowing 50 knots!)
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You can see more videos and full results at www.techno293.org