|Kona World Championships 2010
Miami Beach, Florida November 1st. to 7th.
It is all set for a highly competitive and historical World Championships, with 80 competitors from 3 continents. The class is divided into four weight groups plus the ladies and cadet divisions -and with different sail sizes carefully tuned to match the (weight) divisions, ensuring even probabilities for all.
It makes the Kona One class the first in the history of windsurfing to eliminate a “sweet spot” or weight advantage of any particular group. This is significantly adding to the excitement – as it allows all weight groups to compete at equal terms in one big fleet, rather than having separate starts for each division. Likewise, it simplifies the organization and boost the recognition of the overall and true champion.
In contrast to all other windsurfing classes, propulsion (pumping) is strictly prohibited and due to its unique versatility and superb light wind performance – no minimum wind limit is required – which always guarantee successful events for sponsors and organizers.. Easy accessible, the class is attracting windsurfers of all ages and sizes, and this years Worlds will again see competitors from 10 years of age to veterans in the mid 60’s. Sailors from 40 kilos to super heavy weights – from ex Olympic and world champions to fresh youngsters, all in one class.
It is difficult to pick any favorites among the many seasoned sailors from Europe, USA, Canada, and Australia, but we believe this years Swedish Champion and young talent Adam Holm (15) will be a difficult customer to keep up with. In the ladies division the hot names at the moment are Kajsa Larsson (SWE), Manuela Buch (GER) Dominique Vallee (CAN) and Fanny Baumann (SWE).
The excitement is steadily growing as we get closer to this years main event at sunny South Miami Beach. It is in the experienced hands of the prestigious Miami Yacht Club. Not only will it be a spectacular event in tropical surroundings but also a historical one, in co-operation with the one and only Original Windsurfer Class. It is all set for the happening of the year, battling it out for the Kona World title and the Classical Windsurfer Freestyle and Slalom Cup’s for those who can handle it all.
See you there.
You can find the notice of race at http://www.mycyouthsailing.org/calendar.php