Forty-two windsurfers from as far as Mexico, Canada, California, and Florida attended the Techno 293 National and the Kona One Design New England Championships at Vineyard Haven Yacht Club August 1 & 2. The Techno 293s were part of US Sailing’s Junior Olympic Festival.
The Florida sailors proved tough to beat in the light winds, taking the top three places overall in the Technos and first in the U17, U15, and U13 age groups. Five of the top sailors were traveling on to represent USA and Mexico at the Techno 293 World Championships in Medemblik, Holland where more than 350 kids, age 16 and younger, are racing in August.
Jonathan Rudich won the hotly contested U17 Class and first overall with Olivia Mew (Canada) taking the U19, Geronimo Nores winning the U15, and younger brother Manu Nores taking the U13 age groups. Emily King was the cream of the Silver Fleet in Techno 293s and will be moving to Gold Fleet in future events. Nevin Sayre edged out 2012 ISAF Youth Worlds Representative, Margot Samson, in the twenty-two board Kona One Design Class for adults.