The Pacasmayo Classic wave event (the Peru stop on the AWT) and the Kona North American Championships in Minnesota both took place the last weekend of August. Two very different disciplines of windsurfing in two very different locations – but the same fun and windsurfing stoke at both!
The Kona North American’s were held on Lake Waconia, just outside of Minneapolis, MN. Kona is a one-design class with everyone racing on the Kona One board and the one-design sail for their weight class (bigger sails for bigger folks). The one-design concept along with the no pumping rule in the Kona class makes for tight, close racing. With 50 people on the start line, the mark roundings were crowded and exciting! Joachim Larsson and his daughter Kajsa from Sweden took first and second place overall, Arden Anderson, Steve Johnson and Adam Anderson rounded out the top five. For more information on the Kona class check out www.konaone.com The results broken down by class are as follows:
Women: 1st Kajsa Larsson, 2nd Karen Marriott, 3rd Jamie Keltz
Lightweight (7.4m sail): 1st Joe Marotti, 2nd Bruce Matlack, 3rd Jeff Adamski
Midweight (8.2m sail): 1st Joachim Larsson, 2nd Arden Anderson, 3rd Peter Hill
Heavyweight (9.0m sail): 1st Steve Johnson, Adam Anderson, Rob Evans
Super Heavyweight (9.8m sail): 1st Steve Calloway, 2nd Paul Matousek
The Pacasmayo Classic was a departure for the American Windsurfing Tour crew – travelling all the way to Peru! Camille Juban took first place, Tatiana Howard won the women’s and Fabrice Beaux won the master’s. More stories, pictures and videos can be found at www.americanwindsurfingtour.com