Boardsailing championships on Martha’s Vineyard

Published on July 22nd, 2013

Fifty windsurfers from Canada, Puerto Rico, Argentina and USA competed in the Techno 293 National, Kona North American, and Olympic RS:X East Coast Championships in Vineyard Haven, MA on July 19-21. The Techno 293s were part of US Sailing’s Junior Olympic Festival.

Strong winds prevailed Friday and Saturday testing the high wind expertise of the fleets. Miami YC kids dominated the Techno 293 age groups, and the top kids are traveling on from Martha’s Vineyard to represent the U.S. at the World Championships in Sopot, Poland on July 27- Aug 3. Over 400 Techno 293 competitors are expected in Poland.

Miami’s Geronimo Nores won the Techno 293 Class overall, while local favorites from the Sayre family took the other classes. Rasmus Sayre won the Olympic RS:X class, narrowly edging Alejandro Monllor from Puerto Rico, with Solvig Sayre in third overall. Nevin Sayre showed his comfort in high winds on local waters by scoring all bullets in the twenty-six board Kona One Design Class.

Eight races were also held off the beach for novice races divided into Silver and Bronze fleets, with Mikey Cosgrave, Schuyler St Germain, and Sage White topping those classes. Special recognition goes to the team from American Yacht Club whose infectious enthusiasm carried the day in the Bronze fleet.

Above photo of 13 yr old Steven Cramer jamming on Techno 293 to bullet in 20 knots.


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