RS:X YW FINAL

New Youth Windsurfing World Champions Crowned at The 2016 RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championships

A light Mediterranean breeze, changes within the rankings and lots of emotions and drama on the final competition day.

Great back to back final races for the men gold, silver fleets and the women final race, followed by the Medal races which included the top 10 competitors who got to challenged each other, for the last time in the great show off, in front of the Limassol Nautical Sailing Club in Limassol, Cyprus.
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Another great Championship event has come to an end for The International RS:X Olympic Windsurfing Class. After a week of interesting sailing in conditions that vary, from strong winds to light wind at the end of the week,  making this World Championship a pretty interesting and emotional one for all involved.

Congratulations to all Youth competitors who participated in the World Championship and last but not least the new RS:X Youth World Champions: Katy Spychakov and Yoav Omer who defended his World Champion title.
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Podium:

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Men
1. Yoav Omer IRS 24 | 2016 RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Champion
2. Camille Bouyer FRA 2
3. Tom Reuveny ISR 60

RS:X Youth World Championship || 2016-11-26, Limassol, Limassol Nautical Club , Cyprus || © Copyright 2016 || Robert Hajduk - ShutterSail.com || All Rights Reserved ||
Women
1. Katy Spychakov ISR 32 | 2016 RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Champion
2. Noy Drihan ISR 20
3. Mariam Sekhposyan RUS 13

The International RS:X Olympic Windsurfing Class would like to thank all the volunteers, the racing management committee and its officials, the water crew, Icarus Sailing Media, Robert Hajduk (Shuttersail), The Organizers, Limassol Nautical Club and all the Sponsors who made this successfully accomplished World Championship event possible.

Be ready for Next Year, The 2017  RS:X Youth Windsurfing World Championships will be in Torbole, Lake Garda ITALY.


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RS:X YW DAY 5

Day 5 at The 2016 RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship

Competitors skills put to test in light wind conditions on the 5th competition day.

The Youths head out to challenge the tricky conditions, the day before the Final day, some concerned yet all concentrated. It was all or nothing, anyone could take the lead after a packed start, as boards glide trough the swells towards the upwind mark followed by performing pumping techniques on the downwind leg towards the gate and back up. Again a total of 3 Races were completed with some interesting performances from those who favor the lighter winds compared to the previous days.

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The defending Champion, Israel’s Yoav Omer who has been having a great event performance so far had the following to say: “This week was very difficult for me, in a way it has been pretty much hectic, all those previous days it has been super windy with close action and everybody was fighting, also difficult for the race committee. I am happy to be able to win this competition before the medal race. In the strong winds its easier for me to perform well, but in the light winds today I was good so it did not really matter for me. I am happy, I came here with the focus to win this Worlds. Tomorrow is the Medal Race and I am prepared, no stress, just have to do good that’s all. After this championship I am officially qualified to go to my last event for the season at the Auckland 2016 Youth Sailing World Championship. I then will move up to the RSX seniors for the next season”.

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Spain’s Cornudella Sole: “I am used to sail in light conditions at home in Barcelona, Spain as we have much more light wind days compared to strong wind days. Today’s conditions were much better for me as I am totally used to this. Other competitors from other countries were faster in the previous days and had more control in the stronger winds, I just could not control my board as they did and I think that, that was one of the important things, to be confident and to keep the board speed. Today I was happy, I was waiting for these conditions and it went great. Tomorrow is important for the top 10, unfortunately I am not in, but it will be just another racing day, I will try to keep improving myself and its great to have the opportunity to learn, analyze and to watch what the other guys will do to. Its my last year in the Youths category and I will continue my training and improvements”.

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Few quick comments from Israel’s Katy Spychakov, currently in second position in the women fleet :
“This week has been a difficult one, the girls are all good and the wind was very strong especially yesterday.
I do prefer more light winds, today went OK, now a little bit stressed but I think it will be OK, just want to do better.

More words from; Mariam Sekhposyan from St. Petersburg who spends her time training in Sochi, the southern part of Russia. “This season been exciting, I participated in the RS:X Europeans and it was a great experience.
For me it was a special event, because in previous events I was really bad in strong winds.
Now I feel that I am stronger and better, I managed to stay in the top and I am proud of myself.
In today’s light wind conditions we could really see who the good and all-round sailors were.
The last four days here, were amazing, I trained hard for this… after this event I will be the one to represent Russia in the Auckland 2016 Youth Sailing World Championship.

Tomorrow is the big show time, the final competition day of the 2016 RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship in Limassol, Cyprus.

Saturday, 26th November 2016 “ The Final Day”
Youth Men MEDAL RACE

Youth Women MEDAL RACE

 

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