Two races were completed on the final day at the Martigues 2010 World Championships- one in the morning, and one in the afternoon.
To catch the forecast early morning breeze the racing started at 9.00 am – committing competitors , coaches and race crew to an early arrival at the race site. [more]
Fortunately the wind lasted long enough to get in one race before dropping – as expected. There followed a tense wait on the beach for the afternoon thermal breeze to kick in – which would be the normal pattern at this time of year. Eventually enough wind settled in and the final race of this series was completed before the 4.00 pm deadline for the last possible start.
Overall impressions of the event were of challenging conditions for all involved – plus medals and memories for the competitors.
1st – Louis Giard (FRA) World Champion
2nd – Thomas Goyard (FRA)
3rd – Jerome Pasquette (FRA)
1st – Marie Pansera (FRA)
1st – Patrik Pollak (SVK) World Champion
2nd – Frank Spoettel (GER)
3rd – Marco Andreuccetti (ITA)
1st Woman – Maria Dominguez Gutierrez (ESP)