The North American Championships were completed today in beautiful Cozumel, Mexico with excellent conditions and high drama. The event will long be remembered for the local hospitality, breathtaking venue, and camaraderie amongst the young sailors. The event will also be marked by the joyful ending to a rescue at sea by a 13 year old American Techno sailor of an 18 year old Mexican girl in the RS:X class.
Top competitors joined the Formula Experience Fleet from Peru, Venezuela and Mexico; along with eager young hopefuls on the Techno 293 from the USA, Mexico, Guam and Peru; locals competing in the Raceboard fleet; and a strong RS:X contingent from seven countries.
Peruvian Wilfredo Blondet Cuba took first in the Formula Experience fleet. Second placed Mexican Jose Ordonez pushed him hard and finished just two points behind him. Mexican Eduardo Cano who won the last three races took third place overall.
Not just another tropical island . . . No it definitely is not. "Heaven on Earth" - as good as it gets! All agree that week here is definitely not enough. It was a first major event for windsurfing here but definitely not the last. Perfect conditions - warm, not much current, a little wave action, and a good breeze - an incredible "playground" for competitors taking part in the Cozumel 2011 North American Championships.
Everybody wants to come again not only for racing conditions but also for other attractions that the island has to offer.
Final Results : FE
View pics here
View the event videos from SVK1pp on YouTube here or:
DAY 4 video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEME3eCDRSY
DAY 3 video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJQXdEFtqlc
DAY 2 video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO6i0s6yy_A
DAY 1 video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyC0cVT41qY