2014 Techno 293 World Championship: great winds in Brest

The fastest windsurfers have been crowned at the 2014 Techno 293 World Championship, in Brest France.

Carlo Ciabatti is the Youth Boys world champion. With an unassuming start, 23rd on the leaderboard at the end of the first race, the 15-year-old Italian clawed his way up day by day. Next was 13th, and then came fifth and finally a first place.

Lucie Pianazza claimed the Youth Girls world title and took the first seven bullets of the championship. An emphatic win with less than half the points of her nearest rival, Katy Spychakov who was second in the junior fleet at the 2013 Worlds.

The 2014 Techno 293 Junior Boys world champion is 14-year-old Tom Arnoux. He finished 11 points clear of Lior Kamil and Itai Kafri. Just two points separated these two.

Georgia Speciale lived up to her name claiming the Junior Girls crown, with a perfect score of 9. Beaten just twice by second placed Shira Benbenisti, Speciale won by 20 points.

It was great to see two healthy Techno 293 Plus fleets competing for titles. Oel Pouliquen was victorious, and he was followed by Clement Guevel and Hugo Mollard-Tanguy.

In the Women's fleet, Lucie Belbeoch won 8 of the 10 races. Jeanne Penfornis was second with two bullets under her belt, and the third podium spot was claimed by Hisui Takahashi.