Julien Bouyer: he smells victory

Julien Bouyer has conquered the 2011 Techno Windsurfing World Championships, after claiming the Open Division and only growing his lead on the day's final two races. Teammate Marc Lavaud showed he had the speed to beat Bouyer from time to time but the outcome was never seriously in question.

The competition was held at the St. Francis Yacht Club, in San Francisco, California.

Puerto Rico's Alejandro Monllor's managed to hold on tight to third place, but it was by the slimmest of margins as Japan's Jun Ogawa was doing all he could to dislodge Monllor from the final podium spot. The two sailors were locked up at 30 points each with the tiebreaker going in Monllor's favor.


In the Raceboard action Switzerland's Vincent Huegenin was in control of his own destiny and he nearly cost himself the regatta. Argentine's Fernando Consorte saved his best performance for the end taking the final two bullets of the regatta.

Consorte however needed help from Frenchmen Jean Asia in order to beat Huegenin but it was not to be. Huegenin took home top honors with Fernando Consorte in second and Jean Asia in third. In the Women's Open division Japan's Makiko Tanaka took top honors.

Results:

Open

1 BOUYER, Julien
2 LAVAUD, Marc
3 MONLLOR, Alejandro
4 OGAWA, Jun
5 TAKUYA, Fukumura
6 MEGUMI, Iseda
7 KOIKE, Tetsushi
8 MEGUMI, Komine
9 HARDHOLT, Sjors
10 KIBIREV, Andrey

Raceboard

1 HUEGENIN, Vincent
2 CONSORTE, Fernando
3 ASIA, Jean

Source: Waterhound