- 12 September 2011 | Windsurfing
Patrik Pollak, Harriet Ellis and Santi Arteaga have been declared Men's, Women's and Youth champions at the end of the Raceboard World Championships 2011. The competition at L'Hospitalet de L'Infant was truly enthusiastic.
It was a tough battle for Pollak to take the Men's World Champion title. Curro Manchon had a flying start with two bullets before Patrik took the next three wins. Tension mounted as Curro took the following three races but Patrik finally took control winning the last four races of the championship.
Co-organiser and competitor, Toni Colomar started as one of the favourites for the title but will no doubt still be pleased to have a place on the podium.
In the women's fleet, today's win meant that Harriet Ellis finished three points ahead of second placed Maria Domingues. Maria gave Harriet a run for her money by winning four of the races. 14 year-old Mar Lacambra did really well to come third overall.
17 year old Santi Arteaga dominated the youth fleet throughout the championships. Daniel Blinnikka, also 17, second overall, won race 5 but his battles were with 19 year old Benjamin Coisne who finished third and Toni Bonet, aged 15, who had a brief spell in the bronze position but finished fourth overall, first Junior.