Yael Paz: his opponent was devastated | Photo: Neuza Aires Pereira/ISAF Youth Worlds

Yael Paz and Stefaniya Elfutina have taken out the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira, Portugal.

In the last day of competition, Paz held on to take gold after a nervy finish. With three races sailed Mattia Camboni reduced Paz's four-point lead to one in Race 10 with a bullet.

One place separated them in Race 11 with two points the difference going into the showdown. The mathematics had been done before Race 12 and Camboni needed to put two places between him and Paz.


Cody Steward: the new leader of US Windsurfing

Cody Steward is the new executive director of US Windsurfing.

Steward started windsurfing in 2002, and he has been a member of US Windsurfing since 2008. He has been participating in the organization as an event organizer, competitor and instructor.

"I am excited for the opportunity to work with US Windsurfing! For years I have been trying to find ways to get more involved with the sport and help the stoke," explains Cody Steward.


Eugen, Björn and Liam Dunkerbeck: a windsurfing life

Eugen, Björn and Liam. The Dunkerbeck windsurfing family is in its third generation. A short documentary by Mathias Bergmann shows their passion for wind, boards and sails.

A long time ago, Eugen Dunkerbeck, the grandfather, traveled from Denmark to the Canary Islands to try windsurfing. Since then, he hasn't stopped.

When Björn Dunkerbeck was born in 1969, he rapidly learned how to windsurf, and immediately got into competitions. With time - a couple of decades - he collected 41 world championship titles.