First RS:One Convertible European champions crowned in Penmarch
- 20 July 2017 | Windsurfing
Thomas Goyard and Maëlle Guilbaud were crowned winners of the 2017 RS:One Convertible European Championships, in Penmarch, France.
The event was the first world foiling competition sanctioned and organized by the RS:One Convertible class and the International Windsurfing Association (IWA).
Up to 36 windsurfers from four continents participated in the contest, which had light winds in the 7-to-14 knots range on the final day of regattas.
The foil windsurfing competition attracted Olympic medalist Julien Bontemps, RS:X champions Thomas Goyard and Maxim Oberemko, as well as PWA campaigner Sebastian Kornum, and IFCA youth world champion Nathan Doom.
There were some pretty intense battles for podium places, especially in the men's division. After 16 races, Goyard beat Kornum by two points and secured the gold medal and the European title.
In the women's category, Guilbaud was just unstoppable, winning 12 out of 15 races. Farrah Hall secured the second place, and Coraline Foveau finished third.
The first ever RS:X Convertible World Championships will be held in Praia da Vitória, in Azores, Portugal, from the October 30 through November 4, 2017
2017 RS:One Convertible European Championships | Top 3
1. Thomas Goyard (FRA)
2. Sebastian Kornum (DEN)
3. Julien Bontemps (FRA)
1. Maelle Guilbaud (FRA)
2. Farrah Hall (USA)
3. Coraline (Foveau FRA)
1. Corto Dumond (FRA)
2. Nathan Doom (FRA)
3. Tom Arnoux (FRA)
1. Lola Sorin (FRA)
2. Jamaine Carlotti (FRA)
3. Swell Chevalier (FRA)