Antoine Albeau wins the Starboard One Hour Classic

July 7, 2010 | Windsurfing
Starboard One Hour Classic: that is 60 minutes and not a single second more

First day, the wind comes light and the riders are starting the long distance, that will be having them fighting for 1 hour from one side to the other of the Lake, with big gear.

Alberto Menegatti takes the lead, followed by Maynard and Allen, but the wind comes light quickly, and even if Menegatti and Allen are keeping planning the race gets stopped, letting the first day to an end.

Sunday, the north wind comes and the race directors are deciding in running only half-hour, cause of the instability of the wind that can change very quickly intensity.

The second day starts with wind that was going from 15 to 25 knots with Menegatti, Allen, and Maynard on their bigger sails and boards letting an easy game for Albeau on 8,6 winning with a good lead.

The fight behind is anyway hard, with after the start Allen on second, Maynard on 3rd, and Menegatti in 4th. Alberto minute after minute menages to catch meter on meter on both his contender, being able to overtake first Maynard and then Allen.


"I'm stoked on my result. After the start, I seriously thought i wouldn't be able to finish the race with such a big sail, but I got actually astonished at how easy my rig was, and even if i was completely overpowered i managed to keep a good speed throughout all course first catching up after a bad start and then having secured my second place with a good margin."

"In the Race i used my 9,5 SC Race with my Isonic 131 together with my new boom, the Tecnlomits Contact. The all Kit was just perfect flying over every single gust."

1- Antoine Albeau FRA-192
2- Alberto Menegatti ITA-4
3- Steve Allen
4- Finian Maynard