Furmanski and Wilson conquer the 2014 RS:X Youth World Championships

October 27, 2014 | Windsurfing
Radoslaw Furmanski: faster than boats | Photo: RSX Youth World Championships

Radoslaw Furmanski and Emma Wilson won their medal races to clinch the 2014 RS:X Youth World Championships at Clearwater, Florida, USA.

The standings were tight, and everyone knew what they had to do. With 20,000 people in the beach, and the combination of bright sunshine and strong 14 knots breeze, all eyes were on the decisive races.

In the Women's medal race, there were four windsurfers having a clear shot at the title, but it was Emma Wilson who showed poise beyond her years. After a good start she was the only one to hit the starboard lay line, went full throttle and was gone.

"When I got to the top mark. I looked back, and everyone was gone. I thought I had done something wrong! I don't even know how I did it; I'm so happy!", expressed Wilson.

Berenice Mege, from France, finished three spots ahead of reigning world champion Marta Maggetti to take the silver medal, with Maggetti hanging on to third place to make it onto the podium for the second year in a row.

In the Men's division, the battle was on from the start between Mattia Camboni and Radoslaw Furmanski. The deciding moment in the race appears to have been at the bottom mark.

Camboni was leading, but he didn't see the mark with the sun in his face, and so he gybed too late. Radoslaw gybed inside and stayed in control from that point on.

"I'm very happy because this year I also won the European Championships, and now I'm a world champion!," stated Furmanski. Toni Bonet had a solid medal race after a consistent week of racing in Clearwater and rounds up the men's podium.

2014 RS:X Youth World Championships | Final Results

Youth Men
1. Radoslaw Furmanski (POL)
2. Mattia Camboni (ITA)
3. Toni Bonet Macias (ESP)

Youth Women
1. Emma Wilson (GBR)
2. Berenice Mege (FRA)
3. Marta Maggetti (ITA)

Under 17 Men
1. Francesco Tomasello (ITA)
2. Yoay Omer (ISR)
3. Lars Van Someren (NED)

Under 17 Women
1. Emma Wilson (GBR)
2. Noy Drihan (ISR)
3. Shoval Ravitzky (ISR)

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