Tim Aagesen clinches 2011 Kona World Championships

August 6, 2011 | Windsurfing
Tim Aagesen: veteran winner

After four days of intense racing in Danish water of Nivaa windsurfing legend Tim Aagesen is the new world champion in ISAF-class Kona One. Swedish talent Adam Holm finished second.

No one was even close to touch former PWA racer Tim Aagesen, from Denmark. His record after finished racing was 1-(2)-1-(8)-1-2-1-1-1-15-1-DNF. He took the Kona board to a whole new level in terms of speed.

"We were delighted when Tim Aagesen decided to join the Kona One Class. Being a world class windsurfer he is a great inspiration to the rest of the racers", says Steen Buck Hansen, head of the race organization.

Just as last year’s championships in Miami the young Swede Adam Holm (18 year old) won the silver medal. His tactical skills and few mistakes took him all the way to the podium before Joachim Larsson (SWE) finishing third.

The World Championships were held in Danish Nivaa. All together close to 60 sailors from three continents and countries such as China, Slovenia and USA competed.

The Kona One Class is one of the fastest growing windsurfing classes in the world and part of ISAF. A one type class where all sailors have identical boards. The same sail is used in all conditions and size is according to weight to give the most fair conditions possible.