Congratulations to the Windsurf & SUP Club’s Sam, initially a Sea Gorillaz and now a committee member and coach. He’s committed to all areas of the sport – waves, racing, foiling and shows no signs of slowing down as he’s just back from the 2021 Techno Youth World Championship’s in Lake Garda, Italy!

Great performance and experience for him and the other Scots, finishing 17th (Kai), 18th (Euan) and 21st (Sam) in their fleet…brilliant!

Write up from Techno293.org:

Lake Garda – the most legendary inland sailing spot in the world in a stunning location, has welcomed yet again the Techno293 Class. This time it was special, as we had 300 competitors from Asia, Africa and Europe and being a Junior and Youth Class, it meant it was a first major event for many of the sailors coming to Torbole. 

We’ve been here for 10 days of Techno, opening with the TWF 130 International Championships, then moving swiftly on to these 2021 Techno293 World Championships, as guests of the hugely experienced and superbly well organised local club, Circolo Surf Torbole, working hand-in-hand with the IWA (International Windsurfing Association) to ensure yet another successful event. And this has been the biggest windsurf championships in the world in 2021.The IWA classes took this opportunity to thank the host and dedicated to Circolo Surf Torbole the Ceri Williams award in recognition of those who, like Ceri Williams, demonstrate that they are seeking excellence and stand at the service of the sport of windsurfing and the kids who love it. Circolo Surf Torbole represents all the values of excellence pursued by IWA in its institutional activity. Especially in 2020 and 2021 the club guaranteed a very high level of sporting, educational and didactic activity, despite the enormous difficulties encountered in the pandemic.

It’s been a challenging week for all the windsurfers too, congratulations to all of them for coming to compete, for their good humour, their skills, and for carrying the baton for this amazing class. Everyone here is a winner, but it’s all about the World Champions.

Full article here