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2010 IWA Junior, Youth and Masters Windsurfing European Championships

2010 Youth Olympic Games Qualification Event for Techno 293 Class
El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz, Spain
27th December 2009 to 3rd January 2010

An International Windsurfing Association sanctioned event



Under 17 Boys

Under 17 Girls

Under 15 Boys

Under 15 Girls



Team GBR videos:
Day 1 / Day 2 / Day 3 / Day 4 / Day 6

photos on Facebook by Mara Escassi

Reports and Pics from Windthings

Notice of Race




Final day in Cadiz and racing for all divisions . . .
Posted On:  04/01/2010 10:36:47 AM
Two races for all divisions on the final day of racing at the 2010 European Championships.  It was also the day that the first qualification places for the Singapore Youth Olympics were decided.

There were four places available in both the under 17 boys and girls divisions - only those sailors born in 1994 and 1995 could qualify their countries:


Girls - FRA, POL, ISR, ESP.

Predominantly light winds was the order of the day ensuring a very wide mixture of conditions tested the sailors in these championships. Consistency won the day!

Here are the podium finishers in each division:

Under 17 Boys

1) Gael Cousin (FRA 753)
2) Yann Dupont (FRA 972)
3) Maxime Labat (FRA 0)

Under 17 Girls

1) Lea Mattei (FRA 293)
2) Hanna Idziak (POL 416)
3) Cidane Humeau (FRA 6)

Under 15 Boys

1) Mattia Camboni (ITA 88)
2) Michelle Citadini (ITA 38)
3) Evgeny Ayvazyan (RUS 3)

Under 15 Girls

1) Marta Maggetti (ITA 157)
2) Saskia Sills (GBR 956)
3) Imogen Sills (GBR 561)


1) Alexandre Navarro (FRA 600)
2) Adrien Richard (FRA 601)
3) Titouan Gueroult-Bellone (FRA 299)

Full Results

Photos - Patrick de Bruyn, Windthings, has made a great offer.

"If somebody wants a picture from my album they can get it in a higher resolution for free. All they have to do is send me an email with the name of the album, the nr of the picture and the sailnumber of the sailor.

Within a few days they get the picture by email."

Contact Patrick

Light winds and a frustrating wait for the wind . . .
Posted On:  03/01/2010 10:04:33 AM
A nice sunny day greeted the competitors arriving at the event site for day 5 of the European Championship. Unfortunately it was also light winds, but at least the waves and swell had also disappeared. Eventually the wind was enough to call out the under 15 fleet and the under 17 girls. Only one race was possible before the wind dropped and the racers were sent back to the beach. Eventually the race officer decided to cancel racing for the day; and we look forward to the final day and a promising wind forecast.

A new winner in each fleet - Evgeny Ayrazgan RUS 3 (u15 boys); Marta Maggetti ITA 157 (u15 girls); Monika Kraszewska POL 120 (u17 girls)

full results

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A busy New Years Day for techno racers . . .

After the disappointment of no racing on day 3 it was a relief to be greeted by more sun, but less wind and waves, on day 4 of the European Championship!  Originally scheduled as a "reserve day", full use was taken of a promising forecast to validate the championship for all techno fleets.  It was the first opportunity for the under 15's to show their potential.  Current world champion, Saskia Sills (GBR 956) heads the leaderboard after 3 races, ahead of Marta Maggetti (ITA 157) and twin sister Imogen Sills (GBR 561)

It is even closer in the boys fleet with just one point separating Michel Cittadini (ITA 38) from second placed Mattia Camboni (ITA 88).

The under 17 girls completed the first part of the days proceedings with a further 3 races, back to back.  Cidane Humeau (FRA 6) had a perfect day with three firsts, which brought her within one point of overnight leader Lea mattei (FRA 161).  Despite a poor race 4, by her standards, Hanna Idziak (POL 416) remains within striking distance of the leaders.

French sailors continue to dominate the Under 17 boys division, with the top 5 positions in the Gold Fleet.  Gael Cousin (FRA 753) moves into pole position after a solid performance in the first day of finals, and despite a DNC in race 1 of the championship!  However, there is very little to separate the following pack of french sailors, and it is all still to fight for.

Click here for full results

Under 15 girls

1) Saskia Sills (GBR 956)
2) Marta Maggetti (ITA 157)
3) Imogen Sills (GBR 561)

Under 15 boys

1) Michel Cittadini (ITA 38)
2) Mattia Camboni (ITA 88)
3) Adrien Mestre (FRA 146)

Under 17 Girls

1) Lea Mattei (FRA 161)
2) Cidane Humeau (FRA 6)
3) Hanna Idziak (POL 416)

Under 17 Boys

1) Gael Cousin (FRA 753)
2) Maxime Labat (FRA 0)
3) Yann Dupont (FRA 972)

View Windthings Photo Gallery

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Under 17 Girls championship gets started . . .

Day two of the championship produced wind and waves in abundance, but today the sail out of the harbour channel to the course area was "manageable" for most of the fleet.  The Under 17 girls had a long wait before getting their championship started - but at 15.00 their chance came.  Two races back to back and a tie break for first place separated Hanna Idziak (POL 416) from Lea Mattei (FRA 161).

However it was once again considered unsuitable for the under 15 racers and they were released for the day before the D flag for the under 17 girls.

Earlier in the day the decision was made to send out the Under 17 boys with the intention of 3 races back to back.  Another tough day in prospect, but with a dire forecast for the final day of gold fleet qualification it was motivation enough to complete the minimum 4 races required to make the final cut.

French sailors dominated the top 3 positions in both yellow and blue groups - and lead the series after day 2:

1) Dante Chiapello (FRA 314)
2) Martin Olmeta (FRA 1)
3) Maxime Labat (FRA 0)

It was also a clean sweep of podium positions for France in the Techno Open. This fleet was sent to start with the Raceboard Youth and Masters, as two course areas were set today. Three back to back races and 3 bullets for Adrien Richard (FRA 601)

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A tough first day at the Europeans!

Challenging conditions faced the young racers in the first day of racing at the 2010 European Championship.

189 competitors, a record entry for a Europeans, registered in what is also the first qualification regatta for the 2010 Youth Olympics.

With 100 registered in the under 17 boys it was necessary to separate the fleet into two groups - yellow and blue - and it was these racers who were called out to race on the only race area available to the race committee due to the wind and sea conditions.

Although sailing conditions were difficult over the course, the real challenge was sailing from the harbour and down the channel to the open water!

33 competitors started race one; and 31 finished.  Many others tried, but failed, to reach the starting area, in what became increasingly difficult conditions. There was no disgrace in recording DNS in such conditions. Full credit to the race committee, coaches and support crews for the efficient management of the day's racing.

Top finishers were:

Yellow Group:
1) Dante Chiapello FRA 314
2) Maxime Labat FRA 0
3) Aleksander Tugaryev FRA972

Blue Group:
1) Martin Olmeta FRA 1
2) Yann Dupont FRA 972
3) Damia Ferrer ESP 25

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