If you want to win gold medal at Olympic Games like Faustine Merret, who officially opened this championship, did in Athens, the best place to start is here in Quiberon. This BIC Techno 293 + Worlds is the first qualification event for the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires next year.
Most of the day was dedicated to the sailors' registration. At 5pm, 169 competitors from 31 countries were registered.
The opening ceremony took place in a warm atmosphere in the presence of the mayor of St Pierre Quiberon Laurence Le Duvehat, the regional Marketing and Communication representative at Bic Sport Benoit Treguilly, the race committee chairman Didier Flamme, the president of the International Windsurfing Association Marc Cardon, the assistant director of the ENVSN. Nautic Sports and Sailing National School and the president of the French Regional Sailing committee of Morbihan Philippe Meunier.
Both Bruno Le Breton and Nicolas Henard respectively presidents of the Brittany Sailing league and the French Sailing Federation could not attend the event but transmitted their wishes of success to all teams.
Faustine Merret, the French Olympic champion in windsurfing for the Athens Olympic Games of 2004 declared open the 2017 World Plus Techno BIC 293 championship.