Two races were completed on the final day at the Martigues 2010 World Championships- one in the morning, and one in the afternoon.
To catch the forecast early morning breeze the racing started at 9.00 am - commiting competitors, coaches and race crew to an early arrival at the race site.
Fortunately the wind lasted long enough to get in one race before dropping - as expected. There followed a tense wait on the beach for the afternoon thermal breeze to kick in - which would be the normal pattern at this time of year. Eventually enough wind settled in and the final race of this series was completed before the 4.00 pm deadline for the last possible start.
Overall impressions of the event were of challenging conditions for all involved - plus medals and memories for the competitors. Check out the last video.
Techno 293 Under 15 Girls
1st - Marta Maggetti (ITA) World Champion
2nd - Emma Labourne (GBR)
3rd - Hadar Heller (ISR)
Techno 293 Under 15 Boys
1st - Andrey Zagaynov (RUS) World Champion
2nd - Tomer Blum (ISR)
3rd - Michele Cittadini (ITA)
Techno 293 Under 17 Girls
1st - Neomi Cohen (ISR) World Champion
2nd - Atar Yuval (ISR)
3rd - Veronica Fanciulli (ITA)
Techno 293 Under 17 Boys
1st - Gael Cousin (FRA) World Champion
2nd - Maxime Labat (FRA)
3rd - Chun Leung Cheng (HKG)
Techno 293 Open
1st - Alex Navarro (FRA)
2nd - Clemence Olivry (FRA)
3rd - Jozef Masseroli (ITA)
1st - Louis Giard (FRA) World Champion
2nd - Thomas Goyard (FRA)
3rd - Jerome Pasquette (FRA)
1st Girl - Marie Pansera (FRA)
1st - Patrik Pollak (SVK) World Champion
2nd - Frank Spoettel (GER)
3rd - Marco Andreuccetti (ITA)
1st Woman - Maria Dominguez Gutierrez (ESP)