This first week of July the IFCA Y&M World Championship took part at the Circolo Surf Torbole on Lake Garda. 170 riders under 21 years of age and over 35! This is the rule to be able to take part at this exclusive world championships. 20 countries present from the whole world to conquer the available titles. The 5-day event only saw 2 windy days where riders used sails from 7.0 to 9.2.
In the master class it was our Point-7 Boss, Andrea Cucchi, to win the World title with 2 bullets. Amazing to have our own boss racing at this level. Not only running the company and testing his own gear, but also racing it and taking it to victory. It’s a luxury for a windsurfing brand.
Bora Kozanoglu, from Turkey in the same category was crowned Vice-World Champion, just behind the team manager. 2 riders on the top part of the podium has made Point-7 very proud! Always in top 10 from our Black Team, is Laurent Giovanelli from New Caledonia and Markus Purwitzer from Austria. They both finished respectively first and third the Gran Master division, taking again an important part of the podium in a different division!
Basile Jaquin from France, with 2 solid second places, is the Youth IFCA Slalom Vice-World Champion. Another great result from the raising talents in our Black Team. Francesco Scagliola and Alkis Vovos finish respectively 6th and 10th in the same division.
Andrea Cucchi: “I was happy to meet my Youth, Junior, Master and Grand Master riders from the Point-7 Black Team. They did a great job in jumping on podium or top 10! Congratulations! I was happy to take part at this event, as it’s where young talents can express themselves. I hope the Ifca class will be able to organize more events like these, especially for the Youths. It’s important to have an alternative for those who finish the Techno Class activity and want to jump into slalom. For myself I can be happy. This year I took part at 4 main events. It was either a title or a 4th till now! I took the IFCA Slalom Master World title this week, after the Italian title last month. 4th at Defi and 4th at the One-hour Classic. The more I race my AC-One the more I realize how great they are on the race course! Happy to race for the Circolo Surf Torbole who managed to run this Ifca Y&M Worlds in a super smooth and professional way. With 170 participants it was a great mission. Can’t wait to next event!“