Seventeen Aussies traveled to Torbole on Lake Garda, Italy for the 2019 Windsurfer World Championships.
With 163 competitors from 18 countries it was a massive affirmation that the Windsurfer Class is back!
Incredibly tough racing across Course, Marathon and Slalom was held in 4 weight divisions for men plus the Female division. With 18-22 knot breezes it was fast and tight competition in spectacular scenery.
The Australian contingent performed incredibly well in a fleet featuring multiple Olympians, past World Champions and young guns.
Heavyweight Nick Bez from Melbourne sailed a very consistent regatta and won the Men's Overall - being named the World Champion for 2019.
Hamish Swain from Queensland is the World Youth Champion.
Mel Webb from Sydney is the Women's World Freestyle Champion.
Full results available here
A range of pictures and videos showcasing the event can be seen here
Pictures from the Australian team are here
Next Worlds are coming to Perth in Dec 2020 /Jan 2021.