The top positions are still the same as Saturday: a medium-strong wind for the last two races

Olympic news: from September 29th to October 3rd, after the R:SX World Championships, the Circolo Surf Torbole will host the World Sailing sea trials for the choice of the Olympic board for Paris 2024.

Nago Torbole – The monotype class Kona World Championships hosted by Circolo Surf Torbole on behalf of FIV, ended today with a great success. Besides the perfect weather conditions during all the four days of competition, the gala dinner organized Saturday evening enchanted the above hundred of guests from 14 Nations, who enjoyed a breathtaking lake view from the grass of the club.

The last day of races was the apotheosis of an outstanding Championship: a sunny day with a 15 to 18 knots steady wind assured to dispute two very fast races, for a total of 13 in the all event. In the male category the Dutch Huig-Jan Tak had almost no rivals, especially in this last day races, in which he won with big gaps. So another world title for him, after the victory of 2016 Kona Worlds. Second place for the Danish Tim Aagesen with 12 point less but clearly ahead (14 points) from the American Alexander Temko, third. Temko confirmed himself as U18 Kona World Champion followed by the compatriot Maverick Putnam, who climbed up to the fourth position in the overall ranking. In the female category, the Swedish Johanna Hjertberg won the title with 7 points ahead from the Canadian Gauthier. Regarding the other categories, Anna Vasta (USA) won in the silver fleet and Jerry Caplan is the first Grand Master. The Italian-Canadian Giancarlo Brotto, native of Padua, is third Grand Master.

Torbole more and more as an Olympic center

After this challenging event – mainly from a logistic point of view because organized in mid-August – the Circolo Surf Torbole is now focused on the next very important events around Olympic activity. Torbole, as well as Circolo Surf Torbole will be back in the middle of the “five rings” world with the RS:X World Championships at first, scheduled in a month; afterwards, from September 29th to October 3rd , the World Sailing (the International Sailing Federation) has officially designated the Circolo Surf Torbole as the host of the trials for the technical decision of the next Olympic board in view of Paris 2024.

World Sailing received seven applications from class associations and manufacturers wishing to participate in the sea trials. After the Paris 2024 Windsurfer Evaluation Working Party analyzed the supplied information against the criteria outlined in the invitation to tender, the shortlisted tenders are:
• RS:X, Neil Pryde – Non foiling one design
• Glide, Glide Class – non foiling one design
• iFoil, Starboard – Foiling (convertibile)
• Formula Foil Limited, International Formula Windsurfing Class – Open Registered Series Production scheme – foiling
• Windfoil 1, Founding industry partners: Starboard, Severne, Phantom International – One design for the board – Open Registered Series Production scheme rest of equipment – foiling

The two applications that did not meet the requirements were the Windsurfer and Bow-4Z.


gold fleet:
silver fleet:

Photo gallery:

Aerial footage: Drone Trentino

President of Race Committee: Mino Miniati
Tommaso Bella
Ezio Pozzengo
Carlo Maria Rampazzo

Top positions

1- Huig-Jan Tak (NED)
2- Tim Aagesen (DEN)
3- Alex Temko (USA)
4- Maverick Putnam (USA)
5- Thomas Martinsen (NOR)
6- Marcus Walter (SWE)
7- Justin Ahearn (USA)
8- Anders Pers (SWE)
9- Jan Bitz Forstberg (DEN)
10- Magnus Lindstedt (SWE)

1- Johanna Hjertberg (SWE)
2- Andree Gauthier (CAN)
3- Lovisa Toft (SWE)
4- Angelina Flores (SWE)
5- Bryn Muller (USA)

1- Alex Temko (USA)
2- Maverick Putnam (USA)
3- Adrian Winkelman (USA)
4- Jesse Sobovitch (SWE)
5- Philip Pers (SWE)

1- Anna Vasta (USA)
2- Lucien Van Delst (NED)
3-Camilla Irenmark (SWE)
4- Per Brodam (DEN)
5- Conny Broberg (SWE)

1- Jerry Caplan (CAN)
2- Paul Fish (CAN)
3- Giancarlo Brotto (CAN)

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