The 2021 World Windsurfing Championships were held last week on the Greek island of Paros. After 5 days of sailing and winds between 12 to 35 knots, Croatian windsurfer Enrico Marotti performed excellently. As a result, he became the 2021 World Champion in windsurfing, making him a double champion in the slalom discipline.
“I am very pleased with how I performed the entire regatta. I managed to sail constantly and with quality, which I am very proud of. I am happy that I managed to win the world championship again in such a big competition. I want to thank all the people who followed me, friends, family, and my girlfriend. That support means a lot to me, and I am immensely grateful for it. Many thanks also go to my physiotherapist Marin Poloni and psychologist Nenad Karabaić who helped me prepare for the whole season, and especially this regatta.”
Jordy Vonk from the Netherlands took second place in the world ranking, while Basile Jacquin from France finished third.
“In ten races, I won four first, three second, and one third and fourth place, and that was enough for gold. And I actually secured it even before the end of the competition, which tells you that I collected six negative points, and the first windsurfer behind me had 19,” Enrico told Večernji List before the Croatian national anthem was played in his honor.
“It was challenging, physically and mentally because you are at sea for eight hours every day. Becoming a world champion can also mean that you were quite lucky and that everything went well for you in that competition. But, when you win the world gold for the second time, it already means that you have confirmed your quality,” he added.
Bravo to Enrico!
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