Vineyard Teen Wins Windsurfing Championship

Vineyard Teen Wins Windsurfing Championship
Rasmus Sayre The newest windsurfing world champion had to miss a few days of school to bring home the gold.

Rasmus Sayre, a senior at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, took home the championship title in the Kona One class on Wednesday [November 5, 2014], after five days of racing in Islamorada, Florida. Sayre, 17, won six of 12 races.

One hundred and six sailors representing 13 countries took part in the competition, according to a press release. Danish windsurfer Tim Aagesen picked up the silver medal.

Rasmus wasn’t the only Sayre to compete at Worlds. His father, Nevin, a former world champion himself, took third place. Older sister Solvig finished 11th.

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