Racing begins at 29er World Champs
Published on August 26th, 2021
Valencia, Spain (August 26, 2021) – The 2021 Zhik 29er World Championship got underway today for the 189 teams which completed three qualifying races in a building sea breeze which reached 15 knots near the end of final race which saw the Oscar flag flying to signal pumping under class rules was allowed. With two days of qualifying remaining, the early leaders are Antonia Schultheis/ Ole Ulrich (MLT) with top North Americans JJ Klempen/ Steven Hardee (ISV) and Sophie Fisher/ Hoel Menard (USA) in third and fourth respectively.
Racing for the 189 teams on August 26-31. All competitors must be at least 13 years of age in 2021 with no maximum age, and prizes will recognize the top men’s and women’s teams along with the top teams under 17 years of age.
North America is represented by seven teams:
JJ Klempen and Steven Hardee (ISV): 18th
Sophie Fisher and Hoel Menard (USA)
Sammie Gardner and Alice Schmid (USA)
Ian Nyenhuis and Noah Nyenhuis (USA)
Anton Schmid and Peter Joslin (USA)
Fynn Olsen and Pierce Olsen (USA)
Griffin Gigliotti and Jack Welburn (USA)