During the October school break, from Oct. 20th to Nov. 2nd I flu with my sister to Cagliari (Sardinia-Italy) to take part to the Techno Windsurfing World Championships. This was the most important youth windsurfing competition of the year, and I was very excited to be part of it. Almost four hundred athletes arrived motivated to become the new World Champion. I met people from New Zealand, Singapore, US, Argentina, Israel and from many other countries, and many of them became good friends. I have been training for the previous months with the very ambitious goal to finish in the first ten athletes. This year I am in the U15 category, also with guys one year older than me. As the competition started (with two long races) I knew that I could do pretty good, as I always arrived in the top five of my group, with also more than a race where I ended first. The competition was 6 days long, and I knew that you have to stay focus and motivated till the end. The third day I was 1st overall, and I could participate to the Lycra Ceremony, where the first three athletes receive a lycra t-shirt with a different color from all the others, to show who is leading the competition during the races. I have also been interviewed from local newspapers and from a YouTube channel. This made me happy but nervous, as I was not used to do it. After the first three days the weather changed and strong wind arrived. I am still short and light, and with strong wind (up to 25 knots) I am not as good as the heavier and taller guys. I could anyway keep my current position in the top five, and as the competition finished, I was fifth. Yes, this experience for me ended with a FIFHT PLACE in the hole world, and SECOND (with only 1 point difference) between the 2002 athletes. I also arrived first of all the Italian boys. I couldn’t ask more! I made so many friends and I had so much fun with them that I was really sad to have to come back to the real life! The World Championships have been won by Greece. I am looking forward to do even better next year. I will keep training but I also hope to get a little taller and heavier next year!