A very sad, unexpected and disturbing news come on Wednesday July 9th 2014. Guido Carli, the unforgettable first under 17 male T293 World Champion ever that won in Marsala 2006, suddenly died, aged 24, filling everybody who knew him with dismay.
Guido was one of the stars, a point of reference for Bordighera Windsurfing Team, a group of young windsurfers coached by Paolo Ghione, leading in Aloha Class sooner and in Techno 293 Class later, during the first years of new century. We remember this competitor, that raced with his brother Umberto and his young sister Ginevra, as one of the more committed guys during regattas and training camps in Italy and abroad. He was a really windsurfing-lover.
His "masterpiece" was T293 Worlds in Marsala 2006. After an uneasy two-year transition between Aloha Class and the new Techno 293 Class, all windsurfing world was waiting for establishing a new hierarchy of values. For Guido was a triumphal ride, an overwhelming victory, four first places, three second ones and two third ones. The following competitors, from France and Great Britain, ended competition with three times more points. We remember his face radiant with happiness and his curly hair on the stage during prizegiving ceremony, while a rejoicing crowd was humming the refrain that accompanied Italian football national team when won few weeks before Fifa World Cup in a magical summertime.
After Marsala's Worlds Guido ended the time of young windsurfing class, and unfortunately abandoned step by step the competitions. Anyway he remained very keen on sport, being winter sport lover in mountain resorts and windsurfing lover in summer. Especially for wave performance.
Now Guido has passed away. No more words. We offer our heartfelt sympathy to his family, parents, brother, sister and all friends of Bordighera. A fraternal solidarity, because our time on earth sooner or later stops, but good deeds stay. And Guido's victories will be inserted in very large letters within the Italian and international windsurfing history.