Weather conditions were light and tricky for most of the day, but that did nothing to slow down Mia Nicolosi on her way to victory. The 13-year-old from St. Thomas has become the first girl to ever win the Junior Gold Cup. Second place went to Adrian Surocca, from Switzerland, while German Roko Mohr finished in third.
But despite her record-book win, Nicolosi was unbothered by the genders of the sailors she’d thoroughly beaten over the four-day regatta.
“It doesn't really matter — winning matters. I don't care if it's a girl or boy,” she said.
After finishing in second place in the 2015 edition of the Junior Gold Cup, Nicolosi was proud to have put in an even more impressive performance. “It's good to do even better than I did last year. I'm glad I'm getting better.”