Day 3 started off just like any other day here on Bol: sunny, slow with a very light breeze. The skippers meeting was held at 11am followed by the AGM (Annual General Meeting) with important announcements and updates about the future aspect of the International Funboard Class Association. Most of the discussed subjects and announcements will be posted on the IFCA website.
The thermal wind came a bit earlier today and the competition could finally continue. In the Junior and Youths we saw great performances by Jan Kosmina SLO-9 and Coen Swijenburg NED-262 who both managed to stay way up front during the races.
In the Women's Division BEL-26 Andrea Vanhoorne missed her first race due to a broken mast; that race was won by SLO-58 Juta Oslak. The other rounds of the women's division were all dominated by the Belgian diva who managed to win every race.
In the Seniors, Masters and Grandmasters: great action today with a few crashes, a broken mast and a couple of protests.
Some of todays highlights:
FRA-511 Sebastien Bonhomme, one of the light weight riders who is trying very hard
CRO-401 Enrico Marotti with a solid performance and winning the 1st elimination
ITA-1111 Andrea Ferin made a few mistakes but made it through to the Finals
NED-191 Ingmar Daldorf kept it safe and steady and currently holds the 3rd position
AUT-226 Chris Pressler fighting hard out there and will likely see more great performances from him.
GBR-659 James Dinsmore showing great slalom skills and is though one at the moment
ITA-415 Begalli Marco does it the Italian way and always appears to be right in the spot to qualify
The conditions today were great for a half day of racing in winds from 13 to 15 knots. 1 elimination round was completed and the second elimination started shortly after. We managed to run the first 8 heats of the The Seniors, Masters and Grandmasters.
Tomorrow the skippers meeting is scheduled at 11am
Hopefully another great thermal wind will show up so the races could continue on Day 4 of the IFCA European Slalom Championships
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IFCA/ Ruben Petrisie
Images: World of Windsurf