22 July - On the first competition day the skippers meeting took place at 10am sharp. The kids were all excited and ready to go but, unfortunately the wind forecast didn't look too promising here at Brouwersdam so the kids were being put on standby. In the meanwhile the kids had the opportunity to play and have fun on the famous water jump.
Later in the day the water sports television crew showed up to shoot some media coverage. The conditions still were not good enough so the event organizer selected 3 riders to attend a tow in windsurfing demonstration instead.
The selected riders: the local hero Rick Jendrusch NED 120,
Rafael de Windt CUR 45 from the island of Curacao
and Francesco Capuzzo ITA 333 from Italy.
All of them managed to do a few impressive moves (funnels, flakas, konos) in front of the television crew. Everyone enjoyed it and the television crew was happy and did an interview with Rick.
The rest of the day continued with the kids on standby until the late afternoon.
Finally the wind started to kick in and some youngsters went out and play in the Dutch waters as some of them had to get used to sailing in a wetsuit or even shoes. The wind didn't improve so the race was called off at 7pm with the skippers meeting scheduled for 10am the next day.
Stay tuned . . .