The Division 2 European Championships began on Thursday 30th May, continuing until Sunday 2nd June at the Heegermeer in Friesland (The Netherlands), hosted by WaterSportvereniging Heeg. Competitors were greeted on the first day of competition with too much wind and waves, keeping the fleet ashore until finally the race committee decided to cancel for the day. However, on the plus side, this gave everyone a chance to get to know each other, check out the kit and swap stories.
On Friday there was a good wind and we were able to finish 3 races. So, a good day in comparison to the day before. Greek Veteran, Petros Katsareas, winner of the first race, finished the day at the top of the A category Leaderboard but with the same number of points as German Grandmaster, Kay Buerger, and Greek Veteran Stratos Efthyvoulidis is in third. In the C category, French Veteran, Alain Cadre, stole the show with three wins, a clear 5 points ahead of his nearest rival Grandmaster Vincent Thoms from the Netherlands and Brit Grandmaster, Peter Murray, in third. All to play for in the coming days.
The day was rounded off with a BBQ with new friends, all looking forward to tomorrow - another match and another great day on the water in this beautiful place.
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