The Championship got underway today in good winds of 15-18 knots. After yesterday’s test session and given the forecast the organisers decided to hold all the racing in one area, rather than two.
Racing was continuous, but the onshore conditions were challenging, for the competitors and for the race committee! [more]
All the same, racing started early and carried on ’til late, you never know what tomorrow might bring! 16 races were run across all the categories, so everyone saw some action during the day.
It was a great show, and a fantastic advert for everything that is best about windsurfing as a beach sport, for the crowd and for the competitors. (Isn’t that what the IOC are asking for from their sailing events?)
Big thanks to all the race committee, especially
– Race Director Janis Jekabsons
– Principal Race Officer Rui Raimundo from Portugal
For all the action, reports, results, photos, videos and more – visit the official event website