Hot temperatures and light winds have greeted the start of the IFCA Youth and Women Slalom Worlds hosted by Cercle Nautique Tranchais. A total of 142 competitors from 3 Continents and 14 Countries are here. Yesterday the event Opening ceremony took place and today the first skippers meeting was held. [more]
The first competition day in La Tranche sur Mer was all about try-outs, as teasing conditions kept most of the competitors ashore. The two-course areas were set and both race committees were on standby on the water with hopes of starting the first races if the wind should arrive. A few competitors took the opportunity to have some fun and tuning sessions in winds from 7 to 11 knots which unfortunately was not suitable enough to start the championship.