“The weather is unusual for the time of the year”, the locals told us. “Microwaves, no wind and the Atlantic ocean much too warm by 3 degrees.” The riders, more than 40 registered for the Slalom and wave event, and the organisers including the race crews are thinking positive: “Looks like we are getting wind on friday and saturday”, Olaf van Tol, the official Race Officer stated.
The Slalom sailors prepared their gear and some of them went on the water, when the onshore breeze picked up a bit. IFCA masters worldchampion 2007 Markus Pöltenstein could plan with his 8,4 and a 125 l board. Most of the sailors have registered smaller sailsizes as their biggest one, like 7,8 and boards around 100 to 110 liters as the biggest. Benoit Moussilmani, who registered this morning, only registered one board and a 7,0 sail.
The wavesailors got released after midday. If there should not be suitable conditions at Big Bay, the organiser´s plan is to drive down to Scarborough by the end of the week.
Only 19 men and 1 woman for Slalom? This is a very small turnout.
Does the one woman really become IFCA Slalom World Champion?