In moderate Tramontana with 20 to 25 knots sailors from more than 25 countries started the challenge!
After an incredible 40 km race – less than 45 minutes for the winner and almost 2h30 for the last one – Patrick Diethelm, top PWA Slalom racer from Italy, crossed the finish line in pole position followed by Bieuzy Mauffret (France), while Laurent Gaüzère (New Caledonia) scored a nice 3rd place ahead of Tine Slabe from Slovenia. More about day 1 here.
The girls category saw the victory of Karin Jaggi from Switzerland PWA Slalom World Champion.
Potential for accidents with closing speeds in excess of 60 knots…
his boards seem to work…;)
A bit of bullshit though, the wind was 5 to 20 knots topsi was there.
From what I could tell, 870 registered, 760 showed up to get their lycras and were likely on the water, 561 finished the race and were scored as completed. It was awesome.
unbelievable!!! how many participants?