Today was the first day of the annual Defi Wind at Gruissan in France. The competitors had already a great warm-up day yesterday with Tramontana winds blowing with over 40 knots. Also today the wind blew well and the event saw an awesome first race in Gruissan, France!
Today was a public holiday in France, an impressive crowd of windsurfers gathered on the beach of “les chalets” in Gruissan. After a first briefing at 1pm, the competitors crossed the start line at 3pm for 2 endless runs up to Port la Nouvelle. Only one race has been validated in a moderate north wind, and the Italian Patrick Diethelm took the victory by closing the course in 44 minutes, while the Swiss Karin Jaggi won in the women category.