At around midday the sky cleared up and with the sun, the wind came. Head judge Duncan Coombs wasted no time in unleashing the freestyle fleet onto the water at 12:30pm. 20 heats of the men and two heats of the women´s fleet got finished. Youp Schmit, Steven van Broeckhoven, Phil Soltysiak, Kiri Thode, Quincy Offringa, Taty Frans, Dieter van der Eyken and Gollito Estredo are left in the men´s fleet and in the ladies, Yoli de Brendt, Laure Treboux, Arrianne Aukes and Sarah-Quita Offringa will fight for the top 4 positions tomorrow.
The PWA racecrew definitely pushed extremely hard to start the event, which made in the end 20 men and 2 ladies heat possible. In the first round, the wind was definitely on the limit and we saw an upset with the early out of German top freestyler Tilo Eber against young Loick Spicher from Switzerland. Loick had the chance to pass again due to the fact that his opponent Yegor Popretinskiy just broke the masttop of his sail some seconds before his heat. But the Russian got immediately help from Andy Chambers and could beat Spicher.