SUN, RAIN, THUNDER AND LIGHTENING MARK A TURBULENT START TO THE OPENING HEATS OF COMPETITION IN AUSTRIA.
The saying ‘four seasons in one day’ couldn’t be a more apt way to describe competition’s third day in Austria. Opening proceedings, competitors were greeted with wall to wall blue sky, and warm temperatures, setting the scene for another relaxed morning on the competition site.
Roll on the afternoon, and in literally a minute the scene transformed from hoards of people sunbathing, to a torrential downpour and crowds scrabbling to get under shelter. Unlike the previous days, this wasn’t to be a short lived affair, and the driving rain finally brought a sustained period of much needed wind to the shores of lake Neusiedler, allowing competition to finally get underway.