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Waiting is part of the game
Posted On:  19/09/2015 10:28:49

Conditions play a vital role in windsurfing and anybody, who has ever raced knows that waiting is part of the game. Today was one of those days. The forecast showed the wind dropping and the Race Committee led by Luky Serrano decided to start the races with no delay. This decision proved right and two races were conducted before the sailors were sent ashore to wait. The next race was not planned before 16:00. And we waited.

"Pedro Corte Moura spent his time ashore writing a short report.  "While we wait for a 2nd round of races, I leave you a short report of the 1st part of the day, which began very early. We had to start early because the wind was expected to fall late in the morning ... and it did.

"So after two races, we are now waiting on shore the wind back to make 2 more. Now we eat something, do stretches and rest-hands a bit.

"The first race was with some offshore gusty wind, and I was able to get good speed.
The second race was with much less wind, and on this one I was with good speed, but unfortunately, I have been totally blocked by other competitors in starting line. I was at that moment almost last, but I have made a very good recovery till 10."

We had one race after the break. Pedro was 7th staying in 5th place overall.

While waiting Juha Blinnikka said he never lets his son win, but he is happy when Daniel does well. Daniel didn't think too much about his father's kind words and came in third. The second discard however means they are still on equal points on 6th and 7th.

The leaderboard hasn't changed much with Nicolas Huguet firmly in front having won all three of today's races. The fight for the second place will be between the two Spanish sailors Toni Colomar Torres and Alejandro Buchau.

Aleksandra Blinnikka is leading in the ladies' fleet followed by Maria Antonia Dominguez and Ilona Grinberga.

Tomorrow we plan three more races with strong winds up to 20 kts as the "Viento de Levante" approaches.

Results:  Men / Women

Day 4 photos

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