Strength not only in numbers from the French team with Nicolas Huguet winning all three races on the first day of the European Championships. The wins did not come easy though, the races were close and as Nicolas said, “You can never be comfortable.” The Spanish Toni Colomar Torres was always close behind, even leading in the first race, he finished with two second places and a third. Third in the overall classification is Alejandro Buchau from Club de Surf Formentera. [more]
In the ladies fleet the fight for gold is even more intense. Ilona Grinberga is leading after three solid races of which she won two. Maria Antonia Dominguez came second in all three starts and is trailing 1 point to the leader. In third we have Aleksandra Blinnikka, Aleksandra retired in the second race, but was first and third in the others. Anything can change after the first discard is in place tomorrow.
All in all, you can feel the windsurfing atmosphere in Puerto Sherry. Talking about tactics dominates, but you can also feel the anticipation for what the next days will bring and hear some laughter about things like sore hands.
Strong winds are forecast and the skippers meeting has been scheduled for 10:00 tomorrow.