The 2016 IFCA Slalom Worlds Day 2
Skippers meeting was held at 10am.
The thermal winds took it easy on the second competition day creating relaxing beach vibes on the second competition day.
Guess Who’s Back:
Lena Erdil TUR-33 was back on the spot after getting some stitches last evening.
We caught up with her and she has the following to say:
Its my first time here in Croatia, so far we had 2 days of really great conditions uh my first time sailing here was on the registration day. Yesterday we had nice winds, I was on 7.0m and my 97 liter board, my medium set up all day, there were some strong gusts but, in general the wind was pretty consistent. During the races I felt really good and did not really see what was happening behind me. I felt confidence with my speed and made it to the first mark at ease. Some of the other girls did pretty well such as Maja Dziarnowska POL-7 and Guilbaud Maelle FRA-551, we only did a few races so it is not all over yet, anything can happen in the next coming days. I am happy for now, basically I came here to race as women don’t really have many races happening, so I took this opportunity to get some more races, but then I cut my foot during the competition and now I am actually hoping that I can stay out of the water so my foot can stay clean and heal nicely and yea I kind of hope for no wind but perhaps not so nice to mention, but that’s what I have to say (smiles)
We also bumped into one of the youngest local talent Ive Trojanovic CRO-310 from Viganj, Peljesac Peninsula which is pretty similar to Bol he said, so why not ask him a few questions too.
Ive Trojanovic: I am 17 years old and I practicing slalom for about 2 years now, this is my first IFCA event but I have done some of the Nationals and all other Croatian windsurfing events. I am currently ranked 11th in the overall which is great, but I think I can do better. This event is nice and the conditions were great, I just look forward to some more races.
Late afternoon the wind started to shift to right direction and the race committee started to get ready encase the wind decided to behave, but instead it played its tricky games smoothly staying between 9 to 12 knots and even all the way up to 15knots in the gusts at some times.
Some sailors managed to get going and a start was scheduled for the second elimination of the Men.
The conditions remained tricky between 11 and 13 knots but unfortunately only 5 heats could be sailed. Heat 6 was cancelled due to too light winds and that was it for the second competition day at the 2016 IFCA Zoo Station Slalom World Championships.
Skippers meeting tomorrow is scheduled at 9am
Men Elimination #2 HEAT 1 (TOP 4>)
Men Elimination #2 HEAT 2 (TOP 4>)
Men Elimination #2 HEAT 3 (TOP 4>)
Men Elimination #2 HEAT 4 (TOP 4>)
Men Elimination #2 HEAT 5 (TOP 4>)
|Men Elimination #2 HEAT 6 The first heat scheduled for DAY 3
FRA-730 YOANN FLEURY
SUI-76 FABIAN SCHENK
CRO-133 MARKO SEKULIć (M )
CRO-310 IVE TROJANOVIć (Y )
EST-24 JOHN KAJU
AUT-85 WINFRIED SMOLA (M )
CRO-18 SASA SVALINA (M )