A beautiful sun shining “French spring weather” welcomed the competitors here in Hyeres, Almanarre. Inscriptions took place from 10am to 5pm. After lunch time a practice race was organized by the race committee so the youngsters could have a chance to get used to the starting procedures and the sailing conditions here in Almanarre.
A total of 81 registered competitors:
– 31 Juniors
– 27 Youths
– 11 Masters
– 12 Grand Masters
14 nations from 2 Continents
The official opening ceremony took place at 7pm, welcome words were spoken by the organizer of the event Fabien Arnoux, the IFCA Class Representative Eric Kling and Francis Roux (1st Councillor of the Major of Hyeres), Nathalie Peberel from the French Sailing Federation and Councillor for sailing activities. These people promote funboard windsurfing and other sailing activities for Olympic games. The city of Hyeres hopes to be the sailing city partner of Paris in 2024.
Tomorrow the first skippers meeting of the first racing day is scheduled at 10am.
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