18 knots of wind and flat water caused for superb conditions
The second day of the IFCA Slalom World Championships for Masters offers some very interesting races in both categories „Masters & Grandmasters“ and „Juniors & Youth“.
After the skippers meeting the first heat was the B Final of Elimination 3, which could not get finished the day before, because of the lack of wind.
Around 18 knots and flat water caused perfect conditions. The B Final of the third elimination was the first race for Philip Adamidis from Greece, who had difficulties with his flight and therefore just arrived this day. It didn’t took him long time to get used to the conditions in Soma Bay and he scored the second rang behind Erkan Morgan from Turkey, who was the leader in the total results so far.
In the category Juniors & Youth Peter Nors from Norway, who became 18 years old today, had a very good day. He won two heats on „his day“. Congratulation! After a photo finish in elimination 4 of the Masters and Grandmasters, the judges decided to postpone the second half of the fifth elimination to the next day, because the wind went below 11 knots.
In the current ranking list Marco Begalli (ITA-415) is still on one with a total result of 2,1 points followed by Morgan Erkan (TUR-611) with 3,4 points and Markus Purwitzer (AUT-5) on three with 8 points. Peter Mueller (GER-289) is still in the race on fourth place with 9 points.
The competitors are very satisfied with the second day and are looking forward to further, spectacular heats on the 3rd day of the IFCA Slalom World Championships 2016 in Soma Bay at the Windsurf School Red Sea “SurfMotion” close to the Palm Royale Resort Soma Bay, approximately 40 minutes in the south of Hurghada.