The prelude to the Hydrofoil Pro Tour is in the books.
Today there was an excellent menu of Tech Talks from the top industry manufacturers as well as a practice course set for the sailors at 2pm. Working in light and variable breeze the Race Committee set for a wind direction of 30 degrees.
After three practice starts a full length race was planned.
A 50 degree left-handed windshift came down the course during the practice starts and made the course quite biased and skewed. Fortunately, the racers are straight-up tuned-up and happily proceeded in the mostly one-sided practice session.
Top 5 in the practice race were.
Maxime, Rikki, Julien, Florian Trittel, Nico Landauer.
Tomorrow racing starts in earnest with a qualifying series and split fleets.
Seeding will take place overnight and racers will take to the course at noon local time tomorrow. After two days of qualifying series racing the group will be split into Gold and Silver fleets.
Champions will be crowned after two final days of Gold/Silver racing.
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Provided by “Robbie Dean”
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