Sunny and warm but no wind. The competition was cancelled for the day due to unfavorable conditions.
It was a beautiful sunny and warm morning that greeted the fourth day of the Mondial Du Vent 2009 in the stunning city of Leucate, France. Although the sun did provide a much needed respite from the cold weather the past few days, there was very little wind during most of the day. The mandatory skippers meeting was held at exactly 11:00h but because there wasn’t enough wind to start an event, the race director quickly decided to put the games into postponement. As a result, the competitors took the chance to walk around the different vendor tents while some were able to catch up on their emails and read books while the others simply chilled out under the nice sunny beach of Leucate.
At 14:00h, a second riders meeting was held where the riders casted their votes to elect the people nominated last Saturday who will make up the new Riders Committee. The elected officers were Aaron Hadlow (Flexifoil, GBR), Bruna Kajiya (Best, BRA) and Randy Hereman (F-One, NED). The meeting lasted for approximately one and a half hours after which the race director announced the cancellation of the event for the day due to unfavorable conditions.
However, 15 minutes away from the competition site, the wind was quite strong at an average of 20 to 25 knots so some of the riders took advantage of the conditions by driving over to the new spot and enjoyed some personal kiting.
Tomorrow’s skipper meeting is set at 11:00h with the wind forecast looking a little more promising.