Today was a day of light winds in Fehmarn, Germany. The Skipper’s meeting took place at 10 am for all riders from both freestyle and foil disciplines. Considering the forecast, it was decided that it would be the foil discipline that would commence.
The races commenced at approximately 2pm. The wind conditions were fairly challenging as it was blowing an estimated 7 to 9 knots. The best foil racers in the World prepared to battle against each other, each one ready to perform to their full capacity. Four races were completed over a two hour period, and it was German racer Florian Gruber who lived up to his high reputation, winning 3 out of the 4 races. Adriaan Geislinger was close behind him, as was the young rider Jannis Mauss. For the women, it was Katja Roose who paved the way. With an optimistic forecast and still 8 more days of competition ahead of us, it is certain that many more races will be completed, creating more of a challenge for these riders to maintain their top positions.
The crowds filled out the event site throughout the day, enjoying the racing action, and array of other activities that were on offer. The rider’s also participated in signing autographs for the public during the afternoon.
Skipper meeting for both foil and freestyle has been called for 10 am tomorrow morning. Please be sure to tune into our live stream on our Facebook page to keep up with all of the action.