The 2008 ISWC Speed Windsurfing World Championships: Day 6
The day started already windy, and all sailors were aware of what would follow. The first start was scheduled for 11:00 then, and the 63 competitors were off on the water.
This time it was Patrick Diethelms (ITA, F2, North) turn, winning the first leg ahead of Dunkerbeck (T1/Proof, North) and Antoine Albeau. Chris Lockwood (AUS, Carbon Art, KA Sails) in fourth, finally his equipment was tuned for the conditions. With quite a big swell speedsailing in Fuerteventura is different to the flat water of Sandy Point, where Chris is regulary setting world class speeds. Another surprise in fifth, Dan Ellis from Great Britain scored his best result so far.
In the second leg then, the revenge of Antoine, with 40.54 the top speed of the competition so far. Diethelm in second this time, and Finian Maynard (BVI) finding his way back to the top with a third place. Dunkerbeck in fourth, and all three Moussilmani brothers in fifth to seventh place.
The womens competition was dominated by Karin Jaggi today, with a top speed of 35.53 knots she would have ranked 17th in the mens competition... Valerie Ghibaudo (FRA, Loft Sails) was not fully powered up today, only two second places for the lady.
The overall ranking is still lead by Antoine Albeau, with a perfect score of 3.5 points. Patrik Deathelm then clear behind, chased by Bjorn Dunkerbeck. Finian Maynard and Cyril Moussilmani (FRA, Fanatic, North Sails) already clear behind.
In the womens fleet a clear picture now as well, with Karin ahead of Valerie, Marion Raisi (FRA) and Emanuelle Duby (FRA) fighting for the place on the podium.
The forecast for tomorrow looks even better than today, and with the second discard after seven races then the ranking can be still mixed up. With another two days to go and a good forecast it will be a close battle for the world championship titled until the last race.
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