Head judge Klaus Michel pointed out at the 10 a.m. skippers meeting important issues such as competition area, duration of the heats and the new system of using a launching area where the riders have to present themselves before their heat.
We are back on standby here on the penultimate day of the Gran Canaria PWA 2002 Grand Slam. The wind in Pozo this afternoon was too light for any official action and the competition is now all set to go down to the wire tomorrow.
The wind has finally taken a breather here in Gran Canria. After five days of hectic conditions and radical action sailors arrived at the beach this morning to the scene of a light breeze and glassy waves.
Kevin Pritchard (Bic, Gaastra) of the USA has taken first blood in the men’s single elimination wave competition after defeating local maestro Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Proof, Neil Pryde) in a thrilling climax to a day of extreme wave action.
Dutch sailor Remko De Weerd (Gaastra, AHD) and local girl, Daida Moreno (Mistral, North) have taken first round victories in their respective men’s and women’s freestyle eliminations here today at the PWA, Gran Canaria Gran Slam.
The titans of the windsurfing world have all congregated here on the windswept shores of Gran Canaria, ready to compete in what promises to be one of the biggest and most radical events on this year's PWA world tour.