2001 Ireland PWA Wave Grand Prix Day 2
As expected, it was another calm day today with a direct onshore westerly breeze rolling in off the sea at Brandon Bay.
Hourly announcements to crew and the sailors kept everyone informed as to what the current situation was, but the weather did not change much throughout the day.
Down at the beach, some sailors were out but mainly the locals getting in some practise before the real extreme weather kicks in and the professionals take over.
The PWA sailors seemed to be making the most of having another relatively relaxing day. Many of them congregating at Spillanes the local pub digging into hot soup and sandwiches provided by the organisers.
Karin Jaggi, (Switzerland), currently seeded number 1 in the world, was chilling out with her F2 crew and taking in the atmosphere. She said, “Last year’s event here in Ireland was superb. I have never seen such good conditions. It is one of the World Cups that we really look forward to.This event seems to have a special atmosphere and it is the one place where everyone gets to meet up and socialise. The main reason for this is that everything is so close together and of course, the locals are super-friendly and make us feel so welcome.”
Karin comes head to head with Daida Moreno (Spain),in the last Grand Prix of the season. Following Daida’s two wins in Gran Canaria at Vargas and Pozo then Karin’s win in Sylt, this event will be the decider between the two of them for the overall 2001 Wave World Championship title.