11/10/2018 – On the second day at the event DAM-X, the race Director Tom Hartmann called riders for a race early in the morning. With an expected strong enough for southerly winds in the morning hours, the first possible departure is scheduled for 08.30. However, It took a couple of hours before the conditions seem appropriate to begin with the first round Juniors.
The local boys Tigo Kort (Severne) and Tijmen Meijer (Severne) they managed to do some trick in light wind, but certainly they could not show their skill level. The judge Juniors Thijs Van der Meer has decided to cancel the heat and stay in standby. It was about 14.30 When the wind began to increase to the point of making the race.
Despite light winds, Juniors U16 have shown their potential and have put together a great competition. The duration of heat by nine minutes gave them enough time to find the right gusts.
Among the young men stood out the local riders Tijmen Meijer and Bodhi Kempen (Severne), In addition to the 11-year-old Val Erzen from Slovenia. Lennart Neubauer (Severne), from Germany but resident in Greece, that is already in the race for several years, impressed as always and worked his way up to the finals of the winners, where he will face the winner of the heat between the French rider Nil Bacon (Severne / Fanatic) and short Dumond (Severne). Stefan de Bell (Severne) of Curaçao will wait the loser of this battle in the final of the losers.
Next to the juniors, pro fleet was sent into the water as soon as the wind felt strong enough. Mickey Wieczorek (Severne / Severne) from Germany, that is one of the entrants in this competition, He distinguished himself in freesailing and managed to defeat Pavel Khomenko (Goya / Goya) from Ukraine, before being stopped by Giovanni Pal (Gaastra / Tabou) that has proven to be fit even in light winds.
The Italian remained completely dry throughout its heat and achieved the highest score of the day. Who filled leaves of judges was also Vladimir Yakovlev (JP / Neilpryde) from Russia, that is always a solid competitor in this event and that is definitely favored by gentle wind. Local rider Nick Van Ingen, impressed with stylish maneuvers to defeat Dutchie Sten Bremmers (Severne). During the heat 11A / B the wind has dropped.
The competition was held in abeyance and the late afternoon hours were used for the annual meeting of the EFPT, to obtain feedback and discuss the upcoming season.
With a great anticipation for tomorrow, skippers meeting are scheduled again for 08.00 hoping to continue with the final of the junior and the remaining fleet knockout professional batteries.
Here's the video of the day 1:
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