Sydney started with four regular races 16 knots of wind from the Kona world, that intrigued me greatly windsurfers at least Italians on Garda Trentino, Since it is a type of Board that in Italy has never been seen. The Board has proved agile upwind and downwind technique, remembering some planks course race that gliding have always been very fun as well as challenging.
But what surprised me most is the spirit in which the event is addressed, that even checks the class world titles, is addressed first of all as an opportunity for travel, by holiday, to hangout with friends who come from 14 countries and of all ages.
A way of coping with regattas in Italy is somewhat disappeared and that from this point of view global Kona is ' teaching ' very. So very pleasant climate at the Circolo Surf Torbole for this event August day, that puts featured sports tourism.
The first day of racing has been challenging for many participants, who struggled to finish all four tests; the wind is not missed and he settled on 16 nodes, selecting the best prepared and the blokes.
The protagonists were immediately brought to light: in the lead after the first tests in fact Swedish Holm Bjorn, three-time world champion Kona, that with 1-3-9-1 is in command with 1 vantage point on the American Alexander Temko, reigning world champion (title won last year in Florida) and the youngest to have won the overall title only 17 years.
The American with two thirds, a fourth and a sixth in turn precedes 2 points the Danish Tim Aagesen, high level racer in several classes (Mistral, World Cup, Formula WIndsurfing as well as Kona), that with the application of the standard that will happen with the fifth race, You'll move up the standings, strong of its split times, who were the first two, a fifth and eleventh.
The same goes for the Dutchman Jan Tak Huig (world champion 2016), which is currently in fourth place with two excellent seconds, fourth and thirteenth. First female Canadian defending champion Andree Gautier. Friday, 16 August planned four more tests.
source & photo: Elena Giolai (c) CST
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