Day 1 at The Mauritius Freeride Attiude Challenge with 4 races done for the windsurfing teams.
Le Morne one of the popular spots on the island welcomed the enthusiastic windsurfers after a road trip trough the islands time saving curvy roads with a panoramic view of beautiful landscapes including some little villages and stunning coast lines.
54 Windsurfers Registered from 7 Countries on this 5th edition of this unique windsurfing event in Mauritius.
The competing Teams are : Defi Wind – Dodo – Baracuda – Jetset – South Africa – Australia
The race committee announced the first start for the down wind slalom an hour after the skippers meeting took place on the beach at Le Morne. The conditions were perfect with the high tide coming in right on time, winds up to 20knots and bright sunny skies.
A rabbit start, 5 jibes and a finish line near the spectators on the beach. >
Patrik dietelm (Team Defi Wind) won the first race of the event after a mellow cruise behind the Local Julien Maurel ( Team Dodo ) who knew his way trough the shallow waters of approx 50cm deep. After the last mark Patrik accelerated and shifted to turbo mode passing Julien on the last reach towards the finish line.
During the the following race the conditions got a little lighter at some parts of the bay but the racing continued with great vibes and great action until the late afternoon. Fabrice Leclézio (Team Dodo) remains in third position with a few second places results, he probably will be one of the competitors to look out for in the next up coming days.
Karin Jaggi (Team Defi Wind) and Karo van Tonder (Team South Africa) the two ladies having a blast competing with the Men and kicking some a**.
The next days schedule all depends on the weather conditions and of course Christopher Tyak (event organizer) and Antony Rigaut ( Principal Race Officer ) their decisions.
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