1st of March 2008, USA, Calema Midwinters - North American Championships
First two days from Calema....
With just 1 race for the formula class today in marginal conditions, it was important to stay on top of your game.
Keeping in the breeze was more beneficial than even choosing the right side. From the start, it looked like I was out the back door already as I chose to start near the pin with Fernando. We got rolled by the top 15 guys who got off the line. About 20 sec later I was finally able to get clear air and get off the line. Off to the left side I went with the top guys while the rest of the fleet sat on the line. We raced a double windward leeward course. Up in front was Gonzolo and Sherman but the positions were changing rapidly as there were big holes around the course.
The second upwind I took a big chance and footed to the right side and over stood the last windward mark. It paid off as I gained 5 or 6 boards to finish 8th.
A good show for the first day on the new F2 board. I was using the 2008 north warp 11.8 with a Kashy 70 cm de fin. Most of the
fleet was on 11.8s or bigger!
So far the results in the top 10 were:
1. Gonzalo Costa Hevel AGR 3
2. Jesper Vesterstorm DEN 111
3. Miguel Martinho POR 5
4 Jean Paul Lpecht COL 1
5. Jimmy Diaz ISV 11
6. Antoine Albeau FRA 192
7. Wilhelm Schurmann BRA 999
8. Steven Bodner USA 4
10. Fernando Martinez USA 42
Stve Bodner - USA4
Formula fleet tried 2 starts in dying breeze with 2 general recall but alas the wind died and the rc sent the fleet in for the day. Results stand after 1 race. Evening party with mechanical bull sponsored by Maui sails. Photos to come....
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Photos : http://miamiwindsurfing.com/