Day 1 – Gallipoli FW Europeans

The final leg of the 2017 European FW Championships comes to the south of Italy today, in Gallipoli. Hosted by the beautiful Ecoresort Le Sirenè on the beach, the location is a simply stunning place to windsurf with clear waters and rigging on metres from the water.

It’s a small fleet for this final event, but there is hot competition for the title. Michal Polanowski is a clear favourite after coming 2nd and 1st at the first 2 legs, with Hubert Mokrzycki in 2nd and Sean O’Brien in 3rd. There is only 3 points between Hubert, Sean and Pawel Paweł Dittrich in 4th.

The forecast was grim for the first day of competition which finished with no racing despite a few flurries of rigging when the wind pickup up to around 5-6 knots briefly. Sailors were released at the end of the day and could relax in the resort. The forecast for Wednesday looks promising for some light wind racing.