"Day 1" Course Racing World Championships

"Day 1" Course Racing World Championships

A beautiful start to the World Championships with lighter winds and 197 riders ready to fight it out. I had a interesting day as in the first race Brian Lake and myself, Port shot the fleet taking a nice lead on the pack. I slipped off my board on a jibe and dropped to 4th.  Second race rounded the second lap in 3rd and went off the other direction of the group, thinking it would pay off, ended up in a header that crushed me as I had to turn and see the whole fleet above me!!· ahhhhh· The things you learn!· Then in the last race I met in a nice kite tangle, Olympian Gold Medalist in Windsurfing Dorian.· As we swam in the water I can only say he was a class act.· He came up later and we had a few laughs.· If he is not a great representation for windsurfing I don't know what is.· I was honored to meet him, maybe not so much in a Protest or kite tangle, but he is a great person and was happy to see him killing it in the race. His future looks very very fast for Kite racing. Damo