- 27 January 2011 | Windsurfing
Antoine Albeau has conquered the Grand Prix ANG 2011, held in the Karikaté Beach, in New Caledonia. The French windsurfer was the best rider of these three days of competition.
The Grand Prix ANG 2011 had 40 wind riders competing in 20-to-30 knots races. The windsurf fleet had to to adapt to the heavy swell and wind gusts.
The downwind slalom race was initially dominated by Antoine Albeau. The world champion had David Lawrence and Perpère Giovanelli trying to reach the front, but it wasn't an easy task. Meanwhile, Sarah Hebert was the best female windsurfer. She's fast and agile. The Tahitian sunset ended a perfect first day.
In the next day, light rain and strong winds, so it was time to have fun with several sailing activities. Later, the organization launched the long distance race, in the Uitoé Bay, with an helicopter included.
Antoine Albeau confirmed why he is unbeatable. The "bullet" was followed by Frédéric Morin and Pierre Martin. Sarah Hebert finished in 9th place overall. The first Tahitian was Boosie Beb placing 5th.
The first edition of the Grand Prix ANG was a success. In the next year, the number of pro windsurfers will certainly be bigger. Watch this year's video highlights.