PWA Sylt: speed time

Windsurfing’s longstanding legend, Bjorn Dunkerbeck dominated the race course in the light winds off Westerland today to start the week ahead of his archrival, Antoine Albeau!

The crowds gathered on Sylt’s golden sands were greeted by a completely different breed of windsurfer this morning as tricks were swapped for tactics, and culos changed for cams. Instead of the double-jointed youngsters that dominated the freestyle, the water was awash with wise men that were more interested in speed than spocks!

The slalom sailors were blessed with a light 8-14 knot breeze and wall-to-wall sunshine in which to race down wind around a four-gybe course. A few lulls caused havoc with a couple of heats, but by one o’clock a full elimination had been completed. The buoys remained set, and the sailors on standby for the rest of the afternoon, but what little wind there was had shut down completely forcing the competition on hold for the rest of the day.

Results After One Race
1st Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Starboard, Severne, Mystic)
2nd Antoine Albeau (JP, NeilPryde)
3rd Jimmy Diaz (Starboard, North)
4th Alberto Menegatti (Starboard, Simmer)
5th Kevin Pritchard (Starboard, Gaastra, Dakine)

Top Speeds Today Courtesy Of My Geo Live
Antoine Albeau – 31.07 kts
Cyril Moussilmani – 30.57 kts
Bjorn Dunkerbeck – 30.37 kts
Jimmy Diaz – 29.87 kts

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