Day 4 Winds Up

What a difference a day makes. The sun was shining brightly and the winds were blowing creating a nice day of sailing. Heats were postponed when I left at 4:30 to change the course. The winds kept shifting creating some stress on the marks. Twice today the committee members moved buoys around. Luigi Romano and Nicole Van de Velden, from Aruba both expressed frustration on the course. The winds kept squirrelling around making it a challenge for riders and committe members. The IFCA officials did a great job running the heats for day 4.

In the Master’s Division, heat 1, afternoon session,  Argentinian Sergio Mehl had a great day of sailing. Diego Domenianni sailing for the US raced well placing third in this heat of the afternoon. In  heat 2 group, Marcus Poltenstein took first and Italian Thomas Fauster blazed a close second. Former Olympian Patun Saragoza followed a close 3rd. Event organizer Elvis Martinus took to the course after a long day of work and organization.

Enes Yilmazer a Turkish student studying in Corpus Christi continued to reign today in the afternoon heats. Malta Reuscher from Italy commanded the heats and came in second in heat 2 this afternoon. Richard Jones, despite a heavy night of dancing and partying was rising to the ocassion placing third. In the other group Sebastian Kordel from Germany was top sailor in his heat sailing on a 7.8 sail.  He was far from the packing leading the way to the finish. Ege Kurt from Turkey placed second and Sara Quita, the shining star of Aruba came in third.

The Superkids were getting ready to sail as the day came to an end. More results will follow tomorrow. Tonight at Sorobon is DJ music and dance. Tomorrow  is the final day of the Slalom Series. Look for results and action photos from Marco Di Gianvito, a free lance photographer.

A special thanks goes out to all our sponsors and the many volunteers who make this local event happen.

Please see today’s results at http://www.bonaireslalomworld.com. The above commentary does not reflect standings but merely heat updates.

Photo Courtesy of Marco Di Gianvito - ACTIVEYEPHOTO

Photo Courtesy of Marco Di Gianvito - ACTIVEYEPHOTO


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