Sadly the wind failed to materialise for the final day of competition at the EUROSAF High Performance Grand Prix and 2011 Kite Slalom World Championships on the Murcia region of Spain’s Mar Menor, where an innovative new event has been taking place over the last four days with kiteboarders part of the competition alongside boats such as the A-Class and F18 catamarans, the foiling Moth and the 29erXX - the favourite to be chosen as the new Olympic women’s two person skiff for Rio 2016.
Day 3 of the 2011 slslom world championships kicked off with a solid 12-15 knots breeze - unfortunately offshore and shifty which made setting a course impossible in the early hours.
The wind stabilised at 1200 enough to finalize yesterdays third round and then run another full 4 eliminations.
In the 2011 Slalom World Championships, the USA’s Damien Leroy is leading the men’s division having come out top in both of the two rounds sailed. He is ahead of France’s Bruno Sroka, who came third in both rounds with Spain’s Miguel Villar third overall.