Day 1 at the IFCA Grand Prix Austria
A Smooth breeze for a smooth start
The Foiling Discipline was first to hit the water,
After 2 back to back Races the conditions became unsuitable to continue.
Slalom Sailors were released for the day due to the poor conditions.
Top 5 after 2 Races of Wind Foiling:
Hydrofoil Race 1 & 2 :
1. Amado Vrieswijk - NB20
2. Steven Van Broeckhoven BEL 72
3. Jimmy Thieme FRA 888
4. Eric Thieme FRA 808
5. Thomas bohn AUT 4
Q&A with Amado Vrieswijk
First impressions of the sailing conditions: " Cold "
The Feeling to Wind foil in Lake Neusiedl: " The same as on the ocean. "
Competitions: " It was fun and I enjoyed the first 2 heats in my first Hydro foiling competition."
Tonight: " I am going to bed early as we have an early start for the Slalom races tomorrow."
Tomorrow: "I look forward to compete in the slalom races, it will be my first time racing in Austria and I will give my best. I have competed on several IFCA events before, but its always interesting with the Class Racing Rules."
Tomorrow skippers meeting is scheduled for 07:30, an early start for the slalom competitors with better winds predicted for the first few hours of the second competition day.
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