After two rounds of racing yesterday Melissa Gil (USA, Cabrinha) has taken the lead in this years speed world championship, held in Port St. Louis, France.
In total, 35 competitors registered for the first event of the season, and although the weather forecast is not brilliant for the upcoming days, there is hope for the weekend to bring more wind to allow for more racing.
In the womens fleet, newcomer Melissa Gil was able to defeat reigning world champion Charlotte Consorti (FRA, F-One), they are both tied in points but Melissa with a slightly better top speed. In third then reigning world record holder Sjoukje Bredenkamp (RSA, Naish).
Racing continues until Sunday, fifth of April, with daily racing from 10:00 hours.
photos Janos Schmidt