Windless second day of competitionMar-15-2011
It was yet another beautiful day here in Hua Hin, Thailand even though the wind decided to tease us by coming in and out most of the day. Riders as well as tourists, locals and hundreds of beach goers indulged in some of Mother Nature’s perfect gifts such as the beautiful blue skies and strikingly hot sunny weather while waiting for the wind to kick in for some thrilling kiteboarding action.
Even though competitors were on stand-by they spent the biggest part of the day chilling in the sun, standup paddling, and having fun on the beach.
The PKRA held an important meeting this afternoon with race competitors to discuss the validation of both the Open and Production board classes. A few teams have great results with their production boards, however the North race team such as Steph Bridge (North, GBR) Dirk Hanel (North, GER), Olivier Dansin (North, FRA) and Ozog Blazet (North, POL) are prime example of how exceptionally well they are doing in the production class and are ahead of their competitors. So far the North boards are performing very well, and hopefully we will see more competitors using their production boards. The prize money will be given to the Open class but there will be special recognition for the production class.
At 4:00pm PKRA race director, Erik Troostheide decided that it was in everyone’s best interest to release all competitors for the day due to the extremely light wind and take advantage of early morning predicted North Easterly wind.
Tomorrow’s wind forecast is looking great for the early morning hours therefore the mandatory riders meeting is set for 8:00am with an 8:30am first possible start.
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