IFCA European Slalom Championships 2014 Bol Croatia

di - 28/08/2014

Poco da segnalare per i primi due giorni a Bol in Croazia per il Campionato Europeo Slalom IFCA. Prima giornata senza vento e seconda giornata caratterizzata da un vento forte e rafficato da una direzione insolita per lo spot e poco affidabile in termini di durata, quindi niente gara.
Rimanete sintonizzati per le prossime giornate, sono davvero molti i nostri connazionali iscritti!

IMG_7832Andrea Ferin

IFCA Slalom European Championships 2014 inscriptions day.
Today the inscriptions took place from 9am to 5pm a total of 91 competitors have signed up for the European Slalom Championship here in BOL, Braç, Croatia

85 men
6 females
17 countries from of course 1continent
Tomorrow the skippers meeting is scheduled at 10am with the first possible start scheduled at 11am
The forecast looks unpredictable as we are dealing with thermal winds, so it will be a day by day surprise during this exciting competition week. you can follow the event updates on:
facebook ifca , zoostation and world of windsurf
A windy Morning on the second competition day here at the 2014 IFCA European Slalom Championships in Braç, Bol, Croatia. The 20 to 30 knots wind from the unusual direction was way to shifty and gusty.
Such conditions were not suitable for racing as the wind could just disappear at any moment according to the locals.
After a long wait the predicted thermal winds finally kicked in from the right direction and the exciting races could finally start.Senior/Master/Grandmaster Elimination # 1
There were no big surprises during the races today except for some interesting moments such as:
FRA-511 Sebastien Bonhomme catapults ( big crash ) but recovered quickly and slipped back in the qualifying position crossing the line in 3rd
SLO-6 Tine Slabe a well known name here on the spot was leading his heat until just before the finish line where he lost his position due to small equipment failure, FRA-873 Jocelyn De Souza was not far behind and managed to cross the line in front of the Slovenian.

Guys to look out for in the next coming days as they showed great racing skills today:
ITA-415 Begalli Marco (M)
ITA-911 Romano Luigi
ITA-1111 Ferin Andrea
FRA-823 Valentin Brault
FRA-511 Sebastien Bonhomme
SLO-6 Tine Slabe
GBR-659 James Dinsmore (M)

Happy faces and big smiles for some of the Croatian Riders who experience their first international level of Slalom racing. A great start of the event for the following competitors:
CRO-54 Ivan Belamaric (M)
CRO-133 Marko Sekulic (M)
CRO-401 Enrico Marotti

The wind started to drop down in the late afternoon right after the first completed round of Elimination 1 for the Junior and Youths.
Top 4 Finalist of Heat 1 winner FRA-755 Arthur Orjubin / 2nd FRA-330 William Huppert / 3rd ITA-87 Jacopo Renna (U17) and 4th BEL-39 Thomas Broucke (U15)

Races will likely continue tomorrow as we should be expecting some predicted thermal winds for the afternoon. Skippers meeting for the fourth day is scheduled at 11am
live ticker during the races on fcebook/ifca
you can also have a look back on today’s action and image gallery



Ciao a tutti, sono Fabio Calò (ITA-720), ho iniziato a fare windsurf all’età di 13 anni e da quel momento è diventata la mia più grande passione, poi la mia vita e il mio lavoro. Campione Italiano Wave nel 2013 e 2015. Vivo a Torbole sul Garda e respiro l’aria del windsurf 365 giorni all’anno.