01/06/2012 | 1 comments
Today Dan Ellis reports on a busy day of tricky racing from Korea.
A long day of racing here in Korea and we have a new name at the top of the leader board.
Antoine Questel is having an amazing world cup and is the fastest guy on the water. He said before the last round that he was really happy to be able to be up against Albeau and Dunkerbeck and beat them for speed.
Questel used that confidence to win the last round and cement his first place ranking, ahead of Micah and Benny Van Der Steen.
Today’s conditions were the same as last nights with 10-18knots coming from the north east, producing rough water and very tricky racing.
One big factor today, was the abundance of submerged objects waiting under the surface to catch you out. In my first heat of the third elimination, I had a massive catapult hitting something at full speed and coming to an instant stop, pretty painful and I have the bump on my heat to prove it.
This was also the downfall of Bjorn in the fourth elimination, second round. I was in this heat as well and coming down the first reach I saw a massive splash as he went over the handle bars just below me.
This was a massive blow to his hopes of repeating his winning ways from Italy and pushed him down to fifth place in the rankings.
Just behind him ranked sixth is our very own Ross Williams, who had some decent racing today and got second in the last elimination. He had this to say about it…
“It was really nice to get some good racing done today. I am pretty pleased overall. I know now my gear is working very nice and I feel good. The 7.9 and 8.6 are fitting nicely on the medium board and I am hoping for more racing tomorrow.”
Looking forward to tomorrow I think we’re going to have enough time for two more rounds if the wind plays ball.
Dan’s previous reports can be found on the pages below…