Fuerte Wave Classic 2011 – Day 1

Duncan Slater

The FWC Team out on Fuerteventura’s North Shore bring news of the draw and windless day one of the Fuerteventura Wave Classic

The FWC draw
The FWC draw

Monday 7 February – opening and drawing of the heats

On Monday evening the opening ceremony and the drawing for the first round took place. The ceremony was held in the Oasis Papagayo Resort in Corralejo and organizer Orlando Lavandera announced the main goal of the event: “This is an event, which is made for riders. And together with all of you, who showed up, we want to present windsurfing as a cool and radical sport.”

Orlando Lavandera also explained the judging system and informed the riders about the race comitee and riders representatives, which will exist of Iballa Moreno, Dario Ojeda and Stephane Etienne.

The whole event will be judged by the riders. Heat 1 will be judged by heat 3, heat 2 by heat 4, heat 3 by heat 1, heat 4 by heat 2.

The first skippersmeeting will take place on Tuesday at 10.00 am in the hotel.

FWC first round
FWC first round

THE FIRST ROUND:

Heat 1 Women:

Daida Moreno

Iballa Moreno

Nayra Alonso

Nicole Boronat

Alice Arutkin

Fanny Aubet

Heat 2 Men:

Shannon Bohny

Yannick Anton

Jaume Coll

Eleazar Alonso

Thomas Traversa

Heat 3 Men:

Dario Ojeda

Aleix Sanllehy

Alex Mussolini

Mickey Clancy

Justin Denel

Jonas Ceballos

Heat 4 Men:

JB Caste

Albert Ferroni

Will Ward

Stephand Etienne

Tom Hartmann

FWC women
FWC women

DAY 1  – Tuesday 8 February 2011

After the skippers meeting at 10am at the reception of the hotel Oasis Duna the organiser and race committee (Iballa Moreno, Dario Ojeda and Stephane Etienne) decided to meet at Majanicho at the North Shore. The waves were looking nice but the wind was too light for windsurfing or a competition. SUP was the sport of the day. The riders took their SUP boards or borrowed one and went on the water the whole afternoon.

At around 5pm the organisation decided to announce the end of the competition day. The forecast for today (Wednesday 9 February) predicts wind from the south, which doesn’t really work well at the spots here in the north.

Keep up with the latest from the Fuerte Wave Classic at www.fuertewaveclassic.com

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