After several hours of waiting on shore the 31-boat fleet finally left the dock and headed out to the racecourse in a very light breeze. The wind forecast for the regatta is not very promising, so the organisers chose to start race 1 in super light conditions. It was a long and slow race and as the wind died after the first round it was a race against time, too.
The Austrian star doyen Albert Sturm had a perfect race with his crew Tobias Haring, they lead from the start and crossed the finish line first within the 3-hour time limit. Hubert Merkelbach – Markus Koy (GER) climbed up to finish second, Heimo and Hermine Schlagbauer (AUT) came in third. Only half of the fleet made it to the finish in time, the other half did not have a chance to complete the race.
We hope to have better conditions tomorrow.