Day Two round up of some of the action going down in St. Moritz, Switzerland for Engadinwind European Race Championship. With racing in all classes taking place and a freestyle expression session showing the progression of the sport it really is a show case for wingfoiling.

Day 2 of the GWA Wingfoil Race European Championship started with wall-to-wall sunshine, promising an action-packed day. As Race Director Juan Antonio Aragon said at the skippers meeting, “The sun’s up, the sky is blue… if there ever were a time for action it’s today!”

At around 1 o’clock the red flag went up for the first heat of the Men’s Open, with 16 competitors choosing a position in the run-up to the start line. The excitement proved to be too much for one of the competitors, meaning an over early and the restart of the heat, but after that, it was cool runnings for the rest of the first round.

When the dust settled an hour later, we’d seen back-to-back races in all categories, with exhilarating racing including lots of overtaking, crashes, strategic upwind reaches and even a few tricks at the finish line. All riders were really pushing it, often out of breath at the finish.

By the end of the day, we had made it halfway through the third round, and even managed to throw in a little freestyle supersession, before the wind got too gusty to ensure fair racing conditions.

Sunday is the final day of the GWA Wingfoil Race European Championship and there’s still a lot to play for. A fourth race will mean there’s a discard, enabling riders to strike their worst result. This could shake up the rankings, so all is set for an exciting finale. Skippers meeting is at 11:00 with the first possible start at 11:30. Tschüss!

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