Few shots from around the beach before the competition starts.
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The competition kicks off today in Pozo, with registration in the morning then the skippers meeting early afternoon, it looks like the judges will have the men and women straight out on the water in what looks like an insane forecast.
There is a strong British contingent out here this year, Ben Proffitt has been showing us all the action in his Pozo training diaries – check them out here. Ben now steps in front of another camera, combining commentating on the Live stream with competing.
View the Live stream on Mpora Live here – Mpora Live at PWA Gran Canaria.
Gaastra and Tabou have a solid British team, with Jamie Hancock, Ross Williams and current BWA tour leader Phil Horrocks all sailing well in the demanding conditions. Robby Swift has already been in Gran Canaria for a while now and seems to have really settled into the conditions, after recovering from injury he seems to be back up with the best of them again.
Now living in Gran Canaria, John Skye is sure to feel at home in the ballistic conditions, as will Adam Lewis although he is used to the slightly tamer isle of Tenerife. Those have watched the latest Proffitt training diary will know that Adam has also recently switched board sponsor, he is now riding Patrik boards and has a whole host of new shapes and sizes he’s using out in Pozo.
As the action kicks off remember you can view the Live PWA stream on our Mpora Live platform, the main benefit being you can post questions and comments which will then by answered by myself with input from sailors, organisers, etc. Have you say on here on Mpora Live.
We will also keep you up to date, especially with the British guys, with round up features towards the end of the day right here on Boards. As always please use the comments boxes at the bottom of the posts, along with the discussion board on Mpora Live to tell us what you would like to know!