Some competition was held today in a variety of conditions here in Tiree.
First up the pros took to Balephuil for an expression session in very light offshore wins. After two heats and then a final the results were:
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After this the youths, ladies and masters took to Crossapol for some more onshore and smaller conditions, but with a fair bit more wind. The women were up first, taking around 4.7-5.0m sails and their big boards. Debbie Kennedy won the final, managing to find and rip some great waves in the light conditions, Sophia Gilje performed well in the final to take second. Third place went to current tour leader Justyna Sniady, who made an incredible come back at this event after breaking her foot just a couple of months ago, with Boards editor Amy Carter in fourth.
Davey Edmiston dominated the master’s final with some great wave rides plus a solid forward, with BWA photographer Dave White in second. Keith Shorrock took third place with Stu Tilbury in fourth.
In the youth fleet, Tris Levie is in the lead with two firsts and two seconds, with Luke Raistrick just behind him in second. All the youths have been sailing incredibly throughout the day, making the most of the conditions.
Skippers meeting is called for tomorrow morning at 9:00am at Balephuil, winds are looking light but with a little swell around. With no official competition for the pro’s or amateur’s yet today these will no doubt be the fleets to focus on tomorrow.
The forecast looks strong for this morning so a skippers meeting has been called at Balephuil for 7.45am with a first possible start of 8.15am. The winds are looking to be solid easterlies which will provide some great cross-off port tack conditions at Balephuil. With competition for all fleets to still get started all could get on the water. If you missed it previously check out the runners and riders piece here to get an idea of the names in the mix for the titles here in Tiree.
Who is your money on for each fleet? Can Horrocks maintain his form in the pro fleet? Or will previous tour and event winner Proffitt come through?