The 2004 PWA, Catalunya, Costa Brava, Super X, World Cup, Day 2
After a tense day of waiting here on the second day of the PWA, Catalunya, Costa Brava, Super X World Cup the winds failed to materialize to the amount required for official action.
Although a promising thermal breeze started to fill in shortly after lunch today tempting Race director Klaus Michael set the course and sailors to prepare for battle, the wind only lasted for around half an hour before swinging side shore and then dropping in strength. Many sailors managed to catch the best of the wind and warm up in the stunning surroundings here in the Bay of Roses but their enjoyment was short lived when the wind refused to play ball. Despite a further late evening attempt to start race number two the wind once again failed to co-operate and the race crew finally called it a day at 7.15pm.
Typically at this time of year the thermal breezes fill in between 15 and 20 knots here on the beautiful Mediterranean coast of Spain providing idyllic blasting conditions for thousands of water sports enthusiasts, but as yet, the conditions have yet to fully comply for the Catalunya, Super X World Cup.
The likes of Antoine Albeau (AHD, Neil Pryde), Matt Pritchard (Gaastra), Nik Baker (Mistral, North) and Kauli Seadi (AHD, Naish) are all patiently waiting it out for their opportunity to play for the big stakes when the conditions allow.
The forecast is still calling for strong thermal breezes throughout the weekend so be sure to stay tuned to the PWA web site for further reports on all the action.