Christof Kirschner reports from the second full day of the 2011 JP / NeilPryde Young Gun Camp on Prasonisi…
A glass of orange juice, toast, fruit – the start of the day 3 of the Young Gun Camp is much quieter. For two days the Meltemi has been blowing incessantly and one short glance on the water from our breakfast table confirms another day of full – power! As if the Aegean Sea would feel that the arrival of wave champion Kauli is coming closer decent crest of waves start building up on the west coast and slowly but surely we are preparing ourselves for a Big Day.
Windsurf kit used becomes smaller and breaks between sailing hours longer – but all kids are fully motivated and enthusiastic to show what they have already learned and they constantly keep on working on new moves. For the very young ones among them the training day has become long. Andy Bubble and Youp ease the training with cool moves but also they are continuously coaching the kids and contribute on their success.
Many hands are taped but the happy faces of the kids shine all over the beach – even the coaches have some visible signs of exhaustion. Pius Gaensler is celebrating his birthday today and even though his deepest wish – to make the Air Jibe – hasn’t come true on this day he was celebrated duely at dinner! But the week is not over yet and maybe he will see a belated birthday present.
Tomorrow’s training programme will be tight: loop training, wave sailing, and flat water training. After dinner we will head for a go-kart race to Lardos, and then we will relax and let the evening fade away in a beach bar.
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