Wales Round 1: Day 3

Sunday 8th May: Well we got the wind and finally the waves as the tide came in at Rhosneigr today. The competition was still going on when I left the beach as the Pro double elimination was started at around 6.30pm this evening, but we do have some results from earlier in the day.

LADIES: Sarah Bibby returns to the Tour after a year off completing her degree and with her strong wave riding and forward loops she won the Ladies contest convincingly. The keenest windsurfer in Wales, Karina Pirhoven, came second and 14 year old, yes fourteen year old Megan Gayda in third. Megan is Aleksy Gayda's younger sister and she is super competitive and ready to gain as much experience as possible on the wave tour (school terms permitting)!

MASTERS: A good start to the season for Mark Lloyd who was a class act today in the Masters fleet winning both rounds. Gerry Willcock came second ahead of his brother Chris Willcock with Danny Geereedhary in fourth and newcomer Chris Goldfinch in fifth.

AMATUERS: Well I can't tell you the final result as the judges have withheld this until the prize giving which will probably take place on the ferry to Ireland! But the whole amatuer contest was great to watch - such a high standard in the latter rounds. Aleksy Gayda, Lewis Merrony, George Bolwell and Emile Kott ended up in the 4 man final.

PROS: So the single elimination finally started around 4.30pm. Ben Proffitt (Simmer Sails) and James Cox (Ezzy Sails) were fighting for 3rd/4th place whilst Phil Horrocks (JP) and Andy Chambers (JP/Neil Pryde) were busy in the Winners Final fighting out for 1st and 2nd. But of course with the double elimination everyone gets a second chance so when I can get hold of one of the Judges (who are now rushing to get the ferry), I'll report back!


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