The Belgian Speed week was the 1st stop on the ISWC European Speed tour.
Here is the organiser Patrick Van Hoof's event report.
It was a super week. Most of
the time it was sunny and there was always wind. One competitor had an average
of 90 km a day which is pretty impressive.
The first day the wind was too light for competition so we had a
fun race, the second day we had enough wind to start a counting round but by the time we set the course, the wind
dropped and again we had a fun race.
Wednesday we had 2 beautiful heats,
both were +22 knots of wind. Thursday started with no wind at all, but during the day the
wind turned and became bit stronger but after lunch the wind was still coming out of the
wrong direction and was far from enough, so the flag for 'no more races today'
came up.The riders were released for the rest of the day.
Friday the last day we
planed 2 races of 1hour before lunch to allow time for prize giving an prepare the closing ceremony, results etc.
Unfortunately the wind wasn't that
strong, so we waited and managed to get one good round in making 3 counting rounds and lots of fun racing for the week.
The price giving was on a marvelous
location, a new big beach house and made even better by the beautiful weather. The sponsors Fanatic, North and Sonntag
gave us a lot of great prizes including 5 Sonntag fins, a Fanatic Ray board, North ID 5.3 sail also a huge
ION boardbag and a lot of smaller prices. So every competitor went home with
a nice prize.
We also announced this was the last Belgian Speed week that we will be organising, we
would thank all the volunteers, sponsors etc. who helped us to organize this
speed events over the years.
In particular a big thanks to my wife Tania, who helped me a
lot in organizing this competition without her, I wouldn't have managed to organise this event
for so many years.
We hope that someone else will take up the challenge to take over continue running this fantastic and popular competition.
Top 3 Results
1 David Garrel (
2 Thorsten Mallon (North/PD)
3 Patrick Van Hoof
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