The 2017 IFCA Slalom Worlds for Women and the European Championships for Men kicked off at ease. A total of 71 competitors signed up of which 23 Girls and 48 Men from 13 different Nations and 2 continents.
The event will run from the 4th through the 8th on the sandy beach in front of the famous water sports center "Cercle Nautique Tranchais" in La Tranche Sur Mer.
The first competition day ended with a No Go, the weather was hot and the wind too light. Competitors had a hang out day at the beach while being on standby and the race committee went out to test, to measure winds and made sure they are ready for the next coming days.
In the evening the opening ceremony took place at a brand new building "restaurant" Pavillon de l'Aunis where the Mayor of La Tranche Sur Mer proudly welcomed the competitors, followed by opening and welcome speeches of the Event organizer, the IFCA Class President, the Principal Race Officer and the Famous Windsurfing Champion Antoine Albeau.
Next day's first possible start is scheduled at 8:30. The rest of the week looks interesting and we look forward to some light to medium wind racing.