15:30 Kids on course
The youngsters took to the water for half an hour in a effort to take on one another in a fun filled half an hour of speed sailing. It may have been the most perfect time of the day with strong winds gusting near 40 knots and glassy flat water. The kids had the course to themselves whilst the biggest names in the business watched on.
“It’s an exciting opportunity for the young talent in our sport to mix with the pros and take part in a light hearted competition that can be as serious as they want it to be. All they have to be able to do is water start and away they go. All kids and their families are invited to any of the Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenges in the future, I hope to see you there.” – Björn Dunkerbeck
We caught up with 12 year old Alexa Escherich who clocked some great speeds.
“It was fun to take part today and I was pleased to see that I got a good speed. I’ve never taken part in a speed event before and it was not scary at all. I really hope I can make it to the next one.