Korea is taking everyone’s patient up to the limit! They wait all day at the beach praying for something to happen. It is such a pity. The Korean event is really well prepared and excited about running a World Cup on their soil, but sometimes fate just goes against. The just have one day left to get some results.
Some word from the people in site, courtesy of PWA:
Race Director, Juan Antonio Aragon: “I’ve been preparing all the equipment; checking the boats over, making sure they have enough fuel, and the buoys have the right lengths of rope. After that I’ve been checking the wind to see if we have the minimum possible conditions. I check both the strength, and the amount the wind is shifting. I never get to relax!"
2007 PWA Slalom World Champion, Antoine Albeau (Starboard, NeilPryde): “I spent the morning back at my hotel. I watched a ton of movies, then grabbed some lunch. This afternoon, I’ve been down here on the beach just chilling out, and chatting with the guys, we’re all just waiting for the wind you know!"
PWA Photographer John Carter: “I’ve had a disastrous day, since there’s no wind and not much going on, I thought I’d do an interview with two big stars. It took 40 minutes, and at the end of it I realized I hadn’t pressed record, so that was just a disaster! For the rest of the afternoon I’m going to try and get some portrait shots of the sailors."
Slalom Competitor, Christoph Pressler (Starboard, Severne, DaKine): “I’ve been translating some board tests I did for my sponsor, from German to English. And after that, Jesper (Orth) the leader of the Severne race development department had some of the 2009 prototype sails, so we rigged those and checked them out. Later on I’m probably going to go for a run."
Photo Credit: PWA/J.Carter