On the third day here in Sylt we saw building winds amongst a scattering of rain clouds and abandoned heats. Despite a few breaks in proceedings a full elimination for the mens slalom was complete and it was to be Iachino's day as he took the top spot in style.
Whilst others shone in the early rounds, including fellow Fanatic/North team rider Marco Lang who stormed to victory in the quarter finals, it was to be an on form Iachino who made the crowds cheer as he crossed the finish line to take the first elimination win.
Amongst the wave and freestyle fleets, it was to be a slow day with very little progress, despite attempts from a fired up Steven Van Broeckhoven, Phil Soltysiak and Hugo De Sousa, it was not to be enough to allow competition to begin. Waiting patiently for an improving forecast it will be the freestyle fleet who will gain priority to complete their PWA year. In the meantime we can expect some tow-in action using a highly modified winch that will be based on the beach. Today we saw Yentel Caers and Adam Sims warming the winch up and hope to see a little more action over the coming days.
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