Windsurfing star Björn Dunkerbeck whipped up a storm, coasting to his first victory in two years at the second stop of the 2010 PWA Slalom World Cup in Spain.
Dunkerbeck finished ahead of Antoine Albeau and Cyrill Moussilmani to claim his first competition win since 2008.
It was a mentally gruelling day on the golden sands, with high winds allowing only two races out of a scheduled 10 starts – the sailors being forced to sweat it out on the shoreline and be ready to return to the water should conditions improve.
Growing winds teased the competitors but no further racing was possible and Dunkerbeck’s early victory ultimately proved crucial.
He said: “In Costa Brava the most important thing is to win the first race because that’s often all we get here. Last year we only did one and a quarter races, this year we got a little bit further but not much.
“It’s always more fun winning when we’ve completed 10 races during the week, but it still is a great feeling as it’s been a while since I last won a competition, which was Sylt in 2008.
“The next one in Fuerteventura is going to be a better one for me because there’s always more wind there than at the last two events of the season.”
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