The wind was back for day five. An epic afternoon of men’s surf-freestyle took place with big names eliminated early on.
Saturday 18th April 2022
Words: Liam Dredge
Photos: Sailing Energy/Engadinwing
Videos: Aalvaa Media
Day five lined up to be a similar day to the first. With not a cloud to be seen and scorching sun, it was only a matter of time until the wind funneled through and hit lake Silvaplana.
The crew prepared for an immediate start with the plan to complete Men’s Surf-Freestyle first, and use the remainder of the afternoon, and Sunday, for Surf-Slalom heats. After a period of twiddling thumbs, the wind kicked right in from 13.45, by 14.15 we had the men underway. It was an afternoon of gladiator battles as the wind continued to get stronger and stronger, minute after minute.
Day five – Saturday 18th – The wind joined us at 13.45 so we were able to crack on with the heats! We also rounded the day off with a handful of Surf-Slalom heats.