The second leg of the Danish iQFoil Open Championship was sailed this weekend in Ebeltoft. And for the first time this year, it finally felt a bit like spring in Denmark (i.e. temperatures above 10C). The wind forecast did however not look promising which usually makes some sailors stay home. But with the foiling discipline you can go in very light winds and a fleet of 37 sailors still showed up to race Saturday morning. And when we got to Ebeltoft, the newest venue on the tour, the wind was already perfect for foiling. A slalom course was set and we were racing in 3 fleets; two senior fleets and one youth/women fleet. First round of slalom was in 8 knots of perfectly steady wind so everybody was flying. For the second round the wind dropped a bit so we raced in 5-6 knots, which is tricky. But all the best sailors were still flying through the course with 7-9 m2 sails – including the 0.1 ton Johan Søe, aka. “Denmark’s fastest U21”. After the first two slalom rounds, the wind dropped and never really came back. But the local surf club made a fantastic job organizing great entertainment on the beach. The Severne and Starboard dealer severne.dk was there to show all the latest gear, and the local surf shop surfline.dk was commentating the event and talked about gear with all the surf fans visiting. In the end, the top-3 sailors in the men’s division were all even on points, with @Fabi Wolf from Germany winning the last race and thereby the event. @Johan Søe and @Mads Jepsen tied for second. In the women’s division, the winner was Trine Bentzen in front of Sofie Hammeken and Pernille Sanderhoff. The U17 division was won by Elias Walldén Jespersen, in front of Magne Sejer Iversen and Malthe Lillelund.
Full results at: https://dbo.dk/results/2021/DBO%202021%20Ebeltoft.htm Pictures at: https://www.facebook.com/ebeltoftwindsurfklub/posts/154380120037766 Picture archives from previous events, credit Jan Nielsen: https://www.facebook.com/DBOsurf/photos/?tab=album Drone video from the event by NoerStick.com: