Some hot heats to watch out for:
Heat 3a will see De Windt face Carmichael. Both are looking good in training and it will surely be a close battle of the youngsters.
Heat 5b will see Beholz face Meir. Both are also looking super hot in training. Both are technical and powerful so this could be the first heat where we see the level pushed hard in the closing minutes.
Heat 8 will certainly be a highlight as Rowe and Cappuzzo face each other to take on Chris Kalk. Yesterday Cappuzzo impressed the judges in the qualifiers to secure his place in the competition. As a bit of a wild card Rowe will have to keep a cool head and stick to his routine to ensure a secure victory. On the other side Sims (yours truly) will face Spicher, Spicher is known for sailing well in competition, then the winner will advance to face Gollito if he sails. Could this be an opportunity for Spicher to make an impact or will Gollito/Sims push through the pain of their injuries.
In the ladies:
Probably the most interesting ‘early heat’ will be 21b. Should Karin Jaggi pass into this heat then she will face Arrianne Aukes. News from the beach is that Aukes is looking hot in switch and sails with a new level of speed and confidence into her moves, however speaking to Balz Muller yesteday we found out that whilst he was in Western Australia over the winter with Karin the two did a bit of freestyle training and she was busting out some pretty decent moves. Will Aukes appreciate this last minute entry or will Jaggi drop out on the first hurdle?
Stay tuned for more…