The event was won by Nicolas Warembourg who absolutely dominated, winning every race. Apparently one of the races he was miles behind and kept pushing and pushing until he finally took the lead literally 100 metres from the end, which is just amazing. Apparently he has finished 2nd 2 or 3 times and was so motivated to win it he actually moved to the spot and trains there every day. He is a good PWA sailor as well, but clearly had one goal in mind and deservedly finally got his hands on the trophy.
It’s now 3 days later and still my body is recovering. 100km racing in one day in 40 knots is pretty tough, and as I said before it’s a fine line between fun and punishment. Still the sense of satisfaction is amazing and the fact that people come back year after year shows that this is much much more than just a windsurfing event. As we loaded the RRD van 2 Danish guys came to say hello. They were just leaving to drive home…. 2000km away!! Clearly the Défi is something very special!