This weekend we had the second European cup event WWEC 2010 Ventė in Lithuania in cooperation with Extreme-sports.lt. We are happy to announce that there were races in both disciplines and the competition for the titles is on!
The conditions were harsh – wind came together with snow. As you can see in the pictures enclosed, quite a snowstorm for the first racing day and for the slalom discipline! Many crashes in slalom and the contest was pretty close, especially for the 3rd place between Mikus Bēvalds and Giedrius Liutkus. Mikus with some points missing stayed 4th, but with no doubt he is the leader in Youth group. This time the winner was Latvian rider Aleksandrs Ļeontjevs, last years second place in overall both in slalom and course disciplines. The second best was Juozas Bernotas, Lithuanian Olympic hope in windsurfing RS:X class.
The first 3 places in slalom:
1. Aleksandrs Ļeontjevs
2. Juozas Bernotas
3. Giedrius Liutkus
About the course discipline. Because of deep snow, it was impossible to use usual ski-boards and competing was possible only on ski-sledges. Most of the riders were not prepared for such conditions and only 4 Lithuanian riders had appropriate equipment.
The first 3 places in course racing:
1. Arvydas Moliušis
2. Juozas Bernotas
3. Robertas Berkelis
Evening gatherings have become a pleasant tradition of every WWEC event. Also this time most of the people – riders, friends, sponsor representatives came together at the end of the day for a chat and not only. Lithuanian windsurfing movies, very musical sauna party with the most popular Latvian and Lithuanian songs and some Rock`n`Roll supplemented with the Red Bull special winter drink! Great time we had there! Before the event we got told that Lithuanian windsurfers have fallen for the campsite Ventaine in summer… and last weekend we found out that the place is excellent also for the winter season!