Peter Vink's first reaction: "We always sail good at Texel, but we never were that close to a victory. Finally, we completed the race successfully." Sven de Laaf: "Twenty more minutes and I would have died. It was tough." The organization honored the happy couple on the beach. With today's result, team Bundock/Howden also won the Texel Dutch Open 2003.
Leigh MCMILLAN and Mark BULKELEY from Great Britain crossed the finish line in first position, but due to an early start they were disqualified. To make things worse, they capsized in the surf and broke their mast.
'Worlds Biggest Catrace' had a good start yesterday morning. By a moderate west wind, force three to four, 525 catamarans crossed the starting line. The onshore wind made it difficult to sail through the surf, but less catamarans than expected got damaged. The organization was content with the course of the Zwitserleven Round Texel. Round Texel co-ordinator Edwin LODDER: "We are satisfied. Everything went well and we had perfect sailing conditions."
Top Ten Overall
|1||hobie 18 tiger||Bundock (AU) / Howden (AU)|
|2||hobie 18 tiger||Booth (AU) / Dercksen (NL)|
|3||formule 18||Colby (AU) / Camenisch (AU)|
|4||nacra F18 new||Styles (UK) / Lynch (UK)|
|5||tornado||Vink (NL) / Laaf (NL)|
|6||hobie 18 tiger||Dam (NL) / Dam (NL)|
|7||formule 18||Kenbeek (NL) / Brouwer (NL)|
|8||formule 20||Hollander (NL) / Mulder (NL)|
|9||M20||Larsen (NL) / Pols (NL)|
|10||hobie 18 tiger||Figueroa (PR) / Hernandez (PR)|