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The kick-off event of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup season 2015 is over now. 48 competitors from 12 different nations participated in the Garda Trentino Euro-Cup in Torbole. On three out of four regatta days it was possible to run competitions and the race crew managed achieve a total of five completed eliminations giving the competitors two discards. The Circolo Surf Torbole at Lake Garda proved to be a perfect venue for high profile competitions. So the event was a big success. Sebastian Kördel (GER-220) is the winner of the first Windsurfing Euro-Cup event of the 2015 season with Vincent Langer (GER-1) and Bruno Martini (ITA-160) an the places two and three.
After two hard days at the windsurfing Euro-Cup in Torbole the Ora granted the competitors a little time to relax. Around noon, when the Ora usually kicks in, the Circolo Surf Center started with a beginners windsurf training - no good sign for the day! But around 4pm the wind was coming and the excitement in  the competitors camp could be felt. 8.6 or 7.7 square meter sail size was the key question of the day. Constant 16 knots of wind blew over the course area and provided excellent conditions for the the elimination number five of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup Torbole.

Nicolas Prien (GER-7), Thomas Fauster (ITA-106), Andrea Rosati (ITA-0), Andrea, Ferin (ITA-111), Marco Begalli (ITA-415), Ingmar Daldorf (NED-191), Vincent Langer (GER-1), Bruno Martini (ITA-160), Maciek Rutkowski (POL-23), Bora Zozanoglu (TUR-11) and Jan-Moritz Bochnia (GER-9) managed to qualify for the A-Final.
The second day of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup in Torbole provided again perfect slalom conditions. The Ora came on time, so the first elimination of the day started around midday. The race crew of the Circolo Surf Torbole was able to run another two slalom eliminations so that at the end of day two the provisional result has already on a solid base of four slalom rounds including one discard. This was the day of the Germans here at Lake Garda. Sebastian Kördel and Vincent Langer both scored victories and ensured top positions in the results.

The German Sebastian Kördel (GER-220) was not satisfied with his result on day one and promised to improve on the next days. Elimination number 3 gave him the chance and he didn’t hesitate taking the victory in this race. So after two bad starts in the finals on day one, he was suddenly in attacking position for the podium. Closely after him follows Vincent Langer (GER-1) on place two. The IFCA Slalom Vice Worldchampion from 2013 was also not satisfied with his result on day one. With his second place the German was now confirming his ambitions for the podium. Andrea Rosati (ITA-0) was getting stronger and stronger and finished on place three. The second racing day is also better for Maciek Rutkowski (POL-23) - no wrong or missed heat for him today. He finished at place four. Marco Begalli (ITA-415) completed the top-5.
Today the Windsurfing Euro-Cup season has kicked off in Torbole at the Lake Garda in Italy. Just as planned the famous Ora wind kicked in with 18 to 25 knots and  provided perfect slalom conditions. Two complete eliminations were run on the opening day. Winner of the day is Bruno Martini (ITA-160) from Italy who is currently leading the fleet.

The first regattas of the competition season 2015 are starting off and this is raising the usual questions about the cut-off dates for the different age categories.

Here you have an overview about this years age groups and cut-off dates:

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