Great start into the new year racing season. Patrik Diethelm and Steve Allen spent a week long testing ahead of the race in the south. After trying all new slalom shapes both were very confident already before the start. Steve got off the beach first and quickly expanded his unchallenged lead. Patrik who had a much slower start moved up to second before the first mark but realised it was too late to catch up Steve. After a bad third jibe Patrik saw the Severne sail behind him coming closer and made sure he stayed well ahead in second of what he believed to be Gunnar Asmussen. Only in the finish he realised that local team mate Rowen Law had an excellent race and completed the PATRIK elite podium! Just 4 minutes later in overall 11st position came in Karin Jaggi as first women. Together with the 3rd wave women from PATRIK Teamrider Lina Erpenstein it has been an excellent start to the 2017 racing season for PATRIK Boards.