That’s a Wrap at the Rio Vista Grand Slam

Rio Vista Grandslam
The final day of the event started early with the hope of beating the weatherman’s prediction of a heatwave. Sadly by 9am with only 8 knots of wind and 100 degrees in the sun, it was wisely decided to hold the prize giving and then release all the riders. Despite not being able to compete…
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Rio Vista Grand Slam Day 2

Rio Vista Grandslam
At the 8am Skippers meeting the wind was looking like it might just fill in for some Slalom racing. However, by 9am after a flurry of rigging, it was apparent that the wind would need a little more time to gain enough strength for competition. Tyson Poor Not to be deterred by such minor complications,…
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Rio Vista Grand Slam Day 1

Rio Vista Grandslam
The Rio Vista Grand Slam kicked off today with wind from the outset At the 10 am Skippers, there were 65 Pro and Am riders registered. With an Ebbing tide throughout the day and 15-20mph winds, the day was declared optimal for some Slalom and Free ride action. Heats kicked off swiftly. A solid pack…
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Rio Vista Grand Slam Recap and Video

Just a few days before the event the forecast looked rather uninspiring, so as we entered into Day One many competitors were not overly optimistic at the chance of getting wet. Not to be deterred by this, event organizer David Merten, determinedly announced that Slalom racing was to commence at 1.30 and sure enough exactly…
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