With three races held in light and shifting winds, the RS:X European Windsurfing Championship kicked off yesterday in Portugal. This is the first benchmark for the Olympic windsurfers since the world championships in Australia in February. —– Yoav Cohen ISR took the lead in the mens event, only one point ahead of Mateo Sanz-Lanz SUI in 2nd. Matteo Camboni ITA follows in third place. World Champion Kiran Badloe NED had a rather moderate start in 13th place. —– Ignacio Berenguer MEX is 31st, Pedro Pascual Suitt USA 37th. —– On the womens side, the favourites have already taken the lead: Olympic champion Charline Picon FRA leads with 3 points ahead of Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL. Lilian De Geus NED follows in 3rd place. —– Demita Vega MEX is 22nd. —– All rankings, the report and the video of the day.