No racing took place on day one due to no wind ©Getty Images

The first day of the iQFOiL World Championships has ended without any racing due to a lack of wind in Brest.

Conditions meant all the athletes were left waiting on the sidelines, either preparing their equipment, taking part in leisure activities or joining the competition's live broadcast.

Two-time Olympian and Spain's women’s coach Mateo Sanz Lanz, who competed for Switzerland, was among those to speak on air and tipped Spaniard Pilar Lamadrid as one of the favourites for the women's event.

Helene Noesmoen of France is the defending champion, while compatriot Nicolas Goyard is the title-holder for the men's competition.

Brest is hosting the second edition of the iQFOiL World Championships, with the discipline due to make its Olympic debut at Paris 2024.

A windsurfing class, iQFOiL is replacing RS:X on the Olympic programme.

The iQFOiL World Championships was held in Silvaplana in Switzerland last year.

Providing that conditions allow, racing is due to start tomorrow.