Hvide Sande PWA World Cup

Posted: 13th September 2019 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

Day 5 of the 2019 Hvide Sande PWA World Cup provided some of the most exciting racing of the week thus far as winds of 20-30 knots and slightly choppy waters creating a great racing playground. Most of the women reached for their 6.0-6.4s and the men 7.0’s and small boards. Throughout the day there were several thrilling comebacks with the broad course giving plenty of opportunity for overtaking by the end of the day another two races for the men, and 3 for the women were completed. 

Women’s 

Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) all but has the event title wrapped up with a day to spare after producing a truly dominant performance today, which saw the Aruban not only complete her second hat-trick of the week, but also go on to claim a four-timer after winning all three eliminations today. 

Elimination 9 was perhaps Offringa’s most impressive victory with the 28-year-old pulling off an outstanding comeback after recovering from an early coming together with Cousin Questel as they approached the first buoy. Offringa rounded the second mark in fourth place and then continued to eat up the water in front of her to deny Lena Erdil (Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins) a first bullet of the week. 

Having not competed on the racecourse for over a year there may have been a few question marks about how Offringa would cope returning to the competitive scene during the middle of the season, but she has destroyed the field here thus far, winning 70% of the races completed up to now (7 out of 10), which gives Offringa an almost unassailable 9.5 point lead heading into the final day.

Delphine Cousin Questel (Starboard / S2Maui) cemented her second place after a second and two third places, but the reigning world champion and current world tour leader may be slightly disappointed not to have landed a blow against Offringa today having closed to within just 1.3 points at one stage yesterday. In terms of the world title race, Cousin Questel remains firmly in the driving seat with her closest rival Marion Mortefon (Fanatic / Duotone) currently ranked 4th here.

While the event title is seemingly already decided, there is still an intriguing battle between Jenna Gibson (Fanatic / Duotone) and Mortefon for the final place on the podium. Before the completion of Elimination 10 there was just 0.3 of a point separating the two women, but Gibson ends the day with a 3.3 point cushion after securing a brilliant second place - her best result since Elimination 4 - and that looks to be the battle to watch tomorrow.

Elsewhere, Lena Erdil remains in 5th place, but enjoyed a decent day on the water with a second, a 6th and a 4th. In fact, there were no changes to the top 7 positions in the women’s fleet after today’s racing.

Men’s 

Pierre Mortefon (Fanatic / Duotone / Chopper Fins) started the penultimate day of racing with a 2.3 point advantage over Matteo Iachino (Starboard / Severne) after winning both races yesterday, but at the close of play today the Frenchman has seen that lead erode and turn into a 4 point deficit after only managing a 10th and a 7th place.

With Mortefon missing out on the opening winners’ final, Iachino then rubbed salt into the wound by winning Elimination 7 - the Italian’s third bullet of the week - and the 29-year-old is now in a dominant position heading into the final day, not only in terms of the event title race, but also the world title race too, as whoever wins this event will take the overall lead with an event to go. 

After a disappointing day yesterday - Maciek Rutkowski (FMX Racing / Challenger Sails) - bounced back well today as the Pole qualified for both winners’ finals and with the way the other results unfolded that sees Rutkowski move back into the podium positions - 3rd - having been ranked 6th at the start of the day. 

However, Rutkowski’s quest for a maiden podium on the world tour is not done quite yet with Julien Quentel (Patrik / GUNSAILS) and Ross Williams (Tabou / GA Sails) still firmly in the hunt for third place - both men currently trail Rutkowski by just 3 points, so there is still all to play for heading into the final day.

Elsewhere, Gunnar Asmussen (Starboard / Severne) climbs a further 3 places to 6th in the current event rankings after qualifying for both winners’ finals again today. The German has now qualified for the top 8 in each of the last 4 races. Without jumping the gun in Elimination 7 Asmussen could realistically have been in with a shot at the podium, but that now seems out of his reach.

Marco Lang (Fanatic / Duotone) remains 7th after two top 16 finishes, while after a poor day yesterday Antoine Albeau (JP / NeilPryde) bounced back with a second and a 6th to rise from 18th to 8th, which could yet prove important in the world title race if it were to come down to discards as his two main rivals - Mortefon and Iachino hold a 12th and 25th as their discards. 

The top 10 is currently completed by Antoine Questel (I-99 / S2Maui), who falls 3 places to 9th, and Damien Arnoux (Simmer / Simmer Sails), who continues to go from strength-to-strength this week. The young Frenchman qualified for his first losers’ finals at the start of the week and today he booked his place in his first winners’ final - eventually finishing 5th. 

After such a bright start to the week, Ben van der Steen (Goya Windsurfing / GUNSAILS) drops outside of the top 10 for the first time - 11th - after a second round and quarterfinal exit today, while Tristan Algret (Starboard / Severne / Chopper Fins) and Ingmar Daldorf (Tabou / GA Sails) also lose their place in the top 10 - dropping to 12th and 15th respectively. 

Up to now, Enrico Marotti (JP / NeilPryde) has had a very inconsistent week, but today in Elimination 8 everything clicked into place as the Croat clinched his first bullet on the world tour with a commanding display. That victory sees Marotti climb to 16th in the overall rankings, while in the same elimination Amado Vrieswijk (JP / Severne) earned his best finish in a slalom elimination - second!

The forecast for the final day of the 2019 Hvide Sande PWA World Cup looks lighter than the previous four days with 13-15 knots during the morning, but it is expected to increase during the afternoon which should hopefully allow for at least one more elimination in the men’s and women’s fleets to be completed. The skippers’ meeting has been called for 10am (GMT+2) tomorrow morning with the racing commencing from 11am onwards. 

To stay up to date with all the latest developments from Denmark — including the live stream, elimination ladders, entry list, images and live ticker simply click HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Current Ranking 2019 Hvide Sande PWA World Cup - Women’s Slalom
*After 10 Eliminations

1st Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU | Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)
2nd Delphine Cousin Questel (FRA | Starboard / S2Maui)
3rd Jenna Gibson (GBR | Fanatic / Duotone)
4th Marion Mortefon (FRA | Fanatic / Duotone)
5th Lena Erdil (TUR | Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins)
6th Oda Brødholt (NOR | Starboard / Severne)
7th Maëlle Guilbaud (FRA | Patrik / Loftsails)
8th Fulya Ünlü (TUR | Starboard / Severne)
9th Océane Lescadieu (NC | S2Maui)
10th Marianne Rautelin (FIN | Patrik / Loftsails)

Current Ranking 2019 Hvide Sande PWA World Cup - Men’s Slalom
*After 8 Eliminations

1st Matteo Iachino (ITA | Starboard / Severne) 
2nd Pierre Mortefon (FRA | Fanatic / Duotone / Chopper Fins)
3rd Maciek Rutkowski (POL | FMX Racing / Challenger Sails) 
4th Julien Quentel (SXM | Patrik / GUNSAILS)
5th Ross Williams (GBR | Tabou / GA Sails)
6th Gunnar Asmussen (GER | Starboard / Severne)
7th Marco Lang (AUT | Fanatic / Duotone / Chopper Fins)
8th Antoine Albeau (FRA | JP / NeilPryde)
9th Antoine Questel (FRA | I-99 / S2Maui) 
10th Damien Arnoux (FRA | Simmer / Simmer Sails)

Hvide Sande PWA World Cup

Posted: 13th September 2019 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

Day 5 of the 2019 Hvide Sande PWA World Cup provided some of the most exciting racing of the week thus far as winds of 20-30 knots and slightly choppy waters creating a great racing playground. Most of the women reached for their 6.0-6.4s and the men 7.0’s and small boards. Throughout the day there were several thrilling comebacks with the broad course giving plenty of opportunity for overtaking by the end of the day another two races for the men, and 3 for the women were completed. 

Women’s 

Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) all but has the event title wrapped up with a day to spare after producing a truly dominant performance today, which saw the Aruban not only complete her second hat-trick of the week, but also go on to claim a four-timer after winning all three eliminations today. 

Elimination 9 was perhaps Offringa’s most impressive victory with the 28-year-old pulling off an outstanding comeback after recovering from an early coming together with Cousin Questel as they approached the first buoy. Offringa rounded the second mark in fourth place and then continued to eat up the water in front of her to deny Lena Erdil (Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins) a first bullet of the week. 

Having not competed on the racecourse for over a year there may have been a few question marks about how Offringa would cope returning to the competitive scene during the middle of the season, but she has destroyed the field here thus far, winning 70% of the races completed up to now (7 out of 10), which gives Offringa an almost unassailable 9.5 point lead heading into the final day.

Delphine Cousin Questel (Starboard / S2Maui) cemented her second place after a second and two third places, but the reigning world champion and current world tour leader may be slightly disappointed not to have landed a blow against Offringa today having closed to within just 1.3 points at one stage yesterday. In terms of the world title race, Cousin Questel remains firmly in the driving seat with her closest rival Marion Mortefon (Fanatic / Duotone) currently ranked 4th here.

While the event title is seemingly already decided, there is still an intriguing battle between Jenna Gibson (Fanatic / Duotone) and Mortefon for the final place on the podium. Before the completion of Elimination 10 there was just 0.3 of a point separating the two women, but Gibson ends the day with a 3.3 point cushion after securing a brilliant second place - her best result since Elimination 4 - and that looks to be the battle to watch tomorrow.

Elsewhere, Lena Erdil remains in 5th place, but enjoyed a decent day on the water with a second, a 6th and a 4th. In fact, there were no changes to the top 7 positions in the women’s fleet after today’s racing.

Men’s 

Pierre Mortefon (Fanatic / Duotone / Chopper Fins) started the penultimate day of racing with a 2.3 point advantage over Matteo Iachino (Starboard / Severne) after winning both races yesterday, but at the close of play today the Frenchman has seen that lead erode and turn into a 4 point deficit after only managing a 10th and a 7th place.

With Mortefon missing out on the opening winners’ final, Iachino then rubbed salt into the wound by winning Elimination 7 - the Italian’s third bullet of the week - and the 29-year-old is now in a dominant position heading into the final day, not only in terms of the event title race, but also the world title race too, as whoever wins this event will take the overall lead with an event to go. 

After a disappointing day yesterday - Maciek Rutkowski (FMX Racing / Challenger Sails) - bounced back well today as the Pole qualified for both winners’ finals and with the way the other results unfolded that sees Rutkowski move back into the podium positions - 3rd - having been ranked 6th at the start of the day. 

However, Rutkowski’s quest for a maiden podium on the world tour is not done quite yet with Julien Quentel (Patrik / GUNSAILS) and Ross Williams (Tabou / GA Sails) still firmly in the hunt for third place - both men currently trail Rutkowski by just 3 points, so there is still all to play for heading into the final day.

Elsewhere, Gunnar Asmussen (Starboard / Severne) climbs a further 3 places to 6th in the current event rankings after qualifying for both winners’ finals again today. The German has now qualified for the top 8 in each of the last 4 races. Without jumping the gun in Elimination 7 Asmussen could realistically have been in with a shot at the podium, but that now seems out of his reach.

Marco Lang (Fanatic / Duotone) remains 7th after two top 16 finishes, while after a poor day yesterday Antoine Albeau (JP / NeilPryde) bounced back with a second and a 6th to rise from 18th to 8th, which could yet prove important in the world title race if it were to come down to discards as his two main rivals - Mortefon and Iachino hold a 12th and 25th as their discards. 

The top 10 is currently completed by Antoine Questel (I-99 / S2Maui), who falls 3 places to 9th, and Damien Arnoux (Simmer / Simmer Sails), who continues to go from strength-to-strength this week. The young Frenchman qualified for his first losers’ finals at the start of the week and today he booked his place in his first winners’ final - eventually finishing 5th. 

After such a bright start to the week, Ben van der Steen (Goya Windsurfing / GUNSAILS) drops outside of the top 10 for the first time - 11th - after a second round and quarterfinal exit today, while Tristan Algret (Starboard / Severne / Chopper Fins) and Ingmar Daldorf (Tabou / GA Sails) also lose their place in the top 10 - dropping to 12th and 15th respectively. 

Up to now, Enrico Marotti (JP / NeilPryde) has had a very inconsistent week, but today in Elimination 8 everything clicked into place as the Croat clinched his first bullet on the world tour with a commanding display. That victory sees Marotti climb to 16th in the overall rankings, while in the same elimination Amado Vrieswijk (JP / Severne) earned his best finish in a slalom elimination - second!

The forecast for the final day of the 2019 Hvide Sande PWA World Cup looks lighter than the previous four days with 13-15 knots during the morning, but it is expected to increase during the afternoon which should hopefully allow for at least one more elimination in the men’s and women’s fleets to be completed. The skippers’ meeting has been called for 10am (GMT+2) tomorrow morning with the racing commencing from 11am onwards. 

To stay up to date with all the latest developments from Denmark — including the live stream, elimination ladders, entry list, images and live ticker simply click HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Current Ranking 2019 Hvide Sande PWA World Cup - Women’s Slalom
*After 10 Eliminations

1st Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU | Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)
2nd Delphine Cousin Questel (FRA | Starboard / S2Maui)
3rd Jenna Gibson (GBR | Fanatic / Duotone)
4th Marion Mortefon (FRA | Fanatic / Duotone)
5th Lena Erdil (TUR | Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins)
6th Oda Brødholt (NOR | Starboard / Severne)
7th Maëlle Guilbaud (FRA | Patrik / Loftsails)
8th Fulya Ünlü (TUR | Starboard / Severne)
9th Océane Lescadieu (NC | S2Maui)
10th Marianne Rautelin (FIN | Patrik / Loftsails)

Current Ranking 2019 Hvide Sande PWA World Cup - Men’s Slalom
*After 8 Eliminations

1st Matteo Iachino (ITA | Starboard / Severne) 
2nd Pierre Mortefon (FRA | Fanatic / Duotone / Chopper Fins)
3rd Maciek Rutkowski (POL | FMX Racing / Challenger Sails) 
4th Julien Quentel (SXM | Patrik / GUNSAILS)
5th Ross Williams (GBR | Tabou / GA Sails)
6th Gunnar Asmussen (GER | Starboard / Severne)
7th Marco Lang (AUT | Fanatic / Duotone / Chopper Fins)
8th Antoine Albeau (FRA | JP / NeilPryde)
9th Antoine Questel (FRA | I-99 / S2Maui) 
10th Damien Arnoux (FRA | Simmer / Simmer Sails)

5 Tricks Based On A BACKROLL

Posted: 13th September 2019 by Paula Pintão in Allgemein
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Take a look at Ben Beholz’s new video and learn 5 tricks based on a simple backroll.

Watch the highlights of the epic single elimination wave final at Bel Ombre, Mauritius.

FINAL SCORE
Airton: 15.16
James: 14.43

SINGLE ELIMINATION STANDINGS
1 Airton Cozzolino (CV)
2 James Carew (AUS)
3 Oswald Smith (RSA)
4 Jan Marcos Riveras (DR)

Video: Mintautas Grigas

Hvide Sande PWA World Cup

Posted: 12th September 2019 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

With the conditions being a stark contrast to yesterday with lighter winds - 10-18 knots - and extremely flat water that meant that the sailors were really pushing the starts on - Day 4 of the 2019 Hvide Sande PWA World Cup - with the start being so critical in these conditions. However, that led to a lot of disqualifications with an exceptionally fine line between success and failure when looking for a perfectly timed start - which resulted in just over quarter of the men’s field being disqualified through premature starts - 14/53 - 26.41% - in Elimination 5. Another fine day of racing in Denmark saw day four conclude with a further two eliminations in both the men’s and women’s fleets.

Women’s

After winning the first race today (Elimination 6) - Delphine Cousin Questel (Starboard / S2Maui) - closed to within just 1.3 points of event leader - Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins). However, by the end of the day, it is Offringa who has extended her event lead to 3.6 points after winning her 4th race in 7 eliminations. Cousin Questel did well to fight back into 3rd place after a poor start in Elimination 7, but now has plenty of work to do heading into the final two days of the event. 

Realistically speaking it looks as though the event title race is now a straight fight between Offringa and Cousin Questel with the two rivals winning every race, except the first, between them. (4x Offringa, 2x Cousin Questel).

Jenna Gibson (Fanatic / Duotone) is still in the race to earn her first podium on the world tour after another consistent day, which saw the Brit finish 4th and 5th, but she will still have a real battle on her hands with Marion Mortefon (Fanatic / Duotone) just 0.3 points behind her. A shot at the top two is probably beyond her at this stage as she trails Cousin Questel by 6.3 points.

Having endured a couple of tough days on the racecourse - Lena Erdil (Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins) - will be happier with how things went today. The Turk finished second in Elimination 6 before finishing 5th in Elimination 7, which sees Erdil gain 3 places from the overnight rankings - 8th to 5th after discarding an 11th place. 

Elsewhere, Oda Brødholt (Starboard / Severne) remains in 6th place, but the Norwegian will be very happy to have signed off the day with her best result in a sole elimination - having finished second behind Offringa in Elimination 7.

Men’s

Pierre Mortefon (Fanatic / Duotone / Chopper Fins) enjoyed a perfect day on day four with the Frenchman winning both races completed today to regain the event lead having relinquished it to Matteo Iachino (Starboard / Severne) yesterday. Mortefon was untouchable today and now holds a narrow 2.3 point advantage at the top of the rankings and tomorrow’s opening race - Elimination 7 - could play a significant role in deciding not only the event title, but also the new world tour leader with the second discard at this event to come, while with this being the fourth Slalom event of the year the sailors will be able to drop their worst result thus far. Mortefon will be looking to discard a 16th, while Iachino is looking to discard a 9th place here. 

Iachino enjoyed another solid day with a third and a fourth, but will now be looking to land a blow against Mortefon heading into tomorrow as the two heavyweights battle for the event title.

With Antoine Albeau (JP / NeilPryde) experiencing a rare day to forget, which saw the reigning world champion eliminated at the quarterfinal stage of both races completed today it looks as though whoever wins the event out of Mortefon and Iachino will take the world tour lead. It may seem too early to suggest that the event will come down to a straight fight between just Mortefon and Iachino, but barring a disaster it should be with Iachino 28.6 points of the next closest challenger Ross Williams (Tabou / GA Sails) in third, while between them, Mortefon and Iachino have won 83.33% of the races so far - Mortefon x3 and Iachino x2, while the only other sailor to have won a race is Albeau, who is out of the event title picture.

For Albeau, it looks as though Denmark will be his discard with AA plummeting to from 9th to 18th in the current event rankings. The 24-time world champion has now suffered a quarterfinal exit in 4 out of the 6 races completed, which is almost unheard of, but he will remain firmly in the hunt for this year’s world title as he already has a 1st, a second and a fourth from the opening three events, so the aim now for Albeau will be to fight his way back as high as possible, so that he has a strong discard heading Into the final event of the year in New Caledonia. 

While Ross Williams returns to third in the current event rankings, after climbing one place today, there are a whole host of sailors waiting in the wings to take their shot at the podium with just 5.5 points covering 3rd-8th. Of course the second discard tomorrow will make a massive difference to that battle too, but as things stand Ben van der Steen (Goya Windsurfing / GUNSAILS), Julien Quentel (Patrik / GUNSAILS), Maciek Rutkowski (FMX Racing / Challenger Sails), Antoine Questel (I-99 / S2Maui) and Marco Lang (Fanatic / Duotone / Chopper Fins) are all currently in with a shout. 

However, after experiencing a great day yesterday, Rutkowski will need to bounce back from a disappointing day today with the Pole being eliminated in both quarterfinals.

Meanwhile, Lang, enjoyed arguably his best day on the world tour since returning from a mystery virus which affected him so badly last year - eventually forcing him to retire from the season early. The Austrian finished second and 5th today which sees the Austrian rise from 16th to 8th in the current event rankings and he is now firmly on track to record his best result since winning in Sylt 2017 and finishing 4th in New Caledonia in the same year.

Besides Mortefon, Gunnar Asmussen (Starboard / Severne) was the other sailor of the day with the German just eclipsing Lang’s performance with a quite brilliant second and third, which sees Asmussen jump into the top 16 - 13th.

Elsewhere, Tristan Algret (Starboard / Severne / Chopper Fins) continues to recover from a fairly disastrous first day with 25-year-old breaking into the top 10 for the first time this event - 9th - while Birthday Boy Ingmar Daldorf (Tabou / GA Sails) also breaks into the top 10 - 10th - after qualifying for one winners’ final and the losers’ final today. 

Ethan Westera (Tabou / GA Sails) also enjoyed a fine day with the Aruban qualifying for both winners’ finals as he too continues his comeback. Westera is now ranked 14th after qualifying for the last three winners’ finals in a row - having previously been eliminated in the quarterfinals in each of the opening 3 races. 

On day two, Damien Arnoux (Simmer / Simmer Sails) broke into the top 16 in a sole elimination for the first time, but today the 21-year-old far surpassed that as he won both losers’ finals to record his first top 10 results on the world tour. The talented young Frenchman’s fine performance today sees him rise to 12th in the overnight rankings. 

The next generation really made their mark against their more experienced peers today and 20-year-old Martin Møller Hovda (Starboard / Severne) was one of the emerging talents to also reach a significant milestone in his short career as the young Norwegian qualified for his first winners’ final in Elimination 5 before claiming 12th in the next race to cap an excellent day.

The forecast looks as though the wind will continue with 20-25 knots from the northwest currently being predicted on the latest model run, which should ensure more brilliant racing as Hvide Sande continues to deliver the goods with a real mix of conditions to prove a solid test for the world’s best racers. The sailors will meet once again at 9:30am (GMT+2) for the skippers’ meeting with the racing commencing from 10:30am onwards.

To stay up to date with all the latest developments from Denmark — including the live stream, elimination ladders, entry list, images and live ticker simply click HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Current Ranking 2019 Hvide Sande PWA World Cup - Women’s Slalom
*After 7 Eliminations

1st Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU | Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)
2nd Delphine Cousin Questel (FRA | Starboard / S2Maui)
3rd Jenna Gibson (GBR | Fanatic / Duotone)
4th Marion Mortefon (FRA | Fanatic / Duotone)
5th Lena Erdil (TUR | Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins)
6th Oda Brødholt (NOR | Starboard / Severne)
7th Maëlle Guilbaud (FRA | Patrik / Loftsails)
8th Océane Lescadieu (NC | S2Maui) 
9th Fulya Ünlü (TUR | Starboard / Severne) Sarah Jackson (GBR | Tabou / GA Sails)
10th Marianne Rautelin (FIN | Patrik / Loftsails)

Current Ranking 2019 Hvide Sande PWA World Cup - Men’s Slalom
*After 6 Eliminations

1st Pierre Mortefon (FRA | Fanatic / Duotone / Chopper Fins)
2nd Matteo Iachino (ITA | Starboard / Severne)
3rd Ross Williams (GBR | Tabou / GA Sails)
4th Ben van der Steen (NED | Goya Windsurfing / GUNSAILS)
5th Julien Quentel (SXM | Patrik / GUNSAILS)
6th Maciek Rutkowski (POL | FMX Racing / Challenger Sails)
7th Antoine Questel (FRA | I-99 / S2Maui)
8th Marco Lang (AUT | Fanatic / Duotone / Chopper Fins)
9th Tristan Algret (GPE | Starboard / Severne / Chopper Fins)
10th Ingmar Daldorf (NED | Tabou / GA Sails)

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Pacasmayo Classic Day 3, Stunning Conditions for Pro Finals

Posted: 12th September 2019 by Russ Faurot in Allgemein
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Hvide Sande PWA World Cup

Posted: 11th September 2019 by PWA World Windsurfing Tour in Allgemein
Original Post: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

Day 3 of the 2019 Hvide Sande PWA World Cup more than lived up to its billing of wet, wild and windy Wednesday as winds in excess of 35-40 knots battered Hvide Sande while driving rain made visibility precarious at times to provide a stern test of the sailors' mettle. By the end of the afternoon even the majority of the biggest guys were left reaching for their smallest gear, but unfortunately the ferociousness of the conditions claimed no fewer than 5 victims along the way with Cedric Bordes (Tabou / GA Sails) - suspected broken rib - Tuesday-Lou Judd (I-99 / Phantom Sails) - suspected broken foot - Nimet Tulumen (Tabou / GA Sails) - injured foot - Fulya Ünlü (Starboard / Severne) - broken nose - and Luis Boronat (Loftsails) all ending up on the casualties list after an intense day of racing. 

Women’s

Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) continues to set the pace in Denmark with the Aruban holding a 3.6 point advantage at the top of the event rankings over Delphine Cousin Questel (Starboard / S2Maui) to end day 3. After the completion of Elimination 4 Offringa held a perfect record - 0.7, 0.7, 0.7 - after completing a brilliant hat-trick and then discarded her 6th place from the opening race with a 3rd in the last.

As already mentioned Delphine Cousin Questel is now Offringa’s closest rival with the reigning world champion climbing one place to second after claiming her first bullet of the week in the last race of the day. That victory brings Cousin Questel to within 3.6 points of Offringa with 3 more days to go, so the current world tour leader is well placed to attack the top as she looks to maintain her winning run. 

Jenna Gibson (Fanatic / Duotone) climbs one place from the overnight rankings into third, at the expense of Marion Mortefon (Fanatic / Duotone) who drops to fourth, after enjoying an excellent day with a 2nd and a 4th.

Elsewhere, Maëlle Guilbaud (Patrik / Loftsails), Oda Brødholt (Starboard / Severne) and Océane Lescadieu (S2Maui) remain 5th-7th, while Lena Erdil (Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins) climbs one place to 8th despite a below-par day, by her standards, after only recording a 6th and an 11th in the extreme conditions. 

Men’s 

Pierre Mortefon (Fanatic / Duotone / Chopper Fins) and Matteo Iachino (Starboard / Severne) started the day first and second in the event rankings, but both men would miss out on the winners’ final of Elimination 3. However, with the way the other results went, and with Iachino securing the win in the losers’ final - 9th overall - that was still enough to send the Italian to the top of the event rankings, albeit with not much breathing room, with Ross Williams (Tabou / GA Sails) just 0.3 of a point behind at that stage.

However, after earning his first bullet of the week in Elimination 3 it looked as though - Antoine Albeau (JP / NeilPryde) - was primed to take control of the event having finished second in the first elimination and the discard to come - particularly with the extreme conditions that he excels in on offer. But that’s not how things played out as the reigning world champion suffered a heavy catapult during quarterfinals of the 4th elimination, which leaves him in 9th place at the halfway stage.

In the end, it is Iachino who ends the day as the clear event leader after the 29-year-old secured his second bullet in four races to sign off the day in style, whilst more importantly opening up a 3.3 point advantage at the top of the rankings.

Mortefon, meanwhile, falls one place to second after a 16th and a 5th but is still well within striking distance heading into the second half of the event.

Maciek Rutkowski (FMX Racing / Challenger Sails) enjoyed arguably his best day to date on the world tour with the Pole finishing 3rd and second in the two races completed today. Rutkowski showed this kind of form in Fuerteventura and has picked up exactly where he left off and he deservedly climbs 6 places from 9th to 3rd in the overnight ranking, which keeps him firmly in the hunt for a maiden Slalom podium.

Behind him, Ross Williams remains in 4th place after a 4th in elimination 3, while the Brit discards a 16th from race 4 after just being edged out in the semifinals for a place in the top 8. Williams was the last sailor standing with a perfect record of winners' final appearances this week, which perhaps highlights just how difficult and challenging conditions have been.

Like Rutkowski, Julien Quentel (Patrik / Gun Sails) and Antoine Questel (Starboard / S2Maui) were the two other standout sailors of the day in the hardcore conditions. Quentel recorded a second and a third, and Questel a 4th and a 5th, which sees both of them gain plenty of ground. Questel rises 5 places from 10th to 5th, while Quentel comes from outside the top 10 into 6th after recovering brilliantly from a disappointing day yesterday. 

Elsewhere, Ben van der Steen (Goya Windsurfing) still hasn’t finished outside the top 16, but couldn’t quite replicate his two top 7 finishes from day two, so the flying Dutchman loses a few places, falling from 3rd to 7th, while Basile Jacquin (I-99 / Point-7) and Taty Frans (Future Fly / Point-7) both drop out of the current top 10 - 12th and 13th respectively. 

As this stage, Sebastian Kornum (JP / NeilPryde) and Enrico Marotti (JP / NeilPryde) complete the top 10, while Tristan Algret (Starboard / Severne / Chopper Fins) is another sailor to have recovered well from a disappointing day of racing yesterday with the 25-year-old qualifying for both winners’ finals today.

Unfortunately for Jordy Vonk (Fanatic / Duotone), his woes continue with the Flying Dutchman, who came into the event ranked second in the world, failing to get past the quarterfinal stage in any of the opening 4 eliminations. That leaves Vonk in a lowly 28th - almost guaranteeing that this event will be his discard barring a miraculous recovery. It seems that Vonk’s illness from before Fuerteventura is still taking its toll as before this event the 26-year-old had not outside the top 11 in the last 9 events, so something certainly seems amiss. 

The forecast for Thursday still looks solid with 18-20 knots of wind from the west-south-west currently being predicted, while the weather is also expected to improve, which should hopefully provide another full day of racing. We’ll be back from 9:30am (GMT+2) for the skippers’ meeting with the racing commencing from 10:30am onwards.

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Current Ranking 2019 Hvide Sande PWA World Cup - Women’s Slalom
*After 5 Eliminations

1st Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU | Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)
2nd Delphine Cousin Questel (FRA | Starboard / S2Maui)
3rd Jenna Gibson (GBR | Fanatic / Duotone)
4th Marion Mortefon (FRA | Fanatic / Duotone)
5th Maëlle Guilbaud (FRA | Patrik / Loftsails)
6th Oda Brødholt (NOR | Starboard / Severne)
7th Océane Lescadieu (NC | S2Maui)
8th Lena Erdil (TUR | Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins)
9th Fulya Ünlü (TUR | Starboard / Severne) Sarah Jackson (GBR | Tabou / GA Sails)
10th Sarah Jackson (GBR | Tabou / GA Sails)

Current Ranking 2019 Hvide Sande PWA World Cup - Men’s Slalom
*After 4 Eliminations

1st Matteo Iachino (ITA | Starboard / Severne)
2nd Pierre Mortefon (FRA | Fanatic / Duotone / Chopper Fins)
3rd Maciek Rutkowski (POL | FMX Racing / Challenger Sails)
4th Ross Williams (GBR | Tabou / GA Sails)
5th Antoine Questel (FRA | I-99 / S2Maui)
6th Julien Quentel (SXM | Patrik / Gun Sails)
7th Ben van der Steen (NED | Goya Windsurfing)
8th Sebastian Kornum (DEN | JP / NeilPryde)
9th Antoine Albeau (FRA | JP / NeilPryde)
10th Enrico Marotti (CRO | JP / NeilPryde)

Mikaili Sol and Adeuri Corniel claimed the Mauritius freestyle event win. Watch the highlight video of the women’s and men’s finals.

RESULT MEN’S FINAL:

1 Adeuri Corniel (DR) 36.2 points
2 Valentin Rodriguez (COL) 36.19
3 Liam Whaley (ESP) 32.56
4 Nicolas Delmas (FRA) 24.46

RESULT WOMEN’S FINAL:

1 Mikaili Sol (BRA) 33.99
2 Rita Arnaus (ESP) 27.01
3 Bruna Kajiya (BRA) 25.03
4 Claudia Leon (ESP) 18.23