Malte Reuscher (RRD, Challenger Sails) ci aggiorna sul Day 2 del PWA Slalom ad Alacati in Turchia.
Giornata molto lunga qui ad Alacati, il vento nella prima parte della giornata è stato molto debole e rafficato, ci è voluto molto tempo per finire la seconda prova, complimenti a Matteo Iachino (Fabatic, North Sails, LSD Fins) per il suo terzo posto!!
Nel pomeriggio abbiamo iniziato la terza prova, sono riuscito a passare il primo turno ma poi nel secondo mi hanno toccato in partenza e ho dovuto rallentare, peccato perché ho un buon passo! Ho usato il l’X-Fire 129 con la Challenger Aero 8.5, domani le condizioni dovrebbero essere simili ad oggi… Speriamo di riuscire a fare una partenza decente!!!
Matteo Iachino nel terzo tabellone purtroppo è fuori dalle finali ma grazie ai risultati precedenti per ora è terzo in classifica generale alle spalle di Toselli e Quentel. Mentre Andrea Rosati (RRD, Neil Pryde) è pronto a giocarsi il posto in finale vincenti o perdenti! Vedremo domani!
FOTO Alessandro Venezia
Results After Elimination Two Pegasus Airlines Alicati PWA World Cup – Men’s Slalom
1st Pascal Toselli (Starboard / Point-7)
2nd Julien Quentel (RRD / NeilPryde)
3rd Matteo Iachino (Fanatic / North)
4th Josh Angulo (Angulo / Gun Sails)
5th Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde)
6th Pierre Mortefon (Fanatic / North)
7th Ben Van Der Steen (Tabou / GA Sails / Mystic)
8th Arnon Dagan (RRD / NeilPryde)
9th Cyril Moussilmani (Starboard / Severne)
10th Taty Frans (Starboard / MauiSails / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins)
2nd Lena Erdil (Patrik / Loft Sails / Mystic / AL360)
3rd Delphine Cousin (Starboard / Loft Sails)
4th Fulya Ünlü (Starboard / Severne)
ALACATI PWA WORLD CUP
Day 2: The wind fills in late to produce an exciting finish as Julien Quentel and Sarah-Quita Offringa claim victories
After teasing the competitors for the majority of the afternoon the wind finally filled in just after 4pm on day two of the Pegasus Airlines Alacati PWA World Cup. The second elimination of both the men’s and women’s fleets were completed – in 7-18 knots – as Julien Quentel (RRD / NeilPryde) secured his first bullet of, not only the week, but also the season, whilst Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / Mystic / Chris Benz / Maui Ultra Fins) made it two wins out of two with another fine display of sailing.
The third race has been whittled down to the top sixteen and there has already been plenty of action witnessed in the opening twelve heats. Ethan Westera (Starboard / GA Sails) and Jordy Vonk (F2 / Point-7) both did brilliantly to qualify from the opening heat as they overtook Cedric Bordes (Tabou / GA Sails) and Marco Lang (Fanatic / North) to qualify alongside Taty Frans (Starboard / MauiSails / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins) and Tristan Algret (Patrik / Loft Sails / Mystic). In heat four Kurosh Kiani (Angulo / Point-7 / Maui Ultra Fins) did well to fight back to qualify. The Dane, who suffered a injured knee after breaking his board and mast extension in a savage wipeout yesterday, dropped his opening gybe when in the lead, but fought back into the top four after Giorgos Sakantaris cracked under the pressure at mark three. Also qualifying was Josh Angulo, Maciek Rutkowski (Patrik / Point-7) and Casper Bouman (Angulo / NeilPryde).
The quarterfinals saw yet more upsets and exciting racing as Matteo Iachino and Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Starboard / Severne / Chris Benz / Dunkerbeck Eyewear) both missed out on a place in the semifinals, after finishing fifth and sixth respectively in heat nine. Advancing was Ben Van Der Steen, Taty Frans, Tristan Algret and Steve Allen (Starboard /Severne). In the very next heat – 10 – there were further upsets as Micah Buzianis (JP / MauiSails) and the reining world champion Antoine Albeau failed to advance into the semifinals – with Albeau being overtaken at the final mark by Jimmy Diaz (Starboard / North Sails), who staged a brilliant comeback. The upsets didn’t stop there either as Cyril Moussilmani finished fifth in heat eleven behind Antoine Questel (Starboard / Loft Sails), Pascal Toselli, Sylvain Moussilmani (Simmer) and Gonzalo Costa Hoevel (Starboard / Loft Sails).