Die 12 Tow-In Finalisten des Mondial du Vent PWA Worldcups stehen fest, doch mit einer ziemlich guten Vorhersage für den heutigen Nachmittag hoffen alle das Finale dieser Disziplin erstmal hinten anstellen zu können. 18 – 25 Knoten sind für den späten Nachmittag vorhergesagt und ihr solltet definitiv den Livestream checken.
Tow-In technisch gewann gestern Spezialist Julien Mas vor Kiri Thode, Adrien Bosson und Björn Saragoza. Auch Mattia Fabrizi und Sam Esteve zogen ins Finale ein. Mehr Infos auf www.pwa-worldtour.com
Qualification for the tow-in final was completed on day two of the Mondial du Vent PWA World Cup as the light winds continued, however the weather was fantastic with wall-to-wall sunshine for the entirety of the day.
At 3:30pm a further twelve sailors battled it out for the remaining six places in the tow-in final and the show which followed was spectacular as the freestylers took things to the next level again. Frenchman Julien Mas (JP / Avanti) qualified in top place as he landed an amazing air funnel into burner to earn 27.5 points out of a possible 30 points.
Meanwhile, Kiri Thode (Starboard / GA Sails) claimed second place ahead of Adrien Bosson (Fanatic / North / Maui Ultra Fins) and Bjorn Saragoza (Starboard / Hot Sails Maui), who shared joint third. Also making it into the final are Mattia Fabrizi (Fanatic / North), who landed an amazing planing culo, as well as seventeen year old Sam Esteve (JP / NeilPryde).
click for fullsize – pics by Eric Bellande / PWA
The forecast for today looks promising with southeasterly winds of 18-25 knots being predicted for the late morning and afternoon, which should hopefully allow the single elimination to begin so the contortionists of the windsurfing world can show exactly what they are capable of. With this in mind the skippers’ meeting has been called for 9am tomorrow morning, with the action commencing from 9:30am if conditions allow. Click here to follow the action LIVE via Windsurfnews and check www.pwa-worldtour.com for more info
Text: Chris Yates / PWA