Gran Canaria Wind & Waves Festival – Day 2

Flagge_deutsch Letztes Jahr gab es beim Gran Canaria Wind & Waves Festival ein „lastminute“ Ergebnis, im Jahr davor spielten die Wellen nicht so richtig mit doch 2015 sollte alles anders kommen und schon nach dem zweiten Wettkampftag ist das Ergebnis in Stein gemeißelt. Starker Wind und fast den kompletten Tag exzellente Wellen ließen die Double Elimination bei Mädels und den Herren unter Dach und Fach bringen. Am Ende stehen mit Philip Köster und Daida Moreno zwei Starboard / Severne Teamrider unangefochten ganz oben.

Victor Fernandez setzte in der Double Elimination zum Durchmarsch an und gewann 6 Heats in Folge bis er sich im Finale gegen Philip geschlagen geben musste. Jaeger Stone war ein weiterer herausragender Fahrer des Tages der nach 4 gewonnen Heats auf Platz 6 aufsteigt. Unzufrieden zeigte sich vor allem Ricardo Campello über seinen 7. Platz und auch Marcilio Browne wird sich von diesem Event mehr versprochen haben. Ein Glück dass auf Teneriffa bald die nächste Chance wartet.

Bei den Mädels erwischte Steffi Wahl einen richtig guten Tag und konnte sich bis auf Platz 4 in der Double nach vorne kämpfen. Die „Top 3“ bleiben wie nach der Single Elimination mit Daida Moreno auf 1, Iballa auf 2 und Sarah-Quita Offringa auf Platz 3 bestehen.

Noch mehr Infos findet ihr hier in der Press Release von Chris Yates. Die eine oder andere Expression Session sollte sich morgen noch ausgehen und alle sind gespannt ob Philip Köster den ersten Triple Forward auspacken kann.

Flag_English Another full day of competition on day two of the Gran Canaria Wind & Waves Festival saw both the men’s and women’s double eliminations completed as Pozo delivered the goods again – with further strong winds and excellent waves for the majority of the day. At the start of play Philip Köster (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) and Daida Moreno (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) were looking to defend their double elimination crowns and that’s exactly what they managed to do as they make a perfect start to the season. However, there were several other standout performances today as several sailors battled their way back through the double elimination in both the men’s and women’s divisions.

Victor Fernandez (Fanatic / North / MFC) won the most heats out of anyone today as the Spaniard won six heats on the bounce to improve his joint fifth place in the single to second overall for the contest. Jaeger Stone was the other standout sailor of the day in the men’s fleet as he won four successive heats to move up to sixth overall.

Philip Köster reacts to remaining unbeaten in Pozo this year and becoming the champion:

“I’m super stoked to win again today – I want to say thanks to Iballa and Daida for making the event possible. It’s been an amazing event with great conditions and I always enjoy competing here. The final was very tough with Victor, who had been on fire. I was nervous before the final, but thankfully things went my way and I’m very happy to win it.”

Reigning world champion – Iballa Moreno (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) – defeated Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / NeilPryde / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins) to set up another final against her sister Daida. If Iballa was to win the event then she would need to beat Daida twice. However, Daida, was in no mood to give Iballa a second chance as she produced a clinical performance – particularly in the jumping department where she landed a massive stalled forward and a completely one-handed backloop – for the entire rotation. Things didn’t quite click for Iballa in the final and it was soon revealed that Daida would once again be the champion of Pozo. Steffi Wahl (Patrik / Sailloft Hamburg) won four heats in a row today with her stylish backside riding doing plenty of damage together with her consistent forward loops. Click here for more details

Overall Men’s Results Gran Canaria Wind & Waves Festival Festival PWA World Cup:

1st Philip Köster (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)

2nd Victor Fernández (Fanatic / North / MFC)

3rd Alex Mussolini (RRD / RRD)

4th Dany Bruch (Starboard / Challenger Sails / AL360) | 5th Thomas Traversa (Tabou / GA Sails) | 6th Jaeger Stone (Starboard / Severne) |7th Ricardo Campello (Patrik / Point-7 / MFC) |7th Antoine Martin (JP / NeilPryde)

9th Robby Swift (JP / NeilPryde / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins / SWOX) | 9th Alessio Stillrich (Fanatic / North) |9th Omar Sánchez (Angulo / KA Sail / Dunkerbeck Eyewear) | 9th Jules Denel (JP / NeilPryde)

Overall Women’s Results Gran Canaria Wind & Waves Festival PWA World Cup:

1st Daida Moreno (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)

2nd Iballa Moreno (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)

3rd Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / NeilPryde / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins)

4th Steffi Wahl (Patrik / Sailloft Hamburg) |5th Amanda Beenen (99NoveNove / Point-7) |6th Caterina Stenta (RRD / RRD / Maui Ultra Fins)

Result Youth’s Gran Canaria Wind & Waves Festival:

1st Loick Lesauvage (Goya Windsurfing)

2nd Noah Vocker Roche (Fanatic / North / Maui Ultra Fins)

3rd Marc Pare /(99NoveNove / Simmer)

4th Juliann Salmonn

5th Jules Cachat | 5th Alexandre Grand-Guillot (Fanatic / North) | 5th Marino Gil | 5th Tim Van Dam Sanchidrian

9th Marco Urrestarazu Mouras | 9th Nicklas Herrera Mathissen | 9th Valentino Pasquale | 9th Victor Rosette

13th Nicole Bandini (Fanatic / North)

14th Jose Antonio Casanova Perez

Text: Chris Yates / PWA , windsurfnews – pics by John Carter / PWA