Nach den enttäuschenden News von gestern, als es der EFPT durch die grichische Polizei verboten wurde die Fahrer aufs Wasser zu schicken, stand am 2. Wettkampftag wieder die klassische Lefkada Thermik ins Haus. Ab 14:00 Uhr ging es los, um 17:00 Uhr schickte Head Judge Tom Hartmann die Fahrer mit 5,0 bis 5,3 Segeln aufs Wasser. Alles lief nach Plan und eine komplette Single Elimination konnte durchgezogen werden.
Am Ende stand Steven van Broeckhoven vor einem stark fahrenden Hugo de Sousa ganz oben auf dem Treppchen. Adrien Bosson gewann das Losers Final vor Rick Jendrusch und Max Rowe, Yentel Caers, Vladimir Yakovlev und Jamie Howard reihen sich auf einem geteilten 5. Platz ein. Mehr Infos hier , eine Gallery des Tages findet ihr unten .
After the disappointing news from yesterday when the EFPT weren’t allowed to send the riders out on the water due to a restriction by the port-police on day 2 everything was looking better from the start: the permit was arranged, the buoy course was set and everbody was ready for the first EFPT freestyle event in 2015. The thermical wind started as forecasted around mid-day and increased hour by hour. Race director Tom Hartmann left riders on stand-by from 2.00pm onwards. Shortly before 5.00pm the conditions were improved to a point that the riders were comfortably powered up on their 5.0 to 5.3 m sails.
The small and very strong fleet pushed the level as high as it could get in an EFPT event. Hardly any crashes were marked down on the judging sheets whilst the riders showed power-move combinations as well as sliding maneuvres. An outstanding performance was shown by Hugo De Sousa who flew through double culos, air-funnell into funnells and flaka-shakas. He took out strong sailing Yentel Caers (JP/Neilpryde) and moved into the semi-final where he met and dominated over Rick Jendrusch (Severne/F2). Steven Van Broeckhoven (JP/Neilpryde) on the other side stopped Russian rider Yakovlev in the second round and defeated Adrien Bosson (North/Fanatic) in the semi-finals, who could take out his team-mate Max Rowe (North/Fanatic) in the round before.
At the end of the day it was Steven van Broeckhoven who claimed the victory in the final of the single elimination against Hugo De Sousa and Adrien Bosson landed all of his technical moves with great style and a good diversity which led to a 3:0 decision in the losers final against Rick Jendrusch. Check out the gallery below and click here for more info about the action from yesterday
Text + Pics by EFPT