Home Slalom A THRILLING FINAL DAY AND NEW CONTINENTAL SLALOM CHAMPIONS CROWNED IN PERU

A THRILLING FINAL DAY AND NEW CONTINENTAL SLALOM CHAMPIONS CROWNED IN PERU

2018 Paracas IFCA South American & Pan American Slalom Championships | Final

PARACAS DELIVERED 4 OUT OF 4 DAYS

The final competition day, was packed with epic conditions in the Bay of Paracas, with a suitable wind already from 11 am which allowed us to complete 4 eliminations (the maximum per day), reaching a total of 8 completed eliminations (3 discards) and with suspense until the last heat of the day, and only 10 minutes before the last possible warning signal time limit of this amazing championship (4 pm).

Thus, this final day of the event was the best day of competitions for all, with winds of 20-22 knots, and gusts up to 24-25 knots, the sun shining, the turquoise sea and many spectators were the witness of the 24 heats sailed and the final outcome of the championship.


With a few ups and downs, the Overall Event Champion in the Men’s division Ethan Westera quotes:
My Peru Experience was all about good vibes, good people, good conditions and a lot of sailing hours. I have spent days before the Championships doing a Clinic with the young Peruvian kids. I also learned a lot being with all these new friends and it felt good, seeing them progress into real slalom competitors. Paracas is a beautiful location with stunning sunsets, nice flat water, sure enough, a wind that starts to blow around mid-day and is a lot of fun being surrounded by an interesting nature. This Championship has been a nice one, as we managed to sail every single day resulting in quite a lot of eliminations for a great 4-day event set up. There were some good competitions among the competitors with long hours spent on the water. We sailed together with the Youths and it was a lot of fun in medium to strong wind conditions. A few Years ago we had this Championship in Aruba and I remember Taty Frans winning it, that was a fun event and big challenge with Taty to fight for the title, so it feels amazing now that I finally got it and I am happy to end my 2018 season with this additional event experience.

For PERU, it was a great final day and Championship. Local competitors managed to secure the South American Titles, during the last heat of the day, in Men (Alessio Botteri PER-20) and in Women (María Belén Bazo PER-50). Other Peruvian competitors also won several prices in the different Championship categories, both in the South American and Pan Americans.


IFCA thanks the Asociación Peruana de Windsurf (APW), Club Regattas Lima, Oasis Bahia de Paracas beach club and all the many sponsors, photographers and volunteers involved who have spend all the efforts and energy on this Championship, and not to forget the tasteful Charlotte Catering providing traditional and real Peruvian dishes during the entire championship. IFCA will continue to support the developments of slalom competitions in the Central, Caribbean and South American continent. It was a great experience to have seen so many enthusiastic and motivated competitors. Congratulations to everyone and see you at the Next Championship.


The Overall Championship Results:

2018 Paracas IFCA Pan American Podium results (Event Overall Winners)
1. Ethan Westera ARU-4 | 2018 IFCA Pan American Slalom Champion
2. Aron Etmon  CUR-2
3. Alessio Botteri PER-20

2018 Paracas IFCA Pan American Slalom Podium Youth (Event Overall Winners)
1. Aron Etmon CUR-2 | 2018 IFCA Pan American Youth Slalom Champion
2. Alessio Botteri PER-20
3. Nathan Westera ARU-8

2018 Paracas IFCA Pan American Slalom Podium Juniors (Event Overall Winners)
1. Tom De Vries ARU-919 | 2018 IFCA Pan American Junior Slalom Champion
2. Nicolas Verploeg ARU-71
3. Raúl Claux PER-799
 
2018 Paracas IFCA Pan American Slalom Podium Juniors U15 (Event Overall Winners)
1. Junior U15: Floris Kaffener ARU-166
2. Junior U15: Toon Gaarthuis ARU-1
3. Junior U15: Ignacio Rios PER-41
 


2018 Paracas IFCA South American Championship Podium results.

2018 Paracas IFCA South American Slalom Men Podium
1. Alessio Botteri PER-20 | 2018 IFCA South American Slalom Champion
2. Simón Sousa PER-8
3. Camilo Franco COL-19
 
2018 Paracas IFCA South American Slalom Women Podium
1. María Belén Bazo PER-50 | 2018 IFCA South American Slalom Female Champion
2. María Belén Arróspide PER-37
3. Denise Blondet PER-40
 
2018 Paracas IFCA South American Slalom Youth Podium
1. Alessio Botteri PER-20 | 2018 IFCA South American Slalom Youth Champion
2. Youth: Simón Sousa PER 8
3. José Miguel Dávila PER-6

2018 Paracas IFCA South American Slalom Junior Podium
1. Raúl Claux PER-799 | 2018 IFCA South American Slalom Junior Champion
2. Rafael Llerena PER-72
3. Álvaro de la Melena PER-4

1. Junior U15: Ignacio Ríos PER-41 | 2018 IFCA South American Slalom Junior U15 Champion
2. Junior U15: Alexander Grahammer PER-64
3. Junior U15: Axel Silfverlin PER-38
 
2018 Paracas IFCA South American Best Master:
Christian Hackbarth BRA-34

2018 Paracas IFCA South American Slalom Grand Masters Podium
1.Uwe Dreyer COL-61 | 2018 IFCA South American Slalom Grand Masters Champion
2. Guillermo Ruiz Vier PER-11
3. Gustavo Zammito ARG-11

FULL RESULT LISTINGS FOR JUNIOR/WOMEN DIVISIONS

FULL RESULT LISTINGS FOR MEN DIVISIONS

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