The IFCA Slalom Youth & Master World Championships started with perfect conditions at Circolo Surf Torbole in Italy.
Two eliminations completed for the Juniors and Girls divisions, one elimination for the Youths and Masters.
French competitors on the top into Junior, Youth and Girl divisions – Andrea Cucchi, the athlete of Circolo Surf Torbole is the event leader among Master
After the official opening ceremony on Monday evening with the Slalom World Tour Champion Matteo Iachino -cutting the ribbon, today a beautiful 20 knots south wind has welcomed the 2018 IFCA World Championships on Garda Trentino. About 170 competitors from 20 nations, 4 continents and a total of 4 divisions: Juniors, Youths, Masters and Girls have colored the grass and the beach with their equipment in front of Circolo Surf Torbole. Immediately after the skipper’s meeting, held at 10 o’clock to give competitors all the technical information needed, the regatta could finally start.
The four categories have been splitted in two regatta fields coordinated by IFCA class supervisors (International Funboard Class Association) and the two FIV Presidents of the Race Committees, Claudio Alessandrello and Ezio Ferin. A down-wind slalom which is the maximum expression of this kind of equipment, allowing them to reach the highest speed on a down wind course. A great technical and muscular work but also a lot of fun!
JUNIOR (under 17)
Event leader after two eliminations, the French Lohan Jules, second one Nathan Westera from Aruba and third the Turkish Berk Ozcan.
YOUTH (under 21)
For the biggest division, the leaders are French: first Damien Arnoux, second Basile Jacquin and third Doom Nathan.
A great Italian start with Andrea Cucchi leading the division, before Thomas Fauster. Third one the Turkish Bora Kozanolu.
A record in participation for this division with three French on top: first Davico Ma, second one Jamane Carlotti and third Marine Marmey.
Visit the Event Page for elimination ladders details and results
Day 1 Video Recap
By ELENA GIOLAI©CSTorbole