2018 IFCA Slalom European Championship at the Multivan Windsurf Cup Day 6
1 full elimination completed in winds from 11 to 14 knots, Gunnar Asmussen | GER-2 is the winner of the 4th Elimination. Vincent Langer | GER-1 came in second and still leads the event rankings by 1.3 points, Nicolas Prien | GER-7 – slips to the 3rd position after 4 completed eliminations.
After the skippers meeting – which was held at 11:30, the Slalom competitors were put on hold, it was the second day with not enough wind for slalom, but the vibes were mostly relaxed among the competitors. The German competitors were on schedule for course racing (mixture of formula and foiling) and managed to race 1 full race with the second one cancelled due to too light winds around noon time. The weather was nice, the event site/promenade packed and crowded but the wind was not showing any sign of improvements until all of a sudden during the late afternoon. With the offshore winds picking up it was finally time for the Slalom show to continue.
The young Italian Francesco Scagliola | ITA-353 performed with impressive skills in the light to medium conditions winning the opening heat of the day and claiming a well deserved 3rd position in the A Finals. Another youngster from France; Damien Cervera | FRA-422 a strong upcoming competitor who took advantage of the light winds winning both heat 4 and 6, advancing to the A final where he could crossed the line on 4th position.
The 5th elimination was sailed until the C Final which got cancelled due to dropping winds. The upcoming A Final will be a very exciting one, four out of the top 5 will be racing, missing out is Ennio dap Pont | NED-46 who struggled timing his starts in the gusty conditions, Ennio will be racing in the B Finals after an 8th position in heat 6.
Equipment used: large boards with sail sizes from 7.8 to 9.4
Top 5 After 4 Eliminations and 1 discard:
1 Vincent Langer GER-1
2 Gunnar Asmussen GER-2
3 Nicolas Prien GER-73
4 Francesco Scagliola ITA-353
5 Ennio Dal Pont NED-46
Check out the filled Elimination ladders and Results here (Hover mouse to follow a riders progression )
The forecast predicts possibly similar conditions for tomorrow, Skippers meeting is scheduled at 09:30 with the first possible start for 10:30.
Images by: Nicole Riederer | Lightnic Photography