No racing on the fourth day as unstable winds and teasing forecasts caused continuous postponements until late in the afternoon. A storm warning put an end to all prospects of any beach activities. Thus wind and waves greeted competitors on the last competition day here at the Volvo Surf Cup 2015 IFCA Slalom World Championship following the storm. Perfect conditions for the National Wave event running for the German wave competitors but no good for slalom!By the 12 o’ clock announcement it was certain that there would be no more racing for the IFCA Slalom Worlds with the last possible start being at 13:00 hours.
And so Vincent Langer, GER-1, claims the title of 2015 IFCA Slalom World Champion for the Men and Lena Erdil, TUR-33, is victorious in the Women, unbeaten and with a perfect score. Maria Andres, ESP-2 took a well-deserved second and is possibly relieved that she has been able to rest her back since spending a night in the local hospital. Esther de Geus, NED-16 took advantage of her absence in rounds 6 and 7 with two second places which secured her the third position on the podium.
Sebastian Kornum DEN-24, after a nerve-wracking couple of days, just scraped second place on the men’s podium, a mere point 3 ahead of Nicolas Warembourg FRA-531 finishing in third place.
Overall competitors report that it has been “awesome to be here on Sylt”, conditions are tough, especially if you are more used to flat water and like a little bit more wind, but a great place for the competition. Everyone involved in organising the event has done a great job!