Seven action-packed event days, the Whit Monday “10th of June” on Sylt marked the end of the 2019 IFCA SLALOM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP at the Multivan Summer Opening. After five completed slalom eliminations in challenging conditions, Frenchman Basile Jacquin (FRA-498) secured the world title in front of Gunnar Asmussen (GER-2) and Vincent Langer (GER-1).
“I’m really happy to have won the slalom world championship title. We had a great and exciting competition here on Sylt. My equipment was perfectly set up and it all just went really well for me,”said Winner Basile Jacquin after the award ceremony.
On the final day of the IFCA Slalom World Championships races were held. The Frenchman Basile Jacquin had already made a comfortable lead, so that his overall victory was no longer in danger, regardless of the outcome of the fifth slalom elimination. The winner of the day was 2018 Defending Slalom World Champion Enrico Marotti (CRO-401) from Croatia ahead of Gunnar Asmussen and Vincent Langer. In fourth and fifth place followed the Norwegian Martin Moeller Hovda (NOR-41) – a new upcoming talent among the top – and the strong Italian Francesco Scagiola (ITA-353).
The results of the last race had a decisive influence on the overall standings. The reason is the second discard, that applies after five completed eliminations. The overall standings are led by Basile Jacquin. He is followed by Gunnar Asmussen in second place and Vincent Langer in third place. Martin Moeller Hovda takes fourth place ahead of Frenchman Damien Cervera (FRA-422) in fifth place.
The IFCA Slalom World Championships were a great success for all participants, sponsors, the crew and everyone involved. Despite some extreme weather, 120,000 windsurf fans made their way to the official start of the summer season on Sylt.
“An event that had it all and yet successfully accomplished with 5 eliminations throughout a mixture of 7 competition days, from strong and wavy, medium and choppy to light and smooth sailing conditions. Thanks to Choppy WaterIFCA CLASS President Ruben Petrisie
GmbH ,Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge all other sponsors involved and the entire crew at the Multivan Windsurf Cup including Nicole Riederer and Nationaldesign.de
Big up to all the participants”
🥇2019 SLALOM WORLD CHAMPION Basile Jacquin (FRA)
🥈VICE WORLD CHAMPION Gunnar Asmussen (GER)
🥉3RD Vincent Langer (GER)
By Katja Bootz | Courtesy of Choppy Water GmbH - All Images by
Nici Riederer www.lightnic.de