Please select your home edition
Edition
Barz Optics - Kids range

PWA Alacati World Cup - Action underway with a bang!

by Chris Yates on 20 Aug 2013
Albeau and Dunkerbeck head to mark one - PWA Alacati World Cup 2013 Day 1 © John Carter / PWA http://www.pwaworldtour.com
The opening day of the 2013 PWA Alacati World Cup commenced with a bang - after the formalities of registration had been completed between 10am and 11am - with the Meltemi wind in full swing, the opening eliminations of the week started just after 1pm, and by 4:30pm results for both the men’s and women’s fleets had been obtained as Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) and Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / Gaastra / Mystic / Chris Benz / Maui Ultra Fins) claimed the first bullets of the week with commanding displays.

Gonzalo Costa Hoevel (Starboard / Loft Sails) came flying out of the starting blocks as he made the perfect start to cross the line in first place, but his lead didn’t last long as a rampaging Antoine Albeau flew down the opening reach to storm into first place by the opening gybe and from here the reigning world champion only extended his lead with a combination of blistering speed and fluid gybes, and it wasn’t long until he was claiming the first bullet of the week.


Behind him Pierre Mortefon (Fanatic / North) turned on the afterburners as well as out maneuvering several sailors at the first mark to move into second place, a position that the Frenchman was able to secure as he crossed the finish line to make a strong start to the week. Costa Hoevel eventually finished in third place ahead of Antoine Questel (Starboard / Loft Sails) - who held off the strong challenge of Ross Williams (Tabou / Gaastra) at the final mark to complete the top four - meanwhile, Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Starboard / Severne / Chris Benz / Dunkerbeck Eyewear) had to settle for sixth place.

Elsewhere in elimination one twenty year old Jordy Vonk (Patrik / Loft Sails) did well to advance into the quarterfinals after escaping from a tough first round heat, but he couldn’t quite find the performance to book his place in his first semi-final of his career. A few big names were eliminated from the first round though as Ludovic Jossin (Patrik / Loft Sails), Maciek Rutkowski (Patrik / Point-7 / Maui Ultra Fins), Cedric Bordes (Tabou / Gaastra) and Andrea Rosati (RRD / Point-7) all took early exits. The second semi-final saw a collision between Ben van der Steen (Starboard / Gaastra / Mystic / Different) and Pieter Bijl (Angulo / NeilPryde) at the final mark as they battled for the final qualifying place, but in the end neither of them qualified after their crash.


The second elimination was also started and the first three heats were completed before the conditions deteriorated shortly before 6pm.

The first winners’ final of the week started under dramatic circumstances as reigning world champion Valerie Arrighetti (Tabou / Gaastra / Mystic) was disqualified along with Marion Mortefon (Starboard / Severne) after both women mistimed their starts. The second attempt to begin heat four saw yet more drama as a further two sailors were disqualified for premature starts - this time Lena Erdil (Patrik / Loft Sails / Mystic / AL360) and Delphine Cousin (JP / NeilPryde).


However no mistakes were made on the third attempt to complete the final as Sarah-Quita Offringa took full advantage of the absence of several big names, including the current world tour leader Karin Jaggi (Patrik / Severne). The Aruban gem - making her first appearance of the season - put together a commanding display to claim victory by a substantial margin over her closest challengers Cagla Kubat (Starboard / Loft Sails), Ayako Suzuki (Starboard / Gaastra / Mystic) and Ceren Yaman (JP / NeilPryde) who completed the top four.

The losers’ final saw the Turkish women dominate as they claimed the top three places. Fulya Unlu (Starboard / Severne) came out on top with Melek Toraman (Starboard / Loft Sails) and Deniz Sekercioglu in second and third place respectively, Karin Jaggi though could only manage a fourth place finish after colliding with Gelly Skarlatou at the third mark.

The day was eventually concluded at 6pm as deteriorating and increasingly gusty winds brought an end to the proceedings. The skippers’ meeting has been called for 10:30am tomorrow morning with the action commencing from 11am.







Results After Elimination One - Men’s Slalom

1st Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde)
2nd Pierre Mortefon (Fanatic / North)
3rd Gonzalo Costa Hoevel (Starboard / Loft Sails)
4th Antoine Questel (Starboard / Loft Sails)
5th Ross Williams (Tabou / Gaastra)
6th Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Starboard / Severne / Chris Benz / Dunkerbeck Eyewear)
7th Sylvain Moussilmani (Tabou / Simmer)
8th Josh Angulo (Angulo / Gun Sails)

Results After Elimination One - Women’s Slalom

1st Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / Severne / Mystic / Chris Benz / Maui Ultra Fins)
2nd Cagla Kubat (Starboard / Loft Sails)
3rd Ayako Suzuki (Starboard / Gaastra / Mystic)
4th Ceren Yaman (JP / NeilPryde)
5th Burce Vardarli
6th Dilara Uralp (JP / NeilPryde)
7th Lena Erdil (Patrik / Loft Sails / Mystic / AL360)
7th Delphine Cousin (JP / PWA World Surf n Sound

North Technology - Southern SparsT Clewring One DesignBarz Optics - San Juan Worlds Best Eyewear

Related Articles

Rio 2016 - The Qualification Games - Part 2
Yachting NZ's refusal to nominate in three classes won in the first round of 2016 Olympic Qualification is unprecedented Yachting New Zealand's refusal to nominate in three classes won in the first round of 2016 Olympic Qualification is without precedent. Subject to Appeal, the Kiwis have signaled that they will reject 30% of the positions gained in the ISAF World Sailing Championships in Santander in 2014.
Posted on 22 May
Gladwell's Line - World Sailing changes tack after IOC windshift
Over the past year, we've given the International Sailing Federation (now re-badged as World Sailing) a bit of stick Over the past year, we've given the International Sailing Federation (now re-badged as World Sailing) a bit of stick. Every blow well earned over issues such as the pollution at Rio, the Israeli exclusion abomination plus a few more. But now World Sailing is getting it right.
Posted on 21 May
Rio 2016 - The Qualification Games - Part 1
Antipodean selection shenanigans aside, the Qualification system for the Rio Olympics appears to be achieving its goals Antipodean selection shenanigans aside, the Qualification system for the Rio Olympics appears to be achieving goals set in the Olympic Commission report of 2010. Around 64 countries are expected to be represented in Rio de Janeiro in August. That is a slight increase on Qingdao and Weymouth, but more importantly a full regional qualification system is now in place
Posted on 19 May
Taming the beast-a conversation with Stuart Meurer of Parker Hannifin
While AC72 cats were fast, they difficult to control, so Oracle partnered with Parker Hannifin to innovate a better way. If you watched videos of the AC72s racing in the 34th America’s Cup (2013), you’re familiar with the mind-boggling speeds that are possible when wingsail-powered catamarans switch from displacement sailing to foiling mode. While foiling is fast, there’s no disguising the platform’s inherent instability. Now, Oracle Team USA has teamed up with Parker Hannifin to innovate a better way.
Posted on 18 May
From foiling Moths to Olympic starting lines-a Q&A with Bora Gulari
Bora Gulari’s is representing the USA at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the Nacra 17 class, along with teammate Louisa Chafee. Bora Gulari (USA) has made a strong name for himself within high-performance sailing circles, with wins at the 2009 and 2013 Moth Worlds. In between, he broke the 30-knort barrier and was the 2009 US SAILING Rolex Yachtsman of the Year. His latest challenge is representing the USA at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the Nacra 17 class as skipper, along with his teammate Louisa Chafee.
Posted on 12 May
Concern for Zika at Rio Olympics is now deadly serious
Alphabet soup is one description that has thus far not been used for either Guanabara Bay, Alphabet soup is one description that has thus far not been used for either Guanabara Bay, or the Rio Olympics. Many others have, and they were apt, but things have changed. So here now we have a situation where one man, Associate Professor Amir Attaran, who does have a more than decent string of letters after his name, is bringing nearly as many facts to bear as references at the article's end
Posted on 12 May
The importance of being Alive
Since buying the stunningly pretty Reichel-Pugh canting keel 66-footer, and re-naming her Alive, Since buying the stunningly pretty Reichel-Pugh canting keel 66-footer, and re-naming her Alive, the team have lined up for a lot of things, won plenty and nabbed a record, as well. She’s presently in a yard in the Philippines having a minor refit in readiness for the Australian season. It will commence with the upcoming Brisbane to Keppel and then head sharply into this year’s Hobart.
Posted on 10 May
Zhik - The brand born of a notion, not its history
here is probably every reason that ocean rhymes with notion. Zhik’s tagline is officially marketed as Made For Water There is probably every reason that ocean rhymes with notion. Zhik’s tagline has been officially marketed as Made For Water, and this is precisely what the company has done for the last eight years before the succinct and apt strapline came from out of R&D and into mainstream visibility.
Posted on 8 May
Shape of next Volvo Ocean Race revealed at Southern Spars - Part 1
Southern Spars has been confirmed as the supplier of spars for the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. In mid-April, Race Director, Jack Lloyd and Stopover Manager Richard Mason outlined the changes expected for the 40,000nm Race during a tour of Southern Spars 10,000sq metre specialist spar construction facility. A total of up to seven boats is expected to enter, but time is running out for the construction of any new boats.
Posted on 3 May
Sailing in the Olympics beyond 2016 - A double Olympic medalist's view
Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. Gold and Bronze medalist and multiple world boardsailing/windsurfer champion, Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. A key driver is the signalled intention by the International Olympic Committee to select a basket of events that will be contested.
Posted on 29 Apr