sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Former Danish Navy Seal to take part
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Former Danish Navy Seal to take part


'Back side from Koster - 2012 PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup'    © John Carter / PWA

The world’s most talented wave windsurfers are gearing up for the 2013 PWA KIA Cold Hawaii World Cup in Klitmøller, Denmark, from September 16-22. The spotlight will shine even brighter as the HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark is set to attend as the new patron of the event. The Crown Prince, a former Danish Navy Seal, accomplished sailor and iron man triathlete, will try his hand at windsurfing on Sunday, September 15, before the pros take over.

The new format of a 32-man field will be as strong as ever with 2012 champion, Thomas Traversa, from France, defending his title. The man he beat in the final, Philip Köster, windsurfing’s wunderkind, will start as favourite though, especially if the wind is up. Köster, the 19-year-old double world champion, started the defence of his crown by winning in Tenerife in August. He showed his all-round skills in beating arch-rival Viktor Fernandez Lopez, the 2010 world champion, in the final with an astonishing stalled double forward and super smooth taka. With the first round in July lost in an unusually windless and waveless Pozo, Gran Canaria, the heat is on in Cold Hawaii to make every move count.

Double rainbow - 2012 PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup -  © John Carter - PWA  
'With only three events, if the ones after Sylt don’t happen, there is no discard and people are committed to coming. Everyone will be there,' Rich Page, the PWA tour manager, said. The PWA have been working to expand the wave calendar but nothing is guaranteed yet.

'Quite feasibly we are looking at a Maui event and there is an outside chance of another event in either Venezuela or Brazil and then also the Chile event at the end of the year,' he said. ' We will probably have an idea about Maui and possibly Brazil or Venezuela before Denmark is up. We’re not 100 per cent sure about Chile yet but it looks reasonably positive.'

As it prepares to host its fourth world cup, Klitmøller, for decades a place of pilgrimage for windsurfers in the know, is an established part of the professional tour. 'It creates a focus of windsurfing in northern Europe and for people to come and watch and, compared to some venues, be very close-up and personal with what’s going on,' Page said.

The presence of the Crown Prince is another stage in the event's organic growth out of the passion of the local windsurfing community. 'We are proud and honoured that His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik finds the KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup worth supporting,' Finn Jorsal, the president of the Friends of Cold Hawaii, the association behind the event, said.

Arch back loop from Traversa - 2012 PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup -  © John Carter - PWA  

'It’s a boost, that gives us national as well as international status. That can make it possible for us, to make this event even bigger.'

In its young history the Cold Hawaii world cup has driven forward the evolution of windsurfing with the introduction of live streaming on the internet in 2010 and live scoring in 2012. The effects of that have been rippling through the sport and this season the field has been reduced to the best 32, rather than 48, partly to allow for two sailor heats, rather than having four sailors on the water, as was the case in previous years. 'We launched live scoring for the wave events in Klitmøller last year and it’s been pretty successful,' Page said. 'Putting that alongside the new format with just two guys on the water, improves that whole experience for people watching, on the internet particularly.'

Event website


by Matthew Pryor

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=113972

5:16 PM Mon 2 Sep 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

27 Aug 2013  PWA Alacati World Cup overall
25 Aug 2013  PWA Alacati World Cup - Maiden world title for Delphine Cousin
24 Aug 2013  PWA Alacati World Cup - Ballistic slalom on day 5
23 Aug 2013  PWA Alacati World Cup - Day 4 a frustrating affair
22 Aug 2013  PWA Alacati World Cup - Frustration arises on day 3
21 Aug 2013  PWA Alacati World Cup - Intense windsurfing cocktail on day 2
20 Aug 2013  PWA Alacati World Cup - Action underway with a bang!
17 Aug 2013  PWA Alacati World Cup - Slalom action heads to Turkey
10 Aug 2013  PWA Tenerife World Cup - Fantastic conditions delivered
09 Aug 2013  PWA Tenerife World Cup - Next generation takes center stage
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World









Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Final race to decide champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,




Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
























Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,












Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Max Ranchi
Clagett Regatta names first Executive Director
Transatlantic Race - Fleet expanded for 2015 edition
IFDS World Championship overall
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda
2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14
Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys
Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Event memorable videos
2014 18' Skiff Int Regatta: Day 1 at San Francisco - Reversal on beach
Emirates Team NZ: Last race boost cannot save team from table bottom   
PWA Alacati World Cup - Furious slalom is upon us   
J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe!   
J/24 US National Championship - Victory for Will Welles’ Cougar   
Extreme Sailing Series: View the Final Day's action - Replay   
NYYC Grandmasters Team Race - Reign continues for Noroton Yacht Club   
WSSR announces new World Record Around Britain and Ireland   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final day photos by Tim Wilkes   
2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins   
Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016   
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing   
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes   
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3   
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions   
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff   
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT