sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Of princes and champions
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Of princes and champions


'German double world champion Philip Koster in the foreground with Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark watching from his jet ski.'    © John Carter / PWA    Click Here to view large photo

HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark met the PWA windsurfing stars on Sunday evening in Klitmøller, Denmark on the eve of the 2013 KIA Cold Hawaii PWA World Cup which commences on Monday, September 16.

The Crown Prince met Germany’s Philip Köster, the 19-year-old double PWA world champion and windsurfing’s wunderkind, Spain’s Victor Fernandez Lopez, the 2010 world champion and world number two and former German champion, Klaas Voget.

A former Danish Navy Seal, accomplished sailor and iron man triathlete, the Crown Prince is the new event patron and spent the morning learning the sport in this windsurfing mecca. He was on Vandets Sø near Klitmøller, with 15 7-15 year-old children from Glyngøre school. He then took a jet ski out in Klitmøller to get a closer look at how the professionals do it.

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and German windsurfing champion Klaas Voget talk windsurfing. -  © John Carter - PWA   Click Here to view large photo

'As a sailor, looking at the acrobatics and the techniques that they master is impressive, seeing what man has made to make it possible to defy the laws of gravity,' the Crown Prince said. 'To this part of Denmark it’s (the Cold Hawaii world cup) extremely important. The whole area has realised that this is something to be proud of but also to attract tourists from all over Europe, maybe even the world.'

Köster, intent on winning back the Cold Hawaii title he won in 2011 but lost in the final to France’s Thomas Traversa last year, welcomed the visit of the Crown Prince. 'He (the Crown Prince) was asking us about our equipment and how we do it,' Köster said. 'I think it’s good that he gets out there and does all these things. I live in Spain and I don’t think you see that so much there.'

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark shakes hands with Spanish 2010 world champion and world no.2 Victor Fernandez Lopez after meeting with German double world champion Philip Koster ,and German windsurfing champion Klaas Voget and Danish windsurfing champion Kenneth Danielsen. The Crown Prince, an accomplished sailor, former Danish Navy seal and iron man triathlete was talking to best windsurfers in the world after trying it out for himself in the morning on the eve of the 2013 Cold Hawaii world Cup -  © John Carter - PWA   Click Here to view large photo

World cup programme on Monday, September 16:

1000-1100hrs – Registration
12.30hrs – Skippers’ Briefing
1300hrs – First possible start

First three heats will see six out of 12 ‘trialling’ riders qualify for the final 32.

'The forecast is not particularly special for tomorrow, Tuesday is what we’re going for at the moment, there’s 27-28 knot south westerlies (offshore)' Rich Page, the PWA tour manager said. 'But you can’t tell, we weren’t expecting the wind we’ve had today. Thursday is the other day with lots of wind but that looks more onshore.'

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark: 'It is amazing to witness the skills of the windsurfers, it made me a bit embarrassed that I have to use an engine and not the wind but that will be in my second life.

As a sailor, looking at the acrobatics and the techniques that they master is impressive, seeing what man has made to make it possible to defy the laws of gravity.

2013 PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup -  Phil Schreyer Fotography   Click Here to view large photo

It really motivates me a lot, I wish I had kept on with windsurfing way back 30 years ago.

To this part of Denmark it’s (the Cold Hawaii world cup) extremely important for a lot of reasons. We have ideal surf and steady winds and as I’ve learned today from asking the pros this area is at the top of the list of the best spots in the world because supposedly as you can see it sort of goes out a bit in the ocean so you get winds from different angles, you can go and train in different areas.

It (the world cup) brings a lot of people, it’s an area that had it not had these ideal conditions would have had a harder time reinventing itself or at least to survive in many ways. But now the whole area has realised that this is something to be proud of but also to attract tourists from all over Europe, maybe even the world. At the same time the hospitality of the locals is second to none I’m very impressed.'

2013 PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup -  Phil Schreyer Fotography   Click Here to view large photo

Philip Köster: 'He (the Crown Prince) was asking us about our equipment and how we do it. It looked like he had fun out there on the jetski. I think it’s good that he gets out there and does all these things. I live in Spain and I don’t think you see that so much there.

I’m feeling good. I don’t know how many times I’ve been here, I think it’s my fourth time and we’ve had a lot of luck with the conditions and I think this the forecast is also pretty good so I’m pretty excited.

I want to take it (the Cold Hawaii title) back this year. I love to compete, I love this competition and I always want to win.

The conditions change so many times a day that I don’t know what (equipment) to take, it’s hard. You can get perfect good waves sometimes, it’s pretty nice.

(From left to right): Danish windsurfing champion Kenneth Danielsen; German double world champion Philip Koster; Spanish 2010 world champion and world no.2 Victor Fernandez Lopez; Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark; and German windsurfing champion Klaas Voget. -  © John Carter - PWA   Click Here to view large photo

Tuesday looks good at the moment too. But it can be different when you look an hour later.

Normally here I take out (onto the beach) from my 4.2 metre sails and 82 litre board to 5.6 and 100 litre board, so, everything. Normally I wouldn’t do it, in the Canaries you see how windy it is in the morning and that’s how it will stay, so it’s a different challenge.'

Since (winning the PWA world cup event in) Tenerife (in August) I haven’t been windsurfing, not at all. I’ve in a race car in Germany.

I am getting closer (to doing the first ever triple forward loop), I want to do it and I can see myself doing it. I’ve got the height (for the jump) and that’s how I’m preparing myself.'

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=114528

7:15 PM Sun 15 Sep 2013GMT


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


Related News Stories:

15 Sep 2013  PWA World Cup - Kiri Thode finally ends Gollito’s unbeaten run
13 Sep 2013  Netherlands World Cup - A little bit of everything
13 Sep 2013  PWA Netherlands World Cup - Thode emerges victorious
13 Sep 2013  Los españoles marcan el ritmo de las olas en el frío 'Hawaii' danés
13 Sep 2013  PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Traversa on new wave + Video
12 Sep 2013  PWA Netherlands World Cup - Perfect conditions on day 4
11 Sep 2013  PWA Netherlands World Cup - Victory for Thode and Offringa on day 3
09 Sep 2013  PWA Netherlands World Cup - Ruenes wins opening Tow-In heat
07 Sep 2013  DAM7 PWA Netherlands World Cup - A return 15 years in the making
03 Sep 2013  PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Former Danish Navy Seal to take part
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,










America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team by Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz,


Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3 by Bob Fisher, Hamilton Island, Queensland




2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1 by Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul
























Opera House Cup - Images by Ingrid Abery by Ingrid Abery/Sail-World.com,


Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
























IFDS Worlds - Gary Jobson to attend opening ceremonies
Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Dalton DeVos crowned champion
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games trailer
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Canfield wins
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Varuna takes overall lead
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Crosbie Lorimer Day 1 Images
Fisher's View: Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 1 - Stayin' Alive
CORK Olympic Classes Regatta 2014 - Day one
Youth Olympics: practice over, athletes welcomed, time for YOG sailing
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record for Artemis-Team Endeavour
2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Day 2
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland: Artemis sets fourth course record
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Top seeds survive as semi-finalists
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Breezy day 4 in Gdynia
RC44 World Championship - Dramatic improvement for Artemis Racing
18' Skiff International Regatta - Action begins August 25th
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Challenging conditions arise
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record-breaking monohull victory
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng Race Team finishes third
RC44 Marstrand World Championship - Bronenosec the star performer
Bahamian Olympic Sailor to carry flag in honour of Sir Durward Knowles   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Records continue to tumble   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Course Record for Team SCA   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Team Alvimedica completes the race   
2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Day 1   
420 and 470 Junior European Championships - A crazy race day 3   
2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Monohull record smashed   
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Top seeds take the early lead   
Frostad proud to have seven Volvo Ocean Race boats with seven sponsors *Feature   
RC44 World Championship - Bronenosec Sailing Team on form   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng defends third position   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind emerges into the sunlight   
Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain on board Team SCA with the   
Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain on board Azzam and Team Campos   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Twist of fate on day 5   
Mallorca’s Puerto Portals to host the 2015 TP52 World Championship   
Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain on board with Team Alvimedica   
Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain with on board with Team Dongfeng   
Melges 32 U.S. National Championship 2014 - Teams ready for action   
USA Match Racing Grand Slam Series - Kicks off in Chicago   


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 NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT