Please select your home edition
Edition
Southern Spars - North Technology

PWA Pozo World Cup 2011 day 4 radical action

by Ed Sinclair on 9 Jul 2011
Brawzinho and Victor take off PWA World Tour http://www.pwaworldtour.com
PWA Pozo World Cup 2011 day 4.

High winds and swells were forecast for the fourth day of competition. Although the day started off with slow winds with the sailors released until 2pm, upon their return to the beach the contenders were greeted with a very different picture. Pozo had kicked into action; the wind was blowing a gale, and the waves pounding the shore.


With thirty knots winds and a building swell forecast, the judges were prepared and raring to go at 9am; however Pozo wasn’t quite performing and remained in its dormant state at low tide. Slightly confused with the gentle conditions, the sailors were released until 2pm, in hope that the turn of the tide would bring with it the much needed waves.

On returning back to the beach the contenders were greeted with a very different picture, Pozo had kicked into action, the wind was blowing a gale, and the waves pounding the shore. The judges wasted no time in announcing the start of the competition and picked up the action from where they left off yesterday, with women’s heat 20.


Women’s Fleet
Justyna Sniady and Heike Reimann (Hot Sails) went head to head in a particularly close heat, both women sailed to best of their abilities taking advantage of every wave and launching into their jumps, however Reimann managed to sneak ahead on the score sheets with her clean forwards.

The quarter finals saw the demise of Laure Treboux (Fanatic / North) to the consistent Silvia Alba Orozco. Alba performed perfect forward loops and maximized her time on the waves throughout the heat and advanced into the semi-finals. The other pairing in the heat had another close battle but Iballa Ruano Moreno (Starboard / Severne) was displaying an incredible set of maneuvers and took down Eva Oude Ophius (Naish / Naish).


Next up, heat 22 saw Nayra Alonso (Fanatic / Severne) go about her exceptional wave riding to slay Alice Arutkin (Starboard / North) while Daida Ruano Moreno (Starboard / Severne) made her opening appearance on the 2011 tour. Daida burst into action with a stalled forward and continued with her rampage of mind-blowing moves throughout the heat securing her pass into the next round.

As much as Alonso and Alba Orozco tried to hold their ground, the Moreno twins ruled the semi-finals moving quickly from wave to wave and flying through their radical maneuvers. The pair took control on their home water and quickly guaranteed their position in the winner’s final.


Women’s Final
The Moreno twins have dominated the women’s fleet for the last decade, and their exceptional sailing made sure that 2011 was no different. Daida opened the heat with a colossal stalled forward however she was unable to hold the landing; Iballa quickly took advantage and landed her own. The sisters went from move to move in an attempt to outdo each other; however Daida looked to be the stronger of the two, working each wave all the way to the beach and making sure each tweaked move had maximal extension. Iballa took the moves up a notch and attempted the wave 360 to beat her sister; unfortunately she was unable to make it leaving the door open for Daida to claim the victory.


Men’s Fleet
The men’s single elimination picked up from heat 19, seeing big names Marcilio Browne (Fanatic / North / MFC), Brazil’s Kauli Seadi (JP / NeilPryde), Alex Mussolini (Tabou / Gaastra) and world champion Victor Fernandez Lopez (Fanatic / North) quickly make it through their heats and into the quarter finals.


With the ever mounting pressure the sailors turned the action up a notch, Robby Swift (JP / NeilPryde) knew he had a challenge on his hands in order to make it past Pozo’s wonder kid Philip Koster (Starboard / NeilPryde / Dakine), as did Dario Ojeda (Simmer / Dakine / MFC) versus the mighty Ricardo Campello (JP / NeilPryde / MFC). Swift landed all his biggest moves; however he was no match for the consistent Koster, whilst Campello stole the show against Ojeda nailing a push loop forward.


Browne stormed through the quarter finals, taking every opportunity to pull his super stylish backside 360’s and forward loops off the lip, ensuring he scored maximal point for his wave riding against his opponent Seadi, who was unable to match him. Fernandez Lopez put a stop to Mussolini’s winning streak defeating him with his slick wave riding and super tweaked table top forwards.


The semi-finals burst in to action with Koster, Browne and Fernandez launching into double forwards straight after the green flag. Campello missed the opening ramp however he quickly made up for it with the largest stalled double forward loop in the competition, he wowed the crowds with his incredible performance, however his board paid the price and snapped on impact with the water. Campello made a swift return to the beach to swap his equipment. The action continued through the heat seeing Koster land an ankle try push loop forward and work his way around some smooth wave 360’s to secure his place in the winner’s final. Fernandez Lopez had his work cut out against Browne; however he was able to pull the win out the bag with his precise wave riding and clean table top forwards.


Men’s Final
The crowds were blown away by the radical action that arose from the men’s winners final as last year’s duo took to Pozo’s waves to do battle once again. Koster exploded out the gates and launched into a gigantic double forward loop in front of the judges, followed by a perfect push loop forward and a one footed back loop seeing him earn his jumping scores within the first thirty seconds of the heat. Fernandez Lopez chose to work his wave riding and went about his super clean backside 360’s and smooth cut backs. The following minutes were a roller coaster ride of emotions for the crowd, hooked on the action as the heat unfolded. The sailors matched each other with a perfect pair of super stalled forwards and both went down on their following waves. Fernandez Lopez looked to be struggling to land his double forwards providing super consistent Koster with the advantage and the single elimination win.

The wind is forecast to build and build throughout the weekend, in order to take full advantage of the epic conditions that are expected, the skippers’ meeting will take place at 9am tomorrow morning with a first possible start to the double elimination at 9:30am.


Men’s single elimination results
1st Philip Koster (Starboard / NeilPryde / Dakine)
2nd Victor Fernandez Lopez (Fanatic / North / MFC)
3rd Ricardo Campello (JP / NeilPryde / MFC)
4th Marcilio Browne (Fanatic / North / MFC)
Women’s single elimination results
1st Daida Ruano Moreno (Starboard / Severne)
2nd Iballa Ruano Moreno (Starboard / Severne)
3rd Nayra Alonso (Fanatic / Severne)
4th Silvia Alba Orozco

PWA World Tour website

Related Articles

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
From Olympic flag to Olympic Gold and maybe another
The Sydney Olympics was a Sailing double 470 Gold event for Australia. Having won the 420 World Championship in 2000, the feeder class to the 470, while still at school in Australia young Matt Belcher was given the honour of carrying the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
Posted on 28 Apr
The Road to Rio now 99 days short
The Road to Rio 2016 still has a few curves, bumps and potholes for teams battling to win. The Road to Rio 2016 still has a few curves, bumps and potholes for teams battling to win in Hyeres, at some World championship events and Weymouth World Cup but for many crews: 'It's 106 miles to Chicago we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses.' Whoops wrong movie.
Posted on 28 Apr
America's Cup - Oracle Racing win in Court but with collateral damage
Oracle Racing have had another claim against them by a former crew member dismissed. Oracle Racing have had another claim against them by a former crew member dismissed. Mitchell focussed largely on the circumstances of the matter and introduced into the public arena some interesting documents to support his claims.
Posted on 23 Apr
An interview with Jake Beattie about the 2016 Race to Alaska
In 2014, Jake Beattie and a few friends envisioned the Race to Alaska. Now, it’s time this wild race’s second edition. In 2014, Jake Beattie-the executive director of the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, Washington, and a few friends hatched the bold idea of a human-powered race to Ketchikan, Alaska, took flight. They decided that their human-powered race would start in Port Townsend, Washington and run to Ketchikan, by way of the inside passage between Vancouver Island and British Columbia.
Posted on 14 Apr
Children of the Internet, Rio and Hong Kong
I have four daughters, the youngest, who in her mid 20's is a true child of the Internet. I have four daughters, the youngest, who in her mid 20's is a true child of the Internet. The kind of conversations I have with her run along these lines.... In the olden days we did not have television until I left school and they had a thing called print magazines, that reported events between two weeks and four months after they happened. And her sceptical response... Hoh! Daddy, Hoh!
Posted on 14 Apr
Go fast girls - 49er FX sailors Paris Henken and Helena Scutt
Paris Henken and Helena Scutt will be representing the USA at the Rio 2016 Olympics, which will be their first Olympiad. American’s Paris Henken (20) and Helena Scutt (23) recently won a berth to represent the USA at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the high-performance 49er FX skiff, a goal that the team has been working on for almost three years. While this is their first Games, writing them off as Olympic newbies would require ignoring their recent results and their strong teamwork.
Posted on 13 Apr
World Sailing Cup V3 - A Dead Rat in a Shoe or Spring Daffodils?
While a host of major sailing events go from strength to strength, the Sailing World Cup has very major issues. Last night my Irish better half was sitting beside me on the sofa watching an Australian version of the popular TV Cooking Program My Kitchen Rules on a tablet with her headphones while I was watching Diehard II for the seventeenth time (it’s a boy thing) on TV. She suddenly spluttered and laughed, took off her headphones and motioned for me to mute Diehard. (Seriously!!)
Posted on 9 Apr
Volvo Ocean Race appoints stadium racing pioneer as new CEO
Sail-World forecast the appointment of Mark Turner as Volvo Ocean Race CEO a month ago. We profiled Turner at that time. Sail-World forecast the appointment of Mark Turner as Volvo Ocean Race CEO a month ago. We profiled Turner at that time. Today his appointment has been confirmed.
Posted on 31 Mar
Large spectator fleet heading north for boat watching season
I’m absolutely not going to lay claim to the phrase, but it is insanely apt and hilarious all at the same time, however. I’m absolutely not going to lay claim to the phrase. It is insanely apt and hilarious, all at the same time, however. Well then, boat watching season is definitely upon us once more. The whales will soon be gathering again off the coast of Queensland to observe all manner of racing and cruising craft as they head North for a Winter in the sun.
Posted on 29 Mar
Barz Optics - San Juan Worlds Best EyewearT Clewring AC72North Technology - Southern Spars