sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava - Albeau and a twist

PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava - Albeau and a twist

'Alabeau cruises home - PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava 2011 Day 6'    © John Carter / PWA

PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava day 6.

A sluggish start to the day in Costa Brava saw a morning of minimal action. Overcast skies put a pause on the thermal wind allowing the tension to mount as the day progressed. Two o’clock came and went marking the release of the sailors that were no longer in the final elimination whilst the rest of the fleet waited anxiously on the water’s edge. As the afternoon continued hopes of any wind began to fade, but as the old saying goes ‘it’s not over until the fat lady sings.’

In true Catalunya style the thermal kicked in between 8-13 knots, just enough to complete elimination 8 and enabling some last minute drama to unfold.

Bjorn and Alberto at the mark - PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava 2011 Day 6 -  © John Carter - PWA?nid=84350  

Six more heats down and we were into the winner’s final. Alberto Menegatti (Starboard/ Gaastra) took off with a great start closely followed by Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Starboard / Severne / Mystic / DunkerbeckEyewear). With little to lose Antoine Albeau (JP/ NeilPryde) looked to be taking it easy hanging back with the rest of the pack. Menegatti and Dunkerbeck continued to work their way further in front as the marks passed by, seeing Menegatti claim his first PWA race and the legendary 'sailor of day' award.

Menegatti takes race eight - PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava 2011 Day 6 -  © John Carter - PWA?nid=84350  

The loser’s final saw the wind dropping off slightly and the sailors really had to work their way around the course often coming to a complete stop at the marks. Micah Buzianis (JP / NeilPryde) put in an awe-inspiring performance grafting hard to keep his kit on the plane in-order to maintain first the whole way around. Ross Williams (Tabou / Gaastra) worked his way from fourth to third overtaking Jesper Orth (RRD) on the third leg. Ludovic Jossin (Loft) put in a consistent performance holding second from start to finish.

This turn of results took Bjorn Dunkerbeck into second place, Ben Van Der Steen (Starboard /Loft / Mystic) into third and Cyril Moussilmani (Starboard / North) down into fourth.

We caught up with the newly crowned event winners to get their thoughts on taking their respective event titles.

Bjorn Dunkerbeck - PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava 2011 Day 6 -  © John Carter - PWA?nid=84350  

First Antoine Albeau (JP / NeilPryde):'I am feeling good; this is the first event I have won this year. I did really well at the beginning winning four races in a row, and then a second and third. Today was hard so I didn’t want to push too much. Now I am feeling confident for the rest of the season.'

Second Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Starboard / Severne / Mystic / DunkerbeckEyewear): 'I feel great, I started off pretty average but I recovered every single day, I think we were pretty lucky to get the last round in the final hours. I managed to perform how I wanted making me second at this event, and most importantly a second place is great for the overall ranking. I am very happy.'

Third Ben Van Der Steen (Starboard /Loft / Mystic): 'This competition was incredible, I finished in third. This is my first podium position at a PWA event. We had strong wind and light wind we had everything, the conditions were amazing and I am really pleased.'

Van Der Steen full speed - PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava 2011 Day 6 -  © John Carter - PWA?nid=84350  

The closing ceremony ended with an element of fun when competitors were awarded their own local ‘porons’ of wine.

Results
1st Antoine Albeau (JP / NeilPryde) 5.5
2nd Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Starboard / Severne / Mystic / DunkerbeckEyewear) 21.4
3rd Ben Van Der Steen (Starboard /Loft / Mystic) 24.0
4th Cyril Moussilmani (Starboard / North) 32.0
5th Julien Quentel (RRD / NeilPryde) 34.0
6th Peter Volwater (Fanatic / MauiSails) 39.0
7th Pascal Toselli (RRD / Point-7) 50.5
8th Micah Buzianis (JP / NeilPryde) 53.5
9th Josh Angulo (Angulo / Gun / Dakine) 54.0
10th Sylvain Moussilmani (Tabou / Simmer) 57.5

A massive congratulation to Antoine Albeau for claiming first place at the 2011 Catalunya Costa Brava PWA World Cup!

This turn of events keeps Bjorn Dunkerbeck at the top of the pile in the overall rankings closely followed by Antoine Albeau.

The PWA team will now be heading over the pond to the beautiful island of Bonaire for round three of the Freestyle world cup taking place on June 12th - June 16th. The island’s trade winds provide perfect, steady conditions for flat-water sailing in the beautiful Lac Bay. Where shallow waters and a clear sandy bottom will provide an excellent environment for the world’s top freestylers to do battle.

Andrea Cucchi Lake Garda style - PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava 2011 Day 6 -  © John Carter - PWA?nid=84350  

Angulo fired up - PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava 2011 Day 6 -  © John Carter - PWA?nid=84350  

Jesper Orth - PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava 2011 Day 6 -  © John Carter - PWA?nid=84350  

Another one bites the dust - PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava 2011 Day 6 -  © John Carter - PWA?nid=84350  


PWA World Tour website




by PWA

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=84350

10:38 PM Sun 5 Jun 2011 GMT






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

Click for further information on

2011 PWA World Cup Catalunya Costa Brava

Related News Stories:

02 Jan 2014  Windsurfer Bjorn Dunkerbeck confirms return for 2014 PWA World Tour
02 Aug 2012  PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam event summary
31 Jul 2012  PWA Sotavento Fuerteventura day 10 - Gollito and Offringa shine
30 Jul 2012  PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam day 9 - Sarah's day
29 Jul 2012  PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam day 8 - Fickle wind
28 Jul 2012  PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Sky high action on day 7
27 Jul 2012  PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam day 6 - Freestylers unleashed
25 Jul 2012  PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam
22 Jul 2012  PWA Fuerteventura day 1 + Video
15 Jul 2012  PWA Tenerife World Cup day 3 - Fifty knots, big waves and big crashes
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World



















2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4 by William Wagner, San Francisco
















































America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video
Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio Olympic Laser spots snapped up
Rolex Swan Cup - All set for final showdown
Upper Midwest sailors need help to take it to the next level
ISAF Sailing World Championships - RS:X action begins in Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans rise in Laser and Radial
Extreme Sailing Series - A remarkable penultimate day’s racing + Video
Marseille One Design - GC32 GDF Suez unstoppable in the light
Rolex Swan Cup - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Images of the leaders in Santander
Rolex Big Boat Series - Good day for Double Trouble
Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2 images by Erik Simonson
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - TP52 fleet ready for tricky race tracks
Rolex Big Boat Series - Plenty maintains lead
2014 Asia Pacific Student Cup - Count down begins
Extreme Sailing Series: Live coverage of Day 3 - view here
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Going away
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Practice makes perfect
2014 J/70 World Championship - Contrasting conditions on Day 4
Rolex Big Boat Series - 50 years of big boat racing: a retrospective   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2   
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Champ: Rios takes the Championship   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg Zero signals start of the significant racing   
Extreme Sailing Series: Physically demanding racing for BAR on Day 2   
Emirates Team NZ: Holding second overall after Day 2 in Istanbul   
Extreme Sailing Series: A force to be reckoned with in Istanbul +Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Day 1 images by Jesus Renedo and Pedro Martinez   
Marseille One Design: GC32's Armin Strom storms ahead on day 2 + Video   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Racing underway in Santander +Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Erika Reineke claims Radial race win   
Santander Worlds 2014 Mat Belcher (Part II) *Feature   
Rolex Swan Cup - Mistral keeps fleet shoreside   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup rescued by wave of local support   
ISAF Sailing World Championship, Santander - Opening ceremony images   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Team Alvimedica geared up for Leg Zero   
J/70 World Championship 2014 - Healy surfs into lead   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 1   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Gripping first day on the Bay   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 1 images by Erik Simonson   


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