sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : EFPT Aqualeto Cup day 6
EFPT Aqualeto Cup day 6


'2013 EFPT Aqualeto Cup'    Andraz Zan

At the EFPT Aqualeto Cup, a lot of praying for wind, some hard work for the riders and a completed single and double elimination were the achievements for today.

The skippers meeting, to finish the single elimination, was scheduled for 06.30 am today to catch the potential best conditions of the day. In the morning we've seen some tired eyes not only because of the time but also because of the strong storm that hit Eysk overnight. With 40 knots of wind and thunderstorms many riders and crew members couldn't sleep so well, for a moment everybody was worried that it would be unsailable in the morning. However, almost exactly as the clock hit six in the morning the wind dropped and so did our hopes to finish both the single and the double elimination on our last day here in Russia.

After postponing for a while, waiting for the wind to settle, adjusting the heat area, altering the heat duration (10 minutes) and the judging format (best move) to fit better with the rather light wind conditions, we were ready to go at 3.00pm in the afternoon.

In the single elimination we saw a strong sailing Max Rowe (North/Fanatic) from the UK showing how much his style and skills improved over the winter, taking out Adam Gavriel (Sailloft) from Israel. In the same heat Steven Van Broeckhoven (JP/Neilpryde) defeated Julien Mas (Sailloft) from France showing some big power moves, even in the underpowered conditions. Van Broeckhoven then took out Rowe and sent him to the losers final, whilst in the same heat Adrian Beholz (Sailloft/Fanatic) got beaten by Dieter Van der Eyken (Starboard/Severne). Our top four after the first single were as follows: First Steven Van Broeckhoven, second Dieter Van der Eyken, third Adrian Beholz and fourth Max Rowe.


Head judge Tom Hartmann scheduled a one heat break and straightaway started off the double elimination. Whilst several riders were complaining about marginal conditions many showed their professionalism choosing the biggest equipment they had to pump themselves into some powerful moves. 

 

Well worth mentioning today are especially two guys who had a great comeback after a rather disappointing result in the single. First of all Rick Jendrusch (F2/Severne) from the Netherlands who got taken out in his first heat in the single by Phil Soltysiak (Starboard) to then fight back in the double. He sailed four heats, to only be stopped by an impressive sailing Adam Gavriel who ended up seventh! On the other side we saw our only Canadian competitor Phil Soltysiak battling himself all the way up in the double elimination after being defeated by Adrian Beholz in their second re-sail yesterday. Soltysiak battled his way through five heats taking out Vladimir Yakovlev (JP/Neilpryde) from Russia, Yarden Meir (Fanatic) and fellow Isralian Adam Gavriel, as well as Max Rowe and Adrian Beholz. His run was eventually stopped by Dieter Van der Eyken one heat before the final. The Canadian obviously was on a mission and pumped himself into his moves, showing style, technical skills and a lot of diversity. 

 

In the final we saw again a very experienced Van Broeckhoven pumping himself into culos, burners, ponchs, several sliding moves and big shakas. Due to the light wind we didn't see many move combinations, yet the high level in the final was obvious. With such light winds many of the riders watching from the beach were left amazed as Steven made his way through these moves. The final was a worthy end to such a great competition and we were stoked to be hosted by such a great organising team here at the Auqaleto Hotel in Eysk.


We've had a great time here and Russia and have been put up as friends from the start. We are looking back on an amazing week which involved all kind of sporty and social actions. It was a pleasure for us to come to this spot and learn more about the people and the passion behind this event. We hope to see you next year!


EFPT website


by Hanna Poschinger

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=109863

9:41 PM Sat 25 May 2013GMT


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







News - USA and the World



































Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall by International Windsurfing Association,












Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature by Richard Gladwell Ssail-World.com/nz,




















Foiling Week - Moth Class Italian Open Championship Day 2
America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base
Star World Championship - Germans claim dramatic win in Malcesine
PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Off to France!
Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Hansen hat trick in Marstrand + Video
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Race keeps an eye on Arthur
World Match Racing Tour: See the Finals replay at the Stena Match Cup
Newport International Boat Show unveils exciting 'At The Helm' Program
Stena Match Cup Sweden - First blood to Hansen over Canfield + Video
Star World Championship - Americans claim race win in Malcesine
PWA Awaza World Cup - Weather halts action on day 4
Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd wins OneDLL Cup into Den Helder
Clipper Race - Close match racing in closing stages of the OneDLL Cup
Volvo Ocean Race: Spanish play catch-up with under 100 days to go
World Match Racing Tour: Catch the live action at the Stena Match Cup
Finn Junior Worlds - Battle for the Jorge Bruder Silver Cup
Mobiles drive traffic - 72% increase in Sail-World.com page view *Feature
British Open Dragon Championship finale at Royal Lymington preview
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket is ready to host   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Valerie Ghibaudo hits back on day 3   
Star World Championship - Hard fought win on day 4 + Video   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Action-packed match racing + Video   
Oceans of Hope yacht arrives in Portsmouth   
Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race - Registration details   
RORC Transatlantic Race - Polishing up the silver   
Vic-Maui International Yacht Race - First start to lead off busy day   
Anna Tunnicliffe competing at the CrossFit Mid-Atlantics + Video   
18ft Skiff Europeans: Winning days at Lake Garda   
Clipper Race - Choppy conditions as fleet closes in on Den Helder   
Lightning Youth World Championship - Final day   
2014 Star Class World Championship - Day 3   
America's Cup: Dean Barker interviewed on the current state of the Cup   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Delphine Cousin draws first blood   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - On a roll in Marstrand + Video   
Star World Championship - Frustrating day 3 rocks the fleet   
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Rendezvous returns August 31st   
ISAF seeks modern catamaran for future Youth Worlds editions   
470 Junior Worlds - Flawless performances on day 4   


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