sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : PWA Tenerife World Cup - Howling winds and big waves bombard on day 4
PWA Tenerife World Cup - Howling winds and big waves bombard on day 4


'Fernandez takes off at the 2013 PWA Tenerife World Cup'    carter/PWAworldtour.com

The fourth day of the PWA Tenerife World Cup saw the best conditions of the week thus far as winds of 35-42 and big waves bombarded the shores of El Medano.

The action, which followed for the entirety of the day, was nothing short of epic, as the most radical sailors in the world launched themselves into the biggest gravity defying stunts on the planet. After an enthralling eight hours of competition we are now down to the final five sailors in both the men’s and women’s double eliminations, which will be concluded tomorrow.

Men’s
Double Elimination
Today witnessed two heats, which were almost inseparable. Firstly in the a-side of heat twenty-two Klaas Voget (Fanatic / Simmer / MFC) battled it out against Jamie Hancock (Tabou / Gaastra) and come the end of the heat there was only 0.05 of a point between the two sailors. Thankfully for Hancock the decision went in his favor after a slightly better performance on the wave, which included a radical frontside 360 and several vertical turns. The Brit progressed one further round after defeating Dario Ojeda (Tabou / Gaastra / MFC), before fellow compatriot John Skye (RRD / MFC) proved too strong, but he still finished the double in the top ten. The next agonizingly close heat featured Dany Bruch (Starboard / Severne / AL360) and Leon Jamaer (Fanatic / Hot Sails Maui) in heat 29b. Bruch was ahead for much of the heat, but Jamaer pulled it out of the bag with his final wave of the day, as he racked up the best wave of the heat to snatch the victory by 0.05 points.

Striking Late
One of the most exciting battles of the day proved to be the final heat as Ricardo Campello (JP / NeilPryde / MFC) lined up against Marcilio Browne (Goya Windsurfing / MFC). In the heat prior to this Browne produced the highest scores of the day as he accumulated 31.63 points against Leon Jamaer. The Brazilian landed a perfect double forward and a big, fully planing frontside wave 360 to rack up the points early on. Campello, meanwhile, raised the bar even further as he produced the first tweaked pushloop-forward of the competition to end John Skye’s hopes - The Brit suffered a broken UJ and mast mid way through a double forward - as well as setting up the mouthwatering tie against Brawzinho. Browne opened the heat in almost identical fashion to the last as he stomped a brilliant double forward and a frontside 360 again. On the other hand Campello’s first run ended without a jump, but he soon tacked and made amends for the with an absolutely amazing stalled double forward, off of an already breaking wave. With one minute to go the two sailors were tied on points, but it was Campello who managed to step-up and claim the victory as he propelled himself into a massive tweaked pushloop to setup a battle for fourth and beyond with Thomas Traversa (Tabou / Gaastra).

Waves of the Day
Adam Lewis (Patrik / Point-7) produced one of the waves of the day, as did Scott McKercher (Starboard / Severne). In heat 23a Lewis combined a powerful frontside smack with a superb frontside wave 360 before finishing off the wave with a couple of extra gauging turns. The Brit looked in good form, but unfortunately he was a little off his best when facing Ricardo Campello and so he finishes the double in ninth place.

As already mentioned Scott McKercher produced the other really outstanding wave of the day against Ben Proffitt (Simmer). The former world champion landed a sick frontside air before backing it up with another aggressive hack, which sent the spray flying to receive 8.88 points from the judges and progress into the next round.

Injury Hits
The one sour note on an otherwise fantastic day - involved Boujmaa Guilloul (Starboard / Severne) who suffered a suspected broken foot in the warm up, after landing a stunning super tweaked tabletop forward. The Moroccan’s injury saw Florian Jung (RRD / Gun Sails / Maui Ultra Fins) receive a bye into the next round. Everyone at the PWA wishes Boujmaa a speedy recovery.

Women’s
Double Elimination
Amanda Beenen (Tabou / Gaastra) looked in impressive form in heat forty-four as she stomped a forward loop along with several fluid turns, including one top turn which the Dutch girl almost rotated into a taka. Beenen’s performance saw her through to the next round after defeating Caroline Weber (F2 / Sailloft Hamburg). The otherwise side of the heat saw Nayra Alonso (Fanatic / Severne) end Arrianne Aukes’ (RRD / Simmer / Maui Ultra Fins) fight back in the double

Heat forty-five saw Alice Arutkin (Fanatic / North) and Eva Oude Ophius (Fanatic / North) progress as they defeated Katrien Smits (RRD / Hot Sails Maui) and Justyna Sniady (Quatro / Simmer / Mystic) respectively. When they met in the next round it was Oude Ophius came out on top as her forward loop and fluid wave rides clinched her the victory.

Next up for Oude Ophius was Nayra Alonso - who was the standout sailor of the day and the Spaniard continued to excel in heat thirty-one as she booked her place in the battle for fourth and fifth place against Steffi Wahl (Patrik / Sailloft Hamburg) tomorrow. Over the duration of the day Alonso demonstrated her stylish wave riding time and time again, as well as growing in confidence in the air as she landed super clean forwards and big tabletops as well as attempting a couple of backloops. Alonso will now have her sights on the podium after a fine fourth day in Tenerife.

The double eliminations are now beautifully poised for tomorrow. The fight for the top spots will be resumed tomorrow, with the skippers’ meeting being held at 09:30am and the action commencing from 10am. With a superb looking forecast it looks as though the finals should be taking place in epic conditions, so prepare yourself to see some truly breathtaking action on the water. Don’t miss a thing by tuning into the PWA TV at PWA TV website


by PWA Information

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=112927

2:27 AM Wed 7 Aug 2013GMT


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







News - USA and the World













International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,
























Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games by Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA
























Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek by Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014,


2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos   
NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show   
2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins   
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw   
J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard   
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge   
America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go   
America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge.   
America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta   
WWA Wakeboard National Championships head to Waco   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Day 2   
RP52 Scarlet Runner sails in San Francisco   
2014 Governor's Cup - Nevin Snow and team on form   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Americans claim silver medals in Tavira   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Day 1   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup to take place on Fuerteventura   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Medals decided in thrilling Tavira conclusion   


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