Please select your home edition
C-Tech 2020 C-Tech 728x90 TOP

EFPT at the Vanora Engadindwind by Dakine 2020 - Day 4

by EFPT 23 Aug 2020 05:57 PDT
Cash for crash European Freestyle Pro Tour Windsurf Freestyle Tow-in Contest. © Sailing Energy / Engadinwind 2020

The trick for cash supersession has been introduced at the Engadinwind 2019, when the freestylers got the chance to impress the judges with their best tow-in moves or spectacular crashes to earn themselves some instant cash. Depending on how much the judges liked it, the rider would get a certain amount of money directly in the water.

Also this year organiser Christian Müller put up 400 CHF to motivate the fleet to hit the water one more time. Stefan de Bell, Lennart Neubauer, Yentel Caers (Point 7), Niclas Nebelung (Duotone/Fanatic), Riccardo Marca (Duotone/Fanatic), Aron Etmon, yesterdays winner Antoine Albert (Goya/Goya) and Jeremy Plüss joined the show that had also been livestreamed.

Yentel Caers proved that he wasn't only one of the best windsurfers in the world, but also a pretty good showman. Caers ejected himself off the board into double front flips and a superman ‚flight'. The crowd on the beach absolutely loved the show that the Belgian put on. Stefan de Bell attempted an air spock which brought him some instant cash by the judges too. Niclas Nebelung landed a super clean air funnell into funnell and also earned some money for this clean trick.

With all the pressure off, the riders really seemed to have a fun time on the water and the spectators appreciated every attempt with a big applause which once again opened up the discussion of potentially running the tow-in in a different format in the upcoming season and to focus more on the show-factor again.

For yet another year we have had an amazing time at the Vanora Engadinwind by Dakine. Even though the current situation required some saftey measures like wearing masks around the area and keeping distance, it had been an incredible four days with lots of tow-in, foilstyle and racing action and a great oppurtunity for everybody to catch up.

We can't wait to be back at beautiful lake Silvaplana in 2021! For now make sure to check out our updated gallery and video section of our website and enjoy some footage of this special place.

Find full results here

Related Articles

First interview with Adam Sims, new EFPT owner
There was certainly no better pick than the 32 years old Brit After almost two decades, the European Freestyle Pro Tour has changed its owner to one of the many freestyle talents that had their first ever international appearances on this tour: Adam Sims. Posted on 3 Feb
Patrik Windsurf Bris Vegas Windfoil Pro
Some spectacular action over the weekend The Patrik Windsurf Bris Vegas Windfoil Pro saw some spectacular action over the weekend. Hosted by the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, twenty-seven sailors competed over three days on beautiful Waterloo Bay in varying conditions. Posted on 3 Feb
A new owner for the European Freestyle Pro Tour
New ways to guarantee the continuance of the tour had to be established After being founded in 2003 by Harald Schaffrian, Gerhard Polak and Christian Müller, the European Freestyle Pro Tour has gone through few changes in its initial structure. Posted on 1 Feb
The BrisVegas Windfoil Pro preview
22 entries have already been confirmed Twenty-two entries have already been confirmed with over two weeks to go until the first warning signal, with only two entries not originating from Queensland. Posted on 14 Jan
Bayside Sailboards Round 6 video
Drone footage of the serious chop in Waterloo Bay, Queensland Sunday saw some epic conditions in the north of Waterloo Bay for round 6 of Bayside Sailboards' Slalom Series. Six races were completed in 25 to 30 knots of northerly wind. Posted on 8 Dec 2020
Nick the windsurf bloke
One man has made it his mission to singlehandedly make windsurfing cool again One man has made it his mission to single handedly make windsurfing cool again at Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club, and to get people out on boards with the wind in their hair - if they have any... Posted on 16 Nov 2020
Winter Windsurfing: Kit and Clothing Tips
Keep your equipment working and yourself In this video British Sailing Team coach Sam Ross and the OTC Weymouth's Tris Best talk through tips to keep your kit and equipment working through the winter and what to wear to give you longer sessions on the water. Posted on 1 Nov 2020
Windfoilers wow at first ever iQFoil Worlds
Britain's elite windsurfers proved their strength in depth with an impressive show Less than a year since the iQFoil was announced as the equipment of choice for windfoiling's debut at the Paris 2024 Olympics, a 19-strong British contingent headed to Italy's Lake Garda to see how they shaped up against the rest of the world. Posted on 26 Oct 2020
iQFoil International Games at Lake Garda overall
Sebastian Koerdel and Noy Drihan win at Campione A drizzly and slow wake up on the last morning of the IQFOiL International Games, Lake Garda, organised by Univela sailing, Società Canottieri Garda Salò and the iQ FOiL Class; but the sun, just like the excitement, was just behind a thin layer of clouds Posted on 25 Oct 2020
iQFoil International Games at Lake Garda day 4
No racing today, final series tomorrow Day four ended up being a forced rest day for the almost 200 riders coming from 29 nations for the first big, global event of the Paris 2024 Olympic sail board, organised on lake Garda, by Univela Sailing, Società Velica Garda Salò and the iQ Foil Class. Posted on 23 Oct 2020
Rooster 2020 - Impact BA - FOOTERUSA Fusion MS-RA210 System 728x90px BOTTOMC-Tech 2020 Tubes 728x90 BOTTOM