Viana PWA World Cup 2018

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  • Portugal

    The 5th event on the 2018 PWA World Tour sees a brand new addition to the calendar, which will see the Women’s Freestyle fleet in action for the first time this season, while also being the 4th stop on the Men’s Slalom World Tour. Meanwhile, the next 8 days will prove crucial for the world’s fastest women as the Viana PWA World Cup (13th-20th June) will be where the 2018 Women’s PWA Slalom World Championship will be decided.


    Viana do Castello is about a 45-minute drive north from Porto Airport and is considered the jewel of the Costa Verde thanks to it’s medieval heritage, stunning beaches and nature. Viana do Castello is also one of, it not the most popular spots in North Portugal and boasts some of the best wind stats in the country, which makes it a wind enthusiasts dream, while it offers conditions for every level with the harbour offering flat water - perfect for learning or slalom - while the further down the beach you go the more wavy the conditions become. Feel Viana Hotel offers the perfect getaway - blending luxury with the great outdoors. In terms of the forecast you just need a northerly component in the wind and clear skies and then you can just let the thermal effect do the rest with winds regularly reaching 25 knots.


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    The view overlooking Feel Viana - Viana do Castello


    Ones To Watch


    Freestyle


    Women’s


    Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) comes into the new season bidding to win her 11th PWA Freestyle World Championship - 15th overall - and will start as the favourite having dominated the freestyle scene for the last decade.


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    Sarah-Quita Offringa


    However, Offringa may face her toughest challenge in many years to retain her title with vice-world champion - Maaike Huvermann (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins), Oda Johanne (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) and Arrianne Aukes (Fanatic / NorthSails / Maui Ultra Fins) - all continually pushing their level.


    Last year Huvermann forced the title battle into a Super Final in Fuerteventura and therefore represents Offringa’s biggest threat - especially having finished her studies and spending the winter training in both Brazil and Vietnam. Huvermann has all of the diversity and variation to cause Offringa problems.


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    Maaike Huvermann


    That may be one of the reasons that Offringa chose to spend more time at home this winter in the freestyle paradise of Aruba… making sure that she is ready to hit the water flying when the green flag goes up. Offringa’s latest videos show her landing the latest power moves and combos such as spock culos and she’ll be determined to hold on to her much loved Freestyle World title.


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    Sarah-Quita Offringa has 10 Freestyle World Titles


    Meanwhile, Oda Johanne, who finished last year as the World No.3 will be a real threat again in Portugal. Johanne enjoyed a quick rise through the ranks since her debut in 2013 and has quickly established herself as one of the best female freestylers - earning top 3 finishes for the last 4 years. The 29-year-old could well use her starboard tack jumping repertoire - textbook forwards, backloops and pushloops - to her advantage as she looks to break back into the top 2 for the first time since 2015.


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    Oda Johanne


    Arrianne Aukes is the remaining member of the big top 4 and it’s difficult to see anyone infiltrating their dominance, while the 31-year-old will be focused on trying to earn her place on the podium for the first time since 2013 in the opening battle of the 2018 season.


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    Arrianne Aukes


    Slalom


    Women’s


    Delphine Cousin Questel (Starboard / S2Maui) comes into the final women’s slalom event of the year on the cusp of securing her 3rd Slalom world crown - having won both events in Japan and South Korea. However, the 26-year-old will be determined to sign off the season with a perfect record - particularly with reigning world champion Sarah-Quita Offringa returning to the fray - having been absent from the Asian leg of the tour. Cousin Questel has won the last 3 events on the world tour and you can expect to see her setting the pace again.


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    Delphine Cousin Questel


    A top-two finish for Cousin Questel would guarantee her the title with her closest challenger Lena Erdil (Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins) trailing the 26-year-old by 200 points. The Turk basically has to win the event in order to keep her faint title hopes alive - while then requiring Cousin Questel to finish 3rd or worse. Erdil has had chances this season but made a series of errors to cost her event title winning opportunities. However, never say never and expect to see a strong finish to the season from Erdil.


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    Lena Erdil


    Meanwhile, Marion Mortefon (Fanatic / NorthSails) holds a healthy advantage over Maélle Guilbaud (Patrik / Loftsails) as she aims to earn her second overall top 3 in as many years. Mortefon has a 400 point advantage over the Youth PWA Slalom World Champion and it’s difficult to see her relenting that lead.


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    Marion Mortefon


    Guilbaud though will enter Portugal full of confidence having won her first elimination in South Korea, which saw her secure a podium finish for the first time.


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    Maëlle Guilbaud


    Esther de Geus (Fanatic / NorthSails) is currently tied on 19,400 points with Guilbaud and will be looking to maintain her consistent form as she looks to break into the top 5 for the first time in her career.


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    Esther de Geus


    Elsewhere, talented 17-year-old - Lilou Granier (Starboard / Severne) - returns having missed South Korea due to exams. Granier finished 4th in Japan and will be in the hunt for the podium again, while Jenna Gibson (Fanatic / NorthSails) will be looking to more races having won the first elimination in South Korea - before trailing off.


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    Lilou Granier


    Men’s


    Matteo Iachino (Starboard / Severne / Shamal Sunglasses) comes into the 4th slalom event of the season as the current world tour leader. However both he, Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) and Pierre Mortefon (Fanatic / NorthSails / Chopper Fins) will be looking to bounce back from 9th, 10th and 11th place finishes respectively.

    With only one slalom elimination completed in Costa Brava there is no real cause for concern regarding any of the aforementioned big names and the more racing that is completed, the more you would expect them to be at the top of the rankings such is there tremendous consistency.


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    Matteo Iachino & Antoine Albeau


    So while Iachino and Albeau remain 1 and 2 in the world, Mortefon drops one place to 4th coming into Portugal with fellow Frenchman - Pascal Toselli (JP / Loftsails) - leapfrogging the 28-year-old. Toselli is now tied on points with Albeau after finishing 2nd in Costa Brava and has been one of the top sailors in the world for several seasons now, but is emerging as a title contender for 2018.


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    Pascal Toselli


    Finian Maynard (I-99) rolled back the years in Costa Brava in his final full season on tour to claim his first event victory on the world tour since 2012. The 43-year-old says he’s just concentrating on having fun and enjoying the racing and that formula seems to be working just fine. Maynard won every heat he sailed in Costa Brava and smoked the rest of the fleet in the final and could well be a contender again over the next 8 days.


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    Finian Maynard


    Like Maynard, former vice-world champion - Cyril Moussilmani (RRD / Severne) - enjoyed a return to form in Spain as he walked away from Costa Brava with his first podium since 2016. The Frenchman will now look to use that result as a springboard for the rest of the season.


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    Cyril Moussilmani


    Jordy Vonk (Fanatic / NorthSails) maintained his best start to a season yet by claiming 5th in Costa Brava to remain 5th in the overall rankings. The flying Dutchman, who earned his first podium in 2017, seems to have developed a new level of consistency this season and is now the only man left to have qualified for every Winners’ Final this year - 6 out of 6. Expect Vonk to be in the thick of the action again.


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    Jordy Vonk


    Another sailor to be enjoying their best start to a season is Guadeloupe’s - Tristan Algret (Starboard / Severne / Chopper Fins) - who comes into Portugal on the back of two 4th places - Japan and Costa Brava - and a 15th from South Korea, which sees him ranked 6th after 3 events and he could further enhance his bid to break into the overall top 10 come the end of the season with a discard to come after the completion of this event.


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    Tristan Algret


    Meanwhile, the top 10 is currently completed by Saint Maarten’s Julien Quentel (Patrik / Avanti), Malte Italy’s Reuscher (Fanatic / NorthSails), Netherlands’ Ingmar Daldorf (Tabou / GA Sails) and Great Britain’s Ross Williams (Tabou / GA Sails / Shamal Sunglasses) - 7th-10th.


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    Julien Quentel


    As the opening 3 events have proven the level on the world tour is unbelievably high right now and there a multitude of sailors who are more than capable of winning an elimination. You can also expect to see names such as Mateus Isaac (JP / NeilPryde), Arnon Dagan (RRD / NeilPryde), Amado Vrieswijk (JP / Severne) - who won the foiling in Costa Brava - Maciek Rutkowski (I-99 / Challenger Sails), Cedric Bordes (Tabou / GA Sails), Sebastian Kördel (Starboard / GA Sails) and Marco Lang (Fanatic / NorthSails) - plus several others…


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    Mateus Isaac


    With an excellent forecast on offer, the first edition of the Viana PWA World Cup promises to provide plenty of scintillating action right from the word go. You can stay up to date with all the latest developments from Portugal — including the live stream, elimination ladders, entry list, images and live ticker simply by clicking HERE and scrolling to the bottom of the page.


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    Schedule For Day 1: (All Times GMT+1)


    - Registration 10-11am

    - Freestyle Skippers’ Meeting - 12:30pm June 13th - Slalom Skippers' Meeting 10am June 14th

    - First Possible Start - Freestyle 1:30pm June 13th - Slalom 10:30am June 14th

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  • Das war der 1. Tag:


    Portugal

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    Day 1 Highlights - 2018 Viana PWA World Cup


    With the local thermal effect in full flow before midday, the Viana PWA World Cup started with a bang as the best female freestylers in the world announced themselves on to the 2018 PWA World Tour in explosive fashion. The wind increased in strength throughout the day and peaked at about 35 knots, which created electric conditions in which to begin the first Women’s Freestyle event of the season and they produced a great display with a combination of sliding variations and the latest power moves all being thrown down.


    At the end of the first day, there is a familiar name at the top of the podium with Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) exuding her usual panache to take down the first double elimination ahead of Maaike Huvermann and Oda Johanne (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins).


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    Women's Freestyle Podium After Double Elimination I - Oda Johanne, Sarah-Quita Offringa & Maaike Huvermann (left to right)


    Freestyle


    Women’s


    Sarah-Quita Offringa faced two different opponents in the two finals completed today, but each time Offringa produced the goods to deny both Oda Johanne and Maaike Huvermann, who threatened to cause her problems as both girls showed that they have stepped up their level again over the winter.


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    Sarah-Quita Offringa shaka


    Each time the pressure looked as though it was rising against Offringa, the Aruban found another gear to keep her rivals at bay. Huvermann, in particular, put Offringa under severe pressure at the start of the Double Elimination Final as she exploded through a regular kono and shaka before landing a skopu right in the face of Offringa, which could've easily unsettled the 26-year-old.


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    Maaike Huvermann kono


    However, after a slightly shaky start, Offringa quickly found her feet and responded in true champion fashion as she almost instantly replied with a skopu of her own. The 10-time PWA Freestyle World Champion then started to slowly build momentum and by the end of the heat was absolutely on fire - landing moves seemingly at will as she went on to post the highest scoring heat of the day - 134.7 points - at the most crucial time. A trait of a top athlete.


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    Offringa finds her groove


    Huvermann, who is the vice-world champion, also raised her level as the day progressed after making a slightly shaky start herself. The 20-year-old experienced a less than ideal build up as she thought one of her boards had been stolen earlier in the day - but thankfully that turned out to be a case of miscommunication - and after her first heat, which was disappointing, she grew in stature and you could see her confidence grow. Huvermann ends day 1 in second place, but it looks like she’ll have a real fight to maintain that place with Oda Johanne sailing exceptionally well also.


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    Maaike Huvermann


    Johanne finishes the opening double elimination in 3rd place, but will probably be slightly disappointed with that result such was her level of sailing. The Norwegian defeated Huvermann in the single elimination and then threatened to produce a stunning late comeback in Heat 50 against the Dutch girl as she landed a sick one-handed burner and a shuvit spock in the final minute. However, unfortunately for Johanne, she lost out to Huvermann by just 0.15 of a point - a defeat that will hurt even more as she was her scoresheet was incomplete on starboard tack - missing one move.


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    Oda Johanne


    Arrianne Aukes (Fanatic / NorthSails / Maui Ultra Fins) ends the opening day in 4th place as the big top 4 held strong. However, Aukes endured a topsy-turvy day… in her first heat she was pushed all the way by Mio Anayama (Starboard / S2Maui) but then improved significantly against Offringa in the next and that was kind of the story of her day. When she was good she was really good, but when things didn’t start off well in a heat she quickly faded. Aukes still has the chance to challenge for the top 3 but will need to improve her consistency in order to do so.


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    Arrianne Aukes


    Meanwhile, Lena Erdil (Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins), who is much better known for her exploits on the race course managed to fight her way back to 5th place after defeating Sarah Jackson (RRD / Maui Ultra Fins and Johanne Rümenapp (I-99 / GunSails) - the German was making her debut on the world tour and showed plenty of potential. You can expect to see her and Anayama fight back in the next elimination as both women landed some stylish manoeuvres.


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    Lena Erdil


    After providing a flamboyant start to proceedings the Women’s Freestyle fleet will have a lay day tomorrow, which means the Men’s and Women’s Slalom fleets will enter the fray for the first time and with the forecast on offer there should be plenty of exhilarating racing to come. The slalom fleets will meet tomorrow morning at 10am for the skippers meeting with a first possible start at 10:30am (GMT+1).


    You can stay up to date with all the latest developments from Portugal - including the live stream, elimination ladders, entry list, images and live ticker simply by clicking HERE and scrolling to the bottom of the page.


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    Result Double Elimination - 2018 Viana PWA World Cup - Women’s Freestyle


    1st Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)

    2nd Maaike Huvermann (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)

    3rd Oda Johanne (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)

    4th Arrianne Aukes (Fanatic / NorthSails / Maui Ultra Fins)

    5th Lena Erdil (Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins)

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  • Endlich mal wieder ein Event, wo es etwas Wind hat:


    Portugal

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    Highlights Day 2 - 2018 Viana PWA World Cup


    Viana do Castello continues to impress after another extremely windy day provided world class slalom conditions, which saw the sailors reaching for their smallest sails - 5.0-5.6m - at some point during the day as Day 2 of the 2018 Viana PWA World Cup provided pretty much everything you could wish for on a competition day with upsets, crashes and brilliant overtaking manoeuvres featuring heavily throughout. After an exhilarating day of racing, Delphine Cousin Questel (Starboard / S2Maui) and Cedric Bordes (Tabou / GA Sails) lead the way after the opening two eliminations.


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    Delphine Cousin Questel


    Slalom


    Women’s


    Delphine Cousin Questel has been unstoppable so far this season with two event victories from two events as she aims to win her 3rd Women’s PWA Slalom World Championship and she continued that rich vein of form today. The 26-year-old couldn’t have asked for a better start as she ends the opening day of slalom in Portugal with a perfect record - earning bullets in both eliminations completed. Cousin Questel excelled in the extreme conditions and blew the rest of her rivals away. If she continues in the same mood then it’s very difficult to see anyone stopping her from marching to world title No.3.


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    Delphine Cousin Questel


    Reigning world champion - Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) - made her first appearance of the season on the race course having been absent in Japan and South Korea and ends the day ranked 2nd after finishing 3rd in Elimination 1 and 2nd in Elimination 2. So, while Offringa admitted that she may not have enjoyed every moment of today’s hairy racing today she heads into tomorrow as Cousin Questel’s closest rival.


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    Sarah-Quita Offringa


    Lena Erdil (Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins) completes the current top 3 after recording 2nd and 4th place finishes today and still very much has Offringa in her crosshairs. The Turk currently has a little bit of breathing room over 4th placed Maëlle Guilbaud (Patrik / Loftsails),


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    Lena Erdil


    However, Guilbaud will be Boyd by today’s results - a solid 5th and then an excellent 3rd - especially when you pair them with current world No.3 - Marion Mortefon’s (Fanatic / NorthSails) results - 10th and 7th - which throws the battle for the final place on the overall podium wide open.


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    Maëlle Guilbaud


    Mortefon unexpectedly missed out on the opening Winners’ Final and was then prominently placed in the second final of the day, but was badly impeded by teammate - Jenna Gibson’s (Fanatic / NorthSails) - free flying rig at the first mark, which meant she dropped from being a frontrunner to the back of the pack. Luckily with a windy looking forecast, there promises to be plenty more racing, but Mortefon will be aware that she is under pressure in her quest to achieve back-to-back end of season podiums.


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    Marion Mortefon gybes behind Jenna Gibson


    Elsewhere, Esther de Geus (Fanatic / NorthSails) has made a solid start to the event and is ranked 5th ahead of Jenna Gibson and Lilou Granier (Starboard / Severne), who are tied in joint 6th. The New Caledonian was on point with her starts all day and was on course to win the opening elimination before wiping out on the outside mark.


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    Esther de Deus


    Men’s


    Cedric Bordes heads the event rankings at the end of the opening day of the slalom. The Frenchman produced a stunning comeback in the first race to deny Ben van der Steen (I-99 / Gun Sails) a bullet. Bordes came flying out of the final gybe and then overtook the Dutchman down the final reach - before finishing 5th in Elimination 2 - giving him a 3.3 point lead over current world tour leader - Matteo Iachino (Starboard / Severne / Shamal Sunglasses), who qualified for both Winners’ Finals - finishing 6th and 3rd respectively.


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    Cedric Bordes


    Iachino was vying for the top spot at the opening buoy, but spray from van der Steen caused the Italian to crash. The 28-year-old has set a solid platform from which to build from over the remainder of the week.


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    Matteo Iachino in the mix


    Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) missed out on the opening Winners’ Final of the day as he and Pierre Mortefon (Fanatic / NorthSails) - current World No.2 and 3 - were eliminated in the semifinals. Albeau went on to win the b-final, while Mortefon finished 3rd before the two heavy weights went head-to-head in another pulsating final.




    In the Winners’ Final of Elimination 2, Albeau held the lead into the first buoy and that is usually an ominous sign. However, Mortefon produced an outstanding first gybe to overtake the 24-time world champion on the exit. Mortefon’s lead was short-lived though with Albeau - who was on 6.4m in the final - powering back into first place as they approached the third. Mortefon tried to take the inside line, but after a slow exit, Albeau pulled away to claim his first bullet of the event, while Mortefon took home 2nd. That leaves Albeau in 2nd place and Mortefon in 6th at the close of play.


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    Pierre Mortefon (left) and Antoine Albeau (right) go head-to-head


    Meanwhile, Tristan Algret (Starboard / Severne / Chopper Fins) enjoyed a bright start to the event as the 24-year-old qualified for both finals today - where he recorded 4th and 6th place finishes. That leaves the man from Guadeloupe in 4th place and firmly in contention for chasing a maiden podium.


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    Tristan Algret


    Ben van der Steen enjoyed his best day for quite sometime after finishing 2nd in a race that it looked as though he was going to win - before winning the b-final of Elimination 2 to end the day ranked 5th and looking much more like the man who finished 4th overall in 2014. Fellow countryman and Birthday boy - Jordy Vonk (Fanatic / NorthSails) - missed out on the Winners’ Finals for the first time this season as he was eliminated in the quarterfinals and then the semifinals to end the day 19th. However, there still isn’t much pressure on Vonk, who can discard this result if needed with 3 top 8 results from the first 3 events already.


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    Ben van der Steen leads the opening final


    In the howling winds, Antoine Questel (Starboard / S2Maui) looked blisteringly quick and that pace equated into the Frenchman enjoying his best day of the season as he qualified for his opening Winners’ Finals of 2018. Questel was one of the most consistent performers last year but has been off the pace until now. The 33-year-old will start tomorrow ranked 7th.


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    Antoine Questel


    Marco Lang (Fanatic / NorthSails) also enjoyed his best day of the season so far, which saw him qualify for his first Winners’ Final of the year where he finished 7th, while recording a 12th place in the opening race. The Austrian had been suffering from a virus since South Korea, but this initial showing here illustrates that he may be on the verge of returning to full fitness and displaying something close to the form that saw him win the 2017 Sylt PWA Grand Slam.


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    Marco Lang back in contention


    The top 10 is currently completed by Cyril Moussilmani (RRD / Severne) - 9th - and Mateus Isaac (JP / NeilPryde). The Frenchman opened his account with an excellent 3rd place before suffering a narrow quarterfinal exit. Meanwhile, Isaac looked set to be in contention to qualify for his second winners’ final of the day as they approached the first buoy, but exploded on entry to end his chances.


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    Mateus Isaac blows up


    Elsewhere, Bruno Martini (RRD / Point-7) qualified for the top 16 in both races, while Pascal Toselli (JP / Loftsails) and Finian Maynard (I-99) find themselves a little off the pace - with the latter winning the recent event in Costa Brava, while Toselli claimed 2nd. They finish the first day of slalom ranked 12th and 13th.


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    Bruno Martini


    Off The Pace


    Meanwhile, Ross Williams (Tabou / GA Sails / Shamal Sunglasses), who has been one of the top performers over the last few seasons with overall results reading 4th, 3rd, 4th (2015-2017 ) endured one of his worst days in recent years as he suffered a quarterfinal and then a shock second-round exit to find himself in a lowly 24th place. Something clearly isn’t quite right - especially given the fact that today offered Fuerteventura-esque conditions - particularly in terms of wind strength - and Williams has not finished outside the top 3 there in the last 3 seasons.


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    Ross Williams


    Williams isn’t the only big name off the early pace though as Arnon Dagan (RRD / NeilPryde) - 8th overall last year - and Sebastian Kördel (Starboard / GA Sails) - 10th - are currently well down the rankings as well - 30th and 36th - with Dagan in his own words saying: “going fast but finishing last”.


    The wind looks set to not only continue tomorrow, but get even stronger according to the locals, so make sure you don’t miss any of the action by tuning into www.pwaworldtour.com. The sailors will meet again at 10:30am for both the Freestyle and Slalom Skippers’ Meetings - while the first possible start is 11am (GMT+1).


    You can stay up to date with all the latest developments from Portugal - including the live stream, elimination ladders, entry list, images and live ticker simply by clicking HERE and scrolling to the bottom of the page.


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    Current Ranking 2018 Viana PWA World Cup - Women’s Slalom
    *After Two Eliminations


    1st Delphine Cousin Questel (FRA - Starboard / S2Maui)

    2nd Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU - Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)

    3rd Lena Erdil (TUR - Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins)

    4th Maëlle Guilbaud (FRA - Patrik / Loftsails)

    5th Esther de Geus (NED - Fanatic / NorthSails)


    Current Ranking 2018 Viana PWA World Cup - Men’s Slalom
    *After Two Eliminations


    1st Cedric Bordes (FRA - Tabou / GA Sails)

    2nd Matteo Iachino (ITA - Starboard / Severne / Shamal Sunglasses)

    3rd Antoine Albeau (FRA - RRD / NeilPryde)

    4th Tristan Algret (GPE - Starboard / Severne / Chopper Fins)

    5th Ben van der Steen (NED - I-99 / Gun Sails)

    6th Pierre Mortefon (FRA - Fanatic / NorthSails / Chopper Fins)

    7th Antoine Questel (FRA - Starboard / S2Maui)

    8th Marco Lang (AUT - Fanatic / NorthSails)

    9th Cyril Moussilmani (FRA - RRD / Severne)

    10th Mateus Isaac (BRA - JP / NeilPryde)


    Result Double Elimination - 2018 Viana PWA World Cup - Women’s Freestyle


    1st Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU - Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)

    2nd Maaike Huvermann (NED - Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)

    3rd Oda Johanne (NOR - Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)

    4th Arrianne Aukes (NED - Fanatic / NorthSails / Maui Ultra Fins)

    5th Lena Erdil (TUR - Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins)

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  • Tag 4:


    It’s difficult to know quite where to begin at the end of Day 4 as the 2018 Viana PWA World Cup continues to provide incredible conditions - for not just one but two disciplines. For the third successive day, the wind machine in Viana do Castelo absolutely cranked with winds gusting above 40 knots creating a competition environment you simply couldn’t keep your eyes off… firstly with the second installment of freestyle and then more frantic slalom.


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    Sarah-Quita Offringa explodes into action


    Freestyle


    Single Elimination II - Women’s


    Today witnessed the highest level of Women’s Freestyle ever seen on PWA World Tour as the top female sailors on the globe took full advantage of the idyllic conditions - small kickers on the inside and flat water in between the ramps - to deliver a powerful and dynamic display - consisting of an impressive repertoire of jumps, sliding manoeuvres and the latest power moves as the women truly showed what they are capable of…


    Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) faced Oda Johanne (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) in a repeat of the first Single Elimination final after the Norwegian defeated Maaike Huvermann (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) in the semifinals with a strong display and she continued that form into the final.


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    Oda Johanne


    Johanne pushed Offringa all the way as she excelled in the Jeri-esque conditions to land a backloop and a sick skopu to challenge the Aruban for the top spot on the podium… however, Offringa was at her formidable best, despite the wind dropping slightly in the final, as the 10-time Freestyle World Champion continued to impress… landing a powerful burner, regular kono and a textbook one-handed double spock to keep Johanne at bay. Offringa remains in control for the event title, while Johanne has given herself a great chance of moving into 2nd place in the opening event of the season.


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    Offringa lays down the moves


    Vice-world champion - Maaike Huvermann - looked to be in great form in her opening heat of the day against Mio Anayama (Starboard / S2Maui) as she posted a heat total of 116 points. However, at the start of the semifinal against Johanne, the 20-year-old let a boat, which was clearing kitesurfers out of the contest area badly affect her mental state and as a result lost her style, focus and flow. Huvermann still finished 3rd after defeating Arrianne Aukes (Fanatic / NorthSails / Maui Ultra Fins) in the battle for 3rd and 4th, but must now find a way to mentally reset heading into tomorrow.


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    Maaike Huvermann


    Slalom


    After the completion of the Women’s Single Elimination II the world’s fastest sailors returned to action during the afternoon, just in time for the wind to go nuclear as gusts over 45 knots and an increase in swell rattled through the bay to send everyone reaching for their smallest gear. In some heats, things became something of a battle of survival before the wind dropped slightly and became gustier during the early evening.


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    Wavy Slalom


    Women’s


    Delphine Cousin Questel (Starboard / S2Maui) saw her lead slightly reduced yesterday, but the 26-year-old has increased her advantage again - to 4.3 points - at the end of day 4 after recording her 3rd bullet of the week in Elimination 5, which means she remains firmly on course to collect world title No.3.


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    Delphine Cousin Questel


    Sarah-Quita Offringa remains Cousin Questel’s closest rival and is still just about in touch after recovering from an 8th place in Elimination 5 - when crashing on the opening reach - by winning a hard-fought final in Elimination 6 as she just held off the searing challenge of Lilou Granier (Starboard / Severne).


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    Sarah-Quita Offringa


    The women’s top 5 remain unchanged from the start of the day with Lena Erdil (Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins) - 3rd - Maëlle Guilbaud (Patrik / Loftsails) - 4th - and Marion Mortefon (Fanatic / NorthSails) - 5th). Erdil could’ve been in contention for a 2nd place, but crashed her opening gybe when leading the last race of the day and had to settle for 7th.


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    Lena Erdil


    Meanwhile, Lilou Granier rises into 6th place after a superb day which saw the 17-year-old earn two brilliant second places and if she can continue that red-hot form then she has a legitimate chance of earning a maiden podium with the second discard to come.


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    Lilou Granier


    Fellow New Caledonian - Océane Lescadieu (NeilPryde) - also deserves a mention for somehow hanging onto a 6.4m for the entire afternoon, while the majority of the guys were on smaller. The 22-year-old was prominently placed in several races, but then understandably became overpowered at gybe marks to miss out on the Winners’ Finals.


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    Océane Lescadieu


    The PWA would also like to wish Sarah Jackson (RRD / Maui Ultra Fins) all the best after the 20-year-old was taken to hospital during the afternoon - the extent/seriousness of her injuries are not yet known, but we wish her a speedy and successful recovery.


    Men’s


    After 6 eliminations the big top 3 - Matteo Iachino (Starboard / Severne / Shamal Sunglasses), Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) and Pierre Mortefon (Fanatic / NorthSails / Chopper Fins) - have once again established themselves in the top positions.


    However, it is Iachino who is now in total control of the event after another sensational day. The 2016 world champion produced a superb overtaking manoeuvre in the Winners’ Final of Elimination 5 to overtake then leader - Arnon Dagan (RRD / NeilPryde) - as the Italian struck for his second bullet in 3 races, before claiming 2nd in Elimination 6 to open up an 8.7 point lead. Iachino’s performance up to now has been nothing short of exceptional - qualifying for every Winners’ Final and only finishing outside the top 3 once in that time. That means after 6 eliminations Iachino holds counting results of 1st, 1st, 2nd, 2nd and a 3rd.


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    Matteo Iachino


    Antoine Albeau remains in second place. AA was eliminated from Elimination 5 in the quarterfinals after a very uncharacteristic set of blunders in Heat 12, which saw the 24-time world champion drop an unheard of 3 out of the 4 gybes. Albeau then rode his luck to make the Winners’ Final of Elimination 6, but took full advantage of that luck by sealing his 3rd bullet of the event.


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    Antoine Albeau


    Pierre Mortefon moves into the top 3 for the first time this event after enjoying his best day of the week so far as the Frenchman claimed two 4th place finishes. The French continue to dominate the slalom scene at the moment with 5 of the top 10 sailors being from France - Albeau (2nd), Mortefon (3rd), Cedric Bordes (Tabou / GA Sails), who falls once place to 4th, Pascal Toselli (JP / Loftsails/ Chopper Fins), who climbs a further place to 5th and Antoine Questel (Starboard / S2Maui) - who completes the top 10.


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    Pierre Mortefon


    Elsewhere, Julien Quentel (Patrik / Avanti) revelled in the sometimes wavy slalom conditions as he too enjoyed by far his best day of the event. The 32-year-old chased home Matteo Iachino in Elimination 5 to finish 2nd before claiming an excellent 3rd in Elimination 6, which sees Quentel rise to 6th, which means Ben van der Steen (I-99 / Gun Sails) falls a couple of places to 7th.


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    Julien Quentel


    Having failed to make it past the quarterfinal stage in any of the first 3 races here - Ross Williams (Tabou / GA Sails / Shamals Sunglasses) - has produced a miraculous recovery since then. The Brit qualified for his first Winners’ Final of the week yesterday where he finished 6th, while he was bang on the money again today as he qualified for both WInners’ Finals. At the end of Day 2 Williams was ranked 24th, but after digging deep, when it could’ve been easy to throw in the towel, and finding a renewal in confidence and seemingly rediscovering his speed the 38-year-old has broken back into the top 10 - 8th at the close of day 4.


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    Ross Williams


    Jordy Vonk (Fanatic / NorthSails) remains in the top 10 - 9th - but had a day to forget after two quarterfinal exits. The second of which came in Heat 9 of Elimination 6, which saw 6 out of the sailors disqualified for premature starts.


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    Jordy Vonk


    Elsewhere, Malte Reuscher (Fanatic / NorthSails) moves into 11th place from 20th after performing brilliantly in the howling winds - finishing 10th and 5th today,


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    Malte Reuscher in the mix


    While Bruno Martini (RRD / Point-7 / AL360) enjoyed his best day of the season after securing 5th place in Elimination 5, and 14th in Elimination 6. However, things could’ve been a lot better as the Italian was leading the semifinal of race 6 before dropping his gybe and then was extremely unlucky to suffer a broken mast just minutes before the b-final. There are plenty of positives for the 24-year-old to take out of today.


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    Bruno Martini


    Diony Guadagnino (AHD / Loftsails) qualified for his first Winners’ Final of the event today after knocking on the door in the prior days. The Venezuelan claimed 6th in Elimination 5, while Sebastian Koerdel (Starboard / GA Sails) also booked his place in Heat 16 for the first time in Portugal.


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    Diony Guadagnino


    The wind and waves look set to continue tomorrow and based on the current WindGuru forecast the wind could easily each in excess of 40 knots again in the gusts, while the swell period and size is expected to increase as well. If tomorrow proves to be anything like today then it promises to be an absolute corker and you’ll be able to see it all live by tuning into www.pwaworldtour.com.


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    Current Ranking 2018 Viana PWA World Cup - Women’s Slalom
    *After Six Eliminations


    1st Delphine Cousin Questel (FRA - Starboard / S2Maui)

    2nd Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU - Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)

    3rd Lena Erdil (TUR - Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins)

    4th Maëlle Guilbaud (FRA - Patrik / Loftsails)

    5th Marion Mortefon (FRA - Fanatic / NorthSails)


    Current Ranking 2018 Viana PWA World Cup - Men’s Slalom
    *After Six Eliminations


    1st Matteo Iachino (ITA - Starboard / Severne / Shamal Sunglasses)

    2nd Antoine Albeau (FRA - RRD / NeilPryde)

    3rd Pierre Mortefon (FRA - Fanatic / NorthSails / Chopper Fins)

    4th Cedric Bordes (FRA - Tabou / GA Sails)

    5th Pascal Toselli (FRA - JP / Loftsails / Chopper Fins)

    6th Julien Quentel (SXM - Patrik / Avanti)

    7th Ben van der Steen (NED - I-99 / Gun Sails)

    8th Ross Williams (GBR - Tabou / GA Sails / Shamal Sunglasses)

    9th Jordy Vonk (NED - Fanatic / NorthSails)

    10th Antoine Questel (FRA - Starboard / S2Maui)


    Result Double Elimination I - 2018 Viana PWA World Cup - Women’s Freestyle


    1st Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU - Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)

    2nd Maaike Huvermann (NED - Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)

    3rd Oda Johanne (NOR - Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)

    4th Arrianne Aukes (NED - Fanatic / NorthSails / Maui Ultra Fins)

    5th Lena Erdil (TUR - Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins)


    Result Single Elimination II - 2018 Viana PWA World Cup - Women’s Freestyle


    1st Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU - Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)

    2nd Oda Johanne (NOR - Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)

    3rd Maaike Huvermann (NED - Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)

    4th Arrianne Aukes (NED - Fanatic / NorthSails / Maui Ultra Fins)

    5th Lena Erdil (TUR - Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins)


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  • Das war der gestrige Tag 5:


    The wind eased slightly on Day 5 of the 2018 Viana PWA World Cup, but that still saw the Women’s Freestyle fleet reaching for 4.0-4.4, while the slalom fleets were generally on 5.6-7m between the Men and Women. Delphine Cousin Questel (Starboard / S2Maui) and Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) have cemented their place at the top of rankings in Slalom and Freestyle respectively, while Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) is firmly back in contention for the Slalom event title after winning his 4th race in 7 eliminations.


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    Women's Finalists Lineup


    Freestyle


    Women’s


    Sarah-Quita Offringa successfully defended her Single Elimination crown for the second time this week to remain undefeated so far and it looks as though she will make the perfect start to the season in her quest to win an incredible 11th PWA Freestyle World Championship.


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    Sarah-Quita Offringa


    In the semifinals, Offringa will have seen Oda Johanne’s (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) almost faultless performance, which saw the Norwegian only register one failed attempt when initiating a move to post a heat score of 115.7 points to defeat Maaike Huvermann (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins).


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    Oda Johanne


    Offringa came flying out of the blocks though as she opened with a super stylish one-handed double spock before adding a planing forward loop, massive one-handed burner off of a ramp, regular kono and an explosive culo to defend her top spot, while Johanne didn’t quite reach the same heights in the final.


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    Oda Johanne


    Maaike Huvermann (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) regained her composure as she put together her usual stylish and flowing performance to earn 3rd place,


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    Maaike Huvermann


    While Arrianne Aukes (Fanatic / NorthSails / Maui Ultra Fins) remains in 4th place after bringing Johanna Rümenapp (I-99 / GunSails / Maui Ultra Fins) comeback to an end with an assured display in Heat 48.


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    Arrianne Aukes


    Meanwhile, despite going down to Aukes, Rümenapp can still be happy with her day's work after fighting back to 5th place in the second Double Elimination.


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    Johanna Rümenapp


    Slalom


    Women’s


    Delphine Cousin (Starboard / S2Maui) took another massive step towards world title No.3 today as she led from start to finish in Elimination 7 to claim her 4th bullet of the event to cement her name at the top of the event rankings. Cousin Questel ends day 5 with a 4.4 point advantage over Sarah-Quita Offringa, while she holds a huge 11.2 point cushion over Lena Erdil (Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins, so it would take a series of unbelievably bad luck or a catastrophic loss in form from herself and Offringa to be denied her 3rd world crown as a top 2 finish or better guarantees her the title.


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    Delphine Cousin Questel moves ever closer to Slalom World title No.3


    Offringa sailed solidly again to take home second place, while Marion Mortefon’s (Fanatic / NorthSails) second 3rd place of the event sees the 26-year-old rise one place to 4th. That result puts Mortefon firmly in contention for the event podium as she now trails Lena Erdil by just 0.7 of a point, but more crucially Mortefon climbs above Maëlle Guilbaud (FRA - Patrik / Loftsails) - who is 5th - and is now firmly on course to earn her place on the overall podium for the second consecutive season.


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    Marion Mortefon


    Erdil remains 3rd, but her podium position is a risk after a mini slump in form - finishing 6th and 7th in the last two races, which is quite unusual for her.


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    Lena Erdil


    At the start of the day - Lilou Granier (Starboard / Severne) - had the opportunity to bring herself into contention to challenge for the podium if she could maintain her excellent run of form, which had seen her record two 2nd places and a 4th from the previous 3 races, but unfortunately the 17-year-old fell at the first hurdle today as she was eliminated in the semifinals. Granier then won the b-final but remains in 6th place.


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    Lilou Granier


    Men’s


    With the second discard coming into play after the completion of Elimination 7 - Matteo Iachino (Starboard / Severne / Shamal Sunglasses) - has seen his lead at the top of the event rankings eroded to from 8.7 points, at the start of the day, to just 0.4 of a point at the close of play after Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde), who opted for 7.8m and medium board - recorded back-to-back bullets by claiming a decisive victory in Elimination 7, which was his 4th victory in 7 races. The race for the event title is now poised on a knife-edge.


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    Antoine Albeau celebrates bullet No.4


    Iachino hadn’t put a foot wrong up to now and another Winners’ Final certainly can’t go down as a bad result, but the Italian said that today was his first real mistake of the event after taking too smaller sail for the final. Iachino still looked to be in contention at the first mark, but then struggled to get away with the wind becoming flukey during the early evening and then dropped his gybe at the second to finish 7th - a result which he instantly discards.


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    Matteo Iachino


    With the conditions becoming a little bit tricky during the evening Pierre Mortefon (Fanatic / NorthSails / Chopper Fins) opted to come back to the beach during the countdown sequence of the Winners’ Final after fellow countryman - Alexandre Cousin (Patrik / GA Sails / Chopper Fins) - was disqualified for a premature start. At one point it looked as though Mortefon may then be late for the green flag, but he timed it perfectly and his decision to change fin paid off handsomely as he earned his second best result of the week - 3rd - which cements his place in the top 3.


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    Pierre Mortefon


    Mortefon now holds a 13 point advantage over Julien Quentel (Patrik / Avanti), who rises two places to 4th. The man from Saint Maarten made a slightly sluggish start to the event but has been in top form for the last 3 races - finishing 2nd, 3rd and 5th.


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    Julien Quentel leads the way


    Ben van der Steen (I-99 / Gun Sails) had fallen to 7th place this time yesterday, but reestablishes himself in the top 5 after claiming 4th place today, while Cedric Bordes (Tabou / GA Sails) falls a further two places to 6th after being eliminated in the quarterfinals as Cousin flew down the final reach to snatch the last qualifying position into the semis.


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    Ben van der Steen


    Meanwhile, Pascal Toselli (JP / Loftsails / Chopper Fins) also drops a couple of positions to 7th. The Frenchman was second in the second semifinal as the pack approached the opening buoy, but dropped his gybe to miss out on the Winners’ Final and eventually finished 16th for the elimination.


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    Pascal Toselli


    The top 10 is completed by Antoine Questel (Starboard / S2Maui), who climbs to 8th from 10th after his best result of the event in Elimination 7 - 2nd. Jordy Vonk (Fanatic / NorthSails) remains in 9th place after finishing 6th today and Ross Williams (Tabou / GA Sails / Shamal Sunglasses) in 10th after an 11th in Elimination 7.


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    Antoine Questel


    The forecast for tomorrow looks much lighter with ‘just’ 12-16 knots predicted at 4pm compared to just 15-21 knots today. However, with clear skies and the gradient wind still coming from the north-northwest that can easily equate into a sixth consecutive windy day. The skippers’ meeting for the Freestyle and Slalom has been called for 11am with the action commencing from 11:30am (GMT+1) onwards.


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    Current Ranking 2018 Viana PWA World Cup - Women’s Slalom
    *After Seven Eliminations


    1st Delphine Cousin Questel (FRA - Starboard / S2Maui)

    2nd Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU - Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)

    3rd Lena Erdil (TUR - Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins)

    4th Marion Mortefon (FRA - Fanatic / NorthSails)

    5th Maëlle Guilbaud (FRA - Patrik / Loftsails)


    Current Ranking 2018 Viana PWA World Cup - Men’s Slalom
    *After Seven Eliminations


    1st Matteo Iachino (ITA - Starboard / Severne / Shamal Sunglasses)

    2nd Antoine Albeau (FRA - RRD / NeilPryde)

    3rd Pierre Mortefon (FRA - Fanatic / NorthSails / Chopper Fins)

    4th Julien Quentel (SXM - Patrik / Avanti)

    5th Ben van der Steen (NED - I-99 / Gun Sails)

    6th Cedric Bordes (FRA - Tabou / GA Sails)

    7th Pascal Toselli (FRA - JP / Loftsails / Chopper Fins)

    8th Antoine Questel (FRA - Starboard / S2Maui)

    9th Jordy Vonk (NED - Fanatic / NorthSails)

    10th Ross Williams (GBR - Tabou / GA Sails / Shamal Sunglasses)


    Result Double Elimination I - 2018 Viana PWA World Cup - Women’s Freestyle


    1st Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU - Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)

    2nd Maaike Huvermann (NED - Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)

    3rd Oda Johanne (NOR - Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)

    4th Arrianne Aukes (NED - Fanatic / NorthSails / Maui Ultra Fins)

    5th Lena Erdil (TUR - Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins)


    Result Double Elimination II - 2018 Viana PWA World Cup - Women’s Freestyle


    1st Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU - Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)

    2nd Oda Johanne (NOR - Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)

    3rd Maaike Huvermann (NED - Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)

    4th Arrianne Aukes (NED - Fanatic / NorthSails / Maui Ultra Fins)

    5th Johanna Rümenapp (GER - I-99 / GunSails / Maui Ultra Fins)

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  • Das war Tag 5:


    Portugal

    The wind looked as though it was going to kick in again during the early afternoon on Day 6 of the Viana PWA World Cup, but while gusts of over 20 knots were recorded the inconsistent nature of the wind meant that it wasn’t suitable for competition - meaning for the first time this week no official contest was completed.


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    Cruising in the beautiful Viana do Castelo


    However, today was another stunning day in Portugal with wall-to-wall sunshine, which saw the mercury rise above 30 degrees Celsius, and with a few small waves left over this morning several sailors took to the water for a surf, SUP or foil.


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    Antoine Albeau morning foil SUP


    During the afternoon many sailors ventured out on to the water, but while the wind was fine for free sailing it wasn’t appropriate for racing, so after waiting on standby for most of the afternoon the sailors were finally released for the day at 5:30pm.


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    Marco Lang & Tristan Algret


    The forecast for the last couple of days of the event currently doesn’t look as promising as earlier in the week with just 8-10 knots forecast for 4pm on both Tuesday and Wednesday. However, there is still a chance the thermal could kick in on either day and as long as it is stable enough there is certainly still scope for further racing. The skippers’ meeting has been called for 11am tomorrow morning with a first possible start of 11:30am (GMT+1).


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    Current Ranking 2018 Viana PWA World Cup - Women’s Slalom
    *After Seven Eliminations


    1st Delphine Cousin Questel (FRA - Starboard / S2Maui)

    2nd Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU - Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)

    3rd Lena Erdil (TUR - Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins)

    4th Marion Mortefon (FRA - Fanatic / NorthSails)

    5th Maëlle Guilbaud (FRA - Patrik / Loftsails)


    Current Ranking 2018 Viana PWA World Cup - Men’s Slalom
    *After Seven Eliminations


    1st Matteo Iachino (ITA - Starboard / Severne / Shamal Sunglasses)

    2nd Antoine Albeau (FRA - RRD / NeilPryde)

    3rd Pierre Mortefon (FRA - Fanatic / NorthSails / Chopper Fins)

    4th Julien Quentel (SXM - Patrik / Avanti)

    5th Ben van der Steen (NED - I-99 / Gun Sails)

    6th Cedric Bordes (FRA - Tabou / GA Sails)

    7th Pascal Toselli (FRA - JP / Loftsails / Chopper Fins)

    8th Antoine Questel (FRA - Starboard / S2Maui)

    9th Jordy Vonk (NED - Fanatic / NorthSails)

    10th Ross Williams (GBR - Tabou / GA Sails / Shamal Sunglasses)


    Result Double Elimination I - 2018 Viana PWA World Cup - Women’s Freestyle


    1st Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU - Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)

    2nd Maaike Huvermann (NED - Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)

    3rd Oda Johanne (NOR - Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)

    4th Arrianne Aukes (NED - Fanatic / NorthSails / Maui Ultra Fins)

    5th Lena Erdil (TUR - Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins)


    Result Double Elimination II - 2018 Viana PWA World Cup - Women’s Freestyle


    1st Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU - Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)

    2nd Oda Johanne (NOR - Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)

    3rd Maaike Huvermann (NED - Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)

    4th Arrianne Aukes (NED - Fanatic / NorthSails / Maui Ultra Fins)

    5th Johanna Rümenapp (GER - I-99 / GunSails / Maui Ultra Fins)

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  • Das war Tag 7:


    With the Women’s Freestyle fleet officially being released in the morning on Day 7 of the Viana PWA World Cup, Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) is now officially the champion of this year’s event, while making the perfect start in her quest for an incredible 11th PWA Freestyle World Championship.


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    Sarah-Quita Offringa


    For the slalom fleet the wait goes on, but today the wind never really threatened to kick in and with a similar looking forecast for tomorrow it looks unlikely that the results will change from here - however - as always anything can happen…


    Offringa excelled again as she exuded her usual, unique style and showed that over the winter she has once again taken her sailing to another level. The 14-time world champion - 10 Freestyle & 4 Slalom - is now on course to retain her much loved title. After making the perfect start we caught up for a few words with the Aruban gem:


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    Sarah-Quita Offringa turns on the style


    Sarah-Quita Offringa: ”I’m very happy to win the event obviously. I put more time into freestyle this year as I decided not to do slalom because I felt like I was dividing my time too much between disciplines, which also made me feel like I wasn’t improving in any of them. And I realised that I really wanted to get better at freestyle.


    The conditions were great - different to Fuerteventura - and any other events we’ve ever had so I think we showed a really high level of freestyle and that’s the most important thing for me… to show that as women we can also perform at a high level. It was great to see Maaike [Huvermann, Oda [Johanne], Arrianne [Aukes] performing really well and also to see girls like Johanna [Rümenapp], Lena [Erdil] and Sarah [Jackson] also competing. I know we have received some sh*t about that, but I think it was an extremely important event for us.”


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    The skippers’ meeting for the Slalom has been called for 1pmtomorrow afternoon with a first possible start at 1:30pm (GMT+1) with the wind forecast looking light.


    You can stay up to date with all the latest developments from Portugal - including the live stream, elimination ladders, entry list, images and live ticker simply by clicking HERE and scrolling to the bottom of the page.


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    Current Ranking 2018 Viana PWA World Cup - Women’s Slalom
    *After Seven Eliminations


    1st Delphine Cousin Questel (FRA - Starboard / S2Maui)

    2nd Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU - Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)

    3rd Lena Erdil (TUR - Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins)

    4th Marion Mortefon (FRA - Fanatic / NorthSails)

    5th Maëlle Guilbaud (FRA - Patrik / Loftsails)


    Current Ranking 2018 Viana PWA World Cup - Men’s Slalom
    *After Seven Eliminations


    1st Matteo Iachino (ITA - Starboard / Severne / Shamal Sunglasses)

    2nd Antoine Albeau (FRA - RRD / NeilPryde)

    3rd Pierre Mortefon (FRA - Fanatic / NorthSails / Chopper Fins)

    4th Julien Quentel (SXM - Patrik / Avanti)

    5th Ben van der Steen (NED - I-99 / Gun Sails)

    6th Cedric Bordes (FRA - Tabou / GA Sails)

    7th Pascal Toselli (FRA - JP / Loftsails / Chopper Fins)

    8th Antoine Questel (FRA - Starboard / S2Maui)

    9th Jordy Vonk (NED - Fanatic / NorthSails)

    10th Ross Williams (GBR - Tabou / GA Sails / Shamal Sunglasses)


    Result 2018 Viana PWA World Cup - Women’s Freestyle


    1st Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU - Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)

    2nd Maaike Huvermann (NED - Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)

    3rd Oda Johanne (NOR - Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)

    4th Arrianne Aukes (NED - Fanatic / NorthSails / Maui Ultra Fins)

    5th Johanna Rümenapp (GER - I-99 / GunSails / Maui Ultra Fins)

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  • Das war Tag 8:


    During the morning of the final day of the 2018 Viana PWA World Cup many of the sailors were taken on a tour of the beautiful Viana do Castelo. Upon arrival back to the event site there was a hint of wind that gave some hope that a final race could be held, however, no sooner had it threatened to kick in, it backed off.


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    Sailors on tour


    With the conditions not improving the sailors were released shortly after 3pm meaning that Delphine Cousin Questel (Starboard / S2Maui) is officially the hugely deserved 2018 Women’s PWA Slalom World Champion. The 26-year-old has barely put a foot wrong this season and walks away with a clean sweep having won every event.


    Delphine Cousin Questel on winning her 3rd Slalom World Title: “I’m super happy because my last world title was in 2014, so I’ve been trying to reach this goal since 4 years now. I’m also really happy because we had really nice conditions, not just here but also in Japan and South Korea, so even though there’s only 3 events they were great events. I didn’t make many mistakes this season and I managed to win every event so I’m really happy about that.”


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    Delphine Cousin Questek


    Meanwhile, Matteo Iachino (Starboard / Severne / Shamal Sunglasses), maintains control of the title race in the Men’s Slalom as he walks away from Portugal with his second event of the season, but Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) is only 100 points behind, while Pierre Mortefon (Fanatic / NorthSails / Chopper Fins) completes the event and overall top 3.


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    Matteo Iachino


    We’ll be back on Friday with a full review of the event and also analyse what happens to the overall rankings after Portugal.


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    Ranking 2018 Viana PWA World Cup - Women’s Slalom


    1st Delphine Cousin Questel (FRA - Starboard / S2Maui)

    2nd Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU - Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)

    3rd Lena Erdil (TUR - Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins)

    4th Marion Mortefon (FRA - Fanatic / NorthSails)

    5th Maëlle Guilbaud (FRA - Patrik / Loftsails)


    Ranking 2018 Viana PWA World Cup - Men’s Slalom


    1st Matteo Iachino (ITA - Starboard / Severne / Shamal Sunglasses)

    2nd Antoine Albeau (FRA - RRD / NeilPryde)

    3rd Pierre Mortefon (FRA - Fanatic / NorthSails / Chopper Fins)

    4th Julien Quentel (SXM - Patrik / Avanti)

    5th Ben van der Steen (NED - I-99 / Gun Sails)

    6th Cedric Bordes (FRA - Tabou / GA Sails)

    7th Pascal Toselli (FRA - JP / Loftsails / Chopper Fins)

    8th Antoine Questel (FRA - Starboard / S2Maui)

    9th Jordy Vonk (NED - Fanatic / NorthSails)

    10th Ross Williams (GBR - Tabou / GA Sails / Shamal Sunglasses)


    Ranking 2018 Viana PWA World Cup - Women’s Freestyle


    1st Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU - Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)

    2nd Maaike Huvermann (NED - Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)

    3rd Oda Johanne (NOR - Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)

    4th Arrianne Aukes (NED - Fanatic / NorthSails / Maui Ultra Fins)

    5th Johanna Rümenapp (GER - I-99 / GunSails / Maui Ultra Fins)

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  • Das war es:


    Over the last 8 days Cabedelo Beach, Viana do Castelo, has enhanced its reputation as one of the best windsurfing locations in Europe - combining stunning scenery and a rich local history with world class conditions for both slalom and freestyle, while the potential for wave sailing was also equally apparent.


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    Wavy Slalom


    Many of the world’s top sailors considered the 2018 Viana PWA World Cup to be some of the best conditions they have ever competed in, which is the highest testament you can pay to Viana do Castelo. At the end of an enthralling event, 7 eliminations were completed in the Men’s and Women’s Slalom, while two double eliminations were completed in the Women’s Freestyle in winds of 25-45 knots.


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    All the sailors


    Slalom


    Women’s


    Delphine Cousin (Starboard / S2Maui) regains her slalom world title for the first time since 2014 after completing a clean sweep of event victories for 2018 as she once again proved too good in Portugal to claim a hugely deserved victory. The 26-year-old barely put a foot wrong this year and finished the final event of the year with 4 bullets from 7, while she finished out the top two just twice in that time.


    Delphine Cousin Questel on winning her 3rd Slalom World Title: “I’m super happy because my last world title was in 2014, so I’ve been trying to reach this goal since 4 years now. I’m also really happy because we had really nice conditions, not just here but also in Japan and South Korea, so even though there are only 3 events they were great events. I didn’t make many mistakes this season and I managed to win every event so I’m really happy about that.”


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    Delphine Cousin Questel - 2018 Women's PWA Slalom World Champion


    Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) improved in each of her first 3 races in Portugal with results reading 3rd, 2nd and a 1st, before having a minor mid-event blip with a 5th and an 8th. However, the 4-time Slalom World Champion ended the event in style with a further bullet and a 2nd to finish in second place for the 2018 Viana PWA World Cup.


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    Sarah-Quita Offringa


    Meanwhile, Lena Erdil (Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins) returns to the prestigious overall podium - having narrowly missed out last year when suffering an injury in the final event of 2017 - to end 2018 as the vice-world champion after earning 3rd place in Portugal. The 29-year-old showed glimpses that she could seriously challenge for the title, but a few errors resulted in her title challenge fading and Erdil promises to back even stronger in 2019.


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    Lena Erdil


    Marion Mortefon (Fanatic / NorthSails) did excellently to recover from a sluggish start, which saw her fail to qualify for the opening Winners’ Final, while only mustering 7th and 5th places in the next two races, which threatened to put her place on the overall podium at risk. However, Mortefon responded brilliantly with a bullet, two 3rds and a 5th to steady the ship and deny Maëlle Guilbadud (Patrik / Loftsails) a place on the overall podium as she completes the podium for the second season in a row.


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    Overall Top 3 - Lena Erdil, Delphine Cousin Questel & Marion Mortefon (left to right)


    However, Guilbaud will still end the season on a high as she continues to improve - finishing 4th overall compared to 5th in 2017.


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    Maëlle Guilbaud


    Esther de Geus (Fanatic / NorthSails) also climbs the overall rankings by one place from 2017 as the 26-year-old breaks into the top 5 for the first time.


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    Esther de Geus


    Meanwhile, Lilou Granier (Starboard / Severne) threatened to challenge for the podium in Portugal after hitting a purple patch of form during the middle of the event, which saw her finish 2nd in races 5 and 6 but then surprisingly missed out on the Winners’ Final in the next race to end her chances this time around - finishing 6th - but she certainly looks like one to keep an eye on in the coming seasons.


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    Lilou Granier


    Men’s


    Matteo Iachino (Starboard / Severne / Shamal Sunglasses) maintains his lead at the top of the overall rankings after producing an exceptional performance in Portugal, which saw the Italian qualify for every Winners’ Final - the only man to do so. On his way to back-to-back victories the 28-year-old recorded two bullets, while only finishing outside of the top 3 twice and if he maintains that level of consistency he will prove a hard man to catch. At the end of the event Iachino said: “This has been the best World Cup event I have ever competed in and to it is just amazing.”


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    Matteo Iachino


    The Power of the Bullet


    At the end of Day 4 Matteo Iachino held an 8.7 point advantage over Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) in second place, but by the end of Day 5 Albeau had reduced that gap to just 0.4 of a point after the Frenchman claimed back-to-back bullets. Albeau made some uncharacteristic mistakes at times - including in Heat 12 of Elimination 5 when AA dropped an almost unheard of 3 out of 4 gybes. However, it is Albeau’s ruthless streak, which has seen him win 24 world titles, and his ability to win races - 4 from 7 here - almost saw him overturn Iachino’s lead as he demonstrated the power a race victory holds. Albeau trails Iachino by just 100 points after 4 events and they look set for an epic battle to decide this year’s world crown.


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    Antoine Albeau


    Pierre Mortefon (Fanatic / NorthSails / Chopper Fins) walks away from Portugal by earning his 3rd podium from 4 events this season as the Big Top 3 once again established themselves in the top 3 positions. Mortefon missed out on the opening Winners’ Final by bouncing back with a solid 2nd place only to then be eliminated in the quarterfinals of Elimination 3 to put the 28-year-old under a bit of pressure. However, Mortefon responded brilliantly under that pressure as he went on a run that saw him not finish out the top 5 in the remaining 4 races, which cements his 3rd place in the overall rankings as well.



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    Pierre Mortefon


    Julien Quentel (Patrik / Avanti) continues to improve with each event this season and after a slow start here the man from Saint Maarten fought back to earn 4th place, which sees him rise one place in the overalls to 5th.


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    Julien Quentel


    Ben van der Steen (I-99 / Gun Sails) earns his best finish since 2015 as the Dutchman claims 5th place here after qualifying for 3 Winners’ Finals - almost winning the first elimination - while backing those top 8 finishes up with a 9th and 11th.


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    Ben van der Steen


    Cedric Bordes (Tabou / GA Sails) led the event after the opening day of racing after recording his first bullet of the season and a 5th place, but couldn’t quite keep up with the pace up top - eventually finishing 6th which is the Frenchman’s best result of the season and sees him break into the overall top 10 - 9th.


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    Cedric Bordes


    Pascal Toselli (JP / Loftsails) discards his 7th place here and remains in a clear 4th place, while losing a bit of ground on the top 3. The Frenchman tweaked his shoulder the day before the contest, which could be part of the reason he ‘only’ qualified for 2 out of 7 Winners’ Finals this time around.


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    Pascal Toselli


    Meanwhile, Antoine Questel (Starboard / S2Maui) looked exceptionally quick in the extreme conditions which transcribed into the 33-year-old recording his first top 10 finish of the season - 8th - while Jordy Vonk (Fanatic / NorthSails) earned his 4th top 10 finish in as many events - 9th - to cement his place in 6th in the overalls.


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    Antoine Questel


    Ross Williams (Tabou / GA Sails / Shamal Sunglasses) completes the top 10 in Portugal after showing a lot of grit and determination, which saw the Brit fail to get past the quarterfinals stage in any of the opening 3 eliminations. The Brit then qualified for 3 Winners’ Finals and a b-final to bounce back. Williams is 7th after 4 events.


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    Ross Williams


    Elsewhere, Tristan Algret (Starboard / Severne / Chopper Fins) remains in the overall top 10 - 8th - but walks away from Portugal with his worst result of the season - 20th - after a bright start, while Mateus Isaac (JP / NeilPryde) breaks into the overall top 10.


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    Mateus Isaac


    Bruno Martini (RRD / Point-7) was finally able to link together the glimpses of potential he has shown over the last couple of seasons and just misses out on a top 10 finish in 11th, while the top 16 was completed by Finian Maynard (I-99), Cyril Moussilmani (RRD / Severne), Diony Guadagnino (AHD Loftsails), Maciek Rutkowski (I-99 / Challenger Sails) and Malte Reuscher (Fanatic / NorthSails).


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    Bruno Martini


    Freestyle


    The Women produced the highest level of Women’s Freestyle ever seen on PWA World Tour as the top female sailors on the globe took full advantage of the idyllic conditions to deliver a powerful and dynamic display - consisting of an impressive repertoire of jumps, sliding manoeuvres and the latest power moves as the women truly showed what they are capable of…


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    Sarah-Quita Offringa


    But there was still a familiar name at the top of the podium as Sarah-Quita Offringa made the perfect start in her quest to win an incredible 11th PWA Freestyle World Championship - which would be her 15th overall - as she won every heat during the two double eliminations to show that she is still the undisputed Queen of Freestyle.


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    Sarah-Quita Offringa


    Maaike Huvermann (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) takes home second place here after beating Oda Johanne (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) in a sail off. The 20-year-old definitely improved her performance as the competition progressed and seemingly tends to perform better under pressure.


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    Maaike Huvermann


    Oda Johanne completes the podium and maybe slightly aggrieved to miss out on 2nd place by way of a sail off after beating Huvermann more times during the two double eliminations, However, they can all be proud of how they sailed and there should be more close battles ahead when they meet again in Fuerteventura.


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    Oda Johanne


    Meanwhile, Arrianne Aukes (Fanatic / NorthSails / Maui Ultra Fins) starts the season with a solid 4th place, but blew a bit hot and cold this time around.


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    Arrianne Aukes


    Johanna Rümenapp (I-99 / Gun Sails / Maui Ultra Fins) walks away from her opening event on the world tour with an excellent 5th place after fighting back through the double elimination.


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    Johanna Rümenapp


    The PWA would like to extend their thanks to Feel Viana for their hospitality and to all the organisers and locals of Viana do Castelo for making this event possible. It’s certainly an event that will live long in the memory and we hope to return next year.


    You can review all the action from Portugal — including the live stream, elimination ladders, entry list, images and live ticker simply click HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page.


    Where’s Next on the PWA World Tour?


    After a busy start to the season, there is now a few weeks break before the wave fleet will take centre stage for the first time this year for the Gran Canaria Wind & Waves Festival (15th-21st July).


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    Overall Ranking 2018 Women’s PWA Slalom World Tour


    1st Delphine Cousin Questel (FRA - Starboard / S2Maui)

    2nd Lena Erdil (TUR - Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins)

    3rd Marion Mortefon (FRA - Fanatic / NorthSails)

    4th Maëlle Guilbaud (FRA - Patrik / Loftsails)

    5th Esther de Geus (Fanatic / NorthSails)


    Ranking 2018 Viana PWA World Cup - Women’s Slalom


    1st Delphine Cousin Questel (FRA - Starboard / S2Maui)

    2nd Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU - Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)

    3rd Lena Erdil (TUR - Starboard / Point-7 / AL360 / Chopper Fins)

    4th Marion Mortefon (FRA - Fanatic / NorthSails)

    5th Maëlle Guilbaud (FRA - Patrik / Loftsails)


    Ranking 2018 Viana PWA World Cup - Men’s Slalom


    1st Matteo Iachino (ITA - Starboard / Severne / Shamal Sunglasses)

    2nd Antoine Albeau (FRA - RRD / NeilPryde)

    3rd Pierre Mortefon (FRA - Fanatic / NorthSails / Chopper Fins)

    4th Julien Quentel (SXM - Patrik / Avanti)

    5th Ben van der Steen (NED - I-99 / Gun Sails)

    6th Cedric Bordes (FRA - Tabou / GA Sails)

    7th Pascal Toselli (FRA - JP / Loftsails / Chopper Fins)

    8th Antoine Questel (FRA - Starboard / S2Maui)

    9th Jordy Vonk (NED - Fanatic / NorthSails)

    10th Ross Williams (GBR - Tabou / GA Sails / Shamal Sunglasses)


    Ranking 2018 Viana PWA World Cup - Women’s Freestyle


    1st Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU - Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)

    2nd Maaike Huvermann (NED - Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)

    3rd Oda Johanne (NOR - Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)

    4th Arrianne Aukes (NED - Fanatic / NorthSails / Maui Ultra Fins)

    5th Johanna Rümenapp (GER - I-99 / GunSails / Maui Ultra Fins)

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  • Windtechnisch super Event !

    Die Livestreams waren glaube ich mit die besten bisher, mehrere Kamerapositionen, Drohne.....so muss das aussehen.


    link


    Winners Final Tag 5 bei 7:52:00

    coole Jibe 07: 16: 30 Quentel :thumbup::P