Fly! ANA Yokosuka, Miura Windsurf World Cup 2022

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  • beeindruckend wie die mit foil bei 30 knoten unterwegs sind, Jody Vonck hatte mit Finne keine Chance bei dem B-Finale, obwohl er immer 1. an der ersten Tonne war...

    habe ich mir auch gerade gedacht. Wahnsinn wie schnell die Foils geworden sind. Vor einem Jahr beim PWA in Israel war noch die Rede von 1.5 bis 2 ktn Vorteil für die Finnenfahrer auf der geraden. Beim obigen Rennen sind Foil und Finne quasi gleich schnell auf der Geraden.


    P.S: Saustarke Kameraaufnahmen aus allen Perspektiven - so will man PWA im Livestream sehen. :thumbup:

  • quälen würde ich das nicht wirklich nennen, ich persönlich finde ja Finne nach wie vor ästhetischer/spannender, aber unbestritten ist, dass Foil mittlerweile überall schneller ist

  • Die Foil Aktion finde ich mittlerweile sehr spannend, steht der Finne in nichts nach.

    Besonders wenn ein paar Foiler gleichzeitig an der Tonne ankommen.

    Und die Abflüge sind Spektakulär.

  • Jedenfalls sehen wir neue Sieger (Marotti), neue Weltmeister (Rutkowski), einen neuen Hotshot (Soe) und kleinere Marken, die plötzlich ganz vorne sind (FMX, Challenger, Future Fly), also insgesamt viel spannende Entwicklungen. Und Goyard ist nicht mehr unantastbar auf dem Foil.

  • Bin mir relativ sicher, dass Marotti, Rutkowski und Martini die Namen sind, die nicht "nur" wegen Foil vorn zu sehen sind. Die sind einfach so gut ;-)

  • Bei Martini würde ich das nicht ganz so sehen, den kann man sicher nicht in einem Atemzug mit Marotti und Rutkowski nennen, allerdings war er bei der One Hour am Gardasee top.

  • Bei Martini würde ich das nicht ganz so sehen, den kann man sicher nicht in einem Atemzug mit Marotti und Rutkowski nennen, allerdings war er bei der One Hour am Gardasee top.

    In Kroatien hat Martini gewonnen ;-)

    Seis drum, es ist auf jeden Fall spannend und in den Top 10 kann viel passieren.

  • Das war der Tag 5:


    A day of the highest drama sees Marion Mortefon & Maciek Rutkowski crowned World Champions, whilst Enrico Marotti wins first event on World Tour


    You couldn’t have scripted the drama that unfolded on the final day of the 2022 Fly! ANA Yokosuka, Miura Windsurf World Cup as emotions reached boiling point in the race for the World titles. The racing itself took place in 6-12 knots of wind meaning textbook gybes and perfectly timed starts were the order of the day in order to succeed as dropping off the foil would usually lead to elimination.


    Slalom


    Women’s


    For the first time this week Marion Mortefon (Fanatic / Duotone) missed out on a place in the Winners’ Final, which was somewhat of a shock given she had not finished outside the top 3 in the opening 4 eliminations. However, having built a solid 6.6 point lead there was little cause for worry and as soon as it was announced that the racing had officially been called off it was quickly apparent that she was deservedly the 2022 Women’s PWA Slalom World Champion. Mortefon has performed on a different level to everyone else this week and a second world title is her just reward.


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    Marion Mortefon becomes World Champion for a second time


    Justine Lemeteyer (FMX Racing / S2Maui / LOKEFOIL) made an extremely impressive debut on the full PWA World Tour, which saw her qualify for every Winners’ Final, whilst not finishing worse than fifth once. That level of consistency deservedly sees her crowned the vice-world champion and she is certainly one to watch closely in the coming seasons.


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    Justine Lemeteyer


    Delphine Cousin Questel (FMX Racing / S2Maui) claimed the closing bullet of the week, which proved to be crucial in deciding the final position on the prestigious overall podium. The 5-time world champion started the day in 6th place, but with that bullet she leapfrogs Ma Kwan Ching, Blanca Alabau (Starboard / Severne Sails) and Helle Oppedal (Starboard / Severne Sails) to complete an all French overall top 3, whilst Oppedal agonisingly misses out by just 0.6 of a point.


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    Delphine Cousin Questel signs off with a bullet


    Men’s


    World Title


    The race for the Men’s World title took an unbelievable twist as Maciek Rutkowski (FMX Racing / Challenger Sails) was eliminated in the quarterfinals after hitting a plastic bag when prominently placed on the opening reach of Heat 9. Rutkowski was left understandably livid and heartbroken as it appeared that his world title aspirations were now in tatters, whilst it potentially opened up the draw for Matteo Iachino (Starboard / Severne Sails), Enrico Marotti (JP / NeilPryde) and Amado Vrieswijk (Future Fly / Severne Sails) depending on how results unfolded.


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    Matteo Iachino & Amado Vrieswijk in the mix


    After a few quick calculations it soon became apparent that Rutkowski was still in with a great chance of becoming World Champion, the only difference now being that he would be totally powerless in having a say on the outcome, so he would have to agonisingly watch from the beach and pray that results fell in his favour. Rutkowski just missed out on the event title in Sylt after being pipped to the top spot on the podium by - Amado Vrieswijk - and it looked as though history may repeat itself in a horrible turn of events.


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    Maciek Rutkowski up in arms


    With Rutkowski’s main rival for the title - Matteo Iachino - safely qualifying for the Winners’ Final the world title would all come down to that one heat, and with it now mathematically impossible for Iachino to finish worse than third it would be a straight fight between them. However, it would still be a tall order for Iachino to come out on top as the Italian either needed to beat Nicolas Goyard (Phantom / Phantom Sails / Phantom Foils) by at least two places, so that he would move into second place and pip Rutkowski to the title. The only other hope for Iachino was for Johan Soe (FMX Racing / Point-7) to finish in the top 3, which would’ve seen the Dane leapfrog Rutkowski and deny him the title.


    Soe Near, Soe Far


    In the end, things didn’t quite go Iachino’s way in the final with the 2016 World Champion ‘only’ finishing 5th, but Rutkowski was still made to sweat it out as Johan Soe chased Mateus Isaac (Severne / Severne Sails) down the final straight hunting for the third place which would derail Rutkowski’s dream, whilst making Iachino’s. Isaac would hold on though and Rutkowski could finally breathe a huge sigh of relief after surviving an almost unbearable rollercoaster ride as he was officially crowned the 2022 Men’s PWA Slalom World Champion! Ironically Isaac inadvertently denied his teammate the world title, whilst if the standings between Isaac and Soe were reversed, it would have Soe denying his teammate.


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    A tale of two emotions - the tiebreaker decider announced - Matteo Iachino (left) & Maciek Rutkowski (right)


    The loss will obviously hurt Iachino, who also came agonisingly close to a second world crown in 2019, but you can expect to see him challenging for top honours again next season.


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    Matteo Iachino reflects


    Marotti Tastes Victory For The First Time


    Away from the world title race, there was a separate, equally exciting battle for the event title between Enrico Marotti and Nicolas Goyard. Before the final there was just 0.7 of a point between them, so it would be a straight fight between the two top ranked sailors and the final certainly didn’t disappoint as they went rail-to-rail in a classic race. Marotti did brilliantly to hold his nerve under intense pressure as the Croat signed off the event in style by claiming his second bullet of the week, but more importantly it secured him his maiden victory on the World Tour, which sees him ranked third in the overall rankings.


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    Enrico Marotti seals the deal


    Goyard walks away from the event in second place, whilst Iachino completes the overall podium,


    Today also marks the end of a legendary career for the one and only Antoine Albeau (JP / NeilPryde), who brings down the curtain on a career spanning 3 decades. Albeau goes down in history as one of the greatest windsurfers in history - having won 25 world titles across multiple disciplines, whilst he still remains the fastest windsurfer on the planet with his world record. From everyone at the PWA we would like to wish Antoine all the best for the future and congratulate him on an unbelievable career.


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    A moment of gratitude for Antoine Albeau


    We’ll take a full look at the event rankings in the event summary in a couple of days time. For now we’d like to pass on a huge congratulations to the newly crowned world champions, whilst also paying a huge thanks to the event organisers and volunteers for making the event possible.


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    Result 2022 Fly! ANA Yokosuka, Miura Windsurf World Cup - Women’s Slalom


    1st Marion Mortefon | FRA (Fanatic / Duotone)

    2nd Justine Lemeteyer | FRA (FMX Racing / S2Maui / LOKEFOIL)

    3rd Delphine Cousin Questel | FRA (FMX Racing / S2Maui)

    4th Helle Oppedal | NOR (Starboard / Severne Sails)

    5th Blanca Alabau | ESP (Starboard / Severne Sails)

    6th Ma Kwan Ching | HK

    7th Sarah-Quita Offringa | ARU (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)

    8th Jenna Gibson | GBR (Fanatic/ Duotone)

    9th Rina Niijima | JPN

    10th Veerle ten Have | NZL


    Overall Ranking 2022 PWA World Tour - Women’s Slalom


    1st Marion Mortefon | FRA (Fanatic / Duotone)

    2nd Justine Lemeteyer | FRA (FMX Racing / S2Maui / LOKEFOIL)

    3rd Delphine Cousin Questel | FRA (FMX Racing / S2Maui)

    4th Helle Oppedal | NOR (Starboard / Severne Sails)

    5th Blanca Alabau | ESP (Starboard / Severne Sails)

    6th Ma Kwan Ching | HK

    7th Sarah-Quita Offringa | ARU (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)

    8th Jenna Gibson | GBR (Fanatic/ Duotone)

    9th Rina Niijima | JPN

    10th Veerle ten Have | NZL


    Result 2022 Fly! ANA Yokosuka, Miura Windsurf World Cup - Men’s Slalom


    1st Enrico Marotti | CRO (JP / NeilPryde)

    2nd Nicolas Goyard | FRA (Phantom / Phantom Sails / Phantom Foils)

    3rd Matteo Iachino | ITA (Starboard / Severne Sails)

    4th Maciek Rutkowski | POL (FMX Racing / Challenger Sails)

    5th Johan Soe | DEN (FMX Racing / Point-7)

    6th Mateus Isaac | BRA (Severne / Severne Sails)

    7th Amado Vrieswijk | NB (Future Fly / Severne Sails)

    8th Pierre Mortefon | FRA (Fanatic / Duotone / Chopper Fins / Phantom Foils)

    9th Basile Jacquin | FRA (FMX Racing / Point-7)

    10th Jordy Vonk | NED (Fanatic / Duotone)


    Overall Ranking 2022 PWA World Tour - Men’s Slalom


    1st Maciek Rutkowski | POL (FMX Racing / Challenger Sails)

    2nd Matteo Iachino | ITA (Starboard / Severne Sails)

    3rd Enrico Marotti | CRO (JP / NeilPryde)

    4th Amado Vrieswijk | NB (Future Fly / Severne Sails)

    5th Nicolas Goyard | FRA (Phantom / Phantom Sails / Phantom Foils)

    6th Mateus Isaac | BRA (Severne / Severne Sails)

    7th Pierre Mortefon | FRA (Fanatic / Duotone / Chopper Fins / Phantom Foils)

    8th Johan Soe | DEN (FMX Racing / Point-7)

    9th Jordy Vonk | NED (Fanatic / Duotone)

    10th Sebastian Kördel | GER (Starboard / Severne Sails)

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    Verbrauch derzeit:
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    595812.png, mit R107.
    896532.png, mit E28.

  • Spektakuläre Rennen am vorletzten Tag, inbesondere in den früheren Runden. A und B Finale dann schon mit etwas nachlassendem Wind und damit Vorteil für Foil. In jedem Heat waren sowohl Finne als auch Foil vertreten, was zu mehr Positionswechsel geführt hat und in meiner Augen den Unterhaltungswert gesteigert hat.

    Am letzten Tag dann Bedingungen am unteren Limit und weniger spektakuläre Rennen, aber zum Schluss ein spannendes Finale um den Event-Sieg und Meisterschaft. Verdienter Sieg für Marotti und Rutkowski.


    Fazit: Im Grossen und Ganzen ein gelungener Event mit tollen Aufnahmen. Die Produktion (Wählen der richtigen Kameraeinstellung, Soundprobleme, etc) ist noch Verbesserungswürdig. Zu guter letzt gefällt mir das Format Fin/Foil sehr gut aus folgenden Gründen:

    - Es erlaubt Rennen bei sehr wenig und löchrigem Wind durchzuführen. Das vergrössert die Anzahl der möglichen Locations, da man nicht so sehr auf guten Wind angewiesen ist und führt hoffentlich zur mehr Events.

    - Sobald es guten Wind hat und Finne und Foil direkt gegeneinander antreten, gibt es durch die unterschiedlichen Vorteile des Untersatzes ein zusätzliches Element, das für Spannung sorgt.

    - Es gibt jungen Fahrer eher die Change, in den vorderen Rängen mitzumischen. Das sorgt für mehr Motivation beim Nachwuchs, welchen wir dringend brauchen.

    - Es fördert die Entwicklung der Foils ohne eine Entwicklung der Finnen auszugrenzen. Die Unterschiede in der Leistungsfähigkeit der beiden "Technologien" sowie der Fortschritt ist für jeden transparent.

  • Sehr gut zusammengefasst.....

  • Ja und deshalb bin ich weiterhin für mixed Rennen. Soll jeder Fahrer selbst entscheiden, womit er antritt.

    Fin oder foil-only ist zu kurz gedacht.

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    Verbrauch derzeit:
    810081.png, mit C253.
    595812.png, mit R107.
    896532.png, mit E28.

  • Ich konnte es nicht verfolgen. Haben sich in denn in gemischten Rennen die Finnen auch Mal durchsetzen können?


    Ja, es gab einige Heats, die von Finnen gewonnen wurden. Bei den Männern ging es in diesen Heats jedoch nur ums weiterkommen und nicht ums gewinnen, insofern ist das nicht besonders aussagekräftig. Bei den Frauen haben die Finnen auch das Finale gewonnen.
    Hier sieht man es z.B. gut, dass die Finne immer noch mithalten kann:


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