Platinum Sponsors


07/27/2005 - created by Richard Page

The 2005 Fuerteventura PWA Slalom 42 World Cup – Day 5

<B>Tantalizing breeze eases the heat, but not enough to race. </B>

Tantalizing breeze eases the heat, but not enough to race.


The mountains of Southern Fuerteventura were pin-sharp against the lucid, blue, windless skies to the west of Sotavento beach this morning. A sprinkling of mysterious cloud soon gathered around the peaks as the temperature on the beach began to rise well into the thirties and the event went back into a holding pattern. The scene was set for another day of unusual Fuerte weather.


Throughout the morning, a rare Southerly breeze steadily built until mid afternoon when it even became enough to tempt Ross Williams (Starboard, Gaastra) on to the water, keen to redeem his so far less than representatives results. Unfortunately for Williams and for the rest of the assembled racers the wind then switched offshore and dropped to around five knots, effectively ending the chances for competition today.


The men are still waiting to complete their fourth round, having sailed the early heats yesterday afternoon. Bjorn Dunkerbeck (North) is still content in first place ahead of Micah Buzianis (F2, North) and Antoine Albeau (Neil Pryde).


The women, meanwhile, already have 6 counting results which currently stand Valerie Ghibaudo in first position, closely followed by Karin Jaggi (F2) and Allison Shreeve (F2, Neil Pryde).


With the cooperation of the weather gods, racing will begin at 11.30 tomorrow, so be sure to tune in to for all the latest news.






Latest News

Day 2: Men’s world title race turned on its head after a dramatic first day of racing


Day 1: Close but no cigar on the opening day in New Caledonia


Event Preview: The world’s fastest sailors head for the tropical paradise of New Caledonia for the grand stand finale of the 2015 PWA Slalom World...


Team JP

Highlights of the JP Team at this year’s NoveNove Maui Aloha Classic


Cagla Kubat on making a rapid return to the competition scene and being in the hunt for a Top 3 finish


PWA Prints to Order

PWA Prints to Order