The 2006 Catalunya Costa Brava PWA World Cup Super-X Day Three
With three races completed and the possibility of the first discard approaching, there were anxious competitors waiting for a sea breeze here in Costa Brava today. Days one and two saw thermal wind action with large sails being the call, but there was no such luck this afternoon. Kevin Pritchard (US-3 Starboard / Maui Sails), continues to sit in pole position overnight, and brother Matt Pritchard (US-10 Tabou /Gaastra) in second. Matt is sitting in an ideal place to pressure his sibling for the top spot as he tries to secure the world title for a third consecutive year.
As only three sailors have made all the finals so far, it’s tight at the top. Consistency for Peter Volwater (H-24 F2 / North Sails) see’s him in 3rd place approaching the possibility of a first discard. Antoine Albeau in 10th place is particularly looking forward to a fourth race, and the chance to lose the points he accumulated in his 3rd round disqualification.
There was some stirring into action today when the wind got to near contestable strength, but it never really made the 12 knot minimum, despite a course being set and many sailors out on the water. The outlook for tomorrow and the weekend is more optimistic for completing the important fourth race.
Have a look at the elimination 4 ladder to see the seeding for the fourth race.
You can see also the full results after 3 races.
Last night the competitors were shown traditional Catalunyan hospitality in the picturesque nearby village of L’Escala. Regional delicacies were the order of the evening, including a massive Paella dish. The welcome is extended this evening with a boat trip across the event locations scenic Bay of Roses, and a dinner on the beach.
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