Viana PWA World Cup

Day 8: Cousin Questel Crowned Champion of the World For 3rd Time, while Iachino Earns Second Event Victory of 2018

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.

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 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.”

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.

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

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)