Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA World Cup

Day 5: Adam Sims wins tow-in expression session ahead of Van Broeckhoven and Bosson

The freestyle fleet took centre stage in Sylt today and although there was no wind they provided an explosive display with a fantastic tow-in expression session, which kept the crowds that had gathered thoroughly entertained.

In the morning a trials session was held to whittle down the 18 entrants into a top 12 before the final was held at 3pm. The following 12 sailors qualified:

Julien Mas (JP / Avanti)

Steven van Broeckhoven (JP / NeilPryde)

Adam Sims (Patrik / Sailloft Hamburg / Flymount)

Tonky Frans (Tabou / GA Sails / AL360)

Amado Vrieswijk (Starboard / Severne)

Adrien Bosson (Fanatic / North / Maui Ultra Fins)

Gollito Estredo (Fanatic / North / MFC)

Yentel Caers (JP / NeilPryde)

Ricardo Campello (Patrik / Point-7 / MFC)

Youp Schmit (99NoveNove / Avanti)

Marco Lufen (JP / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)

Max Matissek (Fanatic / North)

Expression Session Tow-in Final

Each sailor was given three attempts to show their most explosive stunt and in the end it was Adam Sims, who took top honours with an amazing spock into culo, which earned the Brit 29.8 points out of a possible 30. Steven Van Broeckhoven wasn’t far behind with an immaculate air funnel into burner, but his 28.5 points weren’t quite enough to stop Sims. Meanwhile, the podium was completed by Adrien Bosson, who rotated through an impressive pasko after finding a rare ramp on the inside. 

The forecast for tomorrow is almost identical to today, so with this in mind a SUP race has been planned to provide the entertainment. The sailors will meet at 10am again tomorrow morning for the skippers’ meeting and you will be able to follow the action live via the PWA live stream and live ticker @ www.pwaworldtour.com.

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