Tenerife PWA World Cup
The Youth’s took centre stage again to start Day 3 of the 2018 Tenerife PWA World Cup as strong winds and small waves greeted the sailors. By the end of the day further results were gained in the Boy’s U17 and U20 division, while the Men’s and Women’s Single Eliminations also began before the conditions worsened and the contest was called off in the evening.
In the Women’s Single Elimination the opening 7 heats were completed and so far there was no surprised with all the top seeds advancing into the top 8.
Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) was the standout sailors as the Aruban posted the highest scoring heat of the day in Heat 9 - 26.88 points - to show that she’s a genuine contender for the title here. Offringa impressed both in the air and on the wave - landing a stalled forward and a tweaked pushloop, while her powerful wave riding also caught the eye. Meanwhile, Steffi Wahl (Sailloft Hamburg) looked a little out of sync with the waves, but still did enough to defeat - Nicole Bandini (Fanatic / Duotone) - but will know she will need to raise her level against Offringa in the quarterfinals.
Heat 10 saw Daida Moreno (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) take on Maaike Huvermann (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) and the multiple time proved too much for the Freestyle Vice-World Champion. Daida wasn’t at her deadliest best in the air in the challenging conditions, but produced the highest scoring wave of the day - 8.25 points - after opening with a powerful gauge before landing a frontside aerial. On the a-side Caterina Stenta (RRD / RRD Sails / AL360 / Maui Ultra Fins) came out on top of a close heat against Marine Hunter (KA Sail) to progress.
In Heat 11 Justyna Sniady (Simmer / Simmer Sails / AL360) negotiated her way past Serene Zoia (I-99 / Loftsails) after landing a backloop and forward, while showing better wave selection and execution. Lina Erpenstein (Severne / Severne Sails) won the battle of the German’s as she ended the hopes of Caroline Weber (Patrik / Sailloft Hamburg / Maui Ultra Fins). Erpenstein looked good on the wave, but struggled slightly with her jumps and it will be another interesting rematch between herself and Sniady in the quarterfinals.
Heat 12 saw reigning world champion - Iballa Moreno (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) - enter the water for the first time and she produced an assured display - landing an almost planing forward loop, while also landing a backloop and attempting a one-foot backie. In Pozo, Iballa didn’t look her usual stylish self on the wave, but today her surfy style and flow returned as she linked together vert fluid turns to dispatch of Mar de Arce (Loftsails), who is the youngest girl in the contest as just 14-years-old. Meanwhile, on the b-side Arrianne Aukes (Fanatic / Duotone / Maui Ultra Fins) and Birgit Rieger (Flikka) proved almost inseparable but Aukes edged her way into the quarterfinals by just 0.5 of a point.
In the Men’s Single Elimination only the first two heats were completed. In Heat 1 Moritz Mauch (Severne / Severne Sails) looked his usual stylish self on the wave and he successfully booked his place in the second round after defeating Japan’s Takara Ishii, while Jacopo Testa (RRD / RRD Sails / AL360) took down Florian Jung (Starboard / GunSails) with the Italian’s first wave inflicting most of the damage as he blew out the fins on a couple of occasions to earn - 7.12 points.
In the only other Men’s heat of the day - Julian Salmonn (Bruch Boards / GunSails) - proved too much for Laurin Schmuth (Goya Windsurfing / Maui Ultra Fins) with the German looking quite comfortable at his home break. On the other side of the heat - Loick Lesauvage (Goya Windsurfing) - was able to end the hopes of fellow Frenchman Alexandre Grand-Guillot (Fanatic / Duotone) after posting a heat total of 21.76 points.
Takuma Sugi (Tabou / GA Sails), who was the standout sailor in the U17s yesterday, continued that form today to win the final - impressing again with his dynamic wave riding, while also reading the wave well in the some times tricky conditions. That meant that Marino Gil (Goya Windsurfing) had to settle for second place, while José Casanova (Fanatic / Duotone) completes the podium ahead of Adrian Artiles (Goya Windsurfing / Simmer Sails), who finishes 4th.
Noah Vocker (Fanatic / Duotone / Maui Ultra Fins) and Valentino Pasquale (Fanatic / Duotone) rightfully earned their places in the Winners’ Final after producing a series of impressive displays. En route to the final both sailors impressed with both unleashing powerful turns and takas on the waves and at times it was quite difficult to tell the difference between them on the wave as they both have quite a similar style.
However, in the final it was Vocker who produced the better performance as he outscored his opponent both wave riding and jumping. The 18-year-old landed a tabletop forward, one-handed backloop and sailed away from a wet double forward, while earning two wave scores of 6 and 6.5 points to earn the top spot on the podium.
Meanwhile, Baptiste Cloarec (Severne / Severne Sails) completes the podium after defeating Adam Warchol (Quatro / Goya Windsurfing).
You can see a list of the Youth’s results by clicking here.
The sailors were released at 6pm with the wind become lighter and more gusty, while the waves also dropped in size and quality. All fleets will meet again tomorrow morning for the skippers’ meeting at 8:30am with the action commencing from 9am (GMT+1) onwards.
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Result Girl’s U13+15 - 2018 Tenerife PWA World Cup
1st Alexia Kiefer Quintana (Fanatic / Duotone)
2nd Maria Morales (Goya Windsurfing)
Result Girl’s U17 - 2018 Tenerife PWA World Cup
1st Julia Pasquale (Fanatic / Duotone)
2nd Alexia Kiefer Quintana (Fanatic / Duotone)
3rd Mar de Arce (Loftsails)
Result Girl’s U20 - 2018 Tenerife PWA World Cup
1st Julia Pasquale (Fanatic / Duotone)
2nd Tessa van der Meer
3rd Coraline Foveau
4th Nikki van der Meer
Result Boy’s U13 - 2018 Tenerife PWA World Cup
1st Tobias Bjørnaa (Fanatic / Duotone)
2nd Carlos Kiefer Quintana (Fanatic / Duotone)
Result Boy’s U17 - 2018 Tenerife PWA World Cup
1st Takuma Sugi (Tabou / GA Sails)
2nd Marino Gil (Goya Windsurfing)
3rd José Casanova (Fanatic / Duotone)
4th Adrian Artiles (Goya Windsurfing / Simmer Sails)
Result Boy’s U20 - 2018 Tenerife PWA World Cup
1st Noah Vocker (Fanatic / Duotone / Maui Ultra Fins)
2nd Valentino Pasquale (Fanatic / Duotone)
3rd Baptiste Cloarec (Severne / Severne Sails)
4th Adam Warchol (Quatro / Goya Windsurfing)