Víctor Fernández PWA Youth World Cup Almerimar 2019
More than 40 participants from seven countries - Germany, Belgium, Denmark, France, Spain, United Kingdom and Italy were attending the first tour stop of the PWA Youth World Cup of the 2019 season in Almerimar. A total of 11 races were run with east and west winds in the slalom discipline.
9 heats of slalom were completed during an intense day with east winds (Levante) on the second day of competition. On the last day another two races were completed, this time with west winds (Poniente). The conditions were not good enough during the competition period to run waves.
The event marks its second successful edition, proving that the spot Almerimar is a suitable location for many windsurfers. The young riders have shared an incredible week of windsurfing and participating in other activities in the Spanish town of Almerimar.
The junior fleet was divided into four categories.
Benoit Merceur from France (S2Maui) was able to take the win in the category U20 and the Spanish champion Regina Villegas (Duotone) in the women's category. The Frenchman Armand Genevais has been unbeatable in the U17 category, he won all eleven races. Mar De Arce (Loftsails) took the win in the women's division and ocal rider Noelia Fuentes stood out in the female U15 category. The winner in the youngest category, U13, was the local rider Miguel Mirón.
Victor Fernandez: "The 2nd edition of the Víctor Fernández PWA Youth World Cup Almerimar has exceeded all my expectations. We were able to improve our organisation compared to last year. We had incredible food, fun no wind activities and a very good infrastructure in general. We have the help of a lot of local volunteers and we were able to build a good relationship with our sponsors. That’s why I am already able to announce the third edition of the Victor Fernandez Windsurf Festival, which will be held from 27th to 30th December 2019 with the Spanish Championship followed by the PWA Youth World Cup from the 2nd until the 6th of January 2020."
The Victor Fernandez PWA Youth World Cup was the first stop of the 2019 PWA Windsurfing World Tour, which will continue in Japan, Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Hawaii in the disciplines of wave and slalom events have to be confirmed.
You can see a quick highlights video @ vimeo.com/309865379
Result U20 Boy’s Slalom - Víctor Fernández PWA Youth World Cup Almerimar 2019
1st Benoit Merceur (S2Maui)
2nd Jose Casanova (Fanatic / Duotone)
3rd Marino Gil (Goya Windsurfing)
Result U20 Girls’s Slalom - Víctor Fernández PWA Youth World Cup Almerimar 2019
1st Regina Villegas (Duotone)
2nd Elena Canton
Result U17 Boy’s Slalom - Víctor Fernández PWA Youth World Cup Almerimar 2019
1st Armand Genevais (S2Maui)
2nd Lennart Neubauer (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)
3rd Nicolo Spanu
Result U17 Girls’s Slalom - Víctor Fernández PWA Youth World Cup Almerimar 2019
1st Mar de Arce (Loftsails)
Result U15 Girl’s Slalom - Víctor Fernández PWA Youth World Cup Almerimar 2019
1st Noelia Fuentes
Result U13 Boy’s Slalom - Víctor Fernández PWA Youth World Cup Almerimar 2019
1st Miguel Miron
2nd Ancor Sosa
3rd Javier Quinta