Text and photos adapted from PWA.
Racing Returns to Europe as Men's Slalom & Foil Fleets Head For Costa Brava Catalunya PWA World Cup. The Gulf-de-Roses have become a world renowned destination, blessed with beautiful blue waters and white sand beaches. Due to its clockwork-like sea breezes, which frequently grace Costa Brava with their presence during the summer months.
Maynard back on NeilPryde didn’t put a foot wrong during this event, in a display that saw him win every heat he sailed to steal the headlines and roll back the years. The 43-year-old led from start to finish in the Winners’ Final to deservedly earn the taste of victory again.All members of the top 3 coming into Costa Brava - Matteo Iachino, Antoine Albeau and Pierre Mortefon - failed to qualify for the Winners’ Final for the first time this season. Albeau remains second in the overalls. Mateus Isaac backs up a career best in South Korea - 4th - with another top 10 in Costa Brava - 8th - to continue to climb the rankings. The Brazilian is now 15th after 3 events - before the aforementioned Moussilmani, Arnon Dagan, Amado Vrieswijk and Maciek Rutkowski in the quest for the top 10.
Amado Vrieswijk claimed surprisingly victory in another discilpine. Sebastian Kördel has been using his Formula background to claim his second foil podium. Meanwhile, vice-Olympic champion - Julien Bontemps records his first podium. The Frenchman also earned his first bullet in Elimination 2 before adding another in Elimination 7 - after which he never finished outside the top 5. Antoine Albeau rises to 2nd in the overalls after a 4th here. Sebastian Kornum finishs in 6th position.
Result 2018 Catalunya PWA World Cup - Men’s Slalom
1st Finian Maynard (KV - I-99)
2nd Pascal Toselli (FRA - JP / Loftsails / Chopper Fins)
3rd Cyril Moussilmani (FRA - RRD / Severne)
4th Tristan Algret (GPE - Starboard / Severne / Chopper Fins)
5th Julien Quentel (SXM - Patrik / Avanti)
6th Jordy Vonk (NED - Fanatic / NorthSails)
7th Malte Reuscher (GER - Fanatic / NorthSails)
8th Mateus Isaac (BRA - JP / NeilPryde)
9th Matteo Iachino (ITA - Starboard / Severne / Shamal Sunglasses)
10th Antoine Albeau (FRA - RRD / NeilPryde)
Result 2018 Catalunya PWA World Cup - Men’s Foil
1st Amado Vrieswijk (NB - JP / Severne)
2nd Sebastian Kördel (GER - Starboard / GA Sails)
3rd Julien Bontemps (FRA - JP / NeilPryde)
4th Antoine Albeau (FRA - RRD / NeilPryde)
5th Nicolas Goyard (FRA - Tabou / GA Sails)
6th Gonzalo Costa Hoevel (ARG - Starboard / Severne / Chopper Fins)
7th Antoine Questel (Starboard / S2Maui)
8th Sebastian Kornum (DEN - JP / NeilPryde)
9th Steve Allen (AUS - Patrik / Severne)
10th Matteo Iachino (ITA - Starboard / Severne / Shamal Sunglasses)