Matteo Iachino claimed his second event victory of the season with a clinical performance in the only race completed in Sylt, which sees the Italian assume control of the title race as he displaces Antoine Albeau, who finished third, from the top of the rankings for the first time this season! With just one event to go he will have his fate in his own hands when the title race is decided in New Caledonia in November. Well done there:-)
Matteo: “I’m feeling really good, but it’s still hard to believe that I won two events in one season. It’s also crazy that I made my fourth podium in a row from the five events this year. The season has been amazing and the training has paid off. My equipment is working great and I’m already looking forward to Noumea. From here I’ll go home and relax, probably do a bit of surfing to take my mind off windsurfing for a little while, so that I can clear my mind and then I’ll be back training full power for the show down in New Caledonia.”
Pierre Mortefon was knocked out in the quarterfinals here, but still completes the top three as he can simply discard this result. This also means that Ross Williams remains in fourth place overall after a tenth place finish. Good luck for him to catch up in New Caledonia!
The wind may have not played ball for much of the 2015 Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA World Cup — with it being possible to complete just one slalom elimination, but there was still plenty of entertainment with SUP Races (all with Fanatic SUPs) and some of the most spectacular tow-in windsurfing ever seen wowing the massive crowds, where Gollito Estredo finished 2nd twice. Also big thanks to our event team making sure our team was signing enough posters and autographs for all visitors in front of our Fanatic tent!
Overall Result of the 2015 Davidoff Cool Water Sylt PWA World Cup – Men’s Slalom:
1st Matteo Iachino (Fanatic / North)
2nd Cedric Bordes (Tabou / GA Sails)
3rd Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde)
4th Andrea Cucchi (Starboard / GA Sails)
5th Julien Quentel (RRD / NeilPryde)
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