PWA Slalom World Cup

Team Fanatic/Duotone dominated taking 5 out of 9 possible Podiums!

After just over 18 months, the PWA World Tour finally made its long awaited return as the best Men and Women racers in the world battled it out in Israel over 5 days. The Tiberias PWA World Cup proved to be a huge success with a 100 percent wind record, whilst producing plenty of highly entertaining racing, despite the gustiness of the wind sometimes playing havoc. Overall it was a great return to racing featuring the world’s fastest sailors and a great success for our team. They dominated in both sides taking 5 of the 9 possible podium positions (men’s slalom, women’s slalom, women’s fin) across the week!



Women Foil Slalom

1st Marion Mortefon (FRA | Fanatic / Duotone)
2nd Helle Oppedal (NOR | Duotone)
3rd Blanca Alabau (ESP | Severne Windsurfing / Starboard Foil)
6th Alice Read (GBR | Fanatic / Duotone)



Women Fin Slalom

1st Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU | NeilPryde / Starboard / Maui Ultra Fins)
2nd Marion Mortefon (FRA | Fanatic / Duotone)
3rd Delphine Cousin Questel (FRA | S2Maui / FMX Racing / Starboard Foil)
4th Sarah Jackson (GBR | Fanatic / Duotone )

9th Alice Read (GBR I Fanatic I Duotone )



Men Slalom

1st Nicolas Goyard (FRA | Phantom)
2nd Pierre Mortefon (FRA | Fanatic / Duotone / Chopper Fins / LOKEFOIL)
3rd William Huppert (FRA | Fanatic / Duotone / LOKEFOIL)
10th Jordy Vonk (NED | Fanatic / Duotone)
16th Marco Lang (AUT | Fanatic / Duotone / Chopper Fins)



Full Event Recap

Women Foil Slalom

In the Foiling, Marion Mortefon walks away with the top prize after an extremely strong showing, which saw her finish the event with counting results of a first and two thirds. Marion will be delighted with her start to the season as she wins her first Foil event! Alice Read (Fanatic UK / Duotone UK) finished the week with a great 6th place, after Sarah-Quita denied her first foil elimination victory on the line in a thrilling finish. 

Women Fin Slalom

Marion Mortefon came flying out of the blocks, showing how much her dedication to training over the last 2 years has paid off and she took the first bullet of the eventConsistency and experience, however, was in the end the winning recipe for Marion Mortefon. Marion could only be beaten by the 4-time Slalom World Champion Sarah-Quita Offringa. Sarah Jackson begins the year with her best result to date on the world tour - 4th. She showed she has the potential to challenge the best women in the world for the podium!

Men Slalom

All eyes were on the Men’s Slalom with this being the first event in which fin and foil were combined into one discipline. The gusty and shifty conditions really opened up the event, with new names contending for the top spots alongside the 2019 Champions. 2019 World Champion Pierre Mortefon may have had an uncharacteristically slow start to the week whilst he found his standing against the foil, however Pierre wrapped up the week with 2 bullets, and the only rider to win an elimination on the fin. Pierre knocked his teammate William Huppert - the Flyining Frenchman and foil expert -  off the 2nd place to finish the week. William Huppert, had an incredible week and showed a real dominance on the foil taking two race 2nds – his best results so far on tour.


For Jordy Vonk and Marco Lang, the high wind, gusty foiling was perhaps not what they were expecting from the week. Jordy started the week with a massive crash from a broken foil, but this didn’t deter him and after a series of winners’ finals, he finished the week in 10thposition. For Marco, his incredible speed on the fin unfortunately wasn’t enough in the lighter, gusty conditions, however when the wind increased and racing switched to the fin, Marco excelled and managed to finish the week in 16th.

Photocredits: PWA / John Carter