20/04/2019 – In the 4th day the wind has whetted the competitors for most of the time but unfortunately, Despite several hours of efforts, only two more heats have been completed in the first elimination of men. There were short periods of wind, but with the breeze continues to blow off, the wind was very erratic, which made the race very difficult.
In the men's Slalom during the morning the third quarter final, the Heat 11, was completed. Cedric Bordes (Tabou / GA Sails) and Valentin Brault (Simmer / Simmer Sails / Chopper Fins) were disqualified for early departure, leaving only 6 riders in contention for the first 4 positions. Jordy Vonk (Fanatic / Duotone) He seemed confident while leading from start to finish to book his place in the semi-finals, While flanked by Julien Quentel (Patrik / Gun Sails), Amado Vrieswijk (JP / Severne), that produced an excellent jibe to climb over Antoine Questel (I-99 / S2Maui), while Sebastian Kornum (JP / NeilPryde) clinched the final place. The Dane topped Questel at the third mark and with the French who under pressure and’ fallen into gybe allowing Kornum to breathe heavily on the rest of the route.
In The Heat 12 Andrea Rosati (RRD / RRD Sails) e Mateus Isaac (JP / NeilPryde) they had to either slow down prior to departure to avoid a jump start and this left Rosati back. However, Isaac scored a brilliant comeback win the 4th place after Damian Arnoux (Simmer / Simmer Sails) stopped Arnon Dagan (Future Fly / NeilPryde) the first jibe, that has cost the Israeli people a place in the next round. Bruno Martini (I-99 / Challenger Sails) He claimed a clear victory to book her place in the top 16 as Ethan Westera (Tabou / GA Sails) and the world champion – Antoine Albeau (JP / NeilPryde).
The wind then fell back and despite the wait until 7 at night it never came back. Tomorrow morning offers the possibility of moderate offshore winds again, then the riders will meet again at 8:30 skipper's meeting with racing starting from 9:30 (GMT + 2) onwards, If conditions permit.
In the morning RIWmag took the opportunity to make new interviews live on his facebook page:
Matteo Guazzoni who presented a preview of 2 News’ foil RRD 2020
Jimmy Diaz , President of the PWA World Tour Windsurfing
Maciek Rutkowski (FMX, Challenger Sails, Quiksilver, Easy SurfShop, Ustka na fali)
photo: Souville (c) PWA
live video interviews : RIWmag
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