Tow-in qualification complete at the Mondial du Vent PWA World Cup

Max Rowe - 2015 Mondial du Vent
Max Rowe action. Image Credit: Eric Bellande/PWA

Qualification for the tow-in final was completed on the second day of the Mondial du Vent PWA World Cup as the light winds continued, however the weather was fantastic with wall-to-wall sunshine for the entirety of the day.

At 3:30pm a further twelve sailors battled it out for the remaining six places in the tow-in final and the show which followed was spectacular as the freestylers took things to the next level again. Frenchman Julien Mas (JP / Avanti) qualified in top place as he landed an amazing air funnel into burner to earn 27.5 points out of a possible 30 points.

Meanwhile, Kiri Thode (Starboard / GA Sails) claimed second place ahead of Adrien Bosson (Fanatic / North / Maui Ultra Fins) and Bjorn Saragoza (Starboard / Hot Sails Maui), who shared joint third. Also making it into the final are Mattia Fabrizi (Fanatic / North), who landed an amazing planing culo, as well as seventeen year old Sam Esteve (JP / NeilPryde).

The forecast for tomorrow looks promising with southeasterly winds of 18-25 knots being predicted for the late morning and afternoon, which should hopefully allow the single elimination to begin so the contortionists of the windsurfing world can show exactly what they are capable of. With this in mind the skippers’ meeting has been called for 9am tomorrow morning, with the action commencing from 9:30am if conditions allow.

Windsurfers Qualified for Tow-in Final:

Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo (Fanatic / North / MFC)
Tonky Frans (Tabou / GA Sails)
Adam Sims (Patrik / Sailloft Hamburg)
Nicolas Akgazciyan (99NoveNove / Point-7 / AL360 / Maui Ultra Fins)
Hugo Sousa (RRD / RRD / Maui Ultra Fins)
Antony Ruenes (Tabou / GA Sails)
Julien Mas
Kiri Thode
Bjorn Saragoza
Adrien Bosson
Mattia Fabrizi
Sam Esteve

by Chris Yates/