The PWA World Cup on Sylt is over and we have some exciting results to share. During the 10 days of competition we could see a variety of conditions. Very tricky and always changing wind, shore break, and chaotic chop. The athletes were challenged both physically and mentally. The wind was very inconsistent and the riders were many hours on stand-by. Despite these challenging circumstances our Starboard riders showed their top form. In the Women’s Wave fleet, our Queen of Windsurfing Sarah-Quita Offringa finished in third place after very difficult heats in the single elimination. The double elimination couldn’t be completed due to a lack of wind. In the Slalom division, our Starboard rider Matteo Iachino finished in second place and is currently in a tie for the leading position in the overall Slalom ranking.
Matteo Iachino about his 2nd place at the PWA Sylt and the next event in Japan:
“The PWA World Cup Sylt has been a very nice event. 10 days of competition is always hardcore, especially when you are on stand-by all the time and you don’t know when exactly you are going to compete. The judges always adapt to the conditions and can change the plan and decide which division goes on the water. You have to be ready for everything. We competed for 3 days in different kinds of conditions. I was using the Starboard X-15 89 and 79. It was always wavy and the wind was between 6 and 20 knots. It was a good competition and I am happy about my results. I made some mistakes but I finished in solid 2nd place. This gives me a first position overall together with Maciek as we are on a tiebreak with the same points. I go into Japan in a much better position than last year, which gives me a better opportunity to attack the first place in the overall ranking. On the other hand this year the top 5 riders are very close and anybody can attack the first position. It will be a very interesting and nice last Slalom event of the year. I will try to give my best, be consistent and take it day by day.”
The Women’s Wave Division at the PWA Sylt
Our Starboard rider Sarah-Quita Offringa finished in third place at the World Cup on Sylt. The Women’s Wave division managed to sail only the single elimination in light but still difficult conditions. She was using the Starboard Ultra 86 liters. The 21x World Champion Sarah-Quita is still aiming for her third Wave World Title and remains in the leading position in the overall ranking. The next and last stop of the wave tour is in Maui, Hawaii later this month.
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