The “Fly ANA Windsurfing World Cup in Yokosuka Miura Japan” was completed
The “Fly ANA Windsurfing World Cup in Yokosuka Miura Japan” was completed on Tuesday, 15 November.
Thank you very much for attending the event or watching it live.
The PWA Windsurfing World Cup
The PWA Windsurfing World Cup is an annual world tour that travels to about ten countries, mainly in Europe, where the world best competes for the world’s number one position.
This year’s event was the final round of the World Tour, and for the first time the World Champion was born in Japan.
The event, usually held in May, was changed to November, and featured very good wind conditions. This compares to an average northerly wind in November 2019, as measured by the Yokosuka Fire Department, of only 3.9 m/s.
The races were competed in a ‘slalom’ zigzag course from upwind to downwind with multiple marked buoys, where windsurfers can gain the most speed.
The men’s record speed was approximately 100 km/h.
The area off the Tsukuihama coast, where the race takes place, is known as one of the best “slopes” in Japan, where the wind blows from the sea, making it ideal for this slalom.
In addition to the powerful spectacle at sea, large LED monitors were set up on land allowing spectators to join in the event by providing a detailed view of the race.
Live images were streamed from onboard a vessel and drone.
Spectators received real time easy to understand information on the large screen monitor including an introduction of the offshore course, explanation of the rules , various commentary charts and additional diagrams entered by the commentator.
The winners of the competition were as follows.
Women’s: Ms. Marion Mortefon
Men’s: Enrico Marotti
The 2022 champion has been crowned in this final round of the PWA Tour.
Women’s Ms. Marion Mortefon
Men’s: Mr. Maciek Rutkowski
Mr. Maciek Rutkowski:
Polish surfer Maciek Rutkowski was fourth in the 2021 PWA Slalom World Ranking and was second in the PWA Sylt last month.
He missed out on a win by one point to Amado but was consistent in the Silt competition.
He was also recognised for his performance in this year’s competition.
He is also focusing on IQFOIL for the Paris Olympics.
Ms. Marion Mortefon:
Ms. Marion Mortefon
Marion, from France, is the 2021 PWA Foil and PWA Slalom World Champion.
She performs excellently in both slalom and foiling and is particularly noted for her runs in strong winds.
She aims to represent France at the Paris Olympics in IQFOI.
ENTRY LIST : MEN
27/NB-9/Elton Taty Frans/Bonaire
-/SGP-21/Lo Jun Hao/Singapore
-/SGP-1/Wearn Haw Tan/Singapore
ENTRY LIST : WOMEN
FRA-775/Delphine Cousin Questel/France
GBR-96/Jenna Gibson/Great Britain
GBR-71/Sarah Jackson/Great Britain
J-165/窪田 玲佳 /Japan
HKG-3/Ma Kwan Ching/Hong Kong
NC-815/Océane Lescadieu/France/New Caledonia
GBR-248/Alice Read/Great Britain