PWA Slalom 2021.

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PWA Slalom 2021.

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Ross Williams has announced that he will not be competing in 2021.

There are as yet no events confirmed for 2021.

The sailors are still in training as they wait.

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In one week the first PWA event takes place in Israel - at the West coast of the Sea of Galilee. The water level is high and has a temperature of 24C!
The Event hosts Men's Slalom, Women's Slalom, and Women's Foil.

It might have the best media coverage of any PWA Event. Ben Proffitt will be commentating.



https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php? ... adbe360055





Arnon Dagan looking forward to the Tiberius Event, and promising plenty of wind.
https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php? ... e7f431664e
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The Sea of Galilee is the second lowest altitude lake in the World, with low salinity, so the low density 24C water will probably make it worth while getting there early to get acclimatised and learn where the changeover point is for changing from fin to foil.
It is seeming like that will be an important decision if the winds are in the usual range, as it may be quite often near that decision strength.

This is a training session for both the sailors and the drone pilots, so it is looking like the live coverage might be quite good.







The current PWA Slalom champions on starting the defence of their titles in Israel.
https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php? ... 39bc40a75f

The Entry lists.
Very strong men's fleet and a strong fleet in the ladies' foil. The Women's Slalom is low in numbers but enough good sailors to create a podium battle.
https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php? ... 74361fd772
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The Tiberias Event starts on Monday 21st.
Matteo says at 2pm Israel time, which is midday UK.

There should be live coverage of the racing.
It has been windy over the last few days and they are expecting good winds for the event.
40 entries in the Men's Slalom, 17 in the Women's Foil, and 11 in the Women's Slalom.





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Looks like an afternoon breeze sort of place from the forecast.

https://www.windguru.cz/583
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PhilN wrote: Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:21 pm Looks like an afternoon breeze sort of place from the forecast.

https://www.windguru.cz/583
It looks like they will be keen to hit the water hard using fins on Monday because the forecast gradually reduces through the week. At some time, foiling may be the better option.
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PWA live ticker.
They should start transmitting live before midday today, if they are going to start the racing at 2pm Israel time which is 12 midday UK time - although the PWA Instagram says 3 hours before GMT, so it might start at 11am, UK time.

https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php? ... 74361fd772

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Well, that coverage was a bit of a tragedy….if it had actually worked for more than 30% of the time, that would have been good….

Felt a bit sorry for Ben Profitt trying to commentate on it. You could hear the frustration in his voice.

That aside, fascinating to see the battle between foil and fin in a strong wind. Won’t spoil it for those who haven’t watched it yet though.
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The potential for good media coverage seemed to be there, but a problem we have seen at other locations arose - slow internet speed. At times the live data was not getting through. There were a few 'loose wire' connection problems too, but there was a reasonable amount of good coverage as well. The drone pilot looks capable, but they have to move the racing further from shore at times to get into the stronger wind, so hopefully he will have enough batteries to run almost continuously.

As for the racing - the men are combining fin and foil in the same races - for the women, the foil races and fin races are separate. So that shows both options at the one event.





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