PWA Korea Slalom and Foil 2019

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PWA Korea Slalom and Foil 2019

Post by ronnie » Fri May 17, 2019 9:46 am

They better hit the water ASAP in Ulsan, as the first day has the best wind forecast and it should be full on Slalom conditions.

https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php? ... 8a6e80da89

https://www.windguru.cz/208541
https://www.windfinder.com/forecast/jinha_beach_ulsan

The live racing should be on from early tomorrow morning - UK time.

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Re: PWA Korea Slalom and Foil 2019

Post by ronnie » Sat May 18, 2019 8:45 am

Day 1 has been a washout. The rain seemed to kill the wind and though they sent the women out and they were foiling, a mixture of seaweed and shifty uncertain wind made fair racing unlikely.



The forecast had looked like Day 1 was to be the windiest day, but the forecast seems changeable and apparently SW is the best wind direction for Jinha Beach. It seems like it will be like the other Slalom locations this year - marginal and unpredictable, so they will have to make the best of whatever comes.

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Re: PWA Korea Slalom and Foil 2019

Post by ronnie » Sun May 19, 2019 7:47 am

Day 2 is another non-event, and sailors have been released for the day. Wind picked up around 4pm but was varying every way possible and there was lots of seaweed.
Delphine heading out yesterday amongst the seaweed.
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Listed on the PWA as Marina Alabau, but it is younger sister Blanca - capturing the level of excitement currently.
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Taty his usual happy self though.
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Re: PWA Korea Slalom and Foil 2019

Post by ronnie » Mon May 20, 2019 9:31 am

A teeny bit of action on Day 3.

2 Women's foil races completed with one victory each for Marion Mortefon and Delphine Cousin Questel.
Even with the wind in a good direction and some sunshine, the wind didn't happen. That is the sum total of the first half of the event - we need something much better weatherwise for the next 3 days.

https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php? ... 28a543b498



Marion leading Blanca Alabau
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2017 World and European RS:Convertible foil/slalom champion, Maelle Guilbaud
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Marina Alabau returning in the shorebreak.
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Re: PWA Korea Slalom and Foil 2019

Post by ronnie » Mon May 20, 2019 10:26 am

Matteo Iachino timing the shorebreak well on day 2. With a very bad result after being affected by others collisions in the first Event, he probably needs this event to produce a lot of good slalom racing to have a chance of getting back in contention this year.

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Ben Van Der Steen and most of the men got some time on the water when they tried to get a race started in day 2. Hopefully Day 4 delivers and the Slalom gets intense.
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The Women's slalom sailors (apart from those that foil) don't seem to have had time on the water yet. Lilou Granier (having recovered from a wrist injury over the Winter) getting ready on Day 1.
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