IFCA Slalom World & European Championships 2012 in Roses – Final Day
As the 2012 IFCA Slalom World Championships for women and the European Championships for men 2012 concluded, it was Karin Jaggi and Matteo Iachino who were able to defend their lead and win the IFCA titles in Roses, Catalunya, Spain. The fourth and final day of the event saw some more action on the water.
Some impressions about the IFCA event at Roses, Spain.
The ladies final at Roses
On the final day of the event, the ladies completed another full elimination, number 7, which was won by Turkish celebrity and windsurfing school owner Cagla Kubat (TUR-75) from Alacati. Kubat has shown again, that she has improved her speed and skills during the winter months. Overall Karin Jaggi (Sui-14) claimed victory and the IFCA Slalom World title in front of a very strong sailing Delphine Cousine (FRA-775) from France. Karin Jaggi, who also leads the 2012 PWA Slalom tour ranking, confirmed her strong form.
Due to the lack of international Slalom events the ladies fleet will have to take a long summer break now. Only the very young, juniors or youths or older ages can compete for the Youth and Master Slalom Worldtitle at Torbole, Lake Garda during the second week of July 2012. The third PWA Slalom for the ladies will take place in Alacati, Turkey in the end of August.
Matteo Iachino won his first international windsurfing title
On the final day Matteo Iachino (ITA-140) defended his lead against his strong opponents. The fourth elimination started in really light wind, but never came to an end. Matteo and most of the big names qualified for the winner´s final, but then the wind dropped. In the end the decision for the European Slalom title was a really tight one. The top 5 sailors finished with less than 3,3 points and the top 3 sailors with less than 1,8 points. Arnon Dagan (ISR-1) from Israel made it to the second position thus winning the silver medal. So another second place for him, since he had won the silver medal in the Formula European Championships a week ago at Sylt. Bora Kozanoglu, who is sailing very fast, finished in the third place just a point ahead of Pierre Mortefon (FRA-14), the best placed French sailor.
Soon the next PWA Slalom event will be started. And it´s a funny coincidence, since it will be the PWA Slalom at the Costa Brava, just a few kilometers further south from Roses, at the Camping Ballena Allegra, starting on the 12th of June. Check out the list of the 58 registered riders here.
- Full result ladies IFCA Slalom World Championships 2012 here
- Full result men IFCA Slalom European Championships 2012 here
- Medals in all classes and the pricemoney split here