Unfortunately there are no wind and no waves on the last day of the PWA Cabo Verde Worldcup. Head judge, Duncan Coombs has already decided to call the competition off, leaving the world rankings unchanged after Klitmoller, with Victor Fernandez winning the 2010 PWA wave title. Victor led the 2010 Wave Tour rankings the whole season, winning the PWA Pozo Grand Prix in July, for the 4th time and also finishing 2nd at the KIA World Cup in Denmark after a spectacular showdown.
Victor Fernandez (E-42): “Winning a Wave World Title has always been a dream for me, it means a lot of work for many years, training, travelling and experience in windsurfing. Now this dream came true and I´m really, really happy. I want to thank Fanatic for all the support and trust they gave me during the last years since I joined the team in 2002. It feels really good being part of the Fanatic team, especially working close with my team mate Klaas Voget and also the rest of the team. I was hoping to perform as well in the last contest in Cape Verde, but unfortunately you can´t change the nature.”
Craig Gertenbach, Fanatic Brand Manager: “Victor, the most deserved World Champion of all, well done, we are super proud to have been a part of it! All your hard work, dedication and fair play has paid off, this is the first, but not the last, I´m sure of that!”
PWA Wave Overall Ranking 2010 Men
1. Victor Fernandez
2. Ricardo Campello
3. Philip Köster
© Text: PWA, Fanatic
Fair point, no arguments there!
It is indeed hard to judge who is ‘the best’, so many things to look at and we people are just so subjective…
Obviously part of my grudge is also only there because I am a dissapointed Kauli-fan 🙂
Still, within our very limited possibilities for creating a ‘representative’ result, it would have been better if there was more variation in spots and conditions.
Once again I would like to stress that I think Fernandez is an awesome sailor en deserves to win this tour by the way, no doubts there!
Congratulations to Victor fernandez! Cool stuff! Regarding your thoughts on the events Sjoerd. When it comes down to measuring some ability like windsurfing or what ever it is there are numerous complications. 1) in general observer agreement is quite poor and replication reliability as well. (If you would have the exact same comp with the same judges you would likely get a different score). 2) Agreement between heats (time) and different days is even worse. This accounts for all measurements of some ability (state) that are carried out with the same manner as in windsurfing comps, skating and so on.… Read more »
Too bad for not having competition at Cabo Verde. PWA needs at least 2 jump events (like Pozo and Klitmoeller) and 2 wave events (like Cabo Verde, Maui, Baha or Fiji) to have realistic wave competiton. But Victor Fernandez deserves wave title anyway. Congratulations.
Congratulations to Victor Fernández,
he is the true deserved world champion, he won and can win events in every kind of conditions.
In the last years he was the perjudicated of having only a few events, last year he was injured in Cape Verde, this year he finally wins.
We all want to have more events, I hope it will be true soon. What we will see if this happens is thas Victor Fernández will defend his title with enven more distance to the second…..
Congratulations to the PWA on having been able to organize four events, despite difficult times moneywise! I remember at the starting of the season when it looked like we would have only two events… The fact that in the end we DID have only two events with an official result is of course nobody’s fault but I do think it takes some meaning away from Victors title. Obviously he is an incredibly good and consistant sailor, always working hard, very professional and training a lot. On the other hand, can you say with only two events, both in side-onshore port… Read more »