From November 18 until November 23 the men’s and women’s slalom fleet were competing at the 2014 PWA Airwaves Noumea Dream Cup in Noumea, New Caledonia. It was a return to Noumea on the world tour after an absence of 20 years. The event saw 4 days with great wind conditions from 10 to 30+ knots and an exciting Slalom final. Delphine Cousin won the event and secured her next PWA Slalom title. In the men’s category 35 year-old Ben van der Steen won his first PWA Slalom in his career! Cyril Moussilmani and Antoine had a tight battle for the PWA Slalom overall title, but in the end Antoine Albeau won his next Slalom title.

 

The top 3 of the event on the podium: 1. Ben van der Steen, 2. Antoine Albeau, 3. Cyril Moussilmani (Pic: Carter/PWA)

The top 3 of the event on the podium: 1. Ben van der Steen, 2. Antoine Albeau, 3. Cyril Moussilmani

 

1st Delphine Cousin, 2nd Lena Erdil, 3rd Sarah-Quita Offringa

1st Delphine Cousin, 2nd Lena Erdil, 3rd Sarah-Quita Offringa

 

THE DAILY TELEGRAM

 

18.11.2014 – Day 1:
Registration, no wind

 

19.11.2014 – Day 2:
No wind

 

20.11.2014 – Day 3
Competition started, great wind conditions from 10 to 25 knots, most of the men were on the medium board and 7,8 , some on 7,0 like Taty Frans and some on 8,6m, the ladies were going smaller with 6,3 or 7,0. 3 Men’s and 4 Women’s elimination got finished.

 

21.11.2014 – Day 4
3 Men’s and 4 Women’s elimination got finished. It was even a bit windier than on the third day. 7,0 – 8,0 m and small to medium board for the men and 5,6 -6.3 m with the small board for the ladies.

 

22.11.2014 – Day 5

2 Men’s and 4 Women’s elimination got finished. It was a bit lighter wind with 8 – 20 knots at the beginning of the day, but then picked up during the day up to 20 – 30 knots. Day 5 saw also one heat of a kids race with none of the participating kids older than 16 years.

 

23.11.2014 – Day 6

2 ladies rounds, which brought a third discard and one men’s elimination got finished. Delphine Cousin had no more pressure anymore, with the world title already in her pocket. She won the event too,  with a  2nd and a 1st in the last two eliminations.

In the men’s title fight there was the plan to run two more eliminations. Due to the fact, that the wind arrived quite late, just one elimination got done. Event leader Ben van der Steen won the last eliminations and Antoine Albeau made it in 2nd and secured his 2014 PWA Slalom title. Cyril Moussilmani again made it into the winners final, finished the last elimination in 5th and is 2014 Vice PWA Slalom Champion. 

 

 

Final Result Men (after 9 eliminations with 2 discards):

1. Ben van der Steen (14.1 points)
2. Antoine Albeau (17.1 points)
3. Cyril Moussilmani (23.7 points)
4. Julien Quentel
5. Pascal Toselli
6. Cedric Bordes
7. Taty Frans
8. Pierre Mortefon
9. Matteo Iachino

10. Antoine Questel

11. Arnon Dagan

12. Micah Buzianis

13. Björn Dunkerbeck

14. Andrea Rosati

15. Alexandre Cousin

16. Maciek Rutkowski

17. Tristan Algret

18. Josh Angulo

19. Fred Moring

20. Jimmy Diaz

21. Sebastian Kördel

22. Sebastien Poullet

23. Laurent Cali

24. Alexandre Rouys

25. Sean O’Brien

26. Matthieu Blavette

27. Akihiko Yamada

28. Charles Perret

29. Axel Jourdain

30. Laurence Carey

35. Robert Teriitehau

  • men’s full ranking here

 

Final Result ladies (after 14 eliminations with 3 discards):

1. Delphine Cousin (12.9 points)
2. Lena Erdil (22.1 points)
3. Sarah-Quita Offringa (27.8 points)
4. Maria Andres
5. Valerie Ghibaudo
6. Mio Anayama
7. Ayako Suzuki
8. Oceane Lescadieu
9. Stephane Bouquillard
10. Sarah Hauser
11. Marine Marmey
12. Mathielda Lelong

 

 

PWA Airwaves Noumea Dream Cup 2014 - Video

PWA Airwaves Noumea Dream Cup 2014 - Video

 

 

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