The 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sylt PWA World Cup certainly delivered with action on almost every single day across 4 disciplines – foil, wave, freestyle and slalom – making it one of the most successful events in Sylt for many seasons.
Highlight Video PWA Windsurf World Cup Sylt 2017
Iballa Moreno came into the final wave event of the year leading the world tour and looking to defend her world title for the 4th year in a row and that’s exactly what she managed to do as she won the event ahead of Sarah-Quita Offringa and Daida Moreno. Iballa: “Im super happy to win another year. 4 years in a row… it’s incredible and with the level of the girls increasing every season it makes it even harder. Congrats to Daida also for becoming second overall despite her injury in Tenerife! Adding already a total of 27 World titles to our history!”
Victor Fernandez did everything in his power to defend his world title and deny Philip Köster’s by winning the final wave event of the year, but unfortunately for the Spaniard it was quite enough as Köster claimed 3rd place in Sylt to win his 4th world title. Philip and Victor are equal in points, but Philip has more victories.
Gollito Estredo showed himself as the ultimate competitor again over the last 10 days to win an incredible 8th PWA Freestyle World Title after finishing the season unbeaten as he continues to prove why he is the undisputed king of Freestyle – sailing with his usual exquisite style, consistency and killer instinct to see off the rest of his competitors.
This event will live long in the memory of Marco Lang after the Austrian clinched not only his first ever elimination wins on the world tour, but also his first event victory. On Day 3, Lang was in a league of his own as he claimed two clinical victories and with no further races completed the 31-year-old finishes the event with a perfect scoresheet in first.
In the 3rd foil exhibition the year, Alexandre Cousin and Jordy Vonk claimed 1 victory each, but neither would go on to win the foil with the consistency of Julien Quentel and Sebastian Kornum proving to be key in the two races completed. Quentel and Kornum were tied on 5 points after finishing 2nd and 3rd or vice versa, but Quentel wins the event of countback, while Vonk completes the podium after foiling for just a couple of months.