Pure slalom racing action at Slalom Worlds

Greece: Races could finally start on the third competition day here at the Slalom Worlds in Paros, when around 13:15pm local time, the wind was suitable enough at between 14 and 17 knots.

The Men’s continue with Heat number 3, which was sailed in a little lighter winds.
With just a few cancellations, the races flowed and athletes were on their largest equipment. After a few hours, the first final races were sailed with the wind blowing a bit stronger gusting up to 18 knots.

Top performances were seen by the top 10 with often really close battles from start onward and around the first two marks. The day before the last was long with a total of four eliminations completed for the Men’s and seven races for the Women’s in moderate winds.

Despite the tough conditions and some course adjustments, the race committee had their hands full with the race management and the rescue.

It was full-on during the last races of the Championship, with winds blowing from 22 knots to later in the afternoon up to 28 knots and more with very rough and wavy conditions.

Jordy Vonk NED-69 defended his top position throughout the Championship by always securing a spot in the Final heat. In the Women’s category, multi-Slalom champion, Jenna Gibson, dominated from the beginning to the end by winning 10 out of the 13 races sailed.

Top 3 Women Podium
1 Jenna Gibson GBR
2 Sarah Jackson GBR
3 Andrea Vanhoorne BEL

Top 3 Men Podium
1 Jordy Vonk NED
2 Basile Jacquin NC
3 Maciek Rutkowski POL

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