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IFCA Slalom World Championship Brazil - Day 2

16:14 19th November 2010 by Duncan Slater
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French sailors won the two series of races this Thursday and Julien Quentel takes the edge in the competition held in Flecheiras (EC)

Trairi (EC) – French Field on the second day of the Wind Brazil – World Cup slalom, which is being held on beach Flecheiras in the municipality of Ceará Trairi, located 130 km from Fortaleza (CE). The sailors of France won the first three positions in two series of races contested on Thursday, with winds between 15 and 22 knots (27.80 and 40.77 km / h).

After four races and one discard computed, Julien Quentel took the lead in overall standings with 5.7 points lost. “I kept the regularity of the first day and stand firm in my purpose to win here in Brazil,” said the representative of France for 24 years. Second is Sylvain Moussilmani, followed by Ceará Gabriel Browne, Biel, and also French Antoine Questel. The three have the same score, 6.7 points, proving the great balance of the championship.

The sailor of Ceará not repeat the performance on Wednesday, mainly because the mast of his sail broke during the semifinals of the first series of races and lost the lead. In the second series, he finished in fourth place, behind Julien Quentel (3), Sylvain Moussilmani (2) and Antoine Questel (1). “I gave a bit unlucky, but everything is on schedule, as I stood among the first,” he said Biel.

The highlight of Wednesday was Sylvain Moussilmani. In addition to staying in second place in the final race of the day, he won the first and jumped from fifth to runner-up overall in Wind Brazil – World Cup Slalom. Son of a French mother and Syrian father, the seventh ranked by Professionals Windsurfing Association (PWA) said he was pleased with his performance. “The day was fine, since I kept the title battle, which is my goal,” he warned.

Brazil – Santa Catarina The Wilhelm Schurmann is the best Brazilian after Biel. The Santa Catarina occupies the seventh place with 16 points. John Henry Ferreira, Janjao of Icaraizinho (EC), occupies the 10th position with 25 points; Levy Lenz, Fortaleza, is in 14th with 41 points.

Two representatives of Jericoacoara, a major tourist destination in the West Coast of Ceara, are competing in Flecheiras: Ian Moor, who is in 13th place with 35 points and Antonio Benevaldo Cruz, Bing, in 15th with 43 points. Both compete with inferior equipment to the opponents, and even then, are successfully facing the platoon foreign intermediary. “We do what we can,” Ian mused.

Women – On Thursday, two were contested races in the women’s category, which includes the participation of five athletes. The French Arutkin Alice, as occurred on the first day, won both the race and remain unbeaten. With four races and made a disposal computed, it accumulates lost 2.1 points.

“I’m happy with my performance. After all there were four wins from four races. I am happier because Ceará is a great place to sail and compete because it is windy all day, a pleasant climate and sea water is warm,” he said Alice , who praised the Brazilian opponent. “Do not know, but came to see that they are very good and may evolve further during the competition,” concluded the young sailor of 18 years.

Mônica Veras remains the best Brazilian in the standings with six points. She earned a third and second places this second day of competition and continues in front of compatriot Juliana Farias, with eight points. The Gaucho Ana Sofia Cardoso is in fourth place with 14 points. “The goal, which is to be the first in Brazil, is being met,” the state of Ceará.

On the possibility of overcoming Arutkin Alice, the Brazilian octacampeã Slalom said it was an almost impossible task because of the difference in equipment between the two. “As the wind is not strong, I lose performance because she’s sailing with a sail bigger than mine and it makes much difference,” explained Monica.

Juliana Farias, who is returning to competition after two year absence to be a mother, said she was delighted with his performance on Wednesday for two reasons. “I managed to get in front of Monica in a battery, I managed to drop in front of another and not only kept the lead because the distances between the buoys is great and I lose speed because of the very small candle,” he said.

Thirty-two athletes from Australia, France, Portugal, Britain, Spain, Turkey, Croatia and Brazil participate in the contest male and five Women’s World Cup slalom, which distributes a total of $ 30,000 (about U.S. $ 54 thousand) and set the world champions of the Senior category (main) and Ladies, Juniors and Masters of the.

The first series of races this Friday, the fifth in the championship, is scheduled for 12 hours (13h GMT). The second starts at 14h30 (15h30 GMT). The prediction is that the wind speed increases in intensity on the third day of racing, reaching 20 knots (37.07 km / h) and average higher gusts.

Fastest mode of windsurfing – The Slalom is the fastest mode of windsurfing. Athletes can reach up to 70 km / h on days of strong winds. In the championships, is obeyed the key system. In Flecheiras, sailors are divided into short battery of five minutes on average, six athletes and the top four advance to the semifinals, which are performed with eight sailors in each. The four losers vie for the “End of Losers.” The four best placed to define the winner of each race in the Final of the Winners. ”

Results Thursday

Male

Grade 3

1 – Sylvain Moussilmani (FRA)

2 – Julien Quentel (FRA)

3 – Antoine Questel (FRA)

4 – Steve Allen (AUS)

5 – Wilhelm Schurmann (BRA-SC)

Grade 4

1 – Antoine Questel (FRA)

2 – Sylvain Moussilmani (FRA)

3 – Julien Quentel (FRA)

4 – Gabriel Browne, Biel (BRA-CE)

5 – Mortfond Pierre (FRA)

Women

Grade 3

1 – Alice Arutkin (FRA)

2 – Juliana Farias (BRA-CE)

3 – Mônica Veras (BRA-CE)

4 – Ana Sofia Cardoso (BRA-RS)

Grade 4

1 – Alice Arutkin (FRA)

2 – Mônica Veras (BRA-CE)

3 – Juliana Farias (BRA-CE)

4 – Ana Sofia Cardoso (BRA-RS)

Rating – After 4 series (discarding the worst result)

Male

1 – Julien Quentel (FRA) – 5.7 percentage points (3 +2 +0.7 +3)

2 – Sylvain Moussilmani (FRA) – 6, 7 (8 +4 +2 +0.7)

3 – Gabriel Browne (BRA-CE) – 6.7 (0.7 +10 +2 +4)

4 – Antoine Questel (FRA) – 6.7 (4 +3 +8 +0.7)

5 – Steve Allen (AUS) – 11 (2 +5 +4 +8)

6 – Ludo Jossin (ESP) – 16 (9 +3 +6 +7)

7 – Wilhelm Schurmann (BRA-CE) – 16 (5 +10 +5 +6)

8 – Kozanoglu Bora (TUR) – 18 (7 +6 +8 +9)

9 – Mortfond Pierre (FRA) – 23 (29 +9 +5 +9)

10 – John Henry Ferreira (BRA-CE) – 25 (11 +7 +7 +15)

Female

1 – Alice Arutkin (FRA) – 2.1 pp (0.7 +0.7 +0.7 +0.7)

2 – Mônica Veras (BRA-CE) – 6 (2 +2 +2 +3)

3 – Juliana Farias (BRA-CE) – 8 (3 +3 +2 +3)

4 – Ana Sofia Cardoso (BRA-RS) – 14 (5 +5 +5 +4)

5 – Leticia Hoff (BRA-CE) – 15 (5 +5 +5 +5)…

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