Volvo Surf Cup thrills 120,000 spectators on Sylt.
After five days the Volvo Surf Cup on Sylt (Germany) came to an end. A total of over 120,000 spectators experienced spectacular races at the IFCA Slalom World Championship 2015. With over 90 competitors from 17 different nations a new participation record was set.
The German Vincent Langer (GER-1) succeeded to win the official World Championship title in his home country. Already in the first slalom elimination the reigning German Champion laid the basement for his success when he dominated the opening race. Langer was also able to win the second elimination. With this perfect start into the regatta the German achieved a huge lead. The result of the third slalom elimination was irrelevant for him. But with an eighth place he presented a strong performance again. After three eliminations every competitor may discard his worst result. With two bullets Langer ensures the optimum score of 1.4 points. Therefore he rightfully wins the official IFCA Slalom World Championship title 2015.
"I am stoked! I am the Slalom World Champion!" smiles the fresh title holder to continue "Last year I was third. The year before Vice-World Champion. Now, in the third attempt it has finally worked out. I am even more proud to achieve this success in my home country. This is the maximum!"
On the second place follows the Dane Sebastian Kornum (DEN-24). Kornum presented a consistent performance. The Dane entered the World Championship with a third place. In the second elimination he confirmed his ambitions for a top result. In the final elimination Kornum was able to dominate. With his victory Kornum was able to ensure the Vice-World Championship title with 37 points.
"I am happy to be Vice-World Champion. Normally it is already a kind of defeat if you are second. But Vincent really deserves the title. He has presented a great performance on the water and is promoting windsurfing a lot among the youth in Germany. If somebody is a rightful champion then him!" smiles the sympathic Dane Kornum.
Nicolas Warembourg (FRA-531) from France follows close behind with 4.0 points. In two races he conquered the second place. Once he got sixth.
"I had hard fights with Vincent Langer and Sebastian Kornum. My target was a podium finish. And this is what I was able to achieve. Therefore I am very happy about my result at the IFCA Slalom World Championship on Sylt," says the French Waremburg.
In the Women's fleet Turkish Lena Erdil (TUR-33) was able to dominate. She won six out of seven races and is therefore rightful "IFCA Slalom Women Champion 2015". On place two follows Maria Andres (ESP-2) from Spain. Third position goes to Esther de Geus (NED-16) from the Netherlands.
The Volvo Surf Cup on Sylt was again a huge success. 120,000 spectators experienced the Sylt from its windy and sporty side. A new participation record was set to confirm the high status of the event on the international level.