2022 IFCA Slalom European Champions have been awarded during the ENEL 2022 IFCA JYM SLALOM EUROPEANS which was held from 8th through the 12th of June.
The beautiful location of Sotto Torre, Calasetta Isola di Sant’Antioco, Sardegna, Italy has provided 3 non stop days of racing in a mixture of conditions with a cozy and laid back atmosphere, it was all about great slalom racing battles with lots of smiles, happiness and gratitude at the end of each event day including the closing ceremony.
THANK YOU, IT WAS GREAT
ENEL, Comune di Calasetta, Local Organizers & crew, the media gang. Said Class executive member Tine Slabe who played a key role in coordinating and communications.
The 2022 Slalom European Windsurfing Champions:
The 2021 Youth Women Slalom Worlds 3rd Place finalist from France JUSTINE LEMETEYER FRA-171 enters the season strong and firm. A smart sailor who is comfortable when it gets windy and choppy as it was proven during the first days of the championships with a victory already in sight after 10 completed races. But the 2021 Youth Women Slalom Vice World Champion MA DAVICO FRA-203 was never too far behind which will definitively make things interesting in the nearest future.
YOUTH WOMEN PODIUM
1. JUSTINE LEMETEYER FRA-171 | European Champion
2. MA DAVICO FRA-203 | Vice European Champion
3. ELIF ERCAN TUR-571 3rd Place
The 2021 defending Youth Slalom European Champion from Denmark, the strong and focused fast slalom racer JOHAN SØE DEN-37 kept it consistence during most if not all of his races and his title victory was pretty much clear before the last 2 days of the championship. His fellow countryman NOAH VINTHER DEN-7777 happily claimed the 2022 Vice European Champion while Belgium’s CYRIL EVRARD BEL-250 definitively had put some pressure during battles for the second slot.
YOUTH MEN PODIUM
1. JOHAN SØE DEN-37 | European Champion
2. NOAH VINTHER DEN-7777 | Vice European Champion
3. CYRIL EVRARD BEL-250 3rd Place
The 2021 Junior Girls Slalom World Champion ELIF ERCAN TUR-571 claims 2 podium victories and shows that she belongs among the top even if competing together with the Youth women. Already making a name for herself this talented Turkish junior slalom racer will be one everyone will watch during future and upcoming slalom racing events.
JUNIOR GIRLS PODIUM
1. ELIF ERCAN TUR-571 | European Champion
2. MIMOSA MERONI ITA-827| Vice European Champion
3. BROTSCHI-EIBEL LOLA FRA-947 3rd Place
BAPTISTE GROUEIX FRA-6841 “The Silent Striker” a new name to remember with only 7 wins of the 19 races, but definitively one who was most consistence during the 3 racing days in the junior division making his victory a well deserved title for the up coming talent from France. Worth mentioning is OZAN ÖZAY TUR-905 who managed to learn from mistakes made during this championship winning 10 of the 19 races, yet with minus 2 points from Victory he remained positive and a very happy 2022 Vice European Junior Slalom Champion.