PWA Alacati World Cup – Day 3

A frustrating day for competitors as winds fail to cooperate.

Day three of the PWA Pegasus Airlines World Cup saw just three heats completed in the women’s second elimination dues to light and flukey winds. Conditions looked to be improving quickly by 2pm, but it didn’t last long as 5 knot holes were to be found on the race course. The day continued to frustrate with many heats started and then abandoned, first men’s semi final.

However three women’s heats were completed. In heat two, the first heat of the day, local hero Cagla Kubat (Starboard / Loft Sails) was victorious, while Marion Mortefon (Starboard / Severne), Lena Erdil (Patrik / Loft Sails / Mystic / AL360) and Gelly Skarlatou also qualified for the next round. In heat three Burce Vardarli, Melek Toraman (Starboard / Loft Sails), Ceren Yaman (JP / NeilPryde) and Deniz Sekercioglu qualified. Heat four saw Marianne Kaplas (Starboard / Severne) who finished first in her heat. Also qualifying from heat four were Delphine Cousin (JP / NeilPryde), Valerie Arrighetti (Tabou / Gaastra / Mystic) and Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / Gaastra / Mystic / Chris Benz / Maui Ultra Fins) respectively.

Racing is scheduled to resume tomorrow at 11am, if conditions allow.

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