PWA ALACATI WORLD CUP PREVIEW
The PWA slalom tour returns with some high speed action tomorrow in Alacati, Turkey.
From the 19th to the 24th August both the men’s and women’s slalom fleets shall be returning to action for more warp speed racing as they head to the stunning turquoise waters of Alacati, Turkey. The men will be recommencing battle for the first time since competing in Costa Brava – in June – whilst the women will be fighting it out for the final time this season.
Six days of furious slalom as the women’s title race draws to its conclusion in their final event of the year, whilst the men’s title campaign continues to gather pace in their penultimate event of the season as they battle it out for those crucial world tour points.
Who to watch for the men? Antoine Albeau (RRD / NeilPryde) will enter the event as the favorite, and currently leads the rankings. His fellow teammate Julien Quentel (RRD / NeilPryde) currently sits in second, with Alberto Menegatti (Starboard / Point-7) wrapping up the top three. Also sitting in the top ten are some big names no doubt looking to improve there position. Notably Micah Buzianis (JP / MauiSails), Josh Angulo (Angulo / Gun Sails), Finian Maynard (RRD / Avanti) and more.
On the women’s side, things will be intense as this event decides the titles for the 2013 slalom season. Karin Jaggi (Patrik / Severne) currently leads and looks to wipe the bad taste of last season out of her mouth after she narrowly missed the title. Looking to upset the leader is Twenty-two year old Delphine Cousin (JP / NeilPryde) currently occupies second place. Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / Gaastra / Mystic / Chriz Benz / Maui Ultra Fins) the 2011 title holders joins the tour late having missed the first event. With so much at stake the week ahead promises to be an intense event for the women.
Stay tuned for more action as it unfold in Alacati.