New Calendonia – The Dream Destination w. Lena Erdil

On the final day with my second overall podium place pretty much secured, my second place in the event was all but secured, but with Sarah Quita only a few places behind me and another discard to come I knew that the last days were going to be a tough fight between us. To make matters even more exciting Sarah won the first race diminishing my lead to about 1 point. All was to be decided in the final race, by mark 2 Sarah was second and I was in 4th but with no real distance between us, I got the inside on the jibe but could see from the corner of my eye that having flipped her rig her outhaul had broken. Not really what I would have wished for as a final battle but in the end I finished the race in second behind Delphine and secured the second place in the event as well as the overall! I’m stoked with this result and the event, hope we will get more of the same next year and hopefully we will be able to come back to Noumea for another Airwaves Dream Cup!

The racing for the top 3 podium spots this last week was really fun with each one of use equally able to steal the inside on the jibes or put in that extra bit of speed to pass each other on the straight, I think we produced some of the most exciting women slalom action for a while. I definitely had a lot of fun racing and am already looking forwards to next years PWA battles with these and hopefully many more girls! However, I would like to send out some big congratulations to Delphine Cousine for holding a firm grip on the slalom world title for the second year in a row! But I promise that next year I will challenge even harder 😉


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