The PWA arrived in Korea on Friday and despite a slow start the wind has now filled in and they've managed to get quite a few rounds completed. The person who has clearly been taking their training seriously over the winter is Italian rider Alberto Menegatti. From race one he has lead the pack with devastating effect, incredible fast straight line speed and perfect gybes have kept him at the top of the leader board. However, after a slow start last years world champion is hot on his heels, Antoine Albeau only needs to hold his form now and discard his first result to jump into first place. Meanwhile others have been impressing and no more so than Karin Jaggi in the womens fleet who looks set to take the win at this event should she continue the way she is right now, but it is still only half way through the event and with plenty more wind forecast all could still change at this first event of the PWA Slalom Tour.
Here are the video updates so far for those interested and check out the daily reports below.
The inaugural day of the Ulsan PWA World Cup saw both the men’s and women’s heats registering for the upcoming week of competition between 10am and 11am. With light onshore winds combined with beautiful sunshine in the morning, the sailors took the opportunity to finish preparing themselves and their equipment for the start of the competition... Read more here.
Jinha beach truly delivered the goods on day two of the Ulsan PWA World Cup as winds of between 14-25 knots created a slalom sailors paradise for the entire afternoon. After several hours of adrenaline fueled slalom Alberto Menegatti (Starboard / Point-7) and Karin Jaggi (Patrik / Severne) were the sailors wearing the biggest smiles, as they claimed the opening bullets of the campaign. Meanwhile, there were a whole host of highs and lows as tempers flared during an action packed day... Read more here.
The third day of the Ulsan PWA World Cup started with extremely light winds in the morning, however, over the course of the morning the wind swung cross-shore and the conditions started to look much more promising. The wind continued to tease the competitors over the duration of the day, but extremely gusty winds put a spanner in the works and no heats could be completed today. After a long day on hold the sailors were eventually released at 5pm... Read more here.
Having just been completed you can watch a full re-cap of the livestream by heading over to - PWAworldtour.com