Antoine has ended up on top of the PWA slalom log for 2014. Another great year for a great windsurfer. Cyril was second, Pierre Mortfon third, Ben vd Steen fourth and Pascal Toselli fifth. The positions of Pierre and Ben show that both the North/Fanatic and the Tabou/GA combinations are working properly. I can't help feeling that Pascal was slightly unlucky to be fifth. Some of his performances were stratospheric and with a little more consistency he could have been challenging the top two guys easily.
Bjorn announced his retirement from competitive windsurfing. It is easy to forget just what a phenomenon this guy was for his many years at the top. One of the all time greats who casts a long shadow for anyone wishing to follow in his footsteps. Good luck champ and thanks for the inspiration over so many years.
The top ten PWA placings give the following results by board/sail maker:
I have not had an opportunity to ride the Manta 81 yet. The wind has been either too light or way too strong. I am also nursing an injury so not sure when I'll be back in action.
Talk to you soon