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Day 2-Jaggi shines in the glistening South Korean sun
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 Karin Jaggi (Patrik / Severne) was the sailor wearing the biggest smile, as she 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.
Japan’s Ayako Suzuki (Starboard / Gaastra / Mystic) made a flying start in heat sixteen, but she soon felt the force of a rampaging Karin Jaggi, who led into the first mark. Lena Erdil (Patrik / Loft Sails / AL360 / Mystic) didn’t make the best of starts, but a fantastic opening gybe saw the Turkish lady burst into second place.
Valerie Arrighetti (Tabou / Gaastra / Mystic) was still in contention at this stage, but her challenge for victory was all over by the second mark as the reigning world champion flamed her gybe and ultimately finished in eighth place.
Jaggi in the meantime continued to extend her lead as the Swiss gem combined her superior top speed with silky smooth gybes and it wasn’t long before the Swiss gem was taking the checkered flag to claim the first bullet of the season.
Delphine Cousin (JP / NeilPryde), meanwhile, had slowly been creeping through the fleet and the twenty-one year old made no mistakes around the final gybe to claim a brilliant second place ahead of Erdil and Mio Anayama (Starboard / NeilPryde).
The main surprise in the semifinal involved Marion Mortefon (Starboard / Severne), after the young French woman narrowly failed to qualify for the winners’ final after a tussle with Anayama.
An eventful second day concluded just before six O’clock after four hours of furious slalom. Tomorrow’s forecast promise the opportunity of further racing, so be sure to tune in from 10am when the skippers’ shall be held - if the conditions are suitable then the racing shall resume with the men’s heat twelve at 10:30am.
You’ll be able to watch all the action unfold as it happens by tuning into the PWA TV @ https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=1622.
Results after Elimination One - Women
1st Karin Jaggi (Patrik / Severne)
2nd Delphine Cousin (JP / NeilPryde)
3rd Lena Erdil (Patrik / Loft Sails / AL360 / Mystic)
4th Mio Anayama (Starboard / NeilPryde)
5th Cagla Kubat (Starboard / Loft Sails)
Scope The Action
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