The 2019 Fly! ANA Yokosuka PWA World Cup saw 3 eliminations of Foiling for the men and 7 eliminations for the women completed in 3-11 knots of wind, which meant that well-timed starts and solid race tactics were needed to succeed, while any mistakes were severely punished. Ultimately Pierre Mortefon (Fanatic / Duotone / LOKEFOIL) maintains his perfect start to the season after following up his respective victory in France by securing the top spot on the podium in Japan – meaning he is leading the Men’s Foil & Slalom PWA World Tours.
Coming into the new season, Pierre’s best result in foiling was 6th, however, after a winter of hard work and development the Frenchman records his first victory in this relatively new discipline – meaning that there have now been 5 different winners from the last 5 foil events.
Pierre´s start to the season couldn’t have been any better and he walks away from Japan leading both the Slalom and Foil PWA World Tours heading into South Korea has won the opening Slalom event of the year in Marignane last month.
Pierre Mortefon, who has now won the last 3 racing events on the PWA World Tour – Slalom Sylt 2018, Slalom Marignane, Foiling Japan: “It’s pretty insane to have won the last 3 events – it’s pretty amazing. I wasn’t expecting this – especially in the Foil, but I worked a lot this winter with all my partners on the board, sail and foil and I think we have managed to develop a super good combo that is working well together. For the whole week, I’ve just been trying to sail without making things too complicated by not taking too much risk on the start and the reaches etc. Overall I think that paid off and I’m really happy about this. Now leading in Slalom and Foil is going to make things tricky in the next events, but I’m super happy about this!”
Marion Mortefon (Fanatic / Duotone / LOKEFOIL) sailed extremely consistently throughout to deservedly earn the final place on the podium. Over the 7 eliminations completed Mortefon recorded results of: 2x 2nd, 4x 3rd & 1x 4th!
Results 2019 Fly! ANA Yokosuka PWA World Cup – Men’s Foil:
1st Pierre Mortefon (FRA – Fanatic / Duotone / LOKEFOIL)
2nd Sebastian Kördel (GER – Starboard / GA Sails / Starboard Foil)
3rd Alexandre Cousin (FRA – Patrik / Phantom Sails / Phantom Foils)
4th Sebastian Kornum (DEN – JP / NeilPryde)
5th Nicolas Goyard (FRA – Tabou / GA Sails / Phantom Foils)
Results 2019 Fly! ANA Yokosuka PWA World Cup – Women’s Foil:
1st Delphine Cousin Questel (FRA – Starboard / S2Maui / Starboard Foil)
2nd Marina Alabau (ESP – Starboard / Severne / Starboard Foil)
3rd Marion Mortefon (FRA – Fanatic / Duotone / LOKEFOIL)
4th Blanca Alabau (ESP – Starboard / Severne / Starboard Foil)
5th Helle Oppedal (NOR – Fanatic / Duotone)
More info/full results: https://www.pwaworldtour.com/