A tense finale to the Lanzarote Super X gives Antoine Albeau his first Super X world title. Daida Moreno kept Karin Jaggi at bay to take her first ever Super X world title.
You have to give it to Antoine, the superman of windsurfing. His consistency is the key to his success. In this competition he made every single final. His worst discard was a sixth place. The Super X racing was held in very marginal conditions a lot of the time, meaning the might of Albeau had to use an enormous sail compared to everyone else. He might have been slow out of spocks, but that is hardly surprising.
As for Kevins domination, it turned out that Kevin beat himself more than anyone else. A world title was hanging in the bag and to win it the younger Pritchard only had to finish ahead of his brother and Antoine Albeau. The last race in lighter conditions would not suit Albeau, but the nerves must have got to Kevin and uncharacteristically he went over the startline early. This earned him a disqualification and a 10th place, a result that he could not discard and one that would send him into 3rd place overall, shattering his Super X world title dreams. All Antoine had to do was finish higher than Kevin and without Kevin in the race that was pretty easy. Kevin Pritchard came in at 3rd overall, Matt Second and Nik Baker 4th.
The overall results saw Antoine on top, followed by Kevin, Matt and then Nik Baker. Ross Williams came 8th overall in his first Super X campaign. The top Freestyler was Taty Frans in at 6th overall. Interestingly Taty is entering the Slalom 42 at both Pozo and Fuerteventura.
Daida Moreno, once again proved just why she is number one, her worst result a third place. Karin Jaggi last years champion was unable to stop her despite many years of racing experience.
The tour now moves onto Pozo for a Wave, Freestyle and Racing extravaganza.
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