With light winds expected on the morning of Day 2 of the 2019 Ulsan PWA World Cup, the sailors were taken on a tour to explore the Seoknamsa Temple, which is situated around an hour away from Jinha Beach.
Seongnamsa Temple (석남사 울산) means ‘Southern Rock Temple’ because of its southern location in the Gaji Mountain range, was built in 824A.D. by monk Master Master Doui under the reign of King Heondeok with the hopes of preventing the country from foreign invasion.
However, in 1592 the temple was destroyed during the Japanese invasion and wasn’t rebuilt until 1674. Since then the temple …več
The opening day of the 2019 Ulsan PWA World Cup was expected to be wet and windy, but only one element of the forecast proved to be true and unfortunately, it was the rain rather than the wind that was correct. For a brief period in the late afternoon, the wind did look as though it may kick in with gusts of up to 14 knots, but despite the Women’s Foil fleet being called to committee boat, the wind proved too unstable to race, while the seaweed was also troublesome.
Earlier in the day, the sailors registered for the next 5 …več
After a short hop, skip and a jump from Japan to South Korea the world’s fastest sailors are ready for their next battle of the season as Jinha Beach prepares to host the next stage of the Men’s and Women’s Slalom and Women’s Foil between 18th-24rd May for the 2019 Ulsan PWA World Cup.
With there not being enough wind to complete any slalom in Japan things remain as they were after the opening event of the year in Marignane, but after a long week of waiting in Yokosuka, the slalom fleet will be pleased to see that the forecast for …več
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, Delphine Cousin Questel (Starboard / S2Maui / Starboard Foil) and Pierre Mortefon (Fanatic / Duotone / LOKEFOIL) maintain their perfect starts to the season after following up their respective victories in France by securing the top spots on the podium in Japan – meaning they both lead the Men’s & Women’s Foil …več
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For the majority of the week the forecast has suggested that Tuesday would produce the best racing conditions of the event, unfortunately though, that’s not how things panned out with heavy rain squalls playing havoc with the wind, and ultimately, it was not possible to complete any racing on the penultimate day of the 2019 Fly! ANA Yokosuka PWA World Cup.
We caught up with current Foiling Vice-World Champion – Sebastian Kördel (Starboard / GA Sails / Starboard Foil) – who sits in 2nd place tied on 11 points with event leader – Pierre Mortefon (Fanatic / Duotone / LOKEFOIL) – …več