:: Vincent Langer from Germany is the Winner at the Summer Opening
After five competition days the Summer Opening presented by Multivan found an end this Sunday. The final day brought even harder conditions with it than the day before. With waves up to four meters it was impossible fort he race crew to get the boats out on the water. Therefore, a waveriding supersession sponsored by Sony without official scoring was started instead of another slalom Elimination. The Youngster Jan-Moritz Bochnia impressed the judge the most with a spectacular Backloop and was rewarded with a brandnew Sony Xperia Z3.
The organisers of the event are very pleased with one complete double elimination in the discipline waveriding, two Formula Windsurfing Races and three complete Slalom eliminations. „We were able to race all three disciplines. This hasn’t happened in years! Sylt showed everyone its windy side once more this time of the year. My wish for the next year are some degrees more in temperature. So that the personal feeling does fit together with the events title „Summer Opening““. (Matthias Regber, Choppy Water Eventmanagement)
Tens of thousands of spectators enjoyed the competitions offshore and the atmosphere at the promenade. 58 competitors out of nine different countries were evidence for the significance of the event that is endowed with 10.000,00 Euro total prize money.
The North Sea offered from the first competition day on perfect weather conditions for the surfers. With seven wind forces and waves up to two meters height the conditions pushed the competitors to their limits. The single elimination of the waveriding elimination was clearly dominated byLeon Jamaer (GER-208). His waverides and spectacular jumps impressed the spectators and the judges. Within the following double elimination Klaas Voget (GER-4) from Hamburg an incredible pursuit race. The two favorites Voget and Jamaer meet one another in the final where they showed all their potential on the rough North Sea. At the end of the heat Leon Jamaer was the lucky winner of the double elimination as well. Worldcup professional Klaas Voget reached the second place followed by Max Dröge (GER-3) from Kiel, Gunnar Asmussen (GER-88) from Flensburg and the local Christopher Bünger (GER-36) from Sylt.
The second competition day with three to four windforces was ideal fort he competitors in the discipline Formula Windsurfing (Racing). Sebastian Kördel (GER-220) fram Aach close to Konstanz became the winner of this discipline with a second and a third place. He is very closely followed by Vincent Langer from Kiel. The third place is going to Casper Bouman (NED-52) from the Netherlands and Malte Reuscher (ITA-7777) from Italy crossed the finish line in fourth position in front of Gunnar Asmussen.
On Saturday the discipline Slalom was scheduled. The conditions with six wind forces and waves up to two meters were perfect for the Slalom pilots. The riders raced through three eliminations which was everything that was possible with these very strong conditions off shore. With a first place and a second place Vincent Langer secured his victory in the discipline racing. He is followed by Casper Bouman and Sebastian Kördel. Maciek Rutkowski from Poland and Fabian Mattes (GER-202) complete the Top-5.
The Overall ranking list is the combination of the rankings of all three disciplines. The two best disciplines of every competitor are counted. Vincent Langer is the Winner of the Summer Opening presented by Multivan is with his victory in the discipline Slaom and a second place in the discipline Racing.
Vincent Langer: „I am more than happy that I’ve won this regatta. It’s been the coldest and hardest conditions I’ve surfed in so far. I am definitely looking forward tot the Volvo Surf Cup in Juli.“
Sebastian Kördel is reaching the second place in the Overall ranking with his Victory in the discipline Formula Racing and a third place in the discipline slalom. Casper Bouman did a good job as well. He’s on the third place in the Overall ranking with a third place in Racing and a second place in the discipline slalom. Gunnar Asmussen is taking his profit out of his positioning in the discipline waveriding. Overall he is on the fourth place followed by Maciek Rutkowski from Poland.