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:: Vincent Langer is IFCA European Slalom Champion 2015

The 2015 season of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup is over. The ranking of continental series leading to the official IFCA European Slalom title consisted out of four events in three different countries. This gave the competitors one regatta to discard. An impressive number of 135 different competitors can be found in the annual ranking list. Vincent Langer (GER-1, Fanatic, Point-7) from Germany was dominating the tour and rightfully claims the title „IFCA European Slalom Champion 2015“.

Langer started his triumph with a second place at the Windsurfing Euro-Cup in Torbole at Lake Garda in Italy. With a victory in his home waters at the Euro-Cup on Sylt he was able to take the lead in the ranking list. A second place at the Euro-Cup in Bol on the island Brac in Croatia confirmed his position. The triumph at the IFCA Slalom World Championship on Sylt left no doubts in his domination of the 2015 Euro-Cup tour. With two victories and two second places he sums up 359 ranking points missing the maximum possible by just one point. 2015 Vincent Langer can celebrate the „triple“ of German Champion, European Champion and World Champion in the discipline slalom.

The title of IFCA European Slalom Vice-Champion 2015 also goes to Germany. Sebastian Kördel (GER-220, Starboard, GA Sails) had a perfect start into the Euro-Cup season with his victory at the opening regatta in Torbole. At the Euro-Cup on Sylt he had to let the later winner Langer pass. But with his third place in the rough North Sea he remained in a strong position for the title fight. At the Euro-Cup in Bol (Croatia) Kördel was still suffering from health problems. With a fifth place he was not able to attack Langers lead. Curdle missed the chance to take the victory at the Windsurfing Euro Cup 2015 as he didn’t participate in the IFCA Slalom Worlds on Sylt. But with 354 ranking points he managed to defend his second place in the annual ranking of the continental series.

Polands Maciek Rutkowski (POL-23, Patrik, Point-7) proved that hard work finally pays off. The Polish hotshot entered the series with the goal to win or at least to finish on a podium position. So he was very unhappy with his fifth place at the first event at Lake Garda. He managed to improve his performance with a fourth place at the Euro-Cup on Sylt. But a the third event in Bol he was finally able to let his talent shine. His victory brought him a great relief and pushed him on the podium of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup 2015. With a total of 254 ranking points he is only one point behind Kördel. So Rutkowski can be proud about a strong season. He might only blame himself that he missed the second Sylt event as a fourth place at this regatta would have been enough for him to become IFCA European Slalom Vice-Champion 2015.

Ingmar Daldorf (NED-191, Patrik, Loftsails) from the Netherlands presented a consistent performance. With 346 point the Dutch racer conquers the fourth place in the annual ranking of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup 2015.

Nicolas Prien (GER-7, Fanatic, North) has his first full international season in 2015. The Euro-Cup proved to be the perfect platform for the German talent. With 342 ranking points he completes the Top-5 in the annual ranking list.

Julien Pockrand (GER-287, Tabou, Gaastra) from Germany is the best Youth (U19) competitor with an impressive 10th place. Francesco Scagliola (ITA-353, RRD, Severne) from Italy is the best Junior (U17). Andrea Rosati (ITA-0, RRD, Neil Pryde) is the best Master (over 35) on position 13 in the ranking list while Marco Begalli (ITA-415, Starboard, Severne) is the best Grandmaster (over 45) on place 18.

Here you can find the full ranking:
Windsurfing Euro-Cup - Annual Ranking Slalom 2015