2006 London Boat Show in Association with the Daily Mail – Day 2
L06_junko takes the jump!
In the women’s field, Daida Moreno (E-64, Mistral/ North Sails) took the pool by storm with spinloops and a grubby, securing her first victory of the 2006 season before her sister Iballa Moreno (E-63, Mistral/ North Sails) in second, Nayra Alonso (E-4, Fanatic/ Severne) in third and Junko Nagoshi (J-11, F2) in fourth position, all going for spocks with the best of them.
Next up, slalom in a two-man race format. In back to back heats, the field was quickly mowed down to the final four racers. In the men’s first semifinal, Ricardo Campello (V-111, JP/ Neil Pryde) managed to stay ahead of Josh Angulo (US-11), while in semifinal number two Nik Baker (K-66, Mistral/ North Sails) secured his spot in the final at the expense of compatriot Ben Proffitt (K-800, Fanatic). Before the final, Proffitt went on to face Angulo in a collision filled losers’ final. It was Angulo who had the edge over Proffitt, by winning two out of three heats to claim his victory.
In the women’s slalom final, it took Daida Moreno (E-64, Mistral/ North Sails) three heats to leave her sister behind. Daida won the first heat, but Iballa took the second one, making it all come down to the third heat. Both sisters crashed on the first mark, but Daida recovered first and didn’t make any mistakes on her way to the finish line. Meanwhile, Nayra Alonso (E-4, Fanatic/ Severne) beat Junko Nagoshi (J-11, F2) in the losers’ final and landed third place.
Finishing off day number one of the 2006 London Boat Show in Association with The Daily Mail was the sensational jumping discipline, where the boys and girls truly are separated from the men and women. Each sailor got a total of three runs to stick that perfect jump, with the best two jumps counting and having to be different jumps. In a first round filled with spectacular jumps and vicious crashes, Yannick Anton (F-8), Ricardo Campello (V-111, JP/ Neil Pryde), Nik Baker (K-66, Mistral/ North Sails) and Josh Angulo (US-11) were the ones to advance to the final round. Campello pulled off the highest scoring jump of the day – a 28.5 pushloop – without his harness on, having forgotten to put it on in all the excitement. Again, three jumps each would determine today’s jumping winner. On the first run, Nik Baker scored highest with an impressive table top forward, while jumping big gun Campello uncharacteristically failed to deliver with a crashed out pushloop. At the second go, Campello redeemed himself with a 23.5 table top forward, with Baker right behind him with a 21.5 table top. While Baker completely overrotated on a backloop in the third and final jump, Campello consolidated his lead with a brutal pushloop, racking up 27 points and today’s number one prize. Josh Angulo closed the men’s performance with a huge pushloop of his own, earning him 24.5 points and third place after Nik Baker and before Yannick Anton.
L06_Iballa goes down
All of today’s results can be found below. Log on again tomorrow on www.pwaworldtour.com for the third day of action at the 2006 London Boat Show in Association with The Daily Mail as the indoor show continues.
MEN’S JUMP RESULTS
WOMEN’S JUMP RESULTS
MEN’S SLALOM RESULTS
WOMEN’S SLALOM RESULTS
MEN’S FREESTYLE RESULTS
WOMEN’S FREESTYLE RESULTS