It was Kauli Seadi’s (BRA-253, Quatro/ Naish) turn to kick off the action and he did so in style; a radical one footed forward attempt gone wrong, resulted in an accidental no footed forward he could waterstart out of. Leading man Ricardo Campello (V-111, JP/ Neil Pryde) kept up his form and hit the highest score of the first round with a 28.5 pushloop. Seadi was set to give Campello a run for his money and demonstrated this by pulling off a big air chachoo on his third jump, as was Alex Mussolini (E-30, JP/ Neil Pryde), who landed a perfect arched backloop securing him a place in the final. But Campello had one more trick up his sleeve. On his third jump to the final, the master of freestyle went where no man had gone before indoor with a sick double forward, not landing it perfectly, but still insane enough for 29.5 points. Last to join the finalists was Yannick Anton (F-8) with a big one footed forward.
In the final best two out of three jumps counted. Campello went through the routine of big forwards and pushloops and closed the session with another double forward attempt, but didn’t quite get the altitude this time to make it through. Alex Mussolini stuck a spectacular table top forward, but couldn’t do a highscoring second jump. Yannick Anton racked up 26.5 points with another massive one footed forward, but he too wasn’t able to collect enough points for the overall win. Kauli Seadi however has got to be handed move of the day with an ankles dry monster air chachoo on his third jump, rightfully earning him the full 30 points. But with no solid second jump to back it up, the Brazilian had to bow for Ricardo Campello, who had collected most points of the pack.
The girls were busting out big moves on the ramp like they were going out of style. Junko Nagoshi (J-11, F2) scored highest on the first try with a big forward, while Daida Moreno (E-64, Mistral/ North Sails) and Iballa Moreno (E-63, Mistral/ North Sails) both scored 15 points on the second jump with clean forwards, Daida taking one foot off. On the third jump, Daida Moreno (E-64, Mistral/ North Sails) dropped the bomb on the other three with a massive forward loop, earning her first place in today’s jump contest, before Junko Nagoshi (J-11, F2) in second, Nayra Alonso (E-4, Fanatic/ Severne) in third and Iballa Moreno (E-63, Mistral/ North Sails) in fourth. Tomorrow is the last chance for all sailors to shake up the rankings at the 2006 London Boat Show, so make sure to stay tuned to www.pwaworldtour.com for the final results from the first PWA of the 2006 season.