WWEC 2009 GoSaimaa! Results - Boards Windsurfing

Windsurfing Magazine



WWEC 2009 GoSaimaa! Results


WWEC 2009 GoSaimaa! Results


The second round of WWEC 2009 in Finland finished with experienced and technical riders in the first places overall – Janis Preiss in slalom and Juha Mannermaa in course racing.


After very ‘Finnish style’ registration for races in the sauna nearby lake, races in both slalom and course discipline could start with more participants comparing to the first round in Latvia. There were 22 riders together from Latvia and Finland however surfers from Estonia and other countries were expected to join European Cup.


First five races of slalom discipline were accomplished on Saturday with great lead of Janis Preiss in the first place in each run. Nothing changed after last 2 runs on Sunday, and Janis Preiss was awarded as an overall winner in slalom of second WWEC 2009 round. Another rider from Latvia – Mikus Bevalds, competing only second time in windsurfing races, got the 2nd best results. Third – Juha Blinnikka from Finland, winning Latvian rider Janis Silis only by one point.


In course one race was possible to organize on Saturday due to low wind conditions. After first day Antti Riihimaki (Finland) got the 1st place as two leaders – Juha Mannermaa (Finland) and Arto Ravander (Finland) – were disqualified. But both surfers showed technical and fast performance on Sunday in other four races, finally standing on pedestal in 1st and 3rd places. 2nd place took Janis Preiss (Latvia) becoming overall leader of WWEC 2009 after 2 series in Latvia and Finland.


WWEC 2009 goSaimaa! results:


Course Overall

1.Juha Mannermaa (Finland)

2.Janis Preiss (Latvia)

3. Arto Ravander (Finland)


Course Master

1.Juha Mannermaa (Finland)

2.Arto Ravander (Finland)

3.Antti Riihimaki (Finland)


Slalom Overall

1.Janis Preiss (Latvia)

2.Mikus Bevalds (Latvia)

3.Juha Blinnikka (Finland)


Nice evening program starting with dinner, later some surprises from local artists and sauna, made all weekend great from early morning until late night.


Check out first videos and photos about WWEC 2009 goSaimaa! in www.winterwindsurf.com and get ready for the third WWEC 2009 round in Lithuania from 6th to 8th of February.




Newsletter Terms & Conditions

Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.

Read our full Privacy Policy as well as Terms & Conditions.