2009 PWA Ulsan World Cup
Day 6: Driving rain extinguished the hope of any wind on competition’s penultimate day.
Competitors were greeted by torrential rain as they left for the beach on day six. As forecast, the downpour persisted for the best part of the day, in turn killing off any hope of starting competition.
The past two days have been a frustrating affair, with those in desperate need of points to improve their event rankings feeling the frustration the most. As time on the clock looks to come to an end, the final day of competition is now their last hope.
Matt Wemms braves the downpour. "Like home, but warmer..."
Current forecasts give a grim outlook for the prospect of wind on day seven, however Jinha Beach frequently receives wind from a local thermal effect that does not show up on forecasts.
Here are the rankings as they stand at the close of day six:
The 2009 PWA Ulsan World Cup results after day 6:
1 Antoine Albeau (NeilPryde / JP) 2 Micah Buzianis (NeilPryde / JP) 3 Björn Dunkerbeck (Starboard / Severne Sails) 4 Finian Maynard (RRD / NeilPryde) 5 Cyril Moussilmani (Starboard / North Sails) 6 Kevin Pritchard (Starboard / Gaastra / Dakine) 7 Gonzalo Costa Hoevel (Exocet / MauiSails) 8 Josh Angulo (Dakine / Angulo / MauiSails) 9 Ben Van Der Steen (Simmer Style / Exocet) 10 Patrick Diethelm (North Sails / F2)
1 Valérie Ghibaudo (Loft Sails / Tabou Boards) 2 Karin Jaggi (F2 / Severne Sails) 3 Alice Arutkin (Starboard / North Sails) 4 Sarah Hebert (Starboard / Naish Sails) 5 Lena Erdil (Starboard / Loft Sails)
Day seven’s skippers meeting is scheduled for 09.00am, with a first possible start to racing at 09.30am.