Micah Buzianis: wow, he stopped Albeau!

Micah Buzianis and Valerie Arrighetti claim victory on the crystal clear waters of Alacati, and Antoine Albeau secures yet another slalom world title with an event to spare!

The Meltemi returned today but failed to blow with full force playing havoc with the competitors and crew. Race director, Juan Antonio Aragon and his team made every effort to get a fifth and final elimination completed, and very nearly managed the first round, but there were just too many lulls over the course causing it to grind to a halt early in the evening. This left the results unchanged, and many sailors frustrated after waiting patiently on standby for much of the day.

“It feels amazing to have finally secured the world title before Sylt", told Antoine Albeau after securing the 2010 world title.

With the results the same as day two, former world champion Micah Buzianis (JP, NeilPryde) can now breathe a sigh of relief after four nerve racking days in the lead. He’s claimed his first event victory of the season here in Alacati ahead of his team mate, and 2009 world champion, Antoine Albeau (JP, NeilPryde), and 2009 vice world champion, Finian Maynard (RRD, Gaastra).

“It feels amazing to be first here in Alacati because it’s been a while since I last won an event on the world tour. To win this one feels extremely special because I enjoyed the conditions, with the flat water and the lighter winds, which I think favoured me much more than I expected.", said event winner Buzianis.

In the women’s fleet, 2009 world champion, Valerie Arrighetti (Tabou, Loft, Mystic) also endured a frustrating four days at the top of the table, but finally took her first event crown of 2010 this evening ahead of former world champion, Karin Jaggi (Patrik, Severne), and transatlantic hopeful, Sarah Hebert (Naish, Naish).

Results:

Men

1st Micah Buzianis (JP, NeilPryde)
2nd Antoine Albeau (JP, NeilPryde)
3rd Finian Maynard (RRD, Gaastra)
4th Cyril Moussilmani (Starboard, North)
5th Julien Quentel (RRD, NeilPryde)
6th Bora Kozanoglu (JP, NeilPryde)
7th Alberto Menegatti (Starboard, Simmer)
8th Sylvain Moussilmani (Starboard, Simmer)
9th Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Starboard, Severne, Mystic)
10th Enes Yilmazer (JP, NeilPryde)

Women

1st Valerie Arrighetti (Tabou, Loft, Mystic)
2nd Karin Jaggi (Patrik, Severne)
3rd Sarah Hebert (Naish, Naish)
4th Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard, Gaastra)
5th Fanny Aubet (JP, NeilPryde)


Overall Rankings

Men

1st Antoine Albeau (JP, NeilPryde)
2nd Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Starboard, Severne, Mystic)
3rd Micah Buzianis (JP, NeilPryde)
4th Finian Maynard (RRD, Gaastra)
5th Cyril Moussilmani (Starboard, North)

Women

1st Karin Jaggi (Patrik, Severne)
2nd Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard, Gaastra)
3rd Alice Arutkin (Starboard, North)
4th Sarah Hebert (Naish, Naish)
5th Cagla Kubat (Starboard, North)


SOURCE: PWA World Tour