Matt Wemms

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.

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:

Slalom Men

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)

Slalom Women

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)

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2009 US Wind and Water Open

Racing began today in windy Corpus Christi. Long known for the warn breezes and friendly faces of the US Open, Texas delivered the goods again.

At the 10am skipper's meeting, sailors were greeted with 20 knots of wind that they knew would only pick up as they made their way to the water for formula racing.

After three grueling races, the sailors skipped over the breakwater into a flatwater speed sailing course using GPS to monitor their average speed over 10 sec and max speed.

Maui Sails rider Jon Jay Earnst climbed his way to the top of the standings in both disciplines with his TeamRace sails. Earst is being challenged by PWA racer Enes Yilmazer from Turkey for the top spot in both disciplines as well. Maui Sails riders Charles Allen and Chad Allen claim the third spots in Formula and speed respectively.

Event Coordinator and Maui Sails rider Chad Allen says, "Corpus Christi has held this event for over twenty years and rarely disappoints. Our nationally recognized race committee from the CC Yacht club kept the flags rolling and the sailors on the water. After the formula races, the competitors crossed over to the speed course which offers excellent opportunities to bear off far down the marina and slide through the calm waters. I'm sure they will sleep well tonight."

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ISWC Speed Windsurfing World Championship

The registration for the 2009 ISWC Speed Windsurfing World Championship is open!

The Event will be held in Karpathos, Greece, from 31.07. till 05.08.2009. Registration is open from now on, at:

http://www.speedworldcup.com/

Interested Riders can make their pre-registration until 21st of June latest, and we will inform them on their starting places by 28th of June latest.

Starting eligibility is limited to 45 places !

Event Dates: 31.07.2009 - 05.08.2009
Prizemoney : 25000 Euro
Location : Devils Bay, Karpathos, Greece
Organizer : Municipality of Karpathos
Entry Fee : 160 Euro

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