Vincent Langer: celebrating in cold waters | Photo: Choppy Water

Vincent Langer and Lena Erdil have been crowned winners of the IFCA Slalom World Championship, in Sylt, Germany.

The Funboard windsurfers raced for five days at the Volvo Surf Cup, in front of a crowd of 120,000 spectators. There were over 90 sailors from 17 countries - a record number in IFCA events.

Langer started his odyssey by dominating the first and second elimination races in home waters. With a perfect start, the result in the third would be irrelevant.

"I am stoked! I am the Slalom world champion! Last year, I was third. The year before vice-world Champion. Now, in the third attempt, it has finally worked out. I am even more proud to achieve this success in my home country. This is the maximum!" expressed Vincent Langer.

In the Women's fleet, Lena Erdil stormed the races in Sylt. The Turkish windsurfer won six out of seven races and left Maria Andres and Esther de Geus in the remaining podium places.

IFCA Slalom World Championship 2015 | Top 5

Men
1. Vincent Langer (GER)
2. Sebastian Kornum (DEN)
3. Nicolas Warembourg (FRA)
4. Gunnar Asmussen (GER)
5. Nicolas Goyard (FRA)

Women
1. Lena Erdil (TUR)
2. Maria Andres (SPA)
3. Esther de Geus (NED)
4. Annika Valkna (EST)
5. Marina Hunter (FRA)