Matteo Iachino wins the Ulsan PWA World Cup 2016

May 24, 2016 | Windsurfing
Matteo Iachino: celebrating victory at Ulsan | Photo: Carter/PWA

The world's best slalom windsurfers returned to South Korea for the first event of the 2016 PWA World Tour season. The surprise news is that Antoine Albeau didn't win it.

They're teammates, and they've conquered Ulsan. Both Matteo Iachino and Lena Erdil ride for Starboard and Point-7, and they've celebrated an epic victory in Asia, despite the seaweed and the shifty wind conditions.

"I feel good. I am really happy. It was a hard day because we were three hours in the water waiting for good conditions to come. It was up and down, full of stuff in the water, and it was not easy to hold the pressure," revealed Matteo Iachino.

"I managed not to go early in the quarterfinal, in the semi I was first, but the wind dropped, and we couldn't finish it. I am really happy. In the beginning, it is the best I could have had."

Lena Erdil, who finished third overall in 2015, had perfect starts in Ulsan and managed to secure the lead despite the attacks from Sarah-Quita Offringa and Delphine Cousin.

"I feel really lucky because it's been quite a hard week with not much wind, a lot of seaweed. Today we were trying hard, but the race was abandoned and I feel really happy," added Erdil.

Ulsan PWA World Cup 2016 | Top 5

1. Matteo Iachino (Starboard / Point-7)
2. Cyril Moussilmani (Starboard / Severne)
3. Ross Williams (Tabou / GA Sails / Mystic)
4. Pierre Mortefon (Fanatic / North)
5. Julien Quentel (Patrik / Avanti)

1. Lena Erdil (Starboard / Point-7 / AL360)
2. Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)
3. Delphine Cousin (Starboard / Gun Sails)
4. Cagla Kubat (Starboard / Point-7)
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