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2011 St.Anne Wave Classic in Guadeloupe
Posted On:  09/02/2011 12:55:36

Guadeloupe hosted the St Anne Windsurfing Wave Classic and with organizers Arnaud Berti and Martin running the show the competitors were treated to a world class event.

The site of the contest was Komunal on St Anne and 32 registered riders were ready to tear it up. With heats lasting ten minutes the riders had to pack it in. Scoring was based on the best two waves and one jump with the two best riders making the next round.

With the 20 knot forecast being a bit late in showing up for day one the riders took to the water. Teddy Roman known for his fresh style won his heat as did Lawrence Mano making short work of Tony Guilon. An impressive performance was put in by 14 year old Tom Juban the brother of PWA star Camille Juban.

Antoine Martin set the bar high in his heat defeating Arnaud Levillain and it was a big win allowing Martin to avoid the head to head competition with Camille in the next round. The underrated Stef Queniart put the hurt to Raphael Benhamou to advance as well in his heat with thw 2004 event winner returning to form and his winning ways.

With a 10 minute rest for the riders it was then time to start the quarter finals. In the final heat of the quarters Benhamou nails a beauty of a one handed jump to win the heat and setsup the confrontation for later with Camille and Antoine Martin who has won all his heats so far the only rider to do so.

With the weather turning a bit ominous the wind kicks up uner black clouds to 20-25 knots. The final rounf is set and the sailors pick their geear with Camille on a 4, 7, Stef takes a 5.7, and Titoune a 4 .2. Unfortunately as the clouds passed so did the wind and with that it was off to the awards ceremony and time to crown Antoine Titoun with the title.

Results

1 Antoine Titoun MARTIN F193 . (JP.PRYDE. TA√ŹNOS. AIRFLEX . WINDY SAIL, RENAULT TRUCK)
2 Stephane "Stef" QUENIART GPE3 . (ANGULO. BATTERIE GP)
3 Camille "Kingkid" JUBAN GPE8 . ( QUATRO. GUN.TAINOS. LONGHORN)
4 Olivie "Tainos" LAFLEUR GPE4 (TAINOS,QUATRO)
5 Tie Tom JUBAN, Raphael BENHAMOU
7 Tie Mano LAURENT, Julien QUENIART
9 Tie Mathis MULCIBA, Teddy ROMAIN, Luca TOLOMEI, Arnaud LEVILLAIN
13 Tie Windy MARTIN, Lulu DARGENT, Aranaud LETHUILLIER, Edson GENIPA
17 Tie Hans SACHER, Jojo DARGENT, Toto CESAIRE, Seb THEBAULT, Gwen BEASSE , Arnaud BERTI,Florent FEUILLADE,T MARCIN
25 Tie Seb RIFFAULT, Tony GUILLON, Max et Damien SEXTUS, Jonas ASTORGA, Jerome FLANDRIN,Vincent VINACHIN, jb DEJEANY

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