Rob Hofmann: 2014 IFCA Gran Master Slalom World Champion

From June 16th to June 21st 2014, the small town of Roses, in Costa Brava, Spain hosted the 2014 IFCA Junior, Youth & Master Slalom World Championships. Despite a slow start, the conditions eventually kicked in and champions were crowned! Roberto Hofmann and his iSonic 117 Carbon achieved a 6th place overall finish, allowing them to climb on the highest step of the Grand Master podium! Read his quick report below and head over to IFCA Slalom website for detailed daily reports.

"After 2012, this is my second IFCA Slalom World Champion title in the Gran Master category. The week in Rosas, Costa Brava started off with some pretty heavy rain, but luckily, in the end we managed to complete three rounds of slalom."

"I was really happy with my performance, making it to two good finals, in which I came up with a 4th and a 6th place. Considering that most of the competitors in the Master division are active PWA World Cup sailors, I am super happy with my performance.

But most of all, I have to thank the guys at Starboard Windsurfing and Rémi Vila in particular for the great boards they make. This year's iSonic 117 Carbon is such a good slalom board, and definitely a big part of my success!"

"Thanks and ciao!"

- Roberto Hofmann -

- Pictures are courtesy of IFCA / José Piña -