What a way to finish the 2017 PWA season for the 19-year-old Spaniard Marc Paré. The young prospect showed once again that this year he has made a huge step forward, making a great comeback through the double elimination in the Waves class to enter once again inside the Top10.

Last round held in Tenerife saw Paré storming into a brilliant 9th place, his best result so far in the premier class, which obviously filled the PWA rising star with great confidence heading into the closing round of the season in Sylt, where Paré had great options to wrap up his second PWA Youth Wave World Championship in a row.

Things didn't begin as expected for Paré, as local hero Philip Köster was set as his rival for the debut on German soil. The heat didn't go the way Paré would want, so he was dropped to the Double Elimination after a difficult performance that didn't enable the Simmer Style athlete to show all his talent.

In the double elimination Paré had to battle against one of his best colleagues within the circuit, the local Julian Salmonn. In fact, the German was the only sailor that still had options to snatch Paré's Youth World Title, so an exciting heat was about to begin. Feeling the pressure at the very beginning Paré struggled to find the pace, but far from losing his focus, he started to achieve some great moves, ending the heat with an amazing 29.75, his best score from always in the PWA. Despite Salmonn also made a good heat with a final punctuation of 24.52, it wasn't enough to beat the Spaniard. This allowed Paré to advance into the next elimination and at the same time, secure his Youth Wave World Title. 

In the following heats, Paré kept up the rhythm and was able to beat yet another German colleague.This time was Moritz Mauch who had nothing to do with an inspired Paré, that went through the next heat with a 27.19, 5 marks over his rival. Voget was neither the sailor who would stop Paré's way to the Top10, with the newly crowned Youth Wave World Champion beating the experienced German by nearly 3 marks. This was obviously a demanding day of competition for Paré, having to face not only very talented sailors but also for the stormy conditions and a challenging shore break. Once in the 4th consecutive heat of the double elimination Paré competed against France's Tomas Traversa, with energies starting to fade, it was nearly impossible for him to get a good heat. This one eventually marked the end of the competition for Paré in Sylt.

Paré also took part in the Slalom competition. Some ups and downs here for him, where was able to go through several heats but finally had to settle for a 45th place.

Impressive 2017 for Paré. Another World Title in the books for the young prospect, which is his 4th one in the Waves class. But what is more, this time he has also been one of the sailors to take into account for the Top10 spots in the premier class, by reaching the 9th place a couple of times during the season to end in an awesome 11th position on the ranking. Now it is time to start preparing the 2018 season, with Paré eager to continue with his meteoric progression.

Congratulations Grande Marc!!

Photo credits to PWA / JC

Check out the video below from Marc's training in Cape Town this past winter!



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