The 2007 Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam - Day 8
Marcilio Browne (Mistral / Gaastra) and Daida Moreno (North) sit pretty as double elimination winners whilst light Calema wind snuffs out their rival’s chances of revenge.
Today’s plan was to complete a second single elimination of men’s and women’s freestyle. But red-hot temperatures and virtually zero breeze turned-on the heat for those who fell victim to the Browne and Moreno in the first single and double eliminations.
Browne beat Kiri Thode (Starboard / Gaastra) after a tense re-sail and Moreno triumphed against Aruban prodigy Sarah-Quita Offringa (starboard / NeilPryde) in the women’s event.
Thomas Traversa (Tabou / Gaastra) lies in third place in the men’s fleet and Switzerland’s Laure Treboux (Naish / Naish) currently sits in the remaining podium place in the women’s’ competition.
Two days remain in this event and forecasts suggest tomorrow may have enough wind to complete the second single elimination and perhaps a second double elimination too.
In the meantime the spectators and riders enjoyed the beach scene and the fiesta style ambience created by Rene Egli’s Pro Center the long-standing local organisers.
Overnight everyone’s fingers will be crossed for more wind and the chance to settle their scores.
In the meantime why not check-out the video footage of the event so far in our online gallery sections at www.pwaworldtour.com ?
The first possible start is set for 11.00 from when you’re welcome to join us at www.pwaworldtour.com to follow the action with our live event ticker, daily news summaries, awesome photo galleries, online elimination ladders and more!
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