FORSA Bonaire PWA World Cup
The wind remained light for much of Day 3 of the FORSA Bonaire PWA World Cup, but during the afternoon the wind slowly started to increase and by the early evening there was enough to allow the Women’s Double Elimination to begin in 15-20 knots of wind and mirror flat water, while the men remained on hold throughout.
The first heat of the day saw last year’s world No.5 - Johanne Rümenapp (I-99 / Gun Sails) - versus Jazzy Zwerus (JP / NeilPryde) - who is competing in her first event since 2016. Rümenapp sailed a solid port tack heat landing a flaka, spock and shuvit, but left herself vulnerable as she failed to register a move on starboard tack. Ultimately that cost the German as Zwerus completed her scoresheet on both tacks to progress.
Next up for Zwerus was Julia Pakosz and the 23-year-old continued her comeback by showing a much greater level of consistency to complete her scoresheet once again.
In the bottom half of the draw Eva Wyss successfully navigated her way past local girl Angela Koch, but she was then eliminated by Francesca Floris (RRD / RRD Sails) in the next round and Floris will now face Zwerus in the battle for 5th and 6th place.
The forecast for the last two days of the contest looks excellent with 18-22 knots predicted for Friday, which should almost guarantee an explosive day of action. The sailors will meet again tomorrow morning at 9am for the skippers’ meeting with the action commencing from 9:30am (GMT-4) onwards.
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Result FORSA Bonaire PWA World Cup - Women’s Freestyle
1st Sarah-Quita Offringa (ARU - Starboard / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)
2nd Maaike Huvermann (NED - Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)
3rd Oda Johanne (NOR - Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)
4th Arrianne Aukes (NED - Fanatic / Duotone / Maui Ultra Fins)
Result FORSA Bonaire PWA World Cup - Men’s Freestyle
1st Youp Schmit (NB - I-99 / Avanti)
2nd Julian Mas (FRA - I-99 / Gun Sails)
3rd Yentel Caers (BEL I-99 / Point-7
4th Giovanni Passani (ITA - Tabou / GA Sails)
5th Julian Wiemar (GER - Starboard / Severne Sails)
5th Sam Esteve (FRA - JP / NeilPryde)
5th Steven Van Broeckhoven (BEL - Starboard / Gun Sails)
5th Taty Frans (NB - Point-7)
9th Nic Hibdige (ENG - Tabou / GA Sails)
9th Jacopo Testa (ITA - RRD / RRD Sails / AL360)
9th Francesco Cappuzzo (ITA - RRD / RRD Sails / AL360)
9th Amado Vrieswijk (NB - JP / Severne Sails)
9th Dieter van der Eyken (BEL - Severne / Severne Sails)
9th Loick Spicher (SUI - RRD / RRD Sails)
9th Adrien Bosson (FRA - Fanatic / Duotone / Maui Ultra Fins)
9th Nicolas Akgazciyan (FRA - JP / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)