Zoo Station Bol, Croatia, PWA World Tour

Day 4: Rutkowski Remains in the Lead, but Marotti Closes in | Wennekes Dominating Women’s Slalom & Foil

After a slight pause in the action on Sunday, the wind returned on Day 4 of the 2021 Zoo Station Bol, Croatia, PWA World Tour to allow for another day of brilliant racing, which saw 6 Slalom Eliminations completed for the women, whilst a further 3 eliminations were completed in the Men’s, but that wasn’t all with the Women’s Foil fleet also finishing 2 more finals to top an action packed day.



At the end of Day 2, Tuesday-Lou Judd (Patrik / Phantom Sails), had seized control of the lead ahead of Sara Wennekes, however, after the completion of Day 4 the Dutch girl has moved into a commanding 6.9 point lead over Judd after recording 4 bullets and two second places in the 6 eliminations completed on day four.

Elsewhere, Palma Cargo, leapfrogs Fabiënne Hoogendam (S2Maui) into third place after the Croatian was able to win two of the finals on day 4. However, Hoogendam remains in contention for the podium as she only trails by 3.6 points. 


Sara Wennekes has been untouchable on the foil thus far with the 25-year-old winning all 3 eliminations completed, which means she currently holds a perfect score of 2.1 points. Wennekes’ biggest danger remains Helle Oppedal (Fanatic / Duotone), who finished second in Israel, and has finished behind Wennekes in each elimination here, however, if the 19-year-old wants to win here she’ll need to find a way to quickly get past her Dutch opponent. 

Palma Cargo is a further 3 points behind after three consecutive third place finishes. 



Maciek Rutkowski (FMX Racing / Challenger Sails) continues to lead the Men’s Slalom at the end of Day 4, however, the Pole has seen his lead reduced from 5.9 points to just 2.6 points after Enrico Marotti (JP / NeilPryde) enjoyed his best day of the event so far, which saw the Croatia record one bullet and two second places. Rutkowski had started the day by winning 4th elimination in a row, but the 29-year-old was one of 4 sailors to go over early in the final of Elimination 7 to finish 8th alongside Jordy Vonk (Fanatic / Duotone / LOKEFOIL), Bruno Martini (I-99 / Challenger Sails) & Rytis Jasiunas (Future Fly / Point-7).

After finishing 5th in the opening elimination of the day - Matteo Iachino (Starboard / Severne Sails / Starboard Foil) - bounced back by winning his first elimination of the week in Elimination 6, which he then backed up with a solid second place to move into 3rd place at the close of play at the expense of Vonk and Basile Jacquin (FMX Racing / Point-7), who fall to 4th and 5th respectively. 

The top ten is currently completed by Martini, Lohan Jules, Ennio dal Point (JP / NeilPryde), Antoine Questel (FMX Racing / S2Maui) and Rytis Jasiunas (Future Fly / Point-7).

With two more days of racing to go there is still all to play for - especially with a windy looking forecast to come. The sailors will meet again at 12pm (CEST) on Tuesday with the racing commencing from 1pp onwards. 

Current Ranking Zoo Station Bol PWA World Cup Croatia - Women’s Slalom
*After 12 Eliminations

1st Sara Wennekes (NED)
2nd Tuesday-Lou Judd (FRA | Patrik / Phantom Sails)
3rd Palma Cargo (CRO)

Current Ranking Zoo Station Bol PWA World Cup Croatia - Women’s Foil
*After 3 Eliminations

1st Sara Wennekes (NED)
2nd Helle Oppedal (NOR | Fanatic / Duotone)
3rd Palma Cargo (CRO)

Current Ranking Zoo Station Bol PWA World Cup Croatia - Men’s Slalom
*After 7 Eliminations

1st Maciek Rutkowski (POL | FMX Racing / Challenger Sails)
2nd Enrico Marotti (CRO | JP / NeilPryde)
3rd Matteo Iachino (ITA | Starboard / Severne Sails / Starboard Foil)
4th Jordy Vonk (NED | Fanatic / Duotone / LOKEFOIL)
5th Basile Jacquin (FRA | FMX Racing / Point-7)
6th Bruno Martini (ITA | I-99 / Challenger Sails)
7th Lohan Jules (FRA)
8th Ennio dal Pont (NED | JP / NeilPryde)
9th Antoine Questel (FRA | FMX Racing / S2Maui)
10th Rytis Jasiunas (LTU | Future Fly / Point-7)

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