Bonaire continues to deliver perfect conditions in paradise for the second day in a row. Winds blowing 15-20 knots allowed the double elimination to be complete for both the men and women’s fleets. An action-packed day saw emotions running high, as the sailors fought their way through each round or buckled under the pressures of the world tour.
The double elimination can allow the sailors to work their way to a higher position on the scoreboard or if the heat goes against them fall down the ranks. Not one of them is safe in the position they worked so hard for in the previous day’s single elimination. With this in the back of their minds the sailors took to the water ready for war in the second day of competition.
Women’s Winners Final
The same story came from the women’s final as the previous day’s one and two fought their way for first place. Laure Treboux (Fanatic / North) looked to want the number one spot more than ever making sure her moves had that extra element of style. Treboux pulled out perfect planning Grubby Diablos and one handed e-sliders, but Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / Gaastra / Mystic) managed to steal the show once again sailing just behind Treboux and raising the game just slightly with each move.
Women’s Elimination 1
1st Sarah-Quite Offringa (Starboard / Gaastra / Mystic)
2nd Laure Treboux (Fanatic / North)
3rd Yoli De Brendt (Fanatic / North)
4TH Arrianne Aukes (RRD / Simmer / Dakine)
5th Xenia Kessler (JP / MauiSails)
The third day of competition will continue tomorrow, the skippers’ meeting is planned for 8:30 am with a first possible start at 9am. See you then!
Scope the Action
For more information on all the entrants, and to keep up to date with every piece of the action, click on www.pwaworldtour.com
photos Janos Schmidt