The final day of the PWA Bonaire World Cup provided another fantastic day of freestyle as the second double elimination was completed. With winds lighter than yesterday the majority of sailors reached for their 4.8-5.2m’s as they battled it out for the final time this week.
Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / Mystic / Chris Benz / Maui Ultra Fins) claimed a throughly deserved victory in the women’s, remaining unbeaten yet again, after a phenomenal display of sailing.
Double Elimination II
Maikke Huvermann (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) fought her way back from fourth place yesterday by winning three heats in a row against Yoli de Brendt (Fanatic / North), Oda Johanne (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins) and Arrianne Aukes (RRD / Simmer / Maui Ultra Fins) to progress into the winners’ final.
Huvermann battles back
In the final winners’ final Sarah-Quita Offringa took on Maikke Huvermann for the second time this week. Huvermann had shown amazing consistency in her earlier heats and the sixteen year old produced a fine performance in the final as well. The reigning PWA Youth Freestyle World Champion landed a fantastic repertoire of moves such as flakas on both tacks, faultless punetas and a text-book funnel, she even came close to landing a switch chachoo. However, Offringa was at her brilliant, unbeatable, best yet again as she landed virtually any move she wanted. On her way to a comprehensive event victory the Queen of Freestyle exploded through fantastic funnels, superb shakas and new school power moves such as regular konos and an outrageous culo.
The unmistakable Sarah-Quita Offringa
Bonaire produced four unbelievable days of freestyle out of five and will go down as one of the best freestyle events in the history of the PWA - with the action on the water reaching incomparable heights from what we have seen before. The final day was concluded with a vibrant closing ceremony representing the true culture of the Caribbean.
Overall Results PWA Bonaire World Cup - Freestyle
1st Kiri Thode (Starboard / GA Sails)
2nd Steven Van Broeckhoven (JP / NeilPryde)
3rd Amado Vrieswijk (Starboard / Severne)
4th Tonky Frans (Tabou / GA Sails)
5th Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo (Fanatic / North / MFC)
6th Dieter van der Eyken (Starboard / Severne)
7th Youp Schmit (JP / Avanti)
8th Anthony Ruenes (Tabou / GA Sails)
9th Bjorn Saragoza (Starboard / Hot Sails Maui)
10th Davy Scheffers (Tabou / GA Sails)
Results After Women’s Single Elimination II - Freestyle
1st Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / Mystic / Chris Benz / Maui Ultra Fins)
2nd Maikke Huvermann (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)
3rd Arrianne Aukes (RRD / Simmer / Maui Ultra Fins)
4th Yoli de Brendt (Fanatic / North)
5th Oda Johanne (Starboard / Severne / Maui Ultra Fins)
6th Olya Raskina (JP / NeilPryde)
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