Tuesday, 27 July 2010

The 2010 PWA Sotavento, Fuerteventura Grand Slam – Day Three

The scene was set for the ultimate showdown with a perfect 15-20 knot
breeze, clear blue skies, and a backdrop of beachgoers watching on in
anticipation. With two full races scheduled for the day

Although the day belonged to Dunkerbeck, there were also many other
sailors that put in some rock solid results to consolidate their
positions at the front of the fleet. The first of these was Finian
Maynard (RRD, Gaastra)
who's now lying in 2nd overall after a 4th and
3rd saw him creep past day one leader, Cyril Moussilmani (Starboard,

It wasn't just the sailors at the front of the fleet who were upping
their game today, many of the mid fleet sailors showed plenty of

The first of these was the French all rounder, Julien Quentel (RRD,
NeilPryde) who sailed outstandingly to qualify for the winner's final
in race seven. This wasn't his first taste of battling with the best
though, he actually qualified for the same heat in race six, which
definitely makes him one to watch for the future.

The forecast for tomorrow looks similar to today's so we expect racing
to continue for the remainder of the event.

Results After Eight Races

1st Antoine Albeau (JP, NeilPryde) 5.5pts

2nd Finian Maynard (RRD, Gaastra) 17pts

3rd Cyril Moussilmani (Starboard, North) 17.7pts

4th Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Starboard, Severne, Mystic) 23.7pts

5th Kevin Pritchard (Starboard, Gaastra, Dakine) 30pts

11th Julien Quentel (RRD, Neil Pryde) 72pts

18th Pascal Toselli (RRD, P7) 86pts

23rd Andrea Rosati (RRD, Neil Pryde) 135pts

28th Jesper Orth (RRD, KA Sails) 160pts

35th Tine Slabe (RRD Challenger Sails) 193 pts

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