sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : PWA Sotavento Fuerteventura day 10 - Gollito and Offringa shine
PWA Sotavento Fuerteventura day 10 - Gollito and Offringa shine

'Sarah Quita shaka - PWA Sotavento Fuerteventura World Cup 2012'    © John Carter / PWA

The howling winds finally returned on the last day of the PWA Sotavento Fuerteventura World Cup 2012, as the best freestylers in the world delivered a breathtaking display to leave the crowd and judges in awe.

By the end of an enthralling day of competition Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo (Fanatic / North) had won his second successive event of the year, as he continued his perfect start to the season in his quest for a fifth world championship title. Whilst Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / Gaastra / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins / Chris Benz) stomped her authority over the women’s fleet by winning the opening female freestyle event of the year in convincing fashion.

Men’s Double Elimination - Winners’ Final
Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo faced Steven Van Broeckhoven (JP / NeilPryde / Different) in the winner’s final, after the reigning world champion fought his way back through the double elimination to recover from his surprise early exit in the single elimination. Both men were in outstanding form as the winners’ final proved to be the highlight of the contest.

Gollito one handed - PWA Sotavento Fuerteventura World Cup 2012 -  © John Carter - PWA  

Gollito opened the final with a monstrous shaka to set the tone right from the off, whilst Van Broeckhoven threw a perfect one handed burner and from here the two men just went bigger and bigger in their bid for victory. However the four times world champion showed his title winning credentials by storming to victory come the end of the heat. Van Broeckhoven racked up some amazing moves such as an incredible gravity defying air shuvit it spock and a radical pushloop off almost no ramp, but it wasn’t enough to force a super final. Gollito was in irresistible form as he landed a huge spock culo and a super fast skopu to take control of the heat, and from here he continued to excel as he landed a quite brilliant air chachoo as well as landing his amazing new move again, the air flaka shaka which he has called the ‘Pasko’. Both sailors were sailing so well that they had completed their score sheets with a couple of minutes remaining, but it was Gollito who reigned supreme after another awe-inspiring display.

Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo speaking after his victory. 'I feel incredibly happy to win the double elimination against Steven (Van Broeckhoven). It was difficult at the beginning of week with the light winds but finally today we got the strong winds. I’m delighted that I have won the opening two events but it’s not over yet, we’ll see what happens in Germany.'

Flaka Shaka from Gollito - PWA Sotavento Fuerteventura World Cup 2012 -  © John Carter - PWA  

Steven Van Broeckhoven returned with a vengeance in the double elimination as he produced a devastating performance to finish in second place overall. The King of pop was back to his best today as he exploded his way through the most impressive tricks on the planet.

The Belgium maestro won successive heats to prove any critics wrong. On his was to the final he defeated; Taty Frans (Starboard / MauiSails / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins) and Bjorn Saragoza (Starboard / Hot Sails Maui), before exacting revenge on his fellow countryman Dieter Van Der Eyken (Starboard / Severne). Van Broeckhoven then secured his place on the podium as he defeated Kiri Thode (Starboard / Gaastra), however he was not done here as he also managed to beat the other man from Bonaire Tonky Frans (Tabou / Gaastra) as he landed huge air funnel burners and monstrous skopus to name just a couple.

Steven Van Broeckhoven - PWA Sotavento Fuerteventura World Cup 2012 -  © John Carter - PWA  

Elsewhere in the double elimination Yegor Popretinskiy (JP / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins) was on fire as the Russian first defeated Maarten Van Ochten (JP / NeilPryde / MFC) before causing an upset as he knocked out Davy Scheffers (Tabou / Gaastra), who finished sixth here last year. Meanwhile, Andy ‘Bubble’ Chambers (JP / NeilPryde) and Anthony Ruenes (Tabou / Gaastra) battled in out in heat forty-one, with Chambers sailing a brilliant heat as he landed a full repertoire of tricks ranging from a superb spock-culo to radical konos. Unfortunately for the Brit though his astronomical shaka was out of time and Ruenes progressed by the narrowest of margins.

Women’s Single Elimination 2 - Winners’ Final
Sarah Quita-Offringa didn’t look her usual perfect self in her first winners’ final of the day, as both she and Laure Treboux (Fanatic / North) battled the strong winds. Offringa, who is usually super consistent, crashed a number of her early moves, but she managed to maintain her composure to come out on top once more. The lady from Aruba was able to land a perfect e-slider as well as a massive toad and switch kono to keep her unbeaten record. The Swiss Styler, Treboux, completed several impressive moves as she landed silky smooth clew first spocks and an incredibly controlled puneta on the outside but it wasn’t enough to dethrone Offringa.

Treboux in action - PWA Sotavento Fuerteventura World Cup 2012 -  © John Carter - PWA  

Losers’ Final
Arrianne Aukes (RRD / Simmer / AL360 / Maui Ultra Fins) delivered a sterling performance to defeat the talented Yoli Freites De Brendt (Fanatic / North). On her way to victory the Dutch woman rotated through a super fast funnel and a superb flaka to move into the top three for the first time in her career.

Women’s Double Elimination 2 - Winners’ Final
Sarah-Quita Offringa took on Laure Treboux one more time in the last winners’ final of the day and Offringa proved to be the dominant force again despite a tight battle. Laure Treboux produced an excellent display as she landed a technically perfect fully planing grubby diablo and a big super fast flaka, however she fell on the exit of her switch flaka which could have made all the difference. Offringa stepped up to the mark as she aimed to defend her unbeaten record and that’s exactly what she managed to do. On her way to victory the reigning world champion landed a sick funnel as well as a perfect toad and a huge air flaka to leave the judges in no doubt about their verdict.

Sarah Quita Offringa - PWA Sotavento Fuerteventura World Cup 2012 -  © John Carter - PWA  

Sarah-Quita Offringa speaking after her victory. 'I’m delighted to win the event and I also want to say thank you to Rene Egli for organizing the event, I’m really happy to be here and I love coming to Fuerteventura, both for the sailing and the people. I’d also like to thank Duncan Coombs and the PWA judges for their hard work this week, congratulation to Laure (Treboux) and Arrianne Aukes for her first podium finish.'

Arrianne Aukes and Yoli De Brendt would face each other twice more before the end of the day, as Aukes defeated De Brendt to force a re-sail in order to decide third and fourth place respectively. Aukes capitalized fully on the momentum that was with her and after finishing third in the second single elimination, her confidence was sky high and this really showed in the sail off between the two ladies. De Brendt sailed well with a brilliant forward loop and a clew-first puneta, but unfortunately for her Aukes was determined to secure her first ever finish on the podium. The Dutch girl landed a fantastic flaka and a switch kono to defeat De Brendt, and in doing so she enjoyed her best result ever.

Overall Results of The PWA Freestyle Fuerteventura - Men’s
1st Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo
2nd Steven Van Broeckhoven (JP / NeilPryde / Different)
3rd Tonky Frans (Tabou / Gaastra)
4th Kiri Thode (Starboard / Gaastra)
5th Dieter Van Der Eyken (Starboard / Severne)
6th Bjorn Saragoza (Starboard / Hot Sails Maui)
7th Taty Frans (Starboard / MauiSails / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins)
7th Anthony Ruenes (Tabou / Gaastra)9th Nicolas Akgazciyan (Starboard / Point-7 / Maui Ultra Fins)
9th Yegor Popretinskiy (JP / NeilPryde / Maui Ultra Fins)
9th Youp Schmit (JP / NeilPryde)9th Philip Soltysiak (Starboard / Sailworks)

Overall Results of The PWA Freestyle Fuerteventura - Women’s
1st Sarah-Quita Offringa (Starboard / Gaastra / Mystic / Maui Ultra Fins / Chris Benz)
2nd Laure Treboux (Fanatic / North)
3rd Arrianne Aukes (RRD / Simmer / AL360 / Maui Ultra Fins)
4th Yoli Freites De Brendt (Fanatic / North)
5th Eva Chiochetti5th Svetlana Martynova

Kirri Thode - PWA Sotavento Fuerteventura World Cup 2012 -  © John Carter - PWA  

Push loop from Gollito - PWA Sotavento Fuerteventura World Cup 2012 -  © John Carter - PWA  

Van Broeckhoven on the warpath - PWA Sotavento Fuerteventura World Cup 2012 -  © John Carter - PWA  


The next stop on the PWA tour will see the slalom fleets to heading to Alacati, Turkey, between August 27th and 1st September.

PWA website


by PWA

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=100372

11:05 PM Mon 30 Jul 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on


Related News Stories:

30 Jul 2012  PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam day 9 - Sarah's day
29 Jul 2012  PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam day 8 - Fickle wind
28 Jul 2012  PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Sky high action on day 7
27 Jul 2012  PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam day 6 - Freestylers unleashed
25 Jul 2012  PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam
22 Jul 2012  PWA Fuerteventura day 1 + Video
15 Jul 2012  PWA Tenerife World Cup day 3 - Fifty knots, big waves and big crashes
07 Jul 2012  PWA Pozo World Cup day 5 - History made in epic conditions
17 Jun 2012  PWA Catalunya Windsurfing World Cup - Quentel's maiden victory
03 Oct 2011  PWA Reno World Cup Sylt Grand Slam event summary
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World















The first annual WetaFresh is a big success by Tim Wieringa, Muskegon, MI


















Techno 293 Worlds - France and Italy claim titles by International Windsurfing Association,














420 World Championship - Singapore and Spain out front by 420 International Class Association,




















2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup final qualification system published
Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac - Karma Sailing Group wins
Red Bull 49erFX: Easing into the Olympic scene at Rio
Kempe thrilled to invite himself to Gold Cup party
2014 420 World Championships - Singapore wins Day 2 race
Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals
Etchells Invitational Cup - Girls on top in Cowes
National Sailing Hall of Fame reveals inductees
J/111 North American Championship - Wind Czar victorious
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race sets off August 10th
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau victorious on day 5
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship headed for San Diego
WPA Championships - Kids race divisions offered
New Clever Pig launched by US Sailing
America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting
Copa del Rey Mapfre - Build-up reveals some remarkable enthusiasm
Marblehead NOOD Regatta - Images by Leighton O'Connor
America's Cup: Two AC72 skippers discuss Foiling Moths and the Cup
RS Feva World Championship - Brilliant sailing on day 2
America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014 - Relishing a challenge   
Edgartown Race Weekend - BBBR and Round-the-Island Race winners named   
Etchells Invitational Cup - Aussies take early lead in Cowes   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4   
Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event   
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014   
29er World Championship - All set in Kingston   
ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet   
Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Final two days of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games   
Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014   
Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader   
29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3   
Vic-Maui Yacht Race - Polishing the silverware   
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO   
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day   
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins   
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature   
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT