Day 5 – FULL Update – PWA – Bol, Croatia

Day 5: Rutkowski & Wennekes Continue to Lead Heading into Final Day

The penultimate day of the 2021 Zoo Station Bol, Croatia, PWA World Tour saw the lightest competable winds of the event so far, which meant for the first time this week the majority of the men reached for their Foils, whilst the Women’s fleet also completed a further 6 Foil Eliminations to top another action packed day in beautiful Bol.



Sara Wennekes still holds the lead in the Women’s Foil heading into the final day, but the 25-year-old has seen her lead cut to just 2.3 points after Palma Cargo enjoyed a great day, which saw her claim 4 victories from the 6 eliminations completed today, whilst she was able to finish second in the other two eliminations, which allows her to discard two, 3rd places from the start of the event. With Cargo hitting top form, just at the right time, there should be a thrilling finale to the Women’s Foiling.

Helle Oppedal (Fanatic / Duotone) saw her hopes of challenging for the title fade on Day 5 as she seemed to struggle slightly in the lighter airs. The young Norwegian does remain on course for a place on the podium though as she still holds a 9 point advantage over Adela Raskova in 4th.

With no Women’s Slalom eliminations being completed of Day 5 the top 3 of Wennekes, Tuesday-Lou Judd (Patrik / Phantom Sails) and Palma Cargo remain.



Maciek Rutkowski (FMX Racing / Challenger Sails) moved a step closer to defending his event title from 2020 after another solid day on the water, which saw the Pole open the day with a 3rd place on the foil before going two places better in Elimination 9 to secure his 5th bullet of the week, which sees the 29-year-old open up a 5.9 point advantage over Enrico Marotti (JP / NeilPryde), who is likely to be the only remaining threat as third placed - Matteo Iachino (Starboard / Severne Sails / Starboard Foil) - is further 5.3 points back.

Places 4th-6th also remain unchanged with Jordy Vonk (Fanatic / Duotone) continuing to occupy 4th ahead of Basile Jacquin (FMX Racing / Point-7) and Bruno Martini (I-99 / Challenger Sails).

Elsewhere, Alexandre Cousin (Patrik / Phantom Sails / Phantom Foils), moves into the top 10 - 7th - for the first time this week after enjoying his best day of the event so far, which saw the Foil Vice-World Champion win Elimination 8 and then back it up with a solid 3rd.

The top 10 is currently completed by young Frenchman - Lohan Jules - Italy’s Ennio dal Pont (JP / NeilPryde) and France’s Cedric Bordes (Tabou / GA Sails).

With a light wind forecast to come for the final day, it’s likely that the remaining action will be completed on the foils.

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 9 Eliminations

1st Sara Wennekes (NED)

2nd Palma Cargo (CRO)

3rd Helle Oppedal (NOR | Fanatic / Duotone)

Current Ranking Zoo Station Bol PWA World Cup Croatia - Men’s Slalom

*After 9 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 Alexandre Cousin (FRA | Patrik / Phantom Sails / Phantom Foils)

8th Lohan Jules (FRA)

9th Ennio dal Pont (NED | JP / NeilPryde)

10th Cedric Bordes (FRA | Tabou / GA Sails)

Full update from the PWA racing event in Zoo Station - Bol, Croatia

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