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The 2005 Gran Canaria PWA Grand Slam – Day 7
Tuesday July 5, 2005
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gc05_robby swift table top forward
Kristoffer Living (S-80) was sailing strong today and knocked out Diony Guadagnino (V-69, Neil Pryde) in gusty conditions. Ricardo Campello (V-111, JP/ Neil Pryde) annihilated Jonas Ceballos (E-40, Fanatic) with a huge stalled forward, a clean air chachoo and a perfect double forward to finish things off. Julien Taboulet (F-100, JP/ Neil Pryde) was throwing his big tabletop forwards to knock out Andy Wolff (G-9, Tabou/ Gaastra) and Scott McKercher (KA-181, Starboard/ Severne) stopped Regis Bouron’s (F-300) impressive rise to the top with big backloops and tabletop forwards.
gc05_uli back loops
As has been happening for most of the week, the waves backed down during the day, prematurely ending both the men’s and women’s wave contest. And so it was back to the freestylers with the double elimination of round two for both the men and women. The women’s double is down to heat # 62, in which Ania Ostrowska (POL-00, Fanatic) faces Junko Nagoshi (J-11) and Yolanda Freites de Brend (V-26, Fanatic/ North) is up against Uli Hoelzl (AUT-123, F2/ Neil Pryde). Winners of that heat will have to take on Karin Jaggi (Z-14, F2) and Silvia Alba (E-67, Tabou/ Gaastra) in the next round. On the men’s side, next heat is also # 62. Antxon Otaegui (E-169, JP/ Neil Pryde) vs Jose Estredo (V-01, Fanatic/ North) and Marcilio Browne (BRA-105, Naish/ Naish) vs Victor Fernandez (E-42, Fanatic). All riders in heat 62 were in formidable form today, providing all the ingredients for a spectacular show. Whichever sailors take the heat face Kauli Seadi (BRA-253, Quatro/ Naish) and Nick Warmuth (US-36, Starboard/ Gaastra) in the next round.