Early elimination battles
After finishing the women’s Surf-Freestyle yesterday, we pushed with an elimination on both men’s and women’s sides. During yesterday’s sunset racing, Julien Rattotti (FRA) grabbed the first bullet along with Suardiaz in the women’s fleet.
At this point, Cappuzzo, Escofet, and Galea all had a poor start, with none of them making the final, leaving it wide open from the get-go.
Elimination round two, which began in the morning, went to once again Suardiaz and this time on the men’s side to Leclair. The Frenchman was quick, with Cappuzzo chasing in the second position. Again for Galea and Escofet, their elimination didn’t end too well with Cappuzzo now leading for the all-important world title fight.
The third elimination was again no different. Leclair was on fire as he pinched the victory over Cappuzzo. For the Italian, these second-place finishes were enough because rivals Escofet and Galea weren’t finding their groove. Suardiaz continued to dominate the women taking her third bullet.