There were 6 full eliminations completed for the women this afternoon in Dakhla, meaning the already have one discard. It was a long and exhausting afternoon of racing, taking full advantage of the optimal racing conditions.
Fiona Wylde blasted her way through the start of the first women’s race today, followed by Bowien van der Linden and Paula Novtona, but she lost her pace on the 2nd mark, and Bowien seized the opportunity to over take her. She maintained her lead and finished the 1st elimination in 1st place, followed by Fiona who made a quick recovery. Paula passed through in 3rd, Orane Cerise in 4th and Marcela Witt 5th.
Bowien van der Linden and Fiona Wylde had a tight race for the second elimination, and were neck and neck until the final mark, where Fiona made her move and advanced into the lead. She finished 1st, followed by Bowien, Orane, Paula, and Marcella.
Fiona Wylde one again managed to nail an impressive start and maintain her lead throughout the race. Paula Novotna was hot on her heels in 2nd position, but went down just as she was about to cross the finish line. Bowien van der Linden snapped up the 2nd spot, followed by Orane Ceris, and Marcela Witt.
Fiona was unstoppable as she shot through the start, and held on to her lead throughout Elimination 4. Bowien van der Linden gave her a good run for her money, and was close behind her as they passed through the finish line. Fiona claimed another 1st, Bowien 2nd, Paula 3rd and Orane in 4th. Marcella finished 5th after going down at the first mark.
Bowien van der Linden was determined to get a lead for Elimination 5, and pushed Fiona Wylde right to the limit on the final pump section of the race. She claimed the victory, leaving Fiona to settle for 2nd place. Orane Ceris claimed her 3rd spot, followed by Paula Novotna and Marcela Witt.
Fiona once again had an impressive start, showing that she has them well and truly dialled in, but she lost her lead to Bowien van der Linden on the upwind reach with Bowien snapping up the lead and claiming her third win of the day. Fiona regained her ground and came in 2nd, followed Marcela Witt in 3rd, Paula Novotna in 4th and Orane Ceris in 5th.
The current standings for the women are:
1st Bowien van der Linden
2nd Fiona Wylde
3rd Orane Ceris
4th Paula Novotna