A marginal forecast for the morning of Day 7 of the 2021 SOMWR Movement 10 x Marignane PWA Grand Slam, presented by Greentech Festival, proved to be just enough to allow the Men’s and Women’s Freestyle Single Eliminations to be completed in light, tricky conditions. So, whilst today may not have been the power freestyle we have come to love in recent years, it was still an intriguing battle. Sailors were given 10 minutes in the Women’s Finals and 12 minutes in the Men’s Finals to show off what they can do in the lighter airs. This meant that today came down to patience, so holding your nerve was critical given the longer heat duration, with still the best 3 moves from 6 to count. Waiting for the right gust often proved pivotal. It also tested the sailor’s technical ability to the max as they still attempted to land the biggest moves possible in the light winds.
In the end Sarah-Quita Offringa and Amado Vrieswijk were the winners of the single eliminations. As there is no more wind predicted until Sunday, Sarah-Quita Offringa will get her 13th PWA Freestyle World Champion title and Amado Vrieswijk his first one. Congratulations!
Highlight Video 2021 France – Day 7
Result 2021 SOMWR Movement 10 x Marignane PWA Grand Slam – Women’s Freestyle Single Elimination
1. Sarah-Quita Offringa
2. Maaike Huvermann
3. Oda Brødholt
4. Lina Eržen
Result 2021 SOMWR Movement 10 x Marignane PWA Grand Slam – Men’s Freestyle Single Elimination
1. Amado Vrieswijk
2. Adrien Bosson
3. Yentel Caers
4. Jose ‘Gollito’ Estredo
5. Steven Van Broeckhoven, Jacopo Testa, Youp Schmit, Sam Esteve