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GKA Freestyle Super Grand Slam Ilha do Guajiru Day 4

Date: Friday 20th November
Location: Ilha do Guajiru
Words: Janne Vollert | Images: Svetlana Romantsova / Drone shot: Mario Sabino

GKA Freestyle Super Grand Slam Ilha do Guajiru Day 4

 

No heats were run today, but we have winners nonetheless – winners in the waiting game for wind, that is. The ladies were more than ready to battle it out in semi-finals and finals today, but it wasn’t meant to be.

Wind was too light to provide good conditions for our world class athletes, so after calling the first possible start for 9.30am but having to postpone the competition time and time again, the wind decided not to show up and the race direction decided not to run the competition today.

The ladies used the bit of wind just before sunset for a training session on the water to prepare for the final battle tomorrow.

It’s another early start for our riders on the final day, with the skippers’ meeting scheduled for 8.30am and the first possible start at 9am (1pm CET) of the women’s semi-finals, followed by men’s semi-finals, women’s finals and then men’s finals.

Conditions are looking very promising for tomorrow, and with so many world class Brazilian riders battling against international athletes on home turf, heats are going to be super exciting!

Here’s who to watch out for in the semi-finals tomorrow:

Women’s Semifinals

Heat 1

Therese Taabbel
Claudia León
Rita Arnaus
Nathalie Lambrecht

Heat 2

Katarzyna Lange
Pippa Van Iersel
Paula Novotna
Mikaili Sol

Men’s Semi-finals

Heat 1

Maxime Chabloz
Erick Anderson
Liam Whaley
Alex Neto

Heat 2

Juan Rodríguez
Guilherme Costa
Manoel Soares
Valentín Rodríguez

It’s going to be a banging final day, so make sure you tune in to our livestream on YouTube or Facebook!

Check the event page for all results and full event info.

Watch the highlights of day 3:

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