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COPA Ona Windsurfing - Venezuela
Posted On:  02/04/2011 11:08:53

It was the last day of the Copa ONA III at El Yaque Beach this Sunday, and again the wind played game, for the last Slalom Races and the Kite Freestyle, while the crowds invaded the small village and gave the Competitors the right motivation for another great show right at the Beach, where the Negus Crew performed another great Reggae Session at the Beach Bar.

It was a very exciting last day, most results could still change with the last races and the Kite Freestylers still had to fight for their place in the finals.

The Jibe marks were set for another great Downwind Slalom close to shore and the Spectators. Especially the fight between Guadagnino and Estredo for the first place would be more than exciting, and could Freestyle woman Yoli de Brendt steal the ladies Slalom crown off Rosmary Salazar's head?

With good 20 knots the first race was started and Guadagnino had the best start and did not leave his first position until the end. The girls first race became quite difficult as the wind started to drop drastically and neither de Brendt nor Salazar could win that race.

Bigger gear, same story, but at race two of the day Estredo was back on fire and now saved this one with Guadagnino in second.

So the last Race of the Competition would decide it all. This time it was Alexis Carache who got the best start, but Estredo, Guadagnino and also Juan Marino came in flying in his neck and already at the second Jibe mark Estredo managed to get past Carache and major disappointment came to Guadagnino, when he crashed his last Jibe of the Competition and so also his first place to Estredo.

Yoli de Brendt managed to win the remaining two women races, but still it wasn't enough to get first place overall, which Rosmary Salazar had secured already a race before.

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