This weekend the SUP World Cup kicked off on Fehmarn in Germany with a small but elite field of talent on display. Saturday saw the sprints while Sunday it was the Long Distance Race, with combined results determining the overall event placings.
Olivia Piana stepped up in the Long Distance, capitalizing on the downwind legs of the course to secure a well deserved 2nd place in the Long Distance Race. With a second place in the Sprints too, this confirms Olivia’s 2nd place finish overall for the event as her performances on the Stand Up World Series continue to go from strength to strength.
Olivia now moves into 3rd place overall in the Stand Up World Series Rankings as we have now reached the midpoint of the year and it is all to play for!
Jake Jensen once again demonstrated his versatility, physical conditioning and ability in the long distance today, making ground on the upwind leg and battling it throughout the course until the bitter end with Zane Schweitzer, just managing to get the better of the exchange coming into the beach, after just under 10km of open ocean, performance racing.
With his 3rd place in the Sprints and 2nd in the Long Distance, Jake secures a well deserved 3rd place overall for the event and closes the gap between himself and Zane in the overall World Ratings at the year midpoint, still sitting in 4th place, but within real striking distance of the Top 3. Jake now heads down to Rome, Italy for the Final stop of the European Cup presented by Starboard, as he will look to shoot up the ratings at this final event taking place just outside Rome at Santa Severa Beach from the 25th – 27th July.
Fanatic was also present at the event area with a tent to display and rent out some boards. Even though the wind and the conditions were pretty tough, our boards were out most of the time!