Stand Up World Tour
Connor Baxter & Annabel Anderson secure victory at the AC Open in San Francisco
mardi 3 septembre 2013 –
The athletes agreed on a simple course with one buoy turn, giving them an upwind and downwind leg to decide the event Title - a coin toss decided the buoy turn direction and within minutes, they were off.
Neck and neck up until the buoy turn, it was anyone’s game, but coming into the buoy Connor just edged ahead and maintained the lead to power through to a well deserved victory here at Stop 7 on the 2013 Stand Up World Series, and providing a dramatic climax to an intense day of action here at the AC Open in San Francisco.
Annabel Anderson makes it a clean sweep at the AC Open
Annabel Anderson (Starboard) impressed the world on Day 1 here in San Francisco by leading the entire fleet through the hardest leg of the Long distance course, going into wind up to the Golden Gate Bridge and not only winning the Women’s but finishing in 5th place in the men’s division - an incredible achievement given the caliber of the athletes here at the AC Open.
However, a new day presented new challenges as the sprint racing got underway, and in the first race, Annabel and Jenny Kalmbach (Naish) get caught up round the first buoy, allowing Jenny to break away, and maintain the lead to take race one of three for the Women’s Division.
Race 2 saw Annabel take the win, and then in Race 3, another buoy pile up on buoy 2 saw Halie Harrison (Focus SUP) break away to take the lead. However, Annabel and Jenny both recover fast to catch up by the 3rd buoy and take the lead by the 4th. In the end, Annabel once again proves victorious, taking the win in both the long distance and sprint racing to make it a clean sweep once again here at Stop 7 of the 2013 Stand Up World Series.
Eric Terrien proudly represents France in San Francisco
Eric Terrien (Bic SUP) proudly represents France here at the AC Open in San Francisco with strong performances in both long distance and spring racing. Finishing in 6th place in the Long distance and then rounding up the final 6 in the finals of the Sprint racing, Eric once again proved that he is a force to be reckoned with on the Stand Up World Series and is always a threat here on the global stage.
With strong results throughout this year Eric is poised for a good finish on the Stand up World Series as we come to the closing stages of the 2013 Season.
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