Booth and Barreras Win SUP Race Festival Scharbeutz

SCHARBEUTZ, Germany - A beautiful day greeted paddlers last weekend in Scharbeutz for the 7th stop of the 2023 Euro Tour. The racing was tight and intense for both the men's and women's races.

Men's Race

Australia's Michael Booth had a game plan coming into the race and when the entire field made a mistake on buoy #2 and went directly to the 3rd one Booth continued doing the course on his own gaining an unsustainable lead and finished a minute clear of everyone, in a race where every second mattered and secured the overall win.

The Japanese powerhouse Shuri Araki finished an impressive second place after dominating the second heat and coming in first of the lost pack in the first one. In third place it was surely the best performance of Spain's Aaron Sanchez in a pure display of force at one of the biggest events of the year. Closing his best result too was Italy's Riccardo Rossi in 4th with two very consistent heats on his favorite race format. Closing out the Top 5 was Frenchman Noic Garioud edging out his teammate, USA's Connor Baxter by a mere two seconds.

Elite EUROTOUR Scharbeutz 105Michael Booth. | Photo courtesy: Euro Tour / @marioentero

Top 10 Men:

  1. Michael Booth
  2. Shuri Araki
  3. Aaron Sanchez Quetglas
  4. Riccardo Rossi
  5. Noic Garioud
  6. Connor Baxter
  7. Ollie Houghton
  8. Clement Colmas
  9. Arthur Arutkin
  10. Johnny Hagan

Elite EUROTOUR Scharbeutz 206Esperanza Barreras wins again. | Photo courtesy: Euro Tour / @marioentero

Women's Race

The women's racing was pretty drama free but very intense and close. Spain's Esperanza Barreras just refuses to loose this season and won both heats for the overall win; no one can call her a long distance paddler any more as she's proven her skills in sprints.

In second, Duna Gordillo continued her stellar performance with very consistent heats. Third place finisher Cecilia Pampinella closed two identical runs where the Junior showed that she’s one of the best at any start line. The ever consistent Anna Tschirky finished in fourth and continued her amazing run in front of USA's Fiona Wylde in 5th with a great second heat barely edging out teammate Alba Frey.

Top 10 Women:

  1. Esperanza Barreras
  2. Duna Gordillo
  3. Cecilia Pampinella
  4. Anna Tschirky
  5. Fiona Wylde
  6. Alba Frey
  7. Laura Quetglas
  8. Susak Molinero
  9. Claudia Postillone
  10. Tanja Ecker

To view the full results, click here.

Last modified onTuesday, 27 June 2023 10:34

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