June 18, 2016
by Christopher Parker (@wheresbossman)

EuroTour Week 7: Michael Booth, Fiona Wylde Claim Big Wins in Croatia (Updated)

Porec, Croatia

Boothy breaking away from the field during today’s race, with picturesque Porec in the background (photo: Kerry Powell/EuroTour)

In brief: Starboard team mates Michael Booth and Fiona Wylde have taken out Week 7 of the EuroTour, claiming big wins at the “SUPer Challenge” in picturesque Poreč, Croatia this afternoon.

Boothy continued his summer-long rivalry with Connor Baxter, however this time there were no close finishes, with the Aussie crossing the line more than two minutes clear of the Hawaiian.

The Hasulyo Brothers, Bruno and Daniel, finished 3rd and 4th to continue their rapid rise through the ranks and give Starboard a clean sweep of the top four spots, while France’s Martin Letourneur rounded out the top five for Team Hobie.

Jake Jensen was leading in the early, flat water sections, however for the second week in a row he found himself on a flat water board in an ocean race as the second half of the course got a little bumpy.

In the women’s, Fiona Wylde broke through for her maiden EuroTour win after a month of standing on the lower steps of the podium. The Hood River local relished the light bumps on offer, finishing nearly 10 minutes clear of European young gun Manca Notar. Fiona’s win makes it a double for Team Starboard, and continues the dominant theme we’ve seen from the blue boards all summer.

Croatia is the last stop on the EuroTour for the likes of Boothy, Connor and Jake, and although Boothy’s win today was impressive, it won’t be enough to overhaul Connor on the EuroTour Leaderboard, with the Hawaiian virtually guaranteed of defending his crown.

Full results, recap and video coming tomorrow. In the meantime, the top finishers are below…

UPDATE: Full results and EuroTour Leaderboard points below…


Fiona Wylde

Fiona Wylde on her way to a big win in Croatia today (photo: Kerry Powell/EuroTour)


Race Index: 18.5%

1Michael Booth1:20:1718.50
2Connor Baxter1:22:3813.88
3Bruno Hasulyo1:22:5411.10
4Daniel Hasulyo1:23:039.25
5Martin Letourneur1:23:187.86
6Davide Ionico1:23:196.48
7Jake Jensen1:28:065.55
8Filippo Mercuriali1:28:334.63
9Branislav Sramek1:28:524.16
10Matteo Baleani1:29:553.70
11Leonardo Toso1:30:593.33
12Belar Diaz1:33:162.96
13Zelyo Srixx1:34:302.78
14Tomaz Jenstrle1:35:322.59
15Christoph Salmhofer1:35:362.41
16Jakob Trsan1:41:052.22
17Martin Salmhofer1:42:122.04
18Macrae Wylde1:43:331.85
19Marko Milenkovic1:44:411.67
20Guillaume Fallourd1:49:061.48
21David Rainero1:51:111.39
22Rok Vettorazzi1:51:551.30
23Denis Matjaz1:53:301.20
24Carlo ettio1:53:401.11
25Robert Rekar1:54:521.02
26Mihael Vauhnik2:09:180.96


Race Index: 9.5%

1Fiona Wylde1:34:529.50
2Manca Notar1:43:527.13
3Erika Barausse1:44:515.70
4Neza Jarc1:45:284.75
5Carol Scheunemann1:52:314.04
6Sabine Schellander1:52:333.33
7Natalija Bostjanck1:59:152.85
8Marcela Ivankova2:08:502.38