Pablo Gonzales Dapena increases his lead in the Challenge Family World Bonus and Van Vlerken still remains the women’s leader

Pablo Gonzales Dapena increases his lead in the Challenge Family World Bonus and Van Vlerken still remains the women’s leader

After the seventh Challenge Family World Bonus race, CHALLENGESALOU, Pablo Gonzales Dapena from Spain has been able to increase his lead. Thanks to his fourth top 3 finish of the season and his second place at CHALLENGESALOU, he has now collected 900 points in total. Similar to last week, Yvonne van Vlerken didn’t race a Challenge event this weekend, but she still holds top position of the Challenge Family World Bonus with 575 points.

After wins at CHALLENGEGRANCANARIA, CHALLENGELISBOA, and a second place at CHALLENGEROMA, last weekend Pablo Gonzales Dapena finished second at CHALLENGESALOU. This earned him a further 250 points together with which he now has a total of 900. Cameron Wurf won the race at Salou, while George Goodwin came in third. The victory earned Wurf his first 250 points and he now holds ninth position in the Challenge Family World Bonus. Similarly, Goodwin also earned his first 150 points and is currently in 17th place.

Behind Challenge Family World Bonus leader Gonzales Dapena, Dylan McNeice remains in second place with 500 points, that arose from his victory at CHALLENGETAIWAN. McNeice has set his sights on CHALLENGEVENICE next week for double points in the Long Distance race. Frederik Croneborg remains third having earned 400 points by his second place in Taiwan. Neither of the athletes participated at CHALLENGESALOU.

You can check the full male standings here!

The top 2 women remain unchanged, but a new name has taken up third place

The women’s race at CHALLENGESALOU was dominated by Judith Corochan Vaquera and earned her her first 250 points for the Challenge Family World Bonus. Second place in Salou was Laura Siddall (200 points) and Margie Santimaria came in third (150 points). These 150 points enabled Santimaria to overtake Alyssa Godesky in third position in the Challenge Family World Bonus. Santimaria now has 490 points and while Godesky still has 400 points she has dropped one place down to fourth.

While the Dutch Yvonne van Vlerken did not participate at CHALLENGESALOU, she still leads the women’s standings with 575 points. Earlier on she earned points at CHALLENGEROMA(75), CHALLENGEGRANCANARIA(250) and CHALLENGERICCIONE(250). Julia Grant remains second with 500 points earned by her victory at CHALLENGETAIWAN.

You can check the full female standings here!


The next opportunity to earn points is at The Championship. This race takes place in Samorin, Slovakia on the 3rd June 2018. The $165k end-of-season bonus will pay five deep across both male and female with the top ranked Pro taking home $30k. Second place will carry a bonus of $20k, third, fourth and fifth positions will pay $15k, $12k and $5k accordingly. Ranking will be decided through a fair points system based on placings earned. This system is explained fully here!

In the advent of a tie, the prize money will be averaged between the two athletes and corresponding places.