- 18 June 2008 | Windsurfing
With 63 competitors from Europe and the Americas, the second leg of the Formula Windsurfing Grand Prix, held in Sopot Poland from June 4th-7th was regarded by all as "a great success".
The host club - SKZ Hestia located on the beach front town of Sopot on the Baltic Sea - organized a superb regatta with 8 races over 4 days.
Generally, racers found themselves confronted with light winds and a steep chop for close racing held in front of the Sopot Pier.
Steve Allen, AUS-0, from Australia walked away as the winner closely trailed by ARG-3 Gonzalo Costa Hoevel in 2nd and DEN-111 Jesper Vesterstrom in 3rd.
Debuting in its 2nd event this season, women's winner, AUS 911- Allision Shreeve showcased the proposed Formula One Design concept. The new class is being proposed as an alternate to the hybrid RSX class for the 2012 Olympics.
Source: Formula Windsurfing Class