- 30 August 2011 | Windsurfing
Martin Ervin has taken out the NeilPryde Baltic Cup 2011. The last event of the series was held in Tallinn, Estonia. Ervin ends his epic victory ahead of Polish Filip Korczycki and third place Estonian Toomas Mölder.
The most important Formula windsurfing event in the Baltics was sailed by 54 windsurfers from Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Lithuania, Poland and Brazil. The NeilPryde Baltic Cup is a traditional race series that combines three events held in Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia, home of the final for the last 13 years.
"This event passed in difficult conditions - the wind was up and down and shifting. On the first day we tried to hold three races, but couldn`t carry these out. On the second and third day we were able to do 4 races", explains Andrus Poksi, Principal Race Officer of the Tallinn's event.
"Overall, it is clear that such competition conditions are quite rare. Although the track was short, it was tough and the competitors did a great job in the changing conditions."
Women's racing title goes to Annika Valkna, with Marta Ozola and Betti Vainküla in second and third. Tallinn's event best was Paulo dos Reis, followed by Martin Ervin, Filip Korczycki and. In the Women's fleet, first place went to Martha Ozola, second was Annika Valkna and the third went to Betti Vainküla.
The Youth winner was Rytis Jasiünas and, to encourage young ones, the Tallinn Cup also rewarded the best skipper under age 17: Marta Ozola.