Ross Williams: the Queen will be happy | Photo: Eric Bellande

Ross Williams has been crowned the 2014 Formula Windsurfing world champion, at Praia da Vitoria, Terceira Island, Azores.

The 2014 Formula Windsurfing World Championship was one of the most competitive battles for the highest places in the podium of the decade.

Windsurfers showed nerves of steel, as they waited for the wind to pick up in last day, in the beautiful Azores. Only two points separated first and second.

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Slalom windsurfing: popular as ever

US Windsurfing has announced that Slalom will be part of the US National Racing Tour (NRT) 2014.

The US National Racing Tour (NRT) is an exciting year-long race for points. Racers are automatically entered when they participate in some of the most prestigious events in the country, and accrue points based on their results at each of those events.

The points system rewards top finishes, but also participation, as no one who makes the effort to attend an event leaves without points.

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Steven Van Broeckhoven: he loves to win

Steven Van Broeckhoven has won the 2014 Chiemsee European Tow-in Championship, at Podersdorf, Austria.

The final format was changed from two to three runs for each rider, with the best one counting, so that spectators had more action, and riders would risk more new tricks.

The first round saw a lot of "safer" moves like funnels and double funnels, with some noteworthy performances by Adrien Bosson and Steven Van Broeckhoven who showed burner-funnel combinations and Adam Sims who went for a Spock, clearly wanting to double it up.

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