Pedro Pascual: he can see the gold medal | Photo: Houyvet/NeilPryde

Pedro Pascual, Faustine Merret, and Pilar Trueba are the new 2015 RS:One European Windsurfing champions.

It's all over. In the last day of competition at Loctudy, France, sailors were invited to challenge shifty offshore winds ranging from 6 to 12 knots.

The 2015 RS:One European Open Championships crowned new champions at Langoz Beach. The 2004 Olympic Gold medalist, Faustine Merret, finished first, ahead of Pilar Lamadrid Trueba, and Jeane Penfornis.

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Africa: a continent waiting to be explored by windsurfers | Photo: Carter/PWA

The African coastline is huge. In over 26,000 kilometers (16,000 miles), you can find multiple wind patterns. So, it's fair to say that the African continent is a windsurfing heaven.

The most frequent winds in Africa are east and southeast winds. Therefore, you can actually detect four different consistent windsurfing regions in the birth of humanity.

Northern Africa (Morocco, Canary Islands and Cape Verde), Southern Africa (Namibia and South Africa), Southeastern Africa (Mozambique) and Northeastern Africa (Tunisia and Egypt) will likely deliver above-average wind speeds, almost all year-round.

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Bjorn Dunkerbeck: the fastest European windsurfer

Bjorn Dunkerbeck and Zara Davis have been crowned the 2015 International Speed Windsurfing Class (ISWC) European champions, at Matas Blancas, Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands.

The Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge 2015 was also an opportunity to crown the ISWC European titles. The host won the Men's division and, in the Women's category, Zara Davis showed why it is quite difficult to keep up with her speed.

"I just want to say 'thank you' for taking part at the Dunkerbeck GPS Speed Challenge! Every single participant has shown so much love for windsurfing. You were great. See you next year!" expressed Bjorn Dunkerbeck.

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