Miguel Martinho: the 2016 Formula Windsurfing European Masters champion | Photo: FW Portugal

Miguel Martinho has taken out the Masters division at the Portimão European Formula Festival 2016, in Portugal.

The Portuguese windsurfer, 40, won all 12 races at Praia da Rocha and made everything look easy. Three years ago, Martinho had already won a European title in the Azores Islands.

"There is no easy championship. I am in a good moment, and I made it seem easy. Winning at home is always good. I am able to share the victory with friends and people with whom I am every day," told Miguel Martinho.

"I dedicate this trophy to my godfather. Unfortunately, is no longer with us, but it was him who put me in the world of windsurfing."

The event had 26 athletes from seven countries. Vasco Chaveca, who was second overall, suffered an asthma attack in the last regatta and was forced to leave the race. As a result, he missed the podium for three points.

2016 Portimao European Formula Festival | European Titles

Masters
1. Miguel Martinho (POR)
2. Giedrius Liutkus (LTU)
3. Vasco Chaveca (POR)

Grandmasters
1. Pawel Dittich (POL)
2. Bruno Bértolo (POR)
3. David Coles (GBR)

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