Gabriel Browne takes the 2009 Fortaleza Formula Windsurfing Grand Prix

November 30, 2009 | Windsurfing

Gabriel Browne

With 2 races on the final day of the Fortaleza Grand Prix it was all to play for.

The overnight lead held by Alberto Menegatti (ITA4) all but evaporated with a disastrous first race this morning, when he finished 10th.

It was a race that Gabriel Browne (BRA50) led from start to finish.

It would take a minor miracle in race 15 for Alberto to regain the overall lead - a reversal of the positions in the previous race would do it!

Alberto led at the start - and "Biel" was down the fleet ; however the young Brasilian fought back to take first place on the last leg of the race. What a finish.

Alberto had to be content with second place in the race and second overall in the event.

A consistant performance from Steve Allen (AUS0) and a third place in the final race ensured he had final place on the podium.

An exciting finale to a fantastic Grand Prix which formula enthusiasts could follow live thanks to coverage on TV Uniao.

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