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On Sunday May 25 2008, the remaining top ten sailors at the Delta Lloyd Regatta met windy and wet conditions in the Medal Races.
For the first time in 11 years João RODRIGUES (POR) has stepped onto the top step of the podium at an Olympic windsurfing class European Championship. He did so in 1996 and 1997 following up his World Championship gold medal in Port Elizabeth in 1995.
Entering day six of competition, the majority of the single elimination had already been completed, leaving only 6 heats to be run in order to declare an official event winner. Following the skippers meeting, the last of round three’s heats got underway in a steady force 4 breeze.
The World Sailing Speed Record Council has ratified the Outright World Speed Record of 49.09 knots set by Antoine Albeau of France.
The MauiSails team is now complete and ready for action with the recent signing of Dan Ellis from the UK. Dan has been part of the strong UK contingent for the past few racing season’s, winning the Asian Windsurfing tour, and finishing strongly in the PWA Racing events.
The summer of 2008 has seen a number of great windsurfing events held throughout New Zealand. There were the slalom nationals in Dunedin, the Auckland freestyle competition and the Wellington freewave and harbour blast.

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