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Formula Windsurfing European Championships 04-12 June Ialisos/Rhodes
(Greece) at Forum Beach Hotel, Ialisos Beach

The Windsurfing World is coming to Rhodes

Ialisos/Rhodes, London, Kiel, May 31st 2005.
From June 4th to 12th the Formula Windsurfing European Championships will
take place in the beautiful town of Ialisos / Rhodes (Greece). Over 100
competitors from 26 different countries representing 4 continents are
already registered for the Championships. Among them will be the whole elite
of the racers. The winner of the event will be crowned as official Formula
Windsurfing European Champion 2005. The Championship is a qualification
regatta for the 2005 Formula World Championships and a Level 1 Formula World
Ranking event. The event offers a total prize money of EUR 20.000,00.
Competitors also fight for ranking points in the Euro-Cup, windsurfing's
premier racing and slalom series.

In the men's fleet with already 98 registered racers all but one of the top
ten formula sailors from the 2004 World Championship including World
Champion Micah Buzianis (USA-34, F2, North Sails) will come to Rhodes.
Wojtek Brzozowski (POL-10, Starboard, Neil Pryde) will face a tough
challenge to defend his European title. However he is one of the favourites
after his victory at the first Windsurfing Euro-Cup in Portim?o (Portugal).
Other hot names are Gonzalo Costa Hoevel (ARG-3, F2, Neil Pryde) and Ross
Williams (GBR-83, Starboard, Gaastra) who got second and third in Portugal.
Last year Williams was able to win the Formula Windsurfing Grand Prix in
Ialisos. In the meantime the level of competition got extremely high and
there are ten to 15 racers who have chances to win the event.

15 of the elite female racers are already registered in the women's fleet.
The World Champion 2004 and defending European Champion, Dorota Staszewska
(POL-1, Starboard, Maui Sails) will once again face stiff challenge from
Allison Shreeve (AUS-911, F2, Neil Pryde), and the World Champion 2003
Christine Johnston (GBR-93). The participation of the 2004 Olympic Gold
Medalist, Faustine Merret (FRA-9) may very well bring a surprise to the
established formula racers.

The huge participation level is a great success for the International
Formula Windsurfing Class and the hosts in Greece. But on the other side it
will be a tough challenge for the organizers and the race crew. They will be
forced to run the split fleet system as it will be impossible to start the
whole fleet together. The fleet will be divided into two halves and run a
qualification series of eight races. Then the best 50% of each fleet will
qualify for the gold fleet to fight for the European FW title and the prize

Ialisos on Rhodes island is famous for its racing conditions. The legendary
Greek Meltemi wind blows sideshore from the left with 10 to 25 knots every
day which provides a perfect situation for Formula Windsurfing. This will
ensure the chance to run the full number of races for the 15 race series.
The venue offers enough space for the racers and their equipment and optimal
access to the water. The infrastructure with the Forum Beach Hotel and the
Rhodes Windsurfing Academy right at the beach is perfect for great
windsurfing events.

So everything is perfectly prepared for the Formula Windsurfing European
Championships 2005. The official competitions will take place from Tuesday
June 7th to 11th. The closing ceremony with prize giving will take place on
Saturday evening.

The event is covered on www.euro-cup.org, www.rwa.gr and
www.formulawindsurfing.org. Besides the reports and the results you will
also find a live ticker on www.euro-cup.org and a live cam on www.rwa.gr. So
check out the internet!


Hosted by: Municipality of Ialisos, Island of Rhodes
Organized by: Rhodes Windsurfing Academy (RWA)
Supported by: Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Aegean, Southern Aegean
Region, Prefecture of Dodecanese (D.O.T.), T.E.D.K. - PRO.TOUR
Main Sponsors: CONN-X, Hyundai, Oxbow, Boll?, Water Park
Sponsors: Rodos Palace Hotel, Motorola, GA Ferries, Shandy Rock, Rodos Tour,
Colorado Entertainment Center, Naftilos, E.N.AK, Extreme Sports Shops



Achilleas E. Tzimas (local organizer & director of the Rhodes Windsurfing
Academy): "Ialisos and Rhodes are prepared for one of the biggest
Windsurfing events in the history of the island. We will do everything to
ensure a great Championship for the class, an unforgettable stay for the
competitors and spectacular races for the spectators and media."

Ceri Wiliams (Chairman of the International Formula Windsurfing Class):
"Congratulations to the event organisers for assembling such a strong Race
Committee and a very supportive team of sponsors. We are especially thankful
for the continued support of the Ministry of Tourism in Athens and the
Municipality of Ialisos on Rhodes."

Matthias Regber (Director Windsurfing Office): "We are more than happy to
return to Rhodes for the Formula Windsurfing European Championships. Ialisos
is one of the best venues for Racing in the whole World. I am looking
forward to a great event!"


Contacts and further Information:

Achilleas E. Tzimas (local organizer)
Rhodes Windsurfing Academy
URL: www.rwa.gr
E-Mail: achilleas@rwa.gr

Ceri Williams (Chairman)
International Formula Windsurfing Class (IFWC)
URL: www.formulawindsurfing.org
E-Mail: FW@internationalwindsurfing.com

Matthias Regber (Director of the Windsurfing Office)
Choppy Water Event Management GmbH
Ma?mannstr. 11, 24118 Kiel, Germany
URL: www.euro-cup.org
E-Mail: info@choppywater.de

We will provide daily press releases, results, news etc. for the media. We
can also provide high quality pictures and video footage in TV quality from
the event. If you are interested to receive anything of these please feel
free to contact Matthias Regber at the contact address above.


Choppy Water GmbH
Ma?mannstr. 11
24118 Kiel
Phone: +49 (0) 431 / 971 98 98
FAX: +49 (0) 431 / 971 98 99
E-Mail: info@choppywater.de ; m.regber@choppywater.de
Internet: www.choppywater.de ; www.windsurfcup.de ; www.euro-cup.org