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The biggest Windsurfing Regatta in the history of Rhodes

Ialisos/Rhodes, London, Kiel, June 6th 2005.
Tomorrow the Formula Windsurfing European Championships will start in
Ialisos / Rhodes (Greece). And already before the start the organizers can
be proud about the best and biggest Windsurfing fleet that visited the
beautiful Greek island so far. At the end of the inscription over 123
competitors from 26 representing 4 continents are registered for the
Championships. Among them is the whole elite of the racers. The winner of
the event will be crowned as official Formula Windsurfing European Champion 2005.

The entry list of event reads like the "who is who" of windsurfing. All but
one of the top ten formula sailors from the 2004 World Championship
including current World Champion Micah Buzianis (USA-34, F2, North Sails)
participate in the Formula Windsurfing Europeans Rhodes. Five World
Champions represent the peak of performance of the International Formula
Windsurfing Class: Besides Micah Buzianis his predecessor Steve Allen
(AUS-0, Fanatic, Neil Pryde), the Champion of 2000 Wojtek Brzozowski
(POL-10, Starboard, Neil Pryde) as well as last years FW Youth World
Champion Markus Bouman (NED-666, Starboard, Neil Pryde) and his predecessor Alberto Menagatti (ITA-456, F2, Gaastra) hope to add a European title totheir crown. But they face a tough challenge from one of the best fleets ever. Riders like Gonzalo Costa Hoevel (ARG-3, F2, Neil Pryde) and Ross Williams (GBR-83, Starboard, Gaastra) who got second and third in Portugal are a tough challenge as are Devon Boulon (ISV-1, F2, Windwing) and Antoine Albeau (FRA-192, AHD, Neil Pryde).

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. Tonight is the opening ceremony and for tomorrow the skippers meeting is set for 11:00 with the first start at 12:00. Then the
visitors in Ialisos Beach can enjoy five days of non-stop racing action. 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!

Download Entry List Men, Women, Seeding1 Blue Fleet, Yellow Fleet


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."

Walter Mielke (Germany, President of the International Jury):"The conditions
here in Ialisos/Rhodes are excellent! This is definitely one of the best
places in the World for Formula Windsurfing and Slalom competitions"

Bruno de Wannemaeker (Belgium, Race Director): "We know the excellent
windsurfing conditions here. After the practice race today we can confirm
that everybody is ready for the Formula Windsurfing World Championships."


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