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Cucchi, Williams and Costa-Hoevel on even points in the lead

Download the results from day 1

Ialisos/Rhodes, June 7th 2005.
The Formula Windsurfing European Championships started with a big bang.
Ialisos didn't disappoint the 123 competitors and brought excellent racing
conditions with 10 to 15 knots of wind in the afternoon. Two races were
sailed for every fleet which brought a total of 12 exciting races for the
numerous spectators at the beach of the Forum Beach Hotel in Ialisos /
Rhodes (Greece). In the men's fleet we have a head-to-head fight between
Gonzalo Costa Hoevel (ARG-3, F2, Neil Pryde), Ross Williams (GBR-83,
Starboard, Gaastra) and Andrea Cucchi (ITA-1, Starboard, Neil Pryde). In the women's fleet Allison Shreeve (AUS-911, F2, Neil Pryde) dominated with two straight victories.

Due to the huge participation level the split fleet system is applied in the
men's fleet: The fleet is divided in two groups. For the first two races the
competitors were seeded according to their current position in the Formula
Windsurfing Ranking. Then the groups will be re-arranged according to their current position in the result list of the regatta. After a qualification
series of 8 races the split will be finally divided into a Gold Fleet and a
Silver Fleet. Only the best 50% be able to fight for the European FW title
and the prize money in the end. In the qualification series each group
produces the positions from 1 to the last of the fleet. So after every race
there are two first places two seconds etc.

After the first day the results in the men's fleet show the extremely close
level of competition. Three competitors share the lead with equal points.
The Argentinean Champion Gonzalo Costa Hoevel scored a first and a fourth place granting him 4,7 points as well as last years Rhodes winner Ross Williams and the Italian Champion Andrea Cucchi. Only 0,3 points behind is Antoine Albeau (FRA-192, AHD, Neil Pryde) from France followed by the reigning European Champion Wojtek Brzozowski (POL-10, Starboard, Neil Pryde, 6,7 points). Steve Allen (AUS-0, Fanatic, Neil Pryde) is also in an
excellent position after the first day with position 6 and 7,0 points.

In the women's fleet Allison Shreeve scored two bullets which gave her the
optimum points of 1,4. Marta Hlavati (POL-111, Starboard, Severne) is on her heals with 4,0 points. The fight for place three is on between Sarah Hebert
(FRA-61, Starboard, Naish) and Zofia Klepecka (POL-8, Starboard, Gaastra).
Both have 7,0 points and only in the tie break the French is able to sneak

For tomorrow the forecasts predict again good wind so the spectators can
again enjoy racing action in front of the Forum Beach Hotel at Ialisos
Beach. The skippers meeting is set for 11:00 with the first start at 12:00.
The Formula Windsurfing European Championships will continue until Saturday,
June 11th.

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, Bolle, Water Park
Sponsors: Rodos Palace Hotel, Motorola, GA Ferries, Shandy Rock, Rodos Tour,
Colorado Entertainment Center, Naftilos, E.N.AK, Extreme Sports Shops



Gonzalo Costa Hoevel (ARG-3, F2, Neil Pryde): "For me everything went
perfect today. The conditions are perfect for me and I had excellent starts
- especially in the second race. I hope to be able to continue on this level
the next days."

Ross Williams (GBR-83, Starboard, Gaastra):"Good racing conditions, strong
opponents, an extremely high level of competiton and great to watch. The
split fleet system gives us the chance to have a look at the opponents"

Andrea Cucchi (ITA-1, Starboard, Neil Pryde): "The level of competition is
extremely high. One mistake and you are lost. So far I did most things
correct. Hopefully I will be able to continue this way."


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