Windsurfing Euro-Cup 2004
FW Grand Prix Rhodes
- Report from day 2-
- Jamie strong but Ross still on top –
The second day of the Formula Windsurfing Grand Prix Rhodes brought
again perfect competitions for the formula racers. The wind was
a little bit lighter then on the opening day. But the 10 to 15 knots
of sideshore wind enabled the race committee to run another 4 spectacular
races. Again the finish was directly at the beach so that the spectators
were able to follow the whole action.
The first race of the day was won by Jamie Lever (GBR-5, Starboard,
Windwing) from Great Britain in front of Marco Begalli (ITA-415,
Starboard, Neil Pryde) from Italy and the leader of the event Ross
Williams (GBR-83, Starboard, Gaastra). In the second race the Italian
Champion Andrea Cucchi (ITA-1, Starboard, Neil Pryde) was able to
dominate. The Italian Master Marco Begalli managed again to defend
a sensational second place with Arnon Dagan (ISR-1, Fanatic, Neil
Pryde) from Israel on his heals. In the third race Arnon Dagan was
finally able to score his first bullet in the regatta while the
British hot shot Ross Williams followed in second position. The
third place went to Jamie Lever. In the final race of the day Jamie
Lever dominated in front of Devon Boulon (ISV-1, F2, Windwing) and
“Italian Stallion” Andrea Cucchi.
After the second day and eight races with two discards Ross Williams
is still in the lead with 10,1 points. But his opponents are closing
up. The toughest of them is still Andrea Cucchi with 15,7 points.
Devon Boulon has confirmed his third position in front of his team
mate Jamie Lever (23,4 points) who had a brilliant day. The Top-5
are completed by Arnon Dagan from Israel with 26,7 points.
Tomorrow is the final day of the Formula Windsurfing Grand Prix
Rhodes. Another three races are scheduled for the racers to achieve
the third discard.
The event is broadcasted live on the internet. So you can follow
the whole action directly on the website www.rwa.gr . There you
can also find the weather data of the event website including the
wind speed and webcam impressions from the beach. The Formula Windsurfing
Grand Prix will last until Saturday, June 26th. More information
with results, reports and pics can be found on www.euro-cup.org
and www.formulawindsurfing.org .