FWGP Rhodes - Final Day: Ross Williams
takes the victory
On the final day of the Formula Windsurfing Grand Prix Rhodes another
three races were sailed to achieve the third discard. The wind was
a little bit stronger then yesterday, blowing side shore with 12
to 16 knots. Two races were scheduled for the morning and a final
one after the lunch break to complete 11 races.
In the first race Arnon Dagan (ISR-1, Fanatic, Neil Pryde) from
Israel was able to dominate in front of Devon Boulon (ISV-1, F2,
Windwing) from the Virgin Islands and Andrea Cucchi (ITA-1, Starboard,
Neil Pryde) from Italy. The second race brought another victory
for Devon Boulon. Arnon Dagan managed to defend the second place
against Andrea Cucchi.
Before the final race the situation couldn't be more exciting:
Due to Ross' weak performance yesterday and in the first two races
tody (6th and 7th place) he had lost huge parts of his lead from
the first day. Now three guys were close to each other willing to
grab the triumph at the Formula Windsurfing Grand Prix Rhodes: Ross
with 20,1 points, Andrea with 21,7 points and Devon with 22,4 points.
But in the final race Ross Williams proved that he deserved the
victory at the event. The British Hotshot took another bullet in
front of "Danish Dynamite" Jesper Vesterstrom (DEN-111,
Starboard,Neil Pryde) and Jamie Lever (GBR-5, Starboard, Windwing)
from Great Britain. Arnon Dagan and Devon Boulon had a hard fight
until the finish with the better outcome for the Israel Champion.
This prevented Devon from passing Andrea in the event ranking and
made Arnon pass Jamie Lever.
After three exciting days with eleven races and three discards,
finally Ross Williams was able to take the triumph at the Formula
Windsurfing Grand Prix Rhodes with 4 race victories and a total
of 14,8 points. The second place went to Andrea Cucchi who scored
one victory and 21,7 points. Close behind follows Devon Boulon who
has two race victories and 22,4 points. Due to his great performance
on the second and the last day Arnon Dagan was able to win the fourth
place with 25,4 points in front of Jamie Lever with 26,4 points.
The best Master of the event is Marco Begalli (ITA-415, Starboard,
Neil Pryde) from Italy with a 7th place and 37 points. The best
Youth is Vincent Langer (GER-122, Fanatic, Simmer) on the 12th place
with 85 points.
The Formula Windsurfing Grand Prix Rhodes was a great success.
The quality of the fleet and the competition was amazing. The outcome
was open until the end. Rhodes provides perfect conditions for Formula
Windsurfing with reliable constant sideshore wind and perfect weather.
The Forum Beach Hotel in Ialisos Beach is the perfect base for international
events and has served as a great host. Evereybody is looking forward
to return for future events.