GEORGE FRAGOS is Men’s Raceboard World Champion, Bryony Shaw GBR takes the ladies title, and Paul Leone GBR is Masters Champion, leaving Paco Wirz to console himself with winning the Windsurfer Legend Race. [more]
The competition has concluded after the 9th race of the Championships in Palermo organised by the Albaria Windsurfing Club.
Always ahead from the first day, Fragos won the ninth and final race and now becomes Raceboard World Champion 2004 with his FANATIC board. Overall second was fellow Greek Ioannis Chrysochoy, first of the athletes to use the Mistral board, and third was French Nicolas Beudou, n.16 in last ranking ISAF, followed by Alexander Alberti, fourth – the first of the Italians.
This regatta was characterised by light winds, demanding the greatest physical efforts from the athletes in not easy conditions.
The challenge for the Women’s title went in favour of the British Bryony Shaw by just two points against the French Lise Vidal. Third place went to Italian Flavia Tartaglini, holding off the challenge by Australian Allison Shreeve, who performed so brilliantly in the recent FW Worlds.
Although finishing in sixteenth position in the overall men’s results, before all the other masters, Paco Wirz remains off the podium because masters results are calculated only on the eighteen enrolled in this category and thus British Paul Leone was rewarded with the Masters title. Second was Italian Giuseppe Castelli, followed by French Jean Asia. Only a fourth place for Wirz.
In the Nation Cup, always clearly ahead Greece, with Italy second and France third.
Concluded today also the Windsurfer Legend Race with the Paco Wirz victorious over Luca Frascari.
For full results go to: http://www.wwfestival.com/