Formula Europeans in Poland
31 July 2008
The weather is gorgeous here in Leba (Poland) for the Formula Europeans. It's been windy up to now except today for the first day of the contest. Never mind, there are so many beautiful girls on the beach!
UK riders are Ross Williams, James Briggs and yours truly.
The set up is amazing as always at Leba. The event is huge with big marquis for organisers, sponsors and internet cafe. There's a massive stage on the beach for parties, bands and giant aerobic classes.
With 130 entrants from all over the world, it shows the widespread appeal of Formula
After a windless day 1, day 2 was perfect with winds ranging from 10 to 13 knots. Race Officer Dave Thomson lost no time and ran 4 races for all fleets. There are 128 men and 9 ladies so the men were split in two fleets.
Ross Williams posted an impressive string of 2nd places to finish the day in 5th place.
Yours truly had his best ever result at that level and ended up 27th.
James Briggs is learning fast the art of Formula starts in a strong fleet and he finished the day in 92nd place.
Stay tuned, the forecast tomorrow is similar to today.
After 1 race this morning when the wind went from strong to light, we are currently waiting for the next race after the Silver fleet and the Ladies.
The wind has just picked up so we're about to go back out.
Ross is currently 3rd with a 4th in the last race.
Yours truly scored an 11th this morning to show the 10th place in the first race yesterday was no fluke.
I'm currently 25th overall (128 competitors) and first Master.
This year is the last chance of winning the Masters as Steve Allen will be over 35 next year!
James Briggs finds the silver fleet much more to his liking and scored a 3rd yesterday.
All details are on formulawindsurfing.org