08-13 September '15 | Greece, Golden Coast Hotel, Nea Makri, Marathon Bay

2015 Formula Windsurfing European Festival

Final results

Formula

Provisional results

09.13 | Sunday

17:19 | Prize giving tonight at 19:00hrs

16:32 | First overall and Master European Champion - Janis Preiss (Latvia); Youth European Champion Tristen Kivi (Estonia)

16:29 | Provisional top 10 after 15 races - LAT23, GRE28, FRA55, FRA1642, EST 347, EST228, GRE19, POL381, LTU64, LAT25

15:58 | First 10 finishers in race 15 - GRE28, GRE19, FRA1642, EST347, POL381, LTU64, GRE281, ITA132, GRFE48, GRE2000

15:40 | TOP 10 after 15 races -LAT23, GRE28, FRA55, FRA1642, EST347, EST228, GRE19, POL381, LAT25, LTU64

15:35 | but FRA55 is given OCS with EST228

15:35 | At the finish it was - FRA55, GRE28, FRA1642, GRE19, EST347

14:55 | LAT23 was DNF -damaged sail

14:55 | First 5 in race 14 - FRA1642, GRE19, GRE28, EST347, LTU64

14:17 | AP down at the beach - next start at 14:40; wind is 17>22 knots

13:50 | AP will come down at the beach 14.10 - first possible start for race 14 will be 14.35

13:49 | top 10 after 13 races - LAR23, GRE28, FRA55, FRA1642, EST347, EST228, GRE19, POL381, LAT25, LTU64

13:48 | first 10 finishers in race 13- LA23, EST347, EST228, GRE28, GRE19, FRA55, FRA1642, LTU64, POL381, GRE2000

13:02 | clear start for race 13

12:58 | first 10 finishers in race 12 - LAT23, FRA1642, GRE28, EST228, EST347, GRE19, FRA55, LAT25, GRE2000, GRE281

12:55 | 2 minutes to warning signal for race 13

12:41 | GRE28 and FRA55 fighting for 3rd place when FRA55 did a catapult before finish

12:40 | a short race - 12 mins - but a good one. First finishers were LAT23 and FRA1642

12:19 | clear start

12:15 | 5 mins to the start of race 12

10:52 | Conditions permitting we plan 2 races back to back - break - and then a final 2 races back to back

09:57 | Skippers meeting at 11:00 ... and we will get an updated forecast for the wind

09:54 | final day at the Formula European Festival - and it is WINDY ..

09.12 | Saturday

17:56 | Top 10 after 11 races - LAT23, GRE28, FRA55, FRA1642, EST347, EST228, POL381, FRE19, LAT25, LTU64

17:29 | first finishers - LAT23, FRA55, FRA1642, EST347, GRE28

17:07 | ALL CLEAR

17:01 | Top 10 after 10 races- LAT23, FRA55, GRE28, EST228, FRA1642, EST347, POL381, GRE19, LTU64, LAT25

16:55 | 5 mins to warning signal for race 11 - final race today. Wind is 22 knots at the start line - maybe 25 knots at the upwind

16:13 | The wind is 19 to 22 knots - one more race with the warning signal at 17:00

16:12 | first 10 to finish - LAT23, EST347, FRA1642, FRA55, EST228, GRE19, LAT25, POL381, GRE28, GRE2000

15:34 | Top 10 after 9 races: LAT23, GRE28, FRA55, EST228, FRA1642, POL381, EST347, GRE19, LTU64, LTU789

15:19 | clear start

15:14 | Warning signal for race 10 - 5 minutes until the start

14:46 | wind is now 19 to 23 knots

14:45 | top finishers in race 5- LAT23, FRA55, FRA1642, LAT25, EST347

13:58 | 13 to 18 knots

13:58 | 10 mins to warning signal for race 9

13:41 | Sign out sheets are ready for race 9 - the course is nearly ready , and closer to shore.

13:40 | Top 5 finishers in race 8 - GRE26, LAT23, FRA55, LTU64, EST347

13:32 | the wind increased a lot during the race - the course will be moved closer to shore

13:31 | race 8 completed - but all sent ashore - sign in and safety first before the next race.

12:45 | wind increased quickly to 18 knots - the race has started , but maybe after this race they will be sent ashore

12:28 | Warning signal for race 8 - 5 minutes to the start

11:49 | AP down in 5 minutes - the wind is 12>14 knots - 2 races back to back to start the day

09.11 | Friday

15:58 | No racing today - first possible warning signal tomorrow at 12:00

15:47 | the wind has dropped to 5 knots

15:09 | wind has dropped to 6 knots but hoping that is temporary ..

14:52 | AP down at the beach - 20 minutes to warning signal for race 8 - wind is a steady 9/10 knots

14:24 | There is a breeze building and the race committee are going on the water

13:54 | we are still postponed at the beach - it is very hot and the thermic wind has not yet kicked in

11:52 | Check out the videos on the event facebook page

11:52 | Good morning - no wind at the moment . We are postponed but hopeful of some thermic wind today.

09.10 | Thursday

19:25 | First possible start tomorrow is at 12:00

19:25 | Top 10 after 7 races - LAT23, GRE28, FRA55, EST228, FRA1642, POL381, EST347, GRE19, LTU64, LTU789

17:58 | no more racing today

17:58 | first 3 finishers in race 7 - LAT23, GRE28, FRA55

17:40 | after 1 lap - LAT23, GRE28, FRA55

17:34 | clear start

17:30 | race 6 winner - EST347 - will be looking to repeat his last race !

17:29 | we are in sequence for race 7 - the last race of today

17:18 | Last race will start soon - top 10 after 6 races -LAT23, GRE28, FRA55, FRA1642, EST228, POL381, GRE19, EST347, LTU64, LTU789

16:16 | top 10 after 5 races - LAT23, GRE28, FRA55, FRA1642, EST228, POL381, GRE19, LTU789, LTU64, GRE2000

16:02 | first 10 finishers in race 5 - LAT23, FRA55, GRE28, EST347, LTU64, POL381, FRA1642, EST228, GRE19, GRE969

15:57 | clear start race 6

15:52 | 5 minutes to warning signal

15:52 | 3 races back to back - then a break and maybe one more race if wind holds

15:51 | 1 minute to warning signal race 6

15:09 | clear start race 5

15:02 | 5 minutes to warning signal for race 5

15:00 | Top 10 finishers in race 4 -LAT23, GRE28, FRA55, FRA1642, LAT25, EST228, LTU789, EST347, GRE19, GRE969

14:42 | great conditions for racing this afternoon - short reach to the start from the beach, stable wind , sun ...

14:36 | after one round - LAT23 from GRE28 - it will be a quick race , wind has picked up

14:29 | clear start

14:28 | I minute to start

14:24 | Amend that - mark moved , now reset - start in 5 mins

14:18 | warning signal for race 4 - start in 5 mins

14:02 | 10 mins to warning signal for race 4

13:56 | AP down - 10>12 knots and looking good

13:29 | AP up - but the wind is coming . we hope to be racing soon

11:48 | Maybe the thermic wind comes later today - we will be ready to do 3 races back to back.

11:45 | day 2 at the European Festival from Golden Coast Hotel on Marathon Bay. There is no wind at the moment - first possible warning signal has been moved to 14:00

09.09 | Wednesday

19:47 | Skippers meeting on Thursday at 11:00 - first possible warning signal at 12:00

19:22 | TOP 10 AFTER 3 RACES - LAT23, GRE28, FRA55, FRA1642, POL381, LTU789, GRE19, GRE2000, LTU64, EST228

19:21 | First finishers in race 3 - LAT23, GRE28, FRA55, LAT25, LTU789

18:29 | Opening party this evening at 2000 at the beach bar of Golden Coast Hotel

18:28 | no more racing - we will bring you results after 3 races as soon as possible

17:43 | clear start for race 3

17:36 | 2 mins to warning signal

17:25 | AP is down and a new Signal boat is in position. We hope for at least one more race

16:56 | unfortunately the PRO has a problem with the Signal boat - we are hoping to fix it and get another race soon

16:20 | top 10 after 2 races- LAT23, GRE28, FRA55, EST228, FRA1642, POL381, DEN96, GRE2000, GRE19, LTU789

15:36 | Break ashore before 2 more back to back races

15:36 | first finishers in race 2 - LAT23, GRE28, FFRA55, FRA1642

15:11 | Top ten in race 1 - LAT23, GRE28, EST228, FRA55, DEN96, POL381, FRA1642, GRE2000, POL3333, LTU64

14:56 | clear start for race 2

14:49 | very close to the start of race 2

14:30 | first finishers in race 1 - LAT23, GRE28, EST347, FRA55

14:20 | I hope to bring more info from the second race ... leading sailor will be finishing soon

14:08 | coming to the leeward mark of the first round

14:01 | it was a clear start

13:53 | 5 minutes to the start

13:50 | 2 mins to warning signal for race 1

13:31 | AP down at 13:30 - wind is 8>14 knots

13:23 | The wind is shifting - into the usual direction for the thermal breeze; so still postponed.

12:53 | The intention of the race committee is to use course 1 and the schedule of 2 races back to back, break and then a further 2 back to back races.

12:50 | We have a short postponement - racing will not start at 13:00- but we still have good conditions and should be racing soon.

10:23 | Final registrations are being made and the race committee are getting prepared. We have a favourable forecast for today, and good winds already

09.08 | Tuesday

20:54 | It is of great credit to the organising team at FW Greece that this event is taking place after a last minute move to a new location on Marathon Bay. It is not just a big budget you need - you need heart and soul for formula ,,, check in tomorrow for live reports from the race course

20:51 | Skippers meeting tomorrow will be at 12:00 with first possible start at 13:00; thereafter the noon start is planned.

20:48 | today the racers got a taste of what to expect during this week as the thermal wind kicked in around midday

20:47 | over 40 entries today with a few late arrivals still to be registered tomorrow morning - 12 countries represented

11:10 | The venue comes courtesy of the Golden Coast Hotel - with an all inclusive package to stay on site and the equipment park just 25 metres from the waters edge

11:07 | Registration day at the 2015 FW European Festival - we have a location right on the beachfront on Marathon Bay