25th of August 2005, Portugal, Windsurfing Euro-Cup Oeiras

Wojtek Brzozowski takes the lead

press release
Windsurfing Euro-Cup Oeiras from August 25th to 28th in Oeiras, Lisbon
(Portugal)

Wojtek Brzozowski takes the lead

Oeiras, August 25th 2005. The beautiful town of Oeiras welcomed the Worlds best windsurfers with perfect weather. On the inscription day the wind was howling with almost 30 knots but on the opening day of the EC we had between 10 to 15 knots. Unfortunately the wind was gusty and shifty and the competitors were partly a little bit over enthusiastic. So at the end of the first day race the race committee had achieved six starts but only one valid result. Wojtek Brzozowski (POL-10, Starboard, Neil Pryde) from Poland was the men of the day and won the race in front of the double World Champion Micah Buzianis (USA-34, F2, North Sails) and Gonzalo Costa Hoevel (ARG-3,F2, Neil Pryde).

Wojtek had a decent start heading in the direction of the beach and with perfect tactics he managed to reach the upwind mark in the first position just in front of Fernando Martinez (ESP-71, Starboard, Severne) from Spain. Micah Buzianis and Gonzalo Costa Hoevel fought their way through the pack and managed to pass Fernando in the second lap. But Wojtek controlled his opponents and managed to win the first race of the Euro-Cup Portimao.

After the first day of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup Portimao Wojtek Brozowski is leading in front of Micah Buzianis and Gonzalo Costa Hoevel. Devon Boulon (ISV-1, F2, Windwing) and Alberto Menegatti (ITA-456, F2, Gaastra) complete the top five. On the following positions we find Fernando Martinez, Hubert Mokrzycki, Wilhelm Schurmann, Jesper Vesterstrom and Vincent Langer

For tomorrow the Skippers Meeting is set for 12:00 and the first start is planned for tomorrow at 13:00. So get ready for more Racing action at the Euro-Cup Silvaplana!

The Windsurfing Euro-Cup Oeiras is covered on www.euro-cup.org, www.formulawindsurfing.org and
www.internationalwindsurfing.com. Besides the reports and the results you will also find a live ticker on www.euro-cup.org. So check out the internet!

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Sponsors and Supporters:

Hosted by: Oeiras
Organized by: Overpower Club
Main Sponsor: Oeiras City Hall
Sponsors: Delta
Supporters: IWA, IFCA, Windsurfing Euro-Cup

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Comments:

Wojtek Brzoowski (POL-10, Starboard, Neil Pryde): "I had a good start and the right tactics which is very important here in Oeiras. When I was leading at the upwind mark I controlled the fleet. I am very satisfies with the start. But it was good to finish the competitions for today as we were all very tired."

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Contacts and further Information:

Ceri Williams (Chairman)
International Formula Windsurfing Class (IFWC)
URL: www.formulawindsurfing.org
E-Mail: FW@internationalwindsurfing.com

Matthias Regber (Director of the Windsurfing Office)
Choppy Water Event Management GmbH
Maßmannstr. 11, 24118 Kiel, Germany
URL: www.euro-cup.org
E-Mail: info@choppywater.de

We will provide daily press releases, results, news etc. for the media. We can also provide high quality pictures and video footage in TV quality from the event. If you are interested in any of these please feel free to contact
Matthias Regber at the contact address above.

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