30th of April 2006, Portugal, IFWC European Championships

The Windsurfing Stars Visit Portugal!

Portimao, 27.04.2006
After The Huge Success Achieved In The First Stage Of The Windsurfing Euro Cup 2005, Portimao Welcomes Now, The Formula Windsurfing European Championships 2006 - The Second Most Important Event Worldwide, From The Calendar Of The Modality. For That, It Was Extremely Important The Support Of The City And The Experience Of Overpower Club, Who Were The Key Players In Making It Possible To Host The Event In Portugal.

So, In 2006, The Formula Windsurfing European Championships Will Take Place In Praia Da Rocha, Portimao, From The 8th To The 13th Of May And Will Be Held In The Divisions: Men, Women, Youth And Masters. The Competition Will Call To Portugal The Best Windsurfers In The World Who Will Show Their Tricks In Six Days Filled With Action And Will Make The Waters Of Portimao The "World Capital Of Formula".

All The Biggest Names In The World Of Windsurfing Will Be Present In These Championships Where They Will Be Able To Test, Against Rivals [Old And New], The Advantages Of The Latest Evolutions In What Concerns Boards And Sails. The List Of Pre-registered Participants Demonstrates That The Creme De La Creme Will Be Attending This Event.

Antoine Albeau [Fra 192] - Current World Champion And Twice European Champion. Can He Make It A Hat Trick? Wojtek Brzozowski [Pol 10] - Winner Of The Euro Cup In 2005, European Champion In 2004 And World Champion In 2000 - Always A Threat To Anybody Who Wishes To Be Champion! Ross Williams [Gbr 83] - Third Place In The Euro Cup In 2005, Pieter Bijl [Ned 0] And Andrea Cucchi [Ita 1] - Will They Get, This Year, Their First Titles?

You Can Also See: Steve Allen [Aus 0]; Jimmy Diaz [Isv 11] And Devon Boulon [Isv 1]; Gonzalo Costa Hoevel [Arg 3] And Willhelm Schurmann [Bra 999], But Keep Your Eye On Local Talent, Such As Bruno BĂŠrtholo [Por 28] And Miguel Martinho [Por 5], Always Strong Candidates, Especially In This Spot, Since It'S Where They Do Their Training.

Miguel Martinho [Por-5], Formula Windsurfing National Champion, Says: "This Spot Is Spectacular For Formula And I'M Sure That This Event In Portimao Will Be Memorable. The Nortada Comes In Offshore, But Just 50 Meters Away From The Sand We Can, Easily, Find 10 To 20 Knots Wind. This Is The Spot Where I Test My Equipment And Train Intensively With My Friends, Almost All Year Around. I Will Do Everything In My Power To Get A Good Classification".

The Event Offers A Prize Money Of ?20.000,00, But Money And Trophies Are Only Two Of The Many Appeals To The Top Competitors. For Most Of Them, The Honour Of Winning A European Championship And Hold The Title Of Formula European Champion Will Surely Be The Main Appeal.

Our Country Has Reasons To Be Proud To Have Been Called To Organize The Event, Since These Championships Always Have Many Applicant Candidacies For Its Realization, From Influent Countries In The Sports Area. JosĂŠ Guimaraes - President Of The Local Club In Charge Of The Organization, Doesn'T Hide His Satisfaction When He Says: "We Are Very Happy That Iwa Has Entrusted Us The Organization Of One Of Their Biggest Events. We Promise To Do Everything To Guarantee The Total Success Of The Event".

Portimao - The Spot Where The Event Will Take Place Is A Paradise For The Practice Of All Sorts Of Nautical Sports. Besides The Undeniable Connexion Of The City With The Sea, The Visitors Will Find Fantastic Conditions For Golf, Horse-ridding, Swimming, Radical Sports, Among Many Others. The Privileged Weather, The Warm Water, The Soft White Sand, Which Contrasts With The Blue Of The Ocean And The Ochre Of The Cliffs, Make The Beaches Of Portimao Important Spots Of Attraction.

The Tv Coverage And Distribution Of The Images Will Be Done By The English Company Sportshows, Who Have An Extremely Experienced Team In What Concerns High Competition Windsurfing. We Will Have Available Daily, Compacts Of Images With Broadcasting Quality Through Eurovision Which Will Be, For Sure, Fantastic Images Of The Event And Of The Resort.

The Main Sponsors Of This Event Are Portimao City Hall, Expoarade, Pae - Arade, With The Support Of Portimao'S Marina And Aheta - Association Of Hotels And Tourist Undertakings Of Algarve. In What Concerns The National Media Partners, Besides Correio Da Manha, Record And Antena 3 Radio, The Portuguese Radio Television Will Make An Exhaustive Coverage In Its Three Main Channels - Rtp1, Canal 2 And Rtp N.

During The Event, We Will Have Available, In The Press Centre, For All Media, Packages Of Video Images With Broadcasting Quality, High-resolution Pictures, Results And Press Releases.

For More Details, Please, Contact:
Press Centre
BĂĄrbara Barbosa
E-mail: Overpower@100surf.Pt
Mobile: +351 919 453 043
Tel: +351 213 957 322

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windsurfer | 7th May 2006 (17:18:40)


windsurfer | 7th May 2006 (17:21:26)

anybody knows why Wojstek Brzozorski isn't on the entry list. Did he give up with windsurfing.

Anonym | 7th May 2006 (18:43:17)

yes he says it is for weak pussy

Anonym | 7th May 2006 (18:45:13)

he is doing RSX now!

Anonym | 7th May 2006 (18:45:56)

pump pump pump f..k yeea!

Anonym | 8th May 2006 (10:21:20)

Woitket arrive yesterday in Portimão,

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