12th of June 2008, Poland, Sopot Grand Prix

Steve Bodner GP Sopot

With 63 competitors from Europe, and the Americas, the 2nd leg of the Formula Windsurfing Grand Prix held in Sopot Poland from June 4th- 7th was regarded by all as 'a great success.'

The host club - SKZ Hestia located on the beach front town of Sopot on the Baltic Sea - organized a superb regatta with 8 races over 4 days.
Generally, racers found themselves confronted with light winds and a steep chop for close racing held in front of the Sopot Pier.
Steve Allen, AUS-0, from Australia walked away as the winner closely trailed by ARG-3 Gonzalo Costa Hoevel in 2nd and DEN-111 Jesper Vesterstrom in 3rd.

Debuting in its 2nd event this season, womens winner, AUS 911- Allision Shreeve showcased the proposed Formula One Design concept.
The new class is being proposed as an alternate to the hybrid RSX class for the 2012 Olympics.

For more information and results- check the formula class website at www.formulawindsurfing.org Additional regatta reports at www.stevebodner.blogspot.com

Steve Bodner