16th of May 2012, Germany, 2012 Formula Windsurfing European Championship

It's not Formula, but, it for sure is windsurfing!......

Conditions were not suitable for formula racing today. Strong winds , directly onshore, meant Sylt got as unfriendly as it could get for windsurfing competition. However the 16 wave riders , including 10 also entered for the formula championship, lined up to compete with one of the best wave sailors in the world, from Germany, Klaas Voget (GER4).
Despite the unseasonal conditions spectators turned out in force to check out the action, and to visit the numerous stalls that lined the promenade and filled the event village.
Choppy-Water have produced yet another spectacular event at one of the worlds best known venues for windsurfing- renowned for a competitive and social atmosphere!
It is forecast that conditions will moderate tomorrow and we may get wave action followed by formula racing on Day 2.