CHAMPIONS GALORE IN BREST AT THE EUROPEAN RS:X AND RS:One WINDSURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS
It has been a week of hard racing and mental prowess at the Crocodiles de L’Elorn Club in Brest. Near 300 competitors had gathered up here hoping to bring the European title home.
This was no easy feat for any of the champions as the level of all the fleets were very high and most of the windsurfers have had to give it their whole until the finish of the last race. The weather conditions kept them on their toes as the wind was shifty and there was no room for mistake. Everyone was on edge ashore to find out who would come out first in the event’s ranking and in the European championship itself.
Happy day for Greece as Byron Kokkalanis brings the European Champion title home with an 8 point-lead on delighted Shahar Zubari from Israel who managed to hold on to the silver medal despite a very tenacious Pierre Le Coq who in the end settled with bronze. The common thread between the men on the podium was the large smile on their faces as medals were quite an achievement after the challenges of this week.
In the overall Open competition, the podium is the same with Britain’s Olympic medallist Nick Dempsey in 4th.5th placed Louis Giard becomes the U21 Class Champion.