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Formula Windsurfing Youth & Master World Championships 2004
from September 15th to 19th in Dranske village on Ruegen island
Perfect second day for the Worlds
Florent Renard still in the lead in the Youth Fleet
Dorian van Rijsselberghe (NED-82) dominates Junior Fleet
Bernd Flessner takes the lead in the Senior Fleet
Dranske/Ruegen, September 16th 2004. The second day of the Formula Windsurfing Youth
& Master World Championships 2004 brough optimal conditions for the participants of
the Worlds. Again the weather was perfect with blue sky and bright sunshine. After
the storm of the day before which brought the competitors to their limit with up to
over 30 knots, Dranske presented itself with perfect formula conditions on Thursday.
With 12 to 24 knots the numerous spectators could follow the maximum possible number
of 11 races for the three fleets. The 98 competitors from 13 different countries
were excited about the venue and the excellent conditions on Ruegen island.
In the Youth Fleet the fight got tougher on the second day. The strong-wind-expert
Florent Renard (FRA-539) from France who was able to win all the races on the
opening day had to be satisfied with second and third places today. But his French
team mate and hardest opponent Julien Quentel (FRA-421) was able to score two
victories. Further victories went to Markus Bouman (NED-666) from the Netherlands
and Lukasz Konieczny (POL-320) from Poland. After seven races each racer can discard
his worst two results. So Florent Renard can defend his lead with 6,1 points and is
favourite for the official ISAF title “Formula Windsurfing Youth World Champion
2004″. On the second place follows Julien Quentel with 10,4 points only short in
front of Markus Bouman with 11,7 points.
In the Junior Fleet Dorian van Rijsselberghe (NED-82) from the Netherlands
completely dominates his opponents. He has won all the races so far and lead with
the optimum of 3,5 points. On the second place follows Maciej Rutkowski (POL-232)
from Poland. The third place is conquered by Yannick Oelke (GER-180) from Germany.
In the Senior Fleet the German Racers continue their domination. The German record
champion Bernd Flessner (GER-16) dominated the second day of the Worlds and won all
four races. He took the lead in the Senior Fleet with the optimum of 3,5 points.
With a huge distance follows Thade Behrends (GER-94) with 14,7 Punkten. Close behind
on the second place follows Denis Standhardt (GER-189) with 15,0 points. In the
Senior Fleet the Masters are fighting for the official IFWC title “Formula
Windsurfing Master Champion 2004″. Klaus Sausen (GER-35) has the best Chances to win
this title. With 22,7 points he is currently on place six and best Master.
For the next days again perfect wind conditions and “World Championship weather” are
predicted fort he region Rügen. Every day a maximum of 4 races can be sailed per
fleet. The maximum of races is limited to 15. Besides the competition the
windsurfers, trainers, organizers, sponsors and spectators are looking forward to
the great Surferparties on Fryday and Saturday.
For Friday the Skippers Meeting is set for 10:00 with the first possible start at
11:00. The Formula Windsurfing Youth & Master World Championships 2004 continue
until Sunday, September 19th 2004. Then the new World Champions will be crowned at
the prize giving.
from Windsurfing Office