Windsurfing Euro-Cup Oeiras, Lisbon, Portugal
Gonzalo Costa Hoevel attacks Wojtek Brzozowski
Oeiras, August 27th 2005. The third day of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup Oeiras
brought strong wind. When the competitors went out it was 12 to 17 knots.
But then the wind picked up to 25 knots and more. This pushed several racers
to their physical limits. But race director Claudio Alessandrello managed to
run another four races ensuring the second discard for the result list.
Gonzalo Costa Hoevel (ARG-3, F2, Neil Pryde) from Argentina was the men of
the day with two victories.
In the first race the wind was still convenient. The Argentinean Gonzalo
Costa Hoevel took the chance to score his first bullet in the regatta. Devon
Boulon (ISV-1, F2, Windwing) followed on the second place confirming his
ambitions for a place on the podium. The current leader Wojtek Brzozowski
(POL-10, Starboard, Neil Pryde) finished in the third position with the
local hero Miguel Martinho (POR-5, Starboard, Neil Pryde) and double World
Champion Micah Buzianis (USA-34, F2, North Sails) on his heals.
In Race two the wind started to increase and the “Italian Stallion” Andrea
Cucchi (ITA-1, Starboard, Neil Pryde) showed his best performance winning in
front of Micah Buzianis. “Danish Dynamite” Jesper Vesterstr√∂m (DEN-111,
Starboard, Neil Pryde) scored a third in front of Gonzalo Costa Hoevel and
In the third race it was again Gonzalos turn. He won the race in front of
Jesper Vesterstr√∂m. Devon scored a solid third with Andrea Cucchi and
Michael Polanowski (POL-16, Starboard, Severne) on his heals.
In the fourth and final race Jesper Vesterstr√∂m was on fire. He won the race
in front of Wojtek Brzozowski. Gonzalo held the pressure with a third place.
Andrea Cucchi and Devon Boulon completed the top five.
After the third day and eight races with two discards Wojtek Brzozowski is
still in the lead. But the Argentinean Gonzalo Costa Hoevel managed to close
up on him. Wojtek has three victories and a total of 12,1 points, Gonzalo is
on his heals with two victories and a total of 12,4 points. Devon Boulon
keeps the third position with 18,0 points in front of Jesper Vesterstr√∂m and
Micah Buzianis. Tomorrow is the last day of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup Oeiras
and we hope for some more spectacular races. Tonight the Racers are have the
chance to relax as again the skippers meeting tomorrow will be late at 12:00
and the first start is planned for 13:00. The Windsurfing Euro-Cup Oeiras
will finish on Sunday, August 28th! So get ready for more Racing action at
the Euro-Cup Oeiras!
The official website of the event with more information is
www.overpower.net. The Windsurfing Euro-Cup Oeiras is covered on
www.euro-cup.org, www.formulawindsurfing.org and
www.internationalwindsurfing.com. Besides the reports and the results you
will also find a live ticker on www.euro-cup.org.