Die Hoffnungen für den letzten Wettkampftag des Milos Beach Lefkada Freestyle Open waren hoch und alle Fahrer waren „rigged & ready“ für die Double Elimination. Leider erreichte die Thermik nie die Stärke welche für einen fairen Wettkampf nötig gewesen wäre und um 19:00 Uhr beendete Headjudge Tom Hartmann offiziell den Wettkampf. Das Ergebnis der Single Elimination ist hiermit auch das Endergebnis am Milos Beach. Eine Highlight Gallery findet ihr hier.
Glückwunsch an Steven van Broeckhoven der vor Hugo de Sousa und Adrien Bosson ganz oben steht. 4 weitere EFTP Competitions stehen in diesem Jahr noch ins Haus. Weiter gehts auf Lanzarote am Pro Center des ehemaligen EFPT Champions Antxon Otaegui. Fahrer wie Amado Vrieswijk, Phil Soltysiak oder Tonky Frans stehen bereits in der „Pre-Registration“. Bis dahin!
With high hopes for the thermal wind to one more time spoil the coastline with sailable conditions, the EFPT started the day with the first possible start at 2.00pm. The sailors were all ready and highly motivated to continue with the double elimination that has been running the day before in the early afternoon. To everybodys disappointment the wind didn’t improve throughout the day though and left the crew and the fleet on stand-by and 30 minute announcements until 7.00pm when the race directory decided to call it off
The result of the single elimination therefor remains as an end result for the 5th Milos Beach Lefkada Freestyle Open. Once again Steven Van Broeckhoven (JP/Neilpryde) from Belgium could dominate this strong fleet. Second placed Hugo de Sousa who performed on a very high level also proved his potential of finishing in a top position overall this year. Adrien Bosson (North/Fanatic) who ended up in third place at this event is very keen to fight for the European title and already confirmed his participation in all of the EFPT contests this year. Click here for a highlight gallery of the Single Elimination. With four more events this season the chase for the title will stay exciting and we are looking forwards to many more tour-stops with good conditions and a lot of action on the water.
The next EFPT stop will be staged at Costa Teguise, Lanzarote where once again former EFPT champion Antxon Otaegui is organising the event. The pre-registration list already contains most of the riders of the EFPT Milos Beach plus some high level additions like Amado Vrieswijk (JP/Severne), Tonky Frans and Philip Soltysiak (Starboard) just to name a few. We are looking forwards to this event and hope for an even bigger number of sailors and for the conditions that Lanzarote is famous for to present und promote freestyle windsurfing on the highest possible level.