British Formula Windsurfing racer Christine Johnston took third place in

the closely-contested women's fleet at the Formula Europeans in Douarnanez,

behind Dorota Staszewska in 1st, and Christine Becker, 2nd.

Christine is newly sponsored for 2003 by Gaastra, having always been a Neil

Pryde girl in the past, along with Starboard and Deboichet, as last year.

She's now planning to go full time until the World Championships in

Cagliari, Italy in October of this year. Next stop for her will be the

Women Cup event at the beginning of June, at the same venue as the worlds.

You can read Christine's account of the action at: