Steve Allen/Fanatic wins FW European Open Championships 2003!

The Petit Navre 2003 European FW Championships took place from the 3rd till

8th May in France, Douarnenez. After five tough races, Fanatic's Steve

Allen emerged as the winner!

After finishing second at the same event last year in Portugal, Steve was

more than happy to add this title to his collection, one of only two that

he did not win in 2002.

Steve Allen AUS-0: "The contests started slowly and took long with a lot

of

general recalls but on race day two we had an excellent day of racing. With

four races I stayed strong and consistent in such a big fleet, very hard to

get good, clean starts, but I went really well. Last two days we did not

have good enough wind for racing. I kept strongly focused and positive for

more racing, to be ready. I think it was a super tough fleet and the

strongest European event ever with so many international competitors great

Championships. This was my goal this year to win this Championship, as this

is the title I have not had yet, so I am very, very happy!"

Results European Open Men:

1. Steve Allen - Fanatic

2. Costa Hueval Gonzalo

3. Antoine Albeau

4. Arnon Dagan - Fanatic

5. Micah Buzianis