The 2009 Formula Windsurfing Grand Prix World Tour drew to a successful conclusion recently at the Wind Brasil Fortaleza GP. A third place in the final event of the World Tour was enough for Steve Allen (AUS-0) to take the Tour title; crowning a fantastic year that also saw him regain the World title in Santa Pola, Spain.
Ross Williams (GBR-83) improved his overall position in the tour by one place – finishing 2nd this year. Alberto Menegatti (ITA-4) will be pleased with his consistent performances, posting a well deserved 3rd place. Fourth and fifth, holding their positions from 2008, were Jesper Vesterstrom (DEN-111) and Wilhelm Schurmann (BRA-999)
Congratulations to all the competitors who participated in this year’s tour events – 135 racers.
Thanks to the tour event organisers and their sponsors
Polish Windsurfing Association, Allegro.pl, and the city of Leba.
SKZ Sopot Club and the town of Sopot.
Wind Brasil, Arrow Marketing, Brasilian Tourism, Illhabela and the City of Fortaleza.
Negotations are under way for an expanded Grand Prix Tour in 2010, meanwhile relive the best moments of the 2009 series at http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/fw_gp.php
2009 Final Rankings
1st Steve Allen
2nd Ross Williams
3rd Alberto Menegatti
4th Jesper Vesterstrom
5th Wilhelm Schurmann
6th Gabriel Browne
7th Wojciech Brzozowski
8th Paulo Dos Reis
9th Dennis Littel
10th Gonzalo Costa Hoevel