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Windsurfing Euro-Cup 2004 FW Grand Prix Rhodes – Day 2

Jamie strong but Ross still on top –
The second day of the Formula Windsurfing Grand Prix Rhodes brought again
perfect competitions for the formula racers. The wind was a little bit
lighter then on the opening day. But the 10 to 15 knots of sideshore wind
enabled the race committee to run another 4 spectacular races. Again the
finish was directly at the beach so that the spectators were able to
follow the whole action.

The first race of the day was won by Jamie Lever (GBR-5, Starboard,
Windwing) from Great Britain in front of Marco Begalli (ITA-415,
Starboard, Neil Pryde) from Italy and the leader of the event Ross
Williams (GBR-83, Starboard, Gaastra). In the second race the Italian
Champion Andrea Cucchi (ITA-1, Starboard, Neil Pryde) was able to
dominate. The Italian Master Marco Begalli managed again to defend a
sensational second place with Arnon Dagan (ISR-1, Fanatic, Neil Pryde)
from Israel on his heals. In the third race Arnon Dagan was finally able
to score his first bullet in the regatta while the British hot shot Ross
Williams followed in second position. The third place went to Jamie Lever.
In the final race of the day Jamie Lever dominated in front of Devon
Boulon (ISV-1, F2, Windwing) and “Italian Stallion” Andrea Cucchi.

After the second day and eight races with two discards Ross Williams is
still in the lead with 10,1 points. But his opponents are closing up. The
toughest of them is still Andrea Cucchi with 15,7 points. Devon Boulon has
confirmed his third position in front of his team mate Jamie Lever (23,4
points) who had a brilliant day. The Top-5 are completed by Arnon Dagan
from Israel with 26,7 points.

Tomorrow is the final day of the Formula Windsurfing Grand Prix Rhodes.
Another three races are scheduled for the racers to achieve the third discard.

The event is broadcasted live on the internet. So you can follow the whole
action directly on the website can also find the weather data of the event website including the wind
speed and webcam impressions from the beach. The Formula Windsurfing Grand
Prix will last until Saturday, June 26th. More information with results,
reports and pics can be found on and .


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