Formula Windsurfing World Championship 2012 was for the first time in history of Latvia held in 2012 in Liepāja, Latvia. With participation of latvian top windsurfers (Māris Birzulis, Jānis Preiss, Ansis Dāle) and more than 100 athletes from 20 countries, including Steve Allen (AUS), Willhelm Schurmann (BRA), Paolo Dos Reis (BRA), Micah Buzianis (USA), Ross Williams (UK) it was a trully great event.
Winners were decided in two classes – (1) Gold Fleet, and (2) Silver Fleet. Although top20 in gold fleet was clearly dominated by polish athletes Ross Williams (UK) won and Steve Allen (AUS) came as second. In silver fleet Baltic States filled all the top 3 positions.Kriukelis Mindaugas (LT) got the gold, Omnibriedis Ricards (LAT) silver and Sipavicius Karolis (LT) bronze medal.
FINAL RESULTS for Formula Windsurfing World Championship
|1||Ross Williams||Great Britain|
|8||Buzianis Micah||United States|
|9||Hirdina Patrik||Czech Republic|
|10||Sladky Martin||Czech Republic|
|14||Stepanek Jan||Czech Republic|
|16||Briggs James||Great Britain|
|17||Neumann Lukas||Czech Republic|
|19||Mala Netto/Aldo Bebeko||Brasil|
Windsurfing combines elements of surfing and sailing and thus various skills are needed – sailing, expierience, power and of course fortune. Nevertheless, fortune favours the brave. Congratulations for the champions and God bless us all.
Some of our readers in Lithuania (Lietuva) often ask is windsurfing an expensive elite sport and we answer no, if you live near the open waters. Of course, you have to have initial investment in board and suit, but afterwards you can enjoy the sport for a long time. On the other hand, if you are unemployed, have no income and are looking for unemployed loans without collateral (in Lietuva – paskolos bedarbiams be uzstato), you may think that it is expenspive sports. As soon you are back on your feet again you will see that there is no need for any kind of loan (kreditas, greitieji kreditai or what ever you call it in Lithuania).