After a 13 race series in the inaugural Azores Formula Windsurfing European Cup it was national champion Miguel Martinho (POR-5) who emerged victorious, just ahead of 2012 European Cup Champion Valentin Brault (FRA-823). Miguel was also declared European Masters Champion to round off a great start to the 2013 formula racing season.
Also making the podium was seasoned campaigner Marco Begalli (ITA415), also becoming European Grand Masters Champion.
The event hosted by Clube Naval da Praia da Vitoria, on Terceira island, was sponsored by the Azores Government who are looking to secure future events as part of the tourism development plan. The World Championship is very much in their sights. The organisers are also fortunate to have the support of the national airline -TAP - who also pledged support for future events.
The event was covered for TV by the local station ; but a 28 minute programme will also feature on the Nautical Channel with the first screening scheduled for June 26th at 2100 CET.
Full results - Overall and Masters
Prize Giving Photos - Full coverage on FW Class Website