Janis Preiss from Latvia won all the races in this Latvian event, from 8th to 10th August, scoring overall victory in the 2014 Baltic Cup. [more]
In total, 95 participants; 44 Formula windsurfing, 27 Bic Techno, 12 IKA Kite race; 5 RS:X and 7 Raceboard, from five countries; Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland and Russia, took part in final event in Liepaja, Latvija. Two participants from Bic Techno class; Ketija Birzule from Latvia and Brigita Viilop from Estonia will take part in Youth Olympics Game in Nanjing, China starting this week.
Many windsurfers know Liepaja already from past years; two World Championships, one in Formula and one in Raceboard classes and two European Formula Windsurfing Championships took place in white sand beach in city Liepaja, Baltic Sea. Weather forecast was challenging, however “City Liepaja, where the wind is born!” offered one of the best wind conditions windsurfers could have for all classes. In three days, eight races were sailed for Formula class, ten races for Kite race class, eight race for Bic Techno class and ten races for RS:X and Raceboard class. Overall the event was great success! Many thanks to experienced race officer Janis Jekabsons and his team; Arnis Krauklis, who managed perfect work on the water making starts, setting and changing race courses during the days; great work of protest committee lead by Alberts Rozins and finally, Juris Vasioleks from Extermesports, who managed to organise his 14th Baltic Cup event!
Many thanks to our sponsors: Neil Pryde, Extremesports, Lauma Lingerie, Liepajas Dome, Ramirent, Liva Hotel, RA.lv, Ministry of Education in Latvia.
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