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Competitors from eleven different countries made their way to the third Windsurfing Euro-Cup of the season. Bol on the island Brac in Croatia is famous for its crystal clear waters and the reliable thermical sideshore wind. But this time the venue didn’t want to cooperate. Only one slalom elimination could be completed.

Maciek Rutkowski (POL-23) was fully focussed on the point and won the decisive race of the regatta to take the victory at the Windsurfing Euro-Cup Bol 2015. "Yess! Winner of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup here in Bol, Croatia. Finally!!“ cheers the Polish hotshot. "After what seemed to be a doomed beginning of the year its so nice to be on top again! Specially in such light wind! Would like to dedicate this one to Alberto Menegatti, who showed us what it takes to win. This one’s for you Alby! Now the overall ranking might even get a little interesting…"

After two days of waiting the Euro-Cup racers were finally able to hit the crystal clear waters in Bol (Croatia). On the third day of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup Bol the typical thermal wind finally provided racing conditions. In light eleven to fifteen knots the Polish hotshot Maciek Rutkowski (POL-23) was able to win the slalom elimination and ensured the top position in the results after day three of the event.

Attention, slalom competitors! On June 21st (in three days!!!) is the deadline to register with the early entry discount for the IFCA Slalom World Championships 2015 which will take place from July 21st to 26th on Sylt in Germany. The regatta offers a total prize money of € 15.000,00.

The Euro-Cup racers are eager to finally hit the water for the first official slalom competition after one forced day of waiting.

The seeding from the first day remains unchanged. Here you have the elimination ladder for the slalom #1 at the Windsurfing Euro-Cup Bol 2015:
Elimination Ladder Slalom #1

As the forecast predicted, the conditions on the first day of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup in Bol were strange. Instead of the western thermal winds that is usual for this time of the year, the bad-weather-wind „Bora“ was blowing from the north-east. Although the wind was strong with gusts reaching up to 30 knots it was impossible to run any official competitions.

„We would really like to start racing. But these conditions are not only unsuitable but even dangerous for the racers.“ states race director Drazen Zdelarek. „The wind is falling down the mountains and spreading out on the sea. this creates extreme gusts and wind shifts and makes it impossible to ensure a fair and good competition.“

Today is the inscription day at the Windsurfing Euro-Cup in Bol. Several competitors have already arrived. For some riders it was a real challenge to get here. The PWA Worldcup in Costa Brava ended just on Sunday evening. So riders coming from there had just two days to cover the almost 2.000 km distance to Bol.

Some experienced a little flight odyssee like Andrea Rosati form Italy. Some drove the roadtrip through France, Italy and Croatia like Maciek Rutkowski, Sebastian Kördel and Nico Prien. Some Germans organized their trip as a team performance. While some riders like Vincent Langer and Leon Delle flew to Croatia by plane without their gear, the youngsters Jan-Moritz Bochnia and Julien Pockrand drove down to Bol as equipment shuttle.

Now finally everybody is happy to be here. And the great venue plus the perfect conditions are a great exchange for the stress to get here.

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