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Euro Championships – 8/9 July Update

With almost 100 teams patiently waiting to race, the first round of the European Championships kicked off on Tuesday morning with EuroKids A & B, then Juniors and Women’s F1 & F2.

Photo above shows the roughness of the water in the Womens/Juniors race

Many thanks to Kelly Ireland for all the action photos on this page
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We saw some tremendous racing and the winners of EuroKids A, B, Juniors and Women’s F1 & F2 dominated their classes and stamped their authority on the field. There were a number of great battles on the water and the final positions are shown in the results below.

Half way through the day’s racing, winds blew up again and the water became too rough to race on. The remainder of the day’s racing (F1, F2, F3 & Seniors) was cancelled.

Robbie Wright puts in some airtime towing Brady Hoggins

A decision was also made on Tuesday not to race on Wednesday. Personally speaking, I am somwhat disappointed that officials choose not to wait until Wednesday morning to review the situation and make a decision at the time, as opposed to the day before. We will therefore see no racing on Wednesday and the next day of racing will take place on Thursday 10th July.

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Round 1 official results are here courtesy of Sue Fleming

Round 1 Summary:

EuroKids A
1 Forstel, Michi AUT
2 Smith, Thomas GB
3 Vande Ven, Hailey BE
4 Maeckelberg, Demi BE

EuroKids B
1 Ortlieb, Christian AUT
2 Frame, Jake GB
3 Bertels, Buby BE
4 De Weert, Roy BE
5 Swinnnen, Elke BE
6 Bouwmans, Ronny BE
7 Praschinger, Marvyn AUT
8 Baeten, Kane BE
9 Hummel, Victoria AUT
10 Brooks, Scott GB
11 Van Crean, Nikitia BE
12 Baes, Lise BE

Ladies F1
1 Lumley, Kim GB
2 De Spiegeliere, Sylvia BE
3 Ortlieb, Sabine AUT
DNF Leysen, Vicky BE

Ladies F2
1 Magdeleyns, Christel BE
2 Scott, Natalie GB
3 Gale, Lucy GB
4 Kirk, Claire GB
5 Hebenstreit, Katharina AUT
6 Hawkins, Fiona GB
7 Ortlieb, Kathrin AUT
DNF Schauerhofer , Bianca AUT
DNF Van de Velde, Virginie BE

1st Overall Hoggins, Brady USA
1st EAME Avella, Mark ESP
2 Smith, Billy GB
3 De Beule, Tom BE
4 Bormans, Yolien BE
5 de Weert, Dylan BE
6 Newland, William GB
7 Tyndall, Daryl GB
8 Coppens, Neil BE
9 Bosmans, Neill BE
10 Robin, Marien BE
11 Cramer, Liza NL
12 Bouwmans, Bjorn BE
DNF Everwenning, Patrick NL
DNF Clapson, Sam GB
DNF Dom, Yoeri BE

Men’s F1
Men’s F2
Men’s F3

Buby Bertels & Roy De Weert drag race to the finish line






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