15th August – Silvaplana – Engadin – Switzerland : Start of the Swiss Championship for Formula Windsurfing.
The multiple World and European Champion Wojtek Brzozowski from Poland leads in front of the reigning world champion Alexandre Cousin from France and the Swiss Richard Stauffacher after 5 races in suitable conditions under a blue sky, with winds up to 18knots.
Formula Windsurfing Top 5, after 5 races
1. Wojtek Brzozowski – POL
2. Alexandre Cousin – FRA
3. Richard Stauffacher – SUI
4. Elia Colombo – SUI
5. Florian Bandel – GER
The Swiss Franziska Stauffacher, A multiple Swiss Champion currently leads the Women rankings.
Tomorrow Wednesday the slalom races will start on the Silvaplana Lake. Sebastian Kördel from Germany, Amado Vrieswijk Bonaire, Jordy Vonk from Holland and Marco Lang from Austria are among the big favourites at the Swiss Championships to be held from the 15th to 20th of August.
Other contenders to the coveted title are Formula World Champion 2016 Alexandre Cousin FRA, World Cup World Champion Wojtek Brzozowski from Poland and Swiss Richard Stauffacher and the winner of the 2016 Marathon Elia Colombo from Ticino.
photos courtesy of World of Windsurf