Australian Allison SHREEVE finished second overall after a DNF in the final race at the Formula Windsurfing European Championship on Lake Garda in Italy, after leading for most of the series.
Shreeve, the only Australian in the Women's 21 competitor event, will be a little disappointed, having led from the eventual winner, Dorota STASZEWSKA (POL), for some time and the prize money would not have gone astray either, considering the amount of time and money Shreeve has spent on her Mistral Olympic campaign of late.
However, the 22 year-old did say this series would be, "mainly to test my equipment and look at the other competitors so I can do well at the Worlds.'"
Karin JAGGI who held down third place throughout the Championships, held on to finish third overall.
In the men's fleet, the title went to Wojtek BROZOZOWSKI, making it a Polish double for the event. He was closely followed by Antoine ALBEAU (FRA) and Devon BOULON (ISR). Full results are available on the event website at the address below.
1 POL Staszewska Dorota 8,2
2 AUS Shreeve Allison 19,4
3 SUI Jaggi Karin 20,4
1 POL Wojtek BROZOZOWSKI 13,5
2 FRA Antoine Albeau 17,8
3 ISR Decon Boulon 18,8