The men's fleet was still in the qualification series and divided in two groups. BRZOZOWSKI won all three races of the blue group today. According to the Pole, 'Everything went perfect for me today in the races. Although I even broke a mast ten minutes before one race and barely made it to the start. But the real fight will start tomorrow when all the top riders fight in one fleet.' ALBEAU was equally as strong and dominated the yellow group with three victories. The overnight leader, reigning World Champion, Micah BUZIANIS (USA), also raced well with two seconds and a fourth. However the American was outperformed by last year's winner here in Rhodes, Ross WILLIAMS (GBR) and 2003 Formula Windsurfing World Champion, Steve ALLEN (AUS). Both scored two second places and a third.
After the day of high winds, BRZOZOWSKI takes over the overall lead with 4.2 points, in front of ALBEAU with 6.8 points. BUZIANIS dropps down to the third place with 9.4 points. Breathing down his neck is WILLIAMS on 11.4 points. ALLEN lies a little further back on 15.0 points, 2.7 points ahead of Gonzalo COSTA HOEVEL (ARG).
|Sarah HEBERT (left) used her
high wind ability to good effect
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If the forecasts come true the wind will increase even more today with the meteorologists expecting gusts up to 30 knots.The men's fleet will be split into a gold and a silver fleet today. The first start is due at 1100 hours local time.