Whilst Pozo recorded no official competition, over in Croatia a new formula windsurfing world champion was crowned. Casper Bouman of Holland took the lead early on and won in style ahead of Gonzalo Costa Hoevel in second and Steve Allen in third. A host of top names had pushed for the podium but not quite made it, with Antoine Albeau in fourth and Arnon Dagan in fifth.
More from Casper:
“The competition was just amazing!! Being in this beautiful place with this many international top riders it was an intense week! Leading from the qualifications on.. The real battle started in the gold fleet!
Wind wasn’t as strong as it could be at this place but that was probably in my favour.. With shifty winds it was very important to have a good start and race smart! Which suits my kind of sailing.
It was a fight until the last day where we did 4 races.. With Gonzalo in second and other big names close behind I couldn’t afford any mistakes. I am just really happy to pull it off this year!
Sailing with my F2 formula board and NP Evo 5 sails were just the right setup for these conditions!
I just want to thank all my sponsors and everybody who believed in me this week! It’s definitely a big push for me and couldn’t wish for more.. Looking forward to the rest of the season were I will also me focusing more on slalom racing! Next race will be the Europeans in Latvia and after the PWA in Alacati!