The Formula Windsurfing World Championship, which runs until Saturday in Praia da Vitória, continued today with the completion of four races. Britain's Ross Williams continues to lead, but saw the lead shortened by Australian Stephen Allen and Argentine Gonzalo Hoevel, who is now the third ranked. Michael Martin stands as the highest-ranked Portuguese, standing in 16th position.
The second day of the event was marked by a strong wind that raised new difficulties for the fleet. In both races in the morning, the British Ross Williams won the first, while in the second, the triumph was to Gonzalo Hoevel from Argentina. With the wind rising in intensity in the afternoon, two races took place and both ended with Australian Stephen Allen in front.
Interestingly, the three men who totaled triumphs today are those that occupy the places of the podium. To the Portuguese, the journey was complicated with Miguel Martinho downloading four positions in general. The Algarve windsurfer, who won the European title last year also in Praia da Vitória, is ranked 16th. Bruno Bértolo slipped to 28th position, Vasco Chaveca is 32nd and Mario Medeiros 35th. Margarida Gil Morales is in the 37th position. Gil Marco Morales is 38th, 40th is Marco Soveta, Mario Lima drop by the 42nd and João Videira is 43rd. Formula Windsurfing website