FW Balkan Open, Day 4

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The final day of competition here at the FW Balkan Open showed stronger winds like the first two days. Up to 28 knots were recorded on the race course through the day.

In the mini series between James Briggs (GBR-91) and Nikolaos Kampouropoulos (GRE-2000), for final two races of this event Kampouropoulos (GRE-2000) showed superb form and claimed solid victories over Briggs (GBR-91). However, the late charge was not enough to claim the event victory.

Greece, Schinias, Nikolaos Kampouropoulos, GRE-2000

The 2011 mini series finishes off at two events to Briggs (GBR-91), one to Kampouropoulos (GRE-2000). I’m going to enjoy that beer…

For the FW Balkan Open, a full 15 races were held in a mixture of conditions providing real challenges for all competitors. Coupled with 25 degrees of sunshine and blue skies for the majority of the event, all international competitors went away from this having enjoyed a last blast of the European summer.

Below is shown the final preparations before the awards ceremony.

Greece, Schinias, Trophies

On the podium, from left to right are Janis Preiss (LAT-23), Paulo dos Reis (BRA-3333) and Martin Ervin (EST-202).

Greece, Schinias, Janis Preiss, LAT-23, Paulo dos Reis, BRA-3333, Martin Ervin, EST-202, Trophies

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