Yesterday night, the Chiemsee European Tow In Championship went into its last round. The atmosphere was electric and never before has such a large number of people been seen at a tow-in event. Everybody was expecting a lot of the sailors who made it into the final and their high expectations were fulfilled in every kind of way as the riders showed high air moves and powerful combinations that had never been seen before.
1st place and therefor the first European Tow-In Champion EVER is current Freestyle World Champion Steven Van Broeckhoven (JP/Neilpryde) who scored 37 points for the most perfect triple funnel with a sail duck at the end. Coming into the spotlight at full speed, Steven popped his board out of the water three times in a row, like a stone skimming the surface. He was extremely close to the judging platform, the spectators loved it, and showed their appreciation with huge applause.
The prize giving was held straight after this amazing show, on the stage in front of the massive crowd. The representatives of the brand CHIEMSEE, who made this whole event happen, handed over the trophy and also the prize money for the new European Tow Windsurfing Champion. After an absolutely fantastic event, Tobias Blick from Chiemsee headquarters Germany announced to fund the tow in European championship again next year!
Thanks to the main sponsor Chiemsee and the German Surf Magazin, who also supported this event. See you in 2013!
Read more on this fantastic event on EFPT.NET