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Przemek MIARCZYNSKI (POL)Fellow competitors said that the 2003 ISAF World Championship would belong to Przemek, who prefers to be known as Pont, knowing the stronger winds forecast to prevail in Cadiz were his speciality. To form, Pont excelled in the opening day, taking the gun in both races. This was followed by a series of race honours, give a total of eight bullets in the ten he races sailed, and a Gold Medal triumph with a race to spare.

An outstanding achievement for any sailor, which is all the more remarkable when one considers his form during the rest of the nomination period.

Placing eighteenth at last year's World Championship and a twenty-seventh at the European Championship in May, he did not claim a podium finish from any of the ISAF Graded events he entered, until sailing in the Olympic arena, he took Bronze Medal at the Athens Regatta 2003, a sign of things to come in Cadiz and for 2004.

At the opening of the period of nomination in September 2002, Pont was the world's number one ranked Mistral sailor, and currently sits in sixth.

The Achievements of Przemek Miarczynski

5th - Mistral European Championship, September 2002 - Grade 1
18th - Mistral World Championship, December 2002 - Grade W
4th - Barcelona Olympic Sailing Week, April 2003 - Grade 2
4th - Princess Sofia Trophy, April 2003 - Grade 2
27th - Mistral European Championship, May 2003 - Grade 1
4th - Kieler Woche, June 2003 - Grade 1
2nd - Athens Regatta, August 2003 - Ungraded
1st - 2003 ISAF World Championship - Mistral, September 2003 - Grade W

ISAF World Sailing Ranking - Windsurfer Men - Mistral One Design (1 October 2003) = 6

Date of Birth 29093
Place of Birth Gdansk, Poland
Profession Student
Age started sailing 10
First boat sailed Raceboard
Age started racing 10
First boat raced Raceboard
What inspired you to take up sailing? My father
How did you buy your first boat? It was owned by the Yacht club
Which was your first sailing club? Sopocki Klub Zeglarski
First Event competed in and Year Mragowv Trophy 1989
First Event won and Year Mayor of Sopot Trophy 1990
Principle achievements 1985 IBCA World Champion
Principle achievements 1996 ISAF Youth World Champion
Principle achievements 8th 2000 Olympic Regatta
Principle achievements 2nd 2001 World and European Mistral Championship
Principle achievements 2003 World Champion
Detail the personal highlights of your sailing career to date As above
What are your future sailing aspirations? A gold medal at the 2004 Olympic Games
Briefly state what sailing means to you Way of Life
Who has had the greatest impact or inspiration in your sailing career and why? My family, they managed my campaigns when I started.
Who do you consider to be your sailing hero?
What other sports do you participate in outside of sailing? Cycling and squash
Who do you consider to be the greatest sailor in the World and why? Ben AINSLIE because of his achievement on the Olympic level
Briefly state what being nominated for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award 2003 means to you Greatest honour
If voted as the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2003, briefly say what will this mean to you? Greatest honour
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