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27 Jul, 2013

12 Dec, 2011

Allison prepares for ISAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in Perth
1 Dec, 2011

Allison returns to Australia for hometown advantage at ISAF Worlds
14 Oct, 2011

Olympic Trials Update, Allison prepares for European Championships in Bulgaria
24 Aug, 2011

Support Allison's Olympic Campaign and win!!
11 Apr, 2011

Pulled over on the Harbour
13 Jan, 2011

Allison Supports Sport for Women Day 6th March 2011
12 Jan, 2011

Allison Campaigns for 2012 Olympics
12 Jan, 2011

Allison makes a comeback to Olympic RS:X Racing!!!
9 Dec, 2010

Inverloch Windsurfing Clinic 2010
28 Nov, 2010

Allison Speaks at Parliament House at Sports Advocay Group Women in Sport Dinner
27 Oct, 2010

Speaking at Tara Anglican School for Girls
12 Oct, 2010

2010 Sydney Schoolgirls’ Get Active Breakfast
9 Aug, 2010

Mentoring Christians Doing Law
2 Aug, 2010

Allison Speaks at Aspire
31 Jul, 2010

The Prize DVD goes to air in Australia
10 Jun, 2010

The IWG World Conference for Women and Sport finished today with a bang!
23 May, 2010

IWG World Conference Legacy
23 May, 2010

Ambassador for IWG World Conference for Women and Sport
20 May, 2010

WRNSW Media Workshop for women in sport
29 Apr, 2010

Allison Misses 2010 Formula World Championships
21 Mar, 2010

The Inspiring Race Sydney Olympic Park
5 Mar, 2010

OCEANIC / NATIONAL Championships event report
6 Feb, 2010

Oceanic/National Championships in Hawks Nest
5 Feb, 2010

Inverloch Windsurfing Clinic
30 Nov, 2009

Basic Instinct - Unleash your instincts to protect, soar and excel
27 Nov, 2009

Ambassador for McHappy Day
21 Nov, 2009

School Girls Breakfast with the Stars
28 Oct, 2009

INVERELL - Jesus All about Life Campaign
27 Oct, 2009

Inspiring People - Connect 09
29 Sep, 2009

20 Sep, 2009

Get Ready To Be Inspired
11 Sep, 2009

The Ultimate Training Camp – Playing for a purpose
5 Jul, 2009

Bass Strait Challenge
26 Mar, 2009

Bass Strait Challenge this week!!!
24 Mar, 2009

Allison lives "Life on the Edge"
21 Nov, 2008

Allison pipped by a point for Formula Winsurfing World Title 2008
15 Sep, 2008

Christian athletes feature on Sports DVD with Bible Society New Testament
20 Jun, 2008

Tornado at Worthington US Nationals
15 Jun, 2008

Grand Prix Sopot, Poland
6 Jun, 2008

British Open, Christchurch
28 May, 2008

Whitwell, Rutland Inland Windsurfing Regatta, Uk
18 May, 2008

Allison promotes new Formula One Design board for 2012 Olympic Games in Europe
5 May, 2008

Allison to co-host new yachting television show
8 Feb, 2008

NEWS FLASH! Allison to Windsurf Across Bass Strait
4 Oct, 2007

2007 Formula Windsurfing World Champion – Allison Shreeve
18 Aug, 2007

Australian National Champion RS:X Olympic Class
20 Jan, 2007

Aussies rule at Formula Windsurfing World Championships, Korea
10 Sep, 2006

Top 10 at Pre Olympic Test Event, Qingdao, China
30 Aug, 2006

Just short of two world titles
5 Aug, 2006

PWA World Tour Fuerteventura 2006
1 Aug, 2006

Allison Shreeve honoured - Australian Female Sailor of the Year 2006
12 Jul, 2006

Allison's rise in Olympic windsurfing class
7 Jul, 2006


Aussies rule at Formula Windsurfing World Championships, Korea

Sunday, 10 Sep, 2006

Formula World Championships, Korea

The Formula Windsurfing World Championships in Gangneung city, Korea has finished successfully with Australians Steve Allen and Allison Shreeve taking the Mens and Womens world titles, the first time both titles have been won by Australians in the same year.

Most of the week sailors and officials were frustrated with light winds and the lack of races with only two of the six day event producing adequate racing conditions that allowed for only six races to be completed.

Gangnueng city put on one of the largest and most spectacular windsurfing events ever in Korea with live entertainment on the beach, an impressive opening and closing ceremony, and hundreds of volunteers which made the event very successful. Allison was Australia’s representative to participate in the “mixing of the waters” ceremony that formed part of the opening celebrations.

Many discussions were made at the beginning of the regatta as to whether the women would race with the men.  In the end it was decided to mix the fleets, despite the protesting of most of the women. With a sail size limit of 11m for girls and 12.5m for men, it made if very difficult for the women to get clear starts. "I struggled because of the sail size limit and lack of wind, however all the girls were in the same position so in that regard it was still fair racing" said Allison. After 6 races with one discard, Allison won 4 of the races claiming the title from Yshie Ishinoda of Japan in 2nd, and Sarah Herbert of France taking 3rd. "I have contested 3 world titles in Speed, Slalom and Formula, and the pre Olympics in Beijing within the past month, so it was great to still come out on top and successfully defend my world title, despite being quite tired" said Allison.

Allison’s board broke after hitting a crab net in the 5th race and was forced to complete two races with a severely cracked nose on her board and broken fin box. Although her speed was affected she still managed a first and a second in those races. "I saw the net at the last second, and because I was on a wave about to gibe I didn’t have much power in my sail to avoid the net. I hit at full speed and catapulted over the front losing many places and breaking my board. I was surprised that I could still sail the last two laps and the last race with some speed after such a bad crash" reported Allison.

Steve Allen lead from day one with some solid results in the light shifty races. With a one point lead all week, waiting for the wind became a battle with his nerves, and Ross Williams, Julien Quentel, and Antione Albeau breathing down his neck. He commented, "I was nervous but stayed focused and always prepared to race if the wind picked up. This was my main goal for the year so I'm stoked to win." Ross Williams broke his fin during the 2nd last race and ended up with two DNF's putting him almost out of the prize money from 2nd to 15th place. Julien Quentel and Antoine Albeau (the defending world champion) both from France, came 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Light winds all week led to some controversial racing causing two competitors to leave the venue after the 2nd day. This created many discussions about future wind limits and class rules regarding board, fin and sail sizes which are yet to be resolved. “In the end, it was the people that didn’t give up, who endured to the end even in the trying conditions, who ‘kicked a goal’ for sportsmanship and windsurfing in general” said Allison, reflecting on the week that was.

Allison now makes her way to Italy for the RS:X Olympic class World Championships being held in Lake Garda, Italy from 20th-30th September, before heading home to Sydney.