Global Traffic Seminar, Last chance to reserve your place, 26th Aug - 1st Sep, hurry 14 seats left!
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



Sunday, 20 Sep, 2009

In Santa Pola, Spain, in what can only be described as a cliff hanger week of racing at the Formula Windsurfing World Championships, Allison Shreeve of Australia has finished on equal points in first place, but has had to settle for runner up this year.


In the lead going into the final day of racing, the four time Formula Windsurfing World Champion, had to wait out an intense day on the beach to see whether the light and unstable winds would co-operate sufficiently for the race organizers to be able to set a course.  With the 5.00pm conclusion deadline looming and certain victory for Shreeve, the race committee sent the men's and women's fleets onto the water to squeeze in one final race.  The Polish champion, Marta Hlavaty was able to do enough to win the final race in a close finish to even up the points on the score card.  With both women now sharing equal points at the end of competition, the count back system came into effect with the Championship going to whoever had the best discards.  With Shreeve and Hlavaty however both discarding a 2nd place, the count back then applied to the next drop, and that honour went to Hlavaty.  Morane Demant of France finished in 3rd place overall.


"It's been one incredibly tough week of racing and of course I'm disappointed to miss out in that way, I'm really happy with my new Gaastra equipment though." said Shreeve.

FW worlds 09 

Shreeve got off to a great start winning the first race of the championships and was feeling confident, but back at the shore she cut a nasty 10cm gash into the shin on her left leg with her fin.  With a doctor among the spectators and ambulance crew on stand by, four large metal staples were injected into the wound to hold the gaping flesh together, so Shreeve was able to get back out on the water in time for the second race.  Doctors were then able to stitch the wound properly with 10 stitches, and with daily treatment, Shreeve 'dug deep' to finish out the week of intense racing in conditions ranging from light to 30 knot winds.


"It was an accident and I make no excuses.  I'm happy with the way I raced.  It would have been nice though to compete without the pain!" joked Shreeve.  "Apparently according to most men 'chicks dig scars', but of course the scars are supposed to be on the men!  My souvenir from this year's World Championships may well be the envy of most Aussie men when I get home!"¯


By contrast, in the men's fleet, Steve Allen of Australia was actually hoping for one more race going into the final day of the competition being in 2nd position overall.  In fine form, Allen rose to the occasion and was able to convincingly beat Woijek Brzowski of Poland knocking him out of 1st position, and securing for himself the title of 2009 Formula Windsurfing World Champion.

Alberto Garcia photo 

Shreeve will return home to Australia immediately to fulfill speaking engagements and to have a well-earned rest.

"Thanks to those who supported me this year, Gaastra, Club Marine and Jesus 'all about life'."


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