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Competition/Past Events/FW WorldFest Rio 10



Praia Seca, Araruama, RJ, Brazil

11th October to 17th October 2010

An International Windsurfing Association sanctioned event

Results -   /  FW overall after 15 races / FE after 15 races  /  FW Youth & Masters after 15 

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Rio Champions!

After 15 races, the championship has come to a close.  After a tough battle with Leonardo Rebello (BRA 121), Nicolas Schreier (PER 2) is the clear winner and takes the title of Formula Experience World Champion.  Fernando Bocciarelli (BRA 174) is third.

Mathias Pinheiro (BRA 5) won 10 out of the 15 races earning him the Formula Windsurfing Masters World Champion title.  He was pushed hard by Xavier Ferlet (GBR 451) - he won the races that Mathias didn't but had to settle for silver.  Massimo Masserini (ITA 7) took bronze.

And in the FW Youth Fleet Gabriel Browne seemed unbeatable as he took bullets in 12 of the 15 races, meaning he ended with a perfect score and the Formula Windsurfing Youth World Champion title.  Jacek Piasecki (POL 013) won three races and was second in every other so takes a well earned silver whilst fellow countryman Maciek Rutkowski (POL 23) took bronze.

Drama on day 3 of FW World Festival

Plenty of action on day 3 of the Formula World Festival at Upwind Base 1, Praia Seca, Araruama. A further 4 races were completed in a wider range of wind conditions than encountered so far.[more]

In the FE fleet Nicolas Schreier (PER 2) appeared to be getting the better of local adversary, and overnight leader, Leonardo Rebello (BRA 121) with 3 first places in races 10, 11 & 12. However Nic was judged to be OCS in race 12 , which once again knocked him back into second place overall.

Race 12 brought further controversy when a serious collision at the start, and subsequent protest decision, brought about the disqualification of two Brasilian racers -BRA 121 and BRA 44- and saw redress given to the injured party, PER 111.

That was not the end of the drama - with the Jury having a big final part to play! A request for redress against the Race Committee was the last case to be heard. During race 12 a gate mark moved out of position, affecting the outcome of the race for many competitors, who then requested redress. It was decided that the race committee were at fault, though no blame was attached to them, and the jury had no option but to abandon the race, which will now be "resailed".

As a result Leonardo Rebello has a one point lead over Nicolas Schreier going into the final day!

There was also a first win for Fernando Bocciarelli (BRA 174) in race 9. First youth in the overall ranking is Santiago Canseco (PER 27) whose results are improving daily. First woman is Carolina Butrich (PER 22), and first junior (under 17) Leonardo Filho (BRA 114) on a tie break from Matias Canseco (PER 99). Unfortunately Matias will take no further part in the regatta due to injury .

In the Formula Youth fleet Gabriel Browne (BRA 50) confirmed the 2010 title with 3 first places. Second placed Jacek Piasecki was as consistent as ever, and though never far from the heels of "Biel" he will have to be content with the silver medal. Tomorrow's racing will decide the bronze medal position!

In the Formula Masters fleet there is still a close fight between Matthias Pinheiro (BRA 5) and Xavier Ferlet (GBR 451) - both having won 2 races today - leaving BRA5 slightly ahead in the rankings. However, barring a big mistake Massimo Masserini (ITA 7) appears to have the bronze medal in his hand.

Stay tuned tomorrow for the final episode in the 2010 world festival championship.


Rio - Brasilians in pole positions after 8 races
After 2 days, and 8 races, competitors from Brasil are leading in all fleets at the 2010 Formula Windsurfing festival. Event co-ordinator, Leonardo Rebello (Upwind), has found time in his busy schedule of managing the regatta to also compete. He leads the FE championship by 3 points from Nicolas Schreier (PER 2).

In the FW championship - Gabriel Browne (BRA 50) has an unassailable lead in the youth division despite a consistent challenge from Jaciek Piasecki (POL 013); Mathias Pinheiro (BRA 5) leads in the masters, just one point clear of Xavier Ferlet (GBR 451).

In the overall ranking for formula - Paulo Dos Reis (BRA 3333), the 2010 world vice champion, leads from BRA 50 and POL 013.

With two more days of racing scheduled and good winds forecast it looks very likely the race committee will achieve the championship target of 15 races.

The 2010 Rio Formula World Festival is based in Praia Seca, located in Araruama city, Rio de Janeiro - Southeast Brazil.  Considered by the residents and visitors to be "a natural paradise between sea and lagoon", a venue which benefits from wind, warm water and a stunning location!

The event incorporates the World Championships for Formula Windsurfing Youth, Formula Windsurfing Master and Formula Experience.

The Championships is organised by the Upwind Windsurf Club in co-operation with the Confederacao Brasileira de Vela e Motor (CBVM), Federacao Estadual de Vela e Motor (FEVERJ) and Associacao Brasileira de Windsurf (ABWS); and is sponsored by GOVERNO DO ESTADO DO RIO DE JANEIRO, and Prefeitura Municipal de Araruama.

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