Casper Bouman is the world champion!!

imageChallenging day for the gold fleet with four races done. But Casper Bouman from Netherlands managed to conquer it all and take the world title! Gonzalo Costa Hewel from Argentina is second and Stephen Allen from Australia third.

Winners of the divisions:

Ladies: Agnieska Pietrasik (Poland); Veteran: Giovanni Franchini (Italy); Grandmaster: Stojan Vidakovic (Slovenia), Master: Stephen Allen (Australia), Youth: Rytis Jasiunuas (Lithuania); Light: Wilhelm Schurman (Brasil).

Finaly breeze!

_MG_9895Only one more day to go at ESET NOD32 Antivirus Formula Windsurfing World Championship in Viganj Croatia. And all is still open. The day began as all previous. The breeze came again midafternoon, finaly nice steady 15 knots, for two exciting races of the final series for gold and silver group. In the gold group one win for Arnon Dagan from Israel, and one for Stephen Allen from Australia, but a few more performed very consistent, with the leader of the fleet Casper Bouman from Netherlands capturing a second and a sixth, enough to maintan the overall lead, but with only two points ahead of Gonzalo Costa from Argentina in second place and four ahead of Allen in third place.   Saturday 13th of July is the final day of ESET NOD32 Antivirus Formula Windsurfing World Championship in Croatia. The forecast looks good, with nice breeze that should add even more excitement to the already great day ahead of us! Follow the event via Facebook page Bofor Viganj.

..one long day..

ploca8One long day today, lot’s of waiting, the breeze was very shifty and patchy, and only the blue group managed to do one race, race 4 of the qualifications. Fleet was split into gold and silver group for the finals, gold group launched twice, but there was no luck with the wind. Casper Bouman from Netherlands is still in the lead, second is Michael Polanowski from Poland and third Arnon Dagan from Israel. Start us tomorrow again scheduled at 12.00. Two more days to go..only two..and all medals still at stake!

Qualifications still not over

day_two2Second day of racing at ESET NOD32 Antivirus Formula Windsurfing World Championahip in Viganj Croatia is behind us. Start was scheduled at 12.00, but again it was a game of waiting for the sea breeze. But once it kicked in midafternoon, the breeze was nice steady 15 knots. Gorgeus sight to see the fleet plaining in these conditions. Unfotunately it did not last long, just one race. For the second race of the day it was already lighter, and blue qualification group that has one race less than yellow was not able to finish race 4 of the qualification series. Race committee called the blue fleet to launch, but once the group reached the race course there was not enough wind. After three races Casper Bauman from Netherlands is in the lead with three bullets. Schedule for tomorrow: one qualification race for goup blue, followed by first races of the final series. Start is again set at noon. Follow ESET NOD32 Antivirus Formula Windsurfing World Championship via Facebook page Bofor Viganj.

Long first day of racing…

_MG_8078As usual for every big event, the wind decided not to cooperate on day one of racing at ESET NOD32 Antivirus Formula Windsurfing World Championship. There was no racing until later in the afternoon and then only one of the two qualification groups made it to two races, the other finished only one. The conditions on the race course were not fit for more racing, decided the race committee. Casper Bouman from Netherlands scored two bullets and Gonzalo Costa from Argentina one. Day 2 of racing to go. Follow the action at ESET NOD32 Antivirus Formula Windsurfing World Championship in Croatia via Facebook page Bofor Viganj. Start is scheduled at 12.00.

Shall we do some racing? Ofc!

_MG_5770Good morning all! Can you feel the excitement in the air? Shall we do some racing today at ESET NOD32 Antivirus Formula Windsurfing championship? Of course we are, no mistake there :) . Well, you never know, but we are expecting the usual sea breeze in the afternoon. Follow the racing live via our Facebook page Bofor Viganj, we shall try to post as many news possible from the race course. Let’s do this! Oh, we can’t wait, you? :)

121 entries by 18.00

OPH-Surf Viganj-67It was one busy day today, 121 competitors have signed up for the ESET NOD32 Antivirus Formula Windsurfing World Championship. Late entries shall be accepted in the morning, so the final entry list may be longer. Beautiful afternoon sea breeze allowed windsurfers to practise in great sailing conditions, we are hoping for same conditions for tomorrow – first day of racing! Start is scheduled at 11.00, four races are scheduled in qualifications. The fleet shall be divided in two groups, but we will know all the details once the entry list is final. The race committee intends to do all four races tomorrow. Croatian ministry of tourism, Darko Lorencin, will visit the venue tomorrow.

The first day of FW Worlds is here!

OPH-Surf Viganj-65Dear friends of windsurf, the day is here! First day of the ESET NOD32 Antivirus Formula Windsurfing World championship in Viganj Croatia. Most of the competitors are already here, practising and enjoying the great wind conditions that this area offers. Official registration and measurement are scheduled for today, until 18.00. We are expecting over 100 competitors. So looking forward to the championhip! Guys, we love having you here!

Formula Windsurfing Class Annual General Meeting

Notice of Formula Windsurfing Class Annual General Meeting ….

The 2013 AGM of the Formula Windsurfing Class will take place in the evening of Thursday 11th July at the World Championships being held in Viganj, Croatia.
The exact time and venue for the meeting will be published on the event official notice board.
The Agenda for the meeting may include:
- Previous Minutes
- Chairmans report
- Financial Report
- Class Rule and Championship Rule changes
- Class Committee recommendations
- Future Championships
- Class Committee Elections

The deadline for submissions/nominations/proposals is June 13th:
- submissions to change rules;
- nominations for committee:
- proposals for future championship venues.
Submit by email to – fw@internationalwindsurfing.com
If you propose a rule change, give the reasons for the change.
If you are nominating a person for committee, ensure you have that persons agreement for the nomination.
If you are bidding to host a future championship, give details and be prepared to make a presentation to the AGM.
The full Agenda, including items to be voted, will be published by June 27th.

Only national associations that are current (2013) members may send a delegate and vote -http://internationalwindsurfing.com/windsurfing_competion_0358v01.htm 
If you are still unpaid – please pay now!
Details of delegate registration, proxies, and email voting will be published with the full Agenda.