Posted On: 07/01/2013 09:42:27
World Champion, Paulo dos Reis from Brazil, talks about his first year competing with the FE Class, the equipment and future goals.
Posted On: 23/12/2012 06:15:16
Congratulations to Paulo Dos Reis (BRA 3333) who takes the title of 2012 Formula Experience World Champion. FE Masters Champion is Marcello Morrone (BRA 3), FE Youth Champion is Gabriel Bastos (BRA 127), FE Women's Champion is Bruna Mello (BRA 49) and Alessio Botteri (PER 20) is the undisputed FE Junior Champion.......( more )
Posted On: 22/12/2012 07:04:06
Today has brought new challenges, with much less wind than the first two days, and a chance for light wind specialists to perform. We have seen three races, hotly contested from start to finish at the highest competitive level.......( more )
Posted On: 21/12/2012 08:21:57
On day two of the Paracas World Championships 4 more races - two in winds stronger than the day before.......( more )
Posted On: 20/12/2012 07:10:17
Today has been amazing! Four races in great wind conditions - between 17 and 22 knots for the first two races, 20 to 26 knots for the second two. Plenty of adrenalin was pumping on the course ......( more )
Posted On: 19/12/2012 09:15:40
Registration done and formalities completed, time for some excellent Regatta fun! A chance to tune the equipment and experience the fantastic conditions in Paracas with the 12km JEEP Bay crossing mid afternoon.......( more )
Paracas Worlds Ready for Action!
Posted On: 18/12/2012 10:51:52
Nearly 50 competitors, all geared up ready to go, took part in the first practice race held on Monday afternoon in around 20 knots. Last chance for latecomers to register on Tuesday morning before the 12km JEEP Paracas Bay crossing mid afternoon. Official racing starts Wednesday - Stay tuned, or visit Paracas Worlds on Facebook.
Posted On: 17/12/2012 14:31:07
A warm Peruvian welcome is extended to competitors from all over the world arriving for the Paracas Worlds, joining those who have been training already on this beautiful spot. ......( more )
Posted On: 05/12/2012 09:07:00
2012 Annual General Meeting
Posted On: 03/12/2012 16:28:34
The AGENDA for the 2012 Annual General Meeting of the Formula Experience Class to be held on Thursday 20th December 2012 in Paracas, Peru has now been published.
Posted On: 21/11/2012 18:36:20
The entry list is filling up fast - we have competitors from Chile, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Mexico, Espana, Italia, Russia . . . The discount entry deadline has been extended to 30 November ......( more )
Posted On: 06/11/2012 08:55:14
Less than 6 weeks until the start of the Paracas Worlds 2012, taking place 17 to 22 December in the most stunning location - Paracas Bay, Peru!......( more )
Posted On: 29/10/2012 10:19:39
Posted On: 29/10/2012 10:10:51
Posted On: 16/10/2012 17:06:13
The 2012 FE South American Championship was contested in Salvador, at Porto da Barra beach. Four days of competition, each one showing different conditions of wind and tide, requiring good technique, tactics and fitness from all sailors. ......( more )
Posted On: 14/10/2012 11:55:17
The 3rd day started with a 12 Km SUP race valid for the state circuit. Paulo dos Reis competed finishing almost 5 minutes ahead of the second place. After 1 hour, the Brazilian super-athlete was there to race the 3 valid Formula Experience races of the day.......( more )
Posted On: 14/10/2012 09:46:39
Today 2 more races were completed in Salvador. The course was set in a different place, closer to the event headquarters. The result was a very fun regatta! The competitors could choose on the two sides of the course, to sail in relative flat water or in a "Formula Wave" racing style in the outside layline. ......( more )
Posted On: 12/10/2012 11:58:11
3 races completed at the first day in Salvador, Brazil. After a very calm morning the wind picked up and the sailors competed with 14 knots and 3 knots of tide helping the sailors on the upwind legs and big waves helping on the downwind legs. ......( more )
Posted On: 10/10/2012 12:32:03
"Bahia was the first land to be stepped by the portuguese explorers on 1500. Naturally they came to Brazil sailing and found at Bahia a very beautiful place with warm waters and a nice breeze. And Bahia has been chosen to hold the '12 South American Championship. ......( more )
Posted On: 08/08/2012 14:21:51
Notice of Race has now been published for the Formula Experience South American Championships in Brazil from 11-14 October 2012.......( more )
Posted On: 12/06/2012 09:16:47
Posted On: 02/06/2012 06:58:34
Paracas Bay, Paracas, in Peru will be the venue of the 2012 World Championships from 17th to 22nd December.......( more )
Posted On: 26/05/2012 10:43:42
Why Uruguay chose to move to FEOD and not another class?......( more )
Posted On: 14/04/2012 06:55:54
The 2012 season of the Formula Experience One Design class started very well in Brasil. The first stop of the national circuit was in Sao Paulo, organized by Tempo Wind Clube and with many states from Brazil represented.......( more )
Posted On: 26/03/2012 11:06:36
The North Sea Cup is a 4 events series that takes in Netherlands, Belgium, France and the UK. FE has been included ......( more )
Posted On: 19/03/2012 12:27:46
Thinking of buying a new sail or complete rig?
If the answer is YES - the new Severne FE One-design sail is the one for you.......( more )
Posted On: 11/01/2012 09:50:11
The FE class is now recruiting national/regional coaches to hold trainings at Formula Experience events, and also to run independent coaching days. ......( more )
Posted On: 10/01/2012 14:17:17
A small video of the event
Posted On: 06/01/2012 17:31:27
Congratulations Nicolas Schreier
2011 Formula Experience World Champion ...
We asked Nicolas a few questions after the event in Cancun .........( more )
Posted On: 05/01/2012 14:26:44
Crowned World Champion in Mexico, Nicolas Schreier looks forward to the next World Championships in his homeland, Peru.
Posted On: 01/01/2012 09:03:22
Three races on the final day, making a total of 12 races for the Championship, and Nicolas Schreier PER 2 retains the title of Formula Experience World Champion.......( more )
FE Worlds Day Four
Posted On: 01/01/2012 08:54:57
4 races on day 4 of the Formula Experience World Championship in Cancun Mexico. Nicolas Shreier moves into top spot with 3 race wins today
. Top youth Mauricio Martinez drops into second overall; and under 17 Mexican Ignacio Berenguer moves into the 3rd podium position.
Posted On: 31/12/2011 06:21:05
It was only possible to complete one race, late in the day, on day 3 of the FE Worlds in Cancun.......( more )
Posted On: 29/12/2011 09:01:59
A total of four races has now been completed and the first discard comes into play. Luis Fernando Souza's lead has been challenged by youth Mauricio Martinez MEX 95 ......( more )
Posted On: 28/12/2011 10:51:21
Grandmaster Luis Fernando Souza is at the top of the leaderboard after winning the first two races of the Championship. After 4 hours of waiting at La Amada, the RC allowed us to go to the water. Just in seconds everybody set their sails and went to the racing area.......( more )
Posted On: 27/12/2011 10:34:19
Practice day report - Today we were waiting all the day, and the wind didn't show up, the competitors spent their time playing a volley ball challenge......( more )
Posted On: 18/12/2011 10:02:46
Details of the new FE One Design package are now available. (link to pdf )
No new equipment has been approved for 2012 - the only new development is the rebranding of the existing Starboard 160 ASA and the Severne 2010/11 Overdrive as FE One Design.......( more )
Posted On: 05/12/2011 10:20:07
On Saturday November 26th 2011, the organization committee asked for the first media conference in Cancun. It was a success!!!......( more )
Posted On: 29/11/2011 06:21:00
2011 Annual General Meeting of the Formula Experience Class to be held on Thursday 29th December 2011 @ 20.00hrs. Venue : Marina La Amada, Cancun, Mexico - AGENDA PUBLISHED
Posted On: 28/11/2011 09:37:09
"This FE world championship will be one of the biggest worlds from this class. Many competitors from all over the world have already confirmed their entry. ......( more )
Posted On: 12/11/2011 11:46:36
Over 30 competitors from Brasil, Chile and Peru attended the 2011 South American Formula Experience Championships. Hosted by Windsurfing Chile in Algarrobo,......( more )
2011 Formula Experience South American Championship
Posted On: 03/09/2011 11:47:30
Notice of Race
has now been published for the FE South Americans taking place from 2nd to 5th November in Algarrobo, Chile. Windsurfing Chile are the organisers and their event website
has more information, or visit the Facebook Page
. Click here
to see photos of the venue.
Posted On: 03/09/2011 09:52:31
Competitors are reminded that charter equipment is available - but you need to book well in advance. ......( more )
Posted On: 24/07/2011 10:39:08
This event is a must for all riders! 3-5 August, Yacht Club de Carnac, Baie de Quiberon. National regatta under the auspices of the FFV, where fifty riders are expected.......( more )
Posted On: 18/06/2011 01:35:28
1) What are your impressions of this event in Portimao?
We're having a pleasant week here in Portimao. The wind and weather conditions are great and the Portuguese guys made us feel at home. ......( more )
Posted On: 16/06/2011 16:05:19
CR - Is this your first visit to Portimao?
FB - Yes - although I have been to Portugal before - in the late 90's I competed in an Optimist championship.......( more )
Formula European Festival Portimao Under Way
Posted On: 16/06/2011 09:08:21
Posted On: 14/06/2011 11:10:37
Rental price for the Formula Experience set - just 100 Euro for:
Star-Board Formula Experience 160 with fin
Overdrive 11 complete Rig
Overdrive 9.7 sail
e-mail: email@example.com to get your hands on a set now!
Posted On: 11/06/2011 13:37:11
The Notice of Race for the Formula Experience World Championship scheduled for Cancun, Mexico, has now been published.......( more )
Posted On: 10/06/2011 09:00:55
One of the best Formula Windsurfing events starts soon on Portugal's Algarve coast - the countdown begins, with less than 1 week to the start of this Championship.......( more )
Posted On: 26/05/2011 09:33:39
After a decision by the Formula Experience General Committee, the FE class will continue as a One Design class from 2012 on, replacing multiple designs for one sail type and one board. ......( more )
Posted On: 23/05/2011 10:42:41
Norwegian Windsurfing Association, NBK, invite international competitors to join the Norwegian National Open Championships in Formula and Formula Experience to be held at the Ringshaug city Beach, city of Tonsbeg, county of Vestfold, on September 9 and 10 2011. ......( more )
Posted On: 02/05/2011 10:11:18
Upwind Club was again the host for a national event of Formula Experience One Design in Brazil. Known as a strong wind venue, this time, the race was completed in the lower wind limit for the class.......( more )
Posted On: 07/04/2011 22:44:26
Starboard are making available 10 sets of equipment for a series of events to be held in Europe this summer.......( more )
Posted On: 05/04/2011 16:01:51
The FE class is now recruiting national/regional coaches to hold trainings at Formula Experience events, and also to run independent coaching days. ......( more )
Posted On: 26/03/2011 17:53:32
The 2011 PORTIMAO EUROPEAN FORMULA WINDSURFING FESTIVAL of the class Formula Windsurfing and Formula Experience, will be held in the Praia da Rocha, Portimao, from 13 to 18 of June, 2011. ......( more )
Posted On: 25/03/2011 08:36:17
A new website about formula windsurfing in the UK, and for formula windsurfers in the UK, is now on line.......( more )
Posted On: 20/02/2011 14:02:31
The North American Championships were completed today in beautiful Cozumel, Mexico with excellent conditions and high drama. ......( more )
Posted On: 02/02/2011 10:53:07
Five races completed at Itaparica island for the first stop of Brazilian National Circuit 2011. ......( more )
Posted On: 26/01/2011 14:22:13
Salvador / BA opens National Windsurfing calendar with the first stage of the Brazilian Circuit of Formula Experience 2011.......( more )
Posted On: 23/01/2011 14:45:55
Posted On: 06/01/2011 18:13:42
Some news regarding North American Windsurfing Championships in Cozumel Island.......( more )
Posted On: 29/12/2010 09:16:25
Remi Vila is not only responsible for the race development at Starboard in Thailand, he is also the president of the Formula Experience class. And this class seems to grow a lot over the last years. Read the full interview . . .
Posted On: 13/12/2010 17:30:44
The Mexican National Championship finalized past weekend; with conditions varying from 8 to 22 knots spread in 3 days of competition, on the gorgeous coast of Cancun.......( more )
Posted On: 17/11/2010 10:10:28
After several events were cancelled due to lack of wind or too much wind, last weekend, the Peruvian National Championship was finalized.......( more )
Posted On: 04/11/2010 12:52:18
Posted On: 03/11/2010 15:50:56
A fantastic result for you Nicolas! You must be incredibly happy, describe your feelings in those very first few moments when you realized you had won?......( more )
2010 AGM Minutes published
Posted On: 30/10/2010 12:21:12
Here are the minutes
and detailed Voting Summary
from the recent Annual General Meeting. A very significant vote was taken regarding the future direction of the class. It was decided the class would become a One Design class from January 2012. The full details will be published in a further newsitem.
Schreier clinches FE World Champion title
Posted On: 17/10/2010 08:30:37
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.
Results after 15
Posted On: 16/10/2010 09:17:06
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 )
Day 2 - Leonardo edges ahead of Nicolas
Posted On: 15/10/2010 09:50:02
2010 Rio Formula World Festival Begins!
Posted On: 13/10/2010 08:51:39
from Chile, Peru, Venezuela and host country Brazil, are taking part in the 2010 Rio Formula World Festival. After 4 races
on the first day we have 2010 Brazilian FE champion Leonardo Rebello and Peruvian Nicolas Schreier, South American FE Champion, locked together at the top of the leaderboard on four points. Fernando Bocciarelli from Brazil is in third position.
Results after 4 / Competitor List
Posted On: 11/10/2010 20:52:17
The 2010 edition of the Brasilian FE Championships was hosted by Upwind in Arraial do Cabo, near Rio Janeiro. The chosen event site was Base 2 - Upwind have another centre (Base1) at a nearby lagoon.......( more )
Posted On: 07/10/2010 21:33:09
South American Formula Experience Championship Winner - Nicolas Schreier - feeling confident of a good result at the Rio Worlds which kicks off in just three days' time . . . ......( more )
Posted On: 05/10/2010 10:44:20
The successful rejuvenation of Araruama Lake is celebrated with the 2010 Rio Formula World Festival. Next week, the State of Rio de Janeiro represented by the beautiful city of Araruama, known worldwide for its lagoon, expects to receive more than 200 athletes of all nationalities.......( more )
Posted On: 07/09/2010 10:02:54
NOTICE is hereby given of the 2010 Annual General Meeting of the Formula Experience Class to be held on Thursday 14th October 2010 @ 20.00hrs. Venue : Praia Seca, Araruama, Brasil.
Posted On: 01/09/2010 10:33:32
Last day was great, wind started early at 11am so all sailors had their first start at 11.55am with about 11-15 knots in all the race area. Then came the second race with 13-18 knots so all guys were going really fast and the starting line looked awesome. All this action happened in the middle of Paracas bay.......( more )
Posted On: 30/08/2010 10:47:30
The South American Formula Experience championship continues in Paracas. Saturday and Sunday were sunny days with really good wind forecast at wind guru and most forecast. But, wind was light and changing direction most of the day. ......( more )
South Americans Day Two
Posted On: 29/08/2010 08:37:25
Posted On: 28/08/2010 12:21:32
Today, Friday August 27th, started the FE South American Championship in Paracas, Peru.
The day began with very light winds, but all competitors, coming from Chile, Brasil, Venezuela, Mexico and Peru, were all really happy preparing their boards and sails while waiting for suitable conditions for racing.......( more )
Posted On: 26/08/2010 10:10:40
The Formula Experience South American Championship starts tomorrow Friday and about 45 competitors from Brasil, Chile, Venezuela, Mexico and Peru are ready to start racing!......( more )
Posted On: 14/08/2010 12:34:11
In less than 65 days we are going to have the two main events of Brazil and the world happening in the beautiful Araruama's lagoon. It shares the best windy weather with those who come to visit us and train for the competition.......( more )
Posted On: 12/07/2010 20:47:45
Sailing Formula Experience has been important in my development in Windsurfing. Through this class, in which I am sailing two years, I have learned a lot and significantly improved my techniques and performance. ......( more )
Posted On: 08/07/2010 19:58:41
14 year old Aldo Maia
from Brazil wins the Formula Experience title as the wind deserts the competition for the final two days.......( more )
Posted On: 23/06/2010 16:53:14
"Araruama is getting ready to welcome all the World Championship tourists! Today we have one of the best places in the World for this sport and we are investing and believing in this tourism segment!" The mayor of Araruama City, Andre Monica, talks about the World Championship . . .
Posted On: 07/06/2010 13:19:21
The 2010 South American FE Championships will be hosted by the Peruvian Windsurfing Association from 27th to 30th August. The event will be based at Paracas Bay, in Pisco Province, Ica, Peru, an established windsurfing area, 250 km from Lima city
Notice of Race
Posted On: 30/05/2010 12:09:29
". . . in accordance with the wishes of the Beverino family, to remember Davide who died last year on 26th of May, we organise 3-4 July, before FW European Festival - FE, FW Youth & FW Masters European Championships, an Event with Formula and Slalom competition.......( more )
Posted On: 02/05/2010 08:18:11
The 2010 Rio Formula World Festival
will be held from Monday 11th October to Sunday 17th October 2010. The event will be based in Praia Seca, located in Araruama city, Rio de Janeiro - Southeast Brazil.......( more )
Remi Got Married!
Posted On: 13/04/2010 08:54:11
Posted On: 10/04/2010 22:15:47
Perfect wind conditions, beautiful water as always. It was warm enough to be pleasant but cool enough to keep your body temperature down. There was almost no boat traffic, it seemed like the Bay was set aside just for the windsurfers to race. ......( more )
Posted On: 06/04/2010 13:01:06
Notice of Race has now been published for the 2010 FW European Festival to be held at the Windsurfing Club Cagliari on Poetto Beach from 5th to 10th July. The Festival includes the European Championships for Formula Windsurfing Youth, Formula Windsurfing Master, and Formula Experience.
FE Windsurfing Chile - 12-13 March 2010
Posted On: 24/03/2010 15:59:37
Pictures tell everything. Our fleet of FE sailors enjoyed a great weekend of competition. Most of the fleet did not imagine how good the Club de Yates Recoleta was as a sailing venue for this discipline, flat water, steady winds and very comfortable accommodations. Add on top of this the perfect ingredient, 20 very experienced sailors . . . report and results
Posted On: 14/03/2010 12:10:14
The 2010 North American Championship
will be held from Friday 9th
to Sunday 11th
April 2010. ......( more )
Posted On: 11/03/2010 10:20:35
Tempo Wind Clube at Sao Paulo, Brazil, promoted and organized the first stop of the 2010 Brazilian FE Circuit, supported by Azul Linhas Aereas, last weekend. ......( more )
National FE Calendars - MEX, PER & USA . . .
Posted On: 20/02/2010 19:52:08
Member national associations are invited to add their events to the FE calendar
on this website. Here
are the latest detailed lists from Mexico and Peru; plus a reminder of two international events coming up in the USA.
Updated sails list
Posted On: 18/02/2010 14:29:37
Women in Windsurfing campaign
Posted On: 14/02/2010 22:53:36
IWA has now put in place a Women's section
on the IWA website. Help us to make this section grow by sending us your articles, photos and info to contribute to this area - e-mail
- "To encourage, support and motivate women in windsurfing, improve their status and boost the participation of women (competing) in windsurfing worldwide."
Posted On: 31/01/2010 13:06:38
2010 marks the 25th edition of the Calema Midwinters hosted on the Banana River, Merritt Island, Florida, by Tinho and Susie Dornellas. ......( more )
Posted On: 29/01/2010 12:47:01
On Saturday 6 February, Araruama city will be celebrating its 151 years. The Regatta hosts invite sailors to join the party, with prizes and raffles for all categories in Praia Seca, Upwind Sailing School.......( more )
UKWA add FE to its national racing programme
Posted On: 21/01/2010 11:17:44
The purpose of Formula Experience is simple, a cheap racing class and an affordable way to start racing. It is also the perfect 'stepping-stone' from the Techno class. For those looking for fast and thrilling racing without the heavy costs and development hysteria, look no further!
Read the full report on: http://ukwindsurfing.com/
Posted On: 13/01/2010 11:21:22
Join us in Merritt Island - March 5-7, 2010 for this 25th event for Formula, FE, Kona, Techno & Longboards.......( more )
Posted On: 13/01/2010 10:52:28
The 2010 Brazilian FE Class calendar is defined with the following dates:
- March 6th and 7th: Sao Paulo - SP
- April 2nd to 4th: Vitoria - ES
- September 25th and 26th: Porto Alegre - RS
- October 9th and 10th: National Championships - Araruama - RJ
- October 11th to 17th: FORMULA EXPERIENCE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - Araruama - RJ
- November 13th to 15th: Salvador - BA
- December 4th and 5th: Balneario Camboriu - SC......( more )
Posted On: 08/12/2009 18:15:43
The calendar of international championship for the Formula Experience class has expanded in 2010, with 3 continental championship confirmed. so far, and a worlds in Brasil. Full details of these events will be published with the NoR's; but here are the dates and venues: ......( more )
Posted On: 03/11/2009 12:42:15
One race in the last day completed the 2009 South American FE Championship. With the wind barely on the minimum the last race demanded extremely concentration and energy from the start to the finish.......( more )
Posted On: 03/11/2009 12:31:16
Another full racing day in Maragogi today. The winds were a bit lighter, but steady and 4 more races were completed at the second day of the South American FE Championship.......( more )
Posted On: 01/11/2009 09:11:01
Today we had extremely good conditions of wind and weather to open the '09 FE South American Championship in Maragogi, Brazil. 12 to 20 knots, warm water, clear skies and high action on the water.......( more )
Posted On: 01/11/2009 09:03:38
The first day of training was great! Hot weather and warm water with winds picking up to 25 knots was excellent for us to get used to the place were we are going to compete. It was choppy water for me as I am used to train on really really flat water like Ancon or Paracas in Peru. This was quite different. ......( more )
Posted On: 17/10/2009 15:01:55
For a reason they are World Champions (referring to FE Worlds in Spain 2009 where Sebastian Aguirre was named FE World Champion and Nicolas Schreier got 1st place in the Senior FE fleet)......( more )
Posted On: 15/10/2009 22:31:08
The Clube Santa Catarina, in Florianopolis held the '09 Brazilian FE Championship. In three days we had 7 races disputed in light, moderate and strong winds and different sea conditions, from flat water to huge swell conditions. ......( more )
Posted On: 05/10/2009 20:50:06
In 2003, Eduardo Cano (Peruvian Sailor and Sailing Coach) started 3 years coaching Optimist in Mexico, mainly in Valle de Bravo in Mexico DF. During that season he realized that nobody practiced the windsurfing sport there. ......( more )
Posted On: 08/09/2009 21:54:19
The 2009 championships will take place in Maragogi in north east Brasil, from 30th October to 2nd November.
Take a look at the aerial view of the event site
- a special location for a special event!......( more )
Posted On: 05/08/2009 15:24:20
Windsurfing World Festival - The Winners!
Posted On: 20/07/2009 14:46:13
Congratulations to all who made the podium:
1st Sebastian Ricardo Aguirre (PER 7)
2nd Isaac Mateus (BRA 767)
3rd Matias Canseco (PER 99)
1st under 15 - (7.5 division) - Aldo Maia (BRA 1313)
1st Youth - Marcos Fernandez Iglesias (ESP 13)
1st Senior- Nicholas Schereir Loret (PER 2)
1st Master - Alexander Pereira Oliveira (BRA 221)
Final results junior / open
AP over A - The Festival has Ended
Posted On: 11/07/2009 18:08:04
Day 4 a rest day. Day 5 8-9 knots but then the thermic breeze died. Day 6 we had no races due the lack of wind - so the scores stay as they are.
Windsurfing World Festival - Disappointing Day Three!
Posted On: 09/07/2009 12:52:33
Despite a promising forecast the wind did not show until later in the afternnon, and not as strong as expected. The juniors were called to the water first, but before the race could finish it was abandoned. The smaller sails of this fleet (8.5 maximum) were not enough to keep the sailors planing. However it as a different story for the youth, senior and masters, who with a 11.0 sail were able to complete 2 races today.
So, no change at the top of the junior fleet; but we have now published a new ranking for the FE Open. Leading sailor is Nicholas Schereir (PER 2), 2008 senior champion, with ESP 381 and BRA 221 in the other podium positions.
Last night the class held its AGM, and a full report will be published soon. However one very important decision was made - from 2010 the world title will transfer to an open division, but the class will continue to promote FE as a great alternative racing development class for junior sailors.
Windsurfing World Festival - Race Day Two
Posted On: 07/07/2009 23:31:30
An early start for the juniors was abandoned as the wind was not settled but the wind soon picked up for some nice conditions. Competition is tough and we expect a full regatta of races at this championship. The organisers have done a fantastic job setting up the event site and with such good beach and wind conditions we look forward to a memorable event.
The leading sailors after 6 races are PER 7 on a tie break from BRA 767 then PER 99 - Full results
Tonight we have the agm for the FE class - with some important changes proposed.
lots of photos here
Windsurfing World Festival - Race Day One
Posted On: 06/07/2009 23:12:49
The results for FE junior after one day's racing, wind about 16-17 knots: 1st Isaac Mateus (BRA 767) with 3 points, 2nd Ricardo Aquirre (PER 7) with 6 points and 3rd Matias Canseco (PER 99) 10 points - Full Results after three races
. Marcos Fernandez Iglesias, ESP 13 heads the FE youth fleet, (14th overall out of 42) whilst Nicolas Schereir Loret PER 2 is first senior and Francisco Robleda Barcia, ESP 307 is first master.
Andalucia Festival ready for action!
Posted On: 06/07/2009 14:51:01
Registration is finished and racing starts tomorrow for over 90 competitors here in Puerto de Santa Maria, on the Bay of Cadiz. Good winds are forecast - as is normal here during the summer.
Some small changes to the SI's have been prepared and the course to be sailed on day is published on the ONB.
Tune in tomorrow to follow the racing - a full competitor list will soon be available and a forecast on the sailors looking for podium finishes.
Posted On: 29/06/2009 14:45:40
Competitors are reminded to pack their buoyancy aid
before they leave for Cadiz. According to the local maritime regulations "Personal Flotation" is required for everybody while they are afloat.
You can find all the rules in the Sailing Instructions. ......( more )
Posted On: 13/06/2009 22:49:36
NOTICE is hereby given of the 2009 Annual General Meeting of the Formula Experience Class to be held on Wednesday 8th July 2009 @ 20.30hrs.
Andalucia Festival update
Posted On: 12/06/2009 00:00:00
Less than one month to the start of the eagerly anticipated 2009 Andalucia FW World Festival.
If you have not yet made your plans to attend this year's world championship - check out the video on the club website home page: http://www.cvvaldelagrana.com/
The venue is popular with formula racers that enjoy full planing conditions from a beach location in front of a national park, and close to all the best tourist features of both old Cadiz and Puerto de Santa Maria.
The organisers also need to finalise plans for camping/parking and airport transfers. Please use the forms below:
Caravan Space Request
North Sea Cup - Wimereux - 27/28 June 2009
Posted On: 20/05/2009 18:23:50
Club Nautique de Wimereux
look forward to welcoming competitors of all classes and all ages to the 3rd stage (final) of the 2009 North Sea Cup. Notice of Race is now available in French
, also entry forms in French
. Just 25 euro including free meals on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday for Competitors!
Posted On: 10/04/2009 21:14:07
The North Sea Cup 2009 will be held on 9 & 10 May 2009 and will be sailed in front of the beach club VVW Outside, Oostende, Belgium. ......( more )
Posted On: 05/04/2009 16:50:29
We have arrangements with two Hotels, prices go from 31€ Per person and night up to 41,30€; depending on the number of nights you stay, and which Hotel.
Formula Experience Worlds 2009
Posted On: 21/03/2009 12:56:39
The 2009 Junior Youth and Master World Championship takes place in El Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz, Spain, from 4th to 11th of July. The Festival includes the World Championships for Formula Windsurfing Youth, Formula Windsurfing Master, and Formula Experience. The Festival also includes an international event for the senior division in both the Formula Windsurfing and the Formula Experience classes.
This is a popular holiday destination which can boast fantastic wind conditions off of a superb sandy beach. It is a busy time of year, just outside the peak season, so book early your accommodation. [more
Posted On: 01/02/2009 21:12:25
Representatives of the organising committee for the 2009 Andalucia World Festival were on hand at FITUR 2009 for the official launch of this year's mega formula windsurfing event. Fitur, the International Tourism Trade Fair, held in Madrid from 28th January to 1st February, is the largest tourism trade fair on the international circuit. ......( more )
Posted On: 17/01/2009 07:05:57
"Officials and competitors received a fantastic welcome from a packed club at the opening ceremony. The enthusiasm from all involved in organising the event and the support given them by the local people was self evident - and would be clearly demonstrated later in the championship . . ." Read the FE World Championships event report
Posted On: 16/01/2009 16:06:06
"In Dec 2008 the Formula Experience world championships were held in Peru, the organization of the whole event was incredible, every little detail had been thought out and everything went to plan . . . My Championship had turned out great, I had planned to take the title for under 17 in the boys fleet and the girls fleet, and I managed to do this as I was really motivated and very focused."
Read Morane's Full report here
Posted On: 11/01/2009 20:38:48
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Formula Experience Class held on Tuesday 30 December 2008 at Ancon Yacht Club, Peru have now been posted.
2008 Formula Experience World Championships
Posted On: 03/01/2009 20:18:09
62 competitors in all
registered in Ancon for the Formula World Festival, but fog and lack of wind meant that the organisers decided to move the whole event 90km north to Playa Paraiso after the New Year's Eve party! A wise move as on Day 5 there were 4 races for seniors and 3 for the juniors. Leading the FE fleets were: Junior (FE) - Morane Demont (FRA 59) and senior (FE) - Nicolas Schreier (PER 2)
On day 6, the last day of racing, the wind is good at the host venue, between 11-13 knots and again 4 races for seniors and 3 for the juniors. FE Results
- More news and results on the FW website
Posted On: 20/11/2008 21:02:35
The 2009 world festival, that includes World Championships for FE and FW Junior Youth and Masters, will take place from 4th to 11th July. ......( more )
Posted On: 18/11/2008 21:27:10
We had 43 sailors disputing the Formula Experience Pan Americans in Vitoria, Brasil. The usual strong northeast winds were blowing before the first day of competition but a cold front brought unstable weather and light winds during the racing weekend. ......( more )
Venue change for Formula Festival in Peru!
Posted On: 13/11/2008 23:05:24
Due to unforseen circumstances the organisers have decided to move the venue for the 2008 Formula World Festival from Paracas to Ancon.
Ancon is situated just 44 km north of the capital, Lima. The town is situated on a bay of the same name, and is "maybe the finest beach club and bay in Peru".
Ricardo Guglielmino, for the organising committee, commented: "The advantages of Ancon are that is closer to the airport, have more facilities than Paracas and is really good wind in December, mostly 15-25 knots, daily. It is Summer, with great weather!"
The Peruvian Windsurfing Association is based in Ancon. The airport is closer to the venue; and free airport transfers to Ancon for 3 days before and the day after the event are available for all competitors.
Ricardo again: "A few important things - Ancon is close to the capital of Peru, so it's fun to be there in New Year, and all media and coverage will be closer too. For competitors is a really nice bay, with entertainment all day and night. Apart from the event, we have also got from the main Yacht Club there the invitation to their New Year's party for all, including families of competitors."
For competitors travelling to Ancon from outside South America - the cost of living is relatively inexpensive.
"We have estimated the lodging in Ancon for competitors and families for 55 USD/night INCLUDING lodging, American breakfast (milk, tea, eggs, jam, orange or papaya juice, bread), plus dinner in the Yacht Club that will include choices of plates."
In summary: the new club and venue for the event will be located in Ancon bay, the windiest bay in the capital of Peru.
The event website has been updated: http://www.formulafestival.com/ and the organisers are ready to help you with planning your visit by contacting Alexandra
Posted On: 22/10/2008 20:37:38
Every day we are getting closer to ISAF's decision for the London 2012 Olympics - we wanted to catch up with Remi Vila, Formula Experience Class President, to get the latest feed back on the Formula Windsurfing One Design . . .
Posted On: 09/10/2008 10:40:28
Competitors are reminded of the new requirements for sail numbering which will apply from January 1st 2009: ......( more )
Formula Experience Pan American Championship - Brasil, 2008
Posted On: 21/09/2008 10:52:24
PRE-NOTICE OF RACE has now been published for the FE Pan American Championship taking place from 6-9 November 2008 at Camburi Beach.
"We hope to see here many foreign sailors competing with us, preparing for the Worlds in Peru," says Marcello Morrone.
FE Event Page
2008 Formula Experience European Championship - Final
Posted On: 17/09/2008 10:31:46
The prize giving went ahead but no European titles were awarded this year. The organisers did everything expected of them but unfortunately this championship will be remembered for lack of wind!
The Race Committee sat out on the water all day hoping to be able to set a course. During the morning the light breeze changed direction. The wind increased a little by late afternoon and there were hopes for racing at the last moment but it wasn't to be.
2008 Formula Experience European Championship - Day Three
Posted On: 29/08/2008 20:30:52
The SI's have been changed to allow racing to continue later into the evening and just before 18.00 the mark boats were going out for the first time as the wind increased slowly. But No luck today - AP over A! Skippers meeting at 10.00 tomorrow, first possible start at 11.00. Tonight sailors are invited to a BBQ at the club and hopefully will remain focused on the last 2 days.
2008 Formula Experience European Championship - Day Two
Posted On: 29/08/2008 20:16:02
Just one race! 16 year old Jocelyn de Souza is ahead of 15 year old Morane Demont and Romain Dupin (16) is third.
2008 Formula Experience European Championship - Day One
Posted On: 29/08/2008 19:54:14
Welcome to very sunny, very hot, but not very windy, Bandol! 70 competitors from 12 countries have signed on for the Formula Windsurfing Youth & Masters and Formula Experience European Championships. In the FE fleet, French sailors are joined by competitors from Spain and Peru.
It seems likely that that light winds will dominate the week, with the possibility of Mistral on Sunday. However the wind has shown a tendency to increase above forecast later in the day - so we remain hopeful. The Race Committee, under the direction of Serge Rouanne (IRO from France) is well prepared and ready to take every opportunity to deliver a good championship. The club hosted an opening ceremony and cocktail party with visiting dignatories, including the mayor of Bandol, attending.
2008 Formula Experience European Championship - 26-31 August
Posted On: 21/08/2008 21:45:34
With less than one week before the start of the FW Youth and Masters and FE European Championships host club SN Bandol
is preparing to welcome over 70 competitors from 20 countries to the Cote D'Azur. European competitors will be joined by windsurfers from South America - Peru and Brazil - for these European Championships, the first since the Formula and Formula Experience classes joined forces to promote junior, youth and masters racing.
Idyllically situated on France's Mediterranean coast the Bay Of Bandol offers a superb arena for racing, and enjoys a reputation for hosting memorable windsurfing events.
You can follow the action as it unfolds via the live ticker on the formula website - and daily reports, results and photos will be published on the class websites:
http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/ and http://fe.internationalwindsurfing.com/
Posted On: 06/06/2008 12:08:09
The beautiful Bay of Bandol located on the Cote D'Azur in southern FRANCE is an established sailing and windsurfing area. Hosts of the Raceboard European Championships in April 2007, the Societe Nautique de Bandol are sure to provide a warm welcome and excellent facilities for the 2008 Formula Windsurfing European Festival which includes European Championships for Formula Windsurfing Youth & Masters; and Formula Experience. Notice of Race now available
Posted On: 15/04/2008 12:54:04
Pan American 2008
Posted On: 02/04/2008 23:38:21
September 26th to 28th at the beautiful venue of Maceio city. Warm weather and sea, trade winds and flat blue water. NoR coming soon!
Posted On: 24/03/2008 07:06:23
Posted On: 14/02/2008 22:36:00
This season we will have 3 major events in Formula Experience:
- Pan American Cup Formula Experience in Brazil 6 to 9 November 2008
- European Formula Experience in Bandol (France) 28 to 31 August 2008.
- World Formula Experience in Paracas (Peru) 28 December 2008 to 3 January 2009. ......( more )
2008 Formula Festival - Peru - 28 December-3 January 09
Posted On: 03/02/2008 21:27:34
The Notice of Race for the 2008 Festival has been published. Hosted by the Peruvian Windsurfing Association in Paracas, preparations are in full swing to deliver a truly memorable championship series. Not only is the venue set in a beautiful location, Paracas is a National Wildlife Reserve and its conditions for windsurfing are the best ones along all the Peruvian Coast, with more than 90% sailable days in the year.
Warm and windy - what could be better! "The Peruvian Windsurfing Association and Peruvian Windsurfers invite you to visit an exotic country, that will be for sure, a really different experience for all competitors and families. For sure, for New Years, our local team will prepare a great party to share with our guests."
Posted On: 07/01/2008 10:31:53
Posted On: 17/12/2007 15:52:03
Here is the Junior Norwegian team in Tallin; Eivind Ferhagen, Espen Bergo and Helene Berentsen. Norway also have 3 participants in the FW Master division. ......( more )
Formula Experience Class AGM Agenda
Posted On: 17/12/2007 15:50:04
The AGENDA for the Annual General Meeting of the Formula Experience Class to be held on Wednesday 15th August 2007 @ 20.00hrs at Hotel Pirita Top Spa, Pirita, Talinn, Estonia has now been published.
Click here to check.
2007 Annual General Meeting
Posted On: 17/12/2007 15:48:59
The 2007 Annual General Meeting of the Formula Experience Class Will be held on Wednesday 15th August 2007 at 20.00hrs.
Venue : Hotel Pirita Top Spa, Pirita, Talinn, Estonia
We will soon publish the agenda for the AGM.
The IWA, FE and FW class presents the Audi Formula Windsurfing Festival
Posted On: 17/12/2007 15:47:48
The IWA, FE and FW class presents the Audi Formula Windsurfing Festival that is also our Formula Experience World Championship. This event will be held in the beautiful Tallin (Estonia) from August 13th to 18th. We will have categories for Under 15, Under 17, Under 20, Girls, Seniors and Masters.
We expect to have lots of competitors from countries all around the world and for sure, we expect to have you here racing and having lots of fun.
There would be rent of Starboard and Bic boards, and Severne Sails.
"Notice of Race" (click here to check it)
Formula Experience World Championship is coming!
Posted On: 17/12/2007 15:47:00
Keep in touch with this site because we will post the Notice of Race very soon.
This event will be part of the Audi Formula Windsurfing Festival and will be held in Tallinn (Estonia) from August 13th to 18th. Competitors are invited to participate in the Baltic Cup event that will take place prior to the Festival over the weekend 10th to 12th August at the same venue. Hope to see you there!
Posted On: 17/12/2007 15:44:50
Formula Experience Pan American Cup 2007 finished after 9 races in Martinica. The wind was very light the first day but second day was really good and last day wind was almost 30 knots so we can say this event had all type of wind conditions and for sure lots of fun. Remi Vila (France) finished in first place overall leading while Nicolas Schreier (Peru) was always there winning some races specially in the strong wind days. ......( more )
Equipment List 07
Posted On: 17/12/2007 15:41:52
We have already published the updated list of Formula Experience class approved equipment for 2007. Find it here.
Martinique, second event in FE
Posted On: 17/12/2007 15:30:53
Last week end we had here in Martinique the second event in FE in really light wind (5 to 18 knots). It's really fantastic to see so many racers in the class this year with a really high level in the top 15.
We can see after 2 events that in light wind Charles-Elie and Tristan are really good, but the other are not too far.
The selection will be really hard this year to go to the French Championship and the Worlds. Hope to see many racers from Peru, Brazil, Usa and etc in next February during the Pan Americans here!
Martinique confirms the Pan American Formula Experience Championship
Posted On: 17/12/2007 15:30:13
Martinique confirms the Pan American Formula Experience Championship for February 16-21 2007. We expect to have a great event and lots of fun racing.
Find the Notice of race by clicking here: NOR French, NOR English
Posted On: 17/12/2007 15:29:39
The Peruvian Nationals ended and Vice World Champion Ricardo Cano is the new National Champion 2007. Alvaro Galdos lead in Youth, Eduardo Larrañaga in Junior 8.5, Carmen Maria Carmona in Women and Gianni Porcari in Junior 7.5. The actual fleet is about 50 competitors and half of them are younger than 17 years so this promises a lot more action for the next year.
Formula Experience Brazilian Championship!
Posted On: 17/12/2007 15:27:59
After a weekend of very good racing in Brazil, Wellington Almeida won the first Formula Experience Brazilian Championship! Wellington said in an interview that this was one of the most competitive events ever raced.
The results at the end of the events were:
1- Wellington Almeida, BRA 900, Espírito Santo
2- Luiz Nogueira, BRA 775, Distrito Federal
3- Santa Catarina
For more information visit:
Posted On: 17/12/2007 14:50:17
In this last part of the year about 40 racers from Kids to Seniors are fighting hard to win the ranking. Up to date, Ricardo Cano is leading followed closely by Nicolas Schreier, Alvaro Galdos and Sebastian Galdos. ......( more )
FE Worlds 2006
Posted On: 17/12/2007 14:24:16
Two international important events in America this year:
Posted On: 17/12/2007 14:20:16
PanAmerican Formula Experience Championship - Oregon, USA - July 13 to 16
International Open Championship - Vittoria, Brazil - November 2 to 5
Worlds championship: Belgium, Jumy 24-30, 2006
Pan-american event: Oregon, July 13-16, 2006
International event: Brazil, November 2-5, 2006
Announcing the 2006 Formula Experience Worlds.
Posted On: 17/12/2007 14:19:10
We are pleased to announce that the 2006 FE Worlds will take place in Westende ,
Belgium , 24th - 30th July 2006. The NOR will be published ASAP. We look forward to great participation from FE sailors world wide.
Marc Cardon - FE Chairman.
Announcement re: The FE 2006 World Championships:
Posted On: 17/12/2007 14:13:39
An announcement will be made soon as to the location and dates of
the 2006 FE Worlds -- please stand by or communicate with the FE Secretary, John Darling directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
AGM 2005 Minutes
Posted On: 17/12/2007 14:08:33
Minutes from the 2005 Annual General Meeting have been posted, please check this link......AGM Minutes
September 9, 2005 FE Worlds results
Posted On: 17/12/2007 14:06:12
Posted On: 17/12/2007 12:34:35
At 15h00 already more than 50 registered competitors coming from 8 countries.
There is a light wind, for the site, and the committee get ready to start with 3 practice races.
The first will start at 15h30. ......( more )
Posted On: 17/12/2007 12:33:02
"The Formula Experience class cordially invites you to attend the 2005 Annual General Meeting. The meeting will take place at the World Championships in Hood River, USA, on 4th August at 20.00h. The meeting is open to all interested parties." ......( more )
Posted On: 17/12/2007 12:31:43
The Formula Experience worlds in the Gorge , USA already have 50 pre registered competitors USA from France, Germany, Peru, Mexico, Canada, Norway, The Netherlands, Turkey and Australia.
The event offers not only top class racing in the close to perfect Gorge summer conditions, but also a host of extra's for those interested in learning more about racing and equipment trimming. ......( more )
30th. March, AGM 2005
Posted On: 17/12/2007 12:29:48
During the worlds 2005 in the gorge, The FE Class will organize the AGM for its member national associations. If there is anything you would like to have discussed, please contact your national member association and ask them to bring it up. All member national associations will be contacted in writing as to the specifics of the AGM As specified in the Constitution, item 8.1, we will have elections this year. 50% of the committee members must resign. Interested persons must notify the class in writing at least 4 weeks before the AGM. The Class committee will set the resignation schedule. Of course, those resigning may stand for re-election if they wish to do so.
8.1 - The Class Committee size (always an odd number) shall be determined by the General Assembly and is elected for a period of four years. After an initial two years, at least 50 % of those elected in shall resign, but may candidate for a further term of 4 years. The class committee will set up a schedule. All retiring Class Committee members may stand for re-election.
Posted On: 17/12/2007 12:13:00
Formula Experience is now growing fast a class aiming at juniors, youth and interested amateur racers and clearly fills a gap. However, we receive a lot of questions from interested sailing and windsurfing clubs, parents and individuals that wonder what is the best way to enter competitive sailing. ......( more )
3 November. The Formula Experience Europeans 2005
Posted On: 17/12/2007 12:12:25
3 November. The Formula Experience Europeans 2005 will be held 9-13 Apil, in Hyeres/Almanarre, France. We are very happy with this event. Time and place make for an ideal start of the season. Hyeres/Almanarre is known for its good winds and in early April in the south of France, the weather is usually very nice. In other words, an ideal training and competition venue.
The NOR will follow soon.
4 October 2004
Posted On: 17/12/2007 12:11:23
"Estas invitado a participar del grupo de discusion de Formula Experience en Yahoogroups donde podras hacer las preguntas que desees y recibir informacion de eventos internacionales y actividades"
"You are invited to participate in the Formula Experience group in Yahoogroups where you can post questions and receive information of international events and activities".http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/fexperience/
Posted On: 17/12/2007 12:07:09
We have just published the Pre-NOR for the Formula Experience World Championship 2005 in Hood River,Oregon USA. The event will be sailed on the famous Columbia River, the premier windsurfing area in the US. The Worlds will be held from 1-6 August 2005, just after the US WindsurfingNational Championships (which also has an FE division). ......( more )
Posted On: 17/12/2007 12:06:22
Just three weeks to go for the Worlds. If you have not entered yet, you better contact the Secretary, Marc Cardon a.s.a.p.Marc.Cardon@wanadoo.fr
, Fax: +33 (0) 320 507 316
Posted On: 17/12/2007 12:05:40
During the AGM last December in Pattaya, it was decided to postpone changes in boards by one year since the outcome of the ISAF selection of Olympic equipment would not be known until November 2004. This ISAF decision may have a profound inpact on windsurfing in general and as such also on Formula Experience. ......( more )
Posted On: 17/12/2007 12:04:52
Proudly, we present our logo designed by Nil Santana. Nil is not new to this kind of work. He also designed the logo for Team USA.
A picture of Nil Santana can be found here
Two Notices of Race are now on line: All about the Formula Experience North Americans can be found at: http://www.cork.org/nor-unlim2004.html ......( more )
25 January 2004. Some updates on the Pan Americans.
Posted On: 17/12/2007 12:03:30
Check out the event website at: http://www.caribbeanformula.com/
Lilly Barnett (14) USA10 For everyone in the USA. There are two new links available to Formula Experience related sites. Have a look:
You need a free membership for this last one.
We have made a small leaflet on what is Formula Experience all about and what is new in 2004. Go here for the web version or here for the PDF version.
Posted On: 17/12/2007 10:32:28
The new Notice of Race for the Pan Americans (18-20 March) has been published. The venue has been changed to Cabarete because of a great hotel deal. Check it out! ......( more )
Posted On: 17/12/2007 10:30:33
The ISAF Council approved the application by Formula Experience to become a recognized class in her November meeting in Barcelona last weekend. Read the documents sent to ISAF before the meeting.
ISAF status means we can now organize not only Continental Championships but also a World Championship. ......( more )