From November 14th to November 17th, the lake of Araruama near Rio de Janeiro, Brasil will host the 2013 Formula Experience World Championships. The air temperature is likely to be anything between 26 and 36 degrees Celsius, with the water temperature between 20 and 25 degrees Celsius. Add winds between 10 and 30 knots, a stunning location and you'll know it's an event you cannot miss! We already have 76 athletes confirmed and there are two more weeks to go!
This is the second time in Formula Experience history that the World Championships are disputed in Araruama, Brazil. In 2010, all 15 races were completed in winds blowing from 12 to 25+ knots. It seems that this year won't be different as the windy season has already begun and the winds are really blowing this time! The 2013 Formula Experience Worlds should be the event with the highest technical level in the history of the class, with a couple of famous names attending: Gonzalo Costa Hoevel from Argentina is confirmed to attend and challenge current 2012 Champion Paulo dos Reis from Brazil for his world title.
Thanks to sponsorship by the City of Araruama, the Formula Experience Class is able to offer massive discounts on usual World Championship fees. The required entry fee for the World Championships is currently 80 euros, unless you are competing in the Youth or Juniors divisions, in which case the fees are 65 and 50 euros respectively. This event will also feature a "Sports" division, racing a shorter course, over a shorter schedule and aimed at just about anyone! The entry fee for this special division stands at only 30 euros! To register online, click the link here! And download the Notice of Race here!
And you can also charter your equipment for a small fee!
Starboard Formula Experience One Design board (NEW): $280
Starboard Formula Experience One Design board (USED): $250
Severne Formula Experience OD 11.0 (NEW): $350
Severne Formula Experience OD 9.7 (NEW): $330
There is a limited quantity of equipment and the system works with a "first come, first serve" policy so book your equipment quickly by contacting Katanka here: firstname.lastname@example.org. Whether you decide to rent or come with your own, make sure you advise of your flight details so that transport from the airport can be arranged!
And if that is not enough to convince you to go to Brazil, have a look at the teaser put together by UpWind Clube e Escola.
More information about the 2013 Formula Experience World Championship can be found here!