Photos by Daniela Morrone
The best wind is mid to late afternoon and day one saw four good races from 15.00 local time. Yet another four were raced on day two, then four more on day three in great conditions. With the wind not picking up until late in the day everyone has plenty of time to recover from racing the day before and even take some time for sight-seeing. Competition and tourism combined! Just two races were scheduled and completed in good winds on day four. The final race of the championship was delayed until nearly 16.00 on day 5 - but in the end we completed a full series of 15 races. The prize giving was held during the evening at the beach.
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.
We will have the best weather, with sun, 28 to 30 celsius and 22 to 23 degrees of water temperature. The forecast of wind will be NW between 15 to 20 knots.
Inscription via the International Windsurfing Association online service has now closed but it is not too late to join the event! Entries will be accepted on the first day of the event .
You can find all the information you need on the Notice of Race published on IWA, FW and FE websites.
We have a free transfer between the Faro Airport to Portimao, the transfer will be Saturday 11/06 in the afternoon (the hour will be according to flight details of the competitors who need transfer) Sunday 12/06 afternoon, and Sunday day 19/06.
For everyone needing the transfer please send to us the flight details so the local organizer arrange everything to pick up you and your equipment. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a variety of holiday-rental accommodation, in Portimao - Praia da Rocha, but the local organiser have a contract with a local Hotel with excellent conditions and prices for all the competitors and family. This Hotel MIRACHORO III have also capacity for gear storage.
T1 - 40Eur/noite capacity 4 PAX without breakfast (each person in the reservation will choose the breakfast he want, and will pay a add on for each person)
For everyone who will bring sleeping vans or motor homes we have a special card, for you to park in front of the Race Office, we only need that you inform us.
See you in Praia da Rocha.
Formula Experience One Design European Tour - charter equipment available
Starboard are making available 10 sets of equipment for a series of events to be held in
At the FW (Formula Windsurfing) events there will be a prize division for FE competitors
Included in the Formula Experience One Design Package :
To apply and book your equipment contact - email@example.com
2011 Formula European Festival to be hosted in Portimao, Portugal
The Formula Windsurfing European Festival will be hosted by Clube Naval de Portimao from the 13th to 18th June 2011.
The event is organised in co-operation with Portimao City Hall and the Portuguese Windsurfing Association.
The venue has seen many formula events over the past few years - championships and grand prix's - and is a favourite racing location for many classes.
The festival includes the FW Youth & Masters European Championships, FE European Championships and an "Open" event. The Portimao Open allows all those formula racers not yet masters, and too old for the youth division, to participate in this mega event on the Algarve.
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