Paracas Bay, Paracas, in Peru will be the venue of the 2012 World Championships from 17th to 22nd December.
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 so those who are still thinking about it have just a week to take advantage of the 30 euro discount.
BOARD: Formula Experience 160lts 250USD RIG: Severne Formula Experience 11 320 USD RIG: Severne Formula Experience 9.7 300 USD RIG: Severne Formula Experience 8.5 300 USD
Oscar Martinez (CHILE) will be our Race Director at 2012 Paracas FE Worlds. He is a reputed International Jury, who has already come twice to Peru as director of regatta, he knows Paracas' wind conditions very well and will be assisted by nautical staff he has worked with in the past.
Wind conditions are expected between 10 and 25 knots, the average temperature ranges from 24 to 29C and the water temperature is between 20 and 22C. The venue is located 270km south of Lima and the organization of the championship will offer the transfer to Paracas.
The championship is organised by the Asociacion Peruana de Windsurf, with a proven track record as hosts of a South American Championship in 2010.
Paracas bay, with its southern end lying within the Paracas National Reservation is well-known for its abundant wildlife. The unique ecosystem, insulated from thrashing ocean waves and current by Paracas Peninsula, and its shallow warmer waters, stimulates a remarkable growth of seaweed for which much of the wildlife, particularly the birds of Paracas, thrive upon directly or indirectly.
The bay appears as the gateway to Paracas National Reserve, its warmer shallow waters foster wildlife and many nautical sports, and its calm shoreline protects the municipality of Paracas and the various cottages and hotels that have sprung up in the last few years. As of recent years, the bay has hosted many sailors on catamarans and windsurfers seeking the flat water and strong wind found in the bay.
A great opportunity to bring the whole family on vacation in December! Among other attractions, ride the boat to the Ballestas Islands, where colonies of penguins, pelicans, condors, flamingos, dolphins and sea lions dominate the scene.
Super Competitive Start to Paracas World Championships
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 and the sea was a wonderful colour with the most incredible backdrop - perfection!
4 straight wins for Paulo Dos Reis (BRA 3333) but only 2 points separate the next 3 racers - Pablo Ania Barachina (ESP 16), current champion Nicolas Schreier (PER2), and first master Marcello Morrone (BRA 3). This is super competitive!
In 7th place overall is 1st youth Gabriel Basto Pereira (BRA 127), second youth Matias Canseco (PER 99) is only two points behind him.
First in the women's division is Bruna Mello (BRA 49) ahead of Peruvians Josefina Roder, Alexandra Vernal and Valeria Guevara - competition is keen between these three.
4 straight wins also for 14 year old Alessio Botteri (PER 20) in the FE Junior Fleet. In the chasing pack, all on equal points, and with international flavour - Lars Van Someren (NED800) and Mario Flores (MEX50); but Juan Pedro Meier (PER19) has the edge on the tie.