25 November - 02 December '06 | Brazil, Fortaleza

The 2006 Brazilan Formula Grand Prix

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Course diagrams : Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, 1st, Day 4, 2nd Day 5

3rd of December 2006Final day

17:58 | Pictures and full results will beposted with some delay since KJ is offline again in Poland untill tonight...

17:28 | prize giving at 15 hours

17:24 | Discards rules are changed in Appendix B of the ISAF Racing Rules since 2005: Before we look at the number of firsts...we first look at the discards. The worse discard goes behind. This rule i sin place for almost 2 years now and it gives credit to the racer that made the fewest mistakes including the normally discarded races. Marco's worst result was a 9, Wilhelm had a 10th place so....

17:23 | For the 2006 FW Ranking this would mean: Jesper Vesterstrom stays first, Gonzalo stays second but Wilhelm jumps over Ross Williams and take sthe third place.

17:17 | Provisional results before protests (so far none....)1 GONZALO COSTA HOEVEL 2 VITOR MELO 3 PAULO DOS REIS 4 FABIO MELO 5 MARCO BEGALLI 6 WILHELM SCHURMANN 7 GABRIEL BROWNE

17:00 | followed by BRA 25, BRA 717

16:59 | Marco and willem both on 51 points but Milhelm discards a 10 and Marco a 9 so marco goes in front?????

16:58 | ITA 415, BRA 999

16:57 | Finish order race 15: BRA 50, BRA 74, BRA 2497

16:57 | The right sid esurfers made the best descision and are getting clos eto the finish

16:55 | It look sthat Marco can make the finish in on erun , wilhelm is below him and perhaps will ahve to tack leaving place for the 3 contenders on teh right side of the course

16:54 | Marco and wilhelm to the left side the 3 followers choose the right side of the course. The finish is on the right side of the course close to the beach.....

16:53 | last upwind......

16:53 | followed by BRA 2397, BRA 50, BRA 74

16:52 | downwind Marco, Wilhelm,

16:51 | Marco gibes, Wilhem follows..

16:50 | Second pass upwind mark: ITA 415, BRA 999, BRA 50, BRA 2497, BRA 74

16:50 | Right side of the course seems to loose places..

16:50 | Right side of the course seems to loose places..

16:47 | Marco took the left sid eof the course, Wihelmm stays in the middle...

16:47 | followed by BRA 25, BRA 2, BRA 7171, BRA 37

16:47 | Wilhelm back in 5th place overall...

16:46 | followed by BRA 2497, ITA 415, BRA 999, BRA 74,

16:45 | downwind gate: BRA 50

16:45 | If Marco stays 2 place sbefore Wilhelmm h etake sover the 5th place from him....

16:44 | BRA 2497, BRA 74, BRA 999

16:39 | Gate 1 = upwind Gate: ITA 415, BRA 50

16:39 | 14 starters..

16:39 | clean start

16:38 | last race we had 2 broken masts..NP..now I see again sombody being rescued close to the startline

16:35 | one moinute to go

16:35 | wind reported between 18 and 24 knots....

16:04 | getting ready for final race #15

16:04 | next and last start in 35 minutes

16:02 | No changes is rankingtop 7: ARG 3, BRA 2497, BRA 3333, BRA 74, BRA 999, ITA 415, BRA 50

16:01 | 3rd place: BRA 2407, ITA 415, BRA 717, 999, 74

15:56 | Finish race 14: BRA 3333 on the heels followed by BRA 50

15:56 | Up to the finish

15:56 | BRA 999, BRA 2497

15:55 | followed by BRA 50, BRA 74

15:54 | Downwind Gate second round: BRA 3333

15:53 | ITA 415, BRA ???, BRA 2497, BRA 999

15:49 | Upwind gate 2nd time around: BRA 3333, BRA 50, BRA 74,

15:47 | Downwind Gate: 17 knots....BRA 3333, BRA BRA 74, BR 50, BRA 2497, BRA 999, ITA 415, BRA 717

15:42 | Gate 1 = upwind Gate: BRA 2497, BRA %), BRA 74, BRa 999

15:41 | clean start 18 starters

15:36 | 1 minute to go

15:17 | AP up on the start boat…Some confusion on the start boat since the Class flag flew away…It will be replaced by a other flag….. AP down

15:03 | AP flag down, less then 20 minutes to go

11;24 | The winds calmed down a little bit and are now measured on the course average 17 with gusts to 22, al little bit more offshore (135 degrees).

13:47 | Breaking news... Gonzalo (ARG 3) will not start today. During the last race yesterday, trying to recover from a involuntary jump, Gonzalo twisted his right ankle. He managed to finish first in that race but this morning the ankle is swollen and he prefers not to start. He has a 10 points lead on number 2 so normally his first place (and the 4.000 dollar) are secured.

10:08 | skippersmeeting in 50 minutes, it will be 11 then. Firts start at 12 and last start at 13 hours. Prizegiving around 15 hours

13:32 | Gusts over 25 knots.....

13:25 | Good morning, wind is 20 knots plus this morning and we are getting ready for the two final races of the championships.... The course of day 5 is posted on the FW website as usual: here

Bruno's munute by minute report soon..

2nd of December 2006Day four action

18:58 | results after 13 races will be online soon now

18:55 | tomorrow skippersmeeting at 11, 2 starts:one at 12 and one at 13 hours, prizegiving at 15 hours.....but first tonight ...party time...

18:35 | provisional overall results
1 GONZALO COSTA HOEVEL
2 VITOR MELO
3 PAULO DOS REIS
4 FABIO MELO
5 WILHELM SCHURMANN
6 MARCO BEGALLI
7 GABRIEL BROWNE


PHOTOS

2nd of December 2006Day 4

PHOTOS

1st of December 2006Day 3

1st of December 20063rd event day - minute after minute

Provisional Result after 10 races, 2 discards: ARG 3, BRA 2497, BRA 3333, BRA 74, BRA 999, ITA 415

30th of November 2006Day 2 - minute after minute

Tomorrow we will have a late start: 11:00 skippersmeeting, 12:00 first possible start, 3 races sheduled.

29th of November 2006Day 1 - Getting ready

Gonzalo on the lead after day 1...
Read minute by minute Bruno's report..

PHOTOS

28th of November 2006Day 1

28th of November 2006A night to remember

28th of November 2006More waves and a nice shore-break at registration day 2

27th of November 2006Close encounter with the dolphins

Close encounter with the dolphins

27th of November 2006Day 1 - Registration day

Day 1 - Registration day
Today registration has just started for the Formula Windsurfing Grand Prix ....

27th of November 2006Open Brazilian Formula Championship

Open Brazilian Formula Championship. ...