27 December - 03 January '09 | Peru, Ancon

World Festival 2008 - FE & FW Junior ,Youth & Masters World Championship

Final results


Provisional results

List of competitors


20th of January 20092008 Formula Windsurfing Youth Worlds, Peru

Gutek Kurczewski POL-75 event report.

17th of January 2009Peru Report

End of event report.

10th of January 2009UKWA rider is 2008 Masters Formula World Champion

After four days of waiting for the wind, the organisers made the decision to move to a new location for day 5 (Fri 2 Jan).
It was a very brave decision that paid off.....


6th of January 2009Prize giving...


3rd of January 2009Racing in the desert... more photos


3rd of January 2009Racing in the desert...

3rd of January 2009Day 6 ...

21:59 | after 6 races - leading sailors are : Youth Jules Denel (FRA41); Master Xavier Ferlet (GBR451); FE junior Morane Demont (FRA59) , FE senior Nicolas Schreir (PER2 ) The last two races are nearly finished - full results very soon

20:17 | 2 races have been completed for all fleets. there is a short break before the last two races of this championship.

19:46 | hi the last day of racing and the wind is good at the host venue. the racers are on the water, and the wind is betweem 11>13 knots


2nd of January 2009Truck loading...


2nd of January 2009Another no wind day...

2nd of January 2009Day 5 ...

05:32 | we have had a great days racing. 4 races for seniors , youth and masters ; 3 for juniors. A full report tomorrow. Leading the fleets are : Junior (fE) - Morane Demont (FRA59) ; youth (FW) - Jules Denel (FRA41) ; senior (FE)- Nicolas Schreier (PER2) ; Master (FW) -Xavier Ferlet (GBR451)

13:06 | good morning- the truck is being loaded. The club is opening early to give people the chance for breakfast before boarding buses to go to the venue.


1st of January 2009Day 3 & party

1st of January 2009Day 4...

03:28 | sorry for the lack of news .... until now!
The organisers have proposed to move the event site tomorrow. To Playa Paraiso, 90km north of Ancon. A meeting was called and all competitors informed - so at 06.30 tomorrow morning we meet to load trucks and buses. It may not be possible to report on the days events until we return in the evening .

17:10 | good morning from foggy Ancon!. The planned rest day -recovery day- is now a race day. with just 3 days left to complete the championship every effort will be made to validate the championship today. Last night was great - the organisers cannot be faulted for their hospitality and enthusism towards the event.

31st of December 2008Day 3 - New Year's Eve


31st of December 2008Day two more photos

31st of December 2008Day 3 ...

23:43 | ... and a very happy new year to formula racers everywhere.

23:38 | Unfortunately, no racing today. After being called out to race the wind failed to get stronger and in fact began to decrease. Eventually the race officer decided to call an end to racing and sent the sailors to the beach. Tomorrow was scheduled to be a rest day - with a big party night ahead !
Now the schedule of racing has been changed and the first possible start for racing will be 14.00


30th of December 2008More pictures

30th of December 2008Day two...

21:05 | we are still waiting for wind. unusually we have a lot of cloud cover which is preventing the normal thermic breeze .

16:18 | good morning from Ancon. We have fog in the bay this morning - but this is normal! The wind usually starts around noon and clears the fog and we hope that will be the same today


30th of December 2008First gallery

29th of December 2008Youth & Masters Formula Worlds in Peru - Day 1
Xavier's report...

29th of December 2008Day one... hot news...

22:46 | it looks unlikely that we will race today. Skippers meeting tomorrow will be at 10.30 local time. Come back later for news of entries and some links to photos.

24th of December 2008Hot news

00:11 | News from UK -Richard Jones (GBR32), Ian Jones (no other than the Chairman himself - GBR183) and yours truly Xavier Ferlet (GBR451) are off to Peru on Xmas day for the Youth & Masters Formula Worlds.

23rd of December 2008First news...

12:54 | 5 days to the start of this years World Festival. Already some teams are already in Ancon preparing. This news just in from Piotr Jankoviak -
\\"We have untill today all days wind 15knots, that starts about 11.00 am and last till afteroon. Ancon is situated by the bay with mountains around, the wind is side offshore, sometimes gusty, no waves. Organizers are very helpfull and nice people. Yacht Club Ancon has very a very nice club, with pools, free acces to internet.\\"

Join the discussion

Anonym | 22nd December 2008 (22:10:13)

Is Gabriel Browne going to the youth worlds ???

Anonym | 24th December 2008 (16:32:32)

thats not his level...

Anonym | 24th December 2008 (23:02:55)

thats for sure not his level.Gabriel is a FW top sailor.He can beat anyone,anywhere.

dude | 26th December 2008 (21:43:21)

especially beat his d..ck with his hand hahahah

Doug and George | 30th December 2008 (11:00:45)

Best of luck to the Brits come home with Gold!

francesco zarbo | 1st January 2009 (14:15:24)

happy new year form Francesco and family.
Here in Brazil 25 kn every day.

Anonym | 3rd January 2009 (01:41:40)

how many races has there been were are the results what gear is being used what is going on

Anonym | 3rd January 2009 (08:36:34)

go formula

Anonym | 3rd January 2009 (10:13:40)

One question, is it allowed to change the racing area by 90km? Isn´t there a rule, that the race area have to be announced in the NOR´s ?
Still no material list, no race reports, no pics? It looks for me that this worlds are at the a.. of the world.
If you compare competitors and nationalities of 2007 worlds at Estonia with these worlds... sorry but 61 competitors, 29 from Peru and only 16 from outside the american continents. You should think about this? Any positives for the sport?
Even that there is no reports and pics available till today. The end of Formula?
Junior and Youth are the futurly racers in the senior class, but without background, feedback or details, they will not stay in the class. The move on to slalom or other disciplines.

Theo | 3rd January 2009 (10:54:42)

The course area's have to be described in the sailing instructions. They can also be easily changed with an amendment to the sailing instructions, the day before these changes will be effective.

ceri | 3rd January 2009 (15:20:42)

who is the "expert" who announces themselves as anonym ?

ceri | 3rd January 2009 (19:25:14)

Hi Theo,
The ISAF International Jury were consulted , they approved. The sailors were 100% supportive. The question was - could the organisers manage it ! ?
And ... yes , they could . It was a great effort with a great result.

Anonym | 4th January 2009 (10:20:43)

Hey guys, check the calender. Sines GP only 1 day? New Spot? Sopot/Afghanistan?

al | 4th January 2009 (10:31:41)

do you hawe any problems , Anonym?

denel | 4th January 2009 (12:49:25)

no photo of the podium??

Anonym | 4th January 2009 (16:20:28)

ceri why do you have a problem with anonym posters?
the class website was set up this way so deal with it!

ceri | 4th January 2009 (18:29:26)

prize giving and podium photos will be available soon- and a full report .

BRA999 | 4th January 2009 (18:39:15)

parabens brazucas.

francesco zarbo | 5th January 2009 (12:21:18)

great xavier and richard.
great french youth group

not anonym | 5th January 2009 (15:28:17)

Congratulations Xav !!!

Safe trip back


martine ferlet | 5th January 2009 (17:51:16)

francesco zarbo,not anonym

francesco zarbo | 6th January 2009 (11:56:44)

I never post in anonym way.
Hope to see you soon guys.

Anonym | 6th January 2009 (18:02:11)

What gear did Xavier use?

ceri | 7th January 2009 (11:26:44)

hi, i will post equipment list soon; but Xav used Starboard 162 ; NP sails (11.8, 10.7, 9.8) ; 1 kashy/2 Deb oichet

Anonym | 7th January 2009 (11:54:45)

What about equipment list from Brazil Gp you promised in December??

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