19th of April 2010Formula Windsurfing 2010 Worlds summary
Marta Hlavaty got here 3rd FW World Champion title in a row.
28th of March 2010Final day
27th of March 2010Thrilling race brings 2010 worlds to an end ....
The Governor of Mendoza joined the Race Officer, Antonio Lamadrid, on the starting boat for the last race of the 2010 Worlds on Lake Potrerillos.
26th of March 2010Final day - live report
13:38 | Race 15 - NED52, GBR83, POL126, ISR1, POL11,FRA192, AUS0, BRA50, POL10, PO5
OCS - BRA3333, ARG3
TOP 5 OVERALL - FRA192, BRA3333, GBR83, NED52, POL11
12:50 | Race 15 for men is underway..
12:25 | postponement is down -
11:55 | the arrival at the race site was delayed due to an accident on the one and only main road to the lake from Mendoza. We are postponed at the moment - but the wind is already here, not long now!
11:52 | welcome to the last day - one race, and an important one for many competitors.
26th of March 2010Day five
26th of March 2010The highs and lows of competition....
Congratualtions to Antoine Albeau (FRA192) and Marta Hlavaty (POL111) - 2010 Formula Windsurfing World Champions.
Antoine sealed his 3rd formula world title with a first place in race 14. Marta dominated this years championship by winning all but two of the 14 races to date.
26th of March 2010Day 4
26th of March 2010Day five - live report
14:20 | CONGRATULATIONS TO ANTOINE AND MARTA
14:20 | top 10 in race 14 - FRA192, GBR83, AUS0, POL126, ITA4, POL10, BRA3333, POL11, ARG3, fra86
25th of March 2010Albeau and Hlavaty move closer to the title .....
Clear skies over Lake Potrerillos once again greeted the competitors arriving at the event site - a sure sign that the wind would kick in at midday!
25th of March 2010Day four - live report
15:19 | No more racing today for men - full results as soon as possible
15:15 | first finishers in race 12 - FRA192, BRA3333, USA34, ISR1, POL126, ITA4, GBR83, AUS0, POR5, BRA50
24th of March 2010Miss Bikini contest
24th of March 2010Day 3
24th of March 2010Huge crowds of spectators turned up at the lake to watch day 3 action.....
The governor of mendoza must have declared a national holiday judging by the number of spectators that arrived at the event site to watch the days action !
23rd of March 2010Day three - live report
16.15 | 50,000 people reported as watching from around the lake
15:45 | race 9 - NED52, ITA4, BRA3333, FRA192, POL126, POL11, GBR83, BRA50, NED13, POL10
23rd of March 2010Day two
23rd of March 2010Day 2 - 4 good races and a new leader ...
A near perfect score today - 3 first and 1 second- propelled Antoine Albeau (FRA192) to the top of the score board.
22nd of March 2010Day two - live report
17:25 | Top Ten after 6 races - FRA192, GBR83, BRA3333, POL11, AUS0, FRA531, POL126, NED52, ARG3, ITA4; Top 3 women - POL111, FRA59, USA3
22nd of March 2010Day one
22nd of March 2010Challenging conditions on day one .....
You cannot fault the committment of the organisers for trying to ensure a perfect start to the championship; but sometimes the wind god just cannot play by the rules !
22nd of March 2010Registration day
22nd of March 2010Day one - live report
16:47 | top 3 women after 2 races - POL111, FRA59, NED19/USA3
16:43 | no more racing today - after 2 races top5 men - AUS0, BRA3333, GBR83, ARG3, FRA531..
21st of March 2010Registration day
09:05 | Many competitors have enjoyed a week of training, in good conditions, prior to the start of the event. We are hoping for a memorable championship.
09:02 | Registration day here at the 2010 worlds. There will be an opening ceremony at the event site at 4.00 pm. The organisers have done a fantastic job preparing the race village - all the tents, portacabins and equipment had to be brought out to the lake- less than a week ago there was nothing here!
19th of March 2010Marta Hlavaty POL-111 reports from Mendoza
Excess luggage, delayed flight, earthquake and great windsurfing conditions...
16th of March 2010FW World Championships are close
14th of March 2010Reminder for competitors going to Mendoza...
A couple of important reminders for competitors going to the Worlds in Mendioza. It is a local government bylaw that buoyancy aids must be worn at all times when afloat.
It was also agreed at the 2009 AGM, and reported many times, that sail identification must comply with the ISAF Windsurfing Competition Rules at major championships from 2010 onwards
Finally, if you still have to confirm your accommodation requirements contact Claudia at the nominated agency where she can advise on some good deals for shared room with breakfast.
E-mail Address(es): info(at)turismomaui.com
22nd of February 2010Reminder for competitors entering the worlds
the closing date for discounted entry fee for the Formula Worlds is March 1st. Enter online via IWA website.
20th of January 2010Mendoza Worlds remiander...
A reminder to all competitors intending to enter the Worlds in Argentina - the travel agency ( see NoR) can help with all your travel arrangements. There is an excess baggage deal with Aerolinas Argentinas; special arrangements are provided by the organisers to take you from the city to the lake each day. You can also find out more about the event amwindsurf.com.ar and Mendoza it self turismo.mendoza.gov.ar