27 April - 02 May '15 | Portugal, Lagos

Monsaraz World Festival - Formula Windsurfing 2015

05.02 | Saturday

17:01 | Prize Giving tonight at the club - 19:30 for 20:00 - see you there !

16:44 | Congratulations to the 2015 world champions - YOUTH: Tristen Kivi from Estonia and MASTER Janis Preiss from Latvia.

16:41 | no more racing today - wind was tantalisingly close to OK - but too many holes particularly to windward.

16:14 | we are still on hold - a few sailors have taken to the water - RO says wind is still unstable 6 to 8 knots and shifty with holes - not ideal!

15:28 | wind has picked and in the right direction. Race Committee are on the water

14:56 | we are still on hold - first possible warning signal is at 1600

14:17 | It is hot and sunny - and no wind... the forecast is not promising , except for perfect BBQ conditions!

14:16 | we are postponed at the beach - next announcement at 1500

05.01 | Friday

19:52 | No more racing today - skippers meeting at 12:00 tomorrow - with first warning signal at 14:00; last warning signal at 17:00 - full results before protest to follow very soon

19:50 | top 3 in masters fleet after 11 races - LAT23, ESP71, POR5

19:50 | followed by first grandmaster - LTU789

19:48 | first finishers race 11 for masters - ESP71, LAT23, POR5, NED52, LAT25, POR6

19:37 | Top 3 youth after 11 races - EST347, EST228, NOR41

19:37 | first 3 women - AUT88, DEN85, LAT151

19:35 | first finishers in race 11 for youth - EST347, NOR41, EST228, DEN15, DEN322, POR2

19:20 | Race 11 for masters also underway

19:13 | youth race 11 is underway - the 3rd discard kicks in with this race

19:07 | race 11 coming soon

19:07 | first finishers in race 10 for masters - LAT23, ESP71, POR3, NED52, LAT25

18:56 | first finishers in women - DEN85, AUT88, LAT151

18:55 | first finishers in youth - EST347, EST228, DEN15, NOR41, BEL96, DEN322

18:44 | both fleets are racing - youth are on their second upwind

18:16 | sailors are going out

18:03 | We still have time to complete 2races

18:03 | Wind has picked up - 12 to 14 knots - AP down in 5 minutes

17:19 | So, at least, a short break ashore - still time to get 2 back to back races completed - yesterday the wind came in late ..

17:17 | wind dropped - race officer decided to send the sailors back to the beach - and , guess what - wind picked up again

16:54 | It is looking very light out on the course ...all racers are on the water, just waiting

16:18 | AP down - wind is 10 to 12 knots

12:17 | If possible we will attempt 2 races back to back - fleet one on outer loop , fleet 2 on inner loop.

12:16 | We have extended the postponement - first possible warning signal is now 15:00 ; but the forecast predicts racing is unlikely to start until very late - maybe 18:00

10:33 | Reminder that skippers meeting will be at 12:00 - first possible warning signal at 14:00

10:32 | another fine start to a racing day - but hoping the wind will kick in earlier today

04.30 | Thursday

20:09 | no more racing - full results soon - before protests

20:09 | TOP 5 AFTER 9 RACES - lat23, esp71, ned52, lat25, ltu789

20:07 | Top 5 finishers - LAT23, ESP71, POR5, LAT25, ESP21

19:49 | the schedule for tomorrow is as today - skippers meeting at 12:00, first warning signal at 14:00

19:45 | LAT23, POR5 and LAT25 leading race 9

19:39 | Race 9 for masters and seniors is underway

19:28 | Before protest the top 5 youth are - EST347, EST228, NOR41, DEN15, BEL96

19:27 | In race 9 for fleet 1 - first youth finishers were: NOR41, EST347, DEN15, BEL96, DEN322; first 3 women : DEN85, LAT151, POR16

19:23 | wind is16 to 18 knots

19:08 | first 3 finishers in race 9 for youth - NOR41, EST347, DEN15 No more racing for Youth ; one more race for master

18:47 | race 8 - EST228, NOR41, EST347, DEN415, DEN322, BEL96

18:44 | Hopefully one more race for masters so that all fleets have completed 9 races

18:44 | race 9 for youth is underway - first finishers in race 8 were EST228, NOR51, EST 347

18:36 | LAT 23 leading race 8

18:33 | race 8 for masters has started

18:13 | first finishers in masters race 7 - ESP71, LAT23, POR5, NED52, LTU789, LAT25

18:13 | first finishers in masters race 7 - ESP71, LAT23, POR5, NED52, LTU789, LAT25

17:54 | Youth race 8 is also underway

17:53 | ESP71 leading from LAT23 , POR5 and NED52

17:47 | Masters have started race 7 - wind is 16/17 knots

17:11 | AP down - wind is 15 to 17 knots

16:45 | course is ready - just need settled conditions for AP to come down

16:17 | AP is still flying at the beach - conditions are slowly improving . It could be another late finish !

15:27 | The plan is to start fleet 2 on the outer loop first ; followed by fleet 1 on the inner loop - so a change from previous 2 days - masters will be first to start

15:26 | The postponement moved one more hour with first possible warning signal at 16:00. The wind has at last turned in direction - so we hope to start racing soon

15:25 | We were postponed until 15:00 - one hour later than scheduled. The wind is again predicted to kick in late today.

15:24 | Hi, apologies for the lack of info - no wind has made me lazy - or rather busy with other things!

04.29 | Wednesday

19:16 | Top 5 in masters after 6 races and 1 discard - LAT23, ESP71, NED52, LAT25, POR711. However, we have 2 protests that may affect rankings at the end of today

19:15 | No more racing today

19:15 | First 5 finishers in race 6 for fleet 2 - LAT23, ESP71, NED52, LAT25, POR711

19:06 | Schedule for tomorrow will be as today - skippers meeting at 12:00; first possible warning signal at 14:00

19:05 | Top 5 youth after 7 races and 2 discards - EST347, EST228, NOR41, DEN15, BEL96; first 3 women - DEN85, LAT151, POR16

19:03 | first 5 youths to finish race - EST347, NOR41, EST228, DEN15, LAT15; first woman was DEN85

18:57 | masters will only do one race - race 6 - then be sent ashore

18:54 | Youth and women are ashore results after 7 coming soon

18:39 | Masters race 6 is underway - race 7 youths will soon finish

18:34 | race 7 started youth and women

18:24 | Top 5 youths in race 6 - EST347, EST228, DEN15, NOR41, BEL96 ; first woman - LAT151

18:13 | wind is now 18 to 20 knots

18:13 | first 3 finishers in race 6 - EST347, EST228, DEN15

18:11 | AP down for masters - 2 more races for them if the wind holds

18:06 | race 6 for youths underway - 16 knots

17:32 | AP down at the beach for fleet 1 - women and youth are called out for race 6. Wind is 15 to 18 knots

16:48 | The wind is unstable and the race officer will wait for an improvement before sending the racers afloat again

16:47 | Top 5 masters after 5 races - LAT23, ESP71, NED52, LAT25, POR711

16:46 | Top 5 finishers in Masters race 5 - LAT23, ESP71, POR5, POR711, POR9

16:32 | LAT 23 leading race 5

16:18 | After 5 races in fleet 1 - top 5 are : EST347, EST228, NOR41, DEN15, NED800; first 3 women - DEN85, LAT151, POR16

16:16 | First 5 finishers in race 5 for youth - NOR41, EST228, EST347, DEN322, DEN15; first woman - LAT 151

16:11 | Now race 5 is up and running - fingers crossed !

16:06 | Race 5 is not running - the wind is very unstable

16:03 | race 5 now underway for fleet 2 -Masters

16:02 | The wind is shiftier and gustier than yesterday - but predicted to be more stable late afternoon

16:01 | the restart of race 4 for masters has delayed the progress of race 5 - race 5 for youth completed and sailors are ashore for a break before 2 further races

15:44 | First woman in race 4 - DEN85; first grand master race 4 - LTU789

15:42 | Masters race was abandoned mid way due to failing wind conditions - restarted and finished OK

15:41 | Top 5 finishers in Masters race 4 - LAT23, POR5, NED52, LAT25, ESP71

15:41 | top 5 finishers in fleet 1 - youth - EST347, EST228, NOR41, DEN322, DEN15

15:08 | race 5 is underway - but still awaiting some info re finishers

14:35 | Fleet 2 is now racing - wind is 14 to 16 knots from 310

14:25 | clear start for fleet 1 (women & youth) in race 4

13:58 | AP is down - wind is now 12 to 14 knots

13:30 | AP has just been flown - direction is good , but wind is too up and down - we have plenty of time ...

13:28 | Fleet 1 including youth on the outer loop- fleet 2 (seniors/masters) on the inner , bigger, loop

13:28 | At the skippers meeting the RO confirmed the intention of following same course as day 1 - but 2 races back to back followed by a further 2 races back to back after a rest ashore

10:09 | It is looking very competitive at the top of all divisions!

10:08 | Hoping for more of the same today - however last years champions Janis Preiss (master) and Karl-Erik Saarm (youth) will both be hoping for better than 2nd best in todays competition.

10:05 | good racing yesterday at the Monsaraz World Festival at Clube de Vela de Lagos

04.28 | Tuesday

19:42 | Skippers meeting tomorrow at 12:00 and first possible start at 14:00

19:41 | top 5 Masters after 3 races - ESP71, LAT23, NED52, LAT25, POR6

19:40 | top 5 finishers in race 3 for fleet 2 - LAT23, ESP71, LAT25, NED52, USA045

19:22 | After 3 races the top 3 women are - DEN85, LAT151, POR16

19:20 | After 3 races the top 5 youth are - EST347, EST228, DEN15, BEL96, NOR41

19:18 | first 3 finishers in fleet 1 race 3 - EST347, NOR41, EST228

19:10 | Masters are racing

18:45 | AP down for Masters - a final race of today for this fleet also

18:34 | race 3 for women and youth has started

18:24 | Race 3 for youth will start soon - it will be their last race today

18:23 | and top 5 after 2 races - ESP71, LAT23, POR711, NED52, LAt25

18:22 | first 5 masters in race 2 - ESP71, LAT23, POR711, LAT25, NED52

18:06 | ESP71 won race 2 for masters

18:06 | AP down ashore - fleet 1 are going out for one more race as fleet 2 are coming ashore to rest

17:53 | wind is 18 to 20 knots

17:53 | top 5 in fleet 1 (all youth) after 2 races are : EST347, EST228, DEN15, EST134, BEL96

17:42 | race 2 for masters is underway

17:34 | first 3 in race 2 for youth - EST347, EST228, NOR41

17:31 | in 6th place - first grandmaster LTU789

17:30 | First 5 in race 1 for masters - ESP71, LAT23, NED52, POR6, POR711

17:14 | DEN85 first woman in race 1

17:14 | Wind is now 16 to 18 knots from 310 - stable and good racing conditions

17:13 | Restarted race 1 for senior/masters is underway

17:06 | Race 2 for fleet 1 is underway - youth and women will come ashore after this race for short break

16:38 | Fleet 2 had a general recall - but nearly all the fleet continued racing !

16:37 | race 1 for fleet 1 is finished in 16 minutes - first 3 are youth : EST228, EST347, DEN15

16:29 | Fleet 2 are racing

16:21 | Fleet 2 includes seniors and masters - they will start soon on an inner loop

16:18 | Race 1 is underway - fleet 1 with women and youth on the outer loop. Clear start and wind is 14/15 knots

15:34 | The intention is for AP to come down at 15.40 - wind is now 12 to 14 knots and quite stable in direction.

15:09 | The wind has changed direction significantly and seems to be picking up

14:45 | The wind is still light - only 4 to 6 knots ; and has shifted 30 degrees; we are still waiting for the predicted conditions

14:04 | we are still postponed - but AP could come down at anytime . The Race Committee are going to the water ..

12:23 | The course will be trapezoid - Fleet 1 racing the outer loop, starting first; the fleet 2 on the inner loop.

12:22 | We are are on a one hour postponement - first possible warning signal at 14:00. However the forecast is for wind around mid afternoon.

08:56 | There will be a skippers meeting at 11:00 followed by first warning signal at 13;00

08:55 | This is a perfect location for formula racing - good winds and flat water predicted ..

08:54 | Last night we had a very nice opening ceremony - followed by a fantastic buffet prepared by the event organisers

08:53 | We have some late registrations this morning - then we can publish a full and final entry list

08:53 | Racing starts today at the Monsaraz World Festival here in Lagos on the Algarve, Portugal.