02-07 September '19 | Greece, Nea Makri, Marathon Bay
2019 Formula Windsurfing Masters Worlds
09.08 | Sunday
13:53 | Congratulations to Vasilis Solidakis -GRE19 - 2019 Masters World Champion and Hellenic Festival Chmpion.
09.07 | Saturday
12:57 | Sailors started Race #15. Last race of championship!
12:32 | Race #14 results EST202 GRE19 GRE89 ITA251 GRE969
12:28 | Good morning! Beautiful and hot day at Nea Makri! Sailors went out for Race #14 starting at 1200.
08:57 | Final day at these championships and 2 further races to complete the 15 race series.
09.06 | Friday
16:02 | Race #13 is finished and flags AP over Alpha have been displayed after 5 races today.
15:34 | WIND IS HOLDING AT 12 TO 15 KNOTS. WE WILL SOON START RACE #13
15:33 | We started Race #12 with a clear line. Results Race #12: GRE19 GRE89 EST207 EST202 LTU789
13:43 | We will now have a one hour rest period for the sailors on shore.
13:42 | Results Race #11 GRE20 GRE2000 EST202 LTU789 GRE969
13:04 | We will be doing 3 races back to back and then give a long at least one hour break to sailors. We will do 2 back to back races more later. Results Race #10: GRE19 GRE20 GRE89 EST202 EST207 GRE2000
12:30 | Results for Race #9: GRE19 GRE20 EST202 GRE2000 GRE89
11:57 | Good Morning from Nea Makri. We have a beautiful day with 15 to 20 knots of wind. Sailors are on water for a start at 1200.
11:23 | Skippers meeting today at 11:00; first possible start at 12:00.
09.05 | Thursday
15:23 | Coast Guard has informed us that we have to stay out of the bay today because the firefighting airplanes may have to come get water anytime. The course area is the only place where waves are small enough for the planes to operate and far enough from the coast to be safe. AP over Alpha is now displayed! Tomorrow, Friday, Skippers meeting at 1100. First possible start at 1200.
12:39 | We have a fire on mountains about 10 km south of here. Firefighting airplanes are picking up water at the middle of our course. Coast Guard told us to stay out of the bay until they call allowing us to go on water. They are supposed to call us with further information at 14:00.
09:58 | Skippers meeting today at 11.00 - first possible start at 12:00
09.04 | Wednesday
19:16 | Race #8 was sailed with winds between 14 and 18 knots. Sailors are now returning to the beach at the end of the day. Tomorrow skippers meeting at 1100 for possible started 1200.
18:30 | RESULTS RACE #8: GRE20 GRE89 EST202 LTU789 GRE2000
18:27 | Mark 3 GRE20 GRE89 LTU789 EST202 GRE2000
18:22 | Mark 2 GRE20 LTU789 GRE89 GRE19 GRE2000
18:20 | After a clear start, Race #8 at mark 1 GRE20 LTU789 GRE19 GRE89 GRE2000
18:07 | In a few minutes we will start Race #8. Wind has come further down but is quite spoty: at some places you can have 20 knots gusts and in other places you can have just 12 knots. That is where the really good sailor shows up!
18:04 | Results Race#7: GRE19 LTU789 GRE20 GRE89 EST202
17:49 | Mark 3 GRE19 LTU789 GRE20 GRE89 EST202
17:43 | Mark 2 GRE20 LTU789 GRE19 GRE89 EST202
17:42 | WIND HAS CALMED DOWN TO 18/19 KNOTS!
17:41 | After a clear start for race #7, the positions for mark 1 are: GRE20 GRE19 LTU789 GRE89 EST202
17:28 | We will soon start Race #7. The plan is to do 3 races back to back, we already did the first one, Race #6.
17:22 | Results Race #6 GRE20 GRE2000 GRE19 ITA132 LTU789
17:11 | Mark 3 GRE20 GRE2000 ITA132 GRE19 EST207
17:05 | RACE #6 mark 2 GRE20 GRE2000 ITA132 GRE19 EST202
17:03 | At 1630 the RC called the sailors to go on water for race #6. We got a clear start. The positions at mark 1: ITA132 GRE20 GRE2000 LTU789 GRE83
16:08 | It is now 1600 and RC has decide to wait at least 30 minutes more before sending sailors out. Wind is down a bit to around 22 knots with gusts up to 25/26 measured from a drifting boat.
13:34 | RC has informed sailors that it will hold a skippers meeting at 1600 to inform whether the sea condition are safer and racing can be done. Last possible start today is 1900, so for now all can have lunch and relax.
13:05 | GRE20 -Christian that was leading at mark 3, fell and was overtaken by GRE2000 - Nikos who then won the race.
13:03 | Sailors report having a lot of fun even with very difficult conditions with strong gusts and choppy water at some spots.
12:54 | Sailors are returning to shore now.
12:53 | Sailors finished race#5 and RC displayed AP flag as wind is gusting above 30 knots.
12:47 | Race #5 results: GRE2000 GRE20 EST202 LTU789 GRE19
12:42 | Mark 3 GRE20 GRE2000 EST202 LTU789 GRE89
12:36 | Wind speed on course: 20/22 GUSTING TO 30 KNOTS Mark 2: GRE20 EST202 GRE2000 GRE89 LTU789
12:31 | Race #5, mark 1: GRE2000 GRE20 GRE89 EST202 LTU789
12:23 | Starting Race #5 in 1 minute
12:22 | AP down and competitors are going out.
12:21 | Day 2 - skippers meeting held at 11.00, RC on the water with wind blowing 22>25 knots with gusts of 30 knots,
09.03 | Tuesday
16:30 | NO MORE RACING TODAY AFTER 4 RACES!
16:29 | RESULTS RACE #4 GRE19 GRE20 GRE2000 EST202 GRE89
16:20 | MARK 3 GRE19 EST 202 GRE20 GRE2000 GRE89
16:19 | Race#4 2 mark GRE2000 GRE19 GRE20 EST202 ITA132
15:40 | RESULTS RACE #3 GRE19 GRE2000 EST202 GRE89 GRE20
15:37 | Mark 3: GRE19 EST202 GRE20
15:32 | Second mark Race #3: GRE2000 EST202 GRE19 GRE20 GRE89
15:22 | In one minute we start procedure for Race #3 Wind has gone down to 14 to 18/19 knots
14:36 | Race results #2 EST202 GRE19 GRE20 GRE200
14:01 | RACE #1 EST 202 GRE 20 GRE 969 GRE 89 AUS 200 GRE 2000
13:42 | Race #1 top finishers: EST202 GRE20
13:13 | Top sailors are rounding first mark. LTU789 did not start due to broken mast.
12:59 | We have 22 competitors on water. We are now in starting procedure for the first race. Wind has gone up to 16/22 knots.
12:24 | Welcome to first competition day at the 2019 Formula Festival and Masters World Championship at Nea Makri. We just had our skippers meeting and sailors are going out to race. First possible start at 1300. Wind is now at 12/13 knots
09.02 | Monday
13:36 | 2019 Formula Master Worlds at Nea Makri, Greece. Sailing Instructions are being posted. Right now the wind is blowing at 23 knots!
12:13 | Welcome to registration day at the 2019 Formula Festival and Masters World Championship.