1st of December 2006, Brazil, The 2006 Brazilan Formula Grand Prix

3rd event day - minute after minute

18:48 | provisional result after 10 races, 2 discards: ARG 3, BRA 2497, BRA 3333, BRA 74, BRA 999, ITA 415

18:47 | tehn it got confused but I think they where followed by BRA 3333, BRA 999, BRA 74, and BRA 7171...
hope to have soon full results


18:46 | Just at the finish the wind dropped dramatically and Gonzale stopped planing 25 meters before the finish. He was overtaken by Marco Begalli, full planing

18:45 | Sorry for inconvenience but I had to change to a other CPU in a other place...

18:45 | oeps wireless went down

18:08 | Wilhelm and Paolo tacked early and choose the right side of the course

14:30 | Clean start of Race # 10

14:26 | I = 4 minute flag up

14:19 | average windspeed on teh course 12 knots, sometimes holes to 9.....

17:47 | local time 14h15: surfers are going to the startline

17:46 | So AP down for Race 10 last start of today. The plan for tomorrow is 3 ravces and on the last day 2.

16:59 | Lunchtime now in Fortaleza,
Next start in about 20 minutes, it will be 14h30 then. Don't look at the time before these messages because the server clock in Poland is wrong and the provider can not repair it fast...

16:57 | followed by BRA 74m, BRA 7171 - 35 stitches..,, BRA 5, BRA 717

16:56 | followed by: ITA 415 - Marco Begalli, BRA 888 Wilhelm Shurmann, BRA 50 = Gabriel Browne

16:53 | Provisional Finish Race #9: BRA 2497 - Vitor Melio, BRA 3333, Paolo Dos Reis, ARG 3 Gonzalo Costa Hoevel

16:52 | Paolo and Gonzalo tack early

16:51 | Mark 2 lats time: BRA 3333, BRA 2497, ARG 3

16:50 | Downwind gate:BRA 3333, BRA 2497, ARG 3

16:49 | rest: ITA 415, BRA 999, BRA 50, BRA 717

16:46 | Mark 1: BRA 3333, ARG 3, BRA 2497 these 3 have 200 meters on the rest

16:44 | Gate upwind: ARG 3, BRA 3333, BRA 2497, ITA 415


16:43 | Mark @ Downwind: ARG 3, BRA 3333, BRA 2497, ITA 415

16:43 | 999, 717, 25

16:42 | Gate Downwing: ARG 3, BRA 3333, ITA 415, BRA 2497

16:41 | BRA 717, 2497,

16:40 | Mark 1: ARG 3, ITA 415, BRA 3333

16:39 | results overall after race 8:
1 GONZALO COSTA HOEVEL
2 VITOR MELO
3 FABIO MELO
4 PAULO DOS REIS
5 WILHELM SCHURMANN
6 MARCO BEGALLI
7 GABRIEL BROWNE
8 LUCAS FELICIO FIUZA
9 NELSON OLIVEIRA
10 TARSO MELO


16:34 | Cleant start, 4 surfer stryed pin-end buy they where below the pack. good start of ARG 3

16:34 | 5 minute flag up for tace #9

16:00 | There seems to be a problem with KJ's internet connection. I send him the course but it is not online yet. Let's hope it will be solved soon.
Anyhow it is a traditional windward leeward course with the start in the middle of the course. The competitors have to cross the gate/start everytime on the upwind and downwind. this gives a lot of tacking, gybing, tactics....

15:59 | followed by ARG 3, BRA 999, BRA 50 exiting race !!!

15:56 | Finish Race 8: BRA 3333, BRA 74, BRA 2497

15:55 | one more gate and up to the finish inthis very tactical race: light winds...a lot of gybes and tacks

15:54 | followed by 3333, BRA 999

15:54 | Mark 2 :74

15:53 | BRa 7171 with 35 stiches in his foor from yesterdays accident !!!!

15:52 | ITA 415, BRA 717

15:51 | followed by 2497, 50, 999, ARG 3

15:48 | Mark ! second time: BRA 74, BRA 3333

15:46 | Gate upwind: 3333, 2497, 47, 3, 999, 50

15:46 | oeps..... 2497, 74, 50, 3, 3333



15:44 | BRA 2497, Arg 3, BRA 333, BRA 74, BRA 50ark 2: 2497, 74, 50, 3, 3333

15:43 | Gate downwind: BRA 2497, ARG 3, BRA 3333, BRA 74, BRA 50

15:39 | Everybodu is on bigger sails so i have to guess a bit --
Mark 1:BRA 2497, Arg 3, BRA 333, BRA 74, BRA 50

15:35 | clean start

15:31 | 3 minutes to go

14:02 | wind is around 11-13 knots just now and the race crew is preparing for start #8

14:02 | Next week the holidays start here. 2 months no school for summer break. The hotels and beaches will be packed

13:55 | Guess what...the wind is blowing 15 knots and we have 1 meter waves...
The tradewinds here are so consistent you can not believe it. The local surforganisation Associacao Cearense de Windsurf (http://www.acw.org.br )organised this year 8 FW events on 8 weekends and they have mow 64 races on the national resultlist..everyday 4 races...... the same with the 4 slalom events.

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ceri | 2nd December 2006 (23:08:36)

thanks to all the competitors and race crew, organisers and Bruno (class rep); keep up the good work .

JP | 3rd December 2006 (03:34:01)

really nice contest!!


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