2nd of December 2006, Brazil, The 2006 Brazilan Formula Grand Prix

Day four action

18:24 | Finish Media Race #13:
ARG 3, BRA 2497, BRA 74, ITA 451, BRA 3333, BRA 50

17:54 | at downwind mark: ARG 3, BRA 2497, BRA 3333, BRA 74, ITA 451, BRA 50...
that's all for now

17:24 | ap is down, racers are going out...
no life report since the course is far away and the finish on the main beach of Fortaleza.
I'll be on teh water and report after the finish

16:57 | Results after 12 races
1 GONZALO COSTA HOEVEL S H ARG 3
2 PAULO DOS REIS S H BRA 3333
3 VITOR MELO S H BRA 2497
4 WILHELM SCHURMANN S L BRA 999
5 FABIO MELO S H BRA 74
6 MARCO BEGALLI M H ITA 415
7 GABRIEL BROWNE Y H BRA 50
8 LUCAS FELICIO FIUZA S H BRA 25
9 NELSON OLIVEIRA M L BRA 7171
10 TARSO MELO S H BRA 717


16:57 | Lunch break and preparing for the media race at 14 h30 = in 1 hour and 10 minutes...

16:55 | Paolo jumped again over Vitor to second place....

16:55 | BRA 25, BRA 1,

16:54 | followed by ITA 415, BRA 74, BRA 7171

16:53 | BRA 3333, BRA 999, ARG 3

16:50 | Finish Race 12: BRA 50, BRA 2497

16:46 | Gabriel Browne still in first position. Gabriel is only 15 years old.....

16:45 | followed by ARG 3, BRA 7171, BRA 74, BRA 1, BRA 25

16:45 | followed by BRA 5 (OCS), BRA 3333,

16:40 | After one round at Mark 2: BRA 50, 2497, BRA 999,

16:38 | The RC moved mark ! further upwind so I can not see it anymore...snif...i'm totally relying on the radio now...

16:37 | BRA 5 was the early one....

16:35 | Individual recall...

16:34 | 4 surfers including Marco are preparing for a pin-end start....

16:32 | Wind is still around 15-17 knots average, 2 meters wave. It seems that on that side of the wreck the wind is a bit stronger than just before the hotel. The course is made a bit longer to achieve the targettime of 17 minutes....

16:09 | 5 minute flag is up for race 12

16:08 | Next start in 25 minutes

16:01 | With this resulys Paolo jumps over Vitor and takes 2nd place...

15:55 | BRA74, BRA 25, BRA 7171, BRA 1
all this after one round...

15:52 | ARG3, BRA 999, BRA 3333, BRA 2497, BRA 59

15:49 | first surfer srounded mark 1 in 4 minutes. impossible to recognise..all neil pryde sails...

15:47 | BRA 74 best start at the signal boat and now sailing with the highest angle towards Mark 1

15:45 | Clean Start

12:07 | 2 minutes to go

15:42 | Since the course is further out to the right it will not be so easy for me to follow from the press-office on the first floor of Marina Park Hotel. Lets hope for the best and some input from the water...

15:35 | AP down, six minutes to the start

15:34 | AP flag is up on signal boat, they are moving the startline a bit...

15:23 | If you want to have an idea what the wind is doing here check out: flow.com.br/wind
It give syou the actual wind every 15 minutes. Since the measurement are taken on top of a building deduct 2 knots to see what is realy happening on the water:
11h01 17,8 (-2 = 15.8) knots average, 11h15 19,6 knots average, 11h30 19,1 knots average


15:23 | first start in 15 minutes

14:08 | Today is the first day of teh Brazilian Summer Holidays....2 month sso thebig crowds will be onteh beach.
The Course is situated to the right side of the wreck so we can easely adjust this afternoon for the "media course" with a slalom finish on the Beach.

10:28 | Good Morning from Fortaleza.
The Course of the day is ready and will be available online soon
Skippersmeeting at 11, first possible start at 12
3 races planned today, the last could be a special media race with slalom finish on the main beach of Fortaleza !!!!