5th of July 2011, Puerto Rico, 2011 Puerto Rico FORMULA WINDSURFING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Day one - live report

17:04 | we have an opening ceremony tonight - but not before a couple of protests

17:03 | we are hoping to have an improved service tomorrow


17:01 | OCS race 3 - NED13, ESP71

17:00 | first finishers race 3 - FRA192, BRA3333, DEN111

16:58 | try again - race 3 finished , no more racing today

16:40 | race 3 underway- last race for today

18:04 | Bad news for Casper Bouman - collision on the start of race 2 and a cut arm. He is OK and in hospital having treatment

18:02 | two races completed - leading sailors are - ISR1, FRA192, DEN111, POL16, BRA3333, USA34, FRA531, BRA50, NED13, POL10

16:01 | Sorry for loss of coverage - internet is stop start - stops every time i start to post news

16:40 | Race 1 is finished - some concerns about the length of the start line. Lot of port starters - ...

14:39 | Murphy\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Law - just as the event starts the internet goes awol !

14:20 | the course is 3 laps for men ; 2 for women; after 2 laps leading mens fleet is - FRA192, ISR1, BRA3333


14:14 | leading sailors - FRA192, DEN111, POL10...

14:09 | Race 1 is underway - 3 sailors OCS -ARG3, POL48, PUR2

13:33 | Skippers meeting is over. We have 18 >20 knots on the course -sideshore. The aim is 3 races today -0ne an hour.50 competitors are registered.

08:58 | ...on the more list - Martin Ervin (EST), Jesper Vesterstrom (DEN) Nicolas Warembourg (FRA) ... this could be the closest fought world championships since the start of FW

08:58 | ...on the more list - Martin Ervin (EST), Jesper Vesterstrom (DEN) Nicolas Warembourg (FRA) ... this could be the closest fought world championships since the start of FW

08:56 | Racing starts at 14.00 local time


10:52 | Previous champions here to try and regain the crown from Antoine . - Micah Buzianis (USA), Steve Allen (AUS) and Wojtek Brzozowski (POL).
Look out for a srious challenge from Casper Bouman & Dennis Littel (NED); Paulo Dos Reis, Victor Melo, Wilhelm Schurman (BRA) ; Gonzalo Costa Hoevel (ARG) ; Arnon Dagan (ISR); Fernando Martinez (ESP) Miguel Martinho (POR),Michael Polanowski (POL) .........and more

08:50 | All but one of the top 10 ranked sailors are here - and that list does not include Antoine Albeau, Micah Buzianis !


08:48 | Registration opens for the stragglers /late arrivals from 10 till 12. 40 competitors registered yesterday - 15 countries and 4 continents represented so far.

COURSE-Day1.pdf

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Dave K | 6th July 2011 (14:54:20)

More reporting, more often, please

guido | 6th July 2011 (15:49:03)

races only start at 11 pm US time and there is 6 hours difference its now 9:48 am

ceri | 6th July 2011 (16:53:00)

there is a change to todays schedule - first possible warning signal at 11.30

ceri | 6th July 2011 (16:55:54)

we think the internet issue is solved - more reporting today..

francesco zarbo | 7th July 2011 (17:04:05)

morning...results ap please.