2nd of August 2012, Latvia, 2012 FW Worlds

Less than 18 days to the worlds in Liepaja

The 2012 Worlds will be getting underway very soon in Liepaja, Latvia - "where the wind is born" !

This years line up is already looking impressive and the organisers are ready to deliver a memorable championships , and hope to go one step better than for last years Europeans - check out the images from last year: http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/event.php?id=241

If you have not already entered go to IWA website and enter now - http://internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=541&parent=94&grandparent=0

For a pre-event practice race why not enter the Latvian Baltic Cup that precedes the championship at the same venue: http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/nor.php?id=156








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Martin Sladky | 4th August 2012 (11:06:35)

Hallo, I would like to register to the world formula championship. Can you please send me some entry form?
Many Thanks and best regards, Martin Sladky (CZE 4)

ceri | 5th August 2012 (14:31:14)

you can get the forms from the Notice of Race published on this website - or enter on line via IWA website

Anonym | 17th August 2012 (21:44:14)

any news/results from Baltic Cup?

adam | 18th August 2012 (12:58:20)

1. Filip Korczycki
2. Przemysław Siemiński
3. Wojtek Mroczyński
4. Brault Valentin
5. Vitois Kristice
6. Kornun Sebastian
7. Ervin Martin

Anonym | 19th August 2012 (16:55:55)

Formula WORLDS - whats happening?? Web Cams?, warm up sailing? competitor interviews? ...

ceri | 20th August 2012 (13:47:18)

registration day - lots or racers training. There is a film crew here - and we will have a daily video

Anonym | 20th August 2012 (21:05:06)

Nice course! I would suggest that with such a large fleet that a bouy be placed at the center of the starting line to help keep competitors from going over early

Anonym | 20th August 2012 (21:07:47)

looks like trouble to me
better keep the gate well upwind of the start line or people will be sailing downwind through it while others are starting with back to back starts

Anonym | 21st August 2012 (09:58:40)

Can you please post the registered equipment list ? Thanks

ceri | 21st August 2012 (11:08:12)

list is being finalised- posted soon

Anonym | 21st August 2012 (11:33:59)

Super, and thanks for keeping us updated here :)

POL1111 | 21st August 2012 (12:26:44)

who is on POL507 sail? POL013???

Anonym | 21st August 2012 (12:35:44)

Keep us interested, please give us top 10 in each race and more info on what the guys are choosing for gear each race...
Thanks

Anonym | 21st August 2012 (12:48:57)

"the wind looks light"

That would be a little bit of color in the reporting business! MORE please, the reporting is no better than in 2008 or earlier

Anonym | 21st August 2012 (12:53:33)

can u see the course? if not please put someone on the boats with direct reporting responsibility. Then tell us "ROSS ROUNDED THE MARK, HE IS SAILING USING HIS UPHAUL. THE CHOP IS VISCIOUS. GUSTS ARE COMING FROM THE LEFT AND RIGHT. HERE COMES JESPER HE LOOKS UNDERPOWERED. GABRIEL IS CATCHING HIM ON A PUFF FROM THE RIGHT. OH NO SOMEONE JUST CAUGHT THE MARK ANCHOR LINE AND GO CATAPULTED. THE SUN IS PEAKING OUT AND THE TEMPERATURE IS 17C

Anonym | 21st August 2012 (12:55:57)

AND MAYBE A GUY ON THE BEACH REPORTING TOO! HE COULD TELL YOU THAT WOJTEK CAME IN ON HIS 11.8 AND IS NOW RIGGING HIS 10.7. ARNON WAS ON HIS 12 AND IS GOING BACK OUT ON IT UNLESS THERE IS A BIG CHANGE IN THE WIND

Anonym | 21st August 2012 (13:03:14)

Yes we really need more information

Anonym | 21st August 2012 (13:08:08)

Lunch break? Racing resumes at XX:XX?
Photo?

Mark | 21st August 2012 (13:42:12)

POL507->Przemysław Miarczyński

Anonymous | 21st August 2012 (20:06:38)

Not too shabby for an RS:X sailor :)

ceri | 21st August 2012 (22:33:02)

Pont - fw racer first , then RSX !

Anonym | 21st August 2012 (23:42:26)

A lot of pictures of people!! We want to see the gear!!
allen's 12.5, fins, boards the top guys are using!!
please!!!! Seannnn help!!!!

Anonym | 22nd August 2012 (07:04:21)

And not only a lot of pictures of people, it's a lot of pictures of the same people, please sort and make it interesting, as now it's extremely boring.

Anonym | 22nd August 2012 (09:47:20)

Do you had split the men fleets to blue and yellow for final qualification race?

Anonym | 22nd August 2012 (09:48:09)

Do you had NEW split the men to blue and yellow for final qualification race?

ceri | 22nd August 2012 (10:01:52)

yes - the new split was made and yellow are ready to start race 4

ceri | 22nd August 2012 (10:03:06)

updated info will be posted soon - course, schedule, groups ...

Anonym | 22nd August 2012 (15:08:16)

Golden and silver fleets list will be posted soon?

Anonym | 22nd August 2012 (15:10:30)

Last place for the Gold fleet is 54,55 or 56?

ceri | 22nd August 2012 (15:36:39)

54 go to gold fleet

martin | 22nd August 2012 (15:44:33)

what's DGM for Marco Begalli?What's happened and what does it mean?

Anonym | 22nd August 2012 (17:43:23)

DGM-Disqualification Not Excludable under Rule 69.1

Anonym | 22nd August 2012 (18:00:39)

sorry guys , what says rule 69.1 ?

POL1111 | 22nd August 2012 (21:58:15)

• bullying and intimidation
• fighting and assaults
• deliberately damaging or abusing property1
• intentional or wilful refusal to comply with organizing authority requirements
• abuse of officials
• theft
1 This would include damaging a boat
v10 Dec 2004
2
• deliberately breaking a racing rule with the intention of gaining an advantage as a result2
• other forms of cheating3
• telling a lie at a protest hearing
• using foul and abusive language intended to offend4

Anonym | 22nd August 2012 (23:29:24)

one czech guy missing mast and this mast was in begalli sail....

Anonym | 22nd August 2012 (23:58:58)

bring back that reporter from day #1 please--we're stuck in the office and need some stuff to read! thanks

Anonym | 23rd August 2012 (00:23:05)

Well the sun has set here in Liepaja, though we did not actually see it go down because all the dark clouds and rain. Interestingly enough in the past hour it seems that the sky has cleared and the light from the moon stars are refelecting brightly off the rough sea surface. If this wind continues all night we will have some very different conditions in the morning. Let's all say a prayer that the wind and the beer hold out!

Anonym | 23rd August 2012 (08:31:23)

Really bad work on the website!!!!

Where are the action pics?!

Where are the background informations???


Only senseless stuff like a scedule for the day.... Hahaha great work

Anonym | 23rd August 2012 (08:42:48)

For action pics go to official site.

Anonym | 23rd August 2012 (08:44:03)

Day 2 photos:

"formulaworlds2012.lv/day-3-provisional-results-men#more-1323"