Tag Archives: Formula

FW Balkan Open, Day 1

Greece, Schinias, Beach

The first day of competition here at the FW Balkan Open at Schinias, Greece saw the storms of recent days still lingering. On the race course we had a shifty 20-30+ knots with the second lap of the first race and the third race providing some particularly heavy conditions. The fourth race was abandoned as […]

FW Italian Open

Italy, Gallipoli, Formula, Windsurfing, Boats, Sea

This was a four day Formula Windsurfing event held in Gallipoli. We were gifted glorious sunshine throughout the event with temperatures of over 30 degrees, something of a change for me having just come from Norway. The fleet went out on the water every day in the light winds, although only on the second and […]

Norwegian Open, Day 2

Tønsberg, Norway, Formula, Windsurfing, Podium

The briefing on day two saw very different conditions. The racing was to be held over two laps of simple windward leeward style course. We had 25 knots of breeze out on the water and a two metre short swell running. The first race was made even more challenging as the fog descended to reduce […]

Norwegian Open, Day 1

Tønsberg, Norway, Beach, Sky

The first day of the Norwegian Open greeted us with some dramatic skies although very little breeze. Registration was a relaxed process with the wind forecast to slowly increase through the day. We hit the water in the afternoon for a few hours as the wind increased to a light breeze. The two attempted races […]

YM FW World Championships, Day 5

Denmark, Skive, James Briggs, GBR-91, jamesbriggs.me, Formula, Windsurfing, Point-7, Starboard

I was prepared and ready for some more racing on the final day, however the wind started to shut down mid morning and we only made it out on the water for a fun race in the end. The series of 12 races completed over the first three days of the competition was not added […]

YM FW World Championships, Day 5 – Fun Race

Denmark, Formula, Windsurfing, World Championships, James Briggs, GBR-91, jamesbriggs.me, Point-7, Starboard

After the second of the Youth races was abandoned in the falling breeze, the Race Committee decided to run a Fun Race given that the forecast did not look so promising for any more official races to go ahead. All competitors were invited out onto the water for what turned out to be a truly […]

YM FW World Championships, Day 4

Denmark, Formula, Windsurfing, World Championships, Boats, Sky, Clouds, Reflection

Only very light breeze was forecast today, the briefing took on a slightly more relaxed approach as the competitors made for a few media shots for the sponsors. All was looking pretty still out on the water for the day which incredibly, actually remained dry for the whole day. This was the most novel way […]

YM FW World Championships, Day 3

Denmark, Formula, Windsurfing, World Championships, Podium

At the end of each days racing, there has been a prize giving for the best performers of that day in each class. Out came the yellow t-shirts… Day three saw this held in sunshine for the first time, could this be a change in the weather coming?