Ride, train, compete and have fun without worrying about the equipment race and overly-expensive parts. With its low wind limit and wide wind range, Formula Experience continues to grow with increased popularity and participation.
Formula Experience events are established all over the world and local events are just around the corner. Visit fe.internationalwindsurfing.com for the full calendar of events.
"The FE class is an excellent alternative for racing. Everybody is with the same board and fin. The equipment works for everyone from 7 to 25 knots with one just sail size.
In Brazil for example, the FE class started in 2006 and started to grow really fast in 2008 when the rules "opened" up the class to more people. Most FE boards belonged to freeracers and weekenders. The `08 championship was a huge success and in 2009 the FE circuit had two times more sailors than the already popular FW.
An interesting thing happened in '09. The freeracers and weekenders who don't compete but like racing equipment exchanged their FE boards with the FW boards of those racers that week: everybody is on the water having fun.
One key ingredient of FE is the stock equipment which makes FE easily affordable. Why spend money on an expensive FW fin if you can be competitive in FE against your buddies using the stock fin (and, of course, using the FW fin budget to travel around the country competing instead)?
FE is a great compliment to FW. The FE class could give the opportunity to have pro FW riders showing up themselves as the equipment is the same and it's affordable. FE sailors love to follow the FW pro events and then come back to their clubs and do some competitive racing themselves, without competing against the pros just to "fill the fleet". They are actually competing and winning races. It really is simply a great 'Formula' experience.
2010 and 2011 is really entering into the best period of the class. There has been some significant developments especially on sails and booms; the current equipment is really good. We race in the same minimum wind level as FW and the best riders are even beating racers on FW equipment. The FE equipment is that good. It's very fun to compete and to work with FE." Marcello Morrone, founder of the highly popular FE class in Brazil
Highlight 2011 Events
FE Worlds: Cancun, Mexico Decembre 26 2011 Jan 1 2012
FE Europeans: Portimao, Portugal June 14-19
FE North American: Cozumel, Mexico 17-20 Feb