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9th June 2007, 11:20 PM
Hi people,
would you please give me some advice about the spot ?
Wind ? Any wave or something like chop ? Tides ?
Any info will be welcome.

thank you

10th June 2007, 04:19 PM
the conditions in fortaleza are usually perfect for fomula, in the end of the year, the winds are usually are from 12-20 knots, though it can be sometimes stronger . Last year we had 2 events around the same dates as the worlds and the winds where strong, with some days gusting up to 30, which for that time of the year is not so normal to go past 25 knots, acording to the locals sailors. The spot for the worlds can be flat to choppy or if a swell comes in, it can be choppy with a side swell which makes you go agaist the waves in starboar tack and parrarel to the waves in port. There will be no shore brake, as the spot is in a marina/hotel and there are ramps to go down to the protected harbour, we race outside the harbour, the organizer place green carpet on the ramp so its easy and you won´t have any problems with the equip.
The tides are always going with the winds and can be from 0-2 knot current. The winds are always 99% of the time from the same direction, which at the event site is a bit side offshore.
Hope this helps,
Best regards,
wilhelm schurmann

10th June 2007, 11:00 PM
thank you Wilhem.
I've read some last year event reports and seen some video too.
The 11 should be the main sail.
I've seen the ramp too and it seems totally safe for stuff.
Some other question:
what about water temp (need wetsuit?) ?
What's the name of the spot and of the area where the Event will be run ?
Is there some accomodation for people coming for the Event ?
Thank you

11th June 2007, 03:50 AM
the final NoR will be published soon with more details about the event .
it isgoing o be a great worlds !

12th June 2007, 03:06 AM
Like the guy above said, the Nor will be out soon with all the deals on hotel and other important info. regarding the wetsuit, unless you have a airconditioner in it, don't bring it. the water is super hot.

12th June 2007, 10:57 AM
Wilhelm, I'm doing some homework on how to get from Australia to Fortaleza for the worlds. I know you have done this trip before, any advice on the best/easiest route? Appreciate any help as my travel agents is having trouble coming up with useful information....Tks in advance.