Manguinhos: perfect for windsurfing

The third edition of the Buzios International Regatta (BIR) will be hosted by the Buzios Vela Clube, in Armacao de Buzios, Brasil, from the 5th to 12th February 2011.

This multi-windsurfing class regatta will host the IFCA South American Slalom Championships as the pinnacle event of the programme.

The BIR will also include the Brazilian National Championships, in 4 classes (RS:X, Formula, Raceboard, and Techno293), an open event for the Formula Experience class and the 'King of Buzios' Grand Prix (long distance race).

This unique event includes all three formats of the racing discipline - course racing, slalom and marathon.

Manguinhos is just the perfect beach for windsurfing. Its waters are calm, warm and clean, without waves at the shore, without ditches or currents, without rocks or forests over its 5 km of extension. An eastern wind parallel to the beach, which curves to become perpendicular to the wind and calmly embrace you if you need it.

Manguinhos is a type of lagoon in the sea and that's why it is the place chosen by the best windsurfers in Brazil, Spain, New Zealand, Argentina, Mexico and Venezuela for the regular practices of their Olympic teams.