Wilhelm Schurmann: smiles and palm trees

Wilhelm Schurmann has won the 2011 IFCA North American Slalom Championship. The Brazilian windsurfer took the title by only 1.07 points, in Virginia Keys, Miami.

The event was a major success and it was held in one of the best flatwater race locations in Florida, right in front of the famous Fisher Island.

Alex Morales, a local legend, put up a great contest with 54 windsurfers from USA, Aruba, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Belgium and Curacao.

"The course was fairly long compared to PWA standards, taking us around 9-10 minutes to finish a race, which gave great opportunity for some battles between the top 5 sailors as we were jostling for positions right down to the last metres in to the finish line", said Sean O'Brien.

All races were run in three windsurfing days. Despite a fierce battle for gold, Wilhelm Schurmann took top honours in the 2011 IFCA North American Slalom Championship. Kurosh Kiani was second and Sean O'Brien third.

Pro Men:

1st Wilhelm Schurmann
2nd Kurosh Kiani
3rd Sean O'Brien
4th Mattias Pinheiro
5th Diego Domeniani