- 14 November 2008 | Windsurfing
Due to unforseen circumstances the organisers have decided to move the venue for the 2008 Formula World Festival from Paracas to Ancon.
Ancon is situated just 44 km north of the capital, Lima. The town is situated on a bay of the same name, and is "maybe the finest beach club and bay in Peru".
Ricardo Guglielmino, for the organising committee, commented: "The advantages of Ancon are that is closer to the airport, have more facilities than Paracas and is really good wind in December, mostly 15-25 knots, daily. It is Summer, with great weather!"
The Peruvian Windsurfing Association is based in Ancon. The airport is closer to the venue; and free airport transfers to Ancon for 3 days before and the day after the event are available for all competitors.
Ricardo again: "A few important things - Ancon is close to the capital of Peru, so it's fun to be there in New Year, and all media and coverage will be closer too. For competitors is a really nice bay, with entertainment all day and night. Apart from the event, we have also got from the main Yacht Club there the invitation to their New Year's party for all, including families of competitors."
For competitors travelling to Ancon from outside South America - the cost of living is relatively inexpensive.
"We have estimated the lodging in Ancon for competitors and families for 55 USD/night INCLUDING lodging, American breakfast (milk, tea, eggs, jam, orange or papaya juice, bread), plus dinner in the Yacht Club that will include choices of plates."
In summary: the new club and venue for the event will be located in Ancon bay, the windiest bay in the capital of Peru.