Edvan Souza: hit the boat to claim points

Edvan Souza and Gabriel Browne have captured the South American Freestyle and Brazilian Slalom Grand Prix trophies, in Camocim, Brazil.


With winds ranging between 20 and 32 knots, windsurfers sailed for three days, two full rounds of Freestyle double elimination matches and eight rounds of Slalom races.

Edvan Souza completed all maneuvers with fluid style to take the title, after winning both double eliminations. He was followed by Julien Mas from France, who demonstrated incredible talent and precision.

For the joy of the crowd, the third place went to local sailor Francisco Hugo, who started sailing just a few years ago and is one of the most impressive new talents in Freestyle, at the young age of 15.

In Slalom, there were 27 competitors fighting for the Grand Prix title, which was an incredible show for all the spectators.

In the Pro Men division, Gabriel Browne and Wilhelm Schurmann had an incredible battle for first place and the crowd went wild as both sailors tied with 6.1 points.

On the tie break, Gabriel Browne had the best discard and took the title with Schurmann settling for second. The third place was hotly contested until the very end and Ian Moura took the last podium position just edging out Mathias Pinheiro by one point.

"I'm very happy to be back at Camocim. This place is one of the best slalom venue I've been so far. Wilhelm and I were fighting for the top spot all the races. In the end, I got the 2012 slalom GP title", said an ecstatic Browne.
 
South American Freestyle:
1. Edvan Souza (BRA)
2. Julien Mas (FRA)
3. Francisco Hugo (BRA)
4. João Henrique (BRA)
5. Ian Mouro (BRA)
6. Danilo Silva (BRA)

Brazilian Grand Prix Slalom:
1. Gabriel Browne
2. Wilhelm Schürmann
3. Ian Mouro
4. Mathias Pinheiro
5. Joao Henrique