Formula Experience One Design: night sailing in Sao Paulo

Leonardo Venturini has conquered the first stage of the 2012 Brazilian Formula Experience One Design season, in Sao Paulo. The Tempo Wind Clube organization brought windsurfers from many country states.

The wind forecast was not properly exciting, but it blew enough for four extremely disputed races in three days event. Actually, the championship was only decided at the end of the final leg of the last race, when no less than four competitors could win.

From the first to fourth place there was a gap of only two points. In the end, Venturini, 16 years old, won his first event in Open division and will be the man to be beaten in the rest of the season. Fernando Bocciarelli and Fernando Pasqualin completed the podium in Sao Paulo.

Also, for the first time, the Sport division was disputed as an official fleet at the Brazilian circuit. The sailors kicked off together with the Open fleet, but making just only one lap at the course.

The results were great with intense competition between the sailors, just like in the Open division. Yago Guthier finished in first, followed by Kasuo Myiake and Marcio Perdigao. The top 3 ranked sailors at the end of the season shall race in Open division, on next 2013 season.

When the wind was not blowing, the sailors could have fun with plenty of activities, including a very fun wakeboarding contest that revealed some talented "motorized sailors", in the Guarapiranga dam.

The 2012 FEOD Brazilian Circuit will head to Brasilia (August), Salvador (October), Florianopolis (November) and Arraial do Cabo (December).

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