place in Buzios, Brazil from February 2nd to 7th and will be
organised by the Búzios Vela clube with the agreement of
the Confederacao Brasilera de Vela e Motor.
The event schedule includes 4 race days with one reserve. Fleet racing will occupy the first two days then the top 10 will race in the quarter finals, semi-finals and finals over the last two days on a short course close to the shore. The new format has been developed by a format working party in response to on going discussions within ISAF.
Those who do not make it to the top 10 will continue to race on the outside course for the duration of the championships with the top 2 after the third day's racing joining the 8 man shoot-out in the semi-finals.
Take a look at this graphic showing the 4 day Format
And, if we are unlucky enough to lose a day either through lack of wind [rare] or on account of too much wind as at the 2012 RS:X World Windsurfing Championships in Cadiz last March, this is how the 3 day format works
The new format is based on the understanding that there will be 3 races per day whatever the conditions. In light air, the target time for the race will be reduced to reflect the conditions.
This the first time that the RS:X Class has staged a World Championships in South America and the first Olympic Class World Windsurfing Championships in Brazil. Buzios offers a fantastic variety of conditions situated as it is in a bay with white sandy beaches with a good point break for surfing close by.