The second date of the South American Wavesailing Championship was held in Ibiraquera (Brazil) from October 6-9th and saw the best windsurfers of the region and of the world battling for the title.
We had 2 days of very good wind conditions gusting up to 35 knots and starboard and port tack conditions so all competitors had to give the best of them all the time.
In the Open division WILHELM SHURMANN (BRAZIL) got the first place followed by KAULI SEADI (Brazil), LEVI LENS (BRAZIL), KONAN LANG (BRAZIL) and RICARDO GUGLIELMINO (PERU). We had here competitors from Chile, Peru, Brazil, and Argentina, but for sure, most Peruvians and Chileans competitors had little experience in Starboard tack conditions so some had a few problems in the second day of competition.
In the Youth division Christian Saurier and Erick from Brazil got the first two places followed by Carlos Gambirazio from Peru.
Ibiraquera gave all of us a very different perspective of windsurfing in South America, specially because was the only stop in the tour that have some Starboard tack condition. The first date in Peru, and the next date in Chile have always port tack conditions.
This event is the second one in the tour and will finish in Matanzas, Chile, where all competitors will have their last chance to get into the podium.
Until now, the first place after two events in the Open is given to Kauli Seadi (Starboard/Neilpryde/Mormaii/Bra) followed by Ricardo Guglielmino (Starboard/Severne/Mormaii/Peru), while in the Youth (Sub 20) Christian Saurier is confortable in the first place, followed in a tie between Carlos Gambirazio and Wilfredo Blondet from Peru.