It was an inauspicious start to the championship for Frenchman Sylvain. Brazilian Gabriel Browne took the first bullet of the competition winning the first round and Frenchman Julien Quentel took the second.
However, by day 2 Sylvain had found his form, nudged just one point ahead of Julien by the end of day three, both still only 1 point apart at the end of day four . . . but Sylvain finished the competition on day five clear by 3.4 points. Julien took silver on the podium and Steve Allen from Australia battled his way back to the bronze position he had occupied at the end of day one.
36 year old Steve, who won round 9, was also first Master and 19 year old Gabriel Browne was first youth.
Joining Alice Arutkin on the ladies podium were Monica Veras from Brazil in second place, and Juliana Shelef also from Brazil in third place.
"What a great event !!!!" said Bruno on his last day in "windsurf paradise Flecheiras". 5 days of intense competition, 10 rounds - 2 each day in windy warm sunny conditions - three discards coming into play - who could ask for more!
Final Results / Photos of the final day and prize giving