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IFCA Slalom Worlds 2010 Flyer


Fleixeiras, Ceará, Brasil                   16 - 21 November 2010

IFCA Slalom Worlds Champions

An International Windsurfing Association sanctioned event 

Notice of Race



DAILY VIDEOS:  Day One / Day Two / Day Three / Day Four / Day Five

IFCA Slalom Worlds Sylvain Moussilmani

Interview with Sylvain Moussilmani on 23 November 2010

ContinentSeven.com hooked up with the French Pro Slalom sailor Sylvain Moussilmani (Starboard/Simmersails/Deboichet) to ask him about the event and his success. 
Read more . . . on ContinentSeven.com . . . or as pdf 

IFCA Slalom Worlds Sylvain Moussilmani Sylvain Moussilmani wins the IFCA Slalom World Championship in Flecheiras

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, IFCA President, 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!

Alice Arutkin Women's Slalom Champion

French sailor Alice Arutkin, 18, has won every round so she has been announced Women's Slalom World Champion a day early.

Meanwhile, in the men's, having won a round each, Sylvain Moussilmani holds on to the top slot with Julien Quentel just 1 point behind in second. There is a large gap in the points before third placed Antoine Questel but he will have to work hard to maintain his bronze position and fend off the wolves snapping at his heels!

Results after 8  /  Photo Gallery Day 4

Alice Arutkin

French windsurfers dominate the leaderboard after 6 rounds

Two more rounds completed on Day 3 of the IFCA "Wind Brasil " Slalom World Championships - and it is all change at the top of the mens ranking!

French windsurfers are dominating the podium positions, where in the men's fleet we have a new leader in Sylvain Moussilmani (FRA 7). Only 1 point separates him from overnight leader Julien Quentel (FRA 421); and Antoine Questel (FRA 99) moved into bronze position, but less than 2 points separate 3rd and 5th! All to play for.

Meanwhile in the womens fleet Alice Arutkin (FRA 111) looks unbeatable.
Lots of variety in the racing format - with beach starts the order of the day for round 6.

The Media were out in full force with a helicopter buzzing over the event site for ESPN and 4 national tv stations covering the event.

Photos Day 3 - Results after 6

The battle is on at the Slalom Worlds!

At the end of the second day of the Slalom Worlds, Julien Quentel leads with 5.7 points followed by Sylvain Moussilmani and Gabriel Browne, tied, one point behind. Antoine Questel won the last race and is now the 4th in the race for the Slalom World Title.  Alice Arutkin has maintained her position at the top of the women's by winning every round so far.

Results after 4

Two full rounds of Slalom completed on first day of racing

Alice Arutkin (FRA 111) dominated the ladies division; but competition was a lot closer in the mens with Gabriel Browne (BRA 50) and Julien Quentel (FRA 421) both winning a round.

Results after 2

Alice Arutkin 


Today I visited Flecheiras in Ceara Brasil where in less than 3 weeks the IFCA Slalom World Championships 2010 will be held. I had a kind of flash-back. I have seen in my life a lot of windsurfing paradises as Tarifa, El Yaque, Cabarete, Bonaire, Curacao, Icaraizinhio, Alacati . . . from now on for me Flecheiras is one of them! 

This fishing village on the north-east coast, 120 km from Fortaleza, has it all: a sheltered bay for easy launching of committee boats, crystal clear water of 27 degrees, wide sandy beaches, palm trees, some waves at the bottom of the bay, pousadas all around, small restaurants and the most important steady side shore wind around 20 knots every day this time of the year. Ideal!!! The local manager of the surf school Robert told me he normally surfs with a 4.7 this time of the year here.

Not more then 20 years ago the church was the biggest building in this fishing town but in recent times the more fortunate Fortalezeans have discovered this paradise, invested and made it a beautiful holiday resort. Only the lack of a highway prevents it being as crowded as Cumbuco for the kiters or Hell Peninsula in the summer.

With the professional help of Arrow Marketing (the organizer of 2 FW Worlds and numerous Grand Prix and Brazilian championships) we are assured of a professional organizer and on top of that a purse of 30.000 dollar prize money.

The event will be based at the east end of the beach in "Solar de Flecheiras" a 20 room pousada/hotel with all what you need for a windsurf holiday including kite and surf school from the Planet group. www.happy-surfpool.com/flecheiras.php

You can find us on Google Earth at 3° 13.264'Z and 39° 16.595'W

30.000 dollar prize money, last chance of the year and 2 world titles to grab in slalom heaven Flecheiras!  The Championship taking place from 16 to 21 November is being organized by Arrow Marketing in co-operation with Associacao Brasileira de Windsurf (ABWS). "Wind Brasil" has over 11 years of success in providing quality world class events. 

The beach paradise of Flecheiras / EC, with its extensive dunes, is an area still little known by tourists yet one of the world's best spots for windsurfing and kite surfing. 120 km from the capital Fortaleza it boasts perfect conditions due to wind and water that remains at a temperature of 25 to 30 degrees throughout the year.

Beaches and Cities of Ceara:      Google Map