Ceri Williams just announced that Puerto Rico will host the Formula windsurfing Worlds 2011

The 2011 World Championship will take place in San Juan, Puerto Rico from the 4th to 9th July with the registration on the fourth.The whole event will be held at the Ultimo Trolley/Ocean Park beaches in San Juan city, just 10 minutes from the airport. San Juan is located in the eastern region at the north coast of Puerto Rico. The island is very well known for its excellent wavesailing and surfing conditions, but San Juan offers great conditions for the Formula racing event. Due to the fact teh event is located in a city, many spectators are to expect. For the first time in the history of the class these championships will take place in the North American/Caribbean region – and what better place than Puerto Rico! To find out more about the location and conditions to be expected visit the event website-
note –  NO WETSUITS! Bring a rash guard for sun protection.

Already riders are committing themselves to the trip – here is the latest news from the event co-ordinater, Arturo Gallardo:

“Puerto Rico Formula Windsurfing is very happy to announce, that the currently number 1 at the formula rankings, 10th at last years Formula World Championship and current  Light Weight World Champion, Brazilian Wilhelm Schurmann, has confirmed his participation to this year’s World Formula Windsurfing Championships.  Along with Wilhelm we are expecting the powerful Formula Windsurfing Brazilian Armada to attend the World Championships!”

The Puerto Rico 2011 Formula windsurfing Worlds poster.

Wilhelm Schurmann commented on the World Championship site:
“I have been in Puerto Rico on several occasions, both for Formula and Slalom competition. The sailing conditions are very very nice, warm crystal clear waters and 10-25 knots breeze every time I went. The island has a Caribbean and Latino beat to it, and mixed with friendly people and great organization, should make it a remarkable Formula World Championship.”

We welcome Wilhelm and the Brazilian Armada to our warm waters! They will make these Championships a very competitive event.

Check out the Notice of Race here!

The link to the event website !