Competitors have been taking to the water in the final hours before the RS:X World Windsurfing Championships 2013 begins in the fabulous South American location – Buzios, Brazil.
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.
Friday saw the formalities of competitor and equipment registration before the afternoon practice race, then the Opening Ceremony in the evening. Racing begins Saturday, continuing until Wednesday with Prize Giving and Closing Ceremony on Wednesday evening.