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6 January 2012, 09:46 am
Nicolas Schreier Retains Formula Experience World Title
Nicolas Schreier
Nicolas Schreier

Formula Experience World Championships
Cancun, Mexico

Peru's Nicolas Schreier retained his Formula Experience World Championship title after winning seven of 12 races in Cancun, Mexico.
The Peruvian finished 14 points ahead of 46-year-old Grandmaster Luis Fernando Souza (BRA) who had lead at the start of the event. Mexico's Maricio Martinez took the bronze medal and top youth spot and compatriot Ignacio Breneguer finished fourth to finish as the top junior.

Demita Vega (MEX) took the leading lady role and finished seventh overall.

Day One

Eleven countries are represented by 46 competitors. Grandmaster Luis Fernando Souza is at the top of the leaderboard after winning the first two races of the Championship. After 4 hours of waiting at La Amada, the RC allowed us to go to the water. Just in seconds everybody set their sails and went to the racing area.

The first race was raced with 10 knots, and the second one with 12-14 knots. And both were won by Souza. He really showed that being a grand master does not matter to have good
performance. As a surprise, we have sailors from junior to grand master in the top five. Anyone has chance win a race.

Day Two

A total of four races have now been completed and the first discard comes into play. Luis Fernando Souza's lead has been challenged by youth Martinez who is now on equal points with today's second place followed by a win on day two.

Schreier, winner of race three, has been knocked down to third place but nevertheless is just one point behind on the leaderboard. In fourth place is junior Berenguer but already there is a gap of 7 points between him and the top three.

Day Three

It was only possible to complete one race, late in the day, on day three. It is all change at the top of the overall ranking, as Martinez takes the lead after winning race 5. Moving up into second place is Schreier with a third in today's race.

Consistency is the name of the name if you want to become, and remain, a world champion! The overnight leader, Souza drops to third overall after a race he will hope to forget.
Moving up to fourth overall, and first female, is Vega, who is improving her position with every race and finished second in the only race of the day.

In fifth place overall is the leading junior (under 17) rider, Berenguer. The sailors in the top 5 positions prove that this class is one for both genders and all age groups - junior to grandmaster.

Day Four

Nicolas Shreier moves into top spot with three race wins today. Top youth Mauricio Martinez drops into second overall; and under 17 Mexican Ignacio Berenguer moves into the third podium position.

Day Five

Schreier, 25-years-old, from Lima, Peru prefers windier conditions but nailed this championship with 7 wins and finished a good 14 points ahead of his nearest rival, 46 year old grand master Luis Fernando Souza from Brazil, who had headed the leaderboard at the start of the event.

Mexican Youth, Maricio Martinez, who had also had a spell at the top, was unable to maintain his form and ended in bronze position.

16 year old Mexican Ignacio Berenguer from Cancun, winner of race 6 and with all his other counting. First lady was Demita Vega de Lille from Cozumel, Mexico, 7th overall.

1. Overall - Nicolas Schreier, (PER)
2. First Grandmaster - Luis Fernando Souza, (BRA)
3. First Youth - Mauricio Martinez, (MEX)
4. First Junior - Ignacio Berenguer, (MEX)
6. First Master - Remi Vila, (FRA) (6th overall)
7. First Lady - Demita Vega de Lille, (MEX) (7th overall)
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