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Windsurf E-News: 11 - August 2002
2002 IFCA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Westende, Belgium, 20-25 August 2002
The official website for the IFCA Worlds 2002 is live:
please surf to http://race.boatreference.com/wk2002ifca

The IFCA AGM will be held during the World Championships. Please see Official Noticeboard for date, time and place.

NEW PRODUCTION BOARD REGISTRATIONS - Steven Schrier
The registering of boards continues through the year although new Race boards will not be able to compete in International FW events until 2003.

STARBOARD have started registering three Race boards, the Formula 117 which is just 222cm long by 99cm wide, 7.5 kilos and 109 litres, the Formula 147, 230cm long by 1 metre wide, 7.7 kilos and 137 litres and the Formula 157,
239cms long by 1 metre wide, 7.9 kilos and 142 litres.

NOTICE TO MANUFACTURERS: The Deadline for fully registering (ISAF Forms Part I and II) Formula Windsurfing boards for the 2003 season is the 30th September. Part I forms should be completed and sent in when the first
production board is completed.

FURTHER INFORMATION: The full list of ISAF registered Production Boards can be found on the IWA website in the 'Competition' section: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/files/usercontent/pages/2002_boards.htm?menu=19&parent=3&grandparent=0 The Formula Windsurfing Class approved boards list can be found by clicking the FW logo on the IWA homepage.

FORMULA WINDSURFING

Windsurfing Euro-Cup Silvaplana-St.Moritz (Switzerland), 14th - 18th of August 2002
http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/read.php?type=nor&id=15



The Windsurfing Era PWA Formula Racing World Cup 2002
Press release, Sunday July 28, 2002

The Professional Windsurfers Association and Namaxa Agency are proud to announce the first Formula PWA racing event for 2002, "The Windsurfing Era PWA Formula Racing World Cup".

The event will take place in Leba Poland in conjunction with the Polish Boardsailing Association and sponsorship of the biggest Polish mobile phone network Era. With Poland as one of the leaders in Formula Windsurfing through sailors participation, organization and overall structure, this event will be seen as a stepping stone for the future growth of the sport in Poland and will help establish Formula's Global identity.

Marek Brzozowski from Namaxa says - "We are excited and motivated to work with the PWA and secure this event as the first PWA Formula Racing event for 2002, we look forward to a long and prosperous relationship and anticipate together, we can build Formula Racing up to get the World Wide credibility it deserves".

Registration for the event will take place on August 6th, while racing will be from the 7th to 11th of August. The Racing no doubt will be very exciting, with all the top guns showing up including Formula World Champion and current leader in the PWA wave ranking Kevin Pritchard (Bic, Gaastra), Vice Formula World Champion and 2001 PWA Freestyle World Champion Antione Albeau (AHD, Neil Pryde) and former Formula World Champion Wojtek Brzozowski (Starboard, Neil Pryde). Other notables taking place will be the current Euro Cup leader Steve Allen (Fanatic) from Australia, PWA racing maestro Micah Buzianis (North, Mistral) from the USA and long time PWA pro Brian Rogild (Starboard) from Denmark.

In the women's fleet, which has been dynamically growing this year we'll see the double Formula World and European Champion Dorota Staszewska (Starboard,Neil Pryde), vice World Champion Lucy Horwood (AHD, Gaastra) and another top Euro Cup sailor Verena Fauster (Starboard, Gaastra).

PWA Chairman Phil McGain says - "We are very happy to welcome this event onto the PWA World Tour for 2002, it's a big step for Formula windsurfing and will lead to a stronger global identity and an improved World Wide structure of which Formula is in need of. The racing and onsite organization will no doubt be first class with sailors, industry and media all anticipating the results".

We look forward to welcoming the competitors onsite in Poland for this historical event.

Event entries will now be accepted at info@namaxa.com or fwc@fwc.pl or fax +48 602 145 602, +48 22 614 23 68.

For all event information go to www.WindsurfingEraCup.com and www.pwaworldtour.com
Dorota Staszewska and Wojtek Brzozowski won the second Windsurfing Era Cup event in Jurata. The weather condition wasn't good enough to race maximum number of races. Only the first day of event was windy, so four races taken this day were the final races. The history, rankings and results of event are available on windsurfingeracup.com.
Attention competitors!
The Windsurfing Euro-Cup in Lelystad (The Netherlands) 28.08. - 01.09. is cancelled!!

MJOD
BRIEF REPORT ON AGM
1. MJOD to apply to apply to be ISAF "International" class
2. Yucatan, Mexico awarded 2003 Worlds
subject to completing airline deal
3. Space Coast, Florida, USA awarded 2005 Worlds subject to detailed bid
4. New Class Rules approved
a) Category C ISAF Advertising approved
b) New Jockey Colour Rule approved.
5. Amendments to the constitution approved
6. International Development Policy agreed
FULL MINUTES IN .pdf FILE: http://www.imco.org/regatta/02mjodagmin.pdf
MJOD 2003 CLASS RULES
http://www.imco.org/regatta/03mjodCR.pdf

MISTRAL PRODIGY ONE DESIGN CLASS RULES 2003
http://www.imco.org/regatta/ProdigyCR2003.pdf

IMCO
Mistral Youth & Junior World Championships, Puerto Santa Maria, Cadiz, Spain, July 6-13
RESULTS: http://www.mistralyouthjuniorworlds.com/

Mistral European Championship / Mistral European Youth & Junior European Championship
Neusiedlersee, Austria, September 4th-15th 2002
Notice of Race AMENDED #2 24/07/02 and forms: http://www.imco.org/regatta/2002_EU_Nor_4_incl.Prodigy%20(4.4.).htm
Or enter on line via www.internationalwindsurfing.com

Mistral World Championship
Pattaya, Thailand, December 4th > 15th
Pre-Notice of Race
http://www.imco.org/regatta/02MWorldsPreNoR.htm
NB-
COACHES SHOULD BOOK BOATS AT THE VERY EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY

List of Qualified Competitors
2002 Mistral European Championship MEN
Date of issue: July 3rd 2002
http://www.imco.org/regatta/02Eqlfm.pdf

INTERNATIONAL MISTRAL ONE DESIGN CLASS RULES 2003
http://www.imco.org/regatta/03imcoCR.pdf

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2002 Fuerteventura Grand Prix Freestyle Day 4
The windless heat wave KALIMA the windsurfer’s nightmare hit us down here at Sotavento beach on the last competition day and no more races were possible. ..(more)
2002 Fuerteventura Grand Prix Freestyle Day 3
The day started off very well with the first women’s heats but then all of a sudden the wind turned offshore and very gusty just before the women’s semi final. ..(more)
2002 Fuerteventura Grand Prix Freestyle Day 2
Staring out of the window from the Hotel overlooking the spot the sailors all thought that the wind was not as good as usual down at Sotavento beach but we were… WRONG. ..(more)
2002 Fuerteventura Grand Prix Freestyle Day 1
Head judge Klaus Michel pointed out at the 10 a.m. skippers meeting important issues such as competition area, duration of the heats and the new system of using a launching area where the riders have to present themselves before their heat. ..(more)
2002 Fuerteventura Grand Prix Freestyle Registration Day
Most of the PWA riders moved straight on after the PWA Grand Slam in Gran Canaria, to Fuerteventura, to get prepared for the PWA Freestyle Grand Prix at Sotavento. ..(more)

TO VIEW THE LATEST OVERALL RANKING LISTS for Men’s Wave, Women’s Wave, Men’s Freestyle and Women’s Freestyle go to: http://www.pwaworldtour.com

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