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Posted On:  07/06/2006
The Notice of Race for the Worlds in Korea has been published. ......( more)
Posted On:  07/06/2006
The PWA World Tour celebrates its return to this legendary location for a second time since a break of a few years. Building on the success of last year’s epic event and classic conditions, we also see the return of the women’s fleet to the beautiful Estoril coast. All in all no less than 6 former wave sailing world champions line up with some of the hungriest new talent on the elite scene. ......( more)
RS:X Worlds- event website now live ...
Posted On:  06/06/2006
Go to Official Event Websitefor: venue details, Notice of Race, accommodation, programme and much more. You can enter on line via IWA website
Posted On:  03/06/2006
NOTICE is hereby given of the forthcoming 2006 Annual General Meeting of the INTERNATIONAL MISTRAL CLASS ORGANISATION (IMCO).The meeting will be held during the Junior, Youth and Masters Championships in Marsala, Sicily, over the week 31st July - 5th August
Posted On:  03/06/2006
NOTICE is hereby given of the forthcoming 2006 Annual General Meeting of the TECHNO 293 CLASS Association.The meeting will be held during the Junior, Youth and Masters Championships in Marsala, Sicily, over the week 31st July - 5th August.
Posted On:  03/06/2006
NOTICE is hereby given of the forthcoming 2006 Annual General Meeting of the International Windsurfing Association. The meeting will be held during the Junior, Youth and Masters Championships in Marsala, Sicily, over the week 31st July - 5th August. ......( more)
OFFICIAL NOTICE - IFCA Slalom Worlds, Alcati, Turkey.
Posted On:  02/06/2006
The event will be based at ONE Resort Ephesus. As an official sponsor of the event ONE Resort Ephesus has 187 rooms and is located next to the event venue. Contact and booking details will be published on the official event website - http://www.surfnsound.org/ - by June 8th. In the meantime please ignore an e-mail that may be circulating from the area (Cesme) linking itself to these championships. Bruno de Wannemaeker, IFCA President.
Posted On:  31/05/2006
It seems to be a little bit tricky to go to Karpathos... The charter flights seem to be fully booked already. ......( more)
Posted On:  31/05/2006
After two weeks of emails and rumours flying around, we feel that it is time to set the record straight and map out the work of the Working Party over the coming months.
Posted On:  31/05/2006
Nick Dempsey delivered gold for Britain at the Holland regatta rounding off Skandia team GBR’s seven medal haul from this ISAF grade 1 event. ......( more)
Posted On:  26/05/2006
Holland regatta was previously called Spa regatta. And has continued to carry its ISAF grade one ranking regatta. So all the Olympic classes are here. Which in simple terms means over 1000 competitors, sailing close to 670 different boats. The RS:X class has a provisional number of 65 men and 36 women.......( more)
Posted On:  23/05/2006
The Sicily Grand Prix closed today after two races for the Mistral boards and three for the RS:X boards, the Sicily Grand Prix is the race that closes the World Festival on the Beach program. The ......( more)
Posted On:  23/05/2006
During the 2006 Mondello Special General Meeting, very important decisions were taken which will definitely give a new orientation to the International Mistral Class Organisation. ......( more)
Posted On:  21/05/2006
Nice region, perfect infrastructure, good organisation but a lot of rain and no wind ......( more)
Posted On:  20/05/2006
The last race of the Mistral Class European Championships took place today with 3 metres of wind coming from an eastern direction and confirmed what was outlined from the first day......( more)
Posted On:  19/05/2006
The weather reports summed up the final day of racing for entire RS:X fleet, one forecast predicted 28 knots, another 15 knots while the final forecast predicated 1 to 2 knots – they were all correct! ......( more)
ISA Fuerteventura
Posted On:  14/05/2006
Dear all, this is just a friendly reminder that the registration for the Fuerteventura ISA Speedsurfing Grand Prix ends in 4 days. If you have not registered yet, please do so as soon as possible. This is the only possibility to directly enter the gold fleet. All late registrations will be automatically sent to the silver fleet for qualification. The registration form can be : downloaded here
ISAF World Sailing Games
Posted On:  14/05/2006
10-20 May 2006 - Lake Neusiedl, Austria - Read RS:X reports on the Neil Pryde website
FW Europeans Final
Posted On:  14/05/2006
Ross Williams GBR 93 takes the men's title, Sara Hebert FRA 61 wins the ladies. Full results, reports and pictures on the FW website and official event website.
Posted On:  13/05/2006
From Monday the 15th of May the sea water in front of Mondello will once again fill itself up with the different coloured sails of windsurfing champions who will be taking part in the 2006 edition of the European Mistral Class Championships.......( more)
Posted On:  11/05/2006
PWA Tenerife Cancellation
Posted On:  10/05/2006
Due to some very unfortunate circumstances, the Tenerife PWA event has had to be cancelled. The Principal Organizer has become seriously ill and as a result the event project has had to be shelved for the time being. Our best wishes go out to the organizers and their families. We hope to bring you better news of the Lanzarote event in the very near future.
FW Europeans - Portimao
Posted On:  09/05/2006
97 men and 7 women have registered for the event but some are still on their way to Portimao so the final list will grow. The men's fleet has been split into two elimination groups. For full event coverage go to the FW Class website. Also more on the Overpower website.
World Festival - Prodigy Boards
Posted On:  09/05/2006
The organisers of World Festival on the Beach, Mondello,Sicily have available 20 Mistral Prodigy boards with 8.5 rigs. This is your chance to participate in one of the windsurfing worlds oldest established festivals without the need to travel with equipment! Boards and More are supporting IMCO in the development of a new one design "hybrid " class - recreational racing at its best. Contact - albaria for request to charter For more info about the Festival go to the official website
Posted On:  06/05/2006
After the huge success achieved in the first stage of the Windsurfing Euro Cup 2005, Portimão welcomes now, the Formula Windsurfing European Championships 2006 ......( more)
Posted On:  30/04/2006
From Saturday, May 20th to Monday, May 22nd the season of the German Windsurf Cup (Deutscher Windsurf Cup à DWC) kicks off with the DWC Dranske/Rügen. Competitors from foreign countries are not only allowed but very welcome at the events of the German Windsurf Cup. ......( more)
Posted On:  30/04/2006
If you are interested in participating in the Namibia Record Attempt, you can still send us your registration form and we will put you on the waiting list on a first come first served base. Maybe you are lucky and a slot becomes free, so hurry up!......( more)
Posted On:  30/04/2006
From 29th of April until the 7th of May, the PWA sets up camp at Podersdorf, Austria at the famous Neusiedler See Lake for the start of the battle for the 2006 PWA Freestyle world title. Up to the minute reporting on PWA website.
Posted On:  28/04/2006
The final day brought again great conditions for the Windsurfing Euro-Cup MONDIAL DU VENT in Leucate. The terrifying Tramontana wind was even a little bit stronger then on the day before gusting up to almost 45 knots.......( more)
RS:X Europeans, 7-16 June 2006, Turkey
Posted On:  27/04/2006
A reminder to all potential RS:X Europeans competitors that the closing date for pre-entries is just one week away - 6 May. Enter and pay on line via the IWA website. For more information visit the Official Event Website
Posted On:  27/04/2006
Today Leucate went off in its famous way. The Tramontana wind kicked in overnight and got nuclear over the day. With gusts reaching up to 42 knots the racers were partially pushed to their limit. No less then four full slalom eliminations for the men and additional six for the women were run today.......( more)
Posted On:  26/04/2006
After three days of waiting for the wind it finally looked very promising this morning. Overnight a nice swell had developed and the wind has shifted to the usual side offshore direction for which the Tramontana wind in Leucate is famous. ......( more)
Posted On:  24/04/2006
Also on the second day of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup MONDIAL DU VENT Leucate the wind refused to co-operate. The whole day the flags barely moved and the sea remained glassy.......( more)
Posted On:  23/04/2006
Jon-Paul TOBIN (NZL) remains top of the Men’s RS:X Rankings for the third consecutive release, with over 102 sailors now Ranked only four and a half months into the new Olympic windsurfer’s life on the ISAF Graded circuit. A podium finish at the ISAF Grade 2 Princess Sofia Trophy on her home waters in Palma keeps Marina ALABAU (ESP) top of the Women’s RS:X Rankings
Posted On:  23/04/2006
After two days of fastmoving indoor action the overall winners of the Samsung Mobile Indoor Windsurfing have collected their trophies in Ghent, Belgium. Before it came to that however, the riders had to give it their all in front of the large crowd of spectators.
Posted On:  23/04/2006
The Asian Windsurfing Tour will reach its annual climax at the Ulsan International Windsurfing Championship in Korea in June. A fleet of over 200 windsurfers, including stars like Dan Ellis and Jimmy Diaz are expected to attend. ......( more)
Posted On:  22/04/2006
Today the Windsurfing Euro-Cup 2006 kicks off with the MONDIAL DU VENT in Leucate in the south of France. No less then 52 competitors from 14 different countries made their way to the first big event of the season. Among the competitors you can find the “who is who” of windsurfing. ......( more)
Posted On:  19/04/2006
AGENDA and supporting papers have now been published for the Special General Assembly Meeting for the Mistral One Design Class and Mistral Junior One Design Class; to be held at: Albaria Club, Mondello, Sicily; on: Thursday 18th May 2006 at 19.00hrs. Please note the change of date for the meeting.
Posted On:  16/04/2006
Posted On:  14/04/2006
We already have 20 pre-registrations for the upcoming record attempt in Namibia October/November 2006. Registrations include e.g. Speed World Champion Bjorn Dunkerbeck, Production Board Record Holder Dave White and Kitespeed-Record Holder Olaf Marting.......( more)
Posted On:  13/04/2006
We are proud to tell that we have 3 training camps open for all racers on RS:X and Formula in 2006. Open for all with a national startlicense - boys, girls, junior,youth, senior, master and grandmaster. ......( more)
Posted On:  06/04/2006
The EFPT "Torro Andaluz" is done with a quite unusual end. Because of the missing Wind, 4 Heats left undone. This brings guys in the Place where they not only have to share the First Position but also the prize money.
Posted On:  06/04/2006
The Official event web site for the Junior Youth and Masters Worlds in Marsala is now on line.
Egypt ISA Speedsurfing Grand Prix postponed
Posted On:  02/04/2006
Preparations are running well, but at the moment we will not be able to finish everything in time until June. Thus we decided to postpone the event in Egypt to September, which also promises excellent conditions. Mid of May will see a final meeting between the organizers and the Egypt government, which fully supports the event. Final details will be available directly after this meeting.
Posted On:  30/03/2006
Les normands rejoignent le circuit national des Longues Distances. Ils mettent dans la corbeille 10 épreuves ce qui monte à 40 épreuves le programme 2006. Du coup une nouvelle version du Roadbook s'imposait.
Posted On:  30/03/2006
The second edition of the RS:X Class Rules will come into effect on 1st April 2006. The amendments to the Class Rules include a Youth division with the rig and fin size to be used.
Posted On:  22/03/2006
The kick off event of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup 2006 receives a stronginterest of participants. Already 55 competitors from 13 different nations made their pre registration for the MONDIAL DU VENT which will take place in Leucate in the South of France from April 22nd to 27th. The pre registration period ends on April 8th and there are only 25 starting slots left!
12th Asian Sailing Championship 2006 - kicks off
Posted On:  21/03/2006
12th Asian Sailing Championship today on Sunday 19th March in average 10 – 15 knots of wind. There were perfect conditions of sailing and all the 4 courses completed 2 scheduled races of the day. Go to event website for news and results.
Posted On:  21/03/2006
Wind Returns For Final Race - Report and final results links on the ISAF website.
Posted On:  21/03/2006
We are happy to announce that the Registration for the ISA Speed Sailing World Record Attempt is open now. Every interested rider is invited to apply for a starting place. Entry is strictly limited to a maximum of 20 competitors.
Posted On:  19/03/2006
From the 21.07.-29.07.2006 the ISA returns to the famous Sotavento Beach on the island of Fuerteventura for the kick-off event of the 2006 tour. The Notice of Race as well as the Registration forms are now available for download at www.speedsurfing.org ......( more)
South American Windsurfing Championships
Posted On:  15/03/2006
For more information about the South American Windsurfing Championships, or to follow the action on the water, go to: http://www.patagoniawindsurf.com.ar/. Or Click here for Results. The FW event will follow directly on from the RSX championship.
Posted On:  12/03/2006
Notice of a Special General Assembly Meeting for the Mistral One Design Class and the Mistral Junior One Design Class to be held on Friday 19th May 2006 from 19.00hrs. ......( more)
Posted On:  11/03/2006
We are glad to inform you about the 21 Edition of World Festival On The Beach 2006, scheduled from 15th May until 21st May 2006 in Mondello - Palermo, that include: 2006 MISTRAL EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS XX Edition 15-19 May and 2006 MISTRAL JUNIOR, YOUTH & MASTER EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 15-19 May
2006 RS:X European Youth Championship
Posted On:  11/03/2006
June 27 - July 5 - Paros, Greece. Contact: Theo Fisilanis 30. 6932.737376. LOC: Nautic Club of Paros Dolphins, Sun Windsurf Club and by the Authority of Mayor of Paros. For more information please go to web site: www.sunwind.gr
RS:X Europeans - Entry through IWA
Posted On:  09/03/2006
IWA is pleased to take entry payments for the RS:X Europeans on behalf of the RS:X Class and the organiser, Sportsworks: on-line payment form: Coach on-line payment fom: Entry List: Event Website
2006 SOUTH-AMERICAN CONTINENTAL WINDSURFING CHAMPIONSHIP - URGENT NOTICE!!
Posted On:  09/03/2006
Friends, AEROLINEAS ARGENTINAS is going on a 24 hour strike (since 12 today) for domestic flights. The Argentine Navy is giving us a plane to bring you from Buenos Aires to Trelew. The plane is leaving from EZEIZA Airport tomorrow afternoon. PLEASE CONTACT: HERNAN VILA: 011-1551136569 GONZALO COSTA HOE4VEL: 011- 1553155988 CRISTIAN CÒRDOBA: 02965 - 15408632 FEDERACIÒN ARGENTINA DE YACHTING: 011- 43426358
Grand Masters division at the Masters Worlds
Posted On:  09/03/2006
It is official ! ..there will be a Grand Masters division at the forthcoming Formula Masters World Championships (NoR) to be held in Belgium. A Grand Master is a man who has reached the age of 45, or a woman who has reached the age of 40, by 31st December 2005.
IWA Yearbook 2005 Amendments
Posted On:  09/03/2006
Amendments to the 2005 Yearbook of the ISAF Windsurfing Classes are available to download as PDF documents. Paper copies will be posted to all those who received the 2005 IWA Yearbook, in the next couple of weeks.
Posted On:  07/03/2006
Posted On:  07/03/2006
We have pleasure in presenting our Associate Membership proposal for 2006
Posted On:  07/03/2006
Merritt Island, FL. March 3-5, 2005 - With 200+ windsurfers coming from South America, Israel, France, England, Canada and the US, the midwinter championship was a showcase of the new formula and hybrid classes.
Spanish Cup - April 28th to May 1st
Posted On:  06/03/2006
The first Spanish Cup for the Techno 293 Class will be held from April 28th to May 1st 2006 on the island of Formentera. It is an island paradise just off the coast of Ibiza, cheap easy flights from the rest of Europe, and all T293 sailors are welcome. Further details and the NoR are available from Deborah Powell.
Posted On:  02/03/2006
The Notice of Race for the 2006 Slalom World Championships is now published. ......( more)
Posted On:  27/02/2006
The Class Association would like to advise all interested parties that the deadline for receiving any tender bids to host the RS:X Worlds, Continentals and Youth Worlds in 2007 and 2008 will be the 20th May 2006.......( more)
Posted On:  27/02/2006
This year's Raceboard World Championships is now confirmed for Thailand from 18th to 26th November.......( more)
Posted On:  27/02/2006
The Notice of Race for the 2006 IWA Junior, Youth and Masters Festival has now been published.......( more)
Posted On:  22/02/2006
Due to the requirements of the major sponsors that we are working with, the 2006 PWA Hawaii Pro will now take place later in the year......( more)
Posted On:  22/02/2006
From the 29th of April until the 7th of May, the PWA sets up camp at Podersdorf, Austria at the famous Neusiedler See Lake for the start of the battle for the 2006 PWA Freestyle world title. This event also marks a historic collaboration with the EFPT, as it counts towards the European ranking as well. ......( more)
Posted On:  22/02/2006
Today the Windsurfing Office has presented the calendar of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup 2006. This season the tour of the most important racing and slalom series will consist out of eight events. ......( more)
Posted On:  19/02/2006
The Notice of Race for the US Windsurfing Nationals to be held at Kanaha Beach Park in Kahului, Maui has now been published.
Posted On:  18/02/2006
The Turkish Sailing Federation and the RS:X Class Association have issued the Notice of Race for the 2006 RS:X European Championships. ......( more)
Posted On:  15/02/2006
The Notice of Race for this year's European Championship is now published.......( more)
Posted On:  11/02/2006
After a week of waiting for the right conditions to arrive, Bat Galim finally went off providing the 2006 Red Bull Storm Rider with an epic setup. ......( more)
Posted On:  11/02/2006
Posted On:  07/02/2006
The kick off event of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup 2006 takes place in Leucate in the South of France from April 22nd to 27th.
Posted On:  02/02/2006
The 1st NZ Techno Nationals in conjunction with the inaugural RSX Nationals were recently held at Takapuna Beach NZ.......( more)
Posted On:  01/02/2006
Day four of the NZ Nationals was much like the preceding two days, light and fickle Nor-easterlies. The final three races were completed in 5-8 knots on reasonably flat water under a hot, unforgiving, New Zealand sun.......( more)
Travel arrangements to Argentina for SA Championships
Posted On:  01/02/2006
If you are travelling to the forthcoming South American Windsurfing Championships in the Province of Chubut, ARG, please contact Claudia Cordi, in the Department of Tourism, who is waiting to help you finalise your arrangements. Claudia is co-ordinating with the official airline - Aerolinus Argentinas
Posted On:  31/01/2006
The International Speedsurfing Association (ISA) has just initiated a new World Speed Sailing Record Attempt in October 2006. The venue chosen is situated in Namibia, known for its strong and consistent southwesterly winds.......( more)
2006 IWA President - Ezio Ferin
Posted On:  30/01/2006
Ezio Ferin installed as IWA President 2006 ......... At a recent meeting of IWA Board of Directors, Ezio Ferin, Chairman of the Techno 293 Class, was installed as the 2006 IWA President. As the IWA enters its sixth year a major objective set by the Board is the continued development of 'junior windsurfing'. Supplementing established racing programmes from Mistral Junior One Design and Formula classes, Techno 293 is seen as the 'Optimist' for windsurfing. Ezio commented: "a new class for a new era in the development of competitive windsurfing - I am relishing the challenge of developing this class into a truly worldwide base for our sport."
ISA - "Early Bird Licenses" - Last Chance!
Posted On:  30/01/2006
We kindly remind you that the period for purchasing "Early Bird Licenses" for a reduced price comes to its end. From 01.02.2006 on the regular price applies. Please check the online shop at www.speedsurfing.org
Posted On:  28/01/2006
Today's single race in the nine Olympic classes here determined gold, silver and bronze medals for Olympic hopefuls who hope to repeat--or better--their results in Beijing at the 2008 Olympic Games.......( more)
Posted On:  23/01/2006
This international sport event is part of the Asian Windsurfing Tour, which include Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and the Marianas.......( more)
Posted On:  23/01/2006
As you will see, the ISA Website got a facelift. One of the main improvements will be a live webcast during the events with live results, pictures and video streams. Not everything is fully implemented yet, so please re-check! The events section has been updated with the 2006 tour schedule. We hope to confirm the remaining dates soon!
Med Cup Marseille 2006 - 24 to 26 February
Posted On:  20/01/2006
On-line footage from PWA Indoor
Posted On:  19/01/2006
Boardseeker.com has some short video highlights from the recent PWA Indoor in London. Also head cam footage. And don't miss the "wipeout of the month" clips featured on the home page of Inside Line.
Posted On:  18/01/2006
First test of new Olympic format - The final day saw the implementation of the new Olympic format of the top 10 competitors in the Men’s and Women’s division going through to a double points scoring final race.
Posted On:  18/01/2006
The PWA 2006 season has officially been opened with the London Boat Show, providing thousands of spectators with three days of indoor windsurfing fireworks. With each day featuring three disciplines in the form of freestyle, slalom and the infamous jumping contest, the third edition of the PWA London indoor competition was another action packed world cup event kicking off the 2006 PWA World Tour.
Posted On:  09/01/2006
The last AGM of the International Raceboard Class elected to include "hybrid" raceboards as a division of the class. ......( more)
Posted On:  09/01/2006
I want to invite you all to probably one of the best events in the last five years of South America. The South American Championships will be held in the Patagonia Argentina, well known as one of the most beautiful places in earth. ......( more)
2006 SOUTH-AMERICAN CONTINENTAL WINDSURFING CHAMPIONSHIP
Posted On:  06/01/2006
Friday March 10 to Sunday March 19 in Puerto Madryn, Province of Chubut, Patagonia, Argentina - RSX; Formula Windsurfing, & Race board, Slalom, Freestyle - Notice of Race
Posted On:  05/01/2006
The 26th Singapore Open Windsurfing Championship saw victory in a tightly contested RS:X fleet go right down to the wire, with Indonesia’s Oka SULAKSANA just pipping HO Chi Ho (HKG) to the title by one point.
Posted On:  02/01/2006
After careful consideration Vincenzo Pottino has decided to resign as President of IMCO and MJOD. He hands over the reins to Jean Francois Reggio, Vice-President and long standing President of IMCO France. ......( more)
FW Oceanic Championships 2005
Posted On:  02/01/2006
26-29 January 2006 - Event Info, Notice of Race and event poster available on FW website.
Posted On:  28/12/2005
Following on from the Oceanic FW Championships in January, Ian and Devon worked together to get the "illegal" use of GPS in FW racing "overlooked" during the FW Worlds in order to get a whole new level of visibility and interactivity to sailors and spectators alike over video and internet.
Posted On:  28/12/2005
The official minutes of the Annual General Meeting will be published soon; in the meantime here is a summary of the main points.
Posted On:  26/12/2005
A small trailer of the 2005 Tour. Enjoy! Read on for more ISA news. ......( more)
Posted On:  23/12/2005
After 56 days on standby, the Saintes Maries speed canal goes into hibernation practically unused during this autumn 2005 session. ......( more)
Posted On:  23/12/2005
Tension mounts for the kickoff of the 2006 PWA World Tour at the London Boat Show taking place from the 12th till the 15th of January. Final entries are in, promising a dazzling spectacle for the thousands of fans gathering around the pool to watch their heroes in action. ......( more)
Posted On:  21/12/2005
Minutes of the Windsurfing Committee meeting held on Sunday 6 November 2005 in Singapore now published.
Posted On:  17/12/2005
France’s Antoine Albeau, a champion windsurfer across a range of disciplines, has taken out the Open Men’s Windsurfer World Championship at Sail Melbourne on Port Phillip in Victoria, Australia this afternoon.......( more)
Posted On:  17/12/2005
Five wins at Sail Melbourne’s Formula Windsurfing World Championship held at Elwood Sailing Club in Victoria has given Sydney based Allison Shreeve her first windsurfing world title.......( more)
Posted On:  16/12/2005
French champion Antoine Albeau and Allison Shreeve respectively lead the Men’s and Women’s Sail Melbourne Formula Windsurfing World Championship with only one day of racing remaining.......( more)
Posted On:  16/12/2005
Nice big northerly winds on Port Phillip Bay earlier in the day as the third day of Sail Melbourne’s Formula Windsurfing Worlds got underway at Elwood Sailing Club in Victoria. ......( more)
Posted On:  14/12/2005
Australia’s 23 year-old windsurfing sensation Allison Shreeve has taken the lead in the Women’s Formula Windsurfing Worlds being held at Elwood Sailing Club as part of Sail Melbourne this week.......( more)
Posted On:  14/12/2005
More weather delays on day two of the 2005 Formula Windsurfing World Championships at Sail Melbourne, but the Women finally got race two in this afternoon, with Australia’s Allison Shreeve notching up her first win, following a third place yesterday’s race one, after her recovery from a start line collision. ......( more)
Posted On:  13/12/2005
The breeze arrived late, but it did finally arrive for the 96 competitors representing 22 countries at Sail Melbourne’s Formula Windsurfing Worlds at Elwood Sailing Club in Victoria today.......( more)
Rulebook 2006 for the ISA Speedsurfing Grand Prix Tour published
Posted On:  11/12/2005
The International Speedsurfing Association (ISA) has just released the 2006 version of the Speed Windsurfing Rulebook. No major changes were made, only small adaptions to the specific needs noted during the 2005 tour. The biggest improvement includes a completely new timing system, which will work full automatically and allows for unlimited numbers of competitors as well as for immediate final results, and a new qualification and nomination system for the competitors. The Rulebook is available for download at http://www.speedsurfing.org/rules/rulebook2006.pdf
Posted On:  08/12/2005
The spectacular Sail Melbourne 2005 Formula Windsurfing World Championships to be held at Elwood Sailing Club next week will provide plenty of on and off water action for spectators standing on the sand as sailors race up and down Elwood Beach at speeds up over 50kmh within 50 m of the waters edge!
Posted On:  07/12/2005
Dear Freestyle Riders! The new events are already online and there are still some new events to come!!! Please take the chance to register already!
Posted On:  05/12/2005
Taking place from 10-20 May 2006 on Lake Neusiedl in Austria, the ISAF World Sailing Games is set to host up to 1,500 participants from at least 60 nations and with ten World Championship titles and more than 100,000 visitors expected, the ISAF World Sailing Games is set to be a spectacular sailing event.
Posted On:  05/12/2005
Windsurfing champion and world record holder Allison Shreeve, shows of her paces for BYM News & talks of her hopes of Olympic Gold & the difficulties along the way.
Farewell to Aloha, bring on Techno 293!
Posted On:  02/12/2005
The ALOHA is no longer registered with ISAF as a Recognised Class - the TECHNO 293 is a whole new beginning for junior windsurf racing. The new Techno 293 website is almost ready to go live - and on it you will find all the details about the new class, the 2006 Techno 293 Class Rules, and much more. In the meantime click here to direct any enquiries via e-mail.
Posted On:  02/12/2005
Agenda and supporting documents are now published on the FW website
Posted On:  30/11/2005
The International Speedsurfing Association (ISA) publishes this invitation to tender to find a new timing system to be used on the 2006 Speedsurfing Grand Prix Tour. Deadline for submission is the 31.12.2005. The ITT can be downloaded here.
Posted On:  30/11/2005
Please find attached the completed schedule and details behind the free shuttle bus Sail Melbourne is operating to take sailors and their equipment to Elwood Sailing Club.
Posted On:  30/11/2005
Following the ISAF Annual Conference in Singapore, the venue for the inaugural RS:X World Championship next year has been named as Torbole, Italy. The Championship will take place from 20-30 September. The venues for the Continental Championships in 2006 and Worlds and Continentals in 2007 have also been identified. ......( more)
Posted On:  29/11/2005
The World Speed Sailing Record Council ratified two new world records over the course of one nautical mile, both set during the ISA Speedsurfing Grand Prix Final in Walvis Bay, Namibia.......( more)
Posted On:  26/11/2005
Araruama (Land of the wind) saw the biggest windsurf party in the city in for years! With 43 of the best athletes the waters of the pretty and generous Lagoon of Araruama showed to the spectators the magic of this wonderful sport!
Posted On:  25/11/2005
Sail Melbourne kicks off with the spectacular 2005 Formula Windsurfing World Championship, to be sailed from 12-17 December this year, with a warm-up and Australian Championships preceding it from December 9 – 11. ......( more)
Posted On:  20/11/2005
Pending WSSRC ratification, Allison Shreeve (AUS 911, F2/Pryde) has reached a new world record speed of 27.70-knots for sail areas between 10 and 15 sq. meters.
Posted On:  18/11/2005
Incorporating the 2006 Formula Windsurfing Australian Championships, a crucial warm up event for local and International sailors here in Melbourne for the Sail Melbourne Formula Windsurfing 2005 World Championships
Australian National Raceboard & RSX Championships 2006
Posted On:  16/11/2005
Dobroyd Aquatic Club, Rodd Point, NSW, 21/22 January 2006 - RSX, Raceboard including IMCO, Women, Hybrid, Masters, Open, Youth. Notice of Race / View poster
Posted On:  16/11/2005
The Olympic format agreed upon last week was the result of a careful balancing of the interests of all stakeholders: sailors, sponsors, media and event organizers.......( more)
Posted On:  15/11/2005
The ISAF Executive Committee announced that the Italian Sailing Federation has won the bid to host the first RS:X World Championships in September 2006. ......( more)
Posted On:  14/11/2005
The ISAF Council met in Singapore and approved the submission made by the Techno 293 Class to become a 'recognised ' ISAF class.......( more)
Posted On:  13/11/2005
The format for the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition has been decided at the ISAF Annual Conference in Singapore. The Olympic Champions will be decided after a final 10-boat race, judged on the water and carrying a weighted double points score.
Posted On:  13/11/2005
The 2005 season is history. After 10 events in 6 countries, we have a new European Champion. Kevin Mevissen (JP/NP NED79) stands (again) on the highest step of the podium!!! In 2nd and 3rd position: Andre Pakowski (F2/North Sails GER2) and Normen Guenzlein (JP/NP GER186)
Posted On:  13/11/2005
Sadly Finian did not win but the evening was attended by over 400 people and was a celebration of the achievements of all of the nominees. ......( more)
Amendment to II New Year's Race
Posted On:  13/11/2005
Notice of Race II “Bay of Cadiz – New Year” Training Race for RS:X, IMCO, MJOD, TECHNO 293 and RACEBOARD - Puerto Santa Maria, Cadiz, Spain, January 2006 - CHANGE TO SCHEDULE and ENTRY FORM
Posted On:  09/11/2005
Posted On:  08/11/2005
International Formula Windsurfing Class is pleased to announce its Annual General Meeting which will be held Wednesday, 14th of December 2005 in Elwood Sailing Club, Melbourne/Australia, during the FW World Championships 2005.
Posted On:  05/11/2005
The Board Sailing Association Singapore (BSAS) has announced that a total of 15 complete sets of RS:X boards and rigs will be available for charter at the upcoming Singapore Open Windsurfing Championship from 28-31 December 2005.
Posted On:  03/11/2005
The ISAF Annual Conference got underway in Singapore today, Thursday 3 November with the opening meeting of the ISAF Executive Committee chaired by ISAF President Göran PETERSSON (SWE).......( more)
Posted On:  03/11/2005
The first ISA Speed-Worldchampionship saw a great final. During the Walvisbay-Speedweek not only 21 speedsailing records were broken, but also the first official Speed World Champions were crowned.......( more)
Posted On:  03/11/2005
Four days of ideal conditions and 6 countries delegations for a bright event. ......( more)
Posted On:  01/11/2005
Jimmy Diaz follows in the footsteps of former chairman Phil McGain, who has held the position for twelve years.......( more)
Posted On:  28/10/2005
HO Chi Ho (HKG) consistent performances over the week handed him the final honours with CHAN Wai Man (HKG) taking the women’s title. ......( more)
Posted On:  22/10/2005
After two years of individual world record attempts, multiple world champion Bjorn Dunkerbeck (North Sails) and current world record holder Finian Maynard (F2/ Naish Sails) will finally clash for the coveted sailing barrier of 50-knots at the world’s premier speedsailing location in Saintes Maries de la Mer, France.......( more)
Posted On:  22/10/2005
(RS:X, MOD, MJOD, Techno 293 & Raceboard) Puerto Santa Maria, Cadiz, Spain - January 2nd to 4th, 2006. Notice of Race
Posted On:  22/10/2005
Attached is a media release from the Sail Melbourne office announcing a recent agreement with Singapore Airlines offering an additional 50kgs baggage allowance for all RS:X and Formula Windsurfing competitors in Sail Melbourne 2006.
Posted On:  18/10/2005
Ceri has received a telephone call today from the organisers in Brazil to say that they are unable to run the FW Grand Prix in Brazil from 1-6 November......( more)
Posted On:  18/10/2005
The Olympic windsurfing equipment, the Neil Pryde RS:X has a new website at www.neilpryde-rsx.com. The newly launched website includes information on upcoming events, event reports, the latest class news, downloads, an event calendar and an image gallery as well as information on the board.
Posted On:  18/10/2005
Posted On:  18/10/2005
The Hong Kong Windsurfing open will be held at Stanley main beach on Hong Kong Island from 26th to 30th October 2005. ......( more)
Posted On:  17/10/2005
October 15th 2005 - NeilPryde today announces the temporary suspension of the production and sale of X9 Racing Masts and RS5 Racing sails in sizes of 10.7 and upwards
Posted On:  16/10/2005
16 Speedsailing Records have been broken today! A real record flood occured today in Walvis Bay, Namibia, with 14 national and two world outright records broken subject to WSSRC confirmation.......( more)
Posted On:  13/10/2005
Dunkerbeck after 4 rounds in front of Maynard, Albeau, Diethelm, Fiorentini and Karin Jaggi leads the womens fleet in front of Valerie Ghibaudo. ......( more)
Posted On:  12/10/2005
Finian Maynard (IVB-11, F2/ Naish) gets shortlisted for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award 2005.......( more)
Posted On:  12/10/2005
This event was the first speed windsurfing event in the world and the oldest in Africa.
Posted On:  12/10/2005
The 2005 Annual General Meeting of the International Formula Windsurfing Class will take place in Melbourne (AUS) during the forthcoming World Championship (12th-17th December). ......( more)
Posted On:  12/10/2005
Posted On:  11/10/2005
Reminder - Invitation to Industry members to supply a rig package - immediate; Closing date for submission from industry - 31st October 05
Posted On:  10/10/2005
The Asian Windsurfing Tour, Presented by Neil Pryde, is proud to announce the return of the Penghu Pro-Am - November 10-14, 2005 ......( more)
Posted On:  08/10/2005
Two more races today brought the 2005 Raceboard World Championships to a close in Cadiz. Results on Raceboard Class website.
Posted On:  07/10/2005
All change in Cadiz! Julian Bontemps makes a bid for the Raceboard Title.
Posted On:  06/10/2005
Another three races today, making seven in all. Excitement mounts in Cadiz.
Posted On:  06/10/2005
More news from Cadiz after four races at the Raceboard Worlds on the Raceboard website
Posted On:  05/10/2005
The more than 130 windsurfers from 24 countries gathered in Cadiz, Spain to compete in the Raceboard Worlds were faced with difficult wind conditions on the first day of racing. ......( more)
Raceboard Worlds 2005, Cadiz
Posted On:  04/10/2005
Racing is underway for the Raceboards in Cadiz with two races completed for all fleets on Day One. Follow the news on the Raceboard website.
Posted On:  04/10/2005
Olympic gold medallist Faustine MERRET (FRA) and Mistral World Champion Nicolas HUGUET (FRA) took the spoils in Spain as the RS:X Cadiz Race drew to a close this afternoon. With over 100 windsurfers competing, the event is by far the largest for the new RS:X board to date and has provided a fascinating glimpse at the future of Olympic windsurfing.
4a etapa do CCFW 2005
Posted On:  04/10/2005
22/23 October, Buzios Brazil. Visit the website for more info.
Formula Windsurfing Grand Prix in Brazil, 1-6 November 2005
Posted On:  04/10/2005
Plans are progressing well for the forthcoming Formula Windsurfing Grand Prix in Brasil, hosted by Arrow Marketing. The venue, Fortaleza, Ceara (province), has a long history of hosting quality international windsurfing events. 'CEARA WIND' will long be remembered by those formula racers who attended the 2001 Worlds! Visit the website for more details. You can register your interest (intention to race) by 'signing on' via the IWA website (no payment required -yet!) Entry List
Posted On:  04/10/2005
Sylt crowds hail the 2005 PWA World Champions on the closing day of the Nivea World Cup Sylt 2005, as the season comes to an end.
Posted On:  29/09/2005
Around 100 of the World’s best windsurfers are heading to Cadiz, Spain for the largest Neil Pryde RS:X event to date. A line up filled with stars includes Olympic, World and ISAF Youth World Champions, top sailors from the Mistral ISAF World Sailing Rankings and one of the nominees for the 2005 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award, with the majority of them competing on the new Olympic board for the first time.
PWA Almanarre World Cup Cancelled
Posted On:  24/09/2005
The PWA has just been informed by the Hyeres Windsurfing Organisation, that the 2005 Almanarre Hyeres PWA World Cup has been cancelled due to a lack of funding. HWO (the event organisers) had hoped to secure additional funding from local support but unfortunately sufficient investment was not forthcoming. Both the PWA and HWO will be continuing to work on the event and hope to have the event back on the calendar for 2006.
Posted On:  24/09/2005
At its AGM in Silvaplana IFCA decided not change the IFCA Class Rules for slalom 2006. This means that next year we will still be using our 2003 rule: maximum 10 square meter sails, maximum 85 cm width for the boards. ......( more)
Posted On:  24/09/2005
Following on from last year's successful event the Notice of Race for the 2006 'Bay of Cadiz - New Year' Training Race has been published. For 2006 the race has been opened up to the Raceboard Class, in addition to IMCO and MJOD sailors. A wonderful opportunity to get some early season training - many sailors and teams combine the event with training both before and after the race. To find out more contact Deborah Powell
Raceboard Class fees . . .
Posted On:  16/09/2005
Competitors entering the Raceboard Worlds in Cadiz are reminded of the requirement to be a member of their National Raceboard Class Association; that is, the association that pays the class fee to the International Raceboard Class. Membership of another class, for example IMCO or Formula, does not qualify you to compete in a Raceboard Class championship. Membership formalities may be completed at the event site.
Posted On:  14/09/2005
Over the weekend of 30 September-2 October around 80 windsurfers are set to gather in Cadiz, Spain for the biggest event so far for the new Neil Pryde RS:X windsurfer class. Two days of racing will allow competitors to test the new board under race conditions, whilst the first ever class meeting will take place on the opening night.......( more)
Posted On:  11/09/2005
It seems that some sailors and coaches think that, by entering for the RS:X event, they have entered for the Raceboard Worlds and vice versa. Not the case! These are two separate, but consecutive, events.......( more)
Posted On:  07/09/2005
Bringdal still on top as the Navman Maui Speed Challenge Series returns in a fury......( more)
2005 Raceboard AGM
Posted On:  07/09/2005
The agenda has now been published.
Posted On:  05/09/2005
Posted On:  01/09/2005
Wojtek Brzozowski wins Racing – Finian Maynard takes victory in Slalom ......( more)
Columbian National Championships 8-11 September 2005
Posted On:  01/09/2005
Ten days to the close of pre entries to Raceboard Worlds . . .
Posted On:  31/08/2005
Competitors are reminded to submit their entries by Sept 10th if they wish to take of advantage of the cheaper pre-entry fee.
WIND BRASIL is on . . .
Posted On:  31/08/2005
The Notice of Race is now published for WIND BRASIL 2005. The Brasilian Formula Windsurfing Grand Prix is organised by Arrow Marketing, in Fortaleza, on the north coast the country. The regatta will not only be a great event in its own right, but also the perfect warm up for the Worlds the following month. Register your pre entry on-line: Event website
Posted On:  30/08/2005
Also on the final day the wind played the game at the Windsurfing Euro-Cup Oeiras. So it was possible to run two more races before the deadline of the last possible start forced race director Claudio Alessandrello to put an end to the competition.......( more)
Wojtek wins in front of Gonzalo and Devon
Posted On:  29/08/2005
Today the Windsurfing Euro-Cup Oeiras came to an end with two more great races. At the end Wojtek Brzozowski (POL-10, Starboard, Neil Pryde) was able to take the triumph in front of Gonzalo Costa Hoevel (ARG-3, F2, Neil Pryde) and Devon Boulon (ISV-1, F2, Windwing). Final Result
Posted On:  28/08/2005
The third day of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup Oeiras brought strong wind. When the competitors went out it was 12 to 17 knots. But then the wind picked up to 25 knots and more. This pushed several racers to their physical limits.......( more)
Posted On:  27/08/2005
On the second day of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup Oeiras the thermical wind played the game as the organizers hoped. The sun was shining perfectly and at 25 to 30 degrees the racers did three more races in wind speeds between 10 and 15 knots. ......( more)
Posted On:  26/08/2005
The beautiful town of Oeiras welcomed the World's best windsurfers with perfect weather. On the inscription day the wind was howling with almost 30 knots but on the opening day of the EC we had between 10 to 15 knots.......( more)
Posted On:  25/08/2005
The IWA are pleased to announce the addition of Craig Gertenbach to the Executive Committee. Craig is welcomed aboard as a representative of the international windsurfing industry.......( more)
Windsurf The World
Posted On:  25/08/2005
Since 1999, Tom Naylor and Christopher Gibson (our website host) have spent most of their summer holidays circumnavigating Europe on their windsurfers. This year they are trying to reach Africa. "We have a new website at www.windsurftheworld.org, which we are trying to keep updated daily. We are currently stuck in western Portugal just south of Porto waiting for enough wind to power us out through the high surf that is pounding the shore.."
Posted On:  25/08/2005
Only one point seperated gold and silver in the Mistral Youth Men's fleet! Both Lukasz Grodzicki from Poland and Shahar Zubari from Israel won three each of nine races overall but Lukasz managed to overcome his close rival to take the Championship title with a total of 25 points.
Posted On:  23/08/2005
Preliminary notice is given of the 2005 International Raceboard Class Annual General Meeting which will take place during the forthcoming World Championships, Cadiz, Spain.
Posted On:  22/08/2005
Normen Günzlein GER is celebrated as new Freestyle World Champion and winner of the European Freestyle Pro Tour Stop in the Engadine. ......( more)
Posted On:  20/08/2005
Karin Jaggi new Freestyle Women's World Champion! 15th World Champion title and at the same time the first World Champion title in her own country for Karin Jaggi SUI. Laure Treboux SUI is celebrated as Vice World Champion. Alex Humpel AUT wins the Freestyle World Championship in the master's category. The tension increases - who will win in the men's category of the IFCA Freestyle World Championships? ......( more)
Posted On:  19/08/2005
Kevin Mevissen NED, Normen Gunzlein GER, Andre Paskowski GER and Andreas Olandersson SWE as well as Karin Jaggi SUI and Laure Treboux SUI positioned themselves today as big candidates for the total victory - Who will win the title of Freestyle World Champion? ......( more)
Posted On:  18/08/2005
On the final day of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup Silvaplana the Maloja wind finally blew in its famous way. Two more races were run in front of the eyes of the numerous spectators. ......( more)
AGM Minutes now published . . .
Posted On:  17/08/2005
A very busy evening of Annual General Meetings was concluded during the Junior, Youth and Masters event in Sopot, Poland. Individual reports will be published on each class website concerned, ie MJOD and Aloha /Techno 293. The financial report for 2004 activity of all classes is published on the IWA website, and can also be found on the individual class websites. IWA AGM Minutes - IWA Annual Report & Accounts 2004 - MJOD AGM minutes - ALOHA (Techno 293) AGM Minutes
Posted On:  16/08/2005
Andrea Cucchi wins the first race and sets new record for the Marathon Race......( more)
Posted On:  16/08/2005
32 year old Patrik Pollak of Slovakia was undeniably the European Champion of the event, winning eight out of a total of nine races for the Raceboard Fleet. He came second in the ninth race, happily discarding this result and allowing master Paco Wirz of Italy to take the bullet.......( more)
Posted On:  15/08/2005
The Aloha event came to a very satisfactory conclusion yesterday (Sunday) with a total of 10 races for the Championship even though the weather gods did their best to confuse with a mixture of light winds, storms, rain and sun!
Posted On:  14/08/2005
August 13th to 21st in Silvaplana, St. Moritz (Switzerland). Record Fleet at the Windsurfing Euro-Cup Silvaplana.......( more)
Posted On:  11/08/2005
A very lively AGM, which lasted a little over two hours, was chaired by Ezio Ferin yesterday evening (Wednesday 10 August) at Sopot. ......( more)
Worlds, Sopot, Poland - 6-14 August 2005
Posted On:  11/08/2005
After the strong winds of Wednesday, today started very calm, only 15 degrees, and wet! However, all the competitors were sent out on the water and racing began as the wind showed up. Three races in all today and results and photos can be found on the event website
Posted On:  10/08/2005
Frustrated competitors waited on shore all day because it was too windy for competition! Gusty offshore winds of 37 knots were recorded and hopes of competition were finally abandoned shortly after 4.00 pm local time.......( more)
Worlds, Sopot, Poland - 6-14 August 2005
Posted On:  09/08/2005
259 competitors from 19 countries and 3 continents have registered for the Junior, Youths and Masters Worlds at Sopot which also includes the Raceboard Europeans. In the Aloha/Techno fleet we have 45 hopefuls, 90 Mistral Juniors, 96 IMCO Youths and 28 Raceboard. Two races have been run this morning. Check back later for results of these and more news. Or go to Event website
Worlds, Sopot, Poland - 6-14 August 2005
Posted On:  07/08/2005
Registration is under way at Sopot. Some competitors have been testing the water but conditions are extremely light with a mixture of sunshine and showers. A great carnival atmosphere awaited those who ventured into town for the Sopot Festival. Competition starts Tuesday.
Watersports World/Hot Water
Posted On:  03/08/2005
This week on the most widely watched watersports show, we travel to the beautiful island of Boracay in the Philippines for round 3 of the fabulous Asian Windsurf Tour. Check your local listings for broadcast times.
Posted On:  03/08/2005
Karin Jaggi World Champion in Slalom - will she win her next World Championship title at the Stimorol Engadinwind in Silvaplana?......( more)
Boulon - North American Champion and US National Champion
Posted On:  02/08/2005
"Check out http://www.devonboulon.com/news.php I won both the North American Champion Title and US National Champion Title in the last two weeks." For more on the these events go to FW Website.
Posted On:  01/08/2005
The last day of the World’s in Christchurch was lucky again in terms of wind. ......( more)
Posted On:  01/08/2005
Buzianis snatches victory from the jaws of defeat in the final meters of the final race, whilst Jaggi sinks Ghibaudo's battleship for once and for all.......( more)
Aloha AGM
Posted On:  30/07/2005
Posted On:  29/07/2005
Buzianis wins the battle of nerves whilst Jaggi shows Ghibaudo how it’s done.......( more)
Posted On:  29/07/2005
FW Worlds day 3 by Leszek Rutkowski, day 4 by Ceri, results and photos.
Open International Swedish Championship
Posted On:  28/07/2005
Swedish Windsurfing Association in cooperation with Swedish sailing federation will arrange Open International Swedish Championship for the Olympic classes. The event will be held in Nynäshamn, Sweden between 18th to 21st of August. For Windsurfing, the championship will include both RS-X and Formula Windsurfing class. All international sailors are welcome. more information
Posted On:  28/07/2005
July 20-24 at Squamish BC, Canada ... Squamish's breathtaking scenery and consistent wind brought the world's top professional windsurfers to Nexen Beach last week for the Open Continental Formula Windsurfing Championship. Go to FW for report & results
Posted On:  28/07/2005
On the coast of Estonia the top event of Baltic surfers’ competition season – Neilpryde Baltic Cup was held on 22-24 July. ......( more)
Posted On:  28/07/2005
Shreeve finds her form whilst Dunkerbeck bows to ballistic Buzianis.......( more)
Posted On:  28/07/2005
Perfect conditions for racing today - 2 races completed this morning, making it a total of 4 for all fleets. ......( more)
Posted On:  28/07/2005
Tantalizing breeze eases the heat, but not enough to race.......( more)
Posted On:  27/07/2005
Provisional results from yesterday's (Tuesday) races on FW site. Competitors are on hold at the moment, light offshore breeze 5-6 knots. Wind is starting to turn cross shore. Hopefully a start this afternoon.
Posted On:  27/07/2005
Women triumphant again as the men are left close but no cigar!......( more)
Posted On:  25/07/2005
Winds drop and temperatures soar leaving competitors to sweat it out on the beach.......( more)
Posted On:  25/07/2005
Articles of great interest to Raceboard competitors . . . all very exciting!
Posted On:  25/07/2005
Go to the official event website for all the up-to-date news, results, photos and video streaming for the IFCA Slalom Worlds now on in Fuerteventura. Info here too for the ISA Speedsurfing Grand Prix
Posted On:  24/07/2005
Click here to see the presentation of the new version of the Mistral One Design produced in Cobra with the new graphic.
Posted On:  24/07/2005
The 2005 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship came to an end with the closing ceremony in Busan, Korea
Posted On:  24/07/2005
In lighter conditions than the previous day, a four gybe course, finishing with a downwind speed leg was set.......( more)
Posted On:  24/07/2005
Dunkerbeck back on top in strong Sotavento winds as Karin Jaggi dominates the women's fleet.......( more)
Posted On:  24/07/2005
The wind howls as the big guns square up to do battle in Fuerteventura.......( more)
Posted On:  21/07/2005
Steamer Point, Friars Cliff, near Christchurch (UK) will at the end of this month be the venue for the 2005 Festival of Formula Windsurfing. The high point of the regatta will be the Formula Windsurfing Youth World Championships. Top youths (aged 19 and under) from all over Europe, and further afield, will be competing for this prestigious Title.......( more)
Posted On:  20/07/2005
From August 13th to 17th the Windsurfing Euro-Cup will return to one of its most famous locations. ......( more)
Posted On:  19/07/2005
"Yesterday was the funniest thing I have seen since the wrench scene in Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller's "Dodgeball" movie."......( more)
Posted On:  19/07/2005
The agenda for the 2005 IFCA AGM to be held on 16 August in Silvaplana at 20.00 hours has now been posted.
Posted On:  16/07/2005
The Professional Windsurfers Association has announced today that it has reached agreement for the joint sanctioning of the upcoming Slalom event at Sotavento, Fuerteventura.......( more)
Posted On:  14/07/2005
The second stop of the ISA Speedsurfing Grand Prix Tour starts end of next week on the island of Fuerteventura. ......( more)
Posted On:  13/07/2005
The first edition of the class rules for the Neil Pryde RS:X windsurfer board and the Notice of Race for the inaugural class event in Cadiz are now available.
Posted On:  10/07/2005
Annual General Meetings - Agenda published
Posted On:  10/07/2005
The International Windsurfing Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 10th August 2005, 7.30 pm at the SKZ (host club) Sopot, Poland. The meeting will be followed by the AGM’s of MJOD and Aloha. Everyone is welcome to attend all meetings. Please contact the IWA Office if you need help regarding proposals, proxy voting, delegate registration or any other matters regarding Class AGM's.
Posted On:  10/07/2005
The International Sailing Federation and Neil Pryde Limited have signed the final contract for the new Olympic windsurfing equipment, the Neil Pryde RS:X, at the National Sailing Centre, the home of SingaporeSailing, in Singapore
Posted On:  08/07/2005
Following the colossal success of the European Slalom Championships 2005 in Alacati - an event which saw perfect winds ranging from 15 to 30 knots bringing on spectacular slalom action - the best competitors in the world are now gearing up for the 2005 IFCA SLALOM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in Sotavento, Fuerteventura.
Posted On:  07/07/2005
Great Britain will host the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition at the new Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA).
IFCA Slalom Worlds
Posted On:  07/07/2005
Click here for the confirmed approved boards for the forthcoming Funboard Worlds. Note that the latest starboard slalom boards are not eligible.
FW Youth Worlds - 'OPEN' fleet added to the Formula Festival
Posted On:  07/07/2005
Due to popular demand an 'OPEN' fleet will now be able to compete at the Formula Festival at Christchurch in the UK. Last year's experience of combining the Championships with a German Cup event, and therefore include an open fleet, was undoubtedly a success judging by the number of requests received this year! The entry fee will be the same as for Masters - 120 euro – collected at registration, on site. No titles are at stake, this will be a prize category only, with product prizes donated by the UK windsurfing industry. So, even at this late stage, entries will be accepted by forwarding an email application to: fw@internationalwindsurfing.com or racing@ukwindsurfing.com
Posted On:  07/07/2005
When the class rules were revised for competition from 2005 onwards, not only were the board rules relaxed to permit the use of the new generation of 'hybrid' raceboards such as those developed for the Olympic Equipment evaluation, but also the sail rules were changed.
Posted On:  06/07/2005
Sensational freestyle finals bring Gran Canarian glory to Ricardo Campello (V-111, JP/Neil Pryde) and Daida Moreno (E-64, Mistral/North). Kauli Seadi (BRA-253, Quatro/Naish) takes his first wave title and Daida Moreno (E-64, Mistral/North) wins the women’s wave crown.
Posted On:  06/07/2005
In the varied and wonderful world of watersports this week we have some great action for you including the Formula Windsurfing European Championships from Rhodes, where 120 bronzed athletes clashed boards. ......( more)
Formula Festival in Christchurch, UK
Posted On:  28/06/2005
2 additional prize categories have been added to the Formula Festival in Christchurch, UK. In the Junior Championship the under 15 division will be recognised; and in the Masters Championship the category of Grand Master will be rewarded. This follows the successful introduction of the two divisions at the 2004 championship in Dranske. Just add your chosen division to the official entry form - and fax to the IWA Office (+44 23 9246 8831); or forward an email
Posted On:  26/06/2005
After four tremendous competition days the IFCA European Slalom Championships 2005 in Alaçatý, Çeþme (Turkey) ended today. The venue has left an excellent impression on the competitors, the class and the Euro-Cup organization......( more)
Posted On:  25/06/2005
. . . continues with the scheduling of a European Championships alongside the Junior, Youth and Masters event to be held at Sopot, Poland, in early August. ......( more)
Posted On:  25/06/2005
On the third day the wind got stronger then on the two days before. Gusts up to over 30 knots provided perfect conditions for the high wind experts at the IFCA European Slalom Championships 2005 in Alaçatý, Çeþme (Turkey). ......( more)
Posted On:  25/06/2005
This is the first of many announcements to keep you informed in the run up to this year's championships.......( more)
IFCA AGM
Posted On:  25/06/2005
The 2005 IFCA AGM will be held on 16 August in Silvaplana at 20.00 hours, during the Freestyle World Championships. National Associations are invited to submit proposals for the meeting by Friday 15th July. Full details of the Agenda and proposals submitted will be circulated to members and posted on the class website by Monday 18th July.
Posted On:  25/06/2005
The second day brought again perfect conditions for the IFCA European Slalom Championships 2005 in Alaçatý, Çeþme (Turkey). In the afternoon the breeze picked up to over 20 knots. ......( more)
Vincenzo Pottino President of IWA
Posted On:  25/06/2005
Italian Vincenzo, president of the Albaria Club, was elected President of IMCO at their recent AGM and is now the IMCO representative on the IWA Board. IWA are delighted that Vincenzo has accepted the position of IWA President for the remainder of the year.
Posted On:  23/06/2005
The IFCA European Slalom Championships 2005 had a perfect kick off in Alaçatý, Çeþme (Turkey). With perfect sideshore wind ranging from 15 to over 20 knots the race committee was able to run two full eliminations for the men’s fleet and even three eliminations for the master and women’s fleet.......( more)
Posted On:  23/06/2005
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the International Windsurfing Association will be held on Tuesday 9 August 2005, during the Junior, Youths and Masters Championships in Sopot.......( more)
MJOD - Annual General Meeting
Posted On:  23/06/2005
Notice is hereby given that the 2005 Annual General Meeting of the Mistral Junior One Design class will be held during the World Championships in Sopot in August (actual date and time to be confirmed). Items for the agenda should be sent to the IWA Office.
Posted On:  22/06/2005
Tomorrow the IFCA European Slalom Championships 2005 will kick off in Alaçatý, Çeþme (Turkey). The windsurfing regatta is one of the highlights of the SURF'N SOUND SPORT and MUSIC FESTIVAL which is Turkey's most wide ranged sport and music festival. ......( more)
IFCA Slalom Worlds - Fuerteventura - 22-30 July 2005
Posted On:  16/06/2005
Some "big names" are starting to appear on the entry list for the IFCA Slalom Worlds. Rene Egli have a deserved reputation for producing outstanding competition events and are gearing up to make this year's IFCA Slalom Worlds the best ever. Prize money now stands at 35.000 euro instead of 25.000 euro! All event info on IFCA website
Posted On:  15/06/2005
After four days of none compete able winds, the meltemi starts blowing on the last day of the competition. This morning the riders got a warm welcome of 16 knots blowing winds when they arrived at the skippers meeting at 10.00 am on the beautiful golden beach in front of the Sunwindcenter of Theo Fisilanis.......( more)
Posted On:  14/06/2005
The first of many sails we hope! Anybody else with Aloha sails surplus to requirements? Please contact IWA OFFICE if you do.
Stimorol Engadinwind 2005 IFCA Freestyle World Championships
Posted On:  14/06/2005
Silvaplana, Switzerland - Wednesday, 17th August to Sunday, 21st August 2005. NoR now posted
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After five spectacular days of racing the Formula Windsurfing European Championships in Ialisos/Rhodes (Greece) ended today.......( more)
Posted On:  11/06/2005
29th October till 1st November In Bandol Mediterranean Coast. Beside MOD and MJOD we have decided to invite ONE DESIGN series such as ALOHA under 15, Mistral Prodigy and RS-X for probably a first "Open" regatta.......( more)
Posted On:  11/06/2005
On the fourth day of the Formula Windsurfing European Championships in Ialisos/Rhodes (Greece) the competitors were brought to their physical limits.......( more)
Posted On:  10/06/2005
With gusts up to over 25 knots many of the competitors were brought to their personal limits. ......( more)
Posted On:  09/06/2005
The second day of the Formula Windsurfing European Championships brought three more races for each group of the men and two for the women. The ......( more)
Posted On:  08/06/2005
Notice of Race now posted
Posted On:  08/06/2005
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The Formula Windsurfing European Championships started with a big bang. Ialisos didn’t disappoint the 123 competitors and brought excellent racing conditions with 10 to 15 knots of wind in the afternoon.......( more)
Posted On:  07/06/2005
Already before the start the organizers can be proud about the best and biggest Windsurfing fleet that visited the beautiful Greek island so far. At the end of the inscription over 123 competitors from 26 representing 4 continents are registered for the Championships.......( more)
FW Europeans Rhodes
Posted On:  06/06/2005
Today on Rhodes (5 June) 20 to 25 knots on the water. Some of the guys had too much and didn't make it. Allison broke two masts. The forecast for next days predicts up to 40kts so those without 9.8 can have a problem on the water. Stay tuned.
Posted On:  06/06/2005
We have agreed an important change to the racing schedule as published in the Notice of Race for the Youth Worlds. ......( more)
Posted On:  06/06/2005
Britain boasts a very strong formula fleet which attracted both French and Dutch sailors to the open championships. The timing of the event provided an ideal build up regatta for the Europeans in Rhodes.
Posted On:  06/06/2005
The new Neil Pryde RS:X, to be used in the Olympic 2008 windsurfing events, will be racing soon.
Posted On:  06/06/2005
The windsurfing regatta is one of the highlights of the SURF'N SOUND SPORT and MUSIC FESTIVAL which is Turkey's most wide ranged sport and music festival. ......( more)
Posted On:  06/06/2005
Tonky (F2/Gaastra) took the Victory in the “Prasonisi Freestyle Battle” with his amazing, sort of “I don’t care at all” style.......( more)
Posted On:  06/06/2005
Costa Brava winds too light for an official result at the second Super X event of the 2005 PWA season.......( more)
Posted On:  31/05/2005
From June 4th to 12th the Formula Windsurfing European Championships will take place in the beautiful town of Ialisos / Rhodes (Greece). Over 100 competitors from 26 different countries representing 4 continents are already registered for the Championships.......( more)
IWA Admin Secretary weds
Posted On:  30/05/2005
After nearly twelve years together, Annie and Sid finally tied the knot last Friday 27 May on HMS Warrior 1860, Portsmouth. Annie Smith is now Annie Dollery!
Posted On:  30/05/2005
Amendment to Aloha Class Rules
Posted On:  22/05/2005
Please note the following amendment to Aloha Class Rules: C.6.3 - add - "e) the centreboard cassette may be shimmed"
Posted On:  22/05/2005
Despite a very positive forecast, the thermical wind did not show up at the Swiss Funboard Cup at Urnersee, which represented the 3rd stop of the EFPT 2005. ......( more)
Posted On:  22/05/2005
The 2005 RACEBOARD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS will be held from Sunday October 2nd to Saturday October 8th 2005, in Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain.
Posted On:  22/05/2005
Sail Melbourne 2006 invites you and your fellow Mistral/RS:X sailors to compete in the "Asia Pacific Regatta". ......( more)
Posted On:  22/05/2005
The XXVII Mistral Class World Championships finished today (20 May) in Mondello making Nicolas Huguet and Blanca Manchon the new champions of 2005. ......( more)
ISA Speedsurfing Grand Prix Sailors also take note!!
Posted On:  22/05/2005
The ISA Speedsurfing Grand Prix takes place alongside the IFCA Slalom Worlds - Flights and hotels for Fuerte are filling up very fast. Make your travel arrangements now!
Posted On:  21/05/2005
I just had a phone call from René Egli, the organizer of the event and the owner of the Pro Center at Playa Sotavento, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands.......( more)
Posted On:  20/05/2005
It is with mixed feelings we bid farewell to Rory from the post of Executive Secretary of IWA – we will miss his guiding hand on the tiller, but at the same time recognise our loss is someone else’s gain.......( more)
Posted On:  17/05/2005
A summary of the ISAF mid year meeting is on the ISAF website. Read on for info regarding the NP RS:X.......( more)
Posted On:  16/05/2005
The wind commands Mondello, no race for the male category while the female category complete only one round. ......( more)
Posted On:  15/05/2005
There were three trials carried out today and Nicolas Huguet is in the lead of the male category with a third, second, and first place.......( more)
North American Windsurfing Championships
Posted On:  15/05/2005
The 2005 NORTH AMERICAN WINDSURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS will be held from Wednesday July 20th to Saturday July 24th, 2005 in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. Notice of Race
Posted On:  15/05/2005
Since 1985 (Lake Garda, Italy) the WSMA started organising "Production Board" events. At these events the idea of racing only on production boards with the mark "IYRU Production Board" was introduced. The professionals on the World Cup were competing on prototype and custom boards.
Posted On:  14/05/2005
The registration procedure closed this morning and it was clearly outlined how many athletes will compete in the Mistral Class World Championships, a constant focus point for quality worldwide windsurfing.......( more)
Posted On:  13/05/2005
The calendar of major International events in 2005 has been revised. A primary objective of IWA is to prioritise co-operation between classes and organisers of events to ensure a co-ordinated calendar, with no overlaps, is scheduled. With renewed interest, worldwide, in all disciplines, this objective has been the focal point of IWA efforts. We can all now look forward to a fantastic year of windsurfing competition ... and now ... to finalise the 2006 events! see you somewhere in 2005.
Posted On:  12/05/2005
Nikos Kaklamanakis, Torch Bearer at the Olympic Games in Athens, comes to Mondello not to race but as a coach.......( more)
Posted On:  09/05/2005
Podersdorf, saw the highest freestyle level which was ever shown on the lake during this four days of the efpt competition. ......( more)
Posted On:  09/05/2005
The Norwegian Sailing Federation together with championship organiser DSSF, class association NBK and event sponsor Skiphelle, invite all competitors to Drøbak for a week of training - from May 21st to 25th - prior to the Nordic Championships.......( more)
Posted On:  08/05/2005
Wojtek Brzozowski (POL-10, Starboard, Neil Pryde) from Poland dominated the kick-off event of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup 2005 in Portimão (Portugal). He won three of the five races and finished on the top of the podium with 6,1 points.......( more)
Posted On:  08/05/2005
On the third day of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup Portimão Wojtek Brzozowski (POL-10, Starboard, Neil Pryde) extended his lead. The competitors had to wait the whole day until the wind finally got strong and consistent enough for Racing. ......( more)
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The World Championship comes back in Sicily after thirteen years.......( more)
Posted On:  07/05/2005
After a very hard fight against Andre Paskowski (F2/North Sails), dutch rider Kevin Mevissen (JP/NP) defeated his title from the single elimination.......( more)
Posted On:  07/05/2005
The Formula Windsurfing World Champion 2000, Wojtek Brzozowski (POL-10, Starboard, Neil Pryde) is leading the Windsurfing Euro-Cup Portimão in front of Gonzalo Costa Hoevel (ARG-3, F2, Neil Pryde) and Ross Williams (GBR-83, Starboard, Gaastra). ......( more)
Posted On:  07/05/2005
The Nordic Championships is just 3 weeks away. More than 100 competitors from Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and the Baltic countries are expected to battle for the title of Nordic Champion 2005.......( more)
Posted On:  07/05/2005
For latest news on changes in the ranking list for Mistral Men and Women after Hyeres go to IMCO web site.
Posted On:  06/05/2005
The first day of one of the most important events of the tour 05, gave the riders a very windy welcome. The starting field again showed all the European top riders in freestyle windsurfing, and it was again the young talented dutch rider Kevin Mevissen (JP/NP) who took the victory in the first single elimination.......( more)
The Windsurfing Euro-Cup Portimao is on!
Posted On:  06/05/2005
Check out these links to download a video from the first day of the event! Low Quality: Medium Quality
Posted On:  06/05/2005
The first day of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup Portimão brought again perfect weather. But unfortunately the wind resisted to play the game. It never got consistent enough to run official races.......( more)
Posted On:  02/05/2005
England, Christchurch, Dorset, 25th-31st July The Notice of Race for the Formula Festival is now published on the Formula website. This annual festival of formula windsurfing includes the Formula Junior and Formula Masters Championship in addition to the Formula Youth World Championships. ......( more)
Posted On:  02/05/2005
IFCA have named the new brands so far added to the ISAF production board list. Also a reminder of limitations for competitors at the IFCA Slalom European and World Championships.
IFCA SLALOM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2005
Posted On:  02/05/2005
Sotavento, Fuerteventura - 22-30 July - Notice of Race has now been published
Posted On:  30/04/2005
On the 15th of May the 2005 Professional Windsurfers Association Freestyle tour gets off to a flying start in one of the world’s most beautiful windsurfing locations; Lac Bay, Bonaire. For a full week the world’s best freestylers will pull out all the stops to take the lead in the 2005 freestyle ranking.......( more)
Posted On:  28/04/2005
The Turkish Slalom Team is training hard to prepare for the battle with the International Stars. Alacati guarantees 5 Beaufort, 400 metres of water 1 metre deep, a sheltered bay with a width of 1.5 km. Downwind slalom, Figure 8 and all the variations are possible at this exciting venue.
Posted On:  26/04/2005
On the first event of the EFPT 2005, the Swiss Funboard Cup at Hyeres, we show the best starter field ever. ......( more)
Posted On:  24/04/2005
Welcome to the new International Raceboard Class website - a new look to promote a revitalised class. A clean and crisp look that is reflected in the 2005 Class Rules which are 'open' and uncluttered.
Posted On:  24/04/2005
The IOC Executive Board started its second day of meeting in Berlin, Germany by accepting the candidature of New Zealand’s windsurfing legend and 1992 Olympic champion, Barbara Kendall.......( more)
2005 Raceboard Worlds - Cadiz confirmed
Posted On:  23/04/2005
The International Raceboard Class is pleased to confirm that the Federacion Andaluza de Vela will be hosting the 2005 World Championships in Cadiz from the 2nd to the 8th of October. With such a venue and an experienced team of regatta organisers, competitors can be confident of a memorable event, and a perfect start to a new era for the Raceboard Class. RSX sailors and teams will welcome the opportunity to test their new equipment in the first major championships of the new olympic campaigns. The Notice of Race will follow shortly.
Posted On:  22/04/2005
From May 4th to 8th the season of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup will start with the event in Portimão/Algarve (Portugal). Now the pre entry list for the event has been published.......( more)
Posted On:  21/04/2005
Competitors shall be accommodated at the Forum Beach Hotels (event sponsor) adjacent to race site.......( more)
Posted On:  21/04/2005
Have you entered yet? No - why not? Preparations are moving along according to schedule - this year's Euros is building up to encompass last years mega event on Garda! ......( more)
Posted On:  21/04/2005
Reigning World Champion Matt Pritchard lays down the gauntlet to all comers, dominating day one of the 2005 PWA Super X World Tour.......( more)
Posted On:  20/04/2005
Attention competitors, manufacturers and organizers! The General Rules for the Windsurfing Euro-Cup 2005 have been published. ......( more)
Posted On:  18/04/2005
Since the ISAF Evaluation event in September 2004 from which the RS:X board was selected the equipment has been fine tuned.......( more)
Posted On:  18/04/2005
The WSSRC has ratified the Outright World Sailing Speed Record of Finian MAYNARD (IVB) and the Outright World Women’s Sailing Speed Record of Karin YAGGI (SUI). ......( more)
Posted On:  18/04/2005
This week end we had 4 races run. The wind was blowing between 10-16 knots. Really clean racing.......( more)
French Formula National Championships, 14-17 April '05
Posted On:  18/04/2005
After 10 races(women) and 9 races (men) the winners are: Christine Johnston (GBR-93) and Julien Quentel (FRA-421). More news on the FW Class website or FFVoile website
Posted On:  11/04/2005
Sunday - This day will become history ! The PSL Speedsurfing Grand Prix ended with two heats in up to 60 knots of wind and two world records were set on the canal in St. Maries de la mer!......( more)
Posted On:  11/04/2005
Over 100 competitors from Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and the Baltic countries are expected to battle for the title of Nordic Championship in Formula Windsurfing & Freestyle the weekend 27-29 May. ......( more)
Posted On:  08/04/2005
The organisers of the Port St. Louis ISA Speedsurfing Grand Prix just received a hurricane warning for Saturday afternoon.......( more)
Neil Pryde Baltic Cup dates
Posted On:  08/04/2005
Now confirmed as: 13-15 May – Lithuania, Nida; 25-26 June – Latvia; 2-3 July - Finland, Helsinki; 22-24 July - Estonia, Tallinn, Pirita. For more info contact Erno Kaasik
Posted On:  07/04/2005
Check out the Surf & Sound website, now live and full of information for the forthcoming Slalom European Championships, 22-26 June 2005.
Posted On:  07/04/2005
It is with much sadness that we bid farewell to the king. The King of the Cape Freestyle Pro-Am began in 1999 with nothing more than a dream of creating a local event to serve the burgeoning interest in freestyle on Cape Cod.
Posted On:  07/04/2005
The Windsurfing Euro Cup Office chose a totally new spot for its Opening Event in 2005 – Praia da Rocha, next to Portimão’s Marina. ......( more)
Aruba Hi-Winds 2005
Posted On:  07/04/2005
From June 29 till July 5, Aruba will host the 19th annual Hi-Winds windsurfing and kiteboarding tournament. The Aruba Hi-Winds is renowned for having an extensive high wind racing and exhilarating entertainment and social program for its competitors and friends. Participating in the Aruba Hi-Winds means surfing and partying from start to finish! Don't miss the fun! Visit our website for details.
Posted On:  07/04/2005
The start of this event with more than 100 competitors in the South of France saw good conditions for both qualifiers and professionals. Since then, "waiting days", but the forecast for the weekend is getting better hour by hour, at the moment we have the chance to get force 8-10 on Saturday! Amateurs Heat 1 Professionals Heat 1 Men Professionals Heat 1 Women Amateurs Ranking Professionals Ranking
Posted On:  05/04/2005
No April fools at the Jeep Hawaii Pro! Josh Angulo wins the Jeep Hawaii Pro. Daida Moreno (Mistral, North) wins the Women’s contest. Images now available for downloading at the following links: www.pwaworldtour.com/pwa_mag_files/1.zip" and www.pwaworldtour.com/pwa_mag_files/2.zip
Formula Asian Championships
Posted On:  05/04/2005
Follow this event on the FW Class website - "the first international FW class big event held in Japan".
Posted On:  05/04/2005
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The kick-off event of the Formula Windsurfing Euro-Cup 2005 takes place in Portimão/Algarve (Portugal) from May 4th to 8th. ......( more)
Posted On:  03/04/2005
We are pleased to inform you that the Neil Pryde RS:X board and rig products are now in production.......( more)
2005 IFCA Slalom World Championships confirmed for Fuerteventura
Posted On:  01/04/2005
IFCA have confirmed a bid fom Fuerteventura to host the 2005 Slalom World Championships as part of the 2005 Fuerteventura Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup. IFCA President ,Bruno de Wannemaeker: "We are proud to be associated with such a world renowned and respected event organisation; sailors can look forward to a memorable first - a dedicated slalom World Championship." Full announcement
Posted On:  31/03/2005
Issue Date - 30 Mar 2005 - This, the third ranking release for 2005, includes the results from one ISAF Grade C1 event, three ISAF Grade 2 and two ISAF Grade 3 events. Unfortunately, the racing at the Izola Spring Cup did not take place over the weekend as Slovenia, like much of Europe, suffered from a complete lack of wind.
Posted On:  31/03/2005
We have a winner! Of the single elimination at least. Any guesses? Well he won the single elimination last year and does sick one-handed back loops. ......( more)
Posted On:  31/03/2005
Official Notice is hereby given that the 2005 IMCO AGM will take place during the World Championship in Mondello, Sicily
2005 IFCA SLALOM EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Posted On:  26/03/2005
The final Notice of Race for the IFCA Slalom European Championships, to be held 22-26 June in Turkey, has now been posted. On-line registration is now open, downloadable entry forms coming soon.
Posted On:  25/03/2005
The probably most thrilling duel of the year takes place from 02.04.-10.04.2005 in Port St. Louis in the south of France. ......( more)
Posted On:  25/03/2005
The registration for the second stop of the ISA Speedsurfing Grand Prix Tour is open now. The ProAm format of this events allows engaged amateurs to compete with the best windsurfers in the world, e.g. Bjorn Dunkerbeck and Finian Maynard, the current Speed Sailing World Record holder. ......( more)
THE RACING RULES OF SAILING for 2005–2008 - WINDSURFING COMPETITION RULES
Posted On:  18/03/2005
ISAF have now published the Racing Rules of Sailing - Windsurf Edition. View A5 size pdf or larger A4 size pdf
Posted On:  18/03/2005
Today (17 March) the Windsurfing Office has presented the calendar of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup 2005. This season the tour of the most important racing and slalom series will consist out of five events. ......( more)
Posted On:  15/03/2005
Rhodes has been the destination for major windsurfing events since 1992. ......( more)
Posted On:  15/03/2005
The event will be held in Fernando de Noronha Island, one of Brazil's most beautiful national parks. For travel advice and more information from Wilhelm Schurmann, read on.......( more)
Posted On:  14/03/2005
All member national windsurfing associations or authorities that want to register sailors for the 15,000 Euro IFCA 2005 European Slalom Championships should, according to the IFCA Championship Rules 2.3, apply for places to the IWA office as soon as possible using the form supplied.
23rd UNIVERSIADE, 2005, IZMIR
Posted On:  08/03/2005
The Organizing Committee of the 23rd UNIVERSIADE, 2005, IZMIR invite all members and non-members of FISU (International University Sports Federation) to take part in and send their sailing teams to the 23rd UNIVERSIADE, 2005, IZMIR, SAILING to be held in Karsiyaka, Izmir, August 11-21,2005. E-mail for Notice of Race and more information.
Posted On:  08/03/2005
On Wednesday 3rd March a press conference was held in Istanbul, Turkey to announce the 2005 IFCA European Championships Slalom in Cesme/Alacati - 22-26 June 2005. Go to IFCA website for full article
Posted On:  04/03/2005
Apologies to all on the mailing list who received #41 February as well!
Posted On:  04/03/2005
The second release of the ISAF World Sailing Ranking for 2005 have been published today
Posted On:  03/03/2005
The PWA (Professional Windsurfers Association) is heading home again for the second annual PWA Hawaii Pro. The event will be held at the legendary Hookipa Beach Park on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii.......( more)
Posted On:  03/03/2005
Last weekend the "Jugendseglertreff" (Youth Sailing Conference) of the German Sailing Association (DSV) selected the BIC Techno 293 One Design as official Youth Board from 2006 to 2009. ......( more)
Posted On:  28/02/2005
We are looking for one Water Sport Center Manager and two Windsurfing Instructors to our new Water Sport Center on One & Only Reethi Rah in Republic of Maldives. ......( more)
ISA Speedsurfing Grand Prix Port St. Louis, France
Posted On:  25/02/2005
The Notice of Race for the first stop of the 2005 ISA Speedsurfing Grand Prix Tour has been published. More than 100 competitors registered to compete in this ProAm event, including multiple time world champion Bjorn Dunkerbeck and world record holder Finian Maynard. The event starts on 02.04.2005 and runs until 10.04.2005. Entries to the amateurs fleet are still accepted, while the pro fleet is closed now. More info on: http://www.speedsurfing.org/
Posted On:  25/02/2005
More news re Neil Pryde RS:X - Read the extract from the minutes.......( more)
2005 IFCA Slalom European Championships
Posted On:  21/02/2005
A provisional Notice of Race for the 2005 IFCA Slalom European Championships has been published. IFCA President, Bruno de Wannemaeker, will be attending a Championship press launch in Istanbul at the beginning of March, the full Notice of Race will be published by 15th March, latest. IFCA wish to remind industry and sailors of the revised ISAF Production Board Rules -which have been introduced to encourage industry participation, and increase the opportunity for sailors to compete in the slalom discipline.
Posted On:  20/02/2005
Please note that the NoR for the International Sailing Series, Celebration of EXPO 2005, has been amended
Posted On:  19/02/2005
The French sailing federation propose a test event to choose a one design rig for BIC 293 OD under 15. April 19 - 22, Hyeres with coaches and young windsurfers under 15.
Posted On:  18/02/2005
IWA has launched an Associate Membership scheme aiming to unite the windsurfing industry and associated professions behind a central, focal point for competitive windsurfing - the IWA. Read the President's introduction and view the document.
Sopot Championships
Posted On:  18/02/2005
Notices of Race have now been published, also on-line entry, for 2005 ALOHA UNDER 15 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, 2005 MISTRAL YOUTH & JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, 2005 RACEBOARD MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP and RACEBOARD EUROPEANS. Notice of Race for the FW Europeans will be posted very soon.
Posted On:  16/02/2005
The new website for the NP RS:X will be the reference point for all matters concerning the Neil Pryde RS:X. ......( more)
Posted On:  12/02/2005
Intense discussion was held on the new equipment for the windsurfer men and windsurfer women events for the 2008 Olympic Games. ISAF and Neil Pryde will be issuing a press release next week announcing comprehensive details including the Board Specification, and Production and Distribution Programme.......( more)
Posted On:  06/02/2005
Read the editorial message from the Spring 2004 issue of Freesail, Australia's Windsurfing Magazine......( more)
Windsurfing News #41 - Correction
Posted On:  05/02/2005
Please note the wrong e-mail contact was published for the Formula Asian Championships. Click here for correct E-mail address Apologies to Yoshio Chiba and Hideki Miki for the confusion.
Posted On:  03/02/2005
ISAF World Sailing Rankings - Mistral Men & Women
Posted On:  02/02/2005
The first ranking release of 2005, the Mistral will continue to feature in the ISAF World Sailing Rankings until the new Olympic equipment the Neil Pryde RS:X replaces it in the coming months. Go to IMCO website for news of the Mistral Men and Mistral Women.
Posted On:  02/02/2005
New instructions have been published by ISAF for Production Board Registrations.......( more)
MPPP/PSC International Regatta - 4-6 March 2005
Posted On:  02/02/2005
Formula Level 3 World Ranking event (for Malaysia), hosted by Penang Swimming Club, Tanjung Bungah, Malaysia. For further details / entry, contact: sailing@penangswimclub.com. Raceboards also welcome.
2005 Formula and IMCO Asian Championships
Posted On:  02/02/2005
April 3rd, 2005 - April 9th 2005 - Gamagori, Aichi, Japan - The Notice of Race for the Asian Championships is now published. The event has been co ordinated as part of EXPO 2005. Info on FW Class and IMCO websites.
Posted On:  28/01/2005
The V Carnival Race for the 49er and Finn Classes, Spanish Championship for Mistral M & W Classes will be held in the Bay of Cadiz Puerto Sherry (Puerto Santa Maria) from 25th to 28th February 2005
Change to Championship Rules 2005 (Aloha, IMCO, MJOD, & Raceboard Classes)
Posted On:  28/01/2005
Please note that 7. SAIL INSIGNIAS has been amended as follows: 7.1 National letters & sail numbers shall be black in colour and placed back to back on an opaque white background immediately above batten #4 (#3 for Aloha).
2005 Mistral World Championship - Palermo, Italy - 11-19 May 2005
Posted On:  28/01/2005
Notice of Race has now been posted, together with entry forms. On-line registration is now open. Please go to ""Upcoming Events" on the IMCO website for links.
2005 Championship Rules posted
Posted On:  25/01/2005
IMCO, MJOD, Raceboard and Aloha all now have the 2005 Championship Rules posted on their websites.
Posted On:  23/01/2005
Dates have now been set for the 2005 King of the Caribbean, which takes place at Lac Bay, Bonaire, in the Dutch Antilles. The event will take place from the 15th to the 22nd May 2005 and is set to kick off the 2005 PWA Freestyle Tour......( more)
Posted On:  23/01/2005
New Zealand windsurfing legend, Barbara KENDALL has been appointed to the Athletes' Commission of the International Olympic Committee. ......( more)
Posted On:  22/01/2005
For all the news, photos and results from the Victorian Formula Windsurfing Championships, go to FW Class website
Posted On:  20/01/2005
The Midwinters Festival will continue its tradition of bringing together World Cup Pros, entry level sailors and all other levels of competitor. We will have classes for all skill levels and type of equipment - A Fleet / Sport Fleet / Workshop Fleet (learn to race) // Learn to Windsurf Fleet / and many youth, junior and kids classes to choose from. Whether you like racing a long or a short board, we have a class for you.
PWA World Exclusive on www.high.tv
Posted On:  20/01/2005
Check out the highlights from the 2005 London Indoor Windsurfing Championships on www.high.tv (click on the highlights section). Don’t forget buy the awesome 2004 PWA World Tour DVD - Order online at www.high.tv
Posted On:  10/01/2005
The WSSR Council annouces the ratification of a new World Record ......( more)
Small Mistake in FW Class Rules
Posted On:  08/01/2005
Please note that "g.1.3 Dimensions" should read "Distance from tack point to bottom of mast pocket = 300 *mm*" (not *m*!)
Posted On:  07/01/2005
The IFCA executive is launching a competition to create a new IFCA logo ......( more)
IFCA AGM
Posted On:  07/01/2005
The exact time and place for our AGM in Dussledorf will be:The restaurant "Schnellenburg". The meeting will start at 17:00. The restaurant "Schnellenburg" is located exactly in front of the entrance south of the "Messe Dusseldorf" where the "BOOT"exhibition takes place. See map
Posted On:  05/01/2005
Greg Johns (AUS) is elected President for 2005 and there are changes to the IWA website......( more)
Posted On:  28/12/2004
There has been a great deal of excitement and speculation following the recent announcement that NeilPryde Ltd., have successfully bid to supply the next generation of Olympic Windsurfing boards and rigs. There are however, a number of important issues that we would like to clarify in response to the questions and enquiries we have received regarding the RS:X programme.......( more)
Revised date for IFCA AGM
Posted On:  27/12/2004
Date: 23 januari 2005; Time: 14 hours; Place: Boot Exhibition Dusseldorf Germany; Location: to be announced through IFCA website. Revised agenda and documents have been posted. Absentees please send your remaks by e-mail to the IFCA president
Posted On:  24/12/2004
Excel London January 14th-16th 2005 The fans are all set to roll for the second London indoor windsurfing championships, with PWA action scheduled to commence on the 14th of January and continue through to the 16th of January 2005. ......( more)
Gdynia Sailing Days, Poland 2005
Posted On:  22/12/2004
World Cup Series Event, Gdynia Sailing Days, Poland 2005 will take place August 1-6. For any extra information please visit: www.gdyniasailingdays.com
Langkawi International Regatta Perdana 2005
Posted On:  22/12/2004
23-27 February 2005, Hotel Tiara Waterfront - Malaysian Ranking Circuit - Classes include FW and Raceboard. For Notice of Race and more information, visit the website: http://www.sailing.org.my/kedah/
Posted On:  22/12/2004
4–6 March 2005, Penang Swimming Club situated at Tanjung Bungah, Malaysia. Classes for Windsurfing - Formula and Raceboard. For more info Email: sailing@penangswimclub.com......( more)
Posted On:  21/12/2004
The International Raceboard Class (IRC) is undergoing a transformation - the introduction of revised Class Rules in the New Year and with it a new logo. ......( more)
Posted On:  16/12/2004
Notice of Race has been published for the I "Bay of Cadiz - New Year" Training Race to be held at Puerto Santa Maria, Cadiz, Spain from January 2nd to 4th 2005. Mistral Junior - Mistral Youth - Mistral Senior
2005 New Zealand Formula & Slalom Windsurfing Nationals
Posted On:  16/12/2004
11th – 14th FEBRUARY 2005 Otago Harbour Dunedin, New Zealand. For Notice of Race & Entry Form go to www.windsurfingnz.org or email Tony Limburg info@watercooled.co.nz"
Posted On:  11/12/2004
Visit the Aloha Website for important news regarding the board, rig, and more for the 2005 season and beyond. It's all good news!
2005 Formula Windsurfing OCEANIC Championships
Posted On:  10/12/2004
The 2005 season kicks off in style with the Oceanic Championships - a Level 1 Formula World Ranking event - 21-25 January 2005, preceeded by the Victorian FW Championships, a "warm up" event. See FW Class website for more info.
SPA Regatta
Posted On:  07/12/2004
SPA Regatta organisors have decided to both allow the new and old Olympic board at the 2005 SPA Regatta to ensure all have the opportunity to compete. In 2006 we will allow only the Olympic board. IWA comment: 'we hope the other Eurolymp will follow this logical descision'
Posted On:  03/12/2004
Yes - there is a World Championships for IMCO in 2005; Yes - the event will be held in Sicily as agreed at the 2004 class AGM.......( more)
Posted On:  02/12/2004
Little did I know that my disappointment in January would be the catalyst for change and ultimate success in international Formula windsurfing.......( more)
Posted On:  02/12/2004
The “Pontal de Itapuã” race is about to be considered the longest Formula Windsurfing race known.
Posted On:  02/12/2004
Check the new FW boards list registered for 2005 events.
Posted On:  29/11/2004
The Fun Board Racing Rules no longer exist! They have been replaced by Racing Rules of Sailing 2005-2008, and Appendix B - Windsurfing. ......( more)
Posted On:  29/11/2004
4/5 December 2004
Posted On:  28/11/2004
Posted On:  27/11/2004
The FW World Ranking System has now been approved by the committee and has been published on the FW website and, with its introduction in 2005, the Qualification System for the World Championships is amended.
ISAF Conference Report
Posted On:  27/11/2004
A full report has been posted on the ISAF website at: http://www.sailing.org/ Click here for particular points decided by council that are more relevant to windsurfing.
Posted On:  26/11/2004
"Congratulations and thanks are due to IWA and (Raceboard) class association, for earlier this month Raceboard was reconfirmed by ISAF as a development class for Windsurfing." But did the rule changes go far enough?
RACEBOARD 7.5 Division - not 7.4!
Posted On:  24/11/2004
Apologies for any confusion and alarm caused by a typing error in the recent report : "Windsurfing in 2005 -Executive Summary ".
Posted On:  21/11/2004
by Ceri Williams, FW Chairman
Class Reports
Posted On:  19/11/2004
The Class Reports made to the ISAF Windsurfing Committee can be viewed on the respective Class websites. Note also that the Class Rule changes submitted on behalf of IFWC, IFCA, IRC and ALOHA were also approved by the Windsurfing Committee.
Posted On:  19/11/2004
The selection by ISAF of the RS-X as the equipment for use at the Olympic Games in 2008 has caused a great deal of excitement but at the same time, a lot of questions have been raised about the future structure of the sport. ......( more)
Posted On:  16/11/2004
A new outright Speed World Record, the British, Dutch and Australian (windsurfing) records along with a fantastic new production board world record have all been accomplished in the hard-core ‘French Trench’ here in the Camargue region of France.
Posted On:  16/11/2004
New President, Three Women Elected As Vice-Presidents
Posted On:  14/11/2004
Today was the fourth and final day of the 19th Aloha Classic at Ho'okipa Beach Park, Maui.......( more)
Posted On:  14/11/2004
Today was the third day of competition for the 19th Aloha Classic at Ho'okipa Beach Park, Maui.......( more)
Posted On:  14/11/2004
Subject to WSSRC ratification, Finian Maynard (BVI) set a speed of 46.82 knots on November 13 2004 on the "trench" in St. Maries de la Mer.......( more)
Posted On:  13/11/2004
In a packed room at the Marriott hotel here in Copenhagen, the ISAF Council has voted on the equipment to be used in the 2008 Olympic Sailing Regatta in Qingdao.
Posted On:  11/11/2004
2004 has been an incredible year for the PWA World Tour with the crème de la crème of the worlds windsurfing talent battling out at thirteen cranking events during the year for nearly a million Euros in prize money.
Australian National Slalom Titles
Posted On:  11/11/2004
1st to 3rd January 2005 - South Beach, Fremantle, Western Australia. For more info, contact Kevin Netto
Posted On:  11/11/2004
The second day of the Aloha Classic had the sailors waking to more wind in the 15kt range, but the surf had backed off a bit with only 3 foot faces at Ho'okipa Beach Park.......( more)
Posted On:  10/11/2004
Today was the first day of competition for the 19th Aloha Classic at Ho'okipa Beach Park, Maui. ......( more)
Posted On:  10/11/2004
Posted On:  07/11/2004
- received unanimous support of the ISAF Executive Committee as the new Olympic board... Info from the ISAF website ......( more)
2005 North American Championships - Squamish, BC, Canada
Posted On:  07/11/2004
Formula Class and IFCA Slalom North American Titles - July 19-24 2005 (followed by Gorge US Nationals 25-30 July)
Posted On:  07/11/2004
Posted On:  07/11/2004
Again new Champions in all categories. Also this year saw Windsurfers of all age groups, from the eleven-year old youngsters to the 73-year olds, at different waters in Switzerland and abroad.
Posted On:  07/11/2004
What a close decision at the last event of the EFPT.......( more)
Posted On:  07/11/2004
With the pending return of the trade winds and swell on Tuesday the organizing committee has decided to push the Aloha Classic Wave Championships back a day and start the competition on Tuesday, November 9.......( more)
Posted On:  04/11/2004
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Posted On:  04/11/2004
The latest gathering of speed demons at the "Canal' in Southern France has begun, with the sailors expecting to stay through until at least December 14, in search of a new outright sailing speed record and perhaps the elusive 50 knot barrier.......( more)
Posted On:  26/10/2004
At this year's Aloha Classic Wave Championships we will celebrate and honor her life with a perpetual trophy called THE JULIE DEWERD ALOHA SPIRIT TROHPY. Her family would like to continue their support of Julie, in memoriam, by offering a $500 grant this year to the winner of this trophy, for the sailor who best exhibits the Aloha Spirit. ......( more)
Posted On:  26/10/2004
The 'Windsurf Magazine' Slalom Challenge UK 2004 concluded at the weekend during the Whiteair Extreme Sports Festival on the Isle of Wight.......( more)
Posted On:  26/10/2004
Tantalizingly close conditions maintain suspense up until the last minute but tour leaders hold out for glory.......( more)
Posted On:  26/10/2004
Only tension and frustration on the menu as the weather serves up tantalizingly close conditions, but not quite enough. ......( more)
Posted On:  22/10/2004
Albeau and Shreeve move one step closer to championship glory whilst rivals are forced to sit and wait in beautiful France.......( more)
Posted On:  22/10/2004
Albeau throws down the gauntlet to Allen as Staszewska puts the cat well and truly among Shreeve’s pigeons.......( more)
Posted On:  19/10/2004
Sail Auckland invites top international sailors to compete in New Zealand’s premier Olympic Class regatta.......( more)
Posted On:  19/10/2004
Top wave sailors from around the world will gather at Hookipa Beach Park, from November 8th through the 10th, for some of the best wave sailing action.......( more)
Posted On:  18/10/2004
Ok guys and girls this is it! Its all on this weekend 22-25 October 2004 and the weather is looking great. ......( more)
Posted On:  18/10/2004
Tension builds as light winds leave frustrated sailors marooned on the beach. ......( more)
Posted On:  18/10/2004
The time for talking is over as Allen and Albeau square up for the final bout and Shreeve digs in to defend her lead.......( more)
Posted On:  16/10/2004
Boardseeker reports on the second Trials to find a new Olympic windsurfing class for the 2008 Games in Beijing. Reporters: Louise Emery at Hayling Island, Gavin Rodgers at Queen Mary Reservoir
Posted On:  13/10/2004
It was a late call but only 12 pre-entries were received by the closing date. However, the infrastructure and organisation is in place to deliver an event - we can expect good media and PR for slalom, and hopefully good conditions, good racing and good parties!......( more)
Posted On:  12/10/2004
Following a series of evaluation events in Cadiz (ESP), Torbole (ITA) and Hayling Island and Queen Mary Reservoir (GBR), the ISAF Olympic Windsurfing Equipment Evaluation Team have chosen their recommendation for 2008. ......( more)
Posted On:  12/10/2004
First the bad news! IFCA and UKWA Racing, the local organiser, have very reluctantly taken the decision to cancel the 2004 IFCA Slalom Worlds. The good news - An open slalom event will still be held at the same time and the same venue as the worlds for those wishing to take part.......( more)
Posted On:  12/10/2004
The IMCO/MJOD International Training Camp (junior, youth and seniors), organised by the class together with the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation, Andalusian Sailing Federation, CN Elcano and CN El Trocadero, will be held in Cadiz from the 27th December 2004 to 7th January 2005. ......( more)
Posted On:  08/10/2004
A Statement from Ezio Ferin, new chairman of the Under 15 Windsurfing Class (formerly the Aloha Class)......( more)
Posted On:  07/10/2004
New Aloha Class Chairman - Ezio Ferin
Posted On:  07/10/2004
Ezio Ferin (ITA) has been elected Chairman of the Aloha Class in place of Marc Cardon. Marco Rossi and Ceri Williams have been elected as Vice Chairmen.
Technical problems for World Pay on-line payments
Posted On:  05/10/2004
"Access to our payment and administration system is once again disrupted due to continuation of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack, by a unknown third party. We are processing payments but fewer and more slowly than we normally would." Anyone wishing to enter the IFCA Slalom Worlds, but having problems with the on-line payment, should e-mail iwaoffice@internationalwindsurfing.com so that we can at least get you on to the entry list.
Posted On:  04/10/2004
Albeau takes race victory, Williams slips into second, McKercher 2004 overall wave champion, Moreno retains women's wave title. ......( more)
Posted On:  04/10/2004
The overnight heavy rain and stormy skies rapidly cleared this morning to leave a bustling hive of activity on the beach as sailors prepared their equipment for another day of epic Sylt racing.......( more)
Posted On:  04/10/2004
The sun rose cleanly over a beautifully crisp and clear morning here at Westerland today. The early offshore breezes quickly stiffened across the fantastically calm waters providing amazing racing conditions. ......( more)
Posted On:  01/10/2004
Williams and McKercher take it easy as the wind fails to show here in Sylt today. ......( more)
Posted On:  30/09/2004
It’s been thrilling day of racing as the top racers in the world have been battling it out in the light winds and glorious sunshine here in Sylt.......( more)
Posted On:  30/09/2004
IFCA has been conducting a questionnaire amongst IFCA National Associations. Naturally, the bigger the response, the better will be the overall picture. Make your contribution on the IFCA site.
Posted On:  29/09/2004
4 World Titles are at stake and entries are limited: Men (max 64 entries), Women (max 32 entries), Master (max 32 entries) and Youth (max 32 entries). Prize fund 15,000 Euro (net of taxes)......( more)
Posted On:  29/09/2004
With not a breath of wind today at the beach here in Westerland, Sylt, the sailors are waiting to complete the wave single elimination and to start race 2. ......( more)
Posted On:  29/09/2004
The competition got under way at 9:30 this morning with a fresh onshore breeze and head high swell. As the tide pushed in the waves increased, as did the shore break......( more)
Posted On:  27/09/2004
The event was at Calima lake on west side of Colombia, 80 kms from Cali. We were around 60 competitors from Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Colombia. ......( more)
Posted On:  27/09/2004
After a glorious day of sunshine the first day of the 2004 Sylt event has ended in victory for top French sailor Antoine Albeau (AHD/Neil Pryde). ......( more)
Posted On:  26/09/2004
Everything is in place for an action packed event here in the exclusive island hideaway on the North Sea coast of Germany. Sylt is renowned for its rough seas and gale force winds. The forecasts are looking good and with racing and wave sailing in the schedule we are sure to see plenty of world class windsurfing performance.......( more)
Posted On:  26/09/2004
Well done to the new champions, and a big thank you to the organisers in Germany for once again providing great venue and superb service for the competitors. ......( more)
Posted On:  26/09/2004
"The Youth Worlds were really exiting." Read Marcus Bouman's report on the FW Class website.
Posted On:  24/09/2004
The EFPT looks back at a very successful season and into a great future.
Posted On:  22/09/2004
For final results, and to view reports and pictures, go to FW Class website.
Posted On:  22/09/2004
The event was at Calima lake on west side of Colombia, 80 kms from Cali. We were around 60 competitors from Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Colombia. ......( more)
Posted On:  21/09/2004
The 2004 Annual General Meeting of the International Funboard Class Association will be held on Tuesday 26 October 2004 on the Isle of Wight, UK during the IFCA Slalom Worlds. The exact location and time will be announced on the Official Notice Board. Agenda
Posted On:  21/09/2004
Part III of the Windsurfing Evaluation event was held from 16 – 19 September on the South coast of England. Attending the trials were 5 different manufacturers entering a total of six designs, all conforming to the ISAF Hybrid rules.
Posted On:  20/09/2004
Markus Bouman of the Netherlands finally takes victory after 15 races, with Florent Renard and Julien Quentel, both of France, taking second and third. ......( more)
Posted On:  19/09/2004
The results couldn’t be more exciting before the last races of the Formula Windsurfing Youth World Championships 2004 in Dranske/Rügen (Germany)......( more)
Posted On:  17/09/2004
The "Aloha Classic", the crown jewel of windsurfing events will be back after a two year absence, on November 8-10 at Ho'okipa Beach Park on Maui, Hawaii. ......( more)
Posted On:  17/09/2004
Taranaki has a long history of being one of the best surf locations in New Zealand. This year's event will take place over 22-25 October 2004 - an all out expression session with focus on fun and a big party after. For info, go to the Taranaki website
FW Youth Worlds, Dranske
Posted On:  17/09/2004
What a fantastic event this is! 7 races already for the men and youths, 6 each for the juniors and ladies - For results, action photos and the latest news go to FW Class website
FW Youth Worlds, Dranske
Posted On:  16/09/2004
Some fantastic competition in Dranske - Already 4 races for each fleet after only a day and a half of competition! Keep up-to-date by visiting the FW Class website.
Posted On:  16/09/2004
European Freestyle Pro Tour - The finals showed freestyle windsurfing on a very high level.......( more)
Posted On:  16/09/2004
Building on the successes of the last 2 years, the PWA, in conjunction with the Bonaire Sailing Foundation has decided to reschedule the Bonaire King of the Caribbean Freestyle event to May, for the 2005 season. ......( more)
Posted On:  16/09/2004
The Formula Windsurfing Youth World Championships Formula Windsurfing Junior & Master Championships 2004 had perfect start on Wednesday. ......( more)
FW Youth Worlds, Dranske
Posted On:  15/09/2004
98 competitors have registered and it is shaping up to be a fantastic competition. With winds ranging between 22 and 28 knots, all fleets have successfully completed their first race. Provisional results and up-to-the-minute reporting can be found on the FW Class website
2004 Formula Windsurfing Youth Worlds, Dranske
Posted On:  13/09/2004
Registration started today at the 2004 Formula Windsurfing Youth Worlds in Dranske on the island of Ruegen, Germany. Over 50 boys and 7 girls have pre entered the Championship, the headline event of the 2004 Formula Festival which also includes the Formula Masters Championship and a leg of the German Windsurf Cup. Stayed tuned for regular updates on the FW website.
Posted On:  13/09/2004
The PWA Canadian Freestyle World Cup has drawn to a conclusion here in the beautiful Magdelene Islands with Spanish sailor Daida Moreno (Mistral, North) taking the overall victory despite losing to her sister Iballa (Mistral, North) in the second single elimination final here this morning. ......( more)
Posted On:  13/09/2004
The wind has returned with a vengeance here on the penultimate day of the 2004 Canadian Freestyle world Cup with the tail end of hurricane Frances bringing storms and wild winds to the Madeleine Islands.......( more)
Posted On:  10/09/2004
The wind failed to materialize here on the second day of the 2004 PWA Canadian Freestyle world Cup.......( more)
Posted On:  10/09/2004
Reigning women’s world freestyle champion, Daida Moreno (Mistral, North) has taken the first victory here on the opening day of the 2004 PWA Canadian Freestyle World Cup......( more)
Posted On:  08/09/2004
After a whirlwind 2200km road trip around the stunning state of Quebec, 13 female competitors finally arrived on Canada’s Magdalene Islands yesterday evening.......( more)
Posted On:  06/09/2004
Posted On:  05/09/2004
Yesterday finally provided the awaiting photographers and television crews with a wave spectacle but of a different flavour than expected.......( more)
Posted On:  05/09/2004
The closing day of the first Nestea PWA Hungarian World Cup brought with it nervous anticipation of what had been forecast as the best day for wind. ......( more)
Posted On:  04/09/2004
After a superb evening of Hungarian hospitality in Budapest, many competitors seemed a little more bleary-eyed than usual at this mornings skippers meeting. ......( more)
Posted On:  04/09/2004
If only this was a surf competition! Today an unusual weather situation dominates the west coast of Portugal. A low pressure system over the Atlantic provides heavy rainfall and cloudy weather to the normally sun-spoiled region.......( more)
Posted On:  04/09/2004
Early morning mist shrouded the shores of Lake Balaton this morning leaving an eerie feeling of anticipation among the waiting competitors. ......( more)
Posted On:  03/09/2004
Lake Balaton bathes in sunshine as winds just fail reach championship strengths and the waiting game begins.......( more)
Minutes of the 2004 Raceboard AGM
Posted On:  02/09/2004
Raceboard class awaits outcome of ISAF November conference to finalise change in rules to ensure alignment with potential new Olympic board. The AGM delegated authority to finalize new class measurements to the Raceboard Committee. The Minutes of the 2004 Annual General Meeting held in Nessebar, Bulgaria on August 4th at 1830 hours have now been posted.
Posted On:  02/09/2004
The Notice of Race for the 2004 Slalom Worlds on the Isle of Wight (UK) is now on line.......( more)
Posted On:  02/09/2004
The Amateur portion of the Nestea Hungary World Cup drew to a close today with no further action after four great races yesterday.......( more)
Posted On:  02/09/2004
On a day without wind, but good waves, sailors took to the water to hone their surfing skills.......( more)
XVIII Campeonato Sudamericano de Windsurf
Posted On:  02/09/2004
14-19 September, Formula and Slalom, Lago Calimo, Colombia. All welcome - winds are great, can only get better! For more info: velasyvientos@telesat.com.co or visit the website: www.velasyvientos.com
Posted On:  01/09/2004
Amateur races take off as Hungary battens down the hatches and prepares for PWA Action.......( more)
Posted On:  01/09/2004
Over 30 competitors representing 11 countries and 3 continents have registered here at Guincho Beach for the 2004 Freewave World Championships. ......( more)
The Oeiras Windsurfing Euro Cup 2004
Posted On:  30/08/2004
The winners: 1. Michael Polanowski POL-16, 2. Ross Wiliamss GBR-83, 3. Andrea Cucchi ITA-1. Results, photos and more
Posted On:  28/08/2004
The Press Conference for the presentation of the Event will take place on the 30th of August, at 6.00 pm, at Du Arte Garden - Casino do Estoril, with the presence of Official Entities, Sponsors and Sportive Entities, with a special emphasis on Bruno De Wannemaeker - President of IFCA and on north-american Josh Angulo, nº1 of the world ranking. ......( more)
Rumours NOT fact!
Posted On:  27/08/2004
Contrary to rumours that appear to be circulating, both the IFCA Freewave Worlds (Guincho) and the IFCA Slalom Worlds are ON! Bruno de Wannemaeker, IFCA President, is already in Portugal overseeing the final preparations for the Freewave World Championships. Whilst in Oeiras he received the good news that an alternative venue for the Slalom World Championships had been confirmed. The Notice of Race will be posted very soon. Watch IWA and IFCA websites for all details regarding class championships and events.
Posted On:  26/08/2004
The Oeiras Windsurfing Euro Cup 2004
Posted On:  26/08/2004
On the first day of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup Oeiras the forecast seemed excellent. For reports: http://www.euro-cup.org, http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/event.php?id=11 or http://www.overpower.net/oeiras_eurocup2004/home.asp
Posted On:  26/08/2004
After a superb race series in Gran Canaria on the windswept beaches of Playa de Ingles, the Nestea PWA world racing tour moves to the contrasting location of Lake Balaton Hungary. ......( more)
Posted On:  26/08/2004
After the disappointment of having to cancel the event in Taiwan, IFCA are pleased to announce the 2004 SLALOM WORLDS will be held on the Isle of Wight, UK from 25 to 30 October, along with the Fat Face White Air Extreme Sports Festival 2004.
Posted On:  25/08/2004
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Posted On:  25/08/2004
After a glorious victory for Israel in the men’s event, the women’s fleet got underway at 14.22, and was set to be every bit as tense as the preceding men’s final race 11.......( more)
GOLD FOR GAL FRIDMAN
Posted On:  25/08/2004
Men Windsurfer - Mistral: Gal FRIDMAN wins Israel's first ever Gold Medal - Results. Second Nikolaos KAKLAMANAKIS (GBR), third Nick DEMPSEY (GBR)
Posted On:  25/08/2004
A small step for Formula, but a big step for Hungary... As you could see in the PWA racing calendar, from 31st of August until 5th of September will be the first PWA competition ever on this part of the world. Two days race before the World Cup for amateurs and practice race for profies. ......( more)
Posted On:  25/08/2004
held at the Bulgarian National Sports Acadamy, Nessebar, Bulgaria on Tuesday 3 August 2004 - Now Posted
Posted On:  25/08/2004
The first start of the penultimate two races of the Mistral class started after only a 40 minute delay from the scheduled start time while the Meltemi built to a satisfactory windspeed and stable direction. Eventually racing got underway and it was Great Britain's Nick DEMPSEY who took the initial charge.......( more)
Posted On:  25/08/2004
Back on form, Barbara took a bullet in today’s races 9 and 10, but a case of too little too late in this Olympic game.......( more)
2004 FW Youth Worlds, Dranske
Posted On:  25/08/2004
IFCA Freewave World Championships - Guincho, Portugal
Posted On:  24/08/2004
Bruno is in Portugal right now and has seen at first hand the fantastic organisation already in place awaiting the arrival of competitors. Guincho, on the Estoril Coast, is one of the most beautiful and radical wave spots on the planet. The event will be video streamed and there is a huge media machine waiting to advertise YOU. And besides the competition, there is a wonderful social atmosphere, not least the Bufureira Beach Party to finish the event. Eur 20,000 Prize Fund! Don't delay - ENTER NOW! and catch some amazing deals Event Site: http://www.overpower.net/ifca2004/default.htm
Posted On:  22/08/2004
Allen and Shreeve consolidate Aussie dominance in Gran Canaria, as light winds bring a relaxed finish to the first stop of the 2004 Nestea PWA World Windsurf Racing Tour and the end of the 2004 PWA Gran Canaria Grand Slam. ......( more)
Posted On:  22/08/2004
With racing now held for the past four days on the trot, today sees the fifth consecutive day of competition. A waiting game as the race committee waits for the wind to fill in has seen the fleet struggling to keep to schedule.......( more)
Posted On:  22/08/2004
A day off for the Mistral women fleet. With 8 races completed and the series back on schedule, Sunday sees the reserve day actually being used for rest rather than competition. ......( more)
Posted On:  22/08/2004
In response to requests from many freewave sailors, IFCA and event organisers Overpower Club have agreed to OPEN this year's championship to sailors competing on any "production" board.......( more)
ATTENTION all FREEWAVE SAILORS !
Posted On:  21/08/2004
IFCA are now able to offer FREE accommodation deal to the first 15 riders to enter the forthcoming Freewave World Championships - Guincho, Portugal, renowned for its waves and hospitality! To take advantage of this offer you need to enter on line - go NOW to: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=310&parent=94&grandparent=3
Posted On:  20/08/2004
Racing Day 2 - The sailors were at the beach ready for the 9.30 Skippers meeting. The only thing that wasn’t ready was the wind. ......( more)
Posted On:  20/08/2004
Windsurfing Women - Mistral - Racing Catches Up - Following the 49ers on course area B, the Mistral Women went out to catch up with their schedule on what was initially a reserve day. They came out in the remains of the sea breeze that saw great racing for the 49ers.......( more)
Posted On:  20/08/2004
Windsurfer Men – Mistral - Races 5 and 6 Completed - Despite posting his only double digit result of the series in today’s race 6, Ricardo SANTOS (BRA) continues to lead the men’s fleet. ......( more)
Posted On:  20/08/2004
2004 FORMULA WINDSURFING YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2004 - Formula Windsurfing Masters and Junior Championships Windsurfing Euro-Cup Final 2004 - Provisional Notice of Race now published on FW Class site
Posted On:  20/08/2004
From September 15th to 19th 2004 the best windsurfers of the World will visit the village of Dranske on the island Ruegen for the second time in a row to celebrate their World Championships. This year the village will be the host of the Formula Windsurfing Youth World Championships 2004 and the Windsurfing Euro-Cup Final 2004.
Posted On:  20/08/2004
Posted On:  20/08/2004
Windsurfing Men - Mistral - One Race Completed - With four abandoned starts, the Men’s Mistral fleet eventually got one race completed today on a day that saw the lead change in the fleet with the arrival of a new race winner in the form of Ricardo SANTOS (BRA). ......( more)
Posted On:  20/08/2004
Racing day 1 - We’ve made a change from 4.0m sails to 11.0m sails here in Gran Canaria. The move to the south of the island signified the start of the racing competition. ......( more)
Posted On:  19/08/2004
Scott McKercher, Daida Moreno and Kauli Seadi take the honors in Pozo. While Campello and Daida take the overall 2004 world freestyle titles.......( more)
Posted On:  18/08/2004
At the morning low tide hopes were high for the continuation of the wave double elimination that was started yesterday. The waves were still rolling into the beach and by 10.30 we were into the action. ......( more)
Posted On:  18/08/2004
Hong Kong and Italy On Equal Points! The 1996 and 2000 gold medallists, Lee Lai SHAN (HKG) and Alessandra SENSINI (ITA) sit on equal points, with Lee Lai, or San San as she is better known, ahead on countback.......( more)
Posted On:  18/08/2004
Kakalamanakis Wins Again! The controversial Race one in the Men’s Mistral fleet, which was abandoned after a protest was resailed today on course area B following the culmination of the day’s racing in the 49er fleet.......( more)
Posted On:  17/08/2004
The Men's Mistral was abandoned as none of the boats finished the course in correct fashion. In the Women’s Mistral, Alessandra SENSINI (ITA) is leading the overall rankings with eight points.......( more)
Posted On:  15/08/2004
Nikolaos KAKLAMANAKIS (GRE), the torchbearer who lit the cauldron at the Olympic stadium, was obviously still on a high as he took first place in the opening race for the Men's Mistral Fleet today! However, it was Przemyslaw MIARCZYNSKI (POL) who was first over the finish line in the second race. Barbara KENDALL, New Zealand's most successful female Olympian, with her gold, silver and bronze medals from the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Games, won the first ladies race, but it was Italian Alessandra SENSINI who won the second race. ......( more)
Posted On:  14/08/2004
Victor Fernandez (Fanatic) goes all the way to beat Kauli Seadi (AHD/Naish) in the final of the second freestyle single elimination here in Pozo and Daida Moreno (Mistral/North) beats her sister to the top spot in the ladies fleet. ......( more)
Posted On:  14/08/2004
As the Olympic Games returned to its spiritual home last night in a breathtaking opening ceremony that brought the myths of Ancient Greece to life through the magic of 21st century technology. Windsurfing history was made. Nikos KAKLAMANAKIS (GRE), 1996 Olympic Gold Medallist, was the torchbearer who lit the cauldron at the Olympic stadium during the opening ceremony of the 28th Olympic Games. ......( more)
Posted On:  13/08/2004
Posted On:  13/08/2004
ALOHA CLASS CHOOSE NEW BOARD
Posted On:  13/08/2004
The Aloha Class AGM (3rd August, Bulgaria) approved a proposal to replace the existing equipment (no longer produced) with the BIC Techno 293D. The decision followed a Trial of equipment prior to the recent Worlds and a recommendation by the evaluation team. Preliminary report - Full report will be published soon.
IFCA /IFWC TAIWAN EVENT POSTPONED
Posted On:  13/08/2004
Due to unforseen circumstances and uncertain political situation in the region, IFCA and IFWC have taken the decision to postpone this year's event in the Penghu Islands, Taiwan. The Organisers hope to return with an event in 2005. In the meantime IFCA are working to reschedule the 2004 Slalom Worlds later in the year, all options are being explored.
Posted On:  13/08/2004
The morning started cloudy here in Pozo on the second day of the 2004 PWA Gran Canaria Super Grand Slam, but it didn’t take long for the sun to start shining. After a short delay to wait for the conditions to improve the day’s heats started.......( more)
Posted On:  13/08/2004
A perfect start to the 2004 PWA Gran Canaria Super Grand Slam here in Pozo. The action started this morning with the first single elimination of the men’s freestyle.......( more)
Posted On:  13/08/2004
The 3-day event took place in Yyteri shallow water area on the west cost of Finland. Total of 54 competitors participated in the event.......( more)
Posted On:  13/08/2004
On the coast of Estonia the top event of Baltic surfers’ competition season – Neil Pryde Baltic Cup was held on 6-8 August. ......( more)
Posted On:  10/08/2004
Read Christine Johnston's story about the recent FW Worlds
IFCA Freewave Worlds, Guincho
Posted On:  09/08/2004
Just three weeks to go to the most dynamic freewave event of the year, taking place on Portugal's beautiful Estoril coast. The Overpower Team are waiting to go into overdrive for this most prestigious World Championship event. Visit the Official Website: http://www.overpower.net/ifca2004/home.asp for all the information you need then enter on line: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=310&parent=94&grandparent=3
Posted On:  09/08/2004
Only one race for the final day of the Mistral Youth and Junior World Championships in Nessebar, Bulgaria, but no changes in the top positions of the final rankings. ......( more)
Posted On:  09/08/2004
Dorota and Micah - FW World Champions 2004! Finally on Friday 6 we had some good racing in Leba ......( more)
Posted On:  09/08/2004
The 4th Annual General Meeting of the class took place 4 August in Leba. A full report will published soon. Key decisions . . .......( more)
IFCA 2004 Annual General Meeting
Posted On:  06/08/2004
The IFCA 2004 Annual General Meeting will be held in Taiwan during the IFCA Slalom Worlds in September. The agenda has been posted. Items for consideration by the AGM should be submitted by 20 August to Bruno de Wannemaeker.
Posted On:  06/08/2004
The day kicked off with full sun and wind only about 6-7 knots, but the forecast was promising. For all the news, photos, results and video stream go to: http://www.windsurfingeracup.com/leba.php......( more)
Posted On:  05/08/2004
After the second day of races, the last results start to show more clearly in all categories the duels for conquering the world titles......( more)
FW Worlds Leba
Posted On:  05/08/2004
The wind was below the limit so we started a beach volleyball match. Later in the afternoon, the wind picked up to 7-9 kts but was unstable. Competitors played a waiting game but finally at 1800 the decision was made - no wind, no races today. The AGM followed in the evening. Go to: http://www.windsurfingeracup.com for up to date news.
Posted On:  04/08/2004
Record presence in Bulgaria for the 2004 Youth and Junior World Championships......( more)
Posted On:  04/08/2004
A cloudy start in Leba for the Skippers meeting, then a long wait with light winds, then rain. ......( more)
Posted On:  04/08/2004
Today's practice races in Nessebar ended with rain. The organisers had dificulties setting the distance because of the changing winds, but after all the start was given and about 220 competitors sailed along the two - red and green - distances. Most of them desided not to cross the finish line, as the wind started to drop and rainy clouds covered the sun. ......( more)
FW Worlds, Poland - Registration Day
Posted On:  03/08/2004
Finally 19 women and 102 men competitors registered. It was Wojtek's 28th birthday so there was an MTV party on Agados beach in the evening which finished at 11 because of heavy rain! Follow the action on the Windsurfing Era site and the FW Class website
14 days to the Olympics
Posted On:  30/07/2004
For all the news in the final run-up to the start of the Olympics, visit the ISAF Olympic Microsite. Entry lists are available to view - Men and Women. More news on the ATHOC Website: www.athens2004.com
Posted On:  27/07/2004
National Associations not sending a delegate to the meeting can forward their responses to the AGM proposals to the IWA office, copy to Ceri. Delegate registration forms should also be forwarded to the IWA office.
Posted On:  27/07/2004
Nominations should be made on the official Nomination Form. Anyone can nominate a sailor provided that sailor has met the simple criteria of “outstanding achievement during the period 1 September 2003 through to 31 August 2004”. Nominations close at 1000 hours UTC on Monday 1 September 2004.......( more)
Posted On:  26/07/2004
Albeau left becalmed in second place as Pritchard holds his nerve to become first PWA Super X World Champion. ......( more)
Posted On:  25/07/2004
Pritchard clings on as Albeau fails to achieve sufficiently consolidated performance and Skye begins comeback of a lifetime.......( more)
Posted On:  24/07/2004
As if to deliberately torment the competitors, the wind became very light, then started to shift erratically, just before the heats could begin.......( more)
Posted On:  23/07/2004
The proposals for the Aloha AGM have been published within the agenda on the Aloha site.
Posted On:  23/07/2004
Tension builds as sailors remain on standby through lack of wind.......( more)
Posted On:  23/07/2004
On the women’s side, there was no one more fired up to avenge her so far below par results, than Karin Jaggi (F2, Arrows). ......( more)
Posted On:  23/07/2004
Campello seemingly unstoppable as he takes second event win in a row. Moreno also firm at the top despite a major dent in her armor from Jaggi.......( more)
Posted On:  23/07/2004
Another windy day welcomed the windsurfing hordes to Sotavento this morning ready for the start of the second round of Freestyle here at the 2004 Fuerteventura PWA Grand Slam. ......( more)
Posted On:  23/07/2004
Following on from the ISAF Mid-Year meetings, Part III of the Olympic Windsurfing Equipment Evaluation will be held in England from 16-19 September 2004. Two different locations have been selected to fully test the boards in a variety of sailing conditions over the four-day period, which runs concurrent with the Southampton International Boat Show.......( more)
XXXIV Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship
Posted On:  23/07/2004
A double win for Poland as Zofia Klepacka takes Gold in the Mistral Girls and Kamil Lewandowski takes Gold in the Mistral Boys at the recent Youth Worlds. For results and news, visit the official event site: http://www.worldyouthsailingpoland.com/
Posted On:  20/07/2004
Join the "Olympic debate" and share your views
Posted On:  20/07/2004
The men’s double elimination held the possibility for some major comebacks, with many of the top guys having taken a dive prematurely in the single elimination.......( more)
Posted On:  20/07/2004
The Campello freight train accelerates to top speed crushing all in its path as Moreno holds firm at the top in the women’s fleet.......( more)
Formula Board Registration
Posted On:  19/07/2004
A reminder that Formula board registration deadline is 30 September and that all forms should be returned to the ISAF Secretariat by this date. Please contact Sebastian Edmonds for forms or advice.
US Nationals
Posted On:  19/07/2004
Reports and results available on FW Class website
Posted On:  19/07/2004
Frans brothers dominate men’s division as Campello and Seadi crash out. Moreno proves she still has control as she clinches victory over Jaggi. ......( more)
Posted On:  16/07/2004
Consistent winds were fully established across the bay of Las Cucharas as the finalists from Race 5 arrived ready to complete the unfinished finals from yesterday.......( more)
Posted On:  14/07/2004
No change at the top as wind fails to hold long enough for final heats. Swift continues to hold on to number 1 despite solid challenges from Albeau and Pritchards.......( more)
Posted On:  14/07/2004
The DASH 2004 from Lanzarote to Sahara begins this Saturday and the numbers of people has topped 200 and stands at 235! ......( more)
Posted On:  14/07/2004
In a stark contrast to the recent conditions, glassy seas and light winds gave a very tranquil feel to Costa Teguise as competitors prepared themselves for the day ahead.......( more)
Posted On:  14/07/2004
ISAF Approved Series Production Boards List
Posted On:  13/07/2004
Please note that ISAF have now produced a "Slalom Only" list of Registered boards that may be used at the 2004 Slalom Worlds. The full Production list (July 2004) has also been amended to include all of the newly registered slalom boards.
Posted On:  13/07/2004
The first International freestyle windsurfing contest in Belgium!!!! 3-7 August 2004 - Twins Club - Strandpost 1 - Bredene - Belgium
Only 18 days to go to Raceboard Masters Worlds 2004!
Posted On:  13/07/2004
Don't miss out on the wonderful sea and mountain air of beautiful Nessebar, the venue for the 2004 Raceboard Masters Worlds, combined with the Aloha, Mistral Youth and Junior Worlds. Please find all the information you need on the Raceboard website or visit the official event website: http://www.bulsaf.bg/main.php?act
Posted On:  13/07/2004
Dawn brought comparatively calmer conditions to the beaches of Costa Teguise today, as the 2004 Lanzarote PWA Grand Slam moved into the Super X phase of the contest.......( more)
Posted On:  11/07/2004
After 4 days of intense competition the sailors would be required to contest the rankings one more time. or the final time.......( more)
Posted On:  11/07/2004
Round 3 of Freestyle discipline has gone off in fine style here in Lanzarote. Think of a move and it has probably been pulled off during the competition today.......( more)
Posted On:  10/07/2004
Action in excess here in Lanzarote this afternoon. The spectators were transfixed on the water as the world’s best windsurfing freestylers pulled out all the stops to impress the judges here on the east coast of Lanzarote at the 2004 PWA Freestyle Grand Slam.......( more)
Posted On:  09/07/2004
Please note that the production board list has been updated. The ISAF Offices have received over 50 new board registrations.
Posted On:  09/07/2004
The Raceboard class is proposing a change in class rules to reflect a change of policy: this will be submitted to ISAF for approval this November after the AGM in Bulgaria. The Raceboard Class looks forward to a close co-operation with all brands and producers working on 'hybrid' boards.
Posted On:  09/07/2004
Read the open letter from IWA President, Peter Krimbacher, for the real story ......( more)
Posted On:  09/07/2004
30 knots of wind and mast high swell have certainly made the first day of The PWA Lanzarote Freestyle Grand Slam an epic affair. ......( more)
Posted On:  08/07/2004
High.tv - the very first scheduled action sports TV channel on the internet, will be broadcasting the PWA Fuerteventura World Cup 2004 live on the internet for the very first time.......( more)
Posted On:  08/07/2004
The PWA Hawaii Pro, presented by Severne Sails, is already being talked up as one of the greatest wave competitions of all time. ......( more)
Posted On:  08/07/2004
After the huge successes in music - Rock in Rio, and in sports - Euro UEFA 2004, Portugal is now preparing itself for a new challenge - the IFCA Windsurfing World Championships 2004, in the FreeWave discipline! ......( more)
Posted On:  08/07/2004
The winds are howling, the flags are flying and the judges tower is being lowered into position, the waiting is over, we are only hours away from the start of the competition here in Lanzarote.......( more)
Posted On:  07/07/2004
The agenda has been posted
Posted On:  05/07/2004
The Agenda has now been posted.
Posted On:  05/07/2004
The Agenda has now been posted.
Three Class AGM's at Nessebar
Posted On:  04/07/2004
Notice has been given of AGM's for the Aloha Class - Tuesday 3 August 2004, Raceboard Class - Wednesday 4 August 2004, and MJOD - Friday 6 August. Go to each class website for agenda.
Posted On:  04/07/2004
International Formula Windsurfing Class is pleased to announce its Annual General Meeting which will be held Wednesday, 4th of August 2004 in Leba/Poland, during the FW World Championships 2004.
Posted On:  04/07/2004
The bay of Las Chucharas, in Costa Teguise, Lanzarote will be the exiting new venue hosting the next stopover on the PWA World Tour. Commencing on July 7th (Registration day) and running through until the 15th, the worlds elite sailors in both men’s (freestyle and Super X) and women’s (Freestyle) divisions will be competing for a €90,000 prize fund. ......( more)
Posted On:  04/07/2004
We are searching urgently for a ALOHA BOARD and RIGG 6.5 or and 5.5 for the Worlds at Nessebar.
Posted On:  02/07/2004
Trojan horse virus targeting customer credit card and secret PIN details is currently circulating......( more)
Posted On:  01/07/2004
The organisers have arranged a special all inclusive package for all competitors including international flights, excess baggage, hotel, food and transfers.......( more)
FW Worlds Leba
Posted On:  28/06/2004
The 30th June deadline for pre-entering the Worlds in Leba is fast approaching. Competitors who have qualified for the 2004 World Championships in Leba (see the list) must confirm their participation by 30th June! National Authorities who wish to take up their two places must also notify the IWA office as soon as possible. Places are limited and we have a large number of Wild Card applications.
Posted On:  27/06/2004
On the final day of the Formula Windsurfing Grand Prix Rhodes another three races were sailed to achieve the third discard. The wind was a little bit stronger then yesterday, blowing side shore with 12 to 16 knots. Two races were scheduled for the morning and a final one after the lunch break to complete 11 races.......( more)
Posted On:  26/06/2004
The second day of the Formula Windsurfing Grand Prix Rhodes brought again perfect competitions for the formula racers. The wind was a little bit lighter then on the opening day. But the 10 to 15 knots of sideshore wind enabled the race committee to run another 4 spectacular races.......( more)
FW Grand Prix, Rhodes
Posted On:  25/06/2004
Up to the minute reporting available on FW Class website and live broadcasting from the Rhodes Windsurfing Academy
Posted On:  25/06/2004
Skippers meeting was at 12pm and it was looking like we were going to have some pretty good racing conditions. Report by Devon Boulon.......( more)
Posted On:  21/06/2004
ISAF and IFCA are pleased to announce a revised registration procedure for the upcoming IFCA Freestyle Worlds and IFCA Slalom Worlds.......( more)
Posted On:  20/06/2004
On the 5th and 6th of July there is a race around Paros for the Mistral One Design Olympic Teams. This includes training partners.......( more)
Andy Funnell
Posted On:  20/06/2004
As there are many of you who will wish to pass on messages of condolence and sympathy, a website has been set up so that you may share your memories of Andy and give your regards to Andy's family. If you would like to leave a message then please leave your comments at www.andyfunnell.com.
2004 RHODES FORMULA WINDSURFING GRAND PRIX - IS ON!!
Posted On:  18/06/2004
Notice of Race is available on the FW Website. ENTER NOW - men, women and masters (Eur 120) or Youths (Eur 80). Please note item 24 of the NoR: The Forum Group(FG) of hotels and apartments are an official sponsor of the event. FG offer competitors, families and support personnel a range of subsidised accommodation in self catering apartments and hotels. It is a requirement of entry to the event that all sailors and support parties stay in these facilities. Included in the package is breakfast, lunchbox, and evening meal - cost 30 euro per day.
Posted On:  18/06/2004
It is with great sadness that we report that British windsurfer, Andy Funnell (K24), was lost at sea on the evening of Tuesday 15 June. As yet he has not been found.......( more)
Posted On:  18/06/2004
Attention, competitors! On behalf of the local organizer Theo Fisilianis we inform you that the Windsurfing Euro-Cup Paros will not take place from Thursday, June 24th to Sunday, June 27th as it was originally planned. ......( more)
ISAF Board Registration 2004
Posted On:  16/06/2004
A reminder to manufacturers of the following deadlines: IFCA Wave/Freestyle Worlds - registration deadline is the 3rd JULY 2004, IFCA Slalom Worlds - registration deadline is the 9th JULY 2004 For copies of the ISAF APPROVED SERIES PRODUCTION BOARD REGISTRATION SYSTEM 2004 together with REGISTRATION forms, please contact: iwaoffice@internationalwindsurfing.com or Sebastian Edmonds, ISAF Technical Coordinator: bas@isaf.co.uk,Tel: +44 (0)23 8063 5111, Fax: +44 (0)23 8063 5789 The current production board list may be viewed on the ISAF website New for 2004 are the Falcon Slalom 90 and 120
Posted On:  14/06/2004
The International Formula Windsurfing Class is pleased to announce that Dranske on the Island of Rugen will once again host a major Class Championship. The Formula Windsurfing Festival 2004, incorporating the Formula Windsurfing Youth World Championships 2004, will take place from September 15th to 19th 2004.......( more)
Posted On:  14/06/2004
Report and results available on the FW Class website.
Posted On:  14/06/2004
Cyril Moussilmani (Fanatic) of France has taken a sensational victory in front of the Spanish crowds here on the final day of the PWA, Catalunya, Costa Brava, Super X world Cup. ......( more)
Posted On:  13/06/2004
Stop press: Norwegian wild flyer Vidar Jensen takes second round ahead of Victor Fenandez in second and Antoine Albeau third. Conditions nuking 25-35 knots. Its going off!! ......( more)
Posted On:  13/06/2004
The Europeans in Sopot have come to the end. Today Pont wanted to pay back everything that he lost yesterday in his one bad race. The irregular wind caused this result but the old proverb says: “the winner is always better than the others”. ......( more)
Posted On:  12/06/2004
Tati Frans emerged victorious for the second year in a row. Full reports and results available at: http://www.kingofthecape.com/2004/
Posted On:  12/06/2004
The anticipation continues to build here at the 2004, PWA, Catalunya, Super X, World Cup. Predicted winds failed to materialize here this afternoon, as hot sunny weather, followed by dark storm clouds thwarted thermal breezes. ......( more)
Posted On:  11/06/2004
The 18th edition of the Aruba Hi-Winds will be held from June 30 till July 6 2004 at the renowned ‘Fisherman’s Huts’. ......( more)
Posted On:  11/06/2004
The Championships in Sopot became very spectacular. Przemek Miarczynski and Julien Bontemps are going head to head in overall. ......( more)
Posted On:  10/06/2004
"I am really happy. It was fantastic sailing," commented 2003 Mistral World Champion Pont aka Przemek MIARCZYNSKI (POL-126) on returning to the beach yesterday......( more)
Posted On:  08/06/2004
The second day for Mistral sailors in Sopot was unexpectable because of very shifty and gusty - 8-13 knots - offshore wind. But the best sailors were the best again. ......( more)
Posted On:  10/06/2004
Formula Windsurfing Youth & Master World Championships 2004 and Formula Windsurfing Women Cup
Posted On:  10/06/2004
The Formula Windsurfing Festival will be held in Dranske / Ruegen (Germany) from Wednesday September 15th to Sunday September 19th. The prize money for the event is EUR 15.000,00 for the Windsurfing Euro-Cup and EUR 5.000,00 for the FW Women Cup Full details and NOR to follow by mid June
Posted On:  10/06/2004
After a tense waiting game this morning with the winds hovering around five knots, the shimmering Mediterranean eventually turned to white caps......( more)
Posted On:  10/06/2004
Attention, competitors! The dates for the Windsurfing Euro-Cups in Oeiras / Estoril Coast / Lisbon (Portugal) and Dranske / Rügen (Germany) have changed in order to avoid overlaps in the international calendar.......( more)
Posted On:  10/06/2004
The ISAF Council received a presentation on the Olympic Windsurfing Evaluation Event, held in Torbole, Italy to identify suitable equipment for use at the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition.......( more)
Posted On:  09/06/2004
The second event of the PWA Super X world tour is all set to kick off here in Costa Brava on the Mediterranean coast of Spain. ......( more)
Date Change for IFCA Freewave Worlds
Posted On:  08/06/2004
Please note the change of date from 22-26 August. The new date is now 31st August to 4th September. The revised Notice of Race has been posted and the official website will be up and running shortly.
Posted On:  07/06/2004
Lake Garda, 3rd – 8th May 2004 - Final Report now available on the ISAF website.
2004 Formula Windsurfing ERA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Poland
Posted On:  07/06/2004
the Notice of Race for the 2004 Formula Windsurfing ERA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Poland, Leba, 2 - 8 August is now available on the FW Class website. On-line entry now also available on the IWA website.
Posted On:  07/06/2004
The European Championships started for the athletes when the wind picked up after 3 p.m. today. Every day's competition will be the real challenge for everyone who wants to check their sailing skills before Athens. ......( more)
Posted On:  06/06/2004
Go to the FW Class website for the final list of competitors who have qualified for the 2004 World Championships in Leba and also see the revision to the Qualification System (QS).
Posted On:  06/06/2004
The 2004 AGM will take place during this years World Championship at Leba, in Poland. Further details will be posted on the FW Class website at the end of June.
Posted On:  06/06/2004
First ever Croatia PWA Freestyle event finishes without result, but spirits remain high as sailors and spectators party hard!......( more)
Posted On:  06/06/2004
Posted On:  06/06/2004
On a beautiful sunny day with 10-12 knots onshore breeze, sailors and coaches left the beach in order to prepare for the practice race at 2:00PM. ......( more)
Posted On:  05/06/2004
Once again the PWA Competition Director, Klaus Michel, was forced to raise the postponement flag at the 10 o’clock skippers meeting and the sailors went back into a holding pattern.......( more)
Posted On:  04/06/2004
115 men and 61 women competitiors from over 36 nations are here to compete for the titles. Currently measurement is underway and tomorrow the practice race at 2:00PM should give the competitors good preparation for the racing which starts on Sunday.......( more)
Posted On:  04/06/2004
The second day of competition has once again been a little washed out after early sunshine and promise of wind was quickly replaced by torrential rain, in what can only be described as very uncharacteristic weather for this part of the world in June!......( more)
Posted On:  03/06/2004
Competition on hold as rain stops play. In a stark contrast to the beautiful sunshine and burning blue skies that had blessed the previous days here in Croatia, competitors awoke to rain and grey skies.......( more)
BIDS FOR CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2005
Posted On:  02/06/2004
The International Windsurfing Classes will be finalising their 2005 Championships during their 2004 AGM's. Many bids have already been received. Any potential organiser for a Championship should contact the IWA Office to register their interest before June 30th. An Event Manual and sample Contract is available upon request. Organisers may also consider 2006 and 2007, as interest has already been registered from several countries.
Posted On:  02/06/2004
Croatia set for action as PWA Freestyle Tour prepares to kick off.......( more)
Posted On:  29/05/2004
In a major step for windsurfing, global drinks brand Nestea have confirmed their status as Title Sponsor of the PWA Racing World Tour. Following sponsorship by the blue chip brand in a deal secured by Proteus Sports Limited for an undisclosed sum, the Racing Tour will now be known as the Nestea PWA World Windsurf Racing Tour. This major development will mean growth for the PWA with investment into the World Tour, including a new event in Hungary. ......( more)
Aloha AGM
Posted On:  27/05/2004
The Aloha AGM will take place in Nessebar, Bulgaria during the Aloha Worlds at a time and place to be announced on the official Notice Board. Those wishing to put forward a submission for discussion should do so by July 1st 2004.
Posted On:  26/05/2004
Today (Tuesday) the Formula Windsurfing Class received confirmation from the Rhodes Windsurfing Academy that the necessary support to proceed with the event had been received from Athens. ......( more)
Resolution for the Raceboard AGM
Posted On:  25/05/2004
The following resolution has been proposed by Windsurfing Austria for consideration at the forthcoming Raceboard AGM Resolution: That the class measurement rules be modified to include, and thus stimulate, the potential developements of "Hybrid-Boards", which are anticipated to be in the 2.85 - 3.00 metre length range.
2004 IFCA Slalom Europeans Cancelled
Posted On:  25/05/2004
IFCA regrets to announce that the IFCA Slalom Europeans, scheduled for Lake Garda at the end of June, has been cancelled.
Posted On:  22/05/2004
GEORGE FRAGOS is Men's Raceboard World Champion, Bryony Shaw GBR takes the ladies title, and Paul Leone GBR is Masters Champion, leaving Paco Wirz to console himself with winning the Windsurfer Legend Race. ......( more)
Posted On:  21/05/2004
Posted On:  21/05/2004
Two more races today. For full results please go to the official event website: http://www.albaria.com/wwf/wwf2004/windsurf/results.htm ......( more)
Posted On:  21/05/2004
Due to a venue change at Lake Balaton in Hungary the event has been rescheduled for later in the year. The event will now take place in Balatonkanese which is on the Eastern edge of Lake Balaton, about an hour from Budapest, from the 31st August to 5th September. ......( more)
Annual General Meeting of the Raceboard Class 2004
Posted On:  20/05/2004
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Raceboard Class will take place on 4 August 2004, at 18.30 at Nassebar, Bulgaria (during the Raceboard Masters World Championship) at a venue to be announced.
Posted On:  19/05/2004
Another two races today in light winds. The two Greeks are battling it out for the top position in the mens but George Fragos has won both Race 5 and Race 6 today with Ioannis Chrysochoy having to settle for second in both. Nicolas Beaudou of France was third in Race 5, Alberti Alessandro ITA was third in Race 6.......( more)
Posted On:  19/05/2004
Italian Formula Windsurfing Class welcomes all foreign competitors to Italian Formula Windsurfing Open National Championships that will be run in Chiessi, a wonderful and tiny village in Elba Island, the pearl of Tuscania Archipelago, from Tuesday June 1st to Saturday June 5th. ......( more)
Posted On:  19/05/2004
The Neil Pryde Baltic Cup kicks off on 5/6 June at Yyteri, Finland. For more info contact: karkianne@hotmail.com or visit the website: http://www.purjelautaliitto.net/......( more)
Posted On:  19/05/2004
The World Sailing Speed Record Council have announced a number of new records, primarily in windsurfing.......( more)
Posted On:  19/05/2004
Last night we held the meeting for the formula women who participated this week in European Championships in Lake Garda. Later on, there was a Formula Windsurfing class Committee meeting at which very important issues concerning women were discused. This is a brief review of what we've talked about and also about significant changes that take place this year on women's formula circuit. ......( more)
Posted On:  17/05/2004
Just a couple of weeks to go till the 2004 Verizon Wireless King of the Cape returns for its 6th year! And we have news that top freestyle talent will be flocking to Cape Cod on June 4-6, for a weekend of world-class freestyle. ......( more)
Posted On:  17/05/2004
LAST CALL for the 1st Race of the "GALBANI Austrian Race Tour" and 2nd Race of the "Formula Super Cup". 22-23 MAY 2004, Weiden/Neusiedlersee AUSTRIA. For entry and other details visit our website at www.windsurf.ws. ......( more)
Raceboard Worlds and Europeans
Posted On:  17/05/2004
Registration is under way at the World Festival on the Beach in Palermo, Italy. Over 50 have registered already from ten countries and 4 continents. It's sunny and breezy right now and we look forward to some excellent Championship racing later this afternoon.
FW Europeans - Final Day
Posted On:  16/05/2004
Wojtek Brzozowski takes the men's, Dorota Staszewska is victorious in the ladies fleet. For competitor reports, video, photos and lots more, go to FW Class Website
Posted On:  15/05/2004
Wojtek Brzozowski leads the Men's Gold Fleet after 10 races and Dorota Staszewska has overtaken Allison Shreeve in the Women's after 9 races.
FW Europeans - Day Three
Posted On:  14/05/2004
6 races now completed so for the remainder of the regatta the men's fleets will be split into Gold and Silver fleets. This will really start to sort out the top placings. Allison Shreeve and Dorota Staszewska are fighting for the top position in the ladies. For all the news, reports and results go to the FW Class website
FW Europeans - Day Two
Posted On:  12/05/2004
Results after 4 races are up on the FW Class Website - Wojtek Brzozowski POL leads the men, Allison Shreeve AUS leads the women. Read Allison's report on the first day, and check out the videos
Posted On:  12/05/2004
The ISAF Olympic Windsurfing Evaluation Event at Torbole, Italy concluded on Saturday 8 May after a full week of rainy and light conditions on the legendary Lake Garda. ......( more)
FW Europeans - Racing Day One
Posted On:  11/05/2004
Three races, but as yet no results. For up-to-the-minute information go to the FW Class Web Site.
Posted On:  10/05/2004
The second registration day here at the Formula Europeans, has seen a record fleet registered for the regatta, over 160 competitors are ready for action in Lake Garda and hopefully the Lake will produce the famous winds which we all expect this time of year. Official races start tomorrow around noon, stay tuned for short reports during the day. ......( more)
FW European Championships 2004 - Registration Day
Posted On:  10/05/2004
Hello from sunny Lake Garda. Go to the FW Class website for up-to-the-minute reporting. Specially for this event we have launched video streaming, check it out!!
Posted On:  07/05/2004
2004 Verizon Wireless King of the Cape Freestyle Pro-Am will be returning for its 6th year to West Dennis Beach, Cape Cod in June 2004. This annual event showcases the best pro, amateur, and novice freestyle talent from the US and around the world. ......( more)
Posted On:  07/05/2004
The financial statement for the year ending 31 December 2003 (draft) is now available to view
ISAF Olympic Windsurfing Equipment Evaluation Event
Posted On:  07/05/2004
3 - 8 May 2004 Circolo Surf Torbole, Lake Garda, ITALY ISAF Articles: Wet And Windless Day One; Another Cold And Rainy Day In Torbole; Major Differences In Performance; Storms and Testing On Day 4. For all the news and information about this event go to the ISAF Website
Posted On:  07/05/2004
In the Mistral Women there are again some bold appearances in the top flight from some of the younger sailors in the world. ......( more)
Posted On:  07/05/2004
Maxim OBEREMKO (UKR) still occupies the top spot that sees him remain as one of the favourites for success at the Olympic Games in Athens. ......( more)
Posted On:  07/05/2004
The PWA freestyle tour kicks off its season at a brand new exciting location at Bol, on the Island Brac in Croatia for a €20,000 freestyle qualifier. Commencing on the 1st and running through until the 5th of June the event is all set to be a smash with sailors who are up for sailing by day and partying by night!......( more)
Posted On:  07/05/2004
The results of the Formula Windsurfing European Championships in Torbole/Lake Garda (Italy) from May 11th to May 15th will be included in the Windsurfing Euro-Cup annual ranking list 2004.......( more)
Posted On:  07/05/2004
Attention, competitors! The Windsurfing Euro-Cup Cagliari/Sardinia (Italy) which was scheduled to take place from May 27th to May 30th 2004 is postponed to a new slot later in the year. ......( more)
2004 GARDA TRENTINO Formula Windsurfing European Championships
Posted On:  01/05/2004
Over 140 competitors have now registered for the Formula Windsurfing European Championships and the Youths and Masters to take place in Italy, Torbole from 9th to 15th May. For those last minute hopefuls wishing to register, please note the entry fee has now gone up to 200 Euros (160 for youths).
2004 FreeWave World Championships
Posted On:  01/05/2004
22 to 26 August - Guincho, Portugal - Freestyle & Wave Performance - Notice of Race now available together with on-line registration with credit card payment
Posted On:  24/04/2004
With an outstanding performance from Julien Bontemps (FRA-6) he not only proved thats he is the unbeatable World Champion 2004 but also ready to rock for a medal at Athens as he won the French trials with this Gold Medal. ......( more)
Posted On:  24/04/2004
Will there ever be an end to Alesssandra's outstanding performance in the Mistral women circuit? What more can you ask for – only 14 points out of 9 races and 36 points ahead of the Vice World Champ Barbara Kendall (NZL-62) and 50 points ahead of Bronze Medalist Faustine Merret (FRA-9)!......( more)
Posted On:  21/04/2004
Torbole, Lake Garda, Italy - Saturday May 8th at 1800hrs - the agenda has now been posted.
Posted On:  15/04/2004
After 4 days of intense action, sailors are forced to play the waiting game as competition goes into a holding pattern due to light winds. ......( more)
Posted On:  15/04/2004
Half way of the Championship have been passed with exciting competition both for men and women. On the third day of racing the wind speed reached to 35 knots while both men fleet were on the water. ......( more)
Mistral World Championships
Posted On:  14/04/2004
No reports are coming to us from Turkey but we can see from the results after 6 races for the men that Nicolas Beudou FRA leads the yellow fleet, Nicolas Huguet FRA leads the blue fleet. Only 4 races for the ladies with Alessandra Sensini ITA heading the fleet.
Posted On:  14/04/2004
The powerful Tramontana winds continued to blow for another day as competitors prepared for the ninth round of competition here at The Mondial du Vent in Leucate. ......( more)
Updated IMCO and MJOD class rules
Posted On:  13/04/2004
THE WINDSURFING NEWSLETTER Issue #31 – April 2004 - Correction
Posted On:  13/04/2004
Calema Midwinters - Andrée Gautier was second woman overall and therefore became North American Champion. Apologies to Andrée and Chrissy for the error and thanks to Rick Collins for bringing this to our attention.
Posted On:  13/04/2004
Antoine Albeau (AHD, Neil Pryde) continues to lead here today in Leucate. Another day of strong winds has provided conditions for top level action including new course formats and even bigger jumps.......( more)
Posted On:  12/04/2004
Results from the Mistral World Championships, Turkey are available to view on the Official Event Website: www.mistralworlds.com. After two races, Alessandra Sensini (ITA) is leading the women's fleet, Julien Bontemps FRA 6 is heading the men's yellow fleet and Nicolas Huguet FRA is top of the men's blue fleet.
Posted On:  12/04/2004
It has been another day of extremes here in Leucate, with winds once again gusting to 50 knots and sailors pushed to the limits in a day of solid Super X action. ......( more)
Posted On:  11/04/2004
Wisps of fine white sand streaked across the beach in Leucate this morning as the flags strained in the strong, early morning winds. Despite a cold start it was a clear sign of the excellent conditions and the drama of the opening rounds of the 2004 PWA Super X World Tour, that were to follow.......( more)
Posted On:  11/04/2004
Nicolas HUGUET (FRA-8) and Lise VIDAL (FRA-24) were the first to round the top mark in the men's and women's division in the practice race of the Mistral One-design World Championships in Cesme. ......( more)
Posted On:  10/04/2004
Strong winds greeted the arriving competitors here in Leucate today as the locally infamous Tramontana blew up to speeds of 40 knots......( more)
Posted On:  08/04/2004
Gusty and shifty winds on wavey waters promise tough racing for everybody and strong wind specialists and current World Champions Przemyslaw Miarczynski (POL-126) and Lee KORSITZ (ISR-1111) are looking forward to defeat their title as conditions are supposed to be rough. ......( more)
News Flash!
Posted On:  08/04/2004
FW Rhodes postponed until early June. The new Notice of Race will be published after Easter.
Posted On:  06/04/2004
Posted On:  05/04/2004
The Mistral Class Annual General meeting will be held in Sopot, Poland on June 9th at 1830hrs (during the Mistral Europeans) ......( more)
FORMULA SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING
Posted On:  05/04/2004
A Special Meeting of the Class has been called to discuss a proposed revision of the Class Rules. The meeting is scheduled to take place after the IWA AGM Torbole, Garda on Saturday 8th May. The revision - written in the ISAF Standard Class Rule format, with the assistance of the ISAF Technical staff - can be viewed on the Class website (ONB -Class Rules 2005)
Posted On:  05/04/2004
32 year old Australian wave sensation, Jason Polakow (JP, Neil Pryde) has stormed to victory at the PWA Hawaii Pro presented by Severne sails in epic six to eight feet down the line conditions. ......( more)
Posted On:  05/04/2004
Wave sailing legends, Jason Prior (Neil Pryde), Rush Randle (Neil Pryde), Levi Siver (Starboard) and Jason Polakow (JP, Neil Pryde) were the line up in todays final heat here at the PWA Hawaii Pro presented by Severne sails.......( more)
Posted On:  05/04/2004
Kevin Mevissen (NP / JP) wins the first stop of the EFPT Tour 2004 Hyeres France. Kevin showed an outstanding performance and went trough the finals without any problems. ......( more)
Posted On:  05/04/2004
A number of ISAF Windsurfing Classes have made ISAF aware of PWA rule #12 which prohibits PWA members from competing in windsurfing events other than PWA events. ......( more)
Posted On:  05/04/2004
An open invitation to windsurfing brands to put forward new junior one design racing equipment for evaluation by an international team of assessors under the auspices of the Aloha Class Association
Posted On:  05/04/2004
Over the last few months, the International Funboard Class Association has been in close contact with the speed surfing community with the aim of facilitating the promotion of this discipline more widely. As a result, they are pleased to announce the formation of the International Speedsurfing Association (ISA), which for the time being will form a division of IFCA.......( more)
Posted On:  05/04/2004
The Raceboard World Championship will be held together with the Raceboard Masters Europeans in Mondello, Sicily from May 15th-21st. The event will form part of the World Festival on the Beach, which is staged annually by the Albaria Club and is now in its 19th year! ......( more)
Posted On:  03/04/2004
Against the local forecast, trades kicked in today in the region of 10-15 knots making for pure down the line heaven for those that competed. ......( more)
Watch the PWA Hawaii highlights exclusively on High.tv
Posted On:  02/04/2004
Go to www.High.tv and check out the HIGHLIGHTS TAB to watch all the action from the first three days of the PWA Hawaii Pro
Posted On:  02/04/2004
With Hookipa continuing to deliver the goods, with 15-20 knot trades and 2-4 feet clean peeling waves, Angulo defeated fellow Maui local Keith Teboul in today’s scintillating fifteen minute men’s final. ......( more)
Posted On:  02/04/2004
With a 10-15 feet wave faces pounding the north shore of Maui and 10-20 knot squally trades, the conditions provided the perfect stage for the worlds elite sailors to show why Hookipa is the most spectacular wave venue on the PWA world tour.......( more)
Posted On:  30/03/2004
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is issuing a modified version of the 2004 List of prohibited methods and substances. ......( more)
Posted On:  30/03/2004
It’s all systems go here on the opening day of the 2004 PWA Hawaii Pro, presented by Severne Sails. With trades blowing 15-25 knots and 3-5 feet wind blown swell, 64 trialists battled it out for the remaining 32 slots in the means contest which is due to kick off tomorrow.......( more)
Posted On:  30/03/2004
The return of indoor windsurfing to its spiritual home, Bercy stadium in Paris, thrilled French crowds during an incredible night of extreme windsurfing action. ......( more)
Posted On:  26/03/2004
After the huge success of the first ever PWA demonstration event in Fuerteventura, the exciting new discipline of Super-X will be featured as the main competition format in Leucate, France. Commencing on the 9th of April and running through until the 15th, sailors will be competing at one of France’s most popular windsurf venues for a €25,000 prize fund.......( more)
Posted On:  25/03/2004
THE 2004 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the IWA will be held at Torbole, Lake Garda, Italy on Saturday May 8th at 1800hrs ......( more)
Posted On:  23/03/2004
In 2003, we fixed a level of 300 units as the minimum number of orders, below which it would not be viable to manufacture the Aloha board, in terms of organizing production and economically. At the end of 2003 we had received no more than 50 orders from our world wide dealer network. We have therefore taken the decision to stop production of the board. ......( more)
EXPERT OLYMPIC GARDA 2004 - EUROLYMP
Posted On:  21/03/2004
DEFINITIVE Finishing List After 10 races with 1 discard - MenSamuel Launay FRA wins, Alessandra Sensini ITA takes the women. Full results, reports and pictures on the event website
Posted On:  21/03/2004
Now in its 4th year of existence, the Euro-Cup circuit is not only a major draw for racers wishing to compete at the highest level in the Formula Windsurfing Class. The Windsurfing Euro Cup will also bring back the most spectacular and exciting speed orientated discipline - Slalom.......( more)
Posted On:  13/03/2004
As a response to the declining global windsurfboard market, the Boards & More group has decided to close its own windsurfboard production site in Molln. This will have an impact on around 35 employees.......( more)
Posted On:  13/03/2004
All windsurfers are invited to participate at these open events. Contact Bruno for free camping on the event site ......( more)
Posted On:  11/03/2004
It's 2004, and Club Solutions is organising 2 windsurfing regattas in Weiden at the windiest lake in Austria, the Neusiedlersee, well known through the Windsurfing World Cup. ......( more)
Posted On:  09/03/2004
The International Funboard Class Association (IFCA), the International Formula Windsurfing Class (IFWC) and the Choppy Water Event Management GmbH are pleased to announce that a Sanctioning Contract has been signed which selects the Windsurfing Euro-Cup as exclusive continental series for disciplines Racing (Formula Windsurfing) and Slalom (IFCA).......( more)
Posted On:  08/03/2004
The following sailors have been invited to attend as test sailors at the upcoming ISAF Olympic Windsurfing Evaluation Event. Torbole, Lake Garda, Italy will welcome the six manufacturers and test sailors from 3 - 8 May to identify suitable equipment to be selected for use at the 2008 Olympic Regatta in Beijing, China.......( more)
Posted On:  08/03/2004
Dorota won the womens, Chrissy Suits became North American Champion and Kevin Pritchard became men's champion. For reports, results, pictures and videos go to the FW Class website.
Posted On:  03/03/2004
Posted On:  03/03/2004
The updated Windsurfing Euro-Cup Tour Calendar 2004 has been published by the Windsurfing Office. The EC Porto Santo had to be cancelled but now also the disciplines for all events are specified so that competitors can plan their season accordingly.......( more)
Posted On:  25/02/2004
The PWA World Tour 2003 Official DVD and London Indoor Windsurf Championship DVD are available to buy from http://www.high.tv/......( more)
Posted On:  25/02/2004
The schedule we, the Committee, set ourselves for finalising all the policy documents required as a result of the 2003 AGM decisions was just a "tad" optimistic! IFWC Championship Rules now available.......( more)
Posted On:  25/02/2004
Day Three and only one race so far. For reports and pictures go to the FW Class website
Posted On:  25/02/2004
The Final day of the ISAF Grade 2 Athens Eurolymp Regatta, on the waters that will host the Olympic Regatta in August, was sailed in a brisk 35-knot breeze that tested the World class sailors. ......( more)
Posted On:  24/02/2004
A packed show this week, starting in the windswept Canary Isles where the pro windsurf tour kicked off in Vargas......( more)
ISAF Olympic Windsurfing Equipment Evaluation Event
Posted On:  20/02/2004
All of the details regarding the Evaluation event to be held at Torbole, ITALY, from 3rd - 8th May, 2004 can now be found on the ISAF website. Use the following link to the Windsurfing Evaluation Event pages: http://www.sailing.org/sc.asp?id=Windsurfing_Evaluation_Events
Posted On:  19/02/2004
For the formula windsurfing European championship we propose to our friends the following offer......( more)
Posted On:  19/02/2004
ISAF will perform very intense measurement at the 2004 Athens Olympics. ISAF will make rulings and interpretations of class rules. ......( more)
Posted On:  19/02/2004
Just remember those great windsurfing events way back in the old days before it all got oh so serious and prize money orientated! The parties every night; the great times; and the camaraderie… Windsurfing was certainly a lifestyle then! Well, believe it or not, it’s all still happening in Mondello every year in just the same way ......( more)
Posted On:  13/02/2004
The brand new Escape DVD contains action from Klitmøller in Denmark, one of the best wave and freestyle locations in Europe......( more)
On-line entry now available for Worlds in Bulgaria
Posted On:  11/02/2004
You may now enter on line for the Aloha Under 15, Mistral Youth and Junior, and Raceboard Masters World Championships to take place in Nessebar, Bulgaria from 31 July to 8 August 2004 - Aloha and MJWC, MYWC and RMWC, For the Pre-Notice of Race go to: http://www.imco.org/page0173v01.htm
Photos from New Zealand
Posted On:  11/02/2004
If you are interested in photos from the New Zealand Mistral Olympic trials and the Sail Auckland event please check out what I've shot at http://www.chriscameron.co.nz
Posted On:  11/02/2004
An event during the Carnival in Martinique. More than 50 racers expected on the starting line.......( more)
Posted On:  11/02/2004
ISAF, the Olympic Classes and the Organizers of the multi-Olympic Class Grade 1 Olympic Class Events met in Bern, Switzerland on Sunday to discuss the introduction of an Olympic Classes "World Series" tour.......( more)
Posted On:  08/02/2004
Maxim OBEREMKO (UKR) has returned to the top of the rankings after a three month sabbatical in second place.......( more)
Posted On:  07/02/2004
The PWA world tour is all set to return to the spiritual home of indoor windsurfing in Bercy stadium, Paris on Saturday 27 March 2004.......( more)
Posted On:  05/02/2004
Posted On:  04/02/2004
The ISAF Olympic Windsurfing Equipment Evaluation Event, to be held on Lake Garda, Italy from 3-6 May 2004 has attracted six manufacturers with eight designs of equipment. In addition, there are currently two manufacturers, whose applications are being processed. ......( more)
Posted On:  27/01/2004
Check out local timings for Watersports World/Hot Water showing the UK windsurfing Tiree Wave Classic in Scotland. ......( more)
Posted On:  23/01/2004
- effective January 23rd 2004
Posted On:  23/01/2004
John Reed, Secretary to the World Sailing Speed Record Council has announced the ratification of a new World Record of 46.24 knots on the 500 Metre Course which was established in a 10 Sq M Class Windsurfer at Les Saintes Maries de la Mer by Finian Maynard of the British Virgin Islands on December 3, 2003.
Posted On:  23/01/2004
In a recent meeting of ISAF Windsurfing class chairmen and elected representatives at the London Boat Show, Peter Krimbacher (AUT) was elected to fulfil the rotating role of President of the International Windsurfing Association for 2004. Peter is also chairman of Windsurfing Austria and has therefore much experience of windsurfing in all its forms. ......( more)
Posted On:  19/01/2004
Nik Baker won the first UK indoor windsurfing championships, winning a car from Honda and cash prize. Although dominant from the start, Nik didn't have it all his own way, Ben Proffitt almost caused an upset and was the only person to beat Nik in a slalom heat. Full results and pictures on the UKWA website: http://www.ukwindsurfing.com/
Posted On:  19/01/2004
The hottest seats in town tonight were at the UKWA versus PWA indoor windsurfing championships. The sold out show was ‘The’ place to be in London today and those fortunate enough to have tickets were treated to a sensational evening of extreme windsurfing. ......( more)
Posted On:  19/01/2004
Faustine MERRET (FRA) was announced the winner of the Womens Mistral class at the Sail Melbourne Regatta on Port Phillip Bay. Julien BONTEMPS (FRA) took the Mistral Men’s title. ......( more)
Posted On:  19/01/2004
The IMCO Annual General Meeting will be held in Sopot, Poland on Wednesday June 9th at 1830hrs during the Mistral European Championship. ......( more)
Posted On:  19/01/2004
Cezme, Izmir, Turkey 8-18 April 2004
Posted On:  17/01/2004
The hugely successful Midwinters event hosted by Calema Windsurfing Inc. (School and Pro shop) from Merritt Island, Florida has been selected for the 2004 Formula Windsurfing North American Championships. The event will take place from 5th to 7th March. ......( more)
Posted On:  17/01/2004
Twenty-five huge fans have been blasting 30 knots of wind across the pool at the Schroders, London Boat Show indoor windsurfing championships, providing the fuel for the crème de la crème of British windsurfing to battle it out to qualify for the grand finale against the PWA on Sunday night. ......( more)
Posted On:  16/01/2004
"When you walk into Excel for the Schroders London Boatshow you suddenly realise how big this event is for windsurfing. Every single piece of advertising and every banner is pushing the first ever UKWA Virgin Indoor and after just 5 days of learning this new sport we are not disappointing." Go to the UKWA website for reports and photos.
Posted On:  16/01/2004
Both the International Funboard Class and the International Formula Windsurfing Class have healthy and growing tours in Europe. However, both Classes realise that in order to continue to develop windsurf racing, there is a need to widen the accessibility, scope and quality, of their events in other parts of the World.
Posted On:  15/01/2004
Posted On:  15/01/2004
The International Funboard Class has got together with DMG Marketing Services GmbH and Positive Lines GmbH to create the 2004 European Freestyle Pro-Tour by putting together more than 10 events with a total of more than Euro 100,000 of prize money.
Posted On:  14/01/2004
Congratulations to Steve Allen on winning the first ever Formula Windsurfing OCEANIC Championships. The host club - Elwood Sailing Club, Melbourne - have already been awarded the championships in January 2005; and will be submitting a bid to host the 2005 Formula Windsurfing World Championship (December 2005). Many thanks to Ian Fox for co ordinating this important development in the Continent . ......( more)
Posted On:  13/01/2004
Guincho, Portugal, 22-26 August. The Official Event website is now on-line.
Posted On:  13/01/2004
Allison Shreeve (AUS) and Jessica Crisp (AUS) are both determined to get the Olympic spot for Athens – but only one can go - the fight for the Olympic spot is well and truly on. Meanwhile, Julian Bontemps (FRA) continues to lead the Mistral Mens, with two wins today from two races.......( more)
Posted On:  13/01/2004
After a gale force start to their series, today’s conclusion was a ‘breeze’ for the Formula Windsurfers Championship, Steve ALLEN (AUS) clean-sweeping to win the title 6-0 at the Sail Melbourne International Regatta. ......( more)
Posted On:  12/01/2004
Following the hugely successful first part of the Olympic Windsurfing Equipment Evaluation Event in Cadiz in September 2003, the application form for designs to be entered into the second phase, in Torbole, Italy, is now online. ......( more)
Posted On:  12/01/2004
13 year old Daniel competed in the first ever UK Junior Indoor Windsurfing Championships at the London Boat Show. He sent his report to CBBC (UK). "The wind produced by giant turbines was quite strange, there were strong gusts but in the middle of the pool there was no wind at all. We also started by sliding down a ramp into the pool, this was a new thing to do and a little bit scary.
Posted On:  12/01/2004
Member National Authorities who wish to submit the names of sailors for the Evaluation must do so by 1 February 2004 at the very latest. ......( more)
On-line entry forms now available
Posted On:  11/01/2004
It is now possible to register and pay by credit card on-line for these events: Mistral Worlds, Turkey; FW Europeans, Italy - men, women and masters; and the FW Youth Europeans
Posted On:  11/01/2004
Read reports from Jesper Vesterstrom DEN-111 and Steve Allen KA0 on the FW Class website
Posted On:  11/01/2004
Read Christine Johnston's review of 2003 and pre-amble for 2004 on the FW women's site.
Posted On:  11/01/2004
Notice of Race for the 2004 GARDA TRENTINO Formula Windsurfing EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS & 2004 GARDA TRENTINO Formula Windsurfing Youth and Masters European Championships, Italy, Torbole, 9th - 15th May has now been published.
Posted On:  09/01/2004
For the first time in many years, indoor windsurfing is returning to the international stage at the Schroders London Boat Show this weekend......( more)
Posted On:  08/01/2004
Just one week into the new year and we are on schedule to publish everything you need to finalise your plans for the coming year. ......( more)
Posted On:  08/01/2004
In attempting this mammoth task our aim has been and still is to ensure that the ISAF Racing Rules book contains a windsurfing appendix covering each discipline and format of windsurfing in a concise and clear fashion.......( more)
Posted On:  30/12/2003
Since the 2003 worlds in Dranske your committee, with the assistance of the IWA office, have been working hard on delivering a response to the decisions of the Annual General Meeting. We are nearly there!
Posted On:  30/12/2003
In a recent meeting between the classes and the management agencies together, IFCA and FW joined forces with Choppy Water Event Management GmbH, DMG Marketing Services GmbH and Destination Marketing International to manage and promote two EuroCup tours, European Freestyle Pro Tour and two Grand Prix tours.......( more)
Posted On:  20/12/2003
Posted On:  19/12/2003
For the first time in 4 years, Professional Windsurfing will return to it’s spiritual home on Maui, Hawaii. The PWA is pleased to announce that the inaugural event on the 2004 PWA Wave Tour, will take place at Hookipa Beach Park from the 28th March to the 4th April. ......( more)
Posted On:  18/12/2003
National Boat Shows has announced Virgin Radio's sponsorship of the Indoor Windsurfing Championships being held for the first time at the Schroders London International Boat Show in January at ExCeL.......( more)
Posted On:  18/12/2003
Following on from the successful ISAF Windsurfing Presentation Event held at Cadiz, ISAF will conduct the second stage of the Windsurfing Trials due to be held at Torbole, Italy from 3-8 May 2004.......( more)
Posted On:  18/12/2003
2004 MISTRAL EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP - 2004 Mistral Youth European Championship - 2004 Mistral Junior European Championship Sopot, Poland June 2nd - 12th 2004. NoR now available on the IMCO website.
Posted On:  17/12/2003
In accordance with constitution article # 7.4, Italy and Spain have called for a special general meeting of the Aloha class association
Posted On:  17/12/2003
Held at the City Café Bonaire the PWA season concluded in style with the 2003 freestyle Overall awards ceremony.......( more)
Posted On:  17/12/2003
It is with deep regret that ISAF advises that Heebum KWON, ISAF Council Member, passed away on Sunday 26 November 2003. Most recently he had been running the National Mistral Class Organisation in Korea. ......( more)
Posted On:  10/12/2003
The wind was too light for official competition here on the final day of the 2003, PWA freestyle finals.......( more)
Posted On:  09/12/2003
The final rankings for 2003 were released by ISAF on Thursday 3 December. Available to view on the ISAF website.
Posted On:  09/12/2003
Light winds continue to blow here on the penultimate day of the PWA 2003, freestyle finals. ......( more)
Posted On:  08/12/2003
The wind refused to play ball here on the fifth day of the Bonaire PWA freestyle finals. After four days of non stop action the trades have finally calmed down to a gentle breeze in Le Cat Bay allowing sailors to rest aching muscles, re-charge their batteries and chill out in the warm Caribbean sunshine. ......( more)
Posted On:  07/12/2003
Eighteen-year-old Ricardo Campello (JP, Neil Pryde) had reason to celebrate today after clinching the PWA overall freestyle title here on the fourth day of the PWA, Bonaire, freestyle finals.......( more)
Posted On:  07/12/2003
Saturday saturated with satisfactions. This is the end of this event. For full results please go to: http://www.imco.org/page0103v01.htm......( more)
Posted On:  06/12/2003
Taty Frans (Gaastra, AHD) and Daida Moreno (Mistral, North) were this mornings victors in the second round of double elimination here at the PWA, Bonaire freestyle finals. ......( more)
Posted On:  06/12/2003
6 races have past. And 3 more today. Some now can smell the gold. ......( more)
Posted On:  05/12/2003
The full results to date for all fleets are now available on the IMCO site.
Posted On:  05/12/2003
Local Bonaire sailor, Taty Frans (Gaastra, AHD) and Daida Moreno (Mistral, North) of Spain were today’s winners in their respective single eliminations here on the second day of action at the PWA, Bonaire Freestyle Finals. ......( more)
Posted On:  05/12/2003
The spirit is in-crescendo and the sailing fiesta continues.......( more)
Posted On:  05/12/2003
Big Wednesday turned out to be a record setting day as the run of 46.24 knots by Finian Maynard sets a new windsurfing speed record and comes agonizingly close to the outright world record of 46.54 knots. ......( more)
Posted On:  04/12/2003
Ricardo Campello (JP, Neil Pryde) and Karin Jaggi (F2, Arrows) have clinched the vital first blood in the opening double elimination here at the PWA Bonaire Freestyle finals. ......( more)
Posted On:  04/12/2003
The sun has returned to the tropic and the temperature is in the high twenties (Celsius) at 11:30 am. The soft breeze comes from the north-northeast with a speed of 4 knots. We have a total of 4 races.......( more)
Posted On:  03/12/2003
The PWA World Tour has set up shop on the sun drenched beaches of Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean, as the world’s hottest freestylers prepare to battle it out in the final event on the 2003 calendar.......( more)
Posted On:  03/12/2003
We heard that today the World Speed windsurfing record was broken by Finian Maynard at St Marie de la Mer in France! Still awaiting confirmation.
Posted On:  03/12/2003
On two race areas of approximately 12 kilometers, two regattas were raced, marking the beginning of the competitions of the Youth & Children World Championship of Windsurf Mistral 2003. ......( more)
Worlds, Mexico
Posted On:  03/12/2003
Sorry, still no news received as yet! We will, of course, bring you up-dates as soon as we get them.
Posted On:  27/11/2003
Live coverage of windsurfing is back on High.tv from 2nd November from Bonaire as the Tour ends with the King of the Caribbean.......( more)
Posted On:  26/11/2003
Windsurfing men and windsurfing women have been selected by ISAF as two events for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China The ISAF council voted overwhelmingly to retain two windsurfing medals in the 2008 Olympics. Now the industry can concentrate on putting forward the best possible selection of equipment to be tested on Lake Garda in May 2004.......( more)
Posted On:  26/11/2003
Peter Wells gives an excellent 'blow-by-blow' account of the US Olympic trials, which Peter won to earn his spot on the United States Olympic Team for the Athens Olympiad. This is how the report concludes.........( more)
Posted On:  26/11/2003
The final event on the PWA calendar for 2003 in Bonaire will decide the women’s freestyle champion. We talked to current champion, Karin Jaggi (F2, Arrows) and the Moreno sisters, Daida and Iballa, (Mistral, North); the three favorites, to see how their competition preparations are coming together.
Posted On:  19/11/2003
With the Bonaire freestyle finals just weeks away the race for the men’s title looks like it is going to be a two man battle between fellow JP, Neil Pryde team riders Robby Swift and Ricardo Campello. As it stands, both riders have equal ranking points following two events in Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura, so the final event on the sun drenched beaches of the Caribbean will decide the title! We spoke to Ricardo and Robby to see how their last minute preparations are shaping up:
Posted On:  18/11/2003
Year 2003 introduced a large number of newcomers to international formula racing. Six events of 2003 Women Cup gathered 53 competitors on the ranking list. ......( more)
Posted On:  18/11/2003
Here's one opinion... Tom Ehman (Olympic Jury Member in 1992 and 1996) ......( more)
New Zealand Formula Nationals - Whangaparoa, Auckland, New Zealand.
Posted On:  12/11/2003
Gulf Harbour Yacht Club, February 2-6 2004. The Windsurf Nationals will be course racing only under the Formula windsurfing format. Contact Max Cross - Ph 09 4242078 or 0211348429 or nzl212@hotmail.com
8va Fecha Ranking Anual 2003
Posted On:  12/11/2003
15/16 November 2003 - Buenos Aires - Guardería Perú Beach - Buenos Aires Acasusso. (Perú y el río) for IMCO (Men/women), FW (Men/Women/Masters), Raceboard (Men/Master/GrandMaster) and Open Class. Further information from: perubeach@sinectis.com.ar
Posted On:  11/11/2003
The PWA is pleased to announce that it has teamed up with, Reliance Clothing to exclusively manufacture and market official PWA merchandise. ......( more)
Posted On:  11/11/2003
Reef Yucatan Hotel, Merida, Mexico - Thursday, December 4th 2003
Posted On:  11/11/2003
Posted On:  11/11/2003
- over 200 different competitors – 7 events with 3 discards – Wojtek Brzozowski is Euro-Cup Champion 2003 – Starboard and Neil Pryde win the Manufacturers Rankings ......( more)
Posted On:  04/11/2003
This debut event, launched by the UK Windsurfing Association (UKWA), the Professional Windsurfing Association (PWA) and National Boat Shows (NBS) will see men, women and youth contestants, from the UK's windsurfing elite competing in freestyle and slalom disciplines on a spectacular, purpose built watersports pool (30x70 metres) with fans generating 25 knots of wind and seating for over 1,500 people.
Posted On:  04/11/2003
The 2003 PWA world tour is all set to conclude its season on the sun drenched beaches of the Caribbean for the final freestyle event on the tour calendar. Commencing with Registration day on the 2nd of December the event will run through until the 9th at windy Lac Bay on the island of Bonaire. ......( more)
Posted On:  30/10/2003
Podiumsplätze 2003. View the provisional calendar for 2004 and other information at http://www.windsurf.ch/......( more)
Posted On:  29/10/2003
The 2003 PWA world tour is all set to conclude its season on the sun drenched beaches of the Caribbean for the final freestyle event on the tour calendar - The King Of The Caribbean......( more)
Posted On:  28/10/2003
Nikos Kaklamanakis (GRE) has been chosen by Eurosport International to feature in "Mission to Athens".......( more)
Posted On:  28/10/2003
Can you help?......( more)
Posted On:  28/10/2003
Read reports by Champion Gonazalo Coste Hoevel on the FW Class website
Posted On:  26/10/2003
At the recent IFWC AGM it was decided to make some amendments to the published FORMULA Youth and Junior Policy. Full article on FW Class website.
Posted On:  22/10/2003
With one race left to go in the championship, riders took the water to set the score. The title was up for grabs with Antoine Albeau, Wotjek Brzozoski, and Kevin Pritchard all in the running in the chase for the title.......( more)
Posted On:  22/10/2003
Three slalom races were held here on the fourth day of the IFCA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. Again the wind was on our side and reached speeds up to 27 knots.......( more)
IFCA Worlds, Hyeres
Posted On:  22/10/2003
Five slalom races have now been completed. Catch all the news on the NEW IFCA website and view photos and videos, courtesy of namaxa.com
Posted On:  22/10/2003
IFCA have now moved "in house" to join the other windsurfing classes and the IWA hosted by AWNet. Please note the new URL: http://ifca.internationalwindsurfing.com/ or reach the new site by clicking on the IFCA logo at the top of the IWA home page.
IFCA Worlds, Hyeres
Posted On:  20/10/2003
Wind up to 25 knots came at 17:00. Two more races. Both won by Wojtek in front of Antoine
Posted On:  20/10/2003
Today the weather was soft and the wind was light with average speeds around 12 knots...ideal conditions for course racing! Four races were held today and excitement is the keyword to describe the battle for the IFCA World Championships with an extreme range of conditions - Arnon is leading before Antoine, Kevin and Wojtek...tomorrow they are expecting another hardcore day with South western winds up to 50 knots! Results
IFCA Worlds, Hyeres
Posted On:  19/10/2003
Day One - Wind 40 knots sometimes up to 55! Temperature 11 C and rain. In gusty but windy offshore conditions up to 35 knots it was Kevin Pritchard (US-3) who managed to win both slalom races held yesterday afternoon in a close battle with Frenchmen Antoine Albeau's (F-192). Wojtek Brzozowski (POL-10) secured his third place in both races
Posted On:  17/10/2003
Beaten two years ago in the same place of Hvide Sande, Denmark, he was able to control the competitors at will. But, just like the new womens champion Birgit Prieser, he had to wait until the very end, because only the spare day brought the second day with timed runs and so the decision. ......( more)
Posted On:  14/10/2003
The 2003 AGM will be held on Thursday December 4th at 1830hrs at the Reef Yucatan Hotel, Merida, Mexico.......( more)
Posted On:  13/10/2003
Posted On:  10/10/2003
ISAF and Rolex are proud to announce the male and female sailors shortlisted for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2003 ......( more)
Posted On:  10/10/2003
The Labello, PWA 2003, Sylt Grand Slam was the decider for both the 2003 wave and racing PWA overall world champions. US sailors Josh Angulo and Micah Buzianis both delivered the incredible performances throughout the season and won their respective titles. We talked to Josh and Micah for the low down on how they did it?
Posted On:  09/10/2003
The Pre-Notice of Race for the 2004 Mistral Youth Worlds was published today. The event will take place from July 31st to August 8th on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria at Nesebar. This beautiful city is a world heritage site! Accommodation details will be published in about one month and will include some great deals on camping, self catering apartments and good priced hotels. Put this one in your diary! It is one not to be missed... More details very soon. In the meantime, see ya in Mexico!
Posted On:  08/10/2003
Pascal Maka, world speed record former, is organizing a world speed record attempt with ten of the best world wide riders. This event will be in Stes Maries de la mer, the famous speed canal where he broke a world speed record of 42,91 KNOTS in 1990. Visit the website: www.mastersofspeed.com
Posted On:  07/10/2003
Posted On:  07/10/2003
After over 41 days at sea, French woman Raphaela Le Gouvello has just recently passed the half-way stage of her single-handed Trans-Pacific Crossing on a windsurfer.......( more)
Posted On:  07/10/2003
The weather forecast for this weekend looks great! A big starting fleet with the champions of Croatia, Hungary and Austria are on the starting list. We also expect the best from Slovakia, Czech Repuplik and maybe Slovenia.......( more)
Scandlines Formula Windsurfing World Championships 2003
Posted On:  06/10/2003
Christine Johnston and Steve Allen new FW WORLD CHAMPIONS! Final results men and women available on the FW website, together with winners' comments.
Posted On:  06/10/2003
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Posted On:  05/10/2003
The agenda for the IFCA AGM has been posted on the IFCA website.
Posted On:  05/10/2003
Good morning from Dranske. Beautiful morning. According to the wind forecast we can expect at least one race today. Results so far - Men 6 races, women 5 subject to Jury decisions from yesterdays protests - are available on the FW Class website
Scandlines Formula Windsurfing World Championships 2003
Posted On:  04/10/2003
Day three no races but now on Day 4 the wind has picked up to 15-18 knots. We waiting for races - it is still raining! Keep up to date with the action on the FW Class website
Posted On:  04/10/2003
The main points from the Annual General Meeting of the FW Class, held in Dranske last night, are posted on the FW Class website.
Posted On:  03/10/2003
We are sorry to announce that the IFCA World Championships Artistic Windsurfing 2003 (Wave and Freestyle) have been cancelled. We are focusing all our attention to the IFCA Racing Worlds. The total prize money fund of 10.000 Euro will be awarded to the Racing event and we now have 4 World Titles to fight for in Racing: Men, Women, Youth and Masters.......( more)
Posted On:  03/10/2003
We are going to have Formula class races in Japan. This is the event for 1st time international level racing. We are welcome all foreign competitors especially from Asia. ......( more)
Scandlines Formula Windsurfing World Championships 2003
Posted On:  03/10/2003
Check out the racing results, follow the news as it happens, read competitor's stories and view photos on the FW Class Website. Also the "must see" video, captures the fun and action at Dranske.
Posted On:  01/10/2003
Can ISAF continue to reserve 20% of the events and 25% of the competitors at the Olympic Regatta for Windsurfing and in particular can the women’s windsurfing event continue to be justified? There can only be one answer to these questions… in each case an emphatic YES! Here’s why . . .
Posted On:  01/10/2003
The ISAF Approved Series production board list, September 2003 is now available in the technical section of the ISAF website. ......( more)
Posted On:  30/09/2003
At the recent ISAF World Championship, the Windsurfing Evaluation team, members of the Windsurfing Committee, the Chairman of the Sailing Committee and the Chairman of the Events Committee listened to presentations from members of the Windsurfing Industry ......( more)
Posted On:  29/09/2003
This year's 20th anniversary event will no doubt be remembered as one of the most exciting in PWA history. ......( more)
Posted On:  28/09/2003
28 year old American wave guru Josh Angulo has taken the PWA 2003 overall wave title here after defeating Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Neil Pryde) in the penultimate heat of the men’s double elimination here today at the Labello, Sylt, PWA 2003 Grand Slam. ......( more)
SAIL NUMBERS - FW WORLDS
Posted On:  27/09/2003
Sailors attending the Formula Worlds in Dranske are reminded of NOR # 10. -Sail Insignias; and Class Rule #2.6. Sail Identification SHALL be on both sides of the sail - and this Rule will be enforced.
Posted On:  27/09/2003
French all rounder Antoine Albeau (AHD, Neil Pryde) has consolidated his lead today after posting four strong results during a sensational day of race action here at the Labello, Sylt, PWA, Grand Slam. ......( more)
Posted On:  26/09/2003
The battle for the PWA 2003 overall wave title is hanging in the balance after yet another day of sensational action packed drama here in at the Labello, Sylt, PWA 2003 Grand Slam.......( more)
Posted On:  26/09/2003
I am sure this year's meeting will stir debate about the best way forward. Read Ceri's pre-AGM notes on the FW Class website.
Posted On:  25/09/2003
The unpredictable weather here in Sylt continues at the Labello, PWA, Grand Slam with 8-10 knot winds picking up late in the day allowing two races. ......( more)
Posted On:  24/09/2003
The event will bring together 30 of the world’s best ever windsurfers. They will navigate in the Dominican Republic’s dream spots such as Samana Bay, among the whales, or the usually forbidden Saona Bay… ......( more)
Posted On:  24/09/2003
Pritchard Back On Top! Tuesday September 23, 2003 - Current overall wave champion Kevin Pritchard (Gaastra, Starboard) has won the men’s single elimination wave round in tough onshore conditions here at the Labello Sylt, PWA 2003 Grand Slam.......( more)
Posted On:  24/09/2003
At the recent ISAF World Championship, the Windsurfing Evaluation team, members of the Windsurfing Committee, the Chairman of the Sailing Committee and the Chairman of the Events Committee listened to presentations from members of the Windsurfing Industry The aim of the whole evaluation process is to move Olympic windsurfing forward, and ultimately select the equipment to be used at the 2008 Olympic Regatta in Qingdao, China.......( more)
Posted On:  23/09/2003
Together with a selected group of the windsurfing worlds very finest, legends Björn Dunkerbeck & Robby Naish have formed the World Speed Sailing Challenge......( more)
Posted On:  23/09/2003
Antoine Albeau (Neil Pryde, AHD) of France has stormed into the lead in the men’s racing after taking three out of four bullets on the opening race day here at the Labello, Sylt, PWA, 2003 Grand Slam.......( more)
Posted On:  22/09/2003
I did some filming at the Formula Windsurfing Nordic Championship 2003 in Varberg Sweden. Now I have done some editing and put together this movie: http://ads.jc-online.com/NM2003FormulaNoSound.wmv Click "more" for contact details. ......( more)
Posted On:  22/09/2003
History has been made. Lee KORSITZ (ISR) has won the 2003 World Mistral Championship......( more)
Posted On:  22/09/2003
Pont took the Gold Medal with a race to spare so the fight was on for Silver and Bronze. ......( more)
Posted On:  22/09/2003
The Labello, Sylt, PWA, Grand Slam opened up in style today by kicking off with two rounds of spectacular men’s wave action.......( more)
Posted On:  21/09/2003
Friday, 3rd September, Dranske, Germany - Agenda has been posted on the FW Class site, together with proposals.
Posted On:  21/09/2003
The world’s elite have gathered here in Sylt, Germany for the climax to the PWA racing and wave 2003 World Tour. Celebrating its 20th anniversary Sylt has a proven track record for producing dramatic wave and racing competition and is the perfect location to round up the 2003 season.......( more)
Posted On:  20/09/2003
Przemek Miarczynski crowned Mistral World Champion 2003! With one race to spare Polish Przemek Miarczynski (POL125) has won the men's Mistral World Championship in Cadiz with an amazing record of 8 first places out of 10! ......( more)
Posted On:  20/09/2003
Pont and Allison give a press conference, 1630 yesterday. Both were very quick to thank their friends and family, and let everybody know that through hard work and diligence they will be on top at the end of the event.......( more)
Posted On:  20/09/2003
Back on the racing course Levante winds were blowing once again with 20/25 knots. The men's gold and women's fleet were sent offshore on time to get the races starting. ......( more)
Posted On:  19/09/2003
The hostel “NoHotel” is the closest place to stay to the event area of the SCANDLINES FORMULA WINDSURFING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2003.......( more)
Posted On:  19/09/2003
A restful day after such a windy first half of a regatta - everybody was relaxing.......( more)
Posted On:  17/09/2003
Pont (POL) once again dominated taking two firsts. Lee Korsitz (ISR) again dominated the first race finishing 1st but surprises were in hand for race two.......( more)
Posted On:  17/09/2003
Go to FW Class website to view.
Posted On:  17/09/2003
10 am report - The weather report is calling for more Levante winds today, although a change in pressure is expected later in the day to a lighter more constant wind, which may lead the medium breeze specialists to crawl back to the top. ......( more)
Posted On:  17/09/2003
So from my earlier report, the weather did exactly what was supposed to happen. It got stronger.......( more)
Posted On:  17/09/2003
NoR now available on FW Class site together with entry forms. Or enter and pay by credit card on-line
Posted On:  16/09/2003
The conditions have abated since last night, (more) and a slightly more user friendly set of conditions has appeared. A steady 12 to 15 knots is forcast with sunny conditions as per normal. ......( more)
Posted On:  15/09/2003
It really didn't stop blowing today. The wind from the south west was a steady 22 knots, but from the land bullets, hammered down at the competitors reaching speeds of around 30 knots. ......( more)
Posted On:  15/09/2003
MONDAY - The 2003 worlds are about to get under way and the Levante winds are back upon us.......( more)
Posted On:  13/09/2003
With 122 men and 71 women to scrutineer, the measurement team will be busy over the next three days. The Full event schedule, full results and photographs, as well as a host of other information is available on the event website http://www.cadizworlds2003.com/ or the IMCO website
ISAF Rankings
Posted On:  13/09/2003
In the Mistral Men, Maxim OBEREMKO from the Ukraine continues to lead the field ahead of Jon-Paul TOBIN (NZL). And in the women, some sailors can find that all of a sudden their best results, which have often resulted in meteoric rises in ranking position, drop out of inclusion. See the IMCO website for more.
Posted On:  13/09/2003
Racing has begun - 14-16 knots soon picked up to 18-20, then up to 30 knot gusts! For reports, results and pictures check out the official website www.windsurffw.com or the FW Class site
FW AGM
Posted On:  11/09/2003
Apologies for the error in the Windsurfing Newsletter! Please note the AGM will be held on FRIDAY 3 October 2003.
Posted On:  11/09/2003
IFCA President, Bruno, has recently visited the event site at Almanarre. He was immensely impressed by all the organisation and preparation for what looks to be an epic event. The weather conditions expected in October in Almanarre are ideal for a Worlds. Read his report.......( more)
Posted On:  10/09/2003
Posted On:  10/09/2003
At last the information we have been waiting for! Venue: Dranske, Isle of Rügen, Germany, Prize money: 25,000 eur. AGM - 3 October 2003 ......( more)
Posted On:  09/09/2003
by Micah Buzianis (www.buzianis.com) - I just arrived back in Maui after a quick trip over to San Fran for the Ronstan Bridge to Bridge race put on by Alan Prussia and the St. Francis Yacht Club. I went to this race last year and had so much fun, and got beat by a kite that I had to go back this year and man was it worth it!
Posted On:  08/09/2003
FINAL REPORT - A great event comes to its end – A total of 12 spectacular races was sailed in the Bay of Golden Beach / Paros – Wojtek Brzozowski dominated the event.......( more)
Posted On:  06/09/2003
Next stop on the PWA World Tour is on the isthmus of Westerland, Northern Germany known as Sylt. This year the event is celebrating its 20th anniversary and is one of the longest running and most respected stopovers on the PWA tour. ......( more)
Posted On:  03/09/2003
The PWA, together with event Organizers MNP, are pleased to announce that Racing will go ahead at the Labello Sylt 2003 PWA Grand Slam alongside the Wave discipline. The 2003 event will form the basis for a 3-year deal, which will safeguard the Sylt event, and celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, as one of the biggest events on tour. ......( more)
Posted On:  02/09/2003
11th-14th September, for the first time in Bulgaria, there will be a Fair for Windsurfing, Surfing and Kiteboarding. ......( more)
Posted On:  01/09/2003
Nisar Malik, a 45 year old producer of TV documentaries decided to take a little holiday. On July 12th, he set out, supported by his cousin Wajahat Malik, on a one month expedition to windsurf on the high altitude lakes in the North of Pakistan. ......( more)
IFCA World and European Championships - Hyeres, 17-22 October 2003
Posted On:  30/08/2003
Official event site for the IFCA Championships: http://hwo.free.fr or http://www.hwo.fr.st Here you will find help with travel and accommodation.
Posted On:  29/08/2003
Nikos Kaklamanakis was the victor ludorum at the Regatta Athens 2003, just as at last year’s event, proving that he remains as always one of the top competitors in the Mistral class. ......( more)
Posted On:  28/08/2003
The PWA regrets having to announce that the Irish Wave Grand Prix will not take place in the 2003 season.......( more)
Posted On:  27/08/2003
22 - 24 September 2003, Cadiz, SPAIN - Following the culmination of the windsurfing event at the ISAF World Championship in Cadiz, there is a unique opportunity for all sailors to participate in the ISAF windsurfing Presentation Event. ......( more)
Posted On:  27/08/2003
The French organiser wants to do the entries on the 17th and start racing the 18th in the morning instead of the 19th at 13.00 hours. By doing this we gain 1 and a half days of competition. Please refer to the amendment to the Notice of Race on the IFCA website.
Posted On:  27/08/2003
The 'International German Championship' in the mistral class takes place on the inner fjord of Flensburg from 01. - 05.10.2003. The NoR you will find under "www.idm-flensburg.de".
Posted On:  27/08/2003
The Windsurfing Euro-Cup Paros, 4-8 September, has a go and all preparations are running. For NoR, entry and travel information visit the FW Euro-Cup website. We are looking forward to meet you all in Greece!
Posted On:  26/08/2003
Coming Saturday, September 20th, the start of the 14th Race around Texel for windsurfers. Since 1994 the record of the Texel Race stands in name of Ron Ruiter with a time of 1:53 hour. Dependent on the wind conditions we think it’s about time the record will be beaten this year. ......( more)
Posted On:  24/08/2003
Apologies to all sailors waiting anxiously for news of this event. We expect to make an announcement and post a Notice of Race sometime next week......( more)
Posted On:  22/08/2003
On August 8 to 10 the finals of the largest and most popular windsurfing competition in the Baltics, Neil Pryde Baltic Cup took place in Estonia at the Pirita beach, Tallinn. Last years champion of Latvia Janis Preiss (North/Fanatic) showed his strength.......( more)
VDS 500m record attempts - video
Posted On:  22/08/2003
Video is available of the official Regattastrecke of the VDS for the 500 meter record attempts. Depending upon your connection speed, three to choose from: http://www.speedsurfen.de/videos/gb_klein.wmv - low quality http://www.speedsurfen.de/videos/gb_mittel.wmv - medium quality http://www.speedsurfen.de/videos/gb_gut.wmv - high quality. Further information about the record attempts under http://www.speedchallenge.de
Posted On:  22/08/2003
You have just ten days to enter the IFCA Worlds at the pre-entry prices. IFCA may raise the price by Eur 40 after 31 August. World Champion titles are at stake for Men/Ladies in the Racing Worlds and the Artistic worlds. At the same time youths (under 19 on 31/12/2003) and masters (35 years or older on 31/12/2003) compete for the Youth/Master European Champion title. Come to Hyeres - A perfect venue for what we expect to be an outstanding competition of racing, freestyle and wave performance.
Posted On:  17/08/2003
Date: 11 - 14 September 2003 - Categories: open, master, super master, junior, female, experience. Location: "Vela na Praia" Project, Camburi Beach, Vitória-ES, Brazil
Posted On:  12/08/2003
The presentation of the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2003, the pinnacle award of recognition in the sport of sailing, will take place on Wednesday 12 November 2003 in Barcelona, Spain. ISAF invites nominations for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2003 from all - whether a sailor, class, national authority, media, sailing club, event organiser or other. ......( more)
Weymouth (UK) Speed Week 2003
Posted On:  12/08/2003
4-10 October at Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy, 500+ metre courses. Boats, windsurfers and kite driven boards from all over Europe are invited. website: www.speedsailing.com or e-mail: nick@speedsailing.com
Posted On:  10/08/2003
Saturday August 9, 2003 - Micah Buzianis (Mistral, North) has won the Windsurfing Era PWA Formula Racing World Cup after a thrilling day of race action here in Leba, Poland.
Posted On:  10/08/2003
News Round-up for Final Day ......( more)
Posted On:  08/08/2003
Friday August 8, 2003 - It has been a chill out day here at the Windsurfing Era, PWA 2003, Formula Racing World Cup. With temperatures hitting the mid eighties and only a gentle breeze blowing in from the Baltic sailors have been relaxing in the sun and re charging ready for the final day of official competition tomorrow. ......( more)
Posted On:  08/08/2003
News Round-up for Day 4......( more)
Posted On:  07/08/2003
Thursday August 7, 2003 - Andrea Cucchi (Starboard, Neil Pryde) of Italy has moved into the lead here on the second day of the Windsurfing Era, PWA 2003, Formula Racing World Cup. ......( more)
Posted On:  07/08/2003
News round-up for Day 3......( more)
Posted On:  07/08/2003
The Heat Is On! Wednesday August 6, 2003 - Devon Boulon (F2) of the British Virgin Islands was the surprise winner here today in the opening race of the Windsurfing Era, PWA 2003 Formula Racing World Cup. In the women’s opening race Dorota Staszewska took first blood.......( more)
Posted On:  07/08/2003
Tuesday August 5, 2003 - The world’s elite race force has gathered here on Poland’s Baltic coastline ready for the first major PWA Formula Racing battle of the season. ......( more)
Posted On:  07/08/2003
News round-up of Junior, Youths and Masters Europeans......( more)
Raceboard Class AGM - New Committee elected
Posted On:  07/08/2003
Peter Krimbacher (AUT) and Piotr Hlawaty (POL) elected to the Raceboard Committee and join Paul Leone (Chairman -GBR), Didier Flamme (FRA), Tak Sum Wong (HKG), John Ellis (GBR). The minutes of the meeting will be posted in the coming days on the Raceboard Class website.
Masters Europeans, Puck, Poland - Day One
Posted On:  06/08/2003
Paco Wirz (ITA1), racing in his first Masters Europeans, showed the rest of the fleet a clean pair of heels today! Racing in near perfect conditions in Puck, he won both races today without seeming to be in any hurry! Bright sunshine and 15 knots of breeze proved a little bit more challenging for Paul Leone (GBR1111) who finished 2nd and 3rd to day. Commenting after coming ashore, he said that he was having a few problems with his new sail which was proving more powerful than he had expected! For results go to: http://www.moksir.puck.pl
Windsurfing Era PWA Formula Racing World Cup, Leba - day one
Posted On:  06/08/2003
94 men and 18 women finally registered for the event, Only one race for men and women fleet - Dorota and Devon - heroes of a day...results and reports on: Era Cup website
Posted On:  06/08/2003
New look and new address: http://aloha.internationalwindsurfing.com/ Aloha has now joined the "family" - IWA, IMCO, MJOD and Raceboard - hosted by AWNet.
Posted On:  06/08/2003
Kevin Festocq (FRA15) excelled with a first place and a second to top the leader board after day 1. ......( more)
Posted On:  06/08/2003
Almost perfect racing conditions today... 15 knots and bright sunshine so a great start to racing for the biggest MJOD event to date.......( more)
Posted On:  06/08/2003
Zofia Klepacka (POL8), 4 time ISAF Youth World Champion, continued to dominate the girls fleet scoring two bullets in bright sunshine and 15 knots of breeze... Near perfect conditions!......( more)
Posted On:  05/08/2003
Leba, Poland August 5-10th 2003 - The first event of the PWA Formula season is all set to kick off in the popular holiday resort of Leba on the Polish Baltic coastline. The event commences on the 5th of August (Registration day) with the first possible racing on the 6th, running through until the 10th August. The event will be organized in conjunction with Namaxa agency in Poland and the Polish Mobile Phone Network ERA. ......( more)
Posted On:  05/08/2003
Attention competitors! The Notice of Race for the Windsurfing Euro-Cup Paros is online and you can download it. ......( more)
Posted On:  05/08/2003
Annual accounts 2002 and Class income & expediture 2002
Posted On:  04/08/2003
'Annual accounts 2002'and 'Class income & expediture 2002'revised and now available to view
Posted On:  01/08/2003
During August 8 to 10 the finals of the largest and most popular windsurfing competition in Baltics Neilpryde Baltic Cup will take place at Pirita beach, Tallinn, Estonia, in the course of which also the legendary public competition, the Extreme Sport Aegna Marathon will be held. Please see all important information from event official website.
Posted On:  29/07/2003
SCHRODERS LONDON INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW - 8-18 JANUARY 2004 - The UKWA will be working with the National Boat Shows* (NBS) team to launch this debut event in the UK. Top UK wave sailors Nik Baker, Robbie Swift, Chris Audsley and John Skye are expected to be among those competing in Freestyle. Slalom racers include Ross Williams, Dan Ellis and Lucy Horwood.......( more)
Posted On:  29/07/2003
On the final day (Saturday) the wind was too strong for women Formula. Dorota is the winner of the competition. Results and photos on the official event website: www.cnwc.ca
Posted On:  29/07/2003
September 27 til October 4, 2003, International Speedweek Hvide Sande / Denmark and October 11 til november 16, 2003, there is a standby event that will only be started at high wind conditions, so we are trying to beat the old records. ......( more)
Posted On:  29/07/2003
188 pre-entries for the Aloha, Mistral and Raceboard European Championships taking place in Poland next week. Visit the official website for daily reports.
Posted On:  25/07/2003
Both Dunkerbeck & Naish together with a selected group of the sailing worlds finest, gathered at three locations around the globe, are still waiting for just the right conditions, to challenge the world record of 46.52kts, which has now stood for 10 years.
Posted On:  25/07/2003
Russian board web-site "Doski" ("Boards") www.doskimag.ru has opened a column in English. It is made especially for our foreign friends to be able to learn Russia's sporting events at first hand. ......( more)
Posted On:  25/07/2003
Thursday July 24, 2003 - The final day of this outstanding new windsurfing competition was the most exiting of all, with breaking waves making the stunts higher and harder and a tight battle between Kauli and Antoine Albeau (AHD / Neil Pryde) for first place keeping the pressure on. ......( more)
Posted On:  25/07/2003
Wednesday July 23, 2003 - Two rounds of the exhausting Super-X radical windsurfing discipline were completed today in the nuclear winds at Sotavento. ......( more)
Posted On:  25/07/2003
Brandon Bay in Ireland for the last day of the windsurfing Triple Crown event there. Hold on for some spectacular wave riding and jumps. Click more for more info and broadcast times......( more)
Notice of Race Amendments
Posted On:  23/07/2003
IFCA has posted an amendment to their NoR at http://users.pandora.be/the.webbit.nv1/ifca/IFCA_WORLDS_2003b.htm The MJOD have posted an amendment to the Puck NoR at http://mjod.imco.org/page0001v01news10.htm
2003 IFCA World and European Windsurfing Championships
Posted On:  22/07/2003
Posted On:  21/07/2003
Monday July 21, 2003 - Yet again howling winds and small waves made for epic contest conditions on the final day of the PWA Fuerteventura Freestyle World Cup.......( more)
Posted On:  21/07/2003
Sunday July 20, 2003 - With winds gusting over 40 knots and most competitors on sails under 4m, today’s freestyle in Fuerteventura was even more radical than yesterday. ......( more)
Posted On:  20/07/2003
Saturday July 19, 2003 - History has just been made in Fuerteventura in the most exiting display of freestyle the world has ever seen with 4m weather nuclear conditions. ......( more)
Posted On:  19/07/2003
Friday July 18, 2003 - Unbelievable freestyle performances started today at Sotavento in fifteen knots of wind with the women’s fleet competing first.......( more)
Posted On:  18/07/2003
Thursday July 17, 2003 - A sure sign that the Fuerteventura PWA World Cup and Super-X Exhibition is going to be one of the most competitive ever, is that all of the professional windsurfers have been in non-stop training here in Sotavento since the last PWA competition finished two weeks ago. ......( more)
Posted On:  17/07/2003
UPDATE - 130 competitors pre entered for the JUNIOR YOUTH and MASTERS Raceboard event in POLAND! European Titles at stake for FOUR classes - Aloha, MJOD, IMCO Youth and Raceboard Masters - it is still not too late to send in your entry. ......( more)
Posted On:  12/07/2003
The final results are in - top three here or full results and photos available on the FW Class website......( more)
Posted On:  12/07/2003
Day 6 - This morning just a very light north-wind, bit foggy. Locals say that the Ora will arrive stronger than yesterday......( more)
Posted On:  12/07/2003
Day 5 - Good north wind in the morning, a clear sign that the termic is working in the right way......( more)
Posted On:  11/07/2003
The Ora finally produced the goods today. 12-17 knots: 3 races in all fleets. Results after 4 days (in xls format) on the FW Class website, together with more photos.
Posted On:  10/07/2003
27-28 September 2003 - Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy, UK - information now available on the RYA website or e-mail: julia.haskell@rya.org.uk
Posted On:  10/07/2003
Event Preview - Tuesday July 8, 2003 - After eight grueling days of non-stop action in Gran Canaria, the PWA world tour now moves over to the neighboring island of Fuerteventura for a world cup freestyle and Super X demonstration. ......( more)
Posted On:  09/07/2003
Humid and misty conditions again and a forecast of rain, possibly with thunder and lightning thrown in made it doubtful that the Ora wind would work today.......( more)
Posted On:  09/07/2003
It is cloudy and not so warm in Miedzyzdroje now but wind forecast for the week is promising and we expect good racing. Follow the event progress on www.windsurfingeracup.com
Posted On:  08/07/2003
Day 2 Race Report - Only one race today. Hazy and humid conditions killed the breeze! ......( more)
Posted On:  08/07/2003
day 2/1430hrs ... z flag afloat... all competitors sent ashore... although the wind is good in the starting area, at the top mark, it is not so good. 1615hrs day 2 - AP over A.... No more racing......( more)
Posted On:  08/07/2003
Day 1 – Race Report - 90 competitors gathered at the Circolo Surf Torbole, Lake Garda, for the first skippers meeting of the first Junior, Youth & Masters Formula Festival in history. This is certainly a good base from which to build for the future!......( more)
Posted On:  08/07/2003
Still awaiting news reports but the results from Day 1 are now available on the FW Class website.
Posted On:  06/07/2003
Posted On:  06/07/2003
Wind force 4 picking up to 5 over the whole day ensured a full program at the Brandenburger Strand for the Windsurfing Euro-Cup.......( more)
Posted On:  06/07/2003
Onshore 5 to 6 Bft. ensured spectacular windsurfing entertainment for the thousands of spectators at the Brandenburger Strand on the second day of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup on Sylt. ......( more)
Posted On:  06/07/2003
20.000 spectators experienced a great windsurfing day at the Windsurfing Euro-Cup in Westerland on the German island Sylt. Under bright sunshine the wind picked up all over the day from 2 Bft in the beginning to 5 Bft in the afternoon.......( more)
Posted On:  05/07/2003
Thursday July 3, 2003 - Norwegian wild flyer, Vidar Jensen (North) has won the men’s double elimination wave performance here at the PWA, Gran Canaria Grand Slam in epic Pozo wind and waves. ......( more)
Posted On:  05/07/2003
Wednesday July 2, 2003 - Ricardo Campello (JP, Neil Pryde) has matched his 111 sail number with three firsts in the freestyle here at the Pozo Gran Canaria Grand Slam. In ballistic conditions the eighteen-year-old young gun of freestyle took his third consecutive victory this week ......( more)
Posted On:  02/07/2003
Tuesday July 1, 2003 - Campello Dominates As Locals Challenge Hard In Stronger Winds! Ricardo Campello (JP, Neil Pryde) has clinched his second freestyle victory here this afternoon in as the winds returned with a vengeance here in Pozo Izquierdo. ......( more)
Posted On:  01/07/2003
Ventspils, Latvia, June 21 – 22 - At the beach of Ventspils, “NEILPRYDE” regatta took place second year already, rounding up 62 windsurfers from three Baltic States in “Formula Windsurfing” and “Raceboard” classes. ......( more)
Posted On:  01/07/2003
Monday June 30, 2003 - The tension mounts here in Gran Canaria as the second men’s freestyle Dingle elimination progressed towards its final stages today. ......( more)
Posted On:  30/06/2003
Following the ISAF Mid-Year meeting in Oslo, ISAF have published new criteria for the Evaluation trials to be staged in September 2003 and May 2004 with a view to making recommendations for future Olympic Windsurfing equipment. ......( more)
Posted On:  30/06/2003
Sunday June 29, 2003 - Ricardo Campello (JP, Neil Pryde) of Brazil has won the opening round of men’s freestyle after a day full of drama and surprises here at the PWA, Gran Canaria, Grand Slam. ......( more)
Posted On:  30/06/2003
Day 5 - Lee Lai Shan ( HKG- 1 ) and Joao Rodriguez ( POR - 75 ) take the title at Kiel Week 2003. ......( more)
Posted On:  29/06/2003
Saturday June 28, 2003 - We are down to the last six men in the men’s wave double elimination here at the PWA 2003, Gran Canaria, Grand Slam. Conditions were epic this morning with 4-5 foot sets and screaming winds ......( more)
Posted On:  29/06/2003
Racing in a moderate breeze of 8-10 knots. Tall old school ships with curious spectators who did not want to miss out at the top mark action.......( more)
Posted On:  28/06/2003
Locals Dominate! Friday June 27, 2003 - Norwegian wild flyer Vidar Jensen (North) has taken first blood in the men’s single elimination here at the PWA, Gran Canaria, Grand Slam. In nuclear winds gusting over 40 knots Jensen defeated ex world champion Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Neil Pryde) in the men’s final in near perfect Pozo conditions. ......( more)
Posted On:  27/06/2003
Day 3 - Flat sea made sailing all morning impossible. Finally summer has hit Kiel caused by the high pressure over Scandinavia. Easterly winds were not strong enough to dominate the sea breeze.......( more)
Posted On:  27/06/2003
Just over three weeks to go to the Raceboard Worlds to be held in Athens, Greece based on the Nautical Club of Katikon Vouliagmeni - the same waters on which the Olympic Regatta will be held. This is an ideal opportunity to test your strategic decision making ability and your fitness against some of the best in the world. ......( more)
Kiel Week 2003
Posted On:  27/06/2003
Friday - due to the lack of wind AP is up and we are looking forward to get more breeze in the arvo. more information will be announced at noon
Posted On:  27/06/2003
The wind is howling here in Gran Canaria on the eve of the first day of official action of the PWA, 2003 Grand Slam. It is highly likely that we will be kicking off the competition in style with spectacular wave action tomorrow morning. ......( more)
Posted On:  27/06/2003
Day 2 - The second day of racing began with sunny warm weather and a light breeze which was really unstable and patchy on the bay. ......( more)
Posted On:  27/06/2003
Hello everybody – Belly and I are back on track with the latest and hottest up dates from the Mistral racing, here at Kiel North Germany. ......( more)
Posted On:  25/06/2003
Following the ISAF Mid-Year meeting in Oslo, ISAF have published new criteria for the Evaluation trials to be staged in September 2003 and May 2004 with a view to making recommendations for future Olympic Windsurfing equipment. All manufacturers should note that ISAF have set a deadline of 1st July for any entries to register into the Cadiz Evaluation event.......( more)
Posted On:  24/06/2003
Following the success of the live broadcast from Vargas in May, High.tv is to cover the next round of the PWA Windsurf World Cup live from Gran Canaria between 28th June and 3rd July. ......( more)
Posted On:  19/06/2003
Thursday June 1, 2000 - The 2003 PWA Hall of Fame inductees have been decided. Like last years Hall of Fame nominees, this years inductees are pioneers of the sport. All three are responsible for the advancement of windsurfing but in very different ways. ......( more)
The ECKART WAGNER TROPHY - Formula Youth World Champion
Posted On:  17/06/2003
The International Formula Windsurfing Class are proud to announce that the family of the late Eckart Wagner have generously donated a perpetual trophy to the Class. The winnner of this years Formula Windsurfing Youth World Championships will be the first recipient of the Trophy. The 2003 championships will take place at Torbole, on Lake Garda, from 5th -12th July -as part of a Festival of Formula, with class titles at stake for Junior, Espoir and Masters.
Posted On:  17/06/2003
Monday June 16, 2003 - The PWA world tour is all set to hit the windswept shores of Pozo, Izquierdo for one of the biggest and most spectacular events of the season. Commencing on the 26th of June through ‘til the 3rd of July the best male and female windsurfers on the planet will be fighting it out for Euro 130,000 prize money and valuable points towards the PWA end of year rankings. ......( more)
Posted On:  17/06/2003
Ghent-Belgium / 10-12 October 2003 / Sporthotel Bloso. For information on this seminar visit the ISAF website or e-mail Bruno
Posted On:  15/06/2003
Now that there are less than 100 days left until the ISAF Olympic World SailingChampionships, more teams are closing in on the waters of the bay to establish their respective bases of operations, and start their training.......( more)
Posted On:  09/06/2003
Sunday June 8, 2003 - Taty Frans (Gaastra/AHD) has been crowned King Of the Cape here at the Cape Cod, PWA freestyle qualifier. Light offshore winds here today prevented any official action that would count towards PWA rankings but instead sailors competed for $10,000 of the prize purse in a light wind freestyle format. ......( more)
Posted On:  09/06/2003
The last day of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup Cascais / Lisbon (Portugal) didn’t bring conditions for any official races. So the result from the second day with seven races and two discards is also the final result.......( more)
Posted On:  09/06/2003
Saturday June 7, 2003 - The Pro division is on hold here at the Verizon Wireless, Cape Cod, PWA freestyle qualifier. Despite a promising start to the day with steady a steady breeze from the southwest, the wind refused to play ball and stayed well below the minimum standard required for official PWA action. ......( more)
The Dates for the IFCA Worlds 2003 have changed!
Posted On:  08/06/2003
17 - 22 October 2003 - Hyeres (France) The Notice Of Race will be ready by the end of the week
Posted On:  08/06/2003
Friday June 6, 2003 - Based approximately 100km south of Boston on the East Coast of America, the PWA world tour has arrived at West Dennis Beach on the beautiful Cape Cod Peninsula for a $15,000 freestyle qualifier.......( more)
Posted On:  08/06/2003
The racers are granted a day of rest - No races on the third day at the EC Cascais ......( more)
Posted On:  06/06/2003
Posted On:  06/06/2003
Today the wind provided perfect conditions for the racing elite of the windsurfing World. In the morning the wind was still shifty and gusty but in the afternoon the thermical breeze stabilized and brought perfect 12 to 16 knots to the Bay of Cascais.......( more)
Posted On:  06/06/2003
- A perfect kickoff for the EC Cascais - 4 races on the first day – - Steve Allen leading after the first day - The conditions for the racers were very challenging as the offshore wind was shifty and gusty and demanded a lot of tactical skill from the competitors. ......( more)
Posted On:  05/06/2003
PRE EVENT REPORT - Cascais / Lisbon (Portugal), June 4th 2003. One day to go for the start of the fourth Windsurfing Euro-Cup event of the season 2003.......( more)
Posted On:  05/06/2003
For the first time in professional windsurfing history a woman will line up with the men on the starting grid of the Gran Canaria, PWA 2003 Wave and Freestyle Grand Slam. Three times PWA women’s Wave World Champion, Daida Moreno (Mistral, North) will compete on equal terms in the men’s wave fleet, at Gran Canaria. ......( more)
Posted On:  04/06/2003
On the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of August 2003, the first Windsurf and Kiteboard Endurance Race will take place in Cesme, Turkey.......( more)
Posted On:  04/06/2003
Three events so far - A total of 26 spectacular races have been sailed and 143 different competitors can be found in the Annual Ranking List already. The first discard gives each racer the chance to remove their worst result from the ranking giving it much more value now. Andrea Cucchi in the lead. ......( more)
FW Worlds, Torbole - Notice to Juniors
Posted On:  03/06/2003
Italian law (not a rule of Italian Sailing Federation but a national legislation about safety water code) strictly forbids competitions for people under 12 in the year of racing, except they are racing with a sail max 4.0 mq. and not more than one mile away from coastline. There is the risk that Carabinieri (Italian police that act on Garda Lake too) in a possible inspection will prevent boys and girls born in 1992 and 1993 from sailing. They travel/enter at their own risk. Neither the IWA nor FW can take any responsibility.
Posted On:  01/06/2003
Voulegmeni, Greece - July 19th - 26th 2003 - View the Notice of Race on the official event website http://www.eio.gr/raceboard2003/ Enter on-line
Posted On:  01/06/2003
Andrea Cucchi wins the EC Cagliari / Sardinia - After the great race yesterday the final day brought perfect racing conditions to the bay of Poetto Beach. The competitors of the EC Cagliari were able to do additional three races to achieve one discard which gives every competitor the chance to drop his worst result in the ranking. ......( more)
Posted On:  31/05/2003
Italian Youngster Alberto Menegatti leads after the second day. On the second day of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup in Cagliari the wind provided perfect racing conditions for the racers in the Bay of Poetto Beach Sardinia.......( more)
Posted On:  31/05/2003
A perfect venue but no wind on the first day. A strong fleet of 65 racers found its way to the Windsurfing Euro-Cup Cagliari on the lovely island of Sardinia (Italy). All the top racers of the World came to the beautiful city in the south of the Mediteranean island. ......( more)
Posted On:  29/05/2003
25th-28th October - Based over half-term this unique UKSA Youth Week is now in its sixth year and a must for anyone interested in taking Youth WINDSURFING (wave/freestyle)and KITESURFING to a new level. ......( more)
Posted On:  29/05/2003
Pre Registration ends MAY 30th. Just over a week to go to the event. We have some of the top pros on the tour coming to KOTC to duke it out for $15,000 in cash.......( more)
Posted On:  28/05/2003
Cagliari/Sardinia (Italy), May 28th 2003. One day to go for the kick off of the third Windsurfing Euro-Cup of the season 2003. 65 competitors have pre registered for the Beach Contest 2003. Not only men but also the best women of the World will come to Sardinia as the regatta is also counting for the Formula Windsurfing Women Cup. ......( more)
Posted On:  27/05/2003
Nick Dempsey proved his number 1 ISAF ranking is well deserved by winning almost every raceboard race, and Ross Williams showed similar form in the Formula fleet.
Posted On:  27/05/2003
The venue certainly sets up perfectly for water sports and spectators, plus with all the local support it is the best windsurfing/alternate sports event in the US! Reports and results available on the FW Class site.
Posted On:  27/05/2003
Saturday and Sunday, 31 May/1 June - The best FW competitors of Switzerland as well as the Mistral One Design specialists, including possibly the Olympic candidates, will measure themselves for the 2nd time this season. ......( more)
Posted On:  26/05/2003
Sunday May 25, 2003 - Remko De Weerd (Gaastra, Fanatic) of Holland has taken victory here in Costa Brava after defeating Christian Sammer (F2, Arrows) of Austria in a thrilling final here this afternoon. ......( more)
Posted On:  25/05/2003
Saturday May 24, 2003 - Remko De Weerd (Gaastra, Fanatic), Nicolas Akgazciyan (Neil Pryde, AHD) and Christian Sammer (F2, Arrows) are the only three sailors remaining in the double elimination of the first round of freestyle here in Costa Brava.......( more)
Posted On:  24/05/2003
Friday May 23, 2003 - We are still on standby here in Costa Brava. Thermal winds picked up here this afternoon to about 8-10 knots, breezy but nowhere near enough to threaten any official competition. ......( more)
Posted On:  23/05/2003
Thursday May 22, 2003 - The winds have been calm here in Costa Brava today. With the forecast now pointing towards strong thermal winds for the next few days sailors have been taking the opportunity to re-charge their batteries following yesterdays incredible action. ......( more)
Posted On:  22/05/2003
Wednesday May 21, 2003 - Remko De Weerd (Gaastra, Fanatic) of Holland has won a sensational opening round of freestyle here at the Catalunya, Costa Brava, PWA Freestyle qualifier.......( more)
Posted On:  21/05/2003
Tuesday May 20, 2003 - The PWA world tour has arrived on the sun-drenched beaches of Spanish Mediterranean coastline for the 2003 Catalunya, Costa Brava, PWA freestyle qualifier. Based in the water sports paradise, The Bay of Roses, the event is scheduled to officially kick off tomorrow, May 21st and run through until Sunday May 25th.......( more)
The 2003 Yearbook of the ISAF Windsurfing Classes
Posted On:  20/05/2003
The IWA Yearbook has been despatched. If you are expecting copy and it does not arrive within the next few days, please send an e-mail to the IWA Office with your full postal address. Extra copies are available on request. Also available - the Yearbook on CD with up-dates and bonus material.
Posted On:  20/05/2003
2003 Verizon Wireless King of the Cape Freestyle Pro-Am, West Dennis Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, June 6-8, 2003. The pre-registration period will expire, May 30, 2003.
Posted On:  16/05/2003
From the 5th to the 8th of June the Windsurfing Euro-Cup will come to the city of Cascais for the 4th stop of the season 2003. Before the event in Cascais the series has already visited Porto Santo / Madeira [Portugal], Malcesine/Lake Garda [Italy] and Cagliari/Sardinia [Italy]. ......( more)
Posted On:  15/05/2003
Julien Bontemps and Alessandra Sensini crowned European Champion at the 2003 Mistral European Championships at Mondello, Sicily.......( more)
IMCO Europeans - Day Six
Posted On:  14/05/2003
Day 6 Frustration for everybody. AP was hoisted at 9:30 AM, remained in place until 16:30, when an evening breeze kicked in sufficient to allow racing. Eventually the race committee ran out of time as no start could be completed until 6:00 PM. Sailors were sent back onshore frustrated and mentally exhausted from waiting all day in the heat. Ciao Aline
Posted On:  13/05/2003
What an awesome day of racing at Capo Gallo! A grueling three races for all divisions made it an exhausting day for all competitors.......( more)
Posted On:  13/05/2003
This was a very cool day! The beach was packed due to the sensational weather, 28 degrees, sunny and I hate to tell you but nice north westerly breeze of about 15 knots. ......( more)
Posted On:  11/05/2003
Back on the water at 2:30 PM the men fleets got ready to race on the inside of Mondello Bay with 12- 15 knots easterly wind direction. ......( more)
Posted On:  11/05/2003
Sailors awoke today to fresh breeze and high hopes for a break to the light wind pattern that had plagued the event so far. The Men’s course was located just east of Capo Gallo and competitors arrived to find a beautiful 12 to 15 knot northwest wind. As the start time approached things began to take a turn for the worse. ......( more)
Posted On:  11/05/2003
The PWA world tour will shortly be arriving in the Bay of Roses on the Costa Brava coast of Spain for a 25,000 Euro freestyle qualifier. The event will take place between the 20th and the 25th of May with registration on the 20th and official action commencing on the 21st. ......( more)
Posted On:  11/05/2003
The unstable weather conditions surely tested the race committees´ and sailors´ patience and nerves as it was almost impossible to forecast the weather for the next few hours. ......( more)
Posted On:  11/05/2003
The second day of the Mistral European Championship started with overcast misty weather and dead flat sea. Around 10:00 AM the breeze set in with about 4-6 knots increasing.......( more)
FW Europeans, Douarnenez - Lottery Winner
Posted On:  11/05/2003
Renault Twingo went to...Andreas Kaver EST-107
Posted On:  11/05/2003
2003 Verizon Wireless King of the Cape Freestyle Pro-Am will be returning for its 5th year to West Dennis Beach, Cape Cod in June 2003 with a cash purse of $15,000. This annual event showcases the best pro, amateur, and novice freestyle talent from the US and around the world......( more)
Posted On:  11/05/2003
The Windsurfing Euro-Cup, the most important racing series of the World, returns to Cascais from 4th to 8th June 2003 for the second successive year. The regatta in Cascais is the fourth stop of the series. The challenge will get harder for the best windsurfers of the world to fight for their positions in the prestigious Euro-Cup as the first discard is available after three competitions and the competitor get closer and closer in the ranking list. ......( more)
Posted On:  11/05/2003
- Already 121 different competitors on the list - - Steve Allen in the lead - - Starboard and Fanatic in a head to head fight in the Boards Ranking - - Neil Pryde dominating the Manufacturers Ranking – Sails - ......( more)
Posted On:  09/05/2003
On the first day of the European Championships 2 races completed by the women and one race each for both divisions of the men.......( more)
FW Europeans, Douarnenez - Final
Posted On:  09/05/2003
No more racing - Final Results: ...men ...women ...men Europeans ...youth For competition reports, competitors comments and photos go to FW Class website
Posted On:  08/05/2003
It looks it is end for today - no races! Maybe wind is not so strong for 100 men at the starting line!! And as we enter day five: "AP is flying! No wind...we are waiting for a miracle... Follow the up-to-the-minute news on the FW Class website.
Posted On:  08/05/2003
Results: ...men open after 5 races ...women after 5 races ...men Europeans after 5 races ...youth after 5 races Follow the competition with up-to-the-minute news on the FW Class website
Posted On:  06/05/2003
Women 2 races, men 1 - results available on FW Class web site, together with up-to-the-minute news and photos.
Posted On:  05/05/2003
More and more competitors are arriving at the beautiful bay of Mondello to find perfect conditions today with warm temperatures around 22 degrees, light breeze around 8-10 knots and mostly sunny sky. 30 nations are expected to take part in this year's event. ......( more)
Posted On:  05/05/2003
The PWA Freestyle "Supersession" results from yesterday had no changes today. By 4pm today the surf had not picked up enough to complete the first PWA Wave World Cup of 2003, so unfortunately the contest finished with no wave result. ......( more)
Posted On:  04/05/2003
Wind is shifty and gusty. No races on the first day of FW Europeans... maybe tomorrow..
Posted On:  04/05/2003
Saturday May 3, 2003 - In fantastic conditions the PWA ran an outstanding "ultimate move" freestyle session today. With 10,000 Euros prize money the best freestylers in the world literally leapt into action. ......( more)
Posted On:  03/05/2003
Friday May 2, 2003 - Finally the weather gods are back on side, bringing us wind and waves and the start of the 2003 PWA Wave World Cup in Vargas, Gran Canaria. ......( more)
Posted On:  03/05/2003
Welcome to Day one of the 2003 Petit Navire FW European Championships here on the spectacular Bay of Douarnenez, Brittany. The day starts sunny with clear blue skies and only light winds-very different from yesterday; when many of the sailors who had arrived early for the event, took the opportunity to tune and practice in winds gusting in excess of 25 knots. Registration commenced today, and will continue tommorrow morning, with the first possible race tomorrow afternoon. The full list of competitors will be posted tomorrow.
Posted On:  02/05/2003
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Thursday May 1, 2003 - In an exciting day today we saw plenty of radical action as a small wind swell finally hit the north east coast of Gran Canaria. In winds up to twenty five knots all the top professional world tour sailors hit the water and began testing the side onshore conditions at Vargas. ......( more)
Posted On:  02/05/2003
Please take note that we will be nominating the Mistral- and newly also the Formula Windsurfing Swiss Champ between 11 and 13 July at the alpine Lake Sivaplana.
Posted On:  01/05/2003
USA, Corpus Christi, 21st May - 29th May - NoR now available
Posted On:  01/05/2003
Day 1 - Wednesday April 30, 2003 - Today in Vargas the Professional World Tour windsurfers were greeted with sunshine and the start of the trade winds, which are forecast to nuke over the next few days. Most of the windsurfers were out sailing and checking their equipment, and it was clear that many of the older, more dedicated wave sailors were somewhat in awe watching the youngsters spinning round with their freestyle tricks on today’s flat water. ......( more)
Posted On:  01/05/2003
The agenda for the IWA AGM has now been published. National Windsurfing Associations and/or class associations are invited to send one delegate each. The event will take place at 1830hrs at Torbole on Lake Garda, Italy on Friday July 11th 2003.
Posted On:  30/04/2003
This regatta will enter the history of Windsurfing: Already before the first race the 125 competitors (108 men and 17 women) transferred this event into one of the biggest Euro-Cups and Formula Windsurfing events of all times. But then the reliable ora wind and the disciplined regatta team of the local club “Fraglia Vela Malcesine” realized breathtaking 15 races in the four days of the regatta which pushed several racers to their physical limits. ......( more)
Posted On:  30/04/2003
Registration Day - Tuesday April 29, 2003 - Setting the stage for an awesome forthcoming event, the forecast for the Gran Canaria – Vargas, Aguimes PWA Wave World Cup 2003 is for strong winds and big surf! As a low pressure system tears northern Europe apart, a huge swell is pumping south due to hit the north east coast of Gran Canaria right on cue for the start of what is potentially the most exiting year in PWA Wave history. ......( more)
Posted On:  30/04/2003
For years now there have been attempts at obstacle type racing and similar variations on that theme, but now for the first time, we will see a truly professional concept that harnesses all the speed of slalom racing with the control and versatility of the freestyle discipline. ......( more)
Posted On:  29/04/2003
Woods and Greenwoods Camps in Michigan are looking for a few more staff members to teach windsurfing and sailing......( more)
Posted On:  29/04/2003
Daily Report: Day#3 (28th April 2003) - The success continues: Another four races at the EC Malcesine. Dorota already confirmed as winner – Wojtek shows first weaknesses......( more)
Posted On:  28/04/2003
The Professional Windsurfers Association announced today that the opening Wave Grand Prix of the season will be broadcast live from Gran Canaria.......( more)
Posted On:  28/04/2003
Daily Report: Day#2 (27th April 2003) Another perfect competition day at the EC Malcesine. Wojtek and Dorota still in front ......( more)
Posted On:  28/04/2003
Steven Schrier has been going to retire for years but it seems he is now making that final break! Read his letter. As you will see, he is not just putting his feet up! All best wishes from the IWA to Steven and Sheila.......( more)
Posted On:  27/04/2003
The waiting is almost over. The PWA wave tour is all set to kick off its season on the windswept beaches of Gran Canaria. ......( more)
Posted On:  27/04/2003
Every team that is represented by at least 5 competitors gets a free accommodation package (lodgement and free lunch) for a coach, trainer, technical advisor or national representative for the complete time of the competition. ......( more)
Posted On:  27/04/2003
Announcing a new Youth and Junior section on the official FW website. You can visit via the menu on home page of www.formulawindsurfing.org or go direct to www.youth.formulawindsurfing.org
Posted On:  27/04/2003
Visit the Official Website for all the latest news and gossip by women in windsurfing.
Posted On:  27/04/2003
Daily Report: Day#1 (26th April 2003) - A perfect kick off and Polish domination at the EC Malcesine ......( more)
Posted On:  27/04/2003
It is the Class’ intention to “survey” and analyse the data records of most (if not all) boards registered for the forthcoming European Championships. It is necessary to have sail numbers (including 3 LETTER country codes ) on all sails. Sail numbers MUST be on both sides, clearly legible, and of the correct size (min 23 cm high). If in doubt please contact the class for clarification.
Posted On:  27/04/2003
What a start to the 2003 FW season! Article by Ceri Williams, FW Chairman, on FW matters.
Posted On:  25/04/2003
Tomorrow on Saturday 26th of April the second Windsurfing Euro Cup of this season will start in Malcesine at the Lake Garda in Italy. 123 competitors have pre registered for the competition which makes it already one of the biggest Windsurfing Euro-Cups of all times. ......( more)
Posted On:  25/04/2003
The final day of competition of the 2003 Mondial du Vent, here at La Franqui Beach, Leucate, has drawn to a close with no official competition result. ......( more)
Posted On:  24/04/2003
The girls were busy sailing all morning, starting way before 8... To early for anyone else! Follow the ladies' progress on www.women.formulawindsurfing.org/
Posted On:  24/04/2003
Free entry for women and 50% discount for Sardinia Ferries at the Windsurfing Euro-Cup Cagliari/Sardinia (Italy)
Posted On:  24/04/2003
NoR now available on the windsurfing Euro-Cup website.
Posted On:  24/04/2003
The Rule Book covers every aspect of PWA events, including membership of the PWA, entries, scoring / ranking at events and all competition rules. Those of you who are already familiar with the PWA Rule Book, should take note that there are significant changes in the new version, so please see the latest edition. Check out the new PWA 2003 Rule Book by going to the "Inside the PWA" section of their website.
Posted On:  24/04/2003
Waves Give Way To Wheels As Temperatures Soar And Wind Evaporates......( more)
Posted On:  24/04/2003
Light Winds Demand An Innovative Response From Creatively Inspired Sailors......( more)
Posted On:  22/04/2003
Are you a young windsurfer? Do you like racing…? Or have you just started to race? Want to have some fun? …. With new friends from all over the world? Yes…! Good… Because the Aloha Class with IMCO and the MJOD have organised two great regattas just for you! ......( more)
Posted On:  22/04/2003
We have now been on Lago di Garda for about 10 days. Weather has been perfect everyday. The "Girl Camp" starts tomorrow.......( more)
Posted On:  22/04/2003
Surf Satisfies Sailors As Winds Wane In The Sunshine - Monday April 21, 2003......( more)
Posted On:  22/04/2003
Marginal Conditions Get Sailors Wet But Keep Competition Dry - Sunday April 20, 2003......( more)
Posted On:  20/04/2003
Light Winds Keep Action On Hold As France Plays Host To Some Of The Worlds Best ......( more)
FW Euros 2003 - REMINDER - to all competitors.
Posted On:  18/04/2003
All sails numbers shall comply with the national - three(!!!) letter system. Letters and numbers are required on both sides of the sails. This will be enforced.
Posted On:  16/04/2003
Stormy onshore conditions and tumultuous seas greeted competitors here on the last day of competition in Tarifa......( more)
2003 Garda Trentino Formula Windsurfing Youth World Championships
Posted On:  15/04/2003
Posted On:  15/04/2003
Massive Surf Pounds Tarifa As Light Winds And Stormy Conditions Keep Competition On Hold ......( more)
Posted On:  14/04/2003
Moreno Twins Stake Their Claim As Diaz Reinforces His Lead - The fleet awoke to rattling windows and the wind rushing through the ancient streets, here in Tarifa this morning. Many of the sailors arrived at the beach, looking a little jaded having enjoyed last nights opening party to the full. Tarifa, a town fabled for it’s all-night nightlife, lived up to expectations with the music still playing at sunrise! ......( more)
Posted On:  14/04/2003
The first Official competition day of The 2003 Classic Toro Andaluz, PWA Freestyle Qualifier has brought burning blue skies and light winds to contrast with the torrential rain and cold weather that has befallen the beautiful Spanish town of Tarifa in recent days. ......( more)
Posted On:  11/04/2003
May 16-18 2003, Newport Rhode Island - See www.islandsports.com/funcup for information on this US Windsurfing national ranking event. It is held just before the Velocity Games (US Open) in Texas so sailors travelling to this event will be able to attend the FunCup on the way.
Posted On:  08/04/2003
It has been brought to our attention that links have been pointing to FW Euro-Cup rather than the FW Europeans. Thanks Yves and our apologies!
Posted On:  07/04/2003
Kevin Pritchard wins the EC Porto Santo/Madeira. After four days the first Windsurfing Euro-Cup of the season finally comes to an end. At 14:30 the race committee raised “AP” over “A” and closed the regatta. ......( more)
Posted On:  05/04/2003
Lack of wind grants the competitors a day to recover. After two days of hard competition the wind slowed down in the Bay of Porto Santo. The calm atmosphere was completed by blue sky and perfect sunshine. After waiting for several hours the race committee finally decided to raise “AP” over “A” and cancelled the competition for today. ......( more)
Posted On:  05/04/2003
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Posted On:  05/04/2003
We offer: - Stickers with complete sailnumber in plotted design on application tape and additional instruction for easy mounting - Colour: black, Letters height: 285mm = complies with the rules - Font: Helvetica ......( more)
Posted On:  05/04/2003
Day#2 - Arnon Dagan wins two races and attacks the Leader Kevin Pritchard. After the three races on the first day the wind returned again to the bay of Porto Santo. Today the wind was stronger and more consistant with 10 to 15 knots. During the morning three races were sailed. ......( more)
Windsurfing Euro-Cup Porto Santo
Posted On:  04/04/2003
The first FW Euro-Cup is under way. Kevin Pritchard leads after day 1. Follow the competition, view the huge photo gallery and get results on the FW Euro-Cup pages http://www.euro-cup.org/ or the FW Class site: http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/
Posted On:  04/04/2003
2003 Verizon Wireless King of the Cape Freestyle Pro-Am will be returning for its 5th year to West Dennis Beach, Cape Cod in June 2003 with a cash purse of $15,000. This annual event showcases the best pro, amateur, and novice freestyle talent from the US and around the world......( more)
Posted On:  02/04/2003
The IWA and its member classes engaged in a consultative process at the end of last year to ensure that as many people within the industry as possible could freely express their opinions in regard to the selection by ISAF of new Olympic equipment. Naturally, it is impossible for everyone to agree on everything, however, three key views were expressed by almost everyone: a) The Olympic windsurfing equipment should change for 2008 b) The majority of the brands want tight measurement tolerances to be established. Not a One Design Class. c) The majority want a free builder class
Posted On:  31/03/2003
Only a few days to go for the kick-off event of the 2003 Windsurfing Euro-Cup season. The first event will take place on the small island of Porto Santo that belongs to the Madeira Archipel (Portugal). All the top racers are expected......( more)
Posted On:  30/03/2003
Come check out the latest freestyle action from the 2002 Verizon King of the Cape Freestyle Pro-Am, with incredible moves from Matt Pritchard, Ricardo Campello, Dioni Guadagnino, Brian Talma, the Bonaire Kids and don't forget the amazing ladies including Daida Moreno, Nori Hubbs, Collette Guadagnino, Karin Jaggi, and many, many more top pros from the PWA tour.
Posted On:  30/03/2003
Friday April 11th to Sunday April 13th an international FW event will take place in Ravenna-Porto Corsini, on the northern Adriatic Sea, at Adriatico Wind Club. This competition carries a prize money fund of € 5000.00 and competitors all over world are welcomed. For details go to FW website or e-mail: contact@adriaticowindclub.com
IFCA NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2003 - Date Confirmed
Posted On:  29/03/2003
Magdalen Islands, Eastern Canada, the Gulf of St Lawrence, 25-30 August 2003 "La Coupe des Iles" Freestyle, Long-Distance and Speed Pre-notice of race to be published soon
FW Europeans news
Posted On:  29/03/2003
The organisation for the FW Europeans in Douarnenez are proud to announce officially that the winner of the lottery will go away with a Renault Twigo. Together with the 20000.00 eur price money it will make from this event one of the most interesting of the year. The concept of the lottery is based on your daily results, those result will give you a certain amount of numbers, the better you are the more number you will get, in any case everybody from the first one to the last one will get numbers, you still have a big chance to win a car with a value over 10000.00 EUR.
Posted On:  28/03/2003
The South Pacific Games is the Pacific version of the Mediterranean Games & are every 4 years. This year Fiji will be hosting the Games of which 22 countries will be participating. The sailing events are the Olympic Class held on Mistral One-Design boards (Men & Women) + Hobie 16 & Lasers. Windsurfing has been a South Pacific Games event since 1987 when the games were held in Noumea/New Caledonia.
Posted On:  27/03/2003
ISAF has just launched a regenerated medical and anti-doping section of their website.......( more)
Posted On:  27/03/2003
Windsurfing Canada announce a new event added to the 2003 sailing season......( more)
Posted On:  26/03/2003
In order for an application to be considered for funding on the Athlete Participation Programme it needs to be submitted to the ISAF Secretariat before 1700 hours (GMT) on Wednesday 26 March 2003. All Member National Authorities of those countries who are eligible to participate in the Athlete Participation Programme have been sent an application form and may apply for full or partial support to cover their athlete's travel and/or entry fee. ......( more)
Posted On:  21/03/2003
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Posted On:  20/03/2003
Posted On:  17/03/2003
The organisation of the "European Formula Windsurfing Grand Prix Petit Navire" is proud to announce that the winner of the lottery will go away with a CAR. Venue news from Patrice Belbeoch . . .
Posted On:  17/03/2003
Important message for all competitors of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup Porto Santo!
Posted On:  09/03/2003
Issue 18 - March 2003 - now available to read on-line
Posted On:  05/03/2003
Pre-Notice of Race is now available on the FW Class website for the 2003 Trident Canadian National Windsurfing Championships North American West Coast Series Event and Formula Windsurfing (IFWC) Women's Cup - 24th -27th July 2003
Posted On:  04/03/2003
Posted On:  04/03/2003
Posted On:  03/03/2003
Notice of Race is now available for download from the official Windsurfing Euro-Cup website www.euro-cup.org. Registration for the event is now open.
Posted On:  03/03/2003
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Posted On:  03/03/2003
This coming Thursday, the 6th March, the starting signal will be given for the III Carnival Race in the Bay of Cadiz, which will bring together some of the best sailors in the world in the different Olympic Classes. ......( more)
Posted On:  01/03/2003
Information on the travel and accommodation package for people travelling to the Windsurfing Euro-Cup Porto Santo/Madeira (Portugal) 03–06 April 2003. ......( more)
Posted On:  01/03/2003
Micah Buzianis sailed the most consistently today to lead the Midwinters event after 3 races. Light and fickle winds prevailed today as 200 sailors competed in Florida in the annual midwinters festival. Read reports by Phil McGain and Gonzalo Costa Hoevel on the FW website.
Posted On:  01/03/2003
IFWC approved new calendar of 2003 Women Cup - and it is here officially published.......( more)
Posted On:  01/03/2003
A postponement of 2 hours to allow the breeze to fill in from the South East and race 5 was underway with the usual suspects dominating the first upwind.......( more)
Posted On:  28/02/2003
With the tide pushing to the South east against the wind which was gusting 17 knots, race 4 started in a short steep chop.......( more)
Posted On:  27/02/2003
Ceri Williams, IWA President for 2003, has been a fervent supporter of the IWA since its inception - read his first message.
Posted On:  27/02/2003
Day Two - A hot and humid morning was finally releaved by a downpour of truly awesome proportions! Race 3 finally got underway in a good 10 knots of easterly breeze. ......( more)
Posted On:  26/02/2003
Day 1 of the South American championship dawned warm and sunny with a 5 knot breeze blowing in from the East. ......( more)
Posted On:  25/02/2003
August 1st 2nd and 3rd, 2003 Alacati, Cesme Turkey - probably the largest event ever seen in Cesme. For information visit the official website.
Posted On:  24/02/2003
Notice of Race now available - please note a few amendments have been applied. The revised version is online.
Posted On:  19/02/2003
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Posted On:  19/02/2003
The oldest windsurf competition in the world!!! 11-15 April 2003. Like every year the regatta will take place in Tarifa, on one of the most lovely and windy beaches of Spain: Playa de Valdevaquero. Prizes: 25,000 euros ......( more)
Posted On:  19/02/2003
Following last years success, we are happy to invite all women who whish to improve their Formula Windsurfing skills to join the Diva camp at Lake Garda, Italy. Anyone can join – no previous racing experience is needed! ......( more)
Posted On:  17/02/2003
The 2003 PWA world tour calendar opens up with a €25,000 freestyle qualifier on the south coast of France. The Mondial du Vent is a huge well-organized event, which will run this year from the 19th –24th of April with the 19th as registration day. ......( more)
Posted On:  17/02/2003
Due to serious problems with the Sail Registration Scheme as it was proposed for 2002, the IFWC Committee have agreed to abandon the scheme in its current format. ......( more)
Posted On:  12/02/2003
Special Aloha race 19-20 April, Larmor Plage near Lorient, Britanny, FRANCE You can see all the details on our web site : A race to prepare the French young racer for French championship. It lasts two days for 6 or 7 races.
Posted On:  09/02/2003
On-line entry forms now available for FW Europeans, Mistral Europeans, Raceboard Worlds, Youths Juniors & Masters. Discounts offered for early entry.
Posted On:  09/02/2003
Notice of Race for the 2003 PETIT NAVIRE European FW CHAMPIONSHIPS, 3 - 8 May, Douarnenez France now available on the FW Site
Posted On:  05/02/2003
IWA Executive Committee members met with Industry representatives at BOOT, Dusseldorf on January 23rd 2003. The summary report is now available.
Posted On:  28/01/2003
Posted On:  28/01/2003
Posted On:  28/01/2003
Ceri Williams (FW) was elected as IWA President for 2003 at the meeting last week of the IWA Executive in Dusseldorf. Guy Chilvers has stepped down after two years serving as Trade Representative and Michel Quistinic, NP Windsurfing Div Manager, takes his place.
Posted On:  22/01/2003
The website of the Boat show of Qingdao, that will be held in July 2003, has been changed and updated: www.chinaboatsexpo.com
Posted On:  21/01/2003
2003 MISTRAL EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP - Mondello, Sicily, Italy – May 5th - 14th 2003
Posted On:  21/01/2003
So many people wish to train that it has been necessary to set up a system to cope.......( more)
Posted On:  21/01/2003
McGain shines, while local boys ignite the spark. Follow the competition on the FW website.
Posted On:  21/01/2003
In a recent statement published on the IFWC website, Ceri Williams, class chairman stated that, “to ensure the continued development of the class it is vital that the IFWC publish a clear youth and junior racing policy that will remain unchanged for a number of years......( more)
Posted On:  15/01/2003
Posted On:  15/01/2003
You are cordially invited to meet IWA delegates on Thursday January 23rd in Room 7b Congress Centre South at BOOT Dusseldorf, Germany at 1000hrs. ......( more)
Posted On:  15/01/2003
IWA INVITATION TO THE INDUSTRY TO ELECT A NEW REPRESENATIVE TO SIT ON THE IWA BOARD - Guy Chilvers (BIC) is stepping down after two years as the industry representative on the IWA board of directors. His advice and support has been much appreciated by the classes. His contribution is recognised as a vital element in the successful launch of this new body which now counts all of the ISAF windsurfing classes as members and the PWA as an associate member. Many thanks, Guy! ......( more)
Posted On:  04/01/2003
The Original Calema Midwinters - Friday 28 February to 2 March - Merritt Island, Florida Space Coast is now online.
Posted On:  31/12/2002
Palermo Mondello, Sicily, ITALY, May 5-14 2003. Go to the official event web site for Pre-notice of race and event information.
Posted On:  31/12/2002
Article by Ceri Williams IFWC Chairman - The 2002 AGM set the scene by voting to freeze class rules for the next 2 years. The KEY elements of this structure are: Stability-Continuity-Simplicity and Clarity. Read more on the FW web site.
Posted On:  31/12/2002
LOOKING FORWARD TO 2003. It does not seem possible that 3 months have passed since the Agm in Sylt - more like 3 weeks! Go to the FW web site to view Ceri's article.
Posted On:  18/12/2002
Tuesday December 17, 2002 - The PWA freestyle finals concluded in spectacular fashion yesterday afternoon after Tonki Frans (Gaastra, AHD) closed out the event with his final move the Chacho in the mens' third round final. The move ensured the King of the Caribbean title for the local sailor in front of his home crowd and celebrations are in order at tonights closing ceremony. Tonki Frans has impressed the judges all week with his smooth seemingly effortless style and the chacho in the final heat of the competition was a fantastic way to close the event. ......( more)
Posted On:  17/12/2002
"I am here in Bonaire wrapping up the first annual freestyle event." Ayo from Bonaire! Ann Phelan, Event Coordinator ......( more)
Posted On:  17/12/2002
Neilpryde and JP Spain presents the first event of the new year, this will be the Tarifa Cup from January 2nd until 5th. Official Website: http://www.tarifacup.com/ More information in English: http://www.neilpryde.com/events/events2003/tarifa_cup_03.html
Posted On:  17/12/2002
Posted On:  17/12/2002
It’s official…Tonki Frans is King of the Caribbean…Matt Pritchard takes overall world title!…Karin Jaggi is Queen of the Caribbean and women’s PWA overall freestyle champion! Monday December 16, 2002......( more)
Posted On:  16/12/2002
Tonki Frans On Track Fot The King Of The Caribbean! Sunday December 15, 2002 Nineteen-year-old local sailor Tonki Frans (Gaastra, AHD) has won the opening single elimination of the third round here at Sorobon Beach, the headquarters of the PWA freestyle finals. In light winds blowing between 12 and 15 knots Tonki defeated Venezuelan freestyle maestro Ricardo Campello (JP, Neil Pryde) in front of his home crowds. The result today means that Tonki is on course for winning the King Of the Caribbean title here in Bonaire. In the women’s fourth elimination Karin Jaggi (F2, Arrows) won again today making it 2-2 against Colette Guadagnino (JP, Neil Pryde) after four rounds. ......( more)
Posted On:  16/12/2002
Campello Fights Back! Saturday December 14, 2002 Ricardo Campello (JP, Neil Pryde) has won the second double elimination here today at the PWA freestyle finals. The seventeen-year-old Venezuelan freestyle maestro took victory after defeating local sailor Tonki Frans (Gaastra, AHD) in the second of two finals with a 5-0 decision from the judges.......( more)
Posted On:  16/12/2002
Diaz Takes The Double But Locals Fight Back In The Single! Friday December 13, 2002 Douglas Diaz (Mistral, North) has taken victory in the first double elimination here at the PWA Bonaire freestyle finals. In a riveting final against hardcore American freestyler Matt Pritchard (Gaastra, AHD) this morning, Diaz managed to pull out all the stops and reverse the Pritchard’s run of form from yesterday. The young gun from Venezuela has been the surprise force here in Bonaire......( more)
Posted On:  16/12/2002
Final Results after 11 (Gold) and 12 (Silver) races for the Men plus Women and MICC, news and photos all available now on the event website
Posted On:  16/12/2002
Pritchard On Track For The Title! Thursday December 12, 2002 It’s been a dramatic day of insane freestyle action here at the Bonaire PWA freestyle finals. ......( more)
Posted On:  16/12/2002
New EXOCET board at the Paris Expo. Patrice is again into some interesting development. Go to the FW website for more info and pictures.
Posted On:  12/12/2002
Good breeze filled in from the north after a short postponement. For results after 6 races each for the Men and Ladies please go to: http://www.windsurfingthailand.com/200212mistral/index.php......( more)
Posted On:  12/12/2002
The Heat Is On In The Caribbean! The waiting is finally over! The PWA Freestyle men’s and women’s tour finals are all set to roll here on the sun drenched beaches of Bonaire in the Caribbean. Crystal clear water, wall-to-wall sunshine and 15 - 20-knot trades are the order of the day down at Lac Bay at the competition headquarters. Today was registration day and a last chance for sailors to practice and refine the latest hot moves before battle commences over the forthcoming week. ......( more)
Posted On:  12/12/2002
King Of The Caribbean - A New Event In The PWA Schedule PWA Talks With Jane Townsend, Bonaire Freestyle Event Organizer Wednesday December 11, 2002
Posted On:  11/12/2002
Two races completed today in light conditions in all fleets, mind you we had to wait for a while for the breeze to fill in and stabilise. ......( more)
2002 Mistral World Championships, Thailand
Posted On:  11/12/2002
For results after 4 races each for the Men and Ladies please go to: http://www.windsurfingthailand.com/200212mistral/index.php
Posted On:  10/12/2002
Barbara Kendall comes back with a bang! Two years off since Sydney certainly has not dulled her competitive instincts. This all time legendary performer from New Zealand popped in a 1st and a 3rd to top the leader board after the first day’s racing of the Mistral World Championship now being staged in Pattaya, Thailand. ......( more)
Posted On:  10/12/2002
Competition still has not started. No wind...glassy seas! It is, however, expected that the weather will be getting better and with wind forecast for the next 2 days. ......( more)
Posted On:  03/12/2002
Slalom is once again considered as a full discipline with Continentals and Worlds from 2003 onwards. For some years slalom has been losing out in the sport due to a lot of races being cancelled because of insufficient wind. With the recent evolution in slalom boards and rigs IFCA believes that it is time to re-launch slalom. ......( more)
Posted On:  03/12/2002
In the second year of its existence the Windsurfing Euro-Cup has continued with its positive development as leading competition series in the racing field. After six events in the founding year 2001, nine events in six different countries have been organized in 2002. A total of 290 different competitors took part in the competitions and can be found in the annual ranking list.
Posted On:  29/11/2002
Starting on 4 December, the final Olympic Qualification Regatta of 2002, the Mistral World Championship gets underway in Pattaya, Thailand, hosted jointly by the Windsurfing Association of Thailand and the Eastern Windsurfing Club. Held from the exclusive Pattaya Park Beach Resort at Jomtein Beach, on the eastern coast of the sheltered Bight of Bangkok, competitors are expected to enjoy warm air and sea conditions with an average wind speed of between 10 and 20 knots. ......( more)
Posted On:  22/11/2002
The atmosphere at the conference was in total contrast to the last one. Delegates welcomed the new spirit of co-operation between the windsurfing classes. Paul Henderson was friendly to all representatives of the windsurfing classes without exception. Read more of Rory's first hand report.
Posted On:  13/11/2002
More news from Rory Ramsden from the ISAF November Conference......( more)
Posted On:  10/11/2002
Hot News from Rory Ramsden, direct from the 2002 ISAF Conference.......( more)
Posted On:  08/11/2002
These 3 names are synonymous with windsurfing and helped to mold windsurfing into its current form. The three inductees together portray a complete picture of windsurfing. Jim Drake for inventing the sport, Hoyle Schweitzer for bringing windsurfing to the masses in the form of production boards and Robby Naish by showing us what could be done on a windsurfer. ......( more)
Posted On:  01/11/2002
The fierce battle for the Professional Windsurfers Association Freestyle Championship 2002 will be decided December 17 on the sun drenched beaches of Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean. As it stands the race for the title is incredibly close with the top three freestyle pros separated by just 201 ranking points. ......( more)
Posted On:  27/10/2002
All classes contact e-mail addresses have now been made even more simple and easy to remember. Just put the name or initials of the class you want to contact before @internationalwindsurfing.com and your e-mail will reach the right person. Here are the addresses and the name of the person who will receive your e-mail:......( more)
Posted On:  27/10/2002
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Posted On:  19/10/2002
The following structure has been agreed between the classes concerned after consultation with their National Associations......( more)
FW World Cup - Fortaleza - Cancelled!
Posted On:  19/10/2002
Despite the best efforts of the PWA management, due to economic constraints within Brazil, the organisers of the Ceara Wind Formula Racing contest have not been able to reach the minimum requirements to host a PWA event. The event will therefore not take place as part of the PWA Formula Racing World Cup. This will obviously be a blow to many Racers who had hoped to compete in Brazil but without the necessary guaranteed standards for PWA members, it was not possible to move forward. We will be working closely with the organisers to try and resurrect the event for 2003. Richard Page PWA Tour Manager
Posted On:  18/10/2002
Pritchard’s victory this season was largely a result of his performances during the two events in the Canary Islands. With the wind failing to co-operate at the last two events in Sylt and Ireland, Kevin Pritchard’s performances in the Canaries turned out to be enough to clinch him the title. ......( more)
Posted On:  12/10/2002
201 Ranking Points Separate Top 3 Sailors - Saturday October 12 2002 - Between December 11th-18th the battle for the PWA overall freestyle champion will be decided at the closing event of the year on the sun drenched beaches of Bonaire in the Caribbean. As it stands the race for the title is incredibly close with the top three sailors separated by just 201 ranking points. ......( more)
Posted On:  11/10/2002
Californian Crowned World Wavesailing Champion In Co. Kerry - Thursday October 10 2002 - Californian Kevin Pritchard was crowned World Wavesailing Champion 2002 this afternoon (Thursday 10th October) in Brandon Bay, Co. Kerry. Despite Brandon Bay's reputation as being a windsurfers' paradise, the unprecedented Indian summer over the past week meant that windsurfing conditions never quite matched expectations. ......( more)
Posted On:  10/10/2002
Surfers Take To The Water – Despite The Lack Of Wind! Wednesday October 9 2002 - another day without wind forced competitors to head off in search of some different sporting action.......( more)
Posted On:  09/10/2002
News on Air Jamaica, The Official Air Carrier for the 1st Annual Maduro and Curiel's Bank King of the Caribbean. Air Jamaica is offering a special gear transport package for windsurfers heading to the World Freestyle Finals.......( more)
Posted On:  09/10/2002
Irish Wave Focus Turns To Final Days Of Event - Tuesday October 8 2002 - Following a positive forecast for today, Tuesday, judges had high hopes of finally kicking off The Irish Wave Grand Prix, which is presented by Bord Fáilte. However, it just wasn’t to be. ......( more)
Posted On:  08/10/2002
Surfers Remain Open-Minded On Championship Challenge - Monday October 7 2002 - The final event of the season, The Irish Wave Grand Prix, has yet to kick off with any of the heats, but weather forecasters are expecting an improvement in windsurfing conditions over the next couple of days.......( more)
Posted On:  07/10/2002
Sorry, no PR available for Day 2. Carnival Atmosphere Makes For A Party Weekend - Sunday October 6 2002......( more)
Posted On:  05/10/2002
Competitors Warm Up In Anticipation Of Some Hot Competition - Friday October 4 2002 - Brandon Bay became a sea of color today as 67 contestants for this year’s PWA Irish Wave Grand Prix, which is presented by Bord Fáilte, descended upon the beach to check out conditions for today’s windsurfing competition.......( more)
Posted On:  04/10/2002
Rory Ramsden has been appointed as the executive secretary of the IWA responsible for the day to day running of the company, developing the website and monthly newsletter and assisting classes as requested. This new role is in addition to his existing responsibilities as secretary to IMCO, MJOD and Raceboard. ......( more)
Posted On:  04/10/2002
The glorious County Kerry sunshine proved a perfect setting for the opening of the PWA Irish Wave Grand Prix, Presented by Bord Fáilte. Competitors spent the day settling in and registering for the coming weeks competition – the climax of the wave season on the World Tour. ......( more)
Posted On:  03/10/2002
Steven Schrier, ISAF International Measurer - "A couple of weeks ago, I was beginning to wonder if this would be the year with hardly any new FW boards. How wrong could I be!"......( more)
Posted On:  03/10/2002
Notice is hereby officially given that the 2002 Annual General Meeting of the Mistral One Design Class will take place at the Pattaya Park Beach Resort Hotel, Jomtien Beach, Pattaya on Wednesday, December 11th @ 1830hrs
Posted On:  03/10/2002
Read the views from the new Chair
Posted On:  01/10/2002
Professional Windsurfing Association (PWA) World Championship Freestyle Finals “King of the Caribbean” 11-18 December 2002 Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
Posted On:  30/09/2002
Staszewska Dominates And Pritchard Sneaks In! Sunday September 29 2002 - Apart from the slight hiccups in race one and eight, it was a perfect score of 5.6 points for reigning and now undefeated women’s formula class world champion Dorota Staszewska. Antoine led the competition from the total survival conditions of day one right up to the penultimate race yesterday, Kevin “the even more consistent” Pritchard (Bic/Gaastra) finally reeled the Frenchman in and sneaked into the top slot. ......( more)
Posted On:  30/09/2002
The FW World Championships 2002 are finished! Dorata wins the women, Kevin Pritchard wins the men. Results and pictures available on the FW Web Site.
Posted On:  29/09/2002
Pritchard slips into pole! Saturday September 28 2002 - Heading into the last day of competition the top of the leader board is so tight; just one race could change everything, with now only 10 points separating 1st to 4th positions. ......( more)
Posted On:  29/09/2002
The wind is playing the game with us, shifting every 15 minutes from W to NW and back! Finally a start at 1505 and two men's races are held. Kevin Pritchard US3 now heads the leader board.
Posted On:  28/09/2002
Albeau Victorious Once More! Friday September 27 2002 - On what can be best described as a classic no-wind day, sunny and warm in the morning and slightly overcast in the afternoon, the sea refused to resemble anything other than a mirror. ......( more)
Posted On:  28/09/2002
No racing today! FW AGM 2002 decisions: 1. 12A - Freezing the current FW material rules for two years, 2003-2004. YES - 19, No -16 2. New elected Committee: 1. Ceri Williams - Chairman, 2. Didier Flamme - vice-chairman, 3. Phil McGain, 4. Andrea Cucchi, 5. Ian For, 6. Markus Huhtinen. More on the FW web site.
Posted On:  27/09/2002
Pritchard Closes In On Albeau - Thursday September 26 2002 - All hold again for the wave sailors but 2 more FW races for the women and another one for the men.......( more)
Posted On:  27/09/2002
Results for men after 9 races, women 10 races available on FW Web Site. With only five possible races to go for the women it looks like Dorota has the title in the bag! Not so in the men's - only 16 points separate top five.
Posted On:  26/09/2002
Thursday 26 - 9:50 - Cloudy and cold, north wind 10-12 knots. Skippersmeeting for Formula at 12:00 ... follow proceedings on the FW web site.
Posted On:  26/09/2002
Pritchard Holds The Big One To Come First! Wednesday September 25, 2002 - The racing has been gripping viewing with different courses set close to the beach, in challenging conditions, carnage in the shore break and protests a plenty.......( more)
Posted On:  26/09/2002
Kevin Pritchard dominates race 8 but Antoine Albeau still in the lead overall. Lucy is fast back on the board again and wins the women's race 8 in front of Dorota and Jenny from France. Up to the minute reporting and results available on the FW Web Site.
Posted On:  25/09/2002
Pritchard Shoots Off! Tuesday September 24, 2002 - The third day of competition here in the resort town of Westerland began quietly with a 5-knot onshore breeze keeping racers and wave sailors on the shore and relaxing in the hospitality tent.......( more)
Posted On:  25/09/2002
Mens and ladies results after 7 races each are available on the FW web site, together with constant up-dates on the action in Sylt.
Posted On:  23/09/2002
Less challenging conditions than yesterday - Monday September 23, 2002 - The day started with glorious sunshine, and light northeasterly breeze. Most likely a racing day. Many competitors busied themselves with essential repairs after yesterday’s heavy conditions took their toll on the Formula equipment.......( more)
Posted On:  23/09/2002
Results after 6 races for the men and five races for the women on FW web site. Also read the minute by minute reports and feel the excitement of the competition!
Bad luck for Jamie Lever (GBR-5)
Posted On:  23/09/2002
Two days before the start of the competition (FWWorlds), while training, he twisted badly and has a disc problem in his back. No more racing for this year. We wish him full and speedy recovery - and look forward to seeing him on the tour again in 2003.
Posted On:  23/09/2002
We have a beautyful morning here in Westerland. Sunny but quite cold with only 10 degrees! After the nuclear conditions from yesterday the wind has slowed down again. Most of the competitors seem to be really happy about the more convenient conditions. The forecast is predicting 4 to 5 BFT from NE for today. The Skippersmeeting is scheduled for 10:00. The first possible start is at 11:00. So stay online...at the FW web site.
Posted On:  23/09/2002
Albeau Head & Shoulders Above The Rest - Sunday September 22 2002 - Tackling Sylt’s angry spiting shore break was a big enough challenge for most of the fleet and a significant quantity of laminated carbon was transformed into a splintered mess as mast after mast was demolished. ......( more)
Posted On:  22/09/2002
Results after 2 races available on FW Class Web Site. Only three girls finished the first race! The winds pick up to more then 30 knots. No more racing today! Keep up to date with the racing as it happens on the FW web site.
Posted On:  22/09/2002
The stage is set for a classic Grand Slam event - Saturday September 21 2002......( more)
Posted On:  22/09/2002
20:00 we have just finished the registration. Check the list of competitors on the FW Web Site
Posted On:  22/09/2002
Winds are already blowing here in Sylt - Friday September 20 2002 - The island of Sylt on the northern coast of Germany will be hosting one of the longest running and most respected events on the PWA tour calendar.......( more)
Posted On:  21/09/2002
Practically all the big names are already here. Even not pre-registered Gonzalo and Arnon! We expect 16 girls and 100 -102 guys. Sun, clouds and good, strong west wind! We saw lot of racers practicing on the water and also first shorebreak casualties with broken boards and sails!
Final day of the Mistral Europeans in Austria
Posted On:  14/09/2002
The fleet has just arrived from its last race. Here are the new European Champions in the olympic Categories. Men: 12 Races 2 Discards 1. FRA 7 Alexandre GUYADER, 2. ISR 18 Gal FRIDMAN, 3. FRA 178 Nicolas BEUDOU Women: 12 Races 2 Discards 1. ITA 25 Alessandra SENSINI, 2. GBR 1 Natasha STURGES, 3. FRA 24 Lise VIDAL
Posted On:  13/09/2002
Official NoR now available on the FW Website
Posted On:  13/09/2002
In the first race of today, held in a strong morningly breeze, Przemek MYARZYNSKI showed once more his extra class in rough conditions. He won his 6th race in a straight row. But then the wind died and so did MYARZYNSKI. In a difficult and tactical second race, he only managed to finish as 15th. But this shoots him right in the Top Five. Overall leader is stil Alexandre GUYADER from France, closely followed by Gal FRIDMAN from Israel who won the second race of the day. ......( more)
Mistral Europeans - Myarzynski wins five races in a row
Posted On:  13/09/2002
After all three races yesterday, POL 126 Myarzinski won also both of today's races. It seems that the strong wind and the short waves of Lake Neusiedl fit him best! But still he suffers from his poor performance in the light air. Results after 9 Races with 1 Discard: 1. FRA 7 Alexandre GUYADER 53Pkt, 2. ISR Gal FRIDMAN 61Pkt, 3. GBR 21 Nick DEMPSEY 65Pkt. Women: 1. ITA 25 Alessandra SENSINI 36Pkt. 2. FRA 24 Lise VIDAL 48Pkt. 3. GBR 1 Natasha STURGES 61Pkt.
Posted On:  12/09/2002
Equipment Shuttle from Hamburg airport to Westerland/Sylt.......( more)
Posted On:  12/09/2002
PWA Wave World Champion To Be Crowned In Co. Kerry, Ireland. Wednesday September 11, 2002......( more)
Posted On:  11/09/2002
Today showed no mercy with the Mistral Fleet and big gusts came from the West. The Polish Surfer Przimek Myarzynski showed a perfect performance and led the fleet 3 times around the course. 3 out of three that counts. Also all time favourite Kaklamanakis seems to get in the game again. He is after today already third overall.
Mistral Europeans, Austria
Posted On:  11/09/2002
Today two races were sailed at the Mistral Europeans in Austria. Today showed moderate breeze from land and quite fine weather so the whole fleet went out to sail at least two races. At the beginning of the second race black clouds formed and the weather everybody expected came. Some fine gusts were seen and a beautiful second race could be finished. Tomorrow's layday is cancelled as everybody wants to get back to the scheduled timetable! For results go to the event website: http://www.sailing.or.at
Posted On:  10/09/2002
Sportshows are producing eight, twenty-five minute programs ......( more)
Posted On:  10/09/2002
Today 2 Races in each categorie was managed to be sailed in a light to moderate breeze. This breeze was evidently stronger on the left hand side of the course. This led to several generall recalls, black flags and their consequences. Tomorrow more wind is expected. Results are available on the event web site.
Posted On:  09/09/2002
2002 La Coupe des Isles, PWA, 2002 Freestyle Grand Prix Final - Today has been a day for sailors to relax - Saturday September 7, 2002......( more)
First day of Racing at the Mistral Europeans
Posted On:  09/09/2002
Perfect weather for bathing introduced the 223 competitors from 30 nations to the lake Neusiedl. It was a hot, sunny and windless day. Everybody was relaxing in the sun and tried to pass the day without getting bored. At 1640 local time the principal race officer Christian Bayer delayed all races to the following day. So no races for the first day, but tommorow at 11 a.m. there will be the next try for a start.
Recovered Windsurfing Equipment
Posted On:  08/09/2002
Jamestown Police Department have recovered a windsurfer, mast and sail, which is unclaimed. On the deck forward of the mast is an IMCO Decal with the number 145875 and a serial in the fiberglass on the stern which reads 011208106(?). Enquiries to Lt Paul B Balzer, Jamestown Police Department, Rhode Island. Telephone: 4014231212 or Fax: 4014233710
Posted On:  08/09/2002
Today the Grand Opening took place. ......( more)
Posted On:  07/09/2002
2002 La Coupe des Isles, PWA, 2002 Freestyle Grand Prix Day 5 Baker and Pritchard are joint winners as the Magdalens deliver the goods! Friday September 6, 2002 ......( more)
Posted On:  07/09/2002
La Coupe des Isles, PWA, 2002 Freestyle Grand Prix Day 4 - Calm before the storm! Thursday September 5, 2002 ......( more)
Posted On:  06/09/2002
First Registration Day. So far there have been 178 Surfers from 29 Nations that registered themselves and paid their entry fee. 240 are expected, thats the amount of athletes that made the pre inscription. The deadline for registration is tomorrow, saturday, 1 p.m.!
Posted On:  05/09/2002
2002 La Coupe des Isles, PWA, 2002 Freestyle Grand Prix Day 3Campello on top of the world!Wednesday September 4, 2002......( more)
Posted On:  04/09/2002
The debate hots up. Read the opinions of manufacturers and sailors on the FW Website.
Posted On:  04/09/2002
2002 La Coupe des Isles, PWA, 2002 Freestyle Grand Prix Day 2 Campello and Baker poised for showdown! Tuesday September 3, 2002......( more)
Posted On:  03/09/2002
2002 La Coupe des Isles, PWA, 2002 Freestyle Grand Prix Day 1 The heat is on in the Madeleine’s! Monday September 2, 2002......( more)
Posted On:  02/09/2002
Freestyle Grand Prix Registration Day It’s howling here in Canada! Sunday September 1, 2002......( more)
Posted On:  01/09/2002
Purse of U.S. $65,000 For PWA World Championship Windsurfing Finals December 11-18 on Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean “King of the Caribbean Pro-Am,” ......( more)
Posted On:  29/08/2002
It is with deep regret that ISAF advises the passing away of Daniel Scheinin (ISR) on August 9 2002 in Athens, Greece. ......( more)
Posted On:  29/08/2002
MEDICAL UPDATE......( more)
Posted On:  29/08/2002
On behalf of the Polish Yachting Association I would like to encourage your national judges and race officers to join ISAF seminars to be organized in Gdansk, Poland: 18-20 October - ISAF Judging Seminar 25-27 October - ISAF Race Management Seminar Tomasz Chamera - Seminar Coordinator
Posted On:  29/08/2002
17-22 September 2002 Medemblik, The Netherlands email: info@opendutchsailing.org
Posted On:  28/08/2002
International Formula Windsurfing Class is pleased to announce its third Annual General Meeting which will be held Friday, 27th of September 2002 at 20:00 in Großer Saal, Tourismus Service - Westerland/Sylt – Germany, during the FW World Championships 2002. The Agenda of the meeting is now on the Class website.
Posted On:  27/08/2002
MJOD now has its own website
Posted On:  25/08/2002
Steve Allen has won the 2002 Euro-Cup in Westende
Posted On:  25/08/2002
IFCA Worlds, Westende, 20-25 August 2002 - The four races from day one become the final results!
Posted On:  27/08/2002
Professional and amateur windsurfers from around the world will meet on the island of Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles (Dutch Caribbean) December 11 to 18 for the Professional Windsurfing Association (PWA) World Championship Freestyle Finals 2002.
Posted On:  26/08/2002
The Magdalen Islands, which lie in the middle of Canada’s Gulf of St Lawrence, will be hosting the next stopover on the PWA freestyle tour.
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