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Archive News: FW
Posted On:  07/06/2006
The Notice of Race for the Worlds in Korea has been published. ......( more)
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.
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.
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)
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.
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:  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)
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:  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)
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:  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.
Posted On:  02/12/2005
Agenda and supporting documents are now published on the FW website
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:  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:  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
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:  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:  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)
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:  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
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:  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)
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:  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
Perfect conditions for racing today - 2 races completed this morning, making it a total of 4 for all fleets. ......( 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:  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)
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:  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:  25/06/2005
This is the first of many announcements to keep you informed in the run up to this year's championships.......( more)
Posted On:  12/06/2005
After five spectacular days of racing the Formula Windsurfing European Championships in Ialisos/Rhodes (Greece) ended today.......( 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
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:  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)
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)
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)
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:  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:  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
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
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:  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)
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:  04/04/2005
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:  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)
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.
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.
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*!)
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"
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.
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
4/5 December 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.
Posted On:  21/11/2004
by Ceri Williams, FW Chairman
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:  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:  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)
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
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.
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
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:  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
2004 FW Youth Worlds, Dranske
Posted On:  25/08/2004
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:  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:  10/08/2004
Read Christine Johnston's story about the recent FW Worlds
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)
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)
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
A cloudy start in Leba for the Skippers meeting, then a long wait with light winds, then rain. ......( 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
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.
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:  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.
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)
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
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)
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)
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
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)
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:  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:  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)
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
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)
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
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
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).
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.
News Flash!
Posted On:  08/04/2004
FW Rhodes postponed until early June. The new Notice of Race will be published after Easter.
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:  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:  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:  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
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 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:  19/02/2004
For the formula windsurfing European championship we propose to our friends the following offer......( more)
Posted On:  11/02/2004
An event during the Carnival in Martinique. More than 50 racers expected on the starting line.......( more)
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:  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
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:  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:  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:  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:  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:  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:  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:  13/10/2003
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:  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.
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.
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:  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:  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:  21/09/2003
Friday, 3rd September, Dranske, Germany - Agenda has been posted on the FW Class site, together with proposals.
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:  17/09/2003
Go to FW Class website to view.
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
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:  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:  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:  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:  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:  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:  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:  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:  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:  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
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)
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:  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:  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
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:  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
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:  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:  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)
FW Europeans, Douarnenez - Lottery Winner
Posted On:  11/05/2003
Renault Twingo went to...Andreas Kaver EST-107
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)
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:  04/05/2003
Wind is shifty and gusty. No races on the first day of FW Europeans... maybe tomorrow..
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:  01/05/2003
USA, Corpus Christi, 21st May - 29th May - NoR now available
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:  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
Daily Report: Day#2 (27th April 2003) Another perfect competition day at the EC Malcesine. Wojtek and Dorota still in front ......( 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:  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:  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)
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.
2003 Garda Trentino Formula Windsurfing Youth World Championships
Posted On:  15/04/2003
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
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:  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
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
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:  21/03/2003
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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:  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:  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:  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
IFWC approved new calendar of 2003 Women Cup - and it is here officially published.......( more)
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
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
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:  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:  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:  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:  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:  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:  03/10/2002
Read the views from the new Chair
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
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
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
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
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
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
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:  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
20:00 we have just finished the registration. Check the list of competitors on the FW Web Site
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!
Posted On:  13/09/2002
Official NoR now available on the FW Website
Posted On:  12/09/2002
Equipment Shuttle from Hamburg airport to Westerland/Sylt.......( more)
Posted On:  04/09/2002
The debate hots up. Read the opinions of manufacturers and sailors on the FW Website.
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:  25/08/2002
Steve Allen has won the 2002 Euro-Cup in Westende
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