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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 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)
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:  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
Posted On:  11/05/2006
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
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:  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
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:  16/04/2006
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.
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:  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.
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.
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
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.
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
The Notice of Race for the 2006 IWA Junior, Youth and Masters Festival has now been published.......( 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:  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:  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
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."
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)
Med Cup Marseille 2006 - 24 to 26 February
Posted On:  20/01/2006
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:  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:  21/12/2005
Minutes of the Windsurfing Committee meeting held on Sunday 6 November 2005 in Singapore now published.
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:  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)
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:  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
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
Four days of ideal conditions and 6 countries delegations for a bright event. ......( 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
(RS:X, MOD, MJOD, Techno 293 & Raceboard) Puerto Santa Maria, Cadiz, Spain - January 2nd to 4th, 2006. Notice of Race
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:  12/10/2005
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:  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.
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.
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:  05/09/2005
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.."
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
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:  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:  07/07/2005
Great Britain will host the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition at the new Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA).
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
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)
Posted On:  13/06/2005
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.
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:  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:  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:  08/05/2005
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)
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)
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
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.
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:  05/04/2005
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)
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:  04/03/2005
Apologies to all on the mailing list who received #41 February as well!
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)
Posted On:  25/02/2005
More news re Neil Pryde RS:X - Read the extract from the minutes.......( more)
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)
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
Posted On:  02/02/2005
New instructions have been published by ISAF for Production Board Registrations.......( more)
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:  10/01/2005
The WSSR Council annouces the ratification of a new World Record ......( more)
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)
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:  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!
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:  28/11/2004
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
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)
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:  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:  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:  07/10/2004
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:  06/09/2004
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:  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
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
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:  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:  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)
Posted On:  04/08/2004
Record presence in Bulgaria for the 2004 Youth and Junior World Championships......( 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)
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
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:  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:  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
Posted On:  09/07/2004
Read the open letter from IWA President, Peter Krimbacher, for the real story ......( more)
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:  02/07/2004
Trojan horse virus targeting customer credit card and secret PIN details is currently circulating......( 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.
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:  14/06/2004
Report and results available on the FW Class website.
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:  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:  10/06/2004
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:  07/06/2004
Lake Garda, 3rd – 8th May 2004 - Final Report now available on the ISAF website.
Posted On:  06/06/2004
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:  21/05/2004
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:  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)
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)
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:  21/04/2004
Torbole, Lake Garda, Italy - Saturday May 8th at 1800hrs - the agenda has now been posted.
Updated IMCO and MJOD class rules
Posted On:  13/04/2004
Posted On:  06/04/2004
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:  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:  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:  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:  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:  03/03/2004
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:  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
Posted On:  05/02/2004
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
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:  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:  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.
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:  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
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
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:  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:  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:  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:  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:  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
Reef Yucatan Hotel, Merida, Mexico - Thursday, December 4th 2003
Posted On:  11/11/2003
Posted On:  30/10/2003
Podiumsplätze 2003. View the provisional calendar for 2004 and other information at http://www.windsurf.ch/......( more)
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:  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:  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:  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)
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:  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:  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
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:  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
Posted On:  10/09/2003
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:  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)
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 '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:  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:  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:  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
News Round-up for Day 4......( more)
Posted On:  07/08/2003
News round-up for Day 3......( more)
Posted On:  07/08/2003
News round-up of Junior, Youths and Masters Europeans......( more)
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:  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
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
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:  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:  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:  06/07/2003
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:  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:  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:  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:  06/06/2003
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:  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:  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)
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:  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:  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:  02/05/2003
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
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:  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:  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:  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:  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:  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:  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:  09/03/2003
Issue 18 - March 2003 - now available to read on-line
Posted On:  04/03/2003
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
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:  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:  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:  19/02/2003
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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:  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:  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:  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:  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:  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:  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:  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)
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