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Windsurf E-News: 4 - August 2001
 
IWA WEBNEWS No. 4 - AUGUST 2001
FURTHER INFORMATION SOURCES:

IWA WEBSITE: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com
From this site you can get information on all the Classes and the PWA.

IWA RACE OFFICE:
raceoffice@internationalwindsurfing.com

HAYLING ISLAND BEACH CAM.
Check out today's windsurfing at the IWA's Southern Headquarters: http://www.haylingisland.net/channels/watersports/surfcam.shtml

INDEX:

FUNBOARD EUROPEAN WAVE & FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIPS
JUNIOR, YOUTH, MASTERS - ALOHA, FW AND RACEBOARD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
FORMULA WINDSURFING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
FUNBOARD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
WIDER BOARDS…..NO!
BOARD REGISTRATION SYSTEM…60 DAY RULE
NEW PRODUCTION BOARD REGISTRATIONS
2001 ISAF FUNBOARD (WINDSURFING) RACING RULES (FRR)
CALENDAR/DIARY


1. FUNBOARD EUROPEAN WAVE AND FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIPS..GUINCHO, PORTUGAL

Congratulations to Brit, Tristan Boxford, Fanatic/Art, winner of the wave section, having beaten fellow Britisher, John Skye, F2 . Daniel Parres of Spain, F2/Arrows was third. Francisco Fonseca, F2/Gaastra won the ladies section. In the Freestyle event, John Skye beat Andrew King, GBR, AHD/Naish Sails for first place. Mat Pearch, JP/Pryde was third. First youth was Edgar Ezequiel of Portugal, Fanatic/Art and first lady was Angela Martinez of Spain http://www.overpower.net/


2. JUNIOR, YOUTH, MASTERS, ALOHA, FW & RACEBOARD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. OSTIA, ROMA, ITALY..19th - 26th AUGUST.

The event is now on. For details click on http://www.formulawindsurfing.com/


3. FORMULA WINDSURFING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, FORTELEZA, BRAZIL 14-21 OCTOBER.

This event was originally scheduled for Tarifa, but has had to be changed to Forteleza where Arrow Marketing are organising the event with cooperation of the federacao Brasileira de Vela e motor do |Estado do Ceara. The notice of race is on the FW web site. This includes details of local hotels. Fortaleza has an airport. http://www.formulawindsurfing.com/


4. FUNBOARD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - CAPETOWN WAVE & FREESTYLE - OCT 21 - 27. RACING OCT 28 - 4.

Bloueberg Strand near Capetown is the exciting site for the Funboard World Wave (Freestyle) Championships. After the event is over, the fleet moves up country to Club Mykonos, Langebaan, site of the 1995 very windy IFCA World Racing Championships. There, competitors from the Formula Windsurfing World will be joining the event. South Africa is a great venue for a long winter away from cold Europe. The rate of exchange is very favourable. The notice of race is on the web site. www.windsurfafrica.co.za

For more details, contact the Organiser Fax: +27 21 447 0261 Email: bextreme@iafrica.com


5. FORMULA WINDSURFING CLASS/FUNBOARD COURSE RACING BOARDS.

Despite some rumours to the contrary, there are no plans to allow wider boards than 1005mm or longer fins than 70mm in 2002. The Funboard Class rules allows longer fins for national racing but from what we hear, many competitors find a 70cm fin hard work!

6. BOARD REGISTRATION SYSTEM

Under new ISAF board registration rules, boards cannot be approved for International events until 60 days after the manufacturer starts the registration procedure. The manufacturer is obliged to send in the Part I form when production starts and the 60 day period allows for distribution of the first big batch to be completed.


7. NEW PRODUCTION BOARD REGISTRATIONS

The following boards have been Fully Registered. Formula Windsurfing international competitors should check with the FW Class association (Website) to see when they can use newly registered boards in World, Continental and such events as the Euro-Cup.

AHD have fully registered the DIAMOND FORMULA 95 LIMITED. This has very similar dimensions to the standard Formula 95 but is lighter and stiffer.

BIC have fully registered the FW 1.3 Race board. Its is 2656mm x 906mm wide, 8.7 kilos and 140 litres.

DROPS have fully registered the MB 14 , 1 metre plus wide board.

FANATIC have fully registered the FALCON 100 Race board. 2705mm x 990mm wide, 8 kg and 151 litres.

LORCH have fully registered the COMPETITION RACE F1 260 and 266 Race boards. These boards are available via some European importers and from http://www.lorch-boards.com/

To check which boards can be used in FW International events, check the FW Website via www.formulawindsurfing.com

THE BOARDS BELOW HAVE STARTED REGISTERING AND MAYBE USED FOR NATIONAL RACING ONLY.

AHD have fully registered the DIAMOND FORMULA 95 LIMITED. This has very similar dimensions to the standard Formula 95 but is lighter and stiffer.

BURLEIGH HEADS have started registering the FACE FORMURA 270, FACE UP WINDOW 275, FACE DOWN -SL 275 and FACE DOWN-SL 270.

FANATIC have fully registered the FALCON 100 Race board. 2705mm x 990mm wide, 8 kg and 151 litres.

JP have started registering the WAVE 66, 72, 78 & 84 as well as the FREESTYLE 78, 86, 94, 95 and 105.

MISTRAL have started registering a very interesting new concept, the PRODIGY. This board is 2946mm by 877mm wide, 14.8 kilos and 255 litres..and it has a centreboard! This board qualifies for Funboard racing, but not for Formula Windsurfing which does not allow centreboards. We look forward to seeing how it performs and what effect this design has on competition windsurfing.

STAR BOARDS are registering the FORMULA 186. 2664mm x 999mm wide, 8.3kilos and 172 lts


8. 2001 ISAF FUNBOARD (WINDSURFING) RACING RULES (FRR)

The FRRs are now on the IWA web site and are easily downloaded by copy and paste. Click on Rules & Regs, Racing Rules, the relevant rules of appendices and then copy and paste.


9. 2001 DIARY
The diary is too long to include here anymore. Check out the online Calendar on our Website: www.internationalwindsurfing.com




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