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Windsurf E-News: 3 - June 2001
 
IWA WEBNEWS No.3 - JUNE 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
FORMULA WINDSURFING EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS REPORT
BOARD REGISTRATION SYSTEM
NEW PRODUCTION BOARD REGISTRATIONS
2001 ISAF FUNBOARD (WINDSURFING) RACING RULES (FRR).
STREET WINDSURFING
2001 CALENDAR/DIARY


1. FUNBOARD EUROPEAN WAVE AND FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIPS..GUINCHO, PORTUGAL
Time is short as this event starts on the 26th June, with the first possible heat at 12.00hrs. There are still places available in. The final day is the 30th, and the prize giving will be at the Estoril Casino, one of the official sponsors. An international jury will be provided and Guincho's waves and golden sand promise a great event. Guincho is 15 kms north of Lisbon with plenty of accommodation in the area.

For more information, the NOR is on the IFCA section of the IWA Website and on http://www.overpower.net/

Information can also be obtained from: info@internationalwindsurfing.com or direct from the organisers, Clube Overpower: overpower@100surf.pt


2. JUNIOR, YOUTH, MASTERS, ALOHA, FW & RACEBOARD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. OSTIA, ROMA, ITALY..19th - 26th AUGUST.
The Notice of Race is available on the IWA web site. Bic Techno 283 boards are available for free charter to all competitors registering before the 1st July. Youths entering the FW division are restricted to two sails and two fins. A limited number of Alohas may be available for charter. Priority will be given to competitors from outside Europe.


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.


4. FUNBOARD WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - CAPETOWN, WAVE & FREESTYLE - OCT 21 - 27. RACING OCT 28 - 4.
The provisional notice of race will go on the web site shortly. For more details, contact the Organiser Fax: +27 21 447 0261 Email: bextreme@iafrica.com


5. FORMULA WINDSURFING EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS, SOPOT, POLAND.
Full report can be found on the FW Web Site, but sad to say, the minimum 7 knot winds were very short on supply and at times the weather was so cold, hardly anyone even came to the beach. Two races were run and the results are on the Web.


6. BOARD REGISTRATION SYSTEM
There are two levels of Registration, National Racing Approved and Fully Registered.

When a board first goes into production, the manufacturer informs ISAF and the International Measurer by completing some forms. At this point, the board is approved for racing at national events only. These boards cannot be used in international events recognised by the IWA and the International Classes.
When production and distribution reaches a level set by ISAF, the manufacturer completes a final form, which is checked by the International Measurer and the board is approved for international events. Under new guidelines, the mould used by the manufacturer will be subject to inspection.
There is one extra point to note. For World and Continental championships. The manufacturer must prove that the board has been available in a number of countries, at least 60 and 30 days respectively, before the first race.


7. NEW PRODUCTION BOARD REGISTRATIONS
The following boards have been Fully Registered.

EXOCET FORMULA XL99 has been fully registered.

F2 have fully registered the T-REX 100 Formula Windsurfing board, the Free Race X-SPEED 145 and the X-SPEED 110 Slalom board. They have also fully registered the MAUI PROJECT WAVE 8'0" and 8'4" boards plus the STYLE M. They are respectively, 2436mm x 527mm wide, 5.7kilos and 73 litres, 2500mm x 547mm wide, 6.1 kilos and 81 litres and 2529mm x 584mm wide, 6.6 kilos and 95 litres.

MISTRAL have fully registered the RTX FW M and RTX FW L Formula Windsurfing boards. They have also fully registered the wave and freestyle boards. NAISH WAVE 8'4, 8'5 and 8'6 plus the SCORE V84, V98 and V112.

PRO-TECH have fully registered their Z95 Formula Windsurfing board. 2560mm long by 957mm wide, 7.6kilos and 168 litres. Check their website for further information including purchasing.

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

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

FANATIC have started registering the FALCOLN 100 Race board. 2705mm x 990mm wide, 8 kg and 151 litres.


8. 2001 ISAF FUNBOARD (WINDSURFING) RACING RULES (FRR)
The FRRs are now on the IWA web site and are easily downloaded.

9. FINALLY..STREET WINDSURFING
This is something we do not recommend for the roads of Italy and Great Britain, but it certainly is a wonderful epic voyage. Robert Torline is halfway on a 3000 kilometre journey between Mexico and Canada, windsurfing along the small country road of the United States. His 4 foot board has pneumatic wheels and a standard windsurf rig. He started at the end of April and aims to finish in the middle of June. Check out: http://www.streetsailing.com/acrossamerica.htm


10. 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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