|STEVEN FINALLY RETIRES FROM THE WORLD OF WINDSURFING
|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.
Please remove Steven from your mailing lists
|IWA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AGENDA
|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 . For the full agenda, please go to:
|LIVE WEBCAST FROM PWA WINDSURFING WORLD TOUR
|The Professional Windsurfers Association announced today that the opening Wave Grand Prix of the season will be broadcast live from Gran Canaria
|LATE CHANGE IN PAN AM GAMES CLASSES
|At a time when containers are being loaded with boats for the Pan Am Games, it was announced over the weekend that, "…only the Olympic Classes i.e., Mistral Boards Masculine, Mistral Boards Feminine and Laser Masculine, will be able to compete in the Sailing Event of the Pan American Games." This has lead to some very strong language by some very angry people
|PWA RULE BOOK
|The Rule Book covers every aspect of PWA events, including membership of the PWA, entries, scoring / ranking at events and all competition rules. Those of you who are already familiar with the PWA Rule Book, should take note that there are significant changes in the new version, so please see the latest edition. Check out the new PWA 2003 Rule Book by going to the "Inside the PWA" section of their website. http://www.pwaworldtour.com/
|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
|DIVA CAMP 2003
|Reports and photos www.women.formulawindsurfing.org
|“NEW" EARLY ONE DESIGN
|A vintage Mistral One Design board from the late 80's-early '90's which has never been in the water is for sale! Stored in bubble wrap, it has all the stock equipment that came with it. For more info e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
|FW MEASUREMENT NOTICE AND SAIL NUMBERS
|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. http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/read.php?type=article&id=31
|NO EXCUSE FOR SAILORS NOT HAVING SAIL NUMBERS!
|If you have not read this yet, you should have done. The measurement team will be tough on you at the FW Europeans if you haven’t got a 3 letter country code and numbers on both sides of your sail. You have been warned… again!
|YET ANOTHER VIEW FROM THE (FW) CHAIR
|What a start to the 2003 FW season! Article by Ceri Williams, FW Chairman, on FW matters.
|WORLD ANTI-DOPING AGENCY (WADA) - WADA INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR RESEARCH PROJECTS
|The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced that it is now accepting applications for research projects in the field of anti-doping for 2003. All researchers interested in applying for a grant from WADA can find the application form and accompanying information on WADA's website. WADA has defined five topics as relevant areas of research in anti-doping and encourages research projects focusing on the following priorities: compounds and/or methods enhancing oxygen delivery; exogenous and endogenous anabolic steroids; compounds and/or methods enhancing growth; gene and cellular technologies applied to doping; and miscellaneous projects relating to the List of Prohibited Substances.
ISAF Anti-Doping Pages http://www.sailing.org/medical
WADA Website http://www.sailing.org/wada-ama.org
|ISAF SAILING COMMITTEE MID-YEAR MEETING
|The ISAF Sailing Committee met on 11 April at the ISAF Secretariat in Southampton, England. Among the issues considered were the the proposals for the Windsurfer Evaluation event to be held in 2004 were also discussed and recommendations made for consideration at the Mid Year meetings of the ISAF Council in late May, 2003.
ISAF Meeting Pages http://www.sailing.org/meetings
|WINDSURFING AND SAILING TEACHING VACANCIES IN MICHIGAN
|For more information go to: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/Default.asp?newsid=227
|Tunisian Sailing Federation looking for one coach
|2003 MAJOR EVENTS
|2003 Petit Navire European FW Championships, Douarnenez, France, 3-8 May 2003
Follow the competition on http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/
Mistral European Championship, Palermo Mondello, Sicily, Italy, May 5-14
Follow the competition on http://www.albaria.it/european2003/
Formula Festival - Lake Garda, Italy - July 7-12
includes 2003 IFWC YOUTH WORLDS & Championship Formula Racing for Junior, Espoir and Master
Youth & Juniors compete on ASA boards (with limited rig sizes) taken from the 2003 FW list (now on the IFWC website)
Espoir & Masters equipment according to Class rules: any board from the Official list
Notice of Race: http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/read.php?type=nor&id=5
Enter on line: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=255&parent=94&grandparent=3
Raceboard Worlds (inc 7.5 & Unlimited) - Greece – July 19-26
Notice of Race: http://www.raceboard.org/03RcbrdWrldsNoR.htm
Enter on line: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=242&parent=94&grandparent=3
Aloha, Mistral & Raceboard Junior, Youth & Masters Europeans - Puck, Poland – August 2-9
Notice of Race: http://www.imco.org/regatta/03JYMeuroNoR.htm
Enter on line: (MYEC & RB): http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=244&parent=94&grandparent=3
Enter on line: (Aloha & MJEC): http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=243&parent=94&grandparent=3
IFCA American Continentals - Freestyle, Formula and Slalom - Magdalen Islands - Canada Week – August 25-30
Mistral Worlds - Cadiz, Spain – September 11-22
Notice of Race: http://www.imco.org/regatta/03MWCnor.htm
Enter on line: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=258&parent=94&grandparent=3
Formula Worlds - Sardinia, early October 2003.
IFCA Worlds - Wave-Freestyle and Racing, Slalom - Hyeres, France, 19-24 October 2003
Aloha, Mistral & Raceboard Junior, Youth & Masters Worlds Merida, Yucatan, Mexico – November 29-Dec 6
Pre-Notice of Race: http://www.imco.org/regatta/03Pre-JYMwcNoR.htm2003
|FOR MORE EVENTS, GO TO
|The Windsurfing Event Calendar at:
Windsurfing Euro-Cup Porto Santo/Madeira
Kevin Pritchard wins the EC Porto Santo/Madeira
Windsurfing Euro-Cup Malcesine/Lake Garda (Italy)
Information, results, pictures etc. and follow the competition online on the official Website of the Windsurfing Euro-Cup www.euro-cup.org and on the FW Class Website www.formulawindsurfing.org
Windsurfing Euro-CupCagliari/Sardinia (Italy) 28 May-31 May
Free entry for women and 50% discount for Sardinia Ferries
Windsurfing Euro-Cup, Portugal, 5-8 June - Special Offer
Every team that is represented by at least 5 competitors gets a free accommodation package (accommodation & lunch) for one coach/trainer/technical advisor or national representative for the complete time of the competition.
The 2003 Classic Toro Andaluz PWA Freestyle Qualifier, 11-15 April
The Gran Canaria Vargas, Aguimes PWA Wave World Cup 2003 30th-4th May
For reports, results and photos: http://www.pwaworldtour.com/
2003 Island Sports Newport Funcup Windsurfing Races
May 16,17,18 Fort Adams - Newport Rhode Island U.S.A.
See http://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 traveling to this event will be able to attend the FunCup on the way.
UKWA -have announced the introduction in 2003 of the BRITISH OPEN RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS. Continental sailors are invited to attend this event over the May bank Holiday 24-26 May at HOVE. To make way for this event it has been decided to withdraw from the North Sea Cup Series for the foreseeable future .
For details of this event and NOR go to www.ukwindsurfing.com
King of the Cape Freestyle Pro-Am, June 6-8 2003, Cape Cod
South Pacific Games 28 June-12 July 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.