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     .. The First Message
Windsurf E-News: 24 - September 2003
FW WORLDS and AGM
At last the information we have been waiting for!
Dates: 29 September to 5 October 2003
Prize money - 25,000 eur
Venue: Dranske, Isle of Rügen, Germany
Dranske is convenient for those travelling from Europe by road and is within easy reach of international airports.
Notice of Race: http://www.formulawindsurfing.org (from 12 September) along with all the information you need regarding travel, accommodation, expected conditions etc.
On-line entry: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=258&parent=94&grandparent=3

The IFWC apologises for the delay in announcing this information. Finalising the arrangements for this event has not been easy to say the least! A full explanation will be made at the 2003 FW ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING which will take place on Friday 3 October @ 1830hrs. Those wishing to make a submission to this meeting for discussion should do so now to: fw@internationalwindsurfing.com so that any items that need to be voted upon can be posted on the Class website on 20 September.

Eligibility to vote at the AGM – Each class delegates of each paid up National Class Association or the person mandated by him/her to hold their proxy vote is eligible to vote. Each elected member of the IFWC committee (from Sylt 2002) should be contacted to support any proposal for discussion and voting. If in doubt of procedures please contact the IWA office: iwaoffice@internationalwindsurfing.com
IFCA World and European Windsurfing Championships
17 - 22 October 2003 - Hyeres (France)
Staged simultaneously will be the Racing and Artistic World Championships (two separate events so 4 World titles) and the Masters and Youth Racing and Artistic Championships (another two separate events so 4 European titles) World Champion titles are at stake for Men/Ladies in the Racing Worlds and the Artistic Worlds. At the same time youths (under 19 on 31/12/2003) and masters (35 years or older on 31/12/2003) compete for the Youth/Master European Champion titles.
The NoR can be viewed at: http://users.pandora.be/the.webbit.nv1/ifca/IFCA_WORLDS_2003_NOR.doc
Amendment 1 to the NoR at: http://users.pandora.be/the.webbit.nv1/ifca/IFCA_WORLDS_2003b.htm
Amendment 2 to the NoR at: http://users.pandora.be/the.webbit.nv1/ifca/IFCA_WORLDS_2003c.htm
Downloadable entry form: http://users.pandora.be/the.webbit.nv1/ifca/IFCA_WORLDS_2003_F1.doc
Enter on Line for the Europeans at: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=255&parent=94&grandparent=3
Enter on Line for the Worlds at: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=256&parent=94&grandparent=3
Who else wants to benefit from our 7-DAY FREE accommodation, food and local transfers offer?
Aloha, Mistral & Raceboard Junior, Youth & Masters Worlds, The Raceboard Masters, Mistral Youth & Junior and Aloha under 15 World Championships will take place in Merida, Mexico from November 29th > Dec 7th. We have arranged this amazing offer. All you have to do is get there. The rest is FREE!
FREE accommodation and food at the Reef Yucatan Hotel for 7 nights. BOOK NOW: ventas@reefyucatan.com
US $50 flat rate charge on your excess baggage if you fly with Aero Mexico: BOOK NOW: liortiz@aeromexico.com.mx
Contact the local organiser, Pedro at: silcer@multired.net.mx
AMENDED Notice of Race: http://www.raceboard.org/page0020v01.htm
Enter on-line: 2003 RACEBOARD (7.5 & Unlimited) WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=242&parent=94&grandparent=3
2003 Aloha Under 15 & Mistral Junior World Championships: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=260&parent=94&grandparent=3
2003 Mistral Youth and Raceboard Masters World Championships: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=261&parent=94&grandparent=3
GO TO THE UPCOMING EVENTS SECTION OF YOUR CLASS WEBSITE FOR ENTRY FORMS SPECIFIC TO YOUR NEEDS
Windsurfing Presentation Event - Sailors Invited
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. This is a perfect opportunity for windsurfers to become involved with the development of the sport and its future inclusion in the 2008 Olympic Games. Manufacturers will have boards available to be trialled. Proposals and recommendations will be received from industry representatives. sailors are invited to have their say on what the future holds in the lead up time to the 2008 Games. For more details go to: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/Default.asp?newsid=402
For a formal invitation to the Presentation Event and Evaluation Event go to: www.sailing.org/technical/windsurfinginvitationrevised.pdf
Boards & More issue statement to all MNAS and ISAF committee members
Following a telephone call, a day before yesterday from Paul Henderson, President of the ISAF, I would like to take this opportunity to confirm three points, so that everyone has a clear overview of Boards & More position on the Mistral One Design for 2008, on the development of windsurfing for 2008 and about our continuing commitment to ISAF, its MNAs and the Olympic athletes involved: Boris Zwetkoff – Business unit Manager - Windsurf
For the full statement click here: http://www.imco.org/page0001v01news107.htm
Windsurf to new heights
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. The highest he had windsurfed before was 3177m in the Himalayas in 1994. The first lake they headed for was Sheosar (Blind Lake) is at 4142m on one of the worlds highest plateaus, the Deosai Plains which is accessible by road, albeit a very tough jeep ride in antiquated machines on such narrow tracks that at times you can lose paint off the body work. They used this lake to acclimatize and test all their gear. From there, they went to a town called Gilgit where they bought supplies before driving to the Ishkoman Valley where the real journey began. 22 porters, donkeys, horses and Yaks took six days…
For the full story go to: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/Default.asp?newsid=406
Nikos and Alessandra win the Pre-Olympic Regatta
Alessandra Sensini (ITA) was almost unbeatable until the last day. She read the difficult conditions well saying “I did very well in the races. The wind kept changing all the time. The conditions were tough, so I had to concentrate and adjust my tactics according to the wind’s ‘whims’. In spite of being in the first place, I never felt secure”. Nikos Kaklamanakis was the victor ludorum in the men’s event at the Regatta Athens 2003, just as at last year’s event, proving that he remains as always one of the top competitors in the Mistral class. The Greek Olympic gold medallist in Atlanta finished 8th and 5th in the first two races of the series at this year’s Regatta. From that point on, however, he took matters into his own hands and began winning one race after another. Click here for more: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/Default.asp?newsid=404
ISAF approve emergency IMCO class rule change - amendment of 26th August 03
The ISAF have approved an emergency class rule change for IMCO. The head of the fin may now be sanded and shimmed. Only the underside of the board may be sanded and it is now possible to optimise the 142 dimension on all boards no matter when they were built.For the full text go to: http://www.imco.org/page0001v01news99.htm
Aloha Annual General Meeting Puck, Poland - August 5th @1830hrs
It was agreed by all present that although it was technically impossible to hold the Annual General Meeting, that it was still possible to hold an open meeting of people interested in the development of Junior windsurf racing. http://aloha.internationalwindsurfing.com/page0022v01.htm
2004 Mistral World Championship Qualification system confirmed!
The normal IMCO world championship qualification system will be applied. After some discussions, ISAF have confirmed that the classes may use their own systems to qualify competitors to each of their 2004 World Championships. The ISAF Allocation system used for the 2003 Worlds in Cadiz will therefore not be used again before the 2004 Olympic Regatta.
New Look Aloha Class Website
New look and new address: http://aloha.internationalwindsurfing.com/ Aloha has now joined the "family" - IWA, IMCO, MJOD and Raceboard - hosted by AWNet.
Coming Soon – New Look IFCA Class Website
IFCA is also to join the "family” - hosted by AWNet.
Raceboard AGM Puck, Poland - August 6th 1830hrs
New Committee elected - Peter Krimbacher (AUT) and Piotr Hlawaty (POL) elected to the Raceboard Committee and join Paul Leone (Chairman -GBR), Didier Flamme (FRA), Tak Sum Wong (HKG), John Ellis (GBR). Minutes: http://www.raceboard.org/page0052v01.htm
2003 UPCOMING EVENTS
2003 PWA Irish Wave Grand Prix Cancelled
The PWA regrets having to announce that the Irish Wave Grand Prix will not take place in the 2003 season. For more information: http://www.pwaworldtour.com/
South American FW 2003
Date: 11 - 14 September 2003 - Categories: open, master, super master, junior, female, experience. Location: "Vela na Praia" Project, Camburi Beach, Vitória-ES, Brazil http://www.windsurffw.com/sulamericano/us/index.php
Texel Race 2003
Saturday, September 20th at 12 o’clock from “Paal 9”, near by Den Hoorn. between the islands of Texel and Vlieland and the shallowness of the Waddensea.
Article: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=170&parent=165&grandparent=29&newsid=398
For more information about the Texel Race: http://www.texelrace.nl/
International German Championship
The 'International German Championship' in the Mistral class takes place on the inner fjord of Flensburg from 1-5 October 2003.
Notice of Race: "www.idm-flensburg.de".
Weymouth (UK) Speed Week 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
2004 Formula Festival & Youth World Championship
For more information click: http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/read.php?type=news&id=566
FOR OTHER EVENTS
View the Calendar: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=13&parent=3&grandparent=0

EVENT REPORTS
Pan Am Games - Bimba and Lanee Win Gold
Ricardo SANTOS (BRA), the 2002 Mistral World Champion, took gold in the Men's boards event after winning the final two races to bring his tally of bullets to seven. The silver went to Marcos Galvan (ARG) just three points behind after the pair dominated the event taking all the first and second places between them. Bronze went to Kevin Stittle of Canada, despite him scoring an OCS in race 11 and not competing in race 12.The Women s Mistral event was utterly dominated by Lanee BUTLER (USA) who took 10 bullets and 2 seconds and didn't need to compete in race 11 or 12 to take the title 12 points clear of second placed Vallee from Canada. The bronze went to Argentina's Catalina Walther.
For more go to: http://www.imco.org/imcodefault.aspx?newsid=72

Junior, Youth and Master Europeans, Puck, Poland
This excellent championship certainly ended on a high note. One could not have hoped for better conditions, better winds, better race committees or for that matter a happier atmosphere in which to compete. Reports and summary results available on all the Class websites, news round-up on IWA website
Full Results: http://www.moksir.puck.pl

2003 Windsurfing Era PWA Formula Racing World Cup
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. http://www.pwaworldtour.com/

Neil Pryde Baltic Cup, Latvian Janis Preiss was the best
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.
News Article: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=170&parent=165&grandparent=29&newsid=396

VDS 500m record attempts - video
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
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