international windsurfing association
Home
Competition
 - Archive News
 - 2005 Events
 - Windsurf E-News
     .. 53 - May 2006
     .. 52 - April 2006
     .. 51 - March 2005
     .. 50 - February 2006
     .. 49 - November 2005
     .. 48 - October 2005
     .. 47 - September 2005
     .. 46 - July 2005
     .. 45 - June 2005
     .. 44- May 2005
     .. 43 – April 2005
     .. 42 - March 2005
     .. 41 - February 2004
     .. 40 - December 2004
     .. 39 - December 2004
     .. 38 - November 2004
     .. 37 - October 2004
     .. 36 - September 2004
     .. 35 - August 2004
     .. 34 - July 2004
     .. 33 - June 2004
     .. 32 - May 2004
     .. 31 - April 2004
     .. 30 - March 2004
     .. 29 - February 2004
     .. 28 - January 2004
     .. 27 - December 2003
     .. 26 - November 2003
     .. 25 - October 2003
     .. 24 - September 2003
     .. 23 - August 2003
     .. 22 - July 2003
     .. 21 - June 2003
     .. 20 - May 2003
     .. 19 - April 2003
     .. 18 - March 2003
     .. 17 - February 2003
     .. 16 - January 2003
     .. 15 - December 2002
     .. 14 - November 2002
     .. 13 - October 2002
     .. 12 - September 2002
     .. 11 - August 2002
     .. 10 - July 2002
     .. 9 - June 2002
     .. 8 - May 2002
     .. 7 - April 2002
     .. 6 - March 2002
     .. 5 - February 2002
     .. PR - Feb 2002
     .. 4 - August 2001
     .. 3 - June 2001
     .. 2 - May 2001
     .. 1 - March 2001
     .. The First Message
Windsurf E-News: 25 - October 2003
"Windsurfing's position in the 2008 Olympics under threat!"
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 . . .
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/2008/
Objective: 50 Knots
Together with a selected group of the windsurfing worlds very finest, legends Björn Dunkerbeck & Robby Naish have formed the World Speed Sailing Challenge, a three venue event with two goals: first, to shatter the current record of 46.52 knots (86.16km/h or 53.53mph, held by Yellow Pages Endeavour) and return it thereby to the windsurfers, which held it previously with 45.35 knots. The 2nd mission and the perhaps most coveted prize of any sailor will be to break the 50 knot barrier.
See http://www.worldspeedsailing.com
Raphaela Le Gouvello passes half-way stage of Trans-Pacific Crossing!!
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.
For full details & regular updates on Raphaela's progress, please check the website: www.raphaela-legouvello.com
1st ISAF Windsurfing Evaluation Event
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. http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/Default.asp?newsid=454
Don't bogart that joint, my friend!
Cannabinoids (e.g. hashish and marijuana) are to become prohibited. In previous years, (2003 inclusive), Cannabinoids have not been proscribed by ISAF, and have only been banned for the Olympic Regatta.
http://www.imco.org/page0001v01news138.htm
The 2004 Prohibited List Published –WADA http://www.imco.org/page0001v01news136.htm
Turkey seeks coach for one week in November
The Turkish windsurf team requires coaching support between November 22nd and 30th 2003. Those interested should contact Ilker Bayinder on sekr@tyf.org.tr stating terms of business and past experience
Agenda of the I.F.C.A. Annual General Meeting
21 October Hyeres France
http://users.pandora.be/the.webbit.nv1/ifca/agm03_agenda.htm
ISAF Approved Production list September 2003
The ISAF Approved Series production board list, September 2003 is now available in the technical section of the ISAF website. Included in the list are six new slalom boards registered for use at the forthcoming IFCA World Racing, Wave and Freestyle Championship in Hyeres, France from 17-20 October 2003. These boards come from the popular manufacturers AHD, Fanatic and Starboard. As well as these new slalom boards, that are registered for the forthcoming World Championship, there are a further 12 boards registered for use in the 2004 Funboard and Formula racing season starting on 1 January 2004. Manufacturers releasing new models include AHD, Exocet, Fanatic, F2, Gun Sails, Mike's Lab, Mistral and Starboard.
To view the most recent list, please click here, or visit the IFCA website
IFCA World and European Windsurfing Championships
17 - 22 October 2003 - Hyeres (France)
We are sorry to announce that the 2003 IFCA World Artistic Windsurfing Championships (Wave and Freestyle) have been cancelled. We are focusing all our attention to the IFCA Racing Worlds. The total prize money fund of 10.000 Euro will be awarded to the Racing event and we now have 4 World Titles to fight for in Racing: Men, Women, Youth and Master:
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/Default.asp?newsid=459
Further Article:
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=170&parent=165&grandparent=29&newsid=414
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 Men/Women (Eur 160) at:
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=256&parent=94&grandparent=3

Enter on Line Masters/Youths (Eur 120) at:
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=255&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
2003 UPCOMING EVENTS
Olympic Week - October 24th~26th - Fukuoka, Kyusyu, Japan
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/Default.asp?newsid=458
2004 Paradise Race, Dominican Republic, 18 – 26 January 2004
http://www.imco.org/page0001v01news133.htm
2004 Formula Festival & Youth World Championship
For more information click: http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/read.php?type=news&id=566
FOR OTHER EVENTS
PWA and FW Euro Cup PROVISIONAL event dates now included
View the Calendar: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=13&parent=3&grandparent=0

EVENT REPORTS
FW WORLDS
Dranske, Isle of Rügen, Germany
Results: http://www.formulawindsurfing.org
Movie: http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/filez/news/031002/OOooo.mpg
2003 FW ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
A summary of the main points arising from the AGM – including changes to Championship Rules – are available: http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/read.php?type=article&id=46
The Labello, Sylt, PWA, 2003 Grand Slam Day 8
This year's 20th anniversary event will no doubt be remembered as one of the most exciting in PWA history
News article: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=170&parent=165&grandparent=29&newsid=453
For event results and PWA Overall Rankings in Wave and Race http://www.pwaworldtour.com/
Wave movie: http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/filez/news/030922/stickIt.mpg
Formula movie: http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/filez/news/030923/dayTwoFormula.mpg
IMCO Worlds, Cadiz, 11-22 September 2003
In the men's finals Pont took the Gold Medal with a race to spare and in the ladies history has been made. Lee KORSITZ (ISR) has won the 2003 World Mistral Championship.
Full results: http://www.cadizworlds2003.com/
ISAF Rankings - Latest issue
Go to http://www.sailing.org/Article_content.asp?ArticleID=5545 for the latest ISAF Ranking List updated after the 2003 Mistral World Championship
Formula Windsurfing Nordic Championship 2003 in Varberg Sweden
movie: http://ads.jc-online.com/NM2003FormulaNoSound.wmv
for contact details: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=170&parent=165&grandparent=29&newsid=437
web design © Christopher Gibson