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Windsurf E-News: 27 - December 2003
ONE DROP at the Olympic Regatta - Result of electronic vote
Subsequent to the ISAF November Conference 2003 when the ISAF Council decided to introduce "no drop races" for the 2004 Olympic Regatta, the ISAF Council has today reviewed and reversed the decision made.
http://www.imco.org/page0001v01news169.htm
... and Henderson's reaction!
http://www.imco.org/page0001v01news170.htm
Aloha Class - Special General Meeting Called by ITA and ESP
In accordance with constitution article # 7.4, Italy and Spain have called for a special general meeting of the Aloha class association
http://aloha.internationalwindsurfing.com/page0001v01news17.htm
2004 Windsurfing Evaluation Trials - Invitation to MNAs
Following on from the successful ISAF Windsurfing Presentation Event held at Cadiz, ISAF will conduct the second stage of the Windsurfing Trials due to be held at Torbole, Italy from 3-8 May 2004
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/Default.asp?newsid=529
ISAF World Sailing Rankings - The Official rankings for the Olympic Classes
The final rankings for 2003 were released by ISAF on Thursday 4 December. Available to view on the ISAF website.
http://www.sailing.org/rankings/
2003 ISAF CONFERENCE REPORT
Full report: http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/read.php?type=article&id=58
Steven Schrier (GBR) awarded an ISAF Silver Medal
Steven was awarded an ISAF Silver Medal for his long service to the sport of windsurfing and for acting as the eyes and ears of the President over the last few years.
PWA Rule #12
The ISAF Windsurfing Committee strongly condemned PWA Rule #12. This rule currently restricts the ability of PWA members to compete in events other than those sanctioned or recognised by the PWA. Failure to get written permission from the PWA office to enter any other event that the competitor's own national championship, may result in a fine which must be paid before the competitor can again compete in another PWA event. ISAF will write to the PWA and require them to rescind this rule.
2008 Olympic Events
Windsurfing men and windsurfing women have been selected by ISAF as two events for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
Now the industry can concentrate on putting forward the best possible selection of equipment to be tested on Lake Garda in May 2004.
OBITUARY
It is with deep regret that ISAF advises that Heebum KWON, ISAF Council Member, passed away on Sunday 26 November 2003. Most recently he had been running the National Mistral Class Organisation in Korea.
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/Default.asp?newsid=525
National Associations vote on Future IFCA Structure
Article: http://ifca.internationalwindsurfing.com/page0001v01news21.htm
Document: http://ifca.internationalwindsurfing.com/page0104v01.htm


EVENT REPORTS
Speed records tumble on Big Wednesday!
Big Wednesday (3 December 2003) turned out to be a record setting day as the run of 46.24 knots by Finian Maynard sets a new windsurfing speed record and comes agonizingly close to the outright world record of 46.54 knots. David Garrel of France set a new French record with a time of 45.51 knots. Martin van Meurs set a new Dutch record with a time of 40.8 knots.
Big Wednesday results: http://www.mastersofspeed.com/results.php?lang=en&id=4
Articles and photos: http://www.mastersofspeed.com/
Worlds Mexico, Final Report and Results
For full results please go to: http://www.imco.org/page0103v01.htm
The PWA, Bonaire, Freestyle Finals King of the Caribbean 2003 2-9 December 2003
Ricardo Campello (JP, Neil Pryde) of Brazil won the men's title after winning the Gran Canaria and Bonaire events and placing fifth in Fuerteventura. Kauli Seadi (Naish, AHD) of Brazil took second overall for the year with Robby Swift (JP, Neil Pryde) of Britain finishing in third. The women's tour saw Daida Moreno (Mistral, North) of Spain pick up the title for the first time after a close fought battle with Karin Jaggi (F2, Arrows) of Switzerland, who took second with Iballa Moreno (Mistral, North) taking third.
http://www.pwaworldtour.com
2003 Women Cup
Year 2003 introduced a large number of newcomers to international formula racing. Six events of 2003 Women Cup gathered 53 competitors on the ranking list.
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=170&parent=165&grandparent=29&newsid=500
Windsurfing Euro-Cup 2003 - Final Report
The year 2003 has brought another great season for the Windsurfing Euro-Cup. A total of 7 regattas and over 200 different competitors.
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=170&parent=165&grandparent=29&newsid=493
UPCOMING EVENTS
2004 Mistral Asian Championship NoR now published
2004 Mistral Asian Championship - 2004 Mistral Asian Junior & Youth Championship & 2004 Raceboard Asian Championship
December 26th 2003 - January 3rd 2004, Daya Bay, Shenzhen, China
http://www.imco.org/page0193v01.htm
2004 Mistral European Championship NoR now published
2004 MISTRAL EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP - 2004 Mistral Youth European Championship - 2004 Mistral Junior European Championship Sopot, Poland June 2nd - 12th 2004.
http://www.imco.org/page0170v01.htm
FW Euro-Cup 2004 Calendar
http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/filez/article/031216/EC-Calendar2004.pdf
FOR OTHER EVENTS
View the Calendar: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=13&parent=3&grandparent=0
Reminder - Class fees for 2004 and Class Surveys
Invoices for National Association Class Fees 2004 were circulated on 3 December. Payment is due by 1 January 2004. Please be sure to complete and return the Questionnaires included. Contact details from this are included in the IWA Yearbook and on the IWA Website. It is important to keep this information up-to-date. We have added a "National Associations Champions 2003" section to help us to promote European and World Championships. Also we would be pleased to know of any events where you would welcome competitors from outside your country. Thank you to those Associations who have responded promptly.
AND FINALLY . . .
The IWA wishes everyone a peaceful and happy time over Christmas and good sailing in 2004!
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