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Windsurf E-News: 35 - August 2004
IFCA /IFWC TAIWAN EVENT POSTPONED
Due to unforeseen circumstances and uncertain political situation in the region, IFCA and IFWC have taken the decision to postpone this year's event in the Penghu Islands, Taiwan.
The Organisers hope to return with an event in 2005. In the meantime IFCA are working to reschedule the 2004 Slalom Worlds later in the year, all options are being explored.
ALOHA CLASS CHOOSE NEW BOARD
The Aloha Class AGM (3rd August, Bulgaria) approved a proposal to replace the existing equipment (no longer produced) with the BIC Techno 293D. The decision followed a Trial of equipment prior to the recent Worlds and a recommendation by the evaluation team.
Preliminary report: http://aloha.internationalwindsurfing.com/page0054v01.htm
Full report will be published soon

Four AGM's in August
Points of note from the FW AGM have been posted: http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/
Minutes of AGM's will be posted on the relevant Class websites as soon as possible.

The IMCO forum is now LIVE
Join the "Olympic debate" and share your views
http://www.imco.org/forum/

The ISAF World Sailing Rankings - Released 3 August 2004
Julien Bontemps (FRA) and Faustine Merret (FRA) remain at the top of the list
http://www.sailing.org/rankings/

Athens 2004 - Preview Mistral Men and Women
http://www.imco.org/page0001v01news276.htm
http://www.sailing.org/olympics2004/results/news2595.html

IFCA 2004 AGM
The IFCA 2004 Annual General Meeting obviously will not now be held in Taiwan in September! A new date and venue will be advised as soon as possible.
Agenda: http://ifca.internationalwindsurfing.com/page0128v01.htm

ISAF ROLEX WORLD SAILOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS - NOMINATIONS INVITED
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=170&parent=165&grandparent=29&newsid=780

Formula Board Registration
A reminder that Formula board registration deadline is 30 September and that all forms should be returned to the ISAF Secretariat by this date. Please contact Sebastian Edmonds for forms or advice: bas@isaf.co.uk

ISAF Windsurfing Equipment Evaluation Part III
Following on from the ISAF Mid-Year meetings, Part III of the Olympic Windsurfing Equipment Evaluation will be held in England from 16-19 September 2004.
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=170&parent=165&grandparent=29&newsid=770

UPCOMING EVENTS

Oeiras Windsurfing Euro-Cup - 25-29 August, Portugal
http://www.overpower.net/oeiras_eurocup2004/home.asp

2004 FreeWave World Championships
2004 FreeWave World Championships
Guincho, Portugal - Freestyle & Wave Performance - 31st August to 4th September.
http://ifca.internationalwindsurfing.com/page0001v01news65.htm
Event website: http://www.overpower.net/ifca2004/default.htm
Notice of Race: http://ifca.internationalwindsurfing.com/page0117v01.htm
on-line registration with credit card payment: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=310&parent=94&grandparent=3

Formula Windsurfing Youth & Master World Championships 2004 and Formula Windsurfing Women Cup
Dranske / Ruegen (Germany) from Wednesday September 15th to Sunday September 19th.
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=170&parent=165&grandparent=29&newsid=709

EVENT REPORTS

2004 Worlds, Nessebar, Bulgaria, 31 July - 8 August
Mistral Youth Men: NZL-414 David Robertson
Mistral Youth Women: ITA-46 Flavia Tartaglini - Italy
Mistral Junior Boys: ITA-110 Fabian Heidegger - Italy
Mistral Junior Girls: ITA-54 Laura Linares - Italy
Aloha: ESP-19 Oliver Tom Schliemann - Spain
Raceboard Masters: ITA-1 Paco Wirz - Italy
RESULTS: http://www.bulsaf.bg
News and pictures: http://www.bg-sail.org/

2004 Formula Windsurfing ERA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Poland Leba, 2 - 8 August
Dorota and Micah - FW World Champions 2004!
Full results, reports and pictures are available at: http://www.windsurfingeracup.com/leba.php

Nordic Championship 2004 for Formula Windsurfing and Freestyle
Reports, photos and results: www.purjelautaliitto.net

Latvian Ansis Dale took the victory on Neil Pryde Baltic Cup
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/Default.asp?newsid=797

The 2004 Fuerteventura PWA Freestyle and Super X Grand Slam
Albeau left becalmed in second place as Pritchard holds his nerve to become first PWA Super X World Champion.
http://www.pwaworldtour.com/

XXXIV Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship
A double win for Poland as Zofia Klepacka takes Gold in the Mistral Girls and Kamil Lewandowski takes Gold in the Mistral Boys at the recent Youth Worlds.
For results and news, visit the official event site: http://www.worldyouthsailingpoland.com/

US Nationals
Reports and results available on FW Class website: http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/

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