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Windsurf E-News: 36 - September 2004
Olympic Games
Gal Fridman won Isreal's first ever Gold Medal, second was Nikolaos Kaklamanakis (GRE) and third Nick Dempsey (GBR)
Men's Results: http://www.sailing.org/olympics2004/EventHome.asp?id=mistralmen
In the Women, Faustine Merret of France took gold, Yin Jian of China took silver and Alessandra Sensini took bronze.
Women's Results: http://www.sailing.org/olympics2004/EventHome.asp?id=mistralwomen
Windsurfing History is Made!
Nikos KAKLAMANAKIS (GRE), 1996 Olympic Gold Medallist, was the torchbearer who lit the cauldron at the Olympic stadium during the opening ceremony of the 28th Olympic Games
http://www.imco.org/page0208v01news279.htm
The ISAF World Sailing Rankings - Released 3 September 2004
Julien Bontemps of France stays at the top of the Men's Mistral ranking, but moving up into second place is Olympic bronze medalist, Nick Dempsey of Great Britain, and Przemek Miarczynski of Poland is now third. In the women's, Faustine Merret of France remains at the top, whilst Alessandra Sensini ITA and Natasha Sturges GBR swop places in second and third place.
View the ranking lists in full: http://www.sailing.org/rankings/
FW Class AGM 2004
Minutes: http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/cstuff.php?what=agm2004minutes
Aloha Class AGM 2004
Minutes: http://aloha.internationalwindsurfing.com/page0055v01.htm
Raceboard AGM 2004
Minutes: http://www.raceboard.org/page0088v01.htm
Raceboard class awaits outcome of ISAF November conference to finalise change in rules to ensure alignment with potential new Olympic board. The AGM delegated authority to finalize new class measurements to the Raceboard Committee.
UPCOMING EVENTS
XVIII Campeonato Sudamericano de Windsurf
14-19 September, Formula and Slalom, Lago Calimo, Colombia. All welcome - winds are great, can only get better! For more info: velasyvientos@telesat.com.co or visit the website: www.velasyvientos.com
Formula Windsurfing Youth & Master World Championships 2004 and Formula Windsurfing Women Cup
Dranske / Ruegen (Germany) from Wednesday September 15th to Sunday September 19th.
Notice of Race and entry forms: http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/nor.php?id=23
Enter on line: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=325&parent=94&grandparent=3
IFCA SLALOM WORLDS
Sandown Bay, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom, 25-30 October 2004
International Funboard Class (IFCA) president, Bruno de Wannemaeker: " we are very pleased to introduce to the windsurfing community the first ever SLALOM World Championships at the WHITEAIR FESTIVAL 2004. The class has received a huge amount of support for its decision to focus on this discipline, and we are looking forward to this event as a launchpad for its continued development in 2005 and beyond ."
On line entry: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=328&parent=94&grandparent=0
Download forms and event information: http://ifca.internationalwindsurfing.com/page0129v01.htm
Whiteair website: http://www.whiteair.co.uk/
Formula Windsurfing Worlds 2005 in Melbourne
http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/story.php?id=69
EVENT REPORTS
2004 FreeWave World Championships
Guincho, Portugal - Freestyle & Wave Performance - 31st August to 4th September.
If only this had been a surf competition!
Reports: http://ifca.internationalwindsurfing.com/
Nestea PWA Hungarian World Cup
Four great races for the AmSlam but no wind for the Pros!
http://www.pwaworldtour.com/
Oeiras Windsurfing Euro-Cup - 25-29 August, Portugal
The winners: 1. Michael Polanowski POL-16, 2. Ross Wiliamss GBR-83, 3. Andrea Cucchi ITA-1.
Results, photos and more: http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/
The 2004 Gran Canaria PWA Super Grand Slam
Allen and Shreeve consolidate Aussie dominance in Gran Canaria, as light winds bring a relaxed finish to the first stop of the 2004 Nestea PWA World Windsurf Racing Tour
Scott McKercher, Daida Moreno and Kauli Seadi take the honors in Pozo wave and freestyle. While Campello and Daida take the overall 2004 world freestyle titles.
http://www.pwaworldtour.com/
Estonian Racing Championships
http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/news.php?id=801
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