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THE WINDSURFING NEWSLETTER
Issue #41 – February 2005  

A New Year – and some changes
Greg Johns (AUS) is elected President for 2005 and joins the
Board of Directors.
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=170&parent=165&grandparent=29&newsid=963

National Class Associations should all have received invoices for 2005 subscriptions – the fee structure has been simplified and is fairer to all.  

Soon to be published: Associate Membership Scheme, 2005 Yearbook, and Windsurfing Edition of RRS 2005/2008
All websites are being improved.

ISAF World Sailing Rankings – Mistral Men & Women – 2 February 2005
The first ranking release of 2005, the Mistral will continue to feature in the ISAF World Sailing Rankings until the new Olympic equipment the Neil Pryde RS:X replaces it in the coming months. Go to IMCO website for news of the
Mistral Men and Mistral Women.
NeilPryde RS:X – Launch Update
There has been a great deal of excitement and speculation following the recent announcement that NeilPryde Ltd have successfully bid to supply the next generation of Olympic Windsurfing boards and rigs. There are however, a number of important issues that we would like to clarify in response to the questions and enquiries we have received regarding the RS:X programme

http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=170&parent=165&grandparent=29&newsid=961

Production Board Registrations
New instructions have been published by ISAF for Production Board Registrations. At the forefront of this revision have been representatives of IFCA and the International Raceboard Class. The changes reflect the latest developments in board production and will encourage the development of competitive windsurfing in all disciplines – RACE, SLALOM, FREEWAVE and SPEED.
Key features: for IFCA, the revisions encourage multi brand participation, with sensible fees for board ranges (up to 5 models per range per fee);
for RACEBOARD, the opportunity for manufacturers of the new breed of ‘Hybrid’ boards to participate in developing racing.
Visit the websites for more details –
Raceboard & IFCA.
Championship Rules 2005
All Classes have now published Championship Rules for 2005, with the exception of IFCA which is imminent.

Aloha, IMCO, MJOD, & Raceboard Classes all follow the same set of rules but please note the recent amendment in respect of Aloha

7. SAIL INSIGNIAS has been amended as follows: 7.1 National letters & sail numbers shall be black in colour and placed back to back on an opaque white background immediately above batten #4 (#3 for Aloha).

Class Rules 2005
All Classes have now published their Class Rules 2005

The Outright Nautical Mile Record
The WSSR Council annouces the ratification of a new World Record
http://ifca.internationalwindsurfing.com/page0023v01.htm

New IFCA Logo?
Raceboard Class has a new logo and now the IFCA executive has launched a competition to create a new IFCA logo

http://ifca.internationalwindsurfing.com/page0001v01news137.htm

FW View from the Chair
http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/story.php?id=77

Barbara Kendall
New Zealand board-sailing legend, Barbara KENDALL has been appointed to the Athletes’ Commission of the International Olympic Committee.
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/Default.asp?newsid=972

UPCOMING EVENTS
Please keep the IWA informed of up-coming events
Send your info to:  iwaoffice@internationalwindsurfing.com.  As more and more dates are confirmed they are being added to the calendar:  
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=13&parent=3&grandparent=0
2005 New Zealand Formula & Slalom Windsurfing Nationals
11th – 14th FEBRUARY 2005 Otago Harbour Dunedin, New Zealand – FW ranking 3
For Notice of Race & Entry Form go to
www.windsurfingnz.org or email Tony Limburg info@watercooled.co.nz”
Langkawi International Regatta Perdana 23-27 February 2005
Hotel Tiara Waterfront

http://www.sailing.org.my/kedah/
20th Annual Calema Midwinters – 3-6 March 2005
http://www.calema.com/events.html

MPPP / PSC International Regatta, 4-6 March 2005 – FW Ranking 3
Penang Swimming Club situated at Tanjung Bungah, Malaysia. Classes for Windsurfing – Formula and Raceboard.
Email:
sailing@penangswimclub.com
Formula Asian Championships, 03-08 April ’05 – FW Ranking 1
Japan, Gamagori Aichi – Racing

E-mail: y-chiba@alphasports.co.jp

EVENT REPORTS
UKWA Indoor Championships, London
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=390&parent=389&grandparent=29

2005 Sail Melbourne – Olympic & Invited Classes Regatta
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=391&parent=389&grandparent=29

The 2005 Schroders London Boat Show PWA Indoor Windsurfing Championships
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=392&parent=389&grandparent=29

FW Oceanic ChampionshipsAustralia, Melbourne
http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/event.php?id=25

FOR OTHER EVENTS
View the Calendar:
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=13&parent=3&grandparent=0
































THE WINDSURFING NEWSLETTER
Issue #42 – March 2005  

IWA ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP
IWA has launched an Associate Membership scheme aiming to unite the windsurfing industry and associated professions behind a central, focal point for competitive windsurfing – the IWA.

http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=405&parent=2&grandparent=0
IWA Yearbook
The yearbook is going to print and will be despatched soon.  Each National Association will automatically receive one copy.  Please contact
iwaoffice@internationalwindsurfing.com if you require more than one.
Germany selects BIC Techno 293 One Design as official Youth Board
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/Default.asp?newsid=995

Aloha – Rig Test Event France
The French sailing federation propose a test event to choose a one design rig for BIC 293 OD under 15. April 19 – 22, Hyeres with coaches and young windsurfers under 15.

http://aloha.internationalwindsurfing.com/page0059v01.htm

Neil Pryde launch new RS:X website
The new website for the NP RS:X will be the reference point for all matters concerning the Neil Pryde RS:X.
http://www.neilpryde.com/en/2005/rsx/rsx_news_16feb05.php

THE ISAF WORLD SAILING RANKINGS – Mistral
Release date: 4 March 2005

http://www.imco.org/page0001v01news335.htm
ISAF Executive Committee – February Minutes Published
More news re Neil Pryde RS:X – Read the extract from the minutes

http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/Default.asp?newsid=992

Production Board Registrations
New instructions have been published by ISAF for Production Board Registrations. At the forefront of this revision have been representatives of IFCA and the International Raceboard Class. The changes reflect the latest developments in board production and will encourage the development of competitive windsurfing in all disciplines – RACE, SLALOM, FREEWAVE and SPEED.
Key features: for IFCA, the revisions encourage multi brand participation, with sensible fees for board ranges (up to 5 models per range per fee);
for RACEBOARD, the opportunity for manufacturers of the new breed of ‘Hybrid’ boards to participate in developing racing.
Visit Class websites for more details:

Raceboard:  http://www.raceboard.org/
IFCA: http://ifca.internationalwindsurfing.com/
Staff wanted in the Maldives
We are looking for one Water Sport Center Manager and two Windsurfing Instructors to our new Water Sport Center on One & Only Reethi Rah in Republic of Maldives.

http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/Default.asp?newsid=994

UPCOMING EVENTS
Please keep the IWA informed of up-coming events
Send your info to:  iwaoffice@internationalwindsurfing.com.  As more and more dates are confirmed they are being added to the calendar:  
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=13&parent=3&grandparent=0
The Jeep Hawaii Pro – 28th March to the 4th April
“Jeep® acquires Title sponsorship of the PWA Hawaii Pro”

http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/Default.asp?newsid=996

ISA Speedsurfing Grand Prix Port St. Louis, France – 2 – 10 April 2005
The Notice of Race for the first stop of the 2005 ISA Speedsurfing Grand Prix Tour has been published. Entries to the amateurs fleet are still accepted, while the pro fleet is closed now.
More info on:
http://www.speedsurfing.org/
2005 RHODES EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – June 5th to June 12th 2005
lalisos, Rhodes, Greece

Notice of Race:
http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/nor.php?id=26
2005 IFCA Slalom European Championships – 22-26 June 2005
Provisional Notice of Race:  
http://ifca.internationalwindsurfing.com/page0162v01.htm
The full Notice of Race will be published by 15th March, latest.

IFCA wish to remind industry and sailors of the revised
ISAF Production Board Rules: http://www.sailing.org/default.asp?MenuID=7,qrGbk4971qOqF?JTv8x?zYpB/PUKA0Rj/eZeoBCDfs8VJLcYapctc6S1z3,XYf8?Fqyiypu35AMm9q4uSi91Az,~2`GITe7X?Kj/IZKg
which have been introduced to encourage industry participation, and increase the opportunity for sailors to compete in the slalom discipline.

Sopot Championships
Notices of Race have now been published, also
on-line entry, for 2005 ALOHA UNDER 15 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, 2005 MISTRAL YOUTH & JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, 2005 RACEBOARD MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP and RACEBOARD EUROPEANS.
See Class websites.

Formula Asian Championships, 03-08 April ’05 – FW Ranking 1
Please note that the NoR for the International Sailing Series, Celebration of EXPO 2005, has been amended

http://www.imco.org/page0222v01.htm

EVENT REPORTS
2005 NEW ZEALAND COURSE & SLALOM WINDSURFING NATIONALS
http://nationals.windsurfingnz.org/

FOR OTHER EVENTS
View the Calendar:
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=13&parent=3&grandparent=0
FURTHER INFORMATION SOURCES:
IWA Website:  
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/
Aloha:  
http://aloha.internationalwindsurfing.com/
Formula Windsurfing:  
http://www.formulawindsurfing.org
IFCA:  
http://ifca.internationalwindsurfing.com/
IMCO:  
http://www.imco.org/page0001v01.htm
MJOD:  
http://mjod.imco.org/
Raceboard:  
http://www.raceboard.org
ISAF:  
http://www.sailing.org/
 E-MAIL CONTACT:
aloha@internationalwindsurfing.com
- Rory Ramsden – Aloha Class Secretary
FW@internationalwindsurfing.com
- Ceri Williams – IFWC Class Chairman
IFCA@internationalwindsurfing.com
- Bruno de Wannemaeker – IFCA Class Chairman
imco@internationalwindsurfing.com
- Rory Ramsden – IMCO Class Secretary
MJOD@internationalwindsurfing.com
- Rory Ramsden – MJOD Class Secretary
Raceboard@internationalwindsurfing.com
- Rory Ramsden – Raceboard Class Secretary
rory@internationalwindsurfing.com
- Rory Ramsden – IWA Executive Secretary
iwaoffice@internationalwindsurfing.com -
Annie Smith – IWA Administrative Secretary
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