IWA WEBNEWS No 8. MAY 2002

IWA WEBNEWS No 8. MAY 2002
FURTHER INFORMATION SOURCES:

IWA WEBSITE: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com
Aloha: http://alohaclass.tripod.com/
Formula Windsurfing: http://www.formulawindsurfing.org
IFCA: http://users.pandora.be/the.webbit.nv1/ifca/
IMCO/MJOD: http://www.imco.org
PWA: http://www.pwaworldtour.com/
ISAF: http://www.sailing.org/

E-mail contact:
IWA OFFICE: info@internationalwindsurfing.com
IWA RACE OFFICE: raceoffice@internationalwindsurfing.com

INDEX: IWA Yearbook is Now Available
Largs
First AGM of the International Windsurfing
Association
Aloha
Raceboard
FW
MJOD Annual General Meeting
2002 Mistral Youth & Junior World Championships/Mistral Masters
Gold Cup
Formula Windsurfing & European Championships 2002
IMCO Nations Cup 2002 & Sicily Grand Prix
FW Women Training Camp Lake Garda
Formula Windsurfing Euro Cup
IFCA World Championships 2002
PWA
Mistral European Championship
Mistral World Championship
Daily Reports From 34th Edition Of La Semaine Olympique
Francaise, Hyeres
Inaugural Commonwealth Sailing Championships
IMCO Breaking News
Chilli Resurrected From The Ashes?
Welcome To The CCWA Announce Mailing List
IWA Administrative Matters
IWA YEARBOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE
The IWA Yearbook contains all the sections you would normally expect to find
in the individual Class Association’s handbooks – including Class Rules,
Committee Members, Address Books, Constitution, AGM Minutes and much more.
This will be sent free of charge to all ISAF Member National Authorities,
elected windsurfing class officials, and IWA member national class &
windsurfing associations. Other individuals who wish to receive a copy are
required to pay Euro 20 per copy plus post and packing (see IWA
Administrative Matters below):
Please contact the IWA office on info@internationalwindsurfing.com
If you wish to download the yearbook of your choice please go to the
following URLs.
IMCO http://www.imco.org/zip/imcoYB.zip
MJOD http://www.imco.org/zip/MJOD.zip
IFCA http://users.pandora.be/the.webbit.nv1/ifca/

LARGS
FIRST AGM OF THE INTERNATIONAL WINDSURFING ASSOCIATION -
The first AGM of the International Windsurfing Association will be held at
Largs, Scotland at the beginning of the Windsurfing World Championships
2002. Each paid up National Association will be able to send a delegate for
every class it represents and now is the time to put some thought to and get
involved in this very important meeting. We envisage papers for discussion
regarding the future direction of our sport, including the Olympic choice.
Official Notice and full details will be given in the next Web News but
ample opportunity after publication will be given to contribute.
ALOHA
Aloha coaches and sailors are reminded that the u-15 category for Aloha
Classic has been reinstated in the 2002 World Championships. Full details
will be published in the Notice of Race which will follow this publication
of Web News. As a consequence there will not be a Techno Junior class as
was introduced for the first time in Ostia in 2001. I am sure this decision
will meet with the unanimous approval of all those national associations
that have supported the class since its inception.
RACEBOARD
4 world titles to be competed for at Largs – Raceboard Men and Women,
Raceboard Unlimited (open) and Raceboard Masters (open). These classes are
particularly strong in the UK and competitors from around the world will be
warmly welcomed by a very strong contingent from the UK who have every
intention of making this the best Raceboard World Championships ever.
FW
In addition to the Formula World Championships for youth boy and youth
girls, there are categories available for Espoir (u22) and Junior (u17).
Notice of Race to be published following the Web News.

MJOD ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Puerto Sherry, Cadiz, SpainURL:

http://imco.org/newfeatures/article_2002_05_3_1202.php

The second Mistral Junior One Design Annual General Meeting will be held
during the Mistral Youth & Junior World Championship in Puerto Sherry,
Cadiz, Spain. Please accept this notice as the official preliminary advice
that the meeting will be held. Nations who have paid their annual fee on
behalf of their MJOD Class are eligible to vote. All other interested
parties are welcome to attend as observers.
If you, a national MJOD Class Association, would like to put forward a
proposal for consideration by the AGM, please do not hesitate to send it, by
June 1st 2002 to the IMCO Executive Office at 1 King’s Close, Lymington,
Hampshire SO41 9LU England Tel: +44 1590 688081 E-Mail;
IMCO_International@compuserve.com

THE 2002 MISTRAL YOUTH & JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
WITH THE MISTRAL MASTERS GOLD CUP are both due to take place in Puerto Santa
Maria, Cadiz, Spain from July 6th to 13th. The good news is that bed and
breakfast is free to the first 150 competitors to register. A limited number
of coaches will be able to benefit from this special offer as well. To make
your budget go even further free transfers from Jerez International Airport
have been arranged for competitors and their equipment on specified days
before and after the championship. For all the details, take a look at the
NoR at http://www.imco.org/regatta/2002JYMNoR.htm and download the forms
from www.imco.org/regatta/02JYMforms.htm. Please ensure you send the forms
to the correct addresses as shown on the forms.Thanks must go to the local
organisers, Mundo Vela Cadiz & The Andalusian Sailing Federation, for coming
up with this great offer. Good planing conditions and bright sunshine are
expected for the week. Sounds like an opportunity not to be missed, doesn’t
it? So if you are from age 10 to … well, at least six times that now is
the time to start finalising your plans to attend.Don’t forget to fax your
competition entry to Annie Smith in the IWA Office on +44 (0) 2392 468831.
Do not send it to the IMCO office. To avoid confusion, the IMCO fax has been
temporarily disconnected. In the meantime, please e-mail
rory.ramsden@btopenworld.com or call +44 1590 688081 for further
information.

FORMULA WINDSURFING

http://www.formulawindsurfing.org

List of provisionally approved 2002 formula windsurfing sails for
international events is now available.
FORMULA WINDSURFING CLASS EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2002 14th to 19th May,
Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal
For details, event reports go to

http://www.overpower.net/euroFW02/index.html

A last minute reminder that entries should be sent to Annie at the IWA
Office by fax +44 23 9246 8831 or via e-mail.

IMCO NATIONS CUP 2002 & SICILY GRAND PRIX
15/19 May 2002 – MONDELLO Italy URL:

http://imco.org/newfeatures/article_2002_05_3_1810.php

The 2002 Edition of Windsurf Festival is scheduled to take place from
13th – 19th May in Mondello, Sicily- IMCO NATIONS CUP 2002 will held from
15th until 19th May 2002- SICILY GRAN PRIX (individual regatta) will held
from 18th until 19th May 2002Competitors can enter the Windsurf Nations Cup;
the best 2 final results of the competitors of the same country will be
scored for the Windsurf Nations Cup Ranking List. This top 50 competitors
will also run the individual international IMCO regatta the Sicily Grand
Prix races on the 18th and 19th May with other competitors registered for
the Sicily Grand Prix only (Ranking ISAF).
Those wishing to enter this event which attracts enormous media interest
around the world should contact Albaria Windsurfing Club at the very
earliest opportunity. Please visit the event web site at www.albaria.com
for information about the last edition of Windsurf Festival.
FACILITIES: Special travel facilities will be available for international
competitors depending on their race results at international regattas.
Requests for support shall be sent to Albaria Windsurfing Club. The
Organising Authority will consider all requests and will reply by E-mail or
fax, indicating special budgets or possible reimbursements of parts of the
travel expenses.TRAVEL: You can reach Mondello by air (Punta Raisi airport
Palermo – 20 Km away from Mondello or Catania airport – 200 km. away from
Mondello), by ferry from Genoa, Livorno, Napoli or Cagliari, by train to
Palermo Central Station.
The Sicily Grand Prix is open to all competitors.
FOR INFORMATION:
ALBARIA Windsurfing CLUB – VIALE REGINA ELENA 83 – 90149 PALERMO -
ITALY.TEL++39+91-6843785 – 453595 FAX++39+91-6844483 E-mail: albaria@tin.it
Web Site: www.albaria.com

FW WOMEN TRAINING CAMP
LAKE GARDA, MALCESINE, ITALY,
22-25 APRIL, 2002
"This camp is a really positive thing and it is so great to meet girls
sailing from so many countries. Also that many are so young! This is
especially nice for the ones of us that almost never before have had the
chance so sail formula with other girls. So this is the first step on the
way! 14 girls from so many nations are really amazing and lots of fun! Four
days of work brought major improvements into their performance on the water
and gave the knowledge for the future racing." To read more and to view
photos go to: http://www.women.formulaworlds.com/

FORMULA WINDSURFING EURO CUP
"Perfect racing on Lake Garde in front of the beautiful city of Malcesine."
For news from the Formula Windsurfing Euro Cup on Lake Garda (ITA) which
began on 29 April go to: http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/
"The wind kicked in around 14:00 hours on the first day of racing for the
first Formula Windsurfing Euro Cup event of the new season. There are 97
men and 15 women participating in this first event. It is the first in the
new ‘Women Cup’ series of events that will give an overall Women’s Formula
ranking at the end of the year."
Next event Travemünde, Germany 8-12 May.

IFCA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
2002 20th to 25th August,
Westende, Belgium
The Notice of Race has been published on the IFCA Website:
http://users.pandora.be/the.webbit.nv1/ifcaThis will be a combined World
Championship (freestyle and racing) and EuroCup event.
Also the latest PRODUCTION BOARD LIST – Updated 17 April 2002

PWA
PWA Freestyle Qualifier Neuesiedler See Austria 26-30 April 2002 – "a breeze
from the past eventually came back here in Podersdorf (Austria) at the
kick-off of the Freestyle season"
2002 Gran Canaria Vargas Aguimes PWA Wave Grand Prix – "the contest fired
into spectacular action on the North shore of Gran Canaria in epic side
shore conditions"
Leucate France 16-21 April 2002 and, To view results, pictures and reports
on events so far -

http://www.pwaworldtour.com/

Also for previews of Upcoming Events: King of the Cape 7-9 June 2002 Cape
Cod, USA

MISTRAL EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
MEN Qualifiers up to May 3rd 2002
URL: http://www.imco.org/regatta/ 02Eqlfm.pdf

MISTRAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
MEN Qualifiers up to May 3rd 2002
URL: http://www.imco.org/regatta/ 02wqlfm.pdf

DAILY REPORTS FROM 34TH EDITION OF LA SEMAINE OLYMPIQUE FRANCAISE, HYERES
Day 2: http://imco.org/newfeatures/article_2002_04_23_5510.php
Day 3: http://imco.org/newfeatures/article_2002_04_24_1050.php
Day 5: http://www.imco.org/newfeatures/article_2002_04_25_4129.php
Results: http://hyeres.ffvoile.net/INAUGURAL

COMMONWEALTH SAILING CHAMPIONSHIPS
URL: http://imco.org/newfeatures/article_2002_05_1_0609.php
Port Phillip, which is one of the worlds’ best open expanses of water for
yacht racing, is the focal point "downunder" in Melbourne Australia
for the
conduct of world standard yacht racing. Over the years numerous
International sailing events and regattas have been held on Port Phillip.
This year’s Sail Melbourne regatta attracted 1200 competitors, representing
21 countries. The Olympic & Invited classes event held at Sandringham Yacht
Club was an outstanding success with racing conducted in the eleven Olympic
sailing disciplines. There was extensive media coverage both nationally and
internationally. The Sail Melbourne website attracted 577,000 during the
regatta period.
In January 2003 Sail Melbourne will be conducting the inaugural Commonwealth
Sailing Championships for:
* Mistral men and women
* Laser Radial for women
* Laser Men’s
* Hobie 16 mixed men and women
* 470 men and women
The championships, which will be held at Sandringham Yacht Club following on
from the Olympic & Invited Classes event, will commence on Saturday January
18th and conclude on Thursday January 23rd 2003. Entrants in the
Commonwealth Championships will also be able to compete in the Sail
Melbourne regatta which will be preceded by a two day coaching session
conducted by the Australian Yachting Federation team led by Victor
Kovalenko.
Participation in the two "back to back" International Sailing events
will
provide entrants with top level competition including the opportunity to
become a Commonwealth Champion. Charter boats will be available.
Sandringham Yacht Club is well experienced in hosting major events. It is a
central venue with excellent facilities. A wide range of accommodation and
services are available within the close vicinity.
Kevin Wood
Chairman Sail Melbourne Management Committee
Email: info@sailmelbourne.com.au Website: www.sailmelbourne.com.au/

IMCO BREAKING NEWSA new feature has been added to the IMCO website. The
newly introduced content management system will enable the very latest news
to be added to the site with the minimum of effort. To access the latest
news go to http://imco.org/breakingnews.php or visit the IMCO website at
http://www.imco.org/ go to the "News" drop down menu at the top of
the page
and scroll down until you reach "Breaking News". We will do our best
to add
informative windsurfing related news as often as possible. In the meantime,
if you have any information that you think the world should know about
please do not hesitate to send it to rory.ramsden@btopenworld.com

CHILLI RESURRECTED FROM THE ASHES?
Chilli Trading Update
Dear Friends & Colleagues,
As will now be known, Sportsworld Media Group Plc, the Parent Company that
acquired Chilli Industries in 1999, went into administrative receivership in
early April. In consequence, as a result of matters outside its control and
through no fault of its own, Chilli was also forced into receivership. This
resulted in devastation, disappointment and disbelief amongst the Chilli
Team.Notwithstanding this, the core Chilli crew has remained together to
recreate what was special about Chilli. There has been much hard work and
commitment shown over these last weeks and, despite the difficulties, it
makes me proud to be involved with such a team.In consequence I have the
pleasure to announce that the same Crew and Production Team that have
delivered the quality production values on which the Chilli name was built,
will now carry on in a new form. The management team, through our new
company Speed 9105 Ltd., have acquired the rights, titles and license
agreements to the Chilli Video Catalogue including the back catalogue of
Chilli TV programming. As of today, we are known as "Speed 9105" trading
as
"Chilli Media" remaining ‘Chilli’ through and through.These last few
weeks
have been difficult times. Despite this I have been surprised and touched at
the incredible loyalty and positive attitude many have demonstrated. We are
dedicated to get ‘Chilli’ back to what it was and support the people who
made it. The future is bright.The core elements of the new Chilli group
business will be:Chilli Media headed up by myself, Dan AtkinsØ TV – Sales
& DistributionØ Chilli Video – Sales and distributionØ Chilli
Marketing & SponsorshipChilli TV headed up by Emma SmithØ TV &
Video
ProductionØ News & Highlights Production and DistributionChilli Design
-
headed up by Dave MarcarØ Chilli Design have a wide knowledge of software
and styles. Dave Marcar and his team have produced everything from brand id’
s through to event themes, brochures, video sleeves, TV graphics and art
direction for many major brands.The Chilli facilities in France will now be
owned and operated on an independent basis with Steve Hulatt (whom we have
worked with for 15 years) and Louie Hubbard (whom we have worked with for 6
years). We will continue to work with Louie and Steve on a number of Chilli
Projects.Please call if you have any questions; wish to discuss our
short-term plans and/or to explore ways we can to work together.
Best regards,
Dan Atkins,
Director, Chilli Media
Gainsborough House, 2 Sheen Road, Richmond, UK, TW9 1AE
+44 (0) 208 973 2440
switchboard +44 (0) 208 973 2441
fax+44 (0) 208 973 2439
direct dial
mobile +44 (0) 7979 537 458

WELCOME TO THE CCWA ANNOUNCE MAILING LIST
The Cape Cod Windsurfing Association (CCWA) has created the "announcement
mailing list" for the sole purpose of spreading information about their
association. If you have would like to subscribe or have any announcements
you would like to include on this list, please email:
info@capecodwindsurfing.org or visit their website for news of events:

http://www.capecodwindsurfing.org

IWA ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS
E-MAIL iwaoffice@cs.com has changed to iwaoffice@btopenworld.com
Please note the change of e-mail address above arising from the closure of
the Compuserve 2000 service. This does not affect any of the addresses at
"internationalwindsurfing.com".
AVOIDING VIRUSES
There has been a spate of e-mail viruses lately. Please be aware that as a
matter of policy we do not open e-mail with attachments that have no message
text, especially where the sender’s address is not recognised. Also beware
of those e-mails that apparently come from someone you know but have an
underscore _ preceding their address; and also "returned mails" with
attachments.
ENTRIES AND PAYMENTS
IMCO FAX LINEJust a reminder that the IMCO fax line has been temporarily
discontinued to make sure that all entries for upcoming events are sent to
the IWA office at +44 2392 468831
"INTERNATIONALWINDSURFING.COM"
Our new web site is almost ready to go live and in order to speed up the
process the current site has not been maintained as it should have been.
Once the new site is up you should be able to enter events and pay with
credit cards (Mastercard and Visa) on line. Thank you for your patience.
IWA YEARBOOK POSTAGE RATES
UK – second class – Euro 4.07
UK – first class – Euro 4.69
Europe – Euro 6.18
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria (EU), Azerbaijan, Azores (EU),
Balearic Islands (EU), Belarus, Belgium (EU), Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria,
Canary Islands, Corsica (EU), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark (EU),
Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland (EU), France (EU), Georgia, Germany (EU),
Gibraltar, Greece (EU), Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Irish Republic (EU),
Italy (EU), Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,
Luxembourg (EU), Macedonia, Madeira (EU) Malta, Moldova, Monaco (EU),
Netherlands (EU), Norway, Poland, Portugla (EU), Romania, Russia, San
Marino, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain (EU), Spitzbergen, Sweden (EU),
Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vatican,
Yugoslavia
Zone 1 – Euro 9.24
All countries not listed
Zone 2 – Euro 9.92
Australia, Belau, China, East Timor, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Japan,
Kiribati, Korea, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Federated States, Mongolia,
Nauru Island, New Caledonia, New Zealand and Island Territories, Norfolk
Island, Nth Mariana Island, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Island,
Samoa, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wake Island, Wallis
and Futuna Is, Western Samoa

TO INCLUDE YOUR ARTICLES IN THE NEXT ISSUE OF IWA WEBNEWS PLEASE FORWARD TO
info@internationalwindsurfing.com by 31 May 2002

IWA WebNews: Published by the International Windsurfing Association
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are not necessarily those of the IWA Executive. We rely on the knowledge and
honesty of our contributors.

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