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THE WINDSURFING NEWSLETTER No 19 APRIL 2003

2003 PWA CHAIRMAN'S REPORT - key issues and other news.
The Olympic windsurfing equipment should change for 2008 , the majority of the brands want tight measurement tolerances to be established (not a One-Design Class) and the majority want a free builder class....2003 PWA CHAIRMAN'S REPORT
2002 was a great year for the PWA
http://www.pwaworldtour.com/origcol.php3?articleid=213
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The IWA and its member classes engaged in a consultative process at the
end of last year to ensure that as many people within the industry as
possible could freely express their opinions in regard to the selection by
ISAF of new Olympic equipment. Naturally, it is impossible for everyone to
agree on everything, however, three key views were expressed by almost
everyone
a) The Olympic windsurfing equipment should change for 2008
b) The majority of the brands want tight measurement tolerances to be
established. Not a One-Design Class.
c) The majority want a free builder class
For a copy of the Summary, go to:
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/files/usercontent/pages/Executiv...

2003 ATHENS TEST EVENT
Released last week, the Notice of Race for the Athens 2003 Regatta is now
available in English, French and Greek on the Athens 2004 Website. Sailed
from the Agios Kosmas Olympic Sailing Centre in Hellinikon, Athens, from
10 - 28 August, the event will be a final opportunity for organisers to
test and check the infrastructure leading up to the 2004 Olympic Games in
a competitive environment. An intensive building plan has been underway in
Athens in order to develop the facilities needed to run the highest level
of competition. Entries are limited to one per nation.
Greek http://www.athens2004.com/page/default.asp?la=1&id=11091
English http://www.athens2004.com/page/default.asp?la=2&id=11091
French http://www.athens2004.com/page/default.asp?la=3&id=11091
Related Websites
Official Athens 2004 Website http://www.athens2004.com
ISAF Olympic Pages http://www.sailing.org/olympic

ANTI-DOPING ISSUES
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has just launched a
regenerated medical and anti-doping section of their website. Please go
to: http://www.sailing.org/menu.asp?MenuID=d12~GB`w5-h9,0GxSu7N4XzO~J

ATHLETE PARTICIPATION PROGRAMME - REMINDER TO MNA'S
In 2002 ISAF introduced the "Athlete Participation Programme", providing
financial support to assist athletes from developing sailing nations to
participate in an ISAF Event. In 2003 the Athlete Participation Programme
has been made available for athletes wishing to participate in the 2003
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship taking place from 17-26 July 2003 in
Madeira, Portugal.
For more information contact Vicky Jinks at vicky@isaf.co.uk
Related Articles
ISAF Funds Athlete Participation Programme, 6 March
http://www.sailing.org/Article_content.asp?ArticleID=4060
Related Webpages
2003 ISAF Youth World Sailing Championship Website
http://www.worldyouthsailingmadeira.com

No excuse for sailors not having sail numbers!
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/Default.asp?newsid=191

2003 MAJOR EVENTS
2003 Petit Navire European FW Championships, Douarnenez, France, 3-8 May 2003
The organisation for the FW Europeans in Douarnenez announce officially
that the winner of the lottery will go away with a Renault Twingo.
Together with Euro 20,000 prize money, this event promises to be one of
the most interesting of the year. The concept of the lottery is based on
your daily results, those results will give you a certain amount of
numbers, the better you are the more numbers you will get, in any case
everybody from the first one to the last one will get numbers, you still
have a big chance to win a car with a value over Euro 10,000
Notice of Race: http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/read.php?type=nor&id=3
Enter on-line:
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=245&parent=94&g...
Youths:
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=247&parent=94&g...

Mistral European Championship, Palermo Mondello, Sicily, Italy, May 5-14
Accommodation during the Mistral European championships can be booked
through Roberta Delfino at special rates. Roberta can send you a list of
all Hotels in Mondello where the race will take place and in Palermo,
close to Mondello.
robertadelfino@libero.it
Notice of race: http://imco.org/regatta/03mecNoR.htm
Enter on line:
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=212&parent=94&g...

2003 MEC - Coach Boat Charters.. the latest
There are no more coachboats for rental at Euro 75 per day. If you wish to
charter a boat, it is recommended that you contact the organisers
immediately to secure one at the very best price now available. E-Mail albaria@tin.it
Formula Festival - Lake Garda, Italy - July 7-12
includes 2003 IFWC YOUTH WORLDS & Championship Formula Racing for Junior,
Espoir and Master
Youth & Juniors compete on ASA boards (with limited rig sizes) taken from
the 2003 FW list (now on the IFWC website)
Espoir & Masters equipment according to Class rules : any board from the
Official list

Raceboard Worlds (inc 7.5 & Unlimited) - Greece ? July 19-26
Notice of Race: http://www.raceboard.org/03RcbrdWrldsNoR.htm
Enter on line:
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=242&parent=94&g...

Aloha, Mistral & Raceboard Junior, Youth & Masters Europeans - Puck, Poland ? August
2-9
Notice of Race: http://imco.org/regatta/03JYMeuroNoR.htm
Enter on line: (MYEC & RB):
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=244&parent=94&g...
Enter on line: (Aloha & MJEC):
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=243&parent=94&g...

IFCA American Continentals - Freestyle, Formula and Slalom - Magdalen Islands -
Canada Week ? August
25-30

Mistral Worlds - Cadiz, Spain ? September 11-22
Notice of Race: http://imco.org/regatta/03MWCnor.htm

Formula Worlds - Sardinia, early October 2003.

IFCA Worlds - Wave-Freestyle and Racing, Slalom - Hyeres, France, 22-26 October

Aloha, Mistral & Raceboard Junior, Youth & Masters Worlds Merida, Yucatan, Mexico ?
November 29-Dec 6
Pre-Notice of Race: http://imco.org/regatta/03Pre-JYMwcNoR.htm

FOR MORE EVENTS, GO TO
The Windsurfing Event Calendar at:
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=13&parent=3&gra...

Windsurfing Euro-Cup Porto Santo - Currently On
Follow the competition online on the official Website of the Windsurfing
Euro-Cup www.euro-cup.org and on the FW Class Website www.formulawindsurfing.org.
Windsurfing Euro-Cup Cagliari/Sardinia (Italy) confirmed
The event will take place at its traditional slot at the end of May. The
exact date is from Wednesday 28 May to Saturday 31 May. Further details
will be published in the Notice of Race which should be online within the
next days. The pre registration is possible on the official Website of the
Windsurfing Euro-Cup http://www.euro-cup.org/

King of the Cape Freestyle Pro-Am, June 6-8 2003, Cape Cod
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/Default.asp?newsid=187

South Pacific Games 28 June-12 July 2003
The South Pacific Games is the Pacific version of the Mediterranean Games
& are every 4 years. This year Fiji will be hosting the Games of which 22
countries will be participating. The sailing events are the Olympic Class
held on Mistral One-Design boards (Men & Women) + Hobie 16 & Lasers.
Windsurfing has been a South Pacific Games event since 1987 when the games
were held in Noumea/New Caledonia.
http://www.spg2003.com/

Festival International du Vent de la Baie de Beauport - August 15-18
A new event has just been added to the 2003 sailing season - the "FESTIVAL
INTERNATIONAL DU VENT DE LA BAIE DE BEAUPORT" which will feature Pro and
Amateur Formula and Amateur Slalom. Other fleets may be included. This
will be an annual event held in the broad tidal harbour of Canada's most
beautiful city, La Ville de Québec, also famous for its shopping and
night-life. $10,000 in prizes (TBC). Ample camping on site is available as
well plenty of nearby accommodation for all budgets. Information: contact
Eric Girard - Call 418-802-7997 or E-mail: ericgkc63@aol.com or Windsurfing Canada,
John Darling - Call: 416-928-3086 E-Mail: johndarling130@hotmail.co

Tunisian Sailing Federation looking for one coach
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/Default.asp?newsid=192
FURTHER INFORMATION SOURCES:
IWA WEBSITE: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com
Aloha: http://alohaclass.org
Formula Windsurfing: http://www.formulawindsurfing.org
IFCA: http://users.pandora.be/the.webbit.nv1/ifca/
IMCO: http://www.imco.org
MJOD: http://www.imco.org/junior/Junior%20Frameset.htm
PWA: http://www.pwaworldtour.com/
Raceboard: http://www.raceboard.org
ISAF: http://www.sailing.org/

E-mail contact:
aloha@internationalwindsurfing.com - Marc Cardon - Aloha Class
Chairman
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
mailto:MJOD@internationalwindsurfing.com - Rory Ramsden - MJOD Class Secretary
PWA@internationalwindsurfing.com - Phil McGain - PWA Chairman
Raceboard@internationalwindsurfing.com - Rory Ramsden - Raceboard Class
Secretary
rory@internationalwindsurfing.com - Rory Ramsden - IWA Executive
Secretary
iwaoffice@internationalwindsurfing.com - Annie Smith - IWA Administrative
Secretary
measurers@internationalwindsurfing.com
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