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THE WINDSURFING NEWSLETTER MAY 2003 Issue #20

STEVEN FINALLY RETIRES FROM THE WORLD OF WINDSURFING, IWA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AGENDA, LIVE WEBCAST FROM PWA WINDSURFING WORLD TOUR and more
STEVEN FINALLY RETIRES FROM THE WORLD OF WINDSURFING
Steven Schrier has been going to retire for years but it seems he is now
making that final break! Read his letter. As you will see, he is not just
putting his feet up! All best wishes from the IWA to Steven and Sheila.
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=170&parent=165&grandparent=29&newsid=223
Please remove Steven from your mailing lists

IWA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AGENDA
The agenda for the IWA AGM has now been published. National Windsurfing
Associations and/or class associations are invited to send one delegate
each. The event will take place at 1830hrs at Torbole on Lake Garda, Italy
on Friday July 11th . For the full agenda, please go to:
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=10&parent=2&grandparent=0

LIVE WEBCAST FROM PWA WINDSURFING WORLD TOUR
The Professional Windsurfers Association announced today that the opening
Wave Grand Prix of the season will be broadcast live from Gran Canaria
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=170&parent=165&grandparent=29&newsid=225

http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/Default.asp?newsid=225

LATE CHANGE IN PAN AM GAMES CLASSES
At a time when containers are being loaded with boats for the Pan Am
Games, it was announced over the weekend that, "?only the Olympic Classes
i.e., Mistral Boards Masculine, Mistral Boards Feminine and Laser
Masculine, will be able to compete in the Sailing Event of the Pan
American Games." This has lead to some very strong language by some very
angry people.

PWA RULE BOOK
The Rule Book covers every aspect of PWA events, including membership of
the PWA, entries, scoring / ranking at events and all competition rules.
Those of you who are already familiar with the PWA Rule Book, should take
note that there are significant changes in the new version, so please see
the latest edition. Check out the new PWA 2003 Rule Book by going to the
"Inside the PWA" section of their website. http://www.pwaworldtour.com/

NEW YOUTH AND JUNIOR SECTION ON THE OFFICIAL FW WEBSITE.
You can visit via the menu on home page of www.formulawindsurfing.org or go direct
to www.youth.formulawindsurfing.org

DIVA CAMP 2003
Reports and photos www.women.formulawindsurfing.org

"NEW" EARLY ONE DESIGN
A vintage Mistral One Design board from the late 80's-early '90's which
has never been in the water is for sale! Stored in bubble wrap, it has all
the stock equipment that came with it. For more info e-mail Wolfmail51@aol.com

FW MEASUREMENT NOTICE AND SAIL NUMBERS
It is the Class' intention to "survey" and analyse the data records of
most (if not all) boards registered for the forthcoming European
Championships. It is necessary to have sail numbers (including 3 LETTER
country codes ) on all sails. Sail numbers MUST be on both sides, clearly
legible, and of the correct size (min 23 cm high). If in doubt please contact the
class for clarification.
http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/read.php?type=article&id=31

NO EXCUSE FOR SAILORS NOT HAVING SAIL NUMBERS!
If you have not read this yet, you should have done. The measurement team
will be tough on you at the FW Europeans if you haven't got a 3 letter
country code and numbers on both sides of your sail. You have been warned?
again!

http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/Default.asp?newsid=191

YET ANOTHER VIEW FROM THE (FW) CHAIR
What a start to the 2003 FW season! Article by Ceri Williams, FW Chairman,
on FW matters.
http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/read.php?type=article&id=30

WORLD ANTI-DOPING AGENCY (WADA) - WADA INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR RESEARCH
PROJECTS
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced that it is now accepting
applications for research projects in the field of anti-doping for 2003.
All researchers interested in applying for a grant from WADA can find the
application form and accompanying information on WADA's website. WADA has
defined five topics as relevant areas of research in anti-doping and
encourages research projects focusing on the following priorities:
compounds and/or methods enhancing oxygen delivery; exogenous and
endogenous anabolic steroids; compounds and/or methods enhancing growth;
gene and cellular technologies applied to doping; and miscellaneous
projects relating to the List of Prohibited Substances.
Related Websites
ISAF Anti-Doping Pages http://www.sailing.org/medical
WADA Website http://www.sailing.org/wada-ama.org

ISAF SAILING COMMITTEE MID-YEAR MEETING
The ISAF Sailing Committee met on 11 April at the ISAF Secretariat in
Southampton, England. Among the issues considered were the the proposals
for the Windsurfer Evaluation event to be held in 2004 were also discussed
and recommendations made for consideration at the Mid Year meetings of the
ISAF Council in late May, 2003.
Related Websites
ISAF Meeting Pages http://www.sailing.org/meetings

WINDSURFING AND SAILING TEACHING VACANCIES IN MICHIGAN
For more information go to:
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/Default.asp?newsid=227

JOB VACANCY: MISTRAL ONE DESIGN COACH
The Tunisian Sailing Federation is currently looking for a single coach
for the Tunisian Mistral Sailing Team. Initially for a 12 month period,
the contract is renewable and boasts a fantastic package for the right
person. Included in the application details are the following: · One
Years renewable contract; · €1700 monthly salary; 30 days paid holiday; ·
Sickness Insurance; · Transport to and from Tunisia. Anyone wanting more
details should contact Naoufel Chouchene, National Technical Director of
the Tunisian Sailing Federation on ftv.dtn@planet.tn

2003 MAJOR EVENTS

2003 Petit Navire European FW Championships, Douarnenez, France, 3-8 May 2003
Follow the competition on http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/

Mistral European Championship, Palermo Mondello, Sicily, Italy, May 5-14
Follow the competition on http://www.albaria.it/european2003/

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
Notice of Race: http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/read.php?type=nor&id=5

Enter on line:
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=255&parent=94&grandparent=3
Juniors:
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=256&parent=94&grandparent=3

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&grandparent=3

Aloha, Mistral & Raceboard Junior, Youth & Masters Europeans - Puck, Poland ? August
2-9
Notice of Race: http://www.imco.org/regatta/03JYMeuroNoR.htm
Enter on line: (MYEC & RB):
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=244&parent=94&grandparent=3

Enter on line: (Aloha & MJEC):
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=243&parent=94&grandparent=3

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://www.imco.org/regatta/03MWCnor.htm

Formula Worlds - Sardinia, early October 2003.

IFCA Worlds - Wave-Freestyle and Racing, Slalom - Hyeres, France, 19-24 October 2003

Aloha, Mistral & Raceboard Junior, Youth & Masters Worlds Merida, Yucatan, Mexico ?
November 29-Dec 6
Pre-Notice of Race: http://www.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&grandparent=0

Windsurfing Euro-Cup Porto Santo/Madeira
Kevin Pritchard wins the EC Porto Santo/Madeira

Windsurfing Euro-Cup Malcesine/Lake Garda (Italy)
Information, results, pictures etc. and 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-CupCagliari/Sardinia (Italy) 28 May-31 May
Free entry for women and 50% discount for Sardinia Ferries
http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/read.php?type=news&id=367

Windsurfing Euro-Cup, Portugal, 5-8 June - Special Offer
Every team that is represented by at least 5 competitors gets a free
accommodation package (accommodation & lunch) for one
coach/trainer/technical advisor or national representative for the
complete time of the competition.
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=170&parent=165&grandparent=29&newsid=221

The 2003 Classic Toro Andaluz PWA Freestyle Qualifier, 11-15 April
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=170&parent=165&grandparent=29&newsid=197
The Gran Canaria Vargas, Aguimes PWA Wave World Cup 2003 30th-4th May
For reports, results and photos: http://www.pwaworldtour.com/

2003 Island Sports Newport Funcup Windsurfing Races
May 16,17,18 Fort Adams - Newport Rhode Island U.S.A.
See http://www.islandsports.com/funcup for information on this US Windsurfing
national ranking event. It is held
just before the Velocity Games (US Open) in Texas so sailors traveling to this event
will be able to attend the
FunCup on the way.

UKWA -have announced the introduction in 2003 of the BRITISH OPEN RACING
CHAMPIONSHIPS. Continental sailors are invited to attend this event over the May
bank
Holiday 24-26 May at HOVE. To make way for this event it has been decided
to withdraw from the North Sea Cup Series for the foreseeable future .
For details of this event and NOR go to www.ukwindsurfing.com

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/

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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