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THE WINDSURFING NEWSLETTER Issue #68 January 2008

Annual National Class Fees
2008
Invoices have been circulated to National Authorities during the last few
days - prompt payment would be appreciated! If you have not received your
invoice or think you have been invoiced incorrectly please get in touch
with the IWA Office:  iwaoffice@internationalwindsurfing.com

2008 - a very important
year for windsurfing - just some of the highlights to come:

Olympics - it is the olympic year
and we wish all competitors good luck in Qingdao during August.  ISAF
will select equipment for 2012 at the November conference.

Formula World Tour - in 2008 the Grand
Prix events will form a World Tour - with events confirmed for Europe and
South America, in their respective summers.

Youth Olympics - windsurfing boy and
girl (2 of the 4 sailing events) confirmed, with OD Techno 293 as the preferred
equipment.  

Raceboard/IMCO - MJOD de-registered
with ISAF;  IMCO/Raceboard to collaborate on future championships
in order to bring you bigger and better competition events.

Speed - building on the introduction
of the new International Class in 2007, an expanded programme of ranking
events is planned for 2008.

Formula Experience - more emphasis
on developing junior formula racers and grass roots (limited equipment)
formula racing for all, and communication via an improved website.
 
IFCA - Freestyle - renewed
cooperation with EPFT and a World Championship planned.

Slalom - further development of the
"junior, youth and masters" concept; bigger Worlds with increased
prize money (Portugal - 30,000 euro)

So - something for everyone!

STOP PRESS!  Bic
Sport proposal accepted by T293 working party

The Working Party established by the 2007
AGM have concluded that the proposal
from Bic Sport
be accepted, subject
to contract.
http://www.techno293.org/

EVENT REPORTS

First big 2008 speeds
The first 2008 session of the
Masters of Speed brought some really big speeds close to 48 knots, putting
Antoine Albeau (FRA) in all time third position with a stunning 47.69 knots
subject to WSSRC ratification.
http://www.speedsurfing.org/

IV Bay of Cadiz - New Year
Regatta
1-5 January 2008
Results:  http://www.fav.es/nyr/en/results.php

XXVII Argentinian Windsurfing
Championship
5-9 December 2008
http://www.raceboard.org/page0001v01news240.htm

UPCOMING EVENTS

Australian Youth Championships
6-10 January 2008
www.sailmelbourne.com.au

RS:X World Championships
10-20 January 2008
http://www.rsxclass.com/

Oceanic & Australian
FW Championships
22-25 January 2008
www.fw-australia.com

Calema Midwinters - North
American Championships
28 February - 2 March 2008
http://www.calema.com/midwinters

JYM
European Championships

20-24 March 2008
Lega Navale, Civitavecchia will host the 2008 European Championship for
Techno 293 (junior racers) and Raceboard Youth and Masters.
http://www.techno293.org/page0051v01.htm

Freestyle Pro Tour 2008
- Torro D'Andaluz
26-30 March 2008
http://efpt.net/index.php

IFCA Slalom Junior, Youths
and Masters
7-14 July 2008
Lake Garda, Italy

IFCA WORLD FREESTYLE
CHAMPIONSHIPS
Junior, Youth & Prokids
27 July - 3 August 2008
Bonaire

Techno 293 World Championships
9th to 16th August 2008
Sopot, Poland

European Festival - FE and
FW Youth & Master
26-31 August 2008
Bandol, France

IFCA Slalom Worlds
31 August - 6 September 2008
Figueira da Foz, Portugal

FW Worlds, Men & Women
8-14 September 2008
Portimao, Portugal

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/

Formula Windsurfing:  http://www.formulawindsurfing.org
Formula Experience: http://fe.internationalwindsurfing.com/
IFCA:  http://ifca.internationalwindsurfing.com/
IMCO:  http://www.imco.org/
MJOD:  http://www.imco.org/
Raceboard:  http://www.raceboard.org
Techno 293:  http://www.techno293.org
ISWC:  http://www.speedsurfing.org/
ISAF:  http://www.sailing.org/

E-MAIL CONTACT:
t293@internationalwindsurfing.com - Techno 293 - Ceri Williams, Administrator

FW@internationalwindsurfing.com - Ceri Williams - IFWC Class Chairman
FE@internationalwindsurfing.com - Remi Vila
- FE Class Chairman
IFCA@internationalwindsurfing.com - Bruno de Wannemaeker - IFCA Class Chairman

imco@internationalwindsurfing.com - IMCO Class Secretary
MJOD@internationalwindsurfing.com - MJOD Class Secretary
Raceboard@internationalwindsurfing.com - Raceboard Class Secretary
isa@speedsurfing.org
- Markus Schwendtner (Secretary General / Tour Manager)
iwaoffice@internationalwindsurfing.com - Annie Dollery - IWA Administrative
Secretary

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