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THE WINDSURFING NEWSLETTER Issue #69 February 2008

IWA President 2008 - Bruno de Wannemaeker : We start the new year with a new president of the IWA.  We thank Paul Leone (Raceboard) for his leadership during 2007, and welcome Bruno de Wannemaeker (IFCA) into the chair.
This is what Bruno had to say about his term in office - his aims and aspirations:  http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/files/usercontent/pages/Presidents_letter_2008.pdf
Annual National Class Fees 2008
Prompt payment is much appreciated!  However, some invoices are still outstanding.  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
2009 Formula Windsurfing Worlds confirmed for Santa Pola
The Bay of Santa Pola will be the venue of the World Championship Formula Windsurfing to be held in September 2009
http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/news.php?id=1359
Bonaire makes a long lasting impression!
IFCA President, Bruno de Wannemaeker, took up the offer of Elvis Martinus and the team of Bonaire Windsurf Place to visit them to prepare for future events.
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/Default.asp?newsid=1613
BicSport are offering the One Design Hybrid for charter
A limited number of Bic One Design Hybrid boards, complete with the new OD 8.5 rig, are available for charter to raceboard youths wishing to attend the forthcoming European Championships in Civitavecchia from 20 to 24 March. Interested sailors should contact the host club directly
civitavecchia@leganavale.it
RYA announces new Junior Windsurfing Championships for 2008
Britain’s top young windsurfers will have a new stage on which to show off their talents this year as the RYA stages the first ever RYA National Junior Windsurfing Championships.
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=1&parent=0&grandparent=0&newsid=1609
EVENT REPORTS
Drivenbywind - created by sailors for sailors
The Ray at Southend-on-sea, UK may seem like a new speed location, but its super flat waters have always been a training ground for local speedsters, its only the popularity of the gps that has brought the Ray to the worlds attention.
http://www.drivenbywind.com/
RUBELLI Oceanic & Australian Formula Windsurfing Championships
Suttons Beach, Redcliffe Peninsula 22nd-25th January 2008

Reports and results:  http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/event.php?id=132
2008 RS:X World Championship, New Zealand,10–20 January 2008
Tom Ashley from New Zealand has secured the 2008 RS:X Men’s World Championship in the medal race sailed in blustery conditions off Takapuna beach. Alessandra Sensini has taken out the women’s title with a win in the medal race.
http://www.rsxclass.com/worlds2008.html
Video of Raceboard Worlds Argentina 2007
Patrik Pollak SVK1 has recently posted this video of the Raceboard Worlds held in Argentina 2007 on YouTube.  Sit back and enjoy!
Part One:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vyY85kZOX0
Part Two:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOjdkCrQUek&feature=related
UPCOMING EVENTS
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
Garda Lake Slalom powered by F2
28 June-1 July
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/Default.asp?newsid=1614
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
2008 Formula Festival - Peru - 28 December-3 January 09
Notice of Race:  http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/files/usercontent/pages/FWFest_2008_NoR_01_08v1.pdf
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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