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THE WINDSURFING NEWSLETTER Issue #70 April 2008

WSSRC Ratifies ALBEAU's Outright Speed Record. The World Sailing Speed Record Council has ratified the Outright World Speed Record of 49.09 knots set by Antoine ALBEAU of France. Antoine ALBEAU (FRA) set the new outright world speed record mark on the purpose built canal in Les Saintes Maries de la Mer, France http://www.speedworldcup.com/press-releases/wssrc-ratifies-albeaus-outright-speed-record.html
ISAF Approved Series Production Slalom/Speed Board List
http://www.sailing.org/11672.php
LBWS, The Longboard Windsurfing Journal
http://www.lbwindsurfing.com/
EVENT REPORTS
Freestyle Pro Tour 2008 - Torro D'Andaluz - 26-30 March 2008
The Toro Andaluz ended with victory for Normen Gunzlein (JP/NP).  A amazing start in the new season, in fantastic conditions, a great organization and perfect performances on the water.
Final Report:  http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/files/usercontent/pages/EFPT_Tarifa_End_Report_08.pdf
JYM European Championships 20-24 March 2008, Lega Navale, Civitavecchia
Italian Marco Baglione is Youth Champion, Paco Wirz ITA1 the Masters. Techno 7.8 men's winner is Mateo Sanz from Spain, men's 6.8 Maxime Labat from France. Italian Veronica Fanciulli won the girls' 6.8 and the girls' 7.8 champion Helene Noesmoen from France established her dominance right from the start with three bullets.

Final Results:  http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/files/usercontent/pages/JYM_Civitavecchia_08_Results_final.pdf
Calema Midwinters - North American Championships
28 February - 2 March 2008

FW Report:  http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/news.php?id=1363
Final results:  http://www.calema.com/midwinters/final-results.html?PHPSESSID=80b00d9175a8e9c3124537bab5a716af
UPCOMING EVENTS
Surf World Cup Podersdorf, EFPT/PWA -  29 April-4 May 2008
http://efpt.net/eventdetails.php?eid=66
2008 Portugal Windsurfing Grand Prix - Slalom/Formula - May 6-10 2008
Notice of Race:  http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/files/usercontent/pages/NoR_FW_GP_Sines_08.pdf
Briggs & Stratton Freestyle Cup - 22-25 May 2008
Chalupy, Poland
http://efpt.net/eventdetails.php?eid=74&sid=6
2008 Sopot Formula Windsurfing Grand Prix - June 4th to 7th 2008
Notice of Race:  http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/files/usercontent/pages/NOR_FW_GP_Sopot_POL_08.pdf
Garda Lake Slalom powered by F2 - 28 June-1July 2008
http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/Default.asp?newsid=1614
Trentino - ISAF - Slalom World Championship, Junior, Youth, Master - Circolo Surf Torbole, 7-13 July 2008
Torbole Lake Garda - Presented by JP

Notice of Race:  http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/files/usercontent/pages/IFCA_JYM_Slalom_Worlds_08_NoR.pdf
ISWC World Championship - 25 July-2 August 2008
Fuerteventura, Spain
http://www.speedworldcup.com/
IFCA WORLD FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIPS - 27 July - 3 August 2008
Junior, Youth & Prokids

Bonaire
2008 Allegro Formula Windsurfing European Championships - 29th July-3rd August 2008
Poland, Leba
This year's Allegro Cup is shaping up to be a "mega" event. Leba will host the 2008 European Championship with the Allegro Cup also designated a Formula Grand Prix and Grade 1 Formula Windsurfing World Ranking event. Organiser Piotr Jankowiak promises not only a great sporting event, but also a fantastic social occasion. Lots of action on and off the water!
Notice of Race:  http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/nor.php?id=73
Sopot Junior, Youth & Masters Festival of Windsurfing - 9th to 16th August 2008
Techno 293 World Championship / Raceboard Youth & Masters World Championships
Sopot, Poland

Notice of Race:  http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/files/usercontent/pages/Notice_of_Race_Sopot.pdf
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.speedworldcup.com/
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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