30th of December 2002

The FORMULA WINDSURFING Structure for 2003/2004 - (and beyond?)

by Ceri Williams IFWC Chairman
The 2002 AGM set the scene by voting to freeze class rules for the next 2 years.
The KEY elements of this structure are: Stability-Continuity-Simplicity and Clarity.

STABILITY - within class rules, allowing sustainable growth;
CONTINUITY - careful and thorough preparation for change, to ensure there are benefits;
SIMPLICITY - avoiding over complication, and unnecessary duplication; and
CLARITY - "open, distinctive and free from obstruction"

Thus the IFWC can- guide and inform National Windsurfing Authorities, class organisations, coaches and parents; present a meaningful competition structure to the media, industry and public; and, of course, provide the very best service to the membership -the SAILORS.

TITLES and EVENTS.

Four World Titles - at two World Championship Events.
The IFWC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - World titles for Men and Women; prize categories for Espoir and Master.
The IFWC Junior, Youth and Masters FESTIVAL, incorporating the IFWC YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - World Titles for Youth Boy and Youth Girl; class titles for Junior, Espoir and Master.

Continental Championship structure will "mirror " that established at world level-- wherever practical.
When a World JYM festival takes place outside Europe -there will be a EUROPEAN JYM FESTIVAL.
Smaller, or "developing " continental structures will be encouraged to hold COMBINED events - but run separate Fleets for Youth and Junior.

LIMITATION OF EQUIPMENT

As per Class Rules only those ISAF approved Production Boards listed, as FW Boards by January 1st are eligible to compete in Class Championships and International events.

The following Additional Restrictions WILL APPLY to FW YOUTH Championships:
1) BOARDS, only boards registered and listed, as FW YOUTH BOARDS as at Jan 1st shall be permitted to compete. The list will be restricted to ASA boards, extracted from the full FW list.
2) SAILS, Youth (and Juniors) shall be permitted to register only TWO sails for competition.
3) FINS, competitors shall be permitted to register only TWO fins -max length 70 cm.

FLEETS AND DIVISIONS

At Championship events there are TWO FLEETS of competitor-in addition to the CHAMPIONSHIP FLEET (sailors who have qualified to compete for TITLES) add a "CHALLENGE FLEET" a more FUN oriented fleet, perhaps competing over a shorter period, participating for the challenge and EXPERIENCE!
This fleet will attract good prizes -and host memorable socials!
The fleet will not be restricted to ASA Boards -but sub divisions will be available as appropriate, as a prize category within the challenge fleet.

This a response to developing the grass roots of the sport-without de- valuing the "status" of Class Championships. The IFWC "values " the effort all sailors give to their chosen sport - and wish to ensure that the commitment given is returned.

Over the next TWO years the IFWC is committed to considered reflection on, and analysis of, current class rules; and the careful presentation of any changes that may enhance the experience of Formula Racing. Ultimately, YOU, the sailors will decide.

1st of July 20212021 AGM minutes and election results

22nd of June 2019ELECTIONS - 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Formula Windsurfing Class

To be held on Tuesday 2nd July 2019, after racing, at the event venue, Puck

19th of June 2019Agenda - 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Formula Windsurfing Class

To be held on Tuesday 2nd July 2019, after racing, at the event venue, Puck

19th of October 20182018 Annual General Meeting minutes

The meeting was held on Wednesday 19th September 2018, Clube Naval Portimao.

9th of October 2018Committee changes ...

Following this years AGM Vasco Chaveca has decided to step down from the class committee.

29th of June 20172017 AGM of the International FW Class - MINUTES

Thursday 29th June 2017, Santa Croce, Italy.

8th of February 2017General Meeting approves change to Production Board Rule

The committee approved a change from 50 boards to 25 boards required to commit to producing by brand registering a design with World Sailing.

15th of December 2014Alex Morales joins the management committee

Steve Bodner, long serving member of the FW community, has decided to stand down from committee duties; Alex Morales has been co-opted to fill the vacancy and to represent the North American formula community.

20th of April 2014AGM Agenda published .....

The 2014 AGM will take place during the upcoming Worlds in the Azores.
There have been no proposals submitted to change Class Rules or Championship Rules.
AGM_agenda_proposals_2014.pdf
Delegate_appointment_AGM.pdf
PROXY_VOTE_FORM.pdf

28th of August 20132013 Annual General Meeting Minutes

Annual General Meeting of the International Formula Windsurfing Class held on Thursday 11th July 2013 in the competitor area, event site, Viganj, Croati. Here're minutes from the 2013 AGM.

2nd of July 20132013 AGM Agenda is published ...

This years Annual General Meeting can look forward to a good attendance, since the venue looks to have attracted a (potential) record entry.
It may be the first visit to Croatia for an IFWC Worlds, but if you are not booked in now you may be asking yourself - Why Not !?
The Agenda is long, even without many submissions to vote on, because there are some important "discussion" items that will help drive future class policy .

Agenda & proposals
Voting Paper

14th of January 2013New Racing Rules of Sailing - Windsurfing Competition Rules - changes explained

Andrus Poksi, ISAF IJ from Estonia, has very kindly put together this short summary of changes to WCR in the RRS 2013>2016 edition.