23rd of December 2003

Formula Worlds Qualification System

Since the 2003 worlds in Dranske your committee , with the assistance of the IWA office , have been working hard on delivering a response to the decisions of the Annual General Meeting . We are nearly there ! The Class Championship Rules are being finalised , and are intended for publication on January 1 st along with the Calendar and the Formula Board List for 2004 .

Published with this letter is the Qualification System( QS) for the MENS World Championship .
2004 will be a “transitionary “ year for the QS . Without a full calendar year under the new system it will be necessary to make minor amendments for 2004 ; and this programme will be published with the Calendar in the New Year .

May I take this opportunity-on behalf of the committee and the IWA office- to wish you all a very merry Christmas ; we look forward to meeting up again during 2004 .

Ceri Williams .
Chairman .


Current WORLD Champion ---1
European Championships --12
Continentals : S.America -- 6
N America -- 6
Oceanic -- 6
Asian -- 6 37

One" Place by Right "FW Nat. Assoc . 35

Qualification Regattas -"GRAND PRIX "
Max of 5 events worldwide @ 6 places 30

Tour Regattas -max 6 @3 places 18

1)-Men competitors shall pre-qualify ; or be offered a "Place by Right " ,or a "Wild Card" before their entry to the World Championships will be accepted .
2)-The target maximum number of competitors for the mens fleet is 120.
3)-The first regatta in which a competitor qualifies shall count .If a competitor fills a qualification place again ,the place will be handed down to the next eligible competitor at that regatta.
4)-Places by Right shall be managed by the National FW Association concerned .
5)-If a Qualifying Regatta QR (Continental Champs. ; GP ; or Tour Regatta) has not yet been held in the current year , the QR from the previous year shall count towards qualification.
6)- Continental Championships are OPEN -a maximum of one third of the qualification places available at that championships shall be available to "foreign " competitors ie sailors from outside of the home continent .
7)- GP events can be selected from ; PWA Tour ; Euro Cup Tour ; any Continental Tour (eg US Windsurfing Tour ) ; or "stand alone" events .
8)-Qualified competitors who have not entered and paid the entry fee by the cut off date specified in the NOR may have their places re allocated as Wild Cards.
9)-Wild Cards will be allocated to competitors who raced at one or more of the eligible regattas .
10)- Every endeavour will be made to co ordinate the calendar of events to confirm to an " INTER- Continental " pattern , and to enhance an existing tour or develop a continental tour .

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