29th of January 2005

Championship Rules 2005

After being tested 'down under' the 2005 Championship Rules are published on the Official Notice Board .The format and body of the Rules will look familiar to those introduced in 2004 and approved by the AGM in Leba .However the disappearance of FRR's and the introduction of Racing Rules of Sailing 2005 /2008 (and new Appendix B -Windsurfing Rules ) necessitated some changes for 2005:.the start sequence- ' races shall be started according to RRS 26 System 1 ' ,this will be system chosen by all racing classes , including Olympic racing;the starting line /recalls - the automatic use of the 'hard one minute' (black flag start ) is deleted , but can of course be used by the race officer if necessary . see new rule 16.3 ;signals made ashore -note the Z flag is no longer used to send fleets to the race area ;safety system - after the successful introduction of the 'bar code ' system in Leba alternative safety systems (other than sign-in , sign-out) may be approved ;scoring - one less discard in a 15 race series (3, not 4) and new tie break system .

Also :group racing- seeding, 'the competitors will divided into two groups of approx equal ability according to current Formula Ranking ;age divisions - have been removed from the Class Rules and put into Championship Rules , as have the rules on personal buoyancy .

Weight divisions are highlighted because they have not yet been approved by the Class. They are included to encourage event organisers to give consideration to introducing them as prize categories only-a new incentive for many sailors ?
The Committee are not proposing more World Champions !

Please take time to read through these rules now , if you have any questions, any rules you are not clear about , now is the time to clarify them .

Check out Championships Rules 2005

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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.

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

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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.

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.