20th of February 2010Portimao Trophy - NoR now published.....

The 2010 edition of the Portimao Trophy will take place in the Praia da Roche from 1st to 4th April. It is the POR leg of the 2010 Iberian Cup, and is a Level 2 Formula World Ranking event.

This years event will be bigger and better (than before) and offers many benefits to competitors from outside of the Iberian peninsula !

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15th of February 2010Interview with Schurminator

Sean O'Brien recorded this interview with Wilhelm Schurmann "down under" during the recent Oceanic Championships.

14th of February 2010Women in Windsurfing campaign

IWA has now put in place a Women's section on the IWA website. Help us to make this section grow by sending us your articles, photos and info to contribute to this area - e-mail - "To encourage, support and motivate women in windsurfing, improve their status and boost the participation of women (competing) in windsurfing worldwide."

13th of February 2010Updated Class Rules now published .....

The revised and updated Class Rules are now published. The main changes are in the wording and layout of some existing rules - to be in line with latest thinking and the ISAF 2009>2012 Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS).
The fundamental rules about dimensions and limitations of equipment are unchanged.
Competitors are reminded about the new ISAF Windsurfing Competition Rules (WCR) regarding sail identification ( ie sail numbers - 3 letter country code and personal number ) which must be placed back to back on opaque white background . The 2009 AGNM agreed that this rule shall be applied from 2010.

Class Rules 2010

12th of February 2010FW Ranking 2010 - after Oceanic 2010

Wilhelm Schurmann on top of the FW Ranking 2010 after Oceanic...

7th of February 2010Europeans in Portugal postponed .......

Regrettably it has been necessary to postpone the Europeans scheduled for Portugal in the spring. Overpower have been working hard to secure the financial support needed for the event to go ahead, but it was decided that there was now insufficient time to publish a Notice of Race for an event at end of April.

The championship will now be scheduled for later in the year and will, of course, avoid clashing with any ranking events on the international calendar. If they have not already done so, member national associations are requested to advise the office on the dates of their national championships.

Contact - fw@internationalwindsurfing.com

6th of February 20102010 Oceanic FW Championships (Final Day)

FINAL RACE AND PRIZEGIVING PARTY NIGHT.

One final race on the last day of the 2010 Oceanic & Australian Formula Windsurfing Championships bringing the total to 12 races over the four-day regatta.

6th of February 20102010 Oceanic FW Championships (Day 3)

DIFFICULT CONDITIOS BRING FOUR MORE RACES.

Day 3 kicked off with plenty of sun and heat again but no wind for the 12.30pm start. After an extended delay of an hour the sailors were finally sent to the water in shifty light 10-12 knot breezes before the wind decided to crank to 25-30 knots for the afternoon with no warning leaving plenty of sailors struggling with their bigger rigs.

4th of February 20102010 Oceanic FW Championships (Day 2)

FOUR MORE EPIC RACES ON DAY 2.
Continuing strong winds and large swells pelter the course on Day 2 of the Oceanic and Australian Formula Windsurfing Championships at Jimmy’s Beach, Hawks Nest.

3rd of February 20102010 Oceanic FW Championships (Day 1)

The Formula Windsurfing Oceanic & Australian Championships kicked off today with ballistic winds and massive swells on one side of the course testing the 48 competitors from Australia and around the globe.

29th of January 201025th Calema Midwinters........

2010 marks the 25th edition of the Calema Midwinters hosted on the Banana River , Merrott Island, Florida, by Tinho and Susie Dornellas. This perennially popular regatta will take place between 4th >7th March.
Jesper, Micah and Gonzalo have confirmed their attendance; and racing will be scheduled for both Formula Windsurfing and Formula Experience
For more info visit:
http://calema.com/events/calema-midwinters-2010/

27th of January 20102010 Oceanic & Australian Formula Windsurfing Championships

20th of January 2010Mendoza Worlds remiander...

A reminder to all competitors intending to enter the Worlds in Argentina - the travel agency ( see NoR) can help with all your travel arrangements. There is an excess baggage deal with Aerolinas Argentinas; special arrangements are provided by the organisers to take you from the city to the lake each day. You can also find out more about the event amwindsurf.com.ar and Mendoza it self turismo.mendoza.gov.ar

19th of January 2010PORTIMAO TROPHY ... event presentation

The PORTIMAO TROPHY for Formula Windsurfing will be held in the Praia da Rocha, Portimão, from 01 to 04 of April, 2010.

The Organising Authority will be the CLUBE NAVAL PORTIMÃO with the collaboration of the Portuguese Federation, the Real Spanish Federation, the Portuguese Formula Association and the Spanish Formula Association.

The PT is a level 3 World Ranking event , which may be elevated to Level 2; full details will be published in the forthcoming Notice orf Race.

Here are some further details about the event and venue

17th of January 2010ALEX CAVIGLIA BLUEWATER CLASSIC JAN 16-18, 2010‏

This year top pro formula sailors will be there for the challenge Micah Buziani USA- 34 is comming back to battle for the title he won in 2007, as well as Brasilian Wilhelm Shurmann BRA-999. Other top USA formula sailor will be there to show what is new on the maket RON KERN , DAVID KASHY, PETER IFJU, EDUARDO OWEN, FERNANDO MARTINEZ, STEVE BODNER, MARTIN ABETE, ALEX MORALES , FARRAH HALL, JOHN SERCIO, BRITT and many more . The forcast is great and we will bring you daily reports / results / pictures etc on:

http://www.windsurfingtour.com/?p=975

Also - to find out more about the Bluewater Caviglia Foundation:
http://www.cavigliafoundation.org/

Steve Bodner report

16th of January 2010NoR for South Americans now published...

The 2010 South American Championship will take place for the first time in Uruguay.
The event will be hosted by Yacht Club Uruguayo in Puerto del Buceo, Montevideo. and will take place between 12th >16th February.
The Championship is a level 1 world ranking event and has an event factor of 1.5.


see NoR

21st of December 2009NSW Formula Windsurfing States 2010

20th of December 2009Womens Windsurfing Calendar...

The IWA start a Women Windsurfing Campaign to boost the participation in, and promotion of, women's windsurfing!

17th of December 20092009 Formula Windsurfing Grand Prix Tour Ranking

The 2009 Grand Prix World Tour drew to a successful conclusion recently at the Wind Brasil Fortaleza GP. A third place in the final event of the world tour was enough for Steve Allen (AUS0) to take the tour title; crowning a fantastic year that also saw him regain the World Title in Santa Pola, Spain.

7th of December 20092010 North Americans confirmed for San Francisco

The dates are confirmed as 20th >24th July.

29th of November 2009FW Ranking after Fortaleza GP

Alberto, Gabriel, Steve - on top of the FW Ranking after Fortaleza GP

26th of November 2009New World Ranking System...

The 2009 AGM in Santa Pola approved some signifiicant changes to the world Ranking System.

25th of November 2009FW Ranking before Fortaleza GP

21st of November 2009Wind Brasil Fortaleza 2009...update

11:41 | Waking up in Fortaleza: sun and wind....

The final leg of the 2009 Formula Windsurfing Grand Prix World Tour reaches the shores of Ceara State, Brasil, next week.

19th of November 2009

2010 Mendoza Formula Windsurfing World Championships Nor just published.

18th of November 2009The 2010 OCEANIC & AUSTRALIAN FORMULA WINDSURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2010 OCEANIC & AUSTRALIAN FORMULA WINDSURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS will be held from Wednesday, February 3rd to Saturday, February 6th 2010 at Jimmy’s Beach, Hawks Nest, NSW, Australia. Organised by Windsurfing NSW and sponsored by the Great Lakes Council, this promises to be a fantastic start to the 2010 racing season.

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13th of November 2009Maragogi FE & FW, and Brazilian Nationals Serrambi

Last week we had the Formula Experience (FE) South Americans in Maragogi, Formula windsurfing was also invited and we had close to 20 sailors for the FW.

6th of November 2009FINAL RESULTS OF ITALIAN OPEN FW CHAMPIONSHIPS IN CAGLIARI

Results

6th of November 2009Report from British Open.......

Initially all racers were sent afloat when wind on the race course was a steady 10 knots. By the time the first Formula race was due to start, the wind had dropped to a light 6-8 knots.

31st of October 20092010/2011 Formula Board List now published -

ISAF have now published the list of new "Approved Production Boards" that are eligible to race in formula events from 1st January 2010