IWA WEBSITE: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com

Aloha: http://alohaclass.tripod.com/

Formula Windsurfing: https://www.formulawindsurfing.org

IFCA: http://users.pandora.be/the.webbit.nv1/ifca/

IMCO/MJOD: http://www.imco.org

PWA: http://www.pwaworldtour.com/

ISAF: http://www.sailing.org/

E-mail contact:

IWA OFFICE: info@internationalwindsurfing.com

IWA RACE OFFICE: raceoffice@internationalwindsurfing.com


E-Mail iwaoffice@cs.com changes to iwaoffice@btopenworld.com

Change To IFCA Website Address

Correction To IWA Web News 6 – Calema Midwinters

IWA Yearbook

Future Olympic Equipment – Your Feedback

Guest Editorial – Support For The Olympics

New Production Board Registrations

Windsurfing Hall Of Fame

ISAF Sailor – Results Software And Links To Biographies

ISAF Website – Include Files

2002 ISAF Mid-Year Meetings

ISAF Race Management Manual

European Championships 2002 – Entries NOW

Windsurfing World Championships

International Formula Windsurfing Asia Pacific Championship 2002

2002 Mistral Asian Continental Championship

Junior Development Policy

Mistral Junior & Youth World Championship

Mistral World Championship

IMCO Fax Line

The Gran Canaria – Vargas, Aguimes

PWA Calendar

Windsurfing Euro-Cup

FW Women Cup

North Sea Cup – Dates 2002 Season and NoR

Nordic Championship In Formula And Freestyle

Liebe Surffreunde

Expression Tour

Newport Funcup Windsurfing Pro-Am Regatta

US Sailing National Prescriptions

Banned Substances


Please note the change of e-mail address above arising from the closure of the Compuserve 2000 service. This does not affect any of the addresses at “internationalwindsurfing.com”.




“In the end it was Antoine Albeau (Ahd/NP) and Kevin Pritchard (Bic/Gaastra) tying for the win in the formula A division, both finishing with a total of 7 points. In the tie breaker it was Antoine coming out on top with the better finish in the last race, crowning him the Midwinters Champion. Micah Buzianis finished strongly in third.”

They didn’t finish both with a total of 7 points. Please have a look at the official website : www.calema.com/


The IWA Yearbook contains all the sections you would normally expect to find in the individual Class Association’s handbooks – including Class Rules, Committee Members, Address Books, Constitution, AGM Minutes and much more. It has now gone to print and should be available soon.

This will be sent free of charge to all ISAF Member National Authorities, elected windsurfing class officials, and IWA member national class & windsurfing associations. Other individuals who wish to receive a copy are required to pay. Please contact the IWA office on info@internationalwindsurfing.com

In the meantime, if you wish to download the yearbook of your choice please go to the following URLs.

IMCO http://www.imco.org/zip/imcoYB.zip

MJOD http://www.imco.org/zip/MJOD.zip


On 14 March 2002, Paul Henderson published his thoughts on the future equipment for the Olympic Regatta

(http://www.sailing.org/Article_content.asp?ArticleID=2064) and you have certainly responded to it!

ISAF has received numerous emails giving your thoughts on Paul’s proposals. Whilst there is a consensus of agreement to Paul’s wish “that talent, not technology prevails” at the Olympic Regatta, there is certainly not consensus on the equipment which should be used to achieve this.

Feedback Part 1 – http://www.sailing.org/Article_content.asp?ArticleID=2069

Feedback Part 2 – http://www.sailing.org/Article_content.asp?ArticleID=2086

Feedback Part 3 – http://www.sailing.org/Article_content.asp?ArticleID=2095

Feedback Part 4 – http://www.sailing.org/Article_content.asp?ArticleID=2107

Have your say and e-mail webfeedback@isaf.co.uk


By Christine Brooks, Executive Director USWA

I have decided to be more vocal about the way windsurfers who are pursuing the Olympic Dream are treated in the US. Superficially the Olympics may appear to be simply another sporting event, but to those who strive to become an Olympian the goal itself holds a sacred code that contains profound spiritual teachings about oneself and about life in general. Only those who are given the opportunity to experience the Olympic Dream can fully grasp the hidden meaning encoded in the Olympics. Certainly, none of us are foolish enough to believe that the Olympics are literally the most significant event in the world, or in one’s life. But, those of us who have had contact with the Olympics recognize how striving to become an Olympian is an introduction to the profound philosophy of tolerance, acceptance, striving, sacrifice, dedication, and other values we hold so important to successful daily living.

Only by striving for Olympic participation is it possible to decode the hidden depths of meaning contained within the Olympic spirit. As you know, the path to becoming an Olympian is divided into three levels that lead young people step by step through ever deepening levels of understanding of themselves and their fit within the world. Young people are first led into the initial challenges of learning to windsurf by a dedicated cadre of instructors. While merely learning to windsurf provides important feedback and meaning, competition offers deeper feedback in terms of how one is progressing in the pursuit of knowledge and skill. In the US we have insufficient coaches to take our youngsters to this level. But, under the guidance of coaches (parents, or other adults) young people can be taught the advanced skills and secrets to becoming the very best one can be at a task and to persevere with a dream through all kinds of adversity. The highest level occurs in striving to make the dream your very own – to sacrifice all else as you strive higher and higher. Only one female and one male will make the US Olympic Sailing Team for windsurfing – it will be the person who has been blessed with the most talent, and who has learned how to become truly dedicated to accomplishing a goal, no matter the sacrifice. Striving to be an Olympian provides our youth with a tangible dream, but, it represents only one of many dreams available to us as we progress through life. Even if one does not make it on the national Olympic Sailing Team, all who strive are winners. All who try will take their Olympic dream, and the associated experiences, with them as they move down other new and exciting life paths.

I am deeply sorry that the Olympic component of windsurfing is not valued very highly by the windsurfing fraternity. I am told that I should not get involved in political issues – that I should remain neutral and keep my opinions to myself. But, when I hear and read leaders within windsurfing state that we should not concern ourselves with the Olympics because the sport is not given television exposure, or because it is so small a component of windsurfing that dealers cannot make money from the sale of boards, or that we should not concern ourselves with youth because they don’t buy equipment, I cannot remain silent. These statements burn at the core of my beliefs. Such statements illustrate a naďve notion of what sport is all about and our responsibilities to our youth, especially when it comes to providing them the opportunities to seek goals and to learn important values. Whatever the future holds for windsurfing in the Olympics, the young people who strive to participate will carry valuable memories and experiences with them forever. The entire windsurfing fraternity should help ensure more experiences like these for youth. It is our collective obligation to put politics and economic self-interests aside and to encourage more young people to seek the Olympic Dream. It is our obligation to celebrate those among us who dare to pursue an exceedingly difficult task – to become an Olympian. The best of luck to all of you – I am pleased that windsurfing is doing its part – however small – to improve the health of our young people and to help strengthen their values.



Steven Schrier, ISAF International Measurer.

The registering of boards continues through the year although new race boards will not be able to compete in International FW events.

AHD have started registering the Diamond GT 75 and Diamond GT 85 race boards. The 75 is 2596 long by 745 wide, 7.3 kgs and 124 litres. The 85 is 2600 long by 842 wide, 8.1 kgs and 144 litres. This is approved for National Racing in the Funboard Class.

BIC have fully registered the TECHNO FORMULA race board. It is 265cm x 93cm wide, 10.8 kilos and 167 litres.

GUN have notified us that they wish to continue with their registration of the Mythos race board, 2330 long by 1000 wide, 8.5 kgs and 145 litres. This is approved for National Racing in the Funboard Class.

EXOCET have fully registered the Formula L99 race board. 8.2 kilos and 155 litres. This is approved for National Racing in the Funboard Class. The FW Committee and ISAF have also approved this board for 2002 FW racing.

The full list of ISAF Registered Production Boards can be found on the IWA website under Rules and Regs. The Formula Windsurfing Class approved boards list can be found on their new official website, https://www.formulawindsurfing.org/

Professional Windsurfers Association introduce:


The Windsurfing Hall of fame serves to honor those that have made a special and significant contribution the sport of Windsurfing. May it be a sailor, past champion, industry VIP, press member or a notoriety of windsurfing.

3 nomineešs will be inducted into the Hall of Fame every year and will be honored on the PWA website under “Hall of Fame”. This will be categorized by year with photos and a special profile for the member of the windsurfing Hall of Fame.

PWA Chairman Phil McGain says “The sport is over 35 years old now, itšs about time we recognized and honored those special people who have made windsurfing what it is today”.

There will be selection committee chosen by the PWA management Board, this committee will decide from the nominees put forward who will be inducted that year. Nominees can be put forward by any interested windsurfer who knows someone who has made a contribution to the sport over the past 35 years. This can be done through the contact on the PWA website (www.pwaworldtour.com/).

There will be special ceremony at a chosen event during the year where the PWA will honor the new inductees.


One of the services provided by the recently launched ISAF Sailor is the Online Biography, which allows sailors of any level to have a biography loaded onto the website, along with images and campaign website links. The ISAF Sailor Biography will hopefully mean that the repeated requests sailors receive to complete biographies for each event, usually in slightly different formats, will become a thing of the past, with the ISAF Sailor biography able to reduce this duplication and provide a one-stop online biography available to everybody and kept up-to-date by the sailors themselves.

To aid media and all other interested persons it must be easy to find the sailor’s biography. The most common place where people might want to find out about a sailor is when they see the sailor’s results on an event website, and this can easily be achieved, by providing a hotlink back to the Sailor’s biography.

Whilst each event organiser can include this extra field to accommodate the sailor’s biography in their existing results software, ISAF is working with the provider’s of results software and asking them to make a small change to their systems to create these fields and hotlinks, so that future software will incorporate the ISAF Sailor.

For further information on including the fields and the coding required go to:


To see a sample of links to a sailor’s biography from results, go to the following link of results from Sail Melbourne – http://www.sailmelbourne.com.au/syc/49er/SGrp1.htm – and click on Michael Blackburn or Chris Nicholson’s names.

If you just wish to include a link to a sailor’s biography on your website, for example in a news article, then you are welcome to do so. However, please note that the bio.html file on the ISAF website has a small piece of javascript to cause a redirect to an ASP page. It is therefore strongly recommended that you create links to an ISAF Sailor Biography as follows http://www.sailing.org/bio.html#CANPH where CANPH is the ISAF Sailor ID.

Coming soon, will be the option to include mini-bios of sailors on your website, such as your national squad or specific class sailors, including key information and images, which then links to the full biography on the ISAF Website. Whenever the sailor updates his or her biography, this update will automatically be transmitted to the information published on the mini-bio. Full details of this application will soon be made available, but in the meantime to see an example of a mini-bio go to: http://www.sailing.org/minibio.asp


Would you like to use the ISAF website world news stories, that appear down the centre of the front page, the ‘regattas on-line’, or the ‘news ticker’ (the links that scroll across the top of the page), or the ISAF Racing Rules for Sailing on your sailing website?

Well you can! What’s more it will not cost you anything and your website will be automatically updated with the latest news and regattas from around that world as it is posted onto www.sailing.org

For full details of how to access this service go to the following link and follow the instructions:


If you would like to see how the information is reproduced, click on the websites below all of which re-use ISAF Information:

Sailing Federation of Ukraine – http://users.adamant.net/~sfu/set_m.html

Icelandic Sailing Association – http://www.toto.is/sil/english.htm

South Africa Sailing – http://www.sasailing.co.za/

Japan Sailing Federation – http://www.jsaf.jp.or

Australian Yachting Federation – http://www.yachting.org.au

International Moth Class – http://www.moth-sailing.org/


The 2002 ISAF Mid-Year Meeting will take place from 2-5 May 2002 in Vienna, Austria, with meetings of the ISAF Executive Committee, Events Committee and Council being held.

The Agendas for the Events Committee and Council will be published on the ISAF Website at the end of the day on Thursday 28 March 2002. Go to the Meetings section on the ISAF Website to view the Agendas, as well as search for minutes of past ISAF Meetings from 1993: http://www.sailing.org/meetings/

The Mid-Year meeting of the ISAF Sailing Committee is taking place from 12-13 April 2002 and the Committee Agenda is available at: http://www.sailing.org/meetings/2002midyear/sailing.asp


The 2002 edition of the ISAF Race Management Manual is now available to download from: http://www.sailing.org/manuals/rmmanual/rmmanual.pdf

Please note that this is in Acrobat Reader .pdf format and may take up to 20 minutes to download.

Alternatively as of 2 April 2002, the ISAF Secretariat will be able to supply hard copies at a cost of Ł8.00 each plus postage and packing. Please use the online publication order form to order your copy:



PRE-Notice of Race and entry form

Formula Windsurfing Class

14th to 19th May, Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal


Please send your entries NOW to the IWA office: info@internationalwindsurfing.com

or fax to: +23 9246 8831


Junior, Youth, Masters & Raceboard

3rd to 10th August 2002

Largs, Scotland

Pre-Notice Of Race – https://www.formulawindsurfing.org/read.php?type=nor&id=2

The Official Notice of Race is being prepared now, to be published shortly – racing categories may change.


Results, reports and photos




Mistral Asian Junior & Youth Continental Championship

& Raceboard Asian Continental Championship

March 28th -April 5th 2002, Dameisha Beach, Shenzhen, China

Results, reports and photos


After 2 days of measurement, 147 competitors from 7 countries gathered last night for the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Mistral Asian Continental Championship being staged here in Shenzhen City, China. First up, was a banquet followed by a stage show in the open air performed by 600 actors! The Chinese Yachting Association have gathered an impressive array of sponsors to support this event which countries are using as a qualifier for the 2002 Asian Games to be staged in Busan, Korea this autumn. Regional Teams from all over China are taking part as well as competitors from Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei, Japan, Pakistan, Thailand and Australia.

Entries include:


Heavyweight Men: 15

Lightweight Men: 29

Women: 40


Youth Men: 22

Youth Women: 21


Junior Boy: 11

Junior Girl: 9

Minim Boys/Girls: 5

Day 1: A light southerly breeze of 5>6 Knots allowed racing to get underway on schedule today. First

off were the Mistral Juniors followed by the Raceboard fleet both racing on the outer loop. 3rd to start were the Mistral women (inner loop) and finally the Mistral men (outer loop). The first two fleets away finished in a dying breeze however Qu Chun, the race officer, shortened course for the Mistral men & women at Mark 3 ensuring that the first races for all fleets were saved.

Competitors returned ashore under a one hour postponement. Sadly, the wind never returned so racing was abandoned for the day. There were no protests.

Day 2/3: No Racing. Light Airs

Day 4: After a long wait, one race for all fleets was successfully completed in 5 to 6 knots of breeze. In fact Qu Chun called the racers out at about 1330hrs and held them in the starting area for 2 hours, knowing that when the wind came it was not going to stay for very long. In fact this was exactly waht happened. As soon as the last finisher crossed the line, as if by magic the wind disappeared very quickly. Mercifully, the current such that there was was across the course.

Day 5: A lot of effort was put in by all involved in the infrastructure and behind the scenes at this big event. This was finally rewarded handsomely by some good wind! 8>10knots at 0900hrs which built to 12 knots in the afternoon. The first race of the day was run in semi-planing, mast track forward conditions. This built to full planing mast track back downwind reaches in the second and third. A series of 7 races out of a possible 10 max and a therefore a variety of conditions to test the racers fully. It has been a tough week for the organizers, especially Qu Chun, the race officer but he has made the right calls.

Final Results:

Mistral HW Men Mistral LW Men

1.CHN75 Wu ZhiMing 1,5,2,12,8,9,3 CHN41 Zhou Yuanguo 3,16,1,1,2,1,2

2.CHN263 Mo Zehai 6,6,13,2,1,8,12 HKG 6 Ho ChiHo 5,13,16,5,5,6,1

3.JPN1 Kenjo Motokazu7,14,3,14,11,3,4 CHN46 He Feng 20,9,5,4,3,10,7

Mistral Women

1.CHN7 Yin Jian 1,3,3,1,2,1,4

2.HKG1 Lee lai Shan 2,2,1,3,4,4,1

3.CHN66 Jin Lan 5,9,13,4,5,3,5

Mistral Youth Men Mistral Youth Women

1.CHN46 He Feng 20,9,5,4,3,10,7 CHN66 Jin Lan 5,9,13,4,5,3,5

2.CHN99 Xia BingYu 10,11,10,6,13,5,15 CHN116 Shen KeNa OCS,6,7,14,11,6,11

3.CHN47 wang Aishen 4,10,11,11,22,19,14 CHN5 Lai MingShuang 8,11,12,13,15,8,12

MJOD Boys MJOD Girls

1.CHN3 Fang Zhennan 1,1,1,4,1,5,8 CHN700 Lin ZhuMei 3,7,7,8,8,11,13

2.CHN36 Song BinBin 4,2,3,1,2,3,5 CHN613 Huang Huijun 8,11,9,6,11,7,7

3.HKG2 Lai HoCheung 5,3,6,5,3,1,6 CHN600 Fang XiongXia 11,12,15,10,9.9,4

Raceboard HW Men Raceboard LW Men

1.CHN3 Sun Maochun 1,5,5,3,4,6,4 CHN280 Chen Ze 3,1,1,1,1,2,3

2.CHN211 Wu Hanquan 6,8,3,4,2,7,6 CHN151 Gao ChuanWei 5,2,4,6,OCS,1,1

3.CHN275 Huang ChengLi 19,10,7,8,3,4,2 CHN169 Wang Tao 4,3,8,5,7,5,7

Raceboard Women

1.CHN218 Song Xiaojun 16,11,13,10,6,12,13

2.CHN33 Li Lin 10,12,15,28,14,19,15

3.CHN1 chen LiNa 20,9,20,34,8,16,16

NB All Places quoted are finishing order. Mistral Men & Youth men are racing in one fleet. Mistral Women are one fleet racing separately. Raceboard competitors are racing as one fleet. The MJOD fleet is one fleet. One discard only


The Mistral Junior One Design Class development policy can be found at www.imco.org/regatta/02jdp.pdf. This defines the class recommendations on how best to encourage and nurture junior racing regattas within a country or region.


Forms: http://www.imco.org/zip/02JYMforms.zip

URL: http://www.imco.org/regatta/02JYMworfldspre-nor.htm


Forms: http://www.imco.org/zip/02euroForms.zip

URL: http://www.imco.org/regatta/02Europrodigyfwmod.htm



URL: http://www.imco.org/regatta/02MWorldsPreNoR.htm


Just a reminder that the IMCO fax line has been temporarily discontinued to make sure that all entries for upcoming events are sent to the IWA office at +44 2392 468831




The worlds elite wave sailors from both the men’s and women’s divisions of the PWA world tour have gathered here in Vargas, Gran Canaria for the first event of the season. Today, the likes of Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Proof, Neil Pryde), Vidar Jensen (North) Kevin Pritchard (Bic, Gaastra) and Jason Polakow (JP, Neil Pryde) amongst many others have been making final preparations so that they are ready for official competition which is due to start tomorrow.

The conditions here in Vargas are currently calm but locals are predicting that the nuclear winds which have given Gran Canaria its reputation as one of the windiest places in the world should be here by the weekend.

The draw for the first single elimination will be on the notice board first thing tomorrow morning. The heats will be interesting as this event is a chance for the newcomers on the PWA world tour to challenge the ‘Big Guns’ The stage here in Vargas is all set, the players are ready…Bring on the action!

Reports, pictures: www.pwaworldtour.com/



Date Event Status Disciplines Total Prize money

04/08 – 04/14 Vargas, Gran Canaria Grand Prix Wave (M)-Wave (F) EUR65000

04/16 – 04/21 Leucate Freestyle Qualifier Freestyle (M) EUR22000

04/26 – 04/30 Neusiedler See, Austria Freestyle Qualifier Freestyle (M) EUR25000

06/07 – 06/09 King of the Cape Freestyle Qualifier Freestyle (F)-Freestyle (M) $15000

06/11 – 06/16 Costa Brava, Spain World Cup Freestyle (M) EUR35000

07/04 – 07/07 King of the Lake, Italy Freestyle Special Freestyle (M)-Freestyle (F) EUR65000

07/09 – 07/19 Pozo, Gran Canaria Grand Slam Wave (M)-Wave (F)-Freestyle (M)-Freestyle (F)EUR130000

07/26 – 07/30 Fuerteventura Grand Prix freestyle (M)-Freestyle (F) EUR65000

09/01 – 09/01 Magdalen Islands, Canada Grand Slam Freestyle (M)-Freestyle (F)-Race (M) $89000

09/21 – 09/29 Sylt, Germany Grand Slam Wave (F)-Wave (M)-Race (M) EUR100000

10/03 – 10/10 Brandon Bay, Ireland Grand Prix Wave (M)-Wave (F) EUR65000

11/01 – 11/01 El Yaque, Margarita Freestyle Qualifier Freestyle (M) $0

12/12 – 12/15 King of the Caribbean, Bonaire Freestyle Qualifier Freestyle (M) $25000


After the successful start in 2001 with six events and over 300 competitors the Euro-Cup will grow in 2002. At the moment a tour of ten events is confirmed.

27.04. – 01.05. EC Lake Garda (ITA) EUR 15.000,00

08. – 12.05. EC Travemünde (GER) EUR 15.000,00

14. – 19.05.FW European Championships Lisbon (POR)EUR 15.000,00

29.05. – 02.06. EC Cagliari/Sardinia (ITA) EUR 15.000,00

03. – 07.07. German Open/Euro-Cup Westerland/Sylt (GER) EUR 15.000,00

10. – 14.07. EC Miedzyzdroje (POL) EUR 35.000,00

17. – 21.07. Int. Polish Championships Jurata (POL) EUR 25.000,00

14. – 18.08. Engadinwind.com – Silvaplana (CH) EUR 15.000,00

21. – 25.08. EC Westende (BEL) EUR 15.000,00

11. – 15.09. EC Lelystad (NED) EUR 15.000,00

The registration for the events is possible now on this website. http://www.euro-cup.org/html/IWO.htm


For the first time ever the women get their own racing series: The Formula Windsurfing Women Cup 2002. This series consists of seven events that produce points for the annual ranking list. The competitions have been selected from the international Formula Windsurfing events. The calendar can be found on the website http://www.euro-cup.org/. Additional information can be found on the official website http://www.women.formulaworlds.com/. The registration is possible through the registration for the Windsurfing Euro-Cups on the website http://www.euro-cup.org/ or through the FW Race Office (Europeans and Worlds) on https://www.formulawindsurfing.org/.

The weekend before the first FW Women Cup in Malcesine / Lake Garda (Italy) there will be a FW Women Training Camp. Information about this camp can be found on the camp website http://www.glide.dk/camp.


4/5 May 2002 Grevelingen, Netherlands

18/19 May 2002 Oostende, Belgium

8/9 June 2002 Herne Bay, UK

22/23 June 2002 Wimereux, France

For the 2002 series, two new classes have been added to the North Sea Cup Series: Formula Experience, a Formula Windsurfing type class on special equipment for Junior and Youth sailors; and Formula Fun. The same class rules as Formula Experience for juniors and youth but for everyone over 18.

Notice of Race

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