On behalf of the International Windsurfing Association (IWA), we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Bruno De Wannemaeker for his dedicated service as President over the past year. Bruno over the years has played a vital role in the growth and success of the IWA, and will continue in such spirit with the IWA and Funboard Class Executive Committees.

We are pleased to announce that Francesco Zarbo will be replacing Bruno as President of the IWA. Francesco is a lawyer and co-founder of the Formula Windsurfing Class in Italy. He has a long history of sailing and windsurfing regattas, and has been on the board of the IWA for over fifteen years. This will be Francesco’s second term as IWA President.

Francesco has been formed by collaborating for many years with Ceri Williams, and together they shared the vision of a united windsurfing community, both in terms of vision and organization. As he begins his mandate, Francesco is committed to fostering unity within the windsurfing community and invites all members to join him in this spirit of service. We look forward to working with Francesco and continuing to grow and thrive under his leadership.