THE WINDSURFING NEWSLETTER Issue #31 – December 2004

Raceboard Class - Revised Logo and Revised Rules The International Raceboard Class (IRC) is undergoing a transformation - the introduction of revised Class Rules in the New Year and with it a new logo http://www.raceboard.org/

Aloha Update - December 2004 Visit the Aloha Website for important news regarding the board, rig, and more for the 2005 season and beyond. It's all good news! http://aloha.internationalwindsurfing.com/

National Association Annual Class Fees The IWA Executive (Class Representatives) met on 4 December when it was agreed that IWA would no longer use the ISAF 3 tier membership classification . Also, now that IMCO is no longer an Olympic Class, it would be inappropriate to charge a higher rate for this Class. Now, we have one flat rate for all - Eur 160 for FW, IFCA, IMCO and Raceboard; Eur 80 for Aloha and MJOD. Naturally some Associations will be delighted to see that their subscriptions have actually decreased! Sadly, others will see an increase, but it is time to introduce a system that is simpler to administer and fairer to all. Invoices will be circulated in the very near future.

RACING RULES 2005 - 2008 The Fun Board Racing Rules no longer exist!!!! They have been replaced by Racing Rules of Sailing 2005-2008 (and relevant appendices) available to download from the ISAF website http://www.sailing.org/default.asp?MenuID=j0~wGX28zoNPPf6xvTv~`KY1RDKcuv1iAcdT

SPA Regatta SPA Regatta organisors have decided to both allow the new and old Olympic board at the 2005 SPA Regatta to ensure all have the opportunity to compete. In 2006 we will allow only the Olympic board. IWA comment: 'we hope the other Eurolymp will follow this logical decision'

UPCOMING EVENTS

Please keep the IWA informed of up-coming events Send your info to: iwaoffice@internationalwindsurfing.com. As more and more dates are confirmed they are being added to the calendar: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=13&parent=3&grandparent=0

Australian National Slalom Titles 1st to 3rd January 2005 - South Beach, Fremantle, Western Australia. For more info, contact Kevin Netto: K.Netto@curtin.edu.au

I "Bay of Cadiz - New Year" Training Race Notice of Race has been published for the I "Bay of Cadiz - New Year" Training Race to be held at Puerto Santa Maria, Cadiz, Spain from January 2nd to 4th 2005. Mistral Junior - Mistral Youth - Mistral Senior http://www.imco.org/page0218v01.htm

PWA Indoor and UKWA - Schroders Int. Boat Show at ExCeL 6-16 January 2005 http://www.pwaworldtour.com/pwa.sys/news/article,498 http://www.schroderslondonboatshow.com/watersports_arena/windsurfing_championships.asp

Formula Windsurfing Oceanic Continental Championships 21-25 January 2005 - Elwood Sailing Club, Melbourne, Australia www.sailmelbourne.com.au

2005 New Zealand Formula & Slalom Windsurfing Nationals 11th – 14th FEBRUARY 2005 Otago Harbour Dunedin, New Zealand. For Notice of Race & Entry Form go to www.windsurfingnz.org or email Tony Limburg info@watercooled.co.nz"

Langkawi International Regatta Perdana 23-27 February 2005 Hotel Tiara Waterfront http://www.sailing.org.my/kedah/

20th Annual Calema Midwinters - 3-6 March 2005 http://www.calema.com/events.html

MPPP / PSC International Regatta, 4-6 March 2005 Penang Swimming Club situated at Tanjung Bungah, Malaysia. Classes for Windsurfing - Formula and Raceboard. Email: sailing@penangswimclub.com

IMCO WORLDS 2005 - Confirmed in Sicily - 9-18 May http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=1&parent=0&grandparent=0&newsid=949

Gdynia Sailing Days, Poland 1-6 August 2005 www.gdyniasailingdays.com

EVENT REPORTS

Pontal de Itapuã III – Long Distance Formula Windsurfing Race - Wilhelm Schürmann's Reports http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/news.php?id=858

FOR OTHER EVENTS View the Calendar: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/default.asp?menu=13&parent=3&grandparent=0

FURTHER INFORMATION SOURCES: IWA Website: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com/ Aloha: http://aloha.internationalwindsurfing.com/ Formula Windsurfing: http://www.formulawindsurfing.org IFCA: http://ifca.internationalwindsurfing.com/ IMCO: http://www.imco.org/page0001v01.htm MJOD: http://mjod.imco.org/ Raceboard: http://www.raceboard.org ISAF: http://www.sailing.org/

E-MAIL CONTACT: aloha@internationalwindsurfing.com - Rory Ramsden - Aloha Class Secretary FW@internationalwindsurfing.com- Ceri Williams - IFWC Class Chairman IFCA@internationalwindsurfing.com - Bruno de Wannemaeker - IFCA Class Chairman imco@internationalwindsurfing.com - Rory Ramsden - IMCO Class Secretary MJOD@internationalwindsurfing.com - Rory Ramsden - MJOD Class Secretary Raceboard@internationalwindsurfing.com - Rory Ramsden - Raceboard Class Secretary rory@internationalwindsurfing.com - Rory Ramsden - IWA Executive Secretary iwaoffice@internationalwindsurfing.com - Annie Smith - IWA Administrative Secretary

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