The International Windsurfing Association (IWA) is pleased to announce

that the Professional Windsurfers' Association (PWA) has joined the IWA as

an Associate Member. Phil McGain, the chairman of the PWA, has been invited

to sit on the IWA board as a director.

On making the decision Phil commented, "We will work hard with the other

members of the Association to develop a unified structure for competitive

windsurfing world-wide. This can only be good news for the whole sport"

Bruno de Wannemaeker, IWA Chairman, welcomed the news by saying "It's

a full

house! Now all significant windsurfing classes and organisations are under

one roof and working hard to make a difference. The next step is to set the

principles of competition structure so that windsurfing in each continent is

empowered to develop the broadest competition base possible for all age and

ability groups."