IWA WEBNEWS No.7. APRIL 2002
FURTHER INFORMATION SOURCES:
IWA WEBSITE: http://www.internationalwindsurfing.com
Formula Windsurfing: http://www.formulawindsurfing.org
E-Mail [email protected] changes to [email protected]
Change To IFCA Website Address
Correction To IWA Web News 6 – Calema Midwinters
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
FW Women Cup
North Sea Cup – Dates 2002 Season and NoR
Nordic Championship In Formula And Freestyle
Newport Funcup Windsurfing Pro-Am Regatta
US Sailing National Prescriptions
E-MAIL [email protected] CHANGES TO [email protected]
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".
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE TO IFCA WEBSITE ADDRESS:
CORRECTION TO IWA WEB NEWS 6 – CALEMA MIDWINTERS
"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 [email protected]
In the meantime, if you wish to download the yearbook of your choice please
go to the following URLs.
FUTURE OLYMPIC EQUIPMENT – YOUR FEEDBACK
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 [email protected]
GUEST EDITORIAL – SUPPORT FOR THE OLYMPICS
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 naïve 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.
NEW PRODUCTION BOARD REGISTRATIONS
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, http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/
Professional Windsurfers Association introduce:
WINDSURFING HALL OF FAME
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 nominee¹s 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, it¹s
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.
ISAF SAILOR – RESULTS SOFTWARE AND LINKS TO BIOGRAPHIES
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 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
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
ISAF WEBSITE – INCLUDE FILES
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/
2002 ISAF MID-YEAR MEETINGS
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
ISAF RACE MANAGEMENT MANUAL
The 2002 edition of the ISAF Race Management Manual is now available to download
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 £8.00 each plus postage and packing. Please use
the online publication order form to order your copy:
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2002
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: [email protected]
or fax to: +23 9246 8831
WINDSURFING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Junior, Youth, Masters & Raceboard
3rd to 10th August 2002
Pre-Notice Of Race – http://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.
INTERNATIONAL FORMULA WINDSURFING ASIA PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIP 2002
Results, reports and photos
2002 MISTRAL ASIAN CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP
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
Heavyweight Men: 15
Lightweight Men: 29
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.
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
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
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
JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT POLICY
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.
MISTRAL JUNIOR & YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
MISTRAL EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
MISTRAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
IMCO FAX LINE
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 GRAN CANARIA – VARGAS, AGUIMES
PWA WAVE GRAND PRIX 2002
PRESS RELEASE: 8th APRIL 2002
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)
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
07/09 – 07/19 Pozo, Gran Canaria Grand Slam Wave (M)-Wave (F)-Freestyle (M)-Freestyle
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
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)
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
FW WOMEN CUP
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 http://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.
NEWPORT FUNCUP WINDSURFING PRO-AM REGATTA
Held just before the US Nationals in Corpus Christi Texas it is a great stop
for Europeans who want to make a bit of a circuit out of it. Housing can be
provided for travelling sailors on a first come first served basis. Please see
web site for other travel information.
When: May 17,18,19 2002
Where: Newport Rhode Island, USA – yachting capital of North America
How: Fly into Providence Rhode Island T.F. Green State Airport (code PVD)
Who: All Formula classes and other US classes (see N.O.R. on web site)
More info: on our web site: www.islandsports.com
Address: 86 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown, RI 02842-5660 U.S.A
Email: [email protected]
US SAILING NATIONAL PRESCRIPTIONS
TO INCLUDE YOUR ARTICLES IN THE NEXT ISSUE OF IWA WEBNEWS PLEASE FORWARD TO
[email protected] by 30 April 2002
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