IWA WEBNEWS No 8. MAY 2002

FURTHER INFORMATION SOURCES:

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

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

Formula Windsurfing: http://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

INDEX: IWA Yearbook is Now Available

Largs

First AGM of the International Windsurfing

Association

Aloha

Raceboard

FW

MJOD Annual General Meeting

2002 Mistral Youth & Junior World Championships/Mistral Masters

Gold Cup

Formula Windsurfing & European Championships 2002

IMCO Nations Cup 2002 & Sicily Grand Prix

FW Women Training Camp Lake Garda

Formula Windsurfing Euro Cup

IFCA World Championships 2002

PWA

Mistral European Championship

Mistral World Championship

Daily Reports From 34th Edition Of La Semaine Olympique

Francaise, Hyeres

Inaugural Commonwealth Sailing Championships

IMCO Breaking News

Chilli Resurrected From The Ashes?

Welcome To The CCWA Announce Mailing List

IWA Administrative Matters

IWA YEARBOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE

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.

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 Euro 20 per copy plus post and packing (see IWA

Administrative Matters below):

Please contact the IWA office on info@internationalwindsurfing.com

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

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

LARGS

FIRST AGM OF THE INTERNATIONAL WINDSURFING ASSOCIATION -

The first AGM of the International Windsurfing Association will be held at

Largs, Scotland at the beginning of the Windsurfing World Championships

2002. Each paid up National Association will be able to send a delegate for

every class it represents and now is the time to put some thought to and get

involved in this very important meeting. We envisage papers for discussion

regarding the future direction of our sport, including the Olympic choice.

Official Notice and full details will be given in the next Web News but

ample opportunity after publication will be given to contribute.

ALOHA

Aloha coaches and sailors are reminded that the u-15 category for Aloha

Classic has been reinstated in the 2002 World Championships. Full details

will be published in the Notice of Race which will follow this publication

of Web News. As a consequence there will not be a Techno Junior class as

was introduced for the first time in Ostia in 2001. I am sure this decision

will meet with the unanimous approval of all those national associations

that have supported the class since its inception.

RACEBOARD

4 world titles to be competed for at Largs - Raceboard Men and Women,

Raceboard Unlimited (open) and Raceboard Masters (open). These classes are

particularly strong in the UK and competitors from around the world will be

warmly welcomed by a very strong contingent from the UK who have every

intention of making this the best Raceboard World Championships ever.

FW

In addition to the Formula World Championships for youth boy and youth

girls, there are categories available for Espoir (u22) and Junior (u17).

Notice of Race to be published following the Web News.

MJOD ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Puerto Sherry, Cadiz, SpainURL:

http://imco.org/newfeatures/article_2002_05_3_1202.php

The second Mistral Junior One Design Annual General Meeting will be held

during the Mistral Youth & Junior World Championship in Puerto Sherry,

Cadiz, Spain. Please accept this notice as the official preliminary advice

that the meeting will be held. Nations who have paid their annual fee on

behalf of their MJOD Class are eligible to vote. All other interested

parties are welcome to attend as observers.

If you, a national MJOD Class Association, would like to put forward a

proposal for consideration by the AGM, please do not hesitate to send it, by

June 1st 2002 to the IMCO Executive Office at 1 King's Close, Lymington,

Hampshire SO41 9LU England Tel: +44 1590 688081 E-Mail;

IMCO_International@compuserve.com

THE 2002 MISTRAL YOUTH & JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

WITH THE MISTRAL MASTERS GOLD CUP are both due to take place in Puerto Santa

Maria, Cadiz, Spain from July 6th to 13th. The good news is that bed and

breakfast is free to the first 150 competitors to register. A limited number

of coaches will be able to benefit from this special offer as well. To make

your budget go even further free transfers from Jerez International Airport

have been arranged for competitors and their equipment on specified days

before and after the championship. For all the details, take a look at the

NoR at http://www.imco.org/regatta/2002JYMNoR.htm and download the forms

from www.imco.org/regatta/02JYMforms.htm. Please ensure you send the forms

to the correct addresses as shown on the forms.Thanks must go to the local

organisers, Mundo Vela Cadiz & The Andalusian Sailing Federation, for coming

up with this great offer. Good planing conditions and bright sunshine are

expected for the week. Sounds like an opportunity not to be missed, doesn't

it? So if you are from age 10 to ... well, at least six times that now is

the time to start finalising your plans to attend.Don't forget to fax your

competition entry to Annie Smith in the IWA Office on +44 (0) 2392 468831.

Do not send it to the IMCO office. To avoid confusion, the IMCO fax has been

temporarily disconnected. In the meantime, please e-mail

rory.ramsden@btopenworld.com or call +44 1590 688081 for further

information.

FORMULA WINDSURFING

http://www.formulawindsurfing.org

List of provisionally approved 2002 formula windsurfing sails for

international events is now available.

FORMULA WINDSURFING CLASS EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 2002 14th to 19th May,

Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal

For details, event reports go to

http://www.overpower.net/euroFW02/index.html

A last minute reminder that entries should be sent to Annie at the IWA

Office by fax +44 23 9246 8831 or via e-mail.

IMCO NATIONS CUP 2002 & SICILY GRAND PRIX

15/19 May 2002 - MONDELLO Italy URL:

http://imco.org/newfeatures/article_2002_05_3_1810.php

The 2002 Edition of Windsurf Festival is scheduled to take place from

13th - 19th May in Mondello, Sicily- IMCO NATIONS CUP 2002 will held from

15th until 19th May 2002- SICILY GRAN PRIX (individual regatta) will held

from 18th until 19th May 2002Competitors can enter the Windsurf Nations Cup;

the best 2 final results of the competitors of the same country will be

scored for the Windsurf Nations Cup Ranking List. This top 50 competitors

will also run the individual international IMCO regatta the Sicily Grand

Prix races on the 18th and 19th May with other competitors registered for

the Sicily Grand Prix only (Ranking ISAF).

Those wishing to enter this event which attracts enormous media interest

around the world should contact Albaria Windsurfing Club at the very

earliest opportunity. Please visit the event web site at www.albaria.com

for information about the last edition of Windsurf Festival.

FACILITIES: Special travel facilities will be available for international

competitors depending on their race results at international regattas.

Requests for support shall be sent to Albaria Windsurfing Club. The

Organising Authority will consider all requests and will reply by E-mail or

fax, indicating special budgets or possible reimbursements of parts of the

travel expenses.TRAVEL: You can reach Mondello by air (Punta Raisi airport

Palermo - 20 Km away from Mondello or Catania airport - 200 km. away from

Mondello), by ferry from Genoa, Livorno, Napoli or Cagliari, by train to

Palermo Central Station.

The Sicily Grand Prix is open to all competitors.

FOR INFORMATION:

ALBARIA Windsurfing CLUB - VIALE REGINA ELENA 83 - 90149 PALERMO -

ITALY.TEL++39+91-6843785 - 453595 FAX++39+91-6844483 E-mail: albaria@tin.it

Web Site: www.albaria.com

FW WOMEN TRAINING CAMP

LAKE GARDA, MALCESINE, ITALY,

22-25 APRIL, 2002

"This camp is a really positive thing and it is so great to meet girls

sailing from so many countries. Also that many are so young! This is

especially nice for the ones of us that almost never before have had the

chance so sail formula with other girls. So this is the first step on the

way! 14 girls from so many nations are really amazing and lots of fun! Four

days of work brought major improvements into their performance on the water

and gave the knowledge for the future racing." To read more and to view

photos go to: http://www.women.formulaworlds.com/

FORMULA WINDSURFING EURO CUP

"Perfect racing on Lake Garde in front of the beautiful city of Malcesine."

For news from the Formula Windsurfing Euro Cup on Lake Garda (ITA) which

began on 29 April go to: http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/

"The wind kicked in around 14:00 hours on the first day of racing for the

first Formula Windsurfing Euro Cup event of the new season. There are 97

men and 15 women participating in this first event. It is the first in the

new 'Women Cup' series of events that will give an overall Women's Formula

ranking at the end of the year."

Next event Travemünde, Germany 8-12 May.

IFCA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

2002 20th to 25th August,

Westende, Belgium

The Notice of Race has been published on the IFCA Website:

http://users.pandora.be/the.webbit.nv1/ifcaThis will be a combined World

Championship (freestyle and racing) and EuroCup event.

Also the latest PRODUCTION BOARD LIST - Updated 17 April 2002

PWA

PWA Freestyle Qualifier Neuesiedler See Austria 26-30 April 2002 - "a breeze

from the past eventually came back here in Podersdorf (Austria) at the

kick-off of the Freestyle season"

2002 Gran Canaria Vargas Aguimes PWA Wave Grand Prix - "the contest fired

into spectacular action on the North shore of Gran Canaria in epic side

shore conditions"

Leucate France 16-21 April 2002 and, To view results, pictures and reports

on events so far -

http://www.pwaworldtour.com/

Also for previews of Upcoming Events: King of the Cape 7-9 June 2002 Cape

Cod, USA

MISTRAL EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

MEN Qualifiers up to May 3rd 2002

URL: http://www.imco.org/regatta/ 02Eqlfm.pdf

MISTRAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

MEN Qualifiers up to May 3rd 2002

URL: http://www.imco.org/regatta/ 02wqlfm.pdf

DAILY REPORTS FROM 34TH EDITION OF LA SEMAINE OLYMPIQUE FRANCAISE, HYERES

Day 2: http://imco.org/newfeatures/article_2002_04_23_5510.php

Day 3: http://imco.org/newfeatures/article_2002_04_24_1050.php

Day 5: http://www.imco.org/newfeatures/article_2002_04_25_4129.php

Results: http://hyeres.ffvoile.net/INAUGURAL

COMMONWEALTH SAILING CHAMPIONSHIPS

URL: http://imco.org/newfeatures/article_2002_05_1_0609.php

Port Phillip, which is one of the worlds' best open expanses of water for

yacht racing, is the focal point "downunder" in Melbourne Australia

for the

conduct of world standard yacht racing. Over the years numerous

International sailing events and regattas have been held on Port Phillip.

This year's Sail Melbourne regatta attracted 1200 competitors, representing

21 countries. The Olympic & Invited classes event held at Sandringham Yacht

Club was an outstanding success with racing conducted in the eleven Olympic

sailing disciplines. There was extensive media coverage both nationally and

internationally. The Sail Melbourne website attracted 577,000 during the

regatta period.

In January 2003 Sail Melbourne will be conducting the inaugural Commonwealth

Sailing Championships for:

* Mistral men and women

* Laser Radial for women

* Laser Men's

* Hobie 16 mixed men and women

* 470 men and women

The championships, which will be held at Sandringham Yacht Club following on

from the Olympic & Invited Classes event, will commence on Saturday January

18th and conclude on Thursday January 23rd 2003. Entrants in the

Commonwealth Championships will also be able to compete in the Sail

Melbourne regatta which will be preceded by a two day coaching session

conducted by the Australian Yachting Federation team led by Victor

Kovalenko.

Participation in the two "back to back" International Sailing events

will

provide entrants with top level competition including the opportunity to

become a Commonwealth Champion. Charter boats will be available.

Sandringham Yacht Club is well experienced in hosting major events. It is a

central venue with excellent facilities. A wide range of accommodation and

services are available within the close vicinity.

Kevin Wood

Chairman Sail Melbourne Management Committee

Email: info@sailmelbourne.com.au Website: www.sailmelbourne.com.au/

IMCO BREAKING NEWSA new feature has been added to the IMCO website. The

newly introduced content management system will enable the very latest news

to be added to the site with the minimum of effort. To access the latest

news go to http://imco.org/breakingnews.php or visit the IMCO website at

http://www.imco.org/ go to the "News" drop down menu at the top of

the page

and scroll down until you reach "Breaking News". We will do our best

to add

informative windsurfing related news as often as possible. In the meantime,

if you have any information that you think the world should know about

please do not hesitate to send it to rory.ramsden@btopenworld.com

CHILLI RESURRECTED FROM THE ASHES?

Chilli Trading Update

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

As will now be known, Sportsworld Media Group Plc, the Parent Company that

acquired Chilli Industries in 1999, went into administrative receivership in

early April. In consequence, as a result of matters outside its control and

through no fault of its own, Chilli was also forced into receivership. This

resulted in devastation, disappointment and disbelief amongst the Chilli

Team.Notwithstanding this, the core Chilli crew has remained together to

recreate what was special about Chilli. There has been much hard work and

commitment shown over these last weeks and, despite the difficulties, it

makes me proud to be involved with such a team.In consequence I have the

pleasure to announce that the same Crew and Production Team that have

delivered the quality production values on which the Chilli name was built,

will now carry on in a new form. The management team, through our new

company Speed 9105 Ltd., have acquired the rights, titles and license

agreements to the Chilli Video Catalogue including the back catalogue of

Chilli TV programming. As of today, we are known as "Speed 9105" trading

as

"Chilli Media" remaining 'Chilli' through and through.These last few

weeks

have been difficult times. Despite this I have been surprised and touched at

the incredible loyalty and positive attitude many have demonstrated. We are

dedicated to get 'Chilli' back to what it was and support the people who

made it. The future is bright.The core elements of the new Chilli group

business will be:Chilli Media headed up by myself, Dan AtkinsØ TV - Sales

& DistributionØ Chilli Video - Sales and distributionØ Chilli

Marketing & SponsorshipChilli TV headed up by Emma SmithØ TV &

Video

ProductionØ News & Highlights Production and DistributionChilli Design

-

headed up by Dave MarcarØ Chilli Design have a wide knowledge of software

and styles. Dave Marcar and his team have produced everything from brand id'

s through to event themes, brochures, video sleeves, TV graphics and art

direction for many major brands.The Chilli facilities in France will now be

owned and operated on an independent basis with Steve Hulatt (whom we have

worked with for 15 years) and Louie Hubbard (whom we have worked with for 6

years). We will continue to work with Louie and Steve on a number of Chilli

Projects.Please call if you have any questions; wish to discuss our

short-term plans and/or to explore ways we can to work together.

Best regards,

Dan Atkins,

Director, Chilli Media

Gainsborough House, 2 Sheen Road, Richmond, UK, TW9 1AE

+44 (0) 208 973 2440

switchboard +44 (0) 208 973 2441

fax+44 (0) 208 973 2439

direct dial

mobile +44 (0) 7979 537 458

WELCOME TO THE CCWA ANNOUNCE MAILING LIST

The Cape Cod Windsurfing Association (CCWA) has created the "announcement

mailing list" for the sole purpose of spreading information about their

association. If you have would like to subscribe or have any announcements

you would like to include on this list, please email:

info@capecodwindsurfing.org or visit their website for news of events:

http://www.capecodwindsurfing.org

IWA ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

E-MAIL iwaoffice@cs.com has changed to iwaoffice@btopenworld.com

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".

AVOIDING VIRUSES

There has been a spate of e-mail viruses lately. Please be aware that as a

matter of policy we do not open e-mail with attachments that have no message

text, especially where the sender's address is not recognised. Also beware

of those e-mails that apparently come from someone you know but have an

underscore _ preceding their address; and also "returned mails" with

attachments.

ENTRIES AND PAYMENTS

IMCO FAX LINEJust 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

"INTERNATIONALWINDSURFING.COM"

Our new web site is almost ready to go live and in order to speed up the

process the current site has not been maintained as it should have been.

Once the new site is up you should be able to enter events and pay with

credit cards (Mastercard and Visa) on line. Thank you for your patience.

IWA YEARBOOK POSTAGE RATES

UK - second class - Euro 4.07

UK - first class - Euro 4.69

Europe - Euro 6.18

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Marino, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain (EU), Spitzbergen, Sweden (EU),

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Yugoslavia

Zone 1 - Euro 9.24

All countries not listed

Zone 2 - Euro 9.92

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Island, Nth Mariana Island, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Island,

Samoa, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wake Island, Wallis

and Futuna Is, Western Samoa

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info@internationalwindsurfing.com by 31 May 2002

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