Posted On: 29/07/2020 12:44:08
With great sadness, the IWA announces the untimely passing away on 24 July of our very special friend and leading light, Ceri Williams, following a brief and staunch battle with his illness. Our thoughts go to his beloved wife Teri, to his sons Ross, Aaron, and Scott, and to his grandchildren.
Ceri is remembered for his great friendships, his unfailing work ethic, his generous smile, and his willingness to always go beyond the call of duty. He was selfless, time and time again, also taking difficult decisions in the best interest of many windsurfing constituencies. Key to the development of our sport, he was hugely successful in growing the junior Techno class into the great success it is today at the foundation of our sport. Equally successful in supporting the continuing inclusion and growth of windsurfing at the Olympics. Remembered by countless organisers for his endless energy at the hundreds of events he shaped and attended. And never taking the praise. A true gentleman and very good friend. He will be remembered with great affection by the windsurfing community and organisations worldwide.
Ceri dedicated his life to the sport we all love. We owe him a huge debt of gratitude.
Posted On: 28/07/2020 09:49:08
World Sailing's decision to select a windsurf foil board for the 2024 Olympic Games is further proof of the mutation of our sport. To help the transition between the classic OD board and the new Olympic Foil class, Tahe Outdoors has created the Techno 130 Wind Foil. It's a high performance all-in-one package - board, foil and sail rig - combining solid durability with easy accessibility, and will enable sailing clubs to invest in long-lasting equipment for their young sailors to race on. ......( more )
Posted On: 08/07/2020 18:49:12
This year the Czech Supercup should originally have taken place on Nove Mlyny lake in May but, due to COVID-19, it was postponed to new dates from 4th to 5th July. The location was changed too. It was moved to Velke Darko lake to the competition that is part of Czech Cup and is named "Pohar Vysociny" - that could be translated as "Highlands Cup". In total there were 21 competitors in Raceboard class and 38 in Bic Techno. Unfortunately the new date was possibly not suitable for Hungarians. Instead we welcomed 7 surfers from Poland. 6 other sailors came from Slovakia. ......( more )
Posted On: 04/07/2020 12:56:35
Notice is hereby given of the Inaugural General Meeting (IGM) of the International iQFOiL Class Association.
The meeting is scheduled to take place on Saturday 17th October at the venue for the 2020 iQFOiL World Championships - Univela Sailing, Campione del Garda, Tremosine, Province of Brescia, Italy.
The exact location for the meeting room and time the meeting will start will be posted with an Agenda and published in a further newsitem. ......( more )
Posted On: 03/07/2020 12:33:07
The Vanora Engadinwind by Dakine has an extensive schedule, which now also includes the iQFOiL European Championships. Make sure you have not missed the program change, which in consequence also changes the schedule for the Formula Foil Worlds (see NoR).
Any competitors wishing to also take part in the iQFOiL Europeans will find more info on the event website
On another optimistic note, ......( more )
Posted On: 26/06/2020 12:23:40
The German Sailing Federation (DSV - Deutscher Segler-Verband) has published a pathway for the Olympic windsurfing. The concept was developed in close co-operation with the German national class associations (NCA) German Windsurfing Association (GWA) and Deutsche Windsurfing Vereinigung (DWSV) as well as the board for wind- & kitesurfing of the German Sailing Federation. ......( more )
Posted On: 20/06/2020 08:55:24
Attention all Formula and iQFOiL racers!
A revised Engadinwind Festival programme
has been agreed with the organisers. The schedule for the 2020 Formula Foil World Championships now runs from 17th to 22nd August. ......( more )
Posted On: 18/06/2020 21:20:41
If you missed it, still time to catch up! Gonzalo talks about everything going on with the Class, events, equipment etc so it's very informative and definitely worth watching.
Posted On: 12/06/2020 21:23:40
The registration for the iQFOiL Worlds in Lake Garda has been open for a week now and 50 competitors from 22 countries and 6 Continents have entered so far.
Some big names from different tours to highlight:
The Goyard brothers from New Caledonia have entered already. Nicolas (was crowned PWA Foil World Champion in '19) and Thomas (who almost won every single up and downwind race last year in the PWA tour and French RSX Olympic rider for Japan '20) will be two of the favourites for the World Title no doubt. ......( more )
Posted On: 12/06/2020 12:40:12
Germany's first batch of iQfoil Boards got delivered and distributed, our Dream Team rider Lena Erdil was the lucky receiver of one of them! Together with her team mate Helena they unpack the boards and head for their first sessions. We caught up with Lena to ask about her first impressions.
Posted On: 08/06/2020 10:16:24
The Raceboard European Championships in Poland have now been rescheduled and will take place 1st to 5th September 2020.
The host club and class are excited to bring you this information and hope that a large number of Raceboarders will attend this championship and take advantage of the attractions provided. ......( more )