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FUTURE IFCA STRUCTURE

Approved by ISAF Windsurf Committee at November meeting 2003

Following the World Championships at Hyeres (France) and the AGM held there, the IFCA-Executive recommends a dramatic change in direction by IFCA to clearly differentiate the Class from Formula Windsurfing. It has been decided that all associations should be asked to vote on this matter Basically, we wish to drop course racing from the world championships. This does not prevent national associations from running this discipline but competitors would not in future be selected to take part in International Funboard events based on Course racing results.

These set of rules are to be used in 4-7 days Continental and World Championships. National Associations may adapt these rules slightly for National Racing.

The future IFCA Disciplines will be:

1.    Wave & Freestyle = "Freewave"

The weighting of the points awarded for jumps, transitions and wave rides is to be made by the Race Director depending on the conditions.

  • Suitable conditions

  • Maximum 2 boards and 4 sails

  •  Heat Duration: 5 - 25 minutes 

  •  when at least one series elimination is completed a valid result is declared. If three or more completed, one discard is allowed.

  • Single elimination or Double elimination

  • 2-4 competitors per heat

2.    Slalom

Event sites for the slalom discipline to be chosen carefully to ensure sufficient wind speeds.

  • Minimum wind speed: 11 knots

  • Maximum 2 boards and 4 sails
  • Maximum width  board: 85 cm
  • Maximum sail size slalom: 10 m2  
  • Course Duration: - 3-10 minutes
  • Course type: downwind slalom or figure eight slalom as per IFCA course diagrams
  • When one elimination series is completed a valid result is declared. If three or more completed, one discard is allowed.
  • Single elimination or Double elimination
  • 5 - 20 racers per heat

3.    Speed

IFCA will continue to recognize speed records and organize speed trials for production boards in conjunction with the WSSRC.

  • Minimum wind speed: 15 knots

  • No limitations on quantity of boards or sails.

IFCA  &  ISAF World Championship Titles

a) World Funboard Class Champion Slalom - 4 titles: men, women, youth & masters

  • To declare a valid IFCA Slalom title for a division, 1 slalom elimination round must have been completed

  • Youth women and Master women IFCA Titles will be awarded if we reach a minimum of 10 entries in the relevant division

b) World Funboard Class Champion Freewave – 2 titles: men & women

  • To declare a valid IFCA Freewave title, 1 single elimination round must have been completed

  • Youth and Master IFCA Titles will be awarded for both men and/or women if we reach a minimum of 10 entries in the relevant division

World & Continental Tours

The class will do all it can to identify suitable partners to promote World and Continental tours in

a.   Freewave

b.   Slalom

National Series

National Windsurfing Associations are encouraged to follow the same structure bearing in mind the suitability of local conditions.


Racing Rules of Sailing 2005-2008


ISAF Approved Series
Production Slalom/Speed
Board List - Jan 2005

ISAF Approved Series
Production Wave Board List
Jan 2005