Organisation/Reports to ISAF/2005
IFCA Report to ISAF Windsurfing Committee
This year IFCA reintroduced Speed windsurfing together with the ISA (International Speedsurfing Association). We organized and sanctioned 3 events (Port St Louis, Fuerteventura and Namibia). Finian Maynard (BVI) broke the Outright World Speed Sailing Record on the 500 meter track with a stunning 48,71 knots.
The Outright World Women's Sailing Speed Record was also broken this year by Karin Jaggi (SUI) with 41.25.
Finian Maynard also managed in October this year to sail the fastest nautical mile ever with 39,97 knots.
We organized the following Championships in 2005.
The European Freestyle Pro Tour was for the second year on a row recognized as the Freestyle European Championships. It was a very successful tour again with 11 events and 95 competitors from 17 countries. Kevin Mevissen (HOL) was the most consistent over the season and won the title.
The Freestyle Worlds were organized this summer in Silvaplana, Switzerland. We had 34 competitors of 3 continents, 12 countries. The World Champion Freestyle 2005 is Normen Gunzlein from Germany.
The Slalom European Championships put the slalom discipline back in the picture. The local organizer in Alacati, Turkey worked very hard and the windsurf conditions in Alacati surf paradise are incredibly good. Ben Van der Steen (HOL) took the European title after 9 exciting slaloms.
The Slalom Worlds were held in Fuerteventura (Canary Islands)
47 Men from 4 continents and 20 countries battled in 6 windy slaloms to see Micah Buzianis (USA) taking the World Title in front of Bjorn Dunckerbeck (AND)
In the ladies fleet Karin Jaggi (SUI) won 5 out of 10 slaloms and secured her World Title.
The Overall World Title Speed 2005 went to Bjorn Dunckerbeck (AND) who beat Finian Maynard (BVI) and Antoine Albeau (FRA). There were 109 competitors from 24 nations and 5 continents taking part on the re-start of speed tour.
we have the following championships planned:
o The EFPT Tour will continue as Freestyle Europeans;
o The Freestyle Worlds are not decided yet;
- Wave Performance:
o A new tour will be organized in cooperation with a Dutch event organizer;
o The Slalom Europeans will be decided by Euro cup slalom tour ;
o The Slalom Worlds will be in Alacati, Turkey
o A new speed world tour will be published soon by ISA
Bruno De Wannemaeker