FFI has been in discussion with Flying Fifteen France (FFF) with
respect to the organisation of the 2015 Worlds following its decision at
the 2013 Council meeting in Hong Kong that Hyeres in southern France
was the selected venue.
FFI was advised several weeks ago by FFF that the event organiser
(COYCH) in Hyeres, for reasons beyond their control, are now unable to
proceed with the hosting or conduct of this World Championship.
In consultation with representatives of FFF, several alternatives
have been discussed and considered, together with the timing of the
event. FFF’s recommended venue is Crozon- Morgat, Brittany with CN
Crozon-Morgat as the organising entity / authority.
On the 12th July 2014, FFI Commodore Greg Wells visited the venue,
met with the key people from the club and the town, and inspected the
onshore and on-water facilities, launching and measuring infrastructure,
available accommodation, prize night venues, and discussed the many
other features and personnel requirements for a successful event.
Crozon-Morgat is now the FFI and FFF preferred venue for the conduct
of the 2015 FFI World Championship and the 2015 FFF Nationals (as the
designated pre-worlds event) to be held over a 12/13 day window in the
period of the last fortnight of August and the first week of September,
Subject to final agreement with FFF and CN Crozon-Morgat, this
decision and event schedule will be confirmed with a Preliminary Notice
of Race to be issued before the end of July 2014, and the official
Notice of Race by the end of September 2014.
FFI Secretary, 16th July 2014