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Windsurfing coaches wanted (Auckland)

If you are a windsurfing coach that is able to inspire windsurfers of all ages to get out on the water and would like a coaching opportunity this coming season, Maraetai Sailing Club are looking for coaches for the following programmes: learn to sail, learn to race, advanced sailing, learn to windsurf, advanced windsurfing. Ongoing coach development will be provided. If you are interested or require more details call Chris Wood, 0210714354

Laurence Carey (NZL252) updates from the Canary Islands

It's been a busy time, with kiwis competing and just sailing in Tahiti and on Maui with great success. Laurence is in the Canary Islands preparing for the next round of the PWA, and reports on his build up and other matters.
http://mailchi.mp/61afecde1b87/y2l6igf5sn-2488749

Windfoiling - flying the new option

Windfoils (windsurfer with a foil fin) are getting a lot of attention, and if you've been following the PWA slalom series you'll have seen how foiling can extend the wind range of your sailing, as well as providing yet another way to spend money on your sports gear. There are a few kiwi early adopters and a good number who are keen to try. Virtually all major windsurfing companies, and also some foil companies, are now promoting windsurfing foiling and providing lots of advice on the sport - the gear, the techniques, the benefits and risks.

Stolen windsurfing gear - Auckland


Dave and Kimberly have been strong supporters of the Eastbourne Slalom Plus event every year - anything we can do to recover Dave's gear would be great.
Kimberley's posting from Facebook:

Kiwis competing in PWA Korea - watch livestream

Laurence Carey (NZL252) and Jack Holliday (NZL91) are competing in the PWA World Cup events, Laurence in Ulsan 3-8 May, South Korea, and then Jack is joining Laurence in Japan. You can watch PWA Ulsan live online (3 hours behind NZ)

https://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.php?id=38&tx_pwaevent_pi1%5BshowUid%5...

Windsurfing NZ April 2017 news update

Hutt City Windsurf Cup Overview (+ video), Canterbury Champs 19 March 2017, Its time to getaway ...
Bringing the experience of a large international windsurf event to New Zealand was the vision for the inaugural Hutt City Windsurf Cup. Certainly the scene played out at Eastbourne on Friday morning could be lifted straight from any of the PWA events around the world. A sea of brand new gear littered the grass area with sail numbers from all over the world. The media people scurried from interview to interview while the drone buzzed overhead. Competitors rushed around getting ready in their matching race vests (more...)

Android Sailing Timer

Sailing Start Watch for your Android phone - emulates standard sailing watch - maybe useful for practicing (on land), or if you have a waterproof phone or waterproof case.
NOTE: Anyone installing this app (which is an ".apk" file) will need to change the setting on their phone to allow installation of non-market applications:
To find this setting on versions of Android prior to 4.0, go to "Settings > Applications" and then check the box next to "Unknown Sources". For devices running Android 4.0 or above, go to "Settings > Security" or "Settings > Security & Screen Lock" and then check the box next to "Unknown Sources" and confirm your choice.

Hutt City Windsurf Cupdate - it's all go

The Hutt City Windsurf Cup is on track and looking to be the biggest windsurfing event Wellington has seen in a long time. Aimed at a wide range os sailing abilities, it also promises to be a great experience for spectators, with on-shore markets and food stalls to back up the on-water excitement. It's never too late to enter and be part of the event, and be in the running for some great spot prizes. Click through for details.

2017 NZ Boardstore Slalom Windsurfing Nationals results

Well..... after some time to recover, here is our report on the 2017 NZ Boardstore Slalom Windsurfing Nationals:
41 competitors in total all started arriving on the Monday before the start of the event. We had 9 storage containers dotted around our clubrooms that are situated right on the shore front of our beautiful harbour and two neighboring buildings were loaned to us for extra room for the prize giving, Skippers meetings finish line result taking and even accommodation for those that wanted to stay onsite.

New Zealand Raceboard, RS:X & Techno 293 National Champs

Fri 14 Apr 2017 - Sun 16 Apr 2017
Takapuna Boating Club

Dates and venue are set for the RS:X, Raceboard and Techno 293 Nationals.
Hope to see you all there.
There is an open invitation to all our past NZ champions to form a team and come and sail a race or two with us.
We will supply the kit. Be great to see a dream team out off Taka.
https://www.facebook.com/RSXandTechnoNZ/

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