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SLWRC Open Day

Sun 20 Nov 2016
Frankton Beach, Queenstown

OPEN DAY 2016 Kick start the season in style!
This year we are stepping up our game! Come and join us for a selection of fun activities, lessons and gear demo this Sunday at Frankton Beach starting from 3PM.

WATERCOOLED SPORTS DEMO DAY
A big shout out to Watercooled Sports Ltd! They're coming up from Dunedin bringing some sweet demo gear for you to try! If you want to test the new Fanatic windsurf boards, iRigs and/or SUP boards join us on Sunday from 3PM!

South Island Cup Round 2

Sat 3 Dec 2016 - Sun 4 Dec 2016
Lyttleton, Christchurch

Round 2 of the South Island Cup for windsrfing hosted by the CWA.
Points from Round 1 in Dunedin and Round 2 Christchurch count towards final results.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1115319121850786/

Sole kiwi performs well at Kona Worlds 2016

Stu Warman competed at the Kona worlds in Florida last week. He finished 19th over all (100+ competitors) , and was second in his weight class - Light Medium. He was the only kiwi.
http://class.konaone.com/Event/1446/kona-world-championships-2016

Southern Lakes Windriders - Season 2016/17 - Big changes ahead!

Thank you for your support so far!
Southern Lakes Windriders Club could not exist without the support of members and volunteers like you. 2015/16 was an eventful season and we have even better things planned for you in the future. If you want to skip to the chase fill out your membership form here but you should really keep reading as SLWRC will be getting even more amazing this year!

A short recap of last season's highlights: (click for more)

Snake Bank Regatta 2017

Sat 4 Feb 2017
Marsden Yacht & Boat Club, One Tree Point, Northland

Snake Bank Classic sail Race. Last year windsurfer ended up winning!!!
Bigger than before with options for everyone. Offering a paddle race in the morning at 11:30am and a sailing race in the afternoon at 1:45pm.
You can find out more about the event at the following links:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1324290434288175/
http://marsdenyachtclub.co.nz/sbr-2017/

Taranaki Wave Classic 2016 report

Taranaki Wave Classic 2016 went off! Hosted by Carbon Art Windsurf Boards, the 2016 event delivered fantastic conditions for both official competition and the ‘unofficial’ practice day on Friday. Pungarehu – the spiritual home of New Zealand wavesailing – came to the party early on the Friday with the traditional south-easterly arriving by late morning. Early bird locals were there and on it well before lunchtime, as well as the visitors appearing from all around the country; eager to get some practice in.

Queenstown Windsurf and Kitesurf Club AGM

Wed 19 Oct 2016
Queenstown (tbc)

The Queenstown Windsurf and Kitesurf Club will be holding this year's AGM on Wednesday the 19th of October.
Everyone welcome. Come along, and meet some of the members and find out what will be going on for the year.
Venue TBC (if you know somewhere that would be suitable for a couple of hours for 10-20 people then let me know!)
Note time tbc (7:00pm is a guess for now)
\https://www.facebook.com/QueenstownWindsurfAndKitesurfClub/

CWA - SPRING SNAP RACING,

how it works, I will give two days notice before event wind must be 18 knots plus, reading at the eastcoast cafe before race start I have the nor east, and nor west course already planned and will post the course soon, but as a heads up the
"NOR EAST COURSE"
 start is on the shore of kite point
 first mark around the black bouy east of start,

AWA SLALOM SERIES RACING IS ON THIS WEEKEND!

Where:
O’Neils Point (Bayswater Marina) sailing in Ngataringa Bay.

Please see attached document for parking and location info. Do not park in the marina unless you want to pay for it. Take the first left before the gate - see attached diagram.
https://www.google.co.nz/maps/@-36.8213699,174.7707412,1154m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

When:
Skippers meeting at 11am
First race at 11.30am

Forecast:
Westerly 12-29 knots

Please note: You will need to sign up at this event for the series in order to secure your T-shirt, these are being printed after this event.

Queenstown windsports update - free lessons!

Any kiters want to learn to windsurf ? Or any friends wanting to learn ?
I (Sue Bradley) am running an instructors course this weekend at Frankton in QT and still need some students for a free lesson for my potential instructors to practice on. Can you pass the word. First in get the places. Women and men for this one. Sat 4pm. Need to book with me first. Will just need towel and swimsuit and a positive attitude. :)

Hope you're all dusting off your gear as you pack your snow gear away. A few of us went to Glenorchy yesterday and a couple to Crighton today. Its not that cold !!!

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