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Xanthe Bowater - RS:X windsurfing - Post Portugal update

Hello again! A very jet lagged Xanthe here, I arrived back into Auckland last Monday afternoon and was back at work straight away. (Might I add, the weather in this country is far too cold for my liking!)

So I have had a week to think about writing this email and figure out how to summarise such an awesome two weeks of the most intense racing I’ve ever done, in some of the most testing conditions and against some of the best under 19 female windsurfers in the world. Here is what I came up with:

Update from Xanthe Bowater -

Xanthe gives a run down on what she's done, what she's doing and what she'll be doing in the future.

Hello again!
I think the last time I wrote to all of you was when I returned from the youth worlds in Italy last October; so we have a lot to catch up on!

Xanthe Bowater's account of the RS:X Youth Worlds windsurfing at Civitavecchia.

As you can probably tell, I am now on my way home, currently waiting in transit in Singapore Airport, after completing yet another world championship. I arrived in Italy on the 15th October and spent the first 5 days training ... my very first day out was around 20-25 knots with the biggest waves I have ever sailed in, around meters of swell paired with a sharp chop...(click through for Xanthe's full and very readable account)

Xanthe Bowater heading for the RS:X Open Youth World Championships in Italy

Most of you are unaware, but I am currently sitting in Singapore airport once again. This time on my way to Civitavecchia, Italy for the RS:X Open Youth World Championships.

I have been drowning in homework since I arrived home from my last trip overseas in August, hence why I have been so slack with contacting everyone!

Young New Zealand Windsurfers bring home Gold for the Worlds women race and a set of great results for the Europeans

Great results were brought home by six teens who attended the Worlds, Europeans and Baltic Cup. The Gold Cup for the Worlds was won by Xanthe Bowater and both boys and girls were well placed in their classes.
Windsurfing is growing as a popular option for young New Zealand sailors, and New Zealand sent a group of teenagers to the European race circuit over their summer to race RS:Xs and Technos against the worlds best young talent.

Canterbury Windsports news

Well, spring appears to have arrived early which is great. Hopefully that means the wind will arrive early too. We hope you got through the winter unscathed and looking forward to a new season. We should have the new events calendar out soon, so watch out for this, you will also be able to view it on our website as well.

Annual General Meeting

Xanthe's final report on Techno293Plus success in Sopot, Poland

Hi all,
Yesterday was the last day of the World Championships in Sopot. It has been a fantastic regatta where both of us are pleased with our results. Fenella finished 56th overall (19th in silver fleet) and I finished 1st woman and 6th overall (against the men)! Very excited to be bringing home some silverware! (click through for full report)

Xanthe Bowater wins female Techno293Plus at Techno Worlds, Ergo Hestia Cup

Xanthe Bowater finished first female and 6th overall in the Techno293Plus (open) fleet Ergo Hestia Cup 2013 TECHNO 293 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. The other kiwi sailors: Finn Croft, Fenella Bowater and Lauren Mackenzie all finished around the middle of their fleets while Coral Heady improved to a creditable 13th out of 37. A great effort and a fantastic looking event.

NZ Team report on windsurfing progress at Techno 293 Worlds, Sopot, Poland

Last couple of days have delivered some leveling results for the New Zealand team. Competing at this level for this period of time is providing all with a much greater appreciation of the basics, "speed, height, and tactics".
Xanthe is the Kiwis best performer consistently placing in the top 5 in all of her races. " go Xanthe"

Xanthe and Fenella report on windsurfing progress and successes in Sopot, Poland

Hello again! So..! A lot has happened since our last email, we are now in Sopot, Poland - the venue for the Techno 293 World Champs. We arrived here on Thursday after our journey through Italy, with a stop to sail on Lake Garda, then up the Austrian Alps (photo attached), through the Czech Republic and all the way to the top of Poland. Quite the adventure!

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