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Windsurfing Event safety check-out / check-in board

At the recent Eastbourne Windsurfing Fun Slalom event we trialled a check-out / check-in board system for managing safety. I first encountered this at the National Slalom event in Dunedin and it worked well, so I decided to try it here. It worked well so here's the details on how to make and use your own (total cost $6)

Barbara Kendall - windsurfing gear wanted to get Cook Islands kids to the Youth Olympics

Barbara is off to the Cooks and they are trying to get their windsurfing school happening with the long term plan of having a windsurfer at the youth Olympics. They are looking for some gear that can be donated.
Check out what you may have available - the list below is Barbara's initial requirements but if you have anything else let her know.

Triple Olympic medallist, Barbara Kendall honoured at a NZ Olympic Committee function

Triple Olympic medallist, Barbara Kendall was one of six women honoured at a NZ Olympic Committee function on Thursday night at the Heritage Hotel. The six women were all Gold medalists at Olympic Games, starting with Yvette Williams (1952, Long Jump), Barbara Kendall (1992, Windsurfer), Sarah Ulmer (2004, Track Cycling), Caroline and Georgina Evers-Swindell (2004 and 2008, Rowing) and Valerie Vili (2008, Shot Put).

Windsurfing hero Barbara Kendall retires from Olympic competition

Barbara Kendall is retiring from Olympic competition after a wind surfing career spanning close to a quarter century and encompassing multiple Olympic and World Championship medals. Now 42 years of age, Barbara is one of New Zealand’s most accomplished athletes and a recognised role model.

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Mistral One Design board - previous Olympic class windsurfer

Windsurfing options - there are more than you think!

  • Techno 293 - the 'junior' Olympic class, the ideal entry for young sailors. The skills learned here will set kids up for any kind of windsurfing, and of course there's always the possibility of yet another Olympic medal
  • RS:X Olympic - the current Olympic class board on which Tom Ashley won the Beijing Olympic Gold in 2008

Jon-Paul Tobin

website: http://www.jptobin.com/
blog http://jptobin.blogspot.com/
N Z Herald profile
Video clip from the CDROM 'Windsurfing Safe'

Aaron McIntosh

Interview from the CDROM Windsurf Safe
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