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Petition to retain windsurfing in the Olympics

Regardless of what kind of windsurfing or kite boarding you do, the Techno293 / RS:X windsurfing pathway is still an important element of getting kids on the water. This is not an 'us or them' debate, many of the affiliated members of WNZ are kite boarders, its about doing what best for the wind sports. Lets keep windsurfing in the Olympics. Sign the petition, join the fight

Windsurfing community could fight the ISAF decision in November - support is accelerating

It would take a two thirds majority at ISAF’s annual general meeting in November to overturn the decision taken on a 19-17 vote by the ISAF council, but the windsurfing community appears to shaping up to fight the decision. Sailing is already doing everything it can to avoid being dropped from the Olympics, aware that it is the second most expensive sport to stage – equestrian is even more expensive – and that the entertainment, even cabaret, aspirations of the International Olympic Committee continue. On the one hand it (kiteboarding) should allow new nations to play catch-up in a game where the racing side is still rather underdeveloped worldwide. On the other, it trashes a lot of “pathway” programmes to bring windsurfer youth squads through, still has questions over exactly what equipment and race formats will be used, and leaves the RSX class of windsurfer, which was developed at ISAF’s request specifically for the Olympics, rather in the wilderness.

RS:X and Techno Class Associations respond to ISAF decision to drop windsurfing from Olympics

From the President RS:X and Techno Association NZ:
We have all woken up this morning to the news that once again ISAF has shown that their decision-making process is seriously flawed.

To remove Windsurfing from the 2016 Olympics is just bizarre. You only need to watch coverage of the Perth Worlds to see that the most exciting sailing going on was the RS:X.

2011-2012 Kendall Cup Techno Windsurfing series wrap-up

Another great Techno Class Kendall Cup series... The 2011-2012 Kendall Cup, BIC Techno T293 One Design Board Sailing Class, has just completed their six regatta series. Regattas started with Winter Champs.

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.

Bic Techno Oceania’s and RS:X National Championships 2012

February proved again that the wind can be very shifty and light. Great for socialising on the beach but more difficult for setting a fair course off Manly Beach.

A Techno competition doubled as the Oceania's and the NZ Nationals. There were four competitors from Noumea and one from Australia as well as a bunch of new local sailors in this class.

Final Day and Final Results - Techno Oceanias and RS:X NZ Nationals

February proved again that the wind can be very shifty and light. Great for socialising on the beach but more difficult for setting a fair course. The boards again took to the water after lunch and only managed one short race in each class before the wind dropped. Even though it was onshore the wind proved to be very shifty.

Green fleet Techno and other board types

Sat 10 Dec 2011
Auckland - Nth Shore

December 10 at Wakatere Boating Club, Narrowneck Beach, “green fleet” techno class but novices on other board types welcome, family friendly club, check www.wakatere.org.nz for NOR and other information.

Jennifer McIndoe

Ph 445 9073

Murrays Bay Learn to Windsurf Group

Sun 30 Oct 2011
Auckland

Murrays Sailing Club will be starting a learn to windsurf group in conjunction with Madloop windsurf school. This will be open to sailors from 8 to 15 years.
The group will start out with lessons at the Madloop wind surf school from the 30th October and then the group will continue on at Murrays Bay after Christmas. The aim is to get more sailors racing the Techno 293 Board.

If you already know how to windsurf but now want to learn to race we will also form a green fleet group that you can join to gain windsurfing experience and learn to race.

Techno 293 Autumn Regatta

Sat 21 Apr 2012 - Sun 22 Apr 2012
Takapuna

May be provision for Techno green fleet and for RS:X
Event details Kendall Cup 2011-2012

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