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The Malta-Sicily Windsurf Race - 21 years on

"Of all races I've ever done, including the Olympic Games, this one was physically the most difficult. It took me three days to recover." Race winner Bruce Kendall vividly remembers that race...

Antons account of Le Defi Wind - Gruissan 2010

James Dinnis arrived in Marseille after a bruising trip from New Plymouth, New Zealand – Auckland – LA (via Venice beach??) – Munich then on to Marseille. Like any good travel story this one had its dramas from the start. The Premium Air New Zealand check-in was the site of the last minute repacking of 217kg of gear all destined for a one way trip to France. As always the Air NZ guys were rockstars. 36 hours later Team Carbon Art arrived in France to be met by team rider Vincent only to find none of the gear had arrived...

Le Defiwind - James Dinnis (Carbon Art) brief report on this massive windsurfing race event

Yep boards arrived, all 17 of them just in time, some guys had to drive from Paris. The Defi is an amazing experience, being on the water with close to 1000 other people, the start gets you pretty excited then for 40k's you have sailors heading straight at you, had 1 crash as the guy just did not seem to the starboard rule then seemed to be pissed off at me ?? Oh the other thing i the French guys are fricken fast!! Had to pull out of 2 races as 5.9 was just too big in 50 knots. (We look forward to a full report on James' return)

Wellington Windsurfing Assn Harbour Blast - results / pictures

Downwinder after party / prize giving pictures online

Wellington Windsurfing Assn. Harbour Blast on this Sunday 21 March

Race between Petone and Eastbourne - direction depends on wind on the day. This is an all in event, you must be confident on the water (water start etc.) but not uber competitive (those guys will gone in seconds).

Race details (pdf) 2010 WWA Harbour Blast.pdf

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Video: Southern Lakes Windriders Clubs annual downwinder

39 windsurfers and kiters from all over the South Island descended on Glenorchy on Saturday 27th Feb. for the Southern Lakes Windriders Clubs annual downwinder sail from Glenorchy to Pigeon Island. Click to see the video

Queenstown Big Downwinder 2010 windsurfing and kiteboarding results

Main Results;
Overall; 1st Mike Holland (Kite); 2. Bennett Jones (Kite); 3.Thomas Rold (Kite); 4. Gavin Jackson (Wind); 5. Blake Porter (Kite); 6. Georges Millett (Kite); 7. Dan Willemse (wind); 8. Guilhem (Kite); 9. Graeme Evans (Wind); 10. Ben Collins (Wind).

Annual long distance wind riders event one huge success !

39 windsurfers and kiters from all over the South Island descended on Glenorchy on Saturday 27th Feb. for the Southern Lakes Windriders Club’s annual downwinder sail from Glenorchy to Pigeon Island. They were rewarded with a stunningly sunny and warm day. It was a spectacular site at the start with an array of coloured kites and windsurfing sails that quickly dispersed at varying speeds downwind. Winds were gusting approx 25 knots with variable and at times challenging wind conditions.


THE FORECAST IS GOOD FOR THE WEEKEND- YEE HA....But at the moment it’s difficult to say which day, (Yesterday it looked like Sun, today its looking like Sat) so a final call of which day will be made tomorrow, I’ll email you all again….. SO HERE'S THE PROVISIONAL PLAN...

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