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Report: The New Zealand Windsurfing Slalom Nationals for the 2008-2009 season.

Thirty four competitors descended on Otago Harbour for the New Zealand Slalom Nationals running over four days from 5 to 8 February 2009. Gareth wood was the hot favourite, defending the men’s title and still fizzing from being joint winner of the Australian Slalom Champs in November 2008. In the Women’s competition, Annie Crombie returned from Christchurch to defend her title.  

National Slalom Champ Titles go to James Dinnis and Sue Bradley

James Dinnis, of Taranaki, won the open men's grade in the national windsurfing championships on Otago Harbour, winning all but one of the 21 races. Sue Bradley, of Queenstown, won the women's open grade, finishing just ahead of Annie Crombie, of Christchurch. In the over-50 men's grade, Tim Wood, of Auckland, was a convincing winner.

Defending champion Gareth Woods is expected to be one of the frontrunners in the national slalom windsurfing champs

Defending champion Gareth Woods, of Dunedin, is expected to be one of the frontrunners when the national slalom windsurfing championships start on Otago Harbour today. Woods won last year's event and is also the joint Australian champion. His main competition is expected to come from Taranaki's James Dinnis and Auckland's Anton Blijlevens. In the women's competition, Annie Crombie, of Christchurch, has returned to defend her title and Queenstown's Sue Bradley also shapes as a strong contender.

New Zealand Slalom Nationals - early entry date extended

The number of entries for the New Zealand Slalom Nationals 5th – 9th Feb are far ahead of last years at this point. The Race committee has decided that because of the holiday period there will be a brief extension to the cut off point for the late entry fee. So you now have 1 extra week (until the 16th of Jan) to get your entry in to us. After the 16th of Jan’ there is a $50.00 late entry fee payable. Please go to the following link for the notice of race and entry form and get it back to us ASAP to avoid the extra charge. http://windsurfingnz.org/downloads/2009NoticeofRaceEntryForm.pdf

Windsurfing: Success for NZ champion on Aussie stage

Gareth Wood surfs the Internet in his job, and the waves on the Otago Harbour for recreation. He is a slalom windsurfer. Wood (27), a computer specialist at the University of Otago, enjoys the adrenaline kick he gets from bouncing along the whitecaps on the harbour. He is good at his sport and added the Australian title to the pair of New Zealand slalom windsurfing gold medals he has won in the past two years. Full story: http://www.odt.co.nz/sport/other-sport/32367/windsurfing-success-nz-cham...

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Scott Fenton

Video clip from the CDROM 'Windsurf Safe' produced by Windsurfing NZ.

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