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Windsurfer Laurence Carey reports on the Carbon Art Challenge – Maui Race Series, the IFCA 2013 Worlds in Turkey and his plans for the future.

Laurence Carey (NZL 252) brings us this report from the second event of the Maui Slalom Series, the Carbon Art Challenge.
Over the past three years I have been coming to Maui to compete in the ‘Maui Race Series’ so I can train and race against some of the best sailors in the world. The ‘Carbon Art Challenge’ (15th June) was a great event with over 30 sailors competing. The conditions were very challenging with breaking waves on the start line and gusts between 25-30knots in the afternoon.

Windsurfing Slalom Racing returns to Eastbourne.

The Wellington Windsurfing Association (WWA) staged its final summer event in Eastbourne recently when riders revelled and raced in winds ranging from 28 to 38 knots. Slalom racing is the ‘Formula 1’ of windsurfing, with equipment and courses set to achieve maximum speeds, usually in a down wind zig-zag course and speeds up to 70 km per hour.

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)

WWA Eastbourne Fun Slalom

Sun 28 Apr 2013
Eastbourne, Wellington

Sunday 28th. This will be a fun slalom event at Eastbourne (opposite the ESSC/Shortt Rec.) open to all comers (stretch of water between the shore and Ward Island).
Doesn't matter what you sail, come along. Slalom is a great way to improve your gybes.
Course will probably be figure of 8 with beach starts (may be able to organise boat starts).
Registration from 11am, first race at 12, BBQ after. NOR and more details to follow soon.
Open to all WNZ and WWA members, join on the day. $5 to cover costs.
Notice of race
Entry form

Otago Windsurfing Champs

Sat 2 Mar 2013 - Sun 3 Mar 2013
DWA Clubrooms, Dunedin

Otago Champs 2nd & 3rd of March at the DWA Club!
http://dwa.windsurfingnz.org/

National Windsurfing Slalom Series another success story

The National Slalom competition in Dunedin last week was an unqualified success, with around 50 competitors, close racing and good media coverage including TV ensuring high visibility. Well done to the organisers and all the competitors for making it so great! Coverage on TV3 was unprecedented for windsurfing over recent years, and the local press gave good coverage:
http://www.odt.co.nz/sport/other-sport/245162/windsurfing-sport-release-...

North Island Cup Slalom Champs 2013

Sat 16 Feb 2013 - Sun 17 Feb 2013
Auckland

The AWA together with the Manly Yacht Club and Windsurfing New Zealand are pleased to bring you the North Island Cup for Slalom.

This will be a one-event competition held on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 February 2013 at Manly Beach Whangaparaoa Auckland.

NOR and Entry Form are now available for download at bottom of page

This event will be held together with the RXS and Techno Nationals and Formula racing, also competing on Friday 15 February.

2013 NZ Slalom Windsurfing Nationals

Wed 6 Feb 2013 - Sun 10 Feb 2013
Dunedin

To be held: Otago Harbour, Dunedin, New Zealand
Organized by: Dunedin Windsports Association Incorporated
In conjunction with Paul Meehan (O.D) Ross Monk (Start Boat) Ravensbourne YC (Rescue Boat)
A New Zealand Windsurfing Association sanctioned event

A great event in Dunedin with over 50 competitors every year. There are multiple fleets for different abilities.
So come along and enjoy some racing with the rest of the NZ Windsurfing community.

Notice of Race:

South Island Cup round 2

Sat 1 Dec 2012 - Sun 2 Dec 2012
Dunedin

This weekend (1st & 2nd December) is the 2nd Round of the South Island Cup.
Skippers meeting is at 11am at the DWA Clubrooms.
Entry is $20 per competitor and this pays for the boat hire from Ravensbourne YC and BBQ
Forecast at this stage is for Nor Easters on the Saturday.
We have at least 3 people from out of town coming, so lets all get out there and show them how it's done!

South Island Cup Round 1 report from Paul Vliestra

S.I. Cup Round 1 in Chch, Saturday 24th, 5 races for the Open Men and 5 races for the Open Women and Juniors together. Racing on the estuary, was fun with Chris Dimock and Terry Beentjies having some tight racing, My mast broke just before the 1st race so had to use my 6.3m instead of my 7.0m but was great fun and tiring after 5 races of pumping like crazy. Annie Crombie used a 7.2m sail all day and Tom McGregor a 7.8m everyone else was on 7.0's or less.

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