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Wellington Slalom Plus

Sat 30 Nov 2013 - Sun 1 Dec 2013
Eastbourne, Wellington

This weekend has been scheduled for the Wellington Slalom competition - but the intention is to add more activities and events to round out the weekend especially for visitors.

NOR and Event registration now available
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Join the discussion on the 2013-2014 New Zealand Windsurfing event calendar

It's good to see some events already scheduled for the coming season - if you have ideas or want to contribute to formulating the event calendar then contact us and join the discussion here (you'll need to register)

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)

British sailor has set a new world speed windsurfing record by reaching the 50.48 knots

Steve Thorp is now the fastest windsurfer in the world. The British sailor has set a new world speed windsurfing record by reaching the 50.48 knots, at West Kirby, England, on the 3rd January 2012.

Thorp wore two GPS units that delivered different results. The first one peaked at 54 knots and the other one at 50.48 knots. After a careful review confirmed the second record, which was enough to take the lead.

Lüderitz becomes windsurfers’ haven

LÜDERITZ is proving to be the ideal location for international speed sailing and could become the perfect platform for new international and outright records. Kite speeds hit astonishing new heights at Lüderitz in 2007, performances that have not been recorded or witnessed anywhere else on the planet.
Looking to capitalise on that success, organisers Sébastien Cattelan and Sophie Routaboul have since last year planned to build a new playground for windsurfers, and a newly dug canal is proving to be the answer.

Weekend in the Wairarapa

Sat 14 May 2011 - Sun 15 May 2011
Lake Ferry

Coming up is our 2011 Wairarapa weekend on 14th-15th May, so fingers crossed for some better weather. From mid-morning Saturday we'll be based at Lake Ferry - a great freeride, speed and freestyle spot, plus there are the numerous Cape Palliser breaks for wavesailing nearby too.

Windsurfing magazine - going faster and more ...

How to go faster - 4 point plan, Master wavesailing - wind direction, interview with MauiSails head designer Barry Spanier, wallpapers, videos ...

World speed sailing record now 55.65 knots (video)

A the close of the event Rob Douglas (USA) had set a new world record of 55.65 knots.

World speed record now 54.1 knots, and Gavin Broadbent of NZ hits 50.93!

At the Luderitz Speed Challenge it's Official - One new World Speed Sailing Record and five new National Records have been set in one day.
Alex Caizergues has officially set a new World Speed Sailing Record at 54.10 knots during his first run at 15h38 yesterday afternoon.
Five New National records were broken on the same day:

Luderitz Speed Event 2010 - NZ record falls after 13 minutes

Kite surfer Gavin Broadbent smashed the existing New Zealand national record within 13 minutes of the opening of the first day of the 2010 Luderitz Speed Challenge on Friday 8th October at 2nd Lagoon, Luderitz Bay, Namibia. After only 3 runs his official average speed over 500m was recorded at 44.51 knots – the previous record being 40.68 knots.

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