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Madloop Junior Freestyle Competition 2012

Sat 25 Feb 2012
Lake Pupuke, Auckland

Calling all young guns. Come and join us for some windsurfing fun, helitacks, 360s, sail flips, what can you do?

Spot prizes - expert windsurfing displays, barbecue. $20 entry fee ($30 from 1 Feb) to cover refreshments.

Participants shall be under the age of twenty (20) at the time of competition. Get your form from Madloop Windsurfing School or online.

Board and sail hire available for the day if needed from Madloop : ph 021 958 812.

In Association With Auckland Windsurfing Association and with thanks to Watersports South Pacific & And Distribution (Gaastra/Tabou)

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 for NOR and other information.

Jennifer McIndoe

Ph 445 9073

New youth windsurfing website launched

Are you a kid or parent looking for more information about youth windsurfing in New Zealand? This is the website for you. Here you can find out about:Schools and clubs, competition pathways, where to buy windsurfing equipment, fun windsurfing events and competitions and how you can have your say...

The sort of success we can only hope for - RYA's OnBoard.

The current joint proposal that Windsurfing NZ and Yachting NZ has before SPARC is aimed to introduce windsurfing into mainstream junior sailing. The numbers in the following news item are impressive but demonstrate what a well managed programme can achieve. Hopefully WNZ is taking steps in that direction already.

"Around 1,500 children across Birmingham and Worcestershire have been introduced to sailing and windsurfing through the RYA’s OnBoard grassroots programme this year. RYA OnBoard is all about providing youngsters from local schools, community organisations and youth groups with opportunities to get their first taste of sailing and windsurfing and give them the chance to continue participating at low cost."

Plimmerton Boating Club is looking for gear and support to get youth windsurfing started.

Plimmerton Boating Club is looking to get a kid/youth windsurfing programme going alongside its Opti sailing lessons which cost members only $30 for every Wednesday evening 5-7.30pm during daylight saving months, tends to be kids from 8-10 upwards. We are in the process of putting together gear lists and developing grant funding proposals.

Expression of Interest : Funding proposal (SPARC) to promote youth windsurfing has passed the first hurdle

Windsurfing NZ has put in an Expression of Interest (EOI) for funding over the next 3 years to employ someone to promote windsurfing at the youth / yacht club level. This would be backed up with other initiatives to support the development of clubs and promote windsurfing in general. The 2 page submission has been accepted by SPARC but there's a lot of competition so we will now start working on the next phase of the proposal. If you would like to be involved in any way please contact Bruce Spedding. The 2 page submission is included below.

2010 NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team announced to compete at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.

Yachting New Zealand has today announced twelve sailors selected for the 2010 NZL Yachting Trust Youth Team to compete at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championships. The annual regatta, commonly referred to as the Youth Worlds, will this year take place in Istanbul, Turkey from 8th to 17th July. Team includes Male RS:X – Oliver Gunman, Takapuna Boating Club (Age 17 years) Female RS:X – Georgia Schofield, Takapuna Boating Club (Age 16 years)

Windsurfing Open Day

Thu 3 Dec 2009

Meet the Legends

Olympic Gold Medallists Barbara Kendall, Tom Ashley and Bruce Kendall
PWA World Champion Scott Fenton

Watch them race and join them on the water!
Find out about our Junior Learn-toWindsurf programme
Become involved in this International Class of Yachting

Come and join the fun!
... and the sausages will be on the BBQ!

Thursday 3rd Decdember 4pm to 7pm
Takapuna Boating Club, Takapuna

Youngsters discover pulling power of windsurfing

Windsurfing may be an unusual school holiday activity, but Mad Loop windsurfing school owner Alan McIntosh is right into it. Even his dog does it. His programme has been running for 15 years at Lake Pupuke, North Shore, and runs during school term time as well.

Video - Starboard Pro-Kids 2009

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