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Learn to windsurf - beginners and advanced

Tue 10 Jul 2012 - Fri 13 Jul 2012
Lake Pupuke, Auckland

Heaps of fun
Gear provided
Wetsuits provided
12-2pm rain, hail or shine
For beginners and those wanting to extend their skills

Speed - starting and stopping, Handling tacking and gybing, Skills upwind and downwind

contact Alan @ Madloop 021 958 812, Brian Haybittle 021 112 9556

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Windsurfing 'Have a go'

Sun 27 May 2012
Lake Pupuke, Auckland

Please pass onto all your sailing mates with 10-17 year olds.

Madloop and the Techno Association are hosting 'Have a go at windsurfing' this Sunday, 27th May, 12-2pm. Lake Pupuke. Special rate of $45 for 2 hours (normally one hour). Includes board hire, wetsuit and a coach. Techno Sailors will be there blatting around too.
Contact Alan 021 958 812. Mention "Techno Sailing"

Barbara Kendall - windsurfing gear wanted to get Cook Islands kids to the Youth Olympics

Barbara is off to the Cooks and they are trying to get their windsurfing school happening with the long term plan of having a windsurfer at the youth Olympics. They are looking for some gear that can be donated.
Check out what you may have available - the list below is Barbara's initial requirements but if you have anything else let her know.

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)

Natalia Kosinska could make some real waves this week in Perth.

NZHerald 4/12/2011: The Pole-turned-Kiwi is our leading hope in the women's boardsailing, a discipline where New Zealand has a solid pedigree. The 1999 world youth champion, she went on to enjoy some senior success before packing her board away in 2005. She finished 38th at the 2010 world championships, 21st at a world cup regatta in April, 16th at Sail for Gold at Weymouth in June and 10th at the Olympic test event at the same venue a month later. Her well planned schedule was hampered by a nasty training accident earlier this year, when she broke her leg sailing off Takapuna.

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...

Maiya Holton

Maiya Holton is a young girl who loves windsurfing. Her first day on a windsurfer was windless and raining, but she knew instantly this was something she wanted to do. Within three months, she had her own shortboard. A year later, she won the 13-and-under division of the Madloop Junior Freestyle Competition. In years to come, she hopes to be making her way as a professional windsurfer in all the disciplines. Maiya is eleven years old.

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.

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