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Long distance event

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Long distance event specific

4. SIGNING ON & OFF THE WATER

It is critical that the organisers know at all times who is, or is not, at the race venue. In order to manage this, the following system is to be used:

a) Upon competitor registration for each days racing, you will be allocated with a metal disk. This disk will have your sail number written on it.

Freestyle event

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Freestyle event specifics

Each competitor in a heat will be handed a coloured rash shirt by the judges immediately before the heat. Once a competitor has completed the heat, the competitor must return the rash shirt to the judges. This indicates that the competitor is off the water.

Only those competitors in a heat will be monitored on the water by the judges. If you choose to go out sailing outside of your heat, you are considered to be freesailing and not the responsibility of the organiser.

Slalom Event

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Slalom event specifics

RULES OF THE ROAD

The appropriate sections of ISAF FRR 2001, Part 2 “When Boards Meet” are reproduced herein (including reference numbers) for your reference:

10. On Opposite Tacks
A port tack board shall keep clear of a starboard tack board.
NB! Port Tack = Left hand closest to mast & the wind is blowing onto the LEFT hand side of the rig.
NB! Starboard Tack = Right hand closest to mast & the wind is blowing onto the RIGHT hand side of the rig
11. On the Same Tack

Wave Event

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Wave event specific

Each competitor in a heat will be handed a coloured rash shirt by the judges immediately before the heat. Once a competitor has completed the heat, the competitor must return the rash shirt to the judges. This indicates that the competitor is off the water.

Only those competitors in a heat will be monitored on the water by the judges. If you choose to go out sailing outside of your heat, you are considered to be freesailing and not the responsibility of the organiser.

UK windsurfers will map marine conservation zones - scope for a similar project in New Zealand?

Windsurfers are being asked to help in a project that uses an interactive map to record how British waters are used, in an effort to identify potential sites for Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs).

The Marine Conservation Zone Project is a partnership project working with people who use the sea for their livelihood or leisure to identify Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs).

Updates from YNZ - Aquaculture in New Zealand, Foreshore and Seabed Act

Yachting New Zealand is currently working to represent the best interests of yachties and boaties as the Government reviews New Zealand’s Aquaculture policy (Windsurfing NZ also made submissions). Des Brennan, Chief Executive updates us with the latest....

Windsurfers - take ownership of your local site

This article in the Nelson Evening Mail discusses the rubbish issues around freedom campers, and specifically mentions a popular windsurfing spot in Atawhai. While windsurfers are undoubtedly not responsible for the mess its a timely reminder that while we may not make the mess its our backyard and we will suffer the most if it gets wasted. Broken glass, dog shit (and worse) are not conducive to a great days sailing, and it doesn't take much effort while taking a break to tidy up a bit. If there's no rubbish containers get the council to put something in. Take pride in the area and you'll get oneside big time with the locals too.

Water Safety New Zealand and University of Otago, PhD Scholarship

One 3-year PhD scholarship (stipend $25,000 p.a. + negotiable costs) is available in 2010 to conduct research which will support the Research Strategy of Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ). Research Themes: 1. The impact of socio-economic and cultural factors on water safety; 2. Identifying the causes of drowning incidents and the factors that increase survival in potential drowning situations; 3. Producing ‘tools’ to monitor and evaluate water safety strategies. Research Priorities: 1. Reducing the risk of drowning among males; 2. Learning to swim and survive. Location: School of Physical Education, Division of Sciences, University of Otago, New Zealand.

Chopper Appeal - one of those services we all appreciate

There are a number of services that as windsurfers we really appreciate - the Westpac Rescue Helicopter is one of those. Check out www.chopperappeal.co.nz

Government wants to TRIPLE the size of the aquaculture industry - with what impact on our coastline?

The Government will be able to overrule regional councils on new aquaculture applications under rules designed to help triple the size of the industry. New recommendations outlined yesterday would see the Resource Management Act changed to allow the minister of fisheries and aquaculture to overrule decisions by regional councils in the national interest.

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