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Fri 7 Oct 2016 - Sun 9 Oct 2016
Queenstown or Dunedin (tbc)

Coming soon to Queenstown or Dunedin.
7-9th October 2016.
Long weekend. Fri night. Full days Saturday & Sunday
Windsurf New Zealand qualification. Instructors card.

Course includes;
Observation & analysis of a class.
Outline of WNZ “Basic Teaching System”.
Simulator practice.
Personal Sailing Skills. Towing Practice. Self Rescue Practice
Rescue training.
On Water model lessons with real students.
Basic theory relevant to beginners; sialing theory, wind & weather, safety…
Sessions on; Group control, Safety issues, What makes a good instructor ?

Windsurfing Instructors Course - add Windsurfing Instructor to your CV in one weekend!

Fri 13 Feb 2015 - Sun 15 Feb 2015

WNZ Windsurf Instructors Course. 13-15th Feb. Queenstown based.
2 people already enrolled, only 1 more required to confirm this date
This would start Fri night (5/6ish) and runs for two long days Sat and Sun finishing on the Sun night.

Windsurfing Instructor/Schools Update - Adventure Activities legislation

This legislation has been in the pipeline for some time - driven largely by a few high profile fatal accidents in the 'adventure tourism' sector - where people with essentially no previous skills pay to experience risk but expect to be completely safe. Unfortunately sports sports and activities like ours have been caught in the backlash, and despite the fact that we have for many years had a variety of standards in place we are still subject to this 'lowest common denominator' legislation.

Become a Certfied WNZ Windsurfing Instructor

Windsurfing New Zealand instructors courses are a great way to - give others a great start to windsurfing, get holiday work while travelling, help improve your own basic technique. The next course is scheduled for the end of January in Queenstown.
Find aout more about our courses here:, contact our instructors here:

Windsurfing Instructor Course

Sat 21 Sep 2013 - Sun 22 Sep 2013

Windsurfing NZ Windsurfing Instructor course: Pt Chev Sailing Club on 21/22nd Sept.
Cost will be $350. Please contact Pete Smith or mob 0274 845010 for details.
More information about becoming a NZ certified instructor here

YNZ survey - results show a lot of room for windsurfing development

Results of Yachting NZ biannual survey have been published. WNZ managed to get one question on windsurfing included and the results show significant potential for development. Total membership is down, but many those that run Learn to sail programmes have gained new members, and with only 2 out of 85 clubs that responded offering windsurfing there's plenty of scope to use windsurfing to grow membership. Read on for more details and to download the full survey results.

WNZ extends it's sympathy to Ken Kingsbury and family

I have just received a sad message from Ken Kingsbury to say his wife Elizabeth has passed away after a long illness. I had the opportunity to spend time with Ken and his wife when I attended a 5 day windsurfing instructors course in Rotorua - Ken was at that time the WNZ Chief Instructor and ran a windsurfing school on the edge of the lake. I well remember their hospitality at the time - and we met up again a few years ago in Rarotonga where they moved later. Our sympathy goes out to Ken and his sons Guy and Simon, and if anyone would like to contact them please contact me for Kens email address.

Windsurfing Instructors Course (Basic 2 day) - Queenstown

Tue 13 Dec 2011 - Wed 14 Dec 2011

This is an 18 hour course. There will be a short session on the Monday evening and then all day Tues and Wed. This allows full content of course to be learned and practiced thoroughly before Instructors gain their qualification and teach 'real' students, and for the course timetable to be tailored to make the best of the weather and tide conditions.

Windsurfing Instructors Course

Mon 19 Dec 2011 - Wed 21 Dec 2011

Monday evening start then two full days, Basic Instructor course. See attached pdf for details.

ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES REGULATIONS have been approved by cabinet

Cabinet has approved regulations to improve safety in the commercial adventure tourism and outdoor education industries, which will come into effect on 1 November 2011. The regulations sit under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 requiring commercial adventure tourism and outdoor education operators in New Zealand who provide activities that are designed to deliberately expose participants to a managed risk of serious harm, to undergo a safety audit and be registered.

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