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NEXTFINAL - NZ software designed for NZ events being piloted by NZ windsurfers

Windsurfing NZ members piloting NEXTFINAL
a software solution which makes sport competition events
easier to manage and more engaging to follow

The article is written by Andrew Konstantinov. He is a software engineer, when at work, and is a
windsurfer, when in the water.
First of all, I would like to say “Big Thank You” to Josh Dalley, Laurence Carey and Bruce Spedding
for providing the continuous feedback and sharing insights on how the ideal solution for

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.

Project Windsurf-UK - another model for New Zealand Windsurfing to follow

Project Windsurf-UK was officially launched as an RYA initiative at the National Windsurfing Festival. Publicity will now start to go out and they would encourage everyone to help spread the word... Their aim is to get groups and individuals to sign up, for individuals to then join a local group (or start one if one doesn't exist) - and the most important translate online chat into on-water windsurfing action! They'd like to see more people going windsurfing more often, and make their windsurfing experience more social by joining up with a local group. Online tools include a to visit the virtual bar in the forum to introduce yourself and order your free drink!

News from the world of windsurfing

Collected together in this section are news and articles from the world of windsurfing and beyond. Some are hosted on this site, some are posted on other websites and linked from here. If you have a news item you'd like to submit, or a news feed (RSS) that you think would be good to show here, or a correction to something you've seen posted then let us know.

Have your say AND receive a free boating safety pack!

Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) is looking at ways to improve their online recreational boating safety information and want your feedback about how they can do that better.

Resources for clubs and events

Setting up a club and/or affiliating with Windsurfing NZ
If you are and existing club or any kind, or a new club, you can affiliate with Windsurfing NZ for the following fee, based on membership numbers:
Less than 20: $95
21-40 : $195
41 + : $275

What do you get? Free race numbers for your members to compete at events.
Access to free Public Liability Insurance cover for any events you run.
Lots of support and guidance.
Advocacy support on local issues.

Running and event ?

Other - Politics, Policy etc.

Recreation Access New Zealand (RANZ)

  • The promotion of 'minimum impact' recreation over New Zealand's public lands and waters.
  • Secure public access to such areas.

ISWC Windsurfing News summary

Issue #64 July 2007
ISWC Annual General Meeting 2007
This is an invitation to all ISA licensed riders 2007: The 2007 ISWC AGM will be held on Friday 27 July during Fuerteventura World Cup, directly after the registration for the ISA Speedsurfing Grand Prix at 18:00 in the World Cup Tent.
AGM Formula Experience Class

Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA)

The Professional Windsurfers Association (PWA) represents excellence in windsurfing. It's current and past members constitute the very best windsurfers in the World. We the PWA are the sailors who represent the sport at the highest level of competition, we strive to improve everyday and make windsurfing better for you, the public.

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