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CWA News - November - December 2010

Clearwater @ Show Weekend, Lyttelton Harbour Ramp Access, CWA coming EVENTS ...

Clearwater @ Show Weekend:

Classic nor'west weather made for happy CWA campers at Lake Clearwater over Show Weekend. Friday and Saturday were calm & sunny in the morning, and windy and sunny in the afternoon. Sunday saw the nor'wester die away, only to be replaced by a cooler sou'west change. Three days of action in this fantastic mountain location took me five days back in the office to recover!

CWA - Estuary Blast

Sat 18 Dec 2010 - Sun 19 Dec 2010
Christchurch Estuary

CWA & Sport Canterbury invites Windsurfers & Kitesurfers alike to participate in a weekend of course racing on the Estuary culminating in the all in open 'Estuary Blast'. Yes folks, Windsurfers lining up against Kiteboarders!!

Canterbury Windsports Assn news October 2010

Subs are due, Lyttelton Harbour Ramp Access, Sport Canterbury Estuary Blast, Events calendar, Health & Safety ...

Canterbury Windsports Assn News update

Estuary Water Quality Post-Quake, Estuary Kite Area Access, Volunteer Wanted over Summer, Junior Windsurfing Clinic Oct 30/31, Windsurf Instructor Courses in Christchurch ...

Canterbury Windsports Association Junior Windsurf Coaching Update - Freestyle clinic

Tom Taylor - Winner of the JP Young Gun Freestyle Camp in Spain 3yrs ago- from Wellington will be down there for the weekend of 30/31st of October to do a clinic- The cost for the clinic with Tom will likely be $50. Will Keep you posted.

CWA News Update

Had my first post winter water session after work tonight - at the beach of course. As for the estuary, the news suggests the southern part of the estuary (i.e. the Humphreys Drive windsurf area) is back to normal levels (i.e. very poor - avoid swimming.

CWA - 1st Yoda event cancelled due to quake contamination

The subject says it all - continuing high levels of contamination in the Estuary from broken and leaking sewage pipes up the Avon and Heathcote rivers mean we've had to cancel the second CWA event of the season - the first Yoda kiteboard event.

FYI: Quake Update - WARNING on Water Quality in Christchurch

The CWA understands that signs warning against swimming (includes any water contact sports) are up at the Estuary and beaches due to sewage contamination in the Avon, Heathcote, and Waimakiriri rivers (Lake Ellesmere is contaminated too). This state of affairs could continue for a period of weeks or even months, so please stay safe out there.

Canterbury Windsports Assn. September Update

Faecal contamination (raw sewage) warning in the Avon and Heathcote rivers and Estuary due to earthquake damage, Clean Up day postponed, Yoda Challenge, Club nite (includes Wanaka video), Freestyle clinics, and access issues...

Scott Park Launch Area ACCESS

Work, expected to take two years (pre-earthquake Sept 2010), has started on the Ferrymead Bridge, with contractor site access signs going up at the northern entrance to Scott Park, just below the bridge in the MPYC/MPBC car park. City Council Project Leader Peter Rivers says that the contractor requires access along the paper road beside the estuary to their site from the Northern entrance. So long as windsurfers do not block that access, they can continue to park and rig up at Scott park, although this doesn't preclude the contractor from restricting access at other times, but lets hope this is during the week.

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