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Finally, the NZ summer has delivered some sea breeze action! A bit late for the Canterbury Kite Champs held in southerly winds over the weekend of Jan 23-24 at Lakeside Domain Lake Ellesemere - but there was plenty of action there too. I can't say more because I've been in sunny hot Brisbane, enjoying warm water and light sea breezes, while evading sharks, bluebottles, and horse flies. Enough said.

CWA Club Night

Wed 3 Feb 2010
The Ferry Speight's Ale House

- 1st Wednesday of each month.

Canterbury Kite Champs

Sat 23 Jan 2010 - Sun 24 Jan 2010
Estuary Windsports Area

The Estuary Windsports Area car park off Linwood Ave / Humphreys Drive. Disregard the street number above - that's the only way I could get the Google map to work!

Beginners school

Thu 4 Feb 2010
Scott Park, Christchurch

Contacts are Dan 027 785 85 78 and Russell 027 274 76 34

Su Kay CWA Womens Kite Workshop

Sat 16 Jan 2010 - Sun 17 Jan 2010
Estuary Windsports Area

Su Kay Womens Kite Workshop, organiser Kim, contact 027-4349508.

Su is an Ozone team rider and partner in Decay Kiteboards/Kitesurfing Instruction Ruakaka, with a wealth of knowledge and experience which she is keen to share with other women.

Fun racing

Tue 2 Mar 2010
Scott Park, Christchurch

Contact Mike Sinclair on 3820017.

Windsurf Fun Racing

Fri 15 Jan 2010
Scott Park, Christchurch

Scott Park from 17:00 hours. Contact Mike Sinclair on 3820017.

INAUGURAL AVIEMORE SUMMER BASH HUGE SUCCESS !

The first Aviemore Challenge Trophy event held at Lake Aviemore, South Island from 1-3 Jan 2010 was dubbed a great event by all those who took part as well as the organisers and their team. In all 19 windsurfers entered, slightly less than expected, but for a first event all were happy. Everyone took home a cool tee shirt as well as a dental pack, there were trophies to keep for each of the main classes, a very special silver plate as the main Challenge Trophy and  lots of spot prizes too. The social side of the event which is primarily organised around a lovely traditional camping/sailing spot was helped by sponsorship beer which added that special bonus to 'after sailing' stories !

CWA Speed Trophy

Wed 1 Apr 2009 - Wed 31 Mar 2010
Anywhere

Any location in NZ as long as CWA member .
- Contest season runs from 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010
- The only requirements are having a GPS unit that data can be downloaded from.
- The results used for 2008/2009 season will be an average of an individuals 5 fastest days times - (only the fastest time from each day.) (Any draw , fastest individual time will be used, then the next fastest & so one .)
Positional data will be used still as opposed to doppler , as many people still use older GPS units (For software calculated speed).

South Island Cup Report

The first round of the South Island Cup got underway on the 5th Dec' in Dunedin with a perfect sunny day. We had 18 men and 6 women enter, so the men were split into two heats so the starts weren't to dangerous!

We started out in 15-18 knots with most on 7m sails, had 2 rounds then a short break, another 2 rounds in similar conditions, at which time the tide was getting a little low so some of the marks had to be moved. The next 2 rounds the wind had increased slightly, some changed down to 6.4/5.9m sails and smaller boards.

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