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Canterbury Windsports - January 2012

Canty WindSurf Champs Postponed. Revised date to be advised due to clash with WS Nationals in Dunedin from 2-6 February.
Beginners WindSurf School at Scott Park this Saturday 28 Jan starting at 9 am
Canty Kiteboard Champs was a great success last weekend - thanks to Cooke organising everything including the wind on Saturday. Results will go on the website asap.
Well Done Taylor Boyd - 1st Junior in the Ledges to Lancelin Marathon WindSurf Race in Western Australia on Saturday 14 Jan - 30th overall out of 105 to finish.
http://www.cwa.org.nz

CWA Christmas news

Earthquakes, snowstorms, and now flooding - 2011 has been memorable for all the wrong reasons (well, snowkiting on the beach was pretty cool), so here's wishing for a safe and happy Christmas and New Year.

The Beginners Windsurf School scheduled for this weekend 17 December has been cancelled due to today's heavy rainfall and the need to avoid the estuary for 48 hours due to stormwater runoff. This is the normal advice from Christchurch City Counil and District Health Board, and is even more important post earthquake.

CWA - Lyttelton Intro Day

Sun 11 Dec 2011
Lyttelton

Following our successful Lyttelton Discovery Day the CWA would like to back this up with our Lyttelton Intro Day on Sunday December 11. Meet at the launch ramp from 12 pm. An easterly is forecast so conditions should be ideal. A briefing will be held for new sailors to the harbour and we will endeavour to pair up experienced sailors with new sailors for advice and support. Great to see as many windsurfers and kiteboarders there as possible to support another great CWA event. http://www.cwa.org.nz/portal/index.php?option=com_redevent&view=eventlis...

South Island Cup Round 1 next weekend

The South Island Cup Round 1 is scheduled for weekend of 26 and 27 November in Christchurch. Even if you've never raced before get along and join in, its a great way to improve your gybes! The event will run on Lyttelton Harbour in the first instance. Naval Point Yacht Club is engaged to help set the course, lay the buoys, man the start boat and also provide a rescue craft. BBQ afterwards and an invitation to have a drink at the yacht club. (Round 2 is scheduled for weekend of 3 and 4 December in Dunedin)

Christchurch Windsurfers Earthquake fund to be presented at Clearwater Cup weekend

Windsurfing New Zealand & Dunedin Windsports Association would like to thank all those that donated their hard earned cash to the "Earthquake Affected Windsurfers" in the CWA. We are just about to withdraw and close the account so that we can present the cheque to the CWA president at the Clearwater Cup Social Weekend next weekend (11th, 12th & 13th) We would love to see as many people as at the Clearwater Weekend also as a show of support to the CWA. The Clearwater Hall has been hired for the Saturday night so it will be a great time! Love to see you there!

CWA update

Club Night reminder:Wednesday night 19 Oct from 7:30pm at the Ferry - Greg Bowater will give an overview of sailing on Lyttelton Harbour. Dave Dennis of ParaPro is offering a half price paragliding intro course for Canterbury Windsports members, now to run in the last week in November. Read on for details on both ...

Canterbury Windsports Assn News update October 2011

Mixed start to season, Survey results, Club night, Lyttelton Discovery Day event, Website (join) and Half price paragliding intro ... read on

Windsurfing Instructor Course

Sat 15 Oct 2011 - Mon 17 Oct 2011
Dunedin

WNZ INSTRUCTORS TWO DAY TRAINING COURSE = BASIC INSTRUCTOR.
Date/Venue: 15/16 October 2011 Dunedin. Master Instructor, Sue Bradley
Cost:$350
For further details contact Sue Bradley 027 640 8596
Registration form and details can be downloaded below

INTRODUCTION
This is an 18 hour course. 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.

Canterbury Windsports news - September 2011

Spring is in the air with the beaches declared clean, the NE seabreeze making a come back, and daylight savings just around the corner (starts Sunday September 25). OK, so the Estuary is still out for recreational use, but things are getting better. Yeah! Club nights are now on the 3rd Wednesday of the month over the sailing season, starting from 7:30pm this Wednesday September 21 at the The Ferry Speight's Ale House.

South Island Cup Round 1

Sat 26 Nov 2011 - Sun 27 Nov 2011
ChCh Estuary

The South Island Cup is a fiercely contested race series contested between members of the various windsurfing clubs in the South Island - Canterbury Windsports Assn., Dunedin Windsurfing Assn., Southern Lakes Windriders Club, Invercargill Windsports.

The first event is in Christchurch, the second in Dunedin

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09/10/2012

It has been a funny start to the spring and season with the weather all over the place, but let’s hope it improves and we get some sailing in. Events coming up this month...

13/09/2012

Help tidy up the estuary from 10.30am - meet at Estuary Kite/Windsurf park off Linwood Ave. Rubber gloves & plastic rubbish bags provided.

06/09/2012

Time to gather again girls for the 2012 Season Starter.
Teppan Yaki Japanese @ Tony's, Ferrymead from 7pm Wednesday, September 26.
Only 12 spaces at this stage. If you let me know sooner rather than later, I can increase the booking.
RSVP : by 12 September 2012, to rach_low@yahoo.com or 383 2293

06/09/2012

At The Ferry Speights Ale House, from 7:30pm Wednesday, September 19. Lots on the agenda - your chance to get involved and support the cause.

06/09/2012

CWA social nite at the Mount Pleasant Yacht Club, from 7pm Saturday, September 15. Fancy dress water theme, with a prize for the best. Pizzas, fizzy drinks, music, and games, BYO alcohol.
PREPAY $10 PER person, DOOR SALES $15 PER person.
You can prepay to the CWA bank account: 03 1599 0036310-00. Please include your NAME and numbers attending for our reference as below
RSVP TO 021 359 553 or email rach_low@yahoo.com with NAME & NUMBERS ATTENDING A (for adults) C (for Child under 13) eg 2A 3C.

28/04/2012

The summer sailing season is over,...
Here comes the annual CWA Prize Giving 2012...
Venue: Mount Pleasant Yacht Club
Date: Sunday May 6
Time: 3 pm to 7 pm
Food: BBQ and salads etc.
Refreshments: BYO

11/04/2012

What research has been done? What are we finding out? What happens next?
With presentations from: Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management (University of Canterbury and Lincoln University),
Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR), National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA),
Aqualinc, EOS Ecology Ltd, Aquatic Ecology Ltd,  Environment Canterbury, Christchurch City Council.
WHEN:
Thursday 26 April 2012
From 9.00am – 5.00pm
WHERE:
Lincoln Events Centre, Meijer Drive, Lincoln
COST: Free
LUNCH: Sponsored by ESR
RSVP: To wendy.donald@ecan.govt.nz

18/02/2012

You are required to be a member of an affiliated club to take part in WNZ sanctioned events - this is a requirement of the insurance cover WNZ provides to clubs. Events may also require you to have a sail number.

16/02/2012

unfortunately the Glenorchy Event this weekend is being postponed to the following weekend 25th and 26th of Feb due to weather conditions. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. However the following weekend is still going to be epic so pack your gear and we will see you there :)
http://windsurfingnz.org/content/big-glenorchy-fun-weekend

13/02/2012

Despite the rumours, the Estuary is good for both windsurfing and kiting. 15/2/12 Club Night - Photo Comp, Lyttelton Harbour Naval Point CWA Ramp Access Code, Canterbury Windsurf Champs - new date and venue, Womens Weekend at Lake Clearwater. Click through for details

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