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Canterbury Windsports Association

Beginners windsurf school

Sat 8 Oct 2011
Christchurch

Naval Pt Yacht Club - High tide 2.45pm

CWA - Club night

Wed 21 Sep 2011
Christchurch

Cub night - probably Speights Ale House

Life's a breeze - windsurf into summer

Sat 22 Oct 2011 - Sun 30 Oct 2011
New Zealand wide

The winds are stronger, the days are longer so its time to get that windsurfer thats been lurking in your garage out. Check everything is still working and safe, and get back onto the water.

Starting with the Taranaki Wavesailing Classic, one of New Zealands biggest and most social event on the windsurfing calendar, this week will feature a number of activities around the country to mark the start of the 'windsurfing season'.

Funds raised for Christchurch Windsports Community approaches $2000

The Windsurfing NZ fundraising for the Christchurch Windsports community is approaching $2000. The final amount will be presented to the CWA at the Lake Clearwater weekend event in November so there is still time to contribute.

CWA - AGM

Wed 7 Sep 2011
The Speight's Ale House

These are dynamic times, and we'd like you to get involved, starting with the Annual General Meeting on September 7, at The Speight's Ale House, Ferry Road, from 7:30pm. Apart from the usual committee elections, we hope to have a presentation on the state of the estuary, plus it's a great opportunity to catch up and discuss places to sail.

Canterbury Windsports news update August 2011

Survey to determine needs going forward, AGM notice, Estuary status report, Subs and more. How are you getting on? Please let us know by filling in the survey at the end of this email, so we can gauge the state of our community and plan accordingly.

12 million dollars to clean up Lake Ellesmere, New Zealand's most polluted lake.

Almost $12 million was committed yesterday by the Government, Environment Canterbury (ECan), Fonterra and Ngai Tahu, to be spent on measures including native planting, fencing and scientific research. Speaking yesterday at the tiny Ngati Moki Marae near Ellesmere's edge, Environment Minister Nick Smith said the focus would be on reducing nutrients from agricultural runoff, which would require a tougher approach on rogue farmers. Some lakeside land would have to be bought, he said.

Trademe auction in support of Christchurch Windsports community

Big Chip In for ChristchurchThis unique book is being auctioned by Windsurfing NZ to raise funds in support of the Canterbury windsurfers who have suffered in the earthquakes.

The book has been donated by Neil Pryde and has a personal message from Neil.

" Be strong Christchurch. Our thoughts are with you. Look to the future, the wind will still blow! Neil"

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=389658881


Last call for Canterbury Windsports prizegiving

This is your last chance to RSVP to the CWA Prize Giving 2010-11 and Quake Relief Party,
If you've NOT yet RSVP'd, or opted for MAYBE, then please confirm your attendance and numbers by replying now to this quick online poll by Monday June 6. http://www.doodle.com/3k3dcthu66kia9rf
When: from 5pm Sunday 12 June 2011, with spit roast food from 5:30pm, and prize giving to follow.
Who: Financial members are free, non-financial $20 per head.
Where: The Ferry Speight's Ale House, 2A Waterman Place, Christchurch

http://www.windsurfingnz.org/content/cwa-annual-prize-giving

CWA News - Prize giving and Estuary cleanup update

CWA Prize Giving 2010-11 and Quake Relief Party, plus several CWA committee members were amongst the 100+ people who attended an Estuary update from ECAN water environment scientists on Tuesday May 10. Read more

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Canterbury / CWA News

08/12/2011

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...

26/11/2011

You are invited to participate in the project by completing this electronic questionnaire.
The aim of the project is to take a snapshot of the following-
What do recreational users (e.g. wind surfers, walkers, shell fish collectors) of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai know about microbiological water pollution
What factors influence their decisions about water quality to undertake recreational activity
To what extent do recreationists utilise information provided by sources such as the regional council and recreation clubs.
As a recreational user of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai (the Estuary) over the age of 16 years, participation in this project will involve the completion of this online survey that should not take any longer than 10-15 minutes.
More details and survey

21/11/2011

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)

04/11/2011

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!

18/10/2011

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 ...

16/10/2011

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

28/09/2011

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.

19/09/2011

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.

10/09/2011

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

10/09/2011

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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