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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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10/11/2010

Repeat of the well organised and popular event with the added bonus of including the Oceanic Formula 42 class as well.

29/10/2010

Sat 30th Oct. Frankton Beach 11-3pm. Club Open Day, Social Sail and BBQ Lunch. Come along and catch up. Tell anyone who’s interested in windsurfing or kiting this yr. to come along to meet others and find out about the club and sailing in our area. The club intermediate windsurf gear will be there for use also. (Clubs providing the saussies you bring the beers !)

16/10/2010

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'.

14/10/2010

Labour Weekend. 23-25th OCT. For those of you not doing Jazz and staying local, some of us will be down at the South Coast (contact Sue) and the other good option would be the Opening of Camping Season at Lake Aviemore.. get your tent site fixed for the season as its due to be good here with the La Nina pattern.

14/10/2010

Monday 22nd Nov. Club AGM…. Dux de Lux, Middle Bar, 8pm. Cheap beer/wine, few pizzas provided. Come along and tell us what YOU want the club to do this year. Plenty of advance notice, so put it in your dairies now !

14/10/2010

Well its time to put away the skis and snowboards and dust off all your summer wind toys. Some of us can report that the water is not that bad ! Quite a few sailors have been back out on the water already and some of the crazy kiters never stopped (see story later). We’re hoping for a windy season.

13/10/2010

Southern Lakes Wind Riders Club.
Sat 30th Oct. 11am -3pm.
Frankton Beach. Queenstown.
Open Day, social sail and BBQ Lunch.
Come and join us to find out about the club and getting into windsurfing.
Rental gear and lessons available, prior bookings necessary, or club intermediate gear available.
More info Sue Bradley 027 640 8596.

12/10/2010

Well, it's been awhile! The season is finally about to start, with warmer weather and nice wind, so what better time to have our AGM. We have set the date as Tuesday 12th October, to be held at The Cabbage Tree at 7.30pm. We have lots to cover, such as event ideas, what equipment we need to get funding for, and our elections for the management commitee. Please note that to vote or apply for a postion you must be a financial member. All those that became financial members at the beginning are covered until next year. Membership is currently $40 per annum.

29/09/2010

NEW COURSE! This is a new course covering coaching for introduction to short board skills, beach starts, harness, footstraps, waterstarts and gybes. The course which is based on the RYA Fast Forward key principles is a great update and progression course for existing instructors wanting to revalidate. If there are spare spaces we may take people who are not already basic instructors, this will improve your own skills as well as teaching you good progressions for developing windsurfers (though you will not receive official certification unless you’ve also done the basic instructors course).

10/09/2010

Windsurfing and kiting social get-together. Repeat of last years great event. Simple across the lake and back race series for Windsurfers and Kiters. Think about this as an option for Xmas/New Year, there's always lots of windsurfers and kiters camping there. Very social.

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