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Southern Lakes Wind Riders Club

Annual long distance wind riders event one huge success !

39 windsurfers and kiters from all over the South Island descended on Glenorchy on Saturday 27th Feb. for the Southern Lakes Windriders Club’s annual downwinder sail from Glenorchy to Pigeon Island. They were rewarded with a stunningly sunny and warm day. It was a spectacular site at the start with an array of coloured kites and windsurfing sails that quickly dispersed at varying speeds downwind. Winds were gusting approx 25 knots with variable and at times challenging wind conditions.

THE BIG QUEENSTOWN DOWNWINDER WILL BE HELD THIS WEEKEND AT GLENORCHY

THE FORECAST IS GOOD FOR THE WEEKEND- YEE HA....But at the moment it’s difficult to say which day, (Yesterday it looked like Sun, today its looking like Sat) so a final call of which day will be made tomorrow, I’ll email you all again….. SO HERE'S THE PROVISIONAL PLAN...

SOUTHERN LAKES WIND RIDERS CLUB NEWS FEB 2010

THE BIG DOWNWINDER, JARDINES ACCESS, CLUB BBQ, The “Riviera” SOUTH COAST and OTHER NEWS. Catch up with the latest from the south

Wanaka Day Out . Social sail

Sat 23 Jan 2010 - Sun 24 Jan 2010
Wanaka

Social sail in Wanaka, an opportunity for those of you from Queenstown to sail somewhere different, with the locals telling you the best spot for the day. Sat 23rd or Sun 24th Jan. Will let you know nearer the time which looks best.

The BIG Queenstown Downwinder !

Sat 27 Feb 2010 - Sun 28 Feb 2010
Queenstown

Put the date in your diary now ! 27/28TH FEB. We already have two major sponsors on board so it should be great.

Sue Bradley 027 640 8596 or email info@slwc.windsurfingnz.org

Windsurfing Thursdays at Frankton

Thu 14 Jan 2010
Queenstown

Starting Thursday 14th Jan through til the end of March. Lessons and rentals available or if you have your own gear just turn up for a social sail and a chat to other sailors. Most weeks there’s a BBQ too, though not for the first one tomorrow. Its always weather dependent. So tell your friends and family about it… get them on the water too !

Sue 027 640 8596.

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 !

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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XMAS SOCIAL SAIL AND BBQ

Sat 19 Dec 2009 - Sun 20 Dec 2009
Southern Lakes - to be arranged

Sat/Sun 19/20 Dec. Venue to be confirmed when the forecast is out.. save the date !!!

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