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Severne NZ Windsurfing Slalom nationals and Oceanic Slalom Championships day 2 results - stronger winds test competitors

Day 2 saw stronger winds averaging probably around 20-25 knots and gusting 30 or more. In the morning round the winds were lighter and steadier making ideal conditions for 6-7m sailing and gybes were smooth. Later in the day the wind built (and built) until most were sailing 6m or less and some were down to the low 4m sails. The results changed accordingly as those sailors more used to the higher winds and difficult conditions started to move up the placings as completed gybes became more important than passing on the runs. Course map and results are attached below.

NZ Windsurfing Slalom nationals and Oceanic Slalom Championships day 1 results

Day1 got away well with 8 races completed in fresh conditions with most sailors on 6-7.5 m sails. The 50 competitors spent the day battling it out on Otago Harbour in a downwind slalom course just off shore opposite the Dunedin Windsurfing Club rooms (great spectator viewing). Winds built slightly during the day with many changing down a size later in the afternoon. Results are interim and unconfirmed so placings may change. Fortunes changed frequently as some of the favoured sailors posted good results initially and then dropped the ball on subsequent heats to keep the top sailors in each class close. Leaders after day 1 include Men - Gareth Wood, Masters - Terry Beentjes, Grand Masters - Tim Wood, Silver Fleet - George Cooper, Women - Annie Crombie and Youth - Laurence Carey. More wind and more racing expected today. Complete day 1 results are in the attached pdf.

NZ Windsurfing Slalom nationals and Oceanic Slalom Championships update

Hi everyone, not long now until the NZ Windsurfing Slalom nationals and Oceanic Slalom Championships, brought to you by Severene, Lunds Construction and Rodgers Dental. We have an excellent number of entries and the forecast is looking great - in fact it currently looks perfect!!
A couple of important notes...

Windsurfing NZ Presidents report and Financials for AGM 2011

Attached is a summary with comments of Windsurfing NZ activities over the past 12 months from my perspective. Also attached is the financial report to 31 Jan 2011 plus some commentary in relation to this. Please review these and provide feedback either by email or directly at the AGM in Christchurch. Any feedback related to windsurfing, Windsurfing NZ etc. will be appreciated even if its not covered in these documents. The report is also readable online.

Windsurfing NZ AGM

Sat 12 Feb 2011
Christchurch

Speights Ale House, Ferrymead. Lots to discuss, please contact us for copies of reports etc. which will be circulated beforehand.

Windsurfing schools meet WNZ standards to get Affiliation

Several windsurfing schools and instructors now meet the standards for equipment and operation set down by Windsurfing NZ. It is hoped that more schools will meet these standards in the future. This program of accreditation and affiliation could become critical in the near future as risk management requirements controlling 'adventure tourism' activities could have a huge regulatory and financial impact on schools. By taking responsibility for our own quality and risk now we may be able to avoid over regulation and prohibitive costs, as well as ensuring that customers get a high standard of tuition and a great experience.

Windsurfing schools sign up to Windsurfing New Zealand standards scheme

Windsurfing schools are signing up to the Windsurfing New Zealand standards for teaching windsurfing. These ensure that the instructors, the location, the facilities and the processes are suitable to give an enjoyable and safe introduction windsurfing.

Special ferry fares available for National Slalom event

The Interislander is offering special rates for people heading south for the National Slalom event in Dunedin.
Details are here.

New Zealand Slalom Nationals & Formula 42 Slalom Oceanics

Wed 16 Feb 2011 - Sun 20 Feb 2011
Dunedin

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

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