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J P Tobin shows that Tom Ashley is not in a class of his own, winning RS:X Champs

JP Tobin has won the New Zealand RS:X Boardsailing National Championship held at manly, north of Auckland, beating 2008 World Champion and Olympic Gold medalist, Tom Ashley. The regatta was held as part of the NZ Boardsailing Championships covering four classes and over 50 competitors from six countries.

Report: The New Zealand Windsurfing Slalom Nationals for the 2008-2009 season.

Thirty four competitors descended on Otago Harbour for the New Zealand Slalom Nationals running over four days from 5 to 8 February 2009. Gareth wood was the hot favourite, defending the men’s title and still fizzing from being joint winner of the Australian Slalom Champs in November 2008. In the Women’s competition, Annie Crombie returned from Christchurch to defend her title.  

National Slalom Champ Titles go to James Dinnis and Sue Bradley

James Dinnis, of Taranaki, won the open men's grade in the national windsurfing championships on Otago Harbour, winning all but one of the 21 races. Sue Bradley, of Queenstown, won the women's open grade, finishing just ahead of Annie Crombie, of Christchurch. In the over-50 men's grade, Tim Wood, of Auckland, was a convincing winner.

Defending champion Gareth Woods is expected to be one of the frontrunners in the national slalom windsurfing champs

Defending champion Gareth Woods, of Dunedin, is expected to be one of the frontrunners when the national slalom windsurfing championships start on Otago Harbour today. Woods won last year's event and is also the joint Australian champion. His main competition is expected to come from Taranaki's James Dinnis and Auckland's Anton Blijlevens. In the women's competition, Annie Crombie, of Christchurch, has returned to defend her title and Queenstown's Sue Bradley also shapes as a strong contender.

Windsurfing NZ AGM Reminder - Dunedin 6th February 7.30pm

This is a short note to let you all know that there will be an AGM for Windsurfing New Zealand held in Dunedin 7.30pm @ Watercooled Sports in Kitchener Street Friday the 6th February 2009 (this will coincide with the Lund Construction, Fanatic, NZ Slalom Nationals meaning that a good turnout of members will be possible) - see details attached<!--break--> Apart from the usual items the topics appear to be;

New Zealand Slalom Nationals - early entry date extended

The number of entries for the New Zealand Slalom Nationals 5th – 9th Feb are far ahead of last years at this point. The Race committee has decided that because of the holiday period there will be a brief extension to the cut off point for the late entry fee. So you now have 1 extra week (until the 16th of Jan) to get your entry in to us. After the 16th of Jan’ there is a $50.00 late entry fee payable. Please go to the following link for the notice of race and entry form and get it back to us ASAP to avoid the extra charge.

Protect your sail number, renew your membership by 30 June.

Please be aware that the 30th of June ’08 is the last day for those of you who have not updated your number for a whole year, to renew it. If nothing is received by then your number will become available to the general public.
Check your validity here , if your number is not showing as current please contact us asap.

WNZ President resigns

Roger Tweddell, the current president of Windsurfing NZ has decided not to stand again and will step down as at the 30th June 2008


New Zealand 2008 Slalom Nationals NOR

The Notice of Race is available for download in MSWord format here or can be viewed online

NZL sail numbers can be checked here. Check you number is available.
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