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Wellington Turns It On For Windsurfing NZ Freestyle Nationals 2012

(report: Eric Torvelainen 11/12/2012)
The 2012 NZ Freestyle nationals were hotly contested in epic conditions. UK windsurfer Al Bentley took the competition title in a 40 knot final epic over Tom Taylor. Taylor taking top New Zealand windsurfer pushed Bentley to his best, duelling twice in competition. Wellington definitely did not disappoint, with sunny and windy conditions. Over the afternoon of freestyle action the wind climbed from 20 to 40 knots.
Competitors battled their way through a single into double elimination round at the locally named spot the MCC. At the Ngatitoa Domain, the narrow channel kept the action close for spectators and judges alike.

New Zealand Windsurfing Freestyle Nationals comes to Wellington this weekend (1 and 2 December).

Last year Auckland turned it on with a stellar day of freestyle action. Wellingtonian Tim Haxell had to produce his best, to fend off the Aucklanders, to take the title down to the Capital.

Haxell, 24, will have his work cut out again this year. The return of Wellington bread freestyle master Tom Taylor will present stiff competition. Taylor, once winner of the international JP Young Gun Freestyle Camp, will have to work hard having been off the water this year.

2012 Freestyle Nationals New Zealand

Sat 1 Dec 2012 - Sun 2 Dec 2012
Wellington

The 2012 New Zealand Freestyle National Championships will be held from Dec. 1 to 2 in Wellington New Zealand.
The Championships will be organised by the WWA Wellington Windsurfing Association, for and on behalf of WNZ Windsurfing New Zealand.
The event will be based in Wellington, an exact location still to be confirmed.
During Dec. the weather conditions are generally windy. Expect the full range of wind conditions from 15 to 40knots. Temperatures require at least a summer wetsuit.
The 2009/2012 ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing – Windsurfing Competition Rules (WCR);

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Work for Windsurfing NZ - marketing/sponsorship/fundraising role

WNZ has a number of projects which require funding, mainly linked to promoting the sport and introducing it as a great life-long activity. We are keen to get someone on-board to focus on raising funds for these projects, and will look at any proposal offered. Contact us for further information.

2012 New Zealand Wave Nationals report - Carbon Art & Rodgers Dental

A gloriously sunny day, a light SE breeze, and clean and glassy mast high waves – there could not have been a better setting for the 2012 NZ Nationals (and this was with a forecast that constantly deteriorated over the preceding week!).

2012 Carbonart Rodgers Dental Windsurfing New Zealand Wave Nationals results

1st Ferran Crespo
2nd Paul Barron
3rd James Dinnis
4th Paul Hunt
more ...

New Zealand Wavesailing Nationals 2012

Fri 6 Apr 2012 - Mon 9 Apr 2012
Taranaki

brought to you by Carbon Art & Rodgers Dental Studio & Windsurfing NZ
Easter Weekend 6th-9th April 2012

The Taranaki Windsurf Club, with the help of Carbon Art, Rodgers Dental and Windsurfing NZ, announces the 2012 New Zealand Wave Nationals.

The 2012 Wavesailing Nationals will be held in Taranaki during the Easter long weekend from the 6th - 9th of April.
The event is a national-ranking, man-on-man wave sailing contest run on the Taranaki coast. Seven different coastal locations will serve as the venue and the outcome will be the crowning of a New Zealand Wave Champion.

Sail number registration - all club members are entitled to one so get yours now!

You are required to be a member of an affiliated club to take part in WNZ sanctioned events - this is a requirement of the insurance cover WNZ provides to clubs. Events may also require you to have a sail number.

driPhone 2012 NZ WINDSURFING SLALOM NATIONALS - video promo including Crash of the Day

Also includes a walk-through of the competition venue.

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