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Millennium Hotels and Resorts are offering sailors and families who are members of Yachting New Zealand affiliated yacht clubs discount on room rates at any Millennium, Kingsgate or Copthorne Hotels and Resorts in New Zealand. Windsurfing NZ is affiliated to YNZ as a class association.
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2011 Wave Nationals - we have a winner!

2011 wave nationals congrats to winner Paul Barron - A Great few days sailing in pumping condition. The Two Pauls were the stand outs of the event. Paul B was super smooth and Paul H was super unlucky breaking three sails at the wrong times.

Results of the 2011 New Zealand Formula & Funboard Nationals

After a late start Antonio Cozzolino dominated the Formula racing finishing first, with the next 3 places more tightly contested before Luke Watson emerged second, Tim Wood third and Shun Saito fourth. Full results shown below

2011 New Zealand Wave Sailing Nationals update

The Notice of Race is now available for download
http://windsurfingnz.org/content/2011-new-zealand-wave-sailing-nationals

AGM Minutes and follow-up 2011

The 2011 AGM was held in Christchurch 12 March 2011 (during the Canterbury Champs) and a follow-up meeting in Dunedin the following week (Slalom Nationals). The minutes / actions from these two meetings are available below. The main focus has been the successes from some of the initiatives over the past year, the determination to continue and build on these and keep pushing on the others. There is also a determination to improve communication, coordination and cooperation between the various clubs.

2011 New Zealand Wave Sailing Nationals

Fri 22 Apr 2011 - Mon 25 Apr 2011
Taranaki

The Taranaki Windsurf Club with the help of Carbon Art and Rodgers Dental announce the 2011 New Zealand Wave Nationals
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.

Rio 2016: It's Time To Bite The Bullet - windsurfing at the Olympics

The deadline for making submissions to the ISAF Mid Year Meeting in St.Petersburg, Russia is 1200hrs UTC on March 10th. The statistics show that there are 2.9 million windsurfers in Germany alone. Extrapolate that world wide and it's easy to come to the conclusion that there are more windsurfers on the planet that any other sort of sailor. The bad news is that there are supposedly serious and responsible people within ISAF who think that windsurfing and kiteboarding should be combined into one event as a biathlon. If this was not so serious, it would be laughable. Both the windsurfing and the kiteboarding communities are strongly against this idea. Small and emerging sailing nations will be quick to understand that this will double the cost of the 'boards' medal and exclude a lot of them because they either don't have a kitesurfer or a windsurfer worthy of a place in the Games.

Christchurch earthquake

Windsurfing NZ and the windsurfing community wishes all those affected by the earthquake our deepest sympathy and support. The strong friendships that exist within the community was well demonstrated at the Nationals in Dunedin, and our thoughts are with you all. I'm sure that accommodation will be found for anyone wishing to get themselves or their family away from the devastation.
Red Cross donations

Severne NZ Windsurfing Slalom Nationals and Oceanic Slalom Championships final results

Dunedin's Gareth Wood held a clear six-point advantage over James Dinnis (Taranaki) and Rowan Law (Perth), to claim the national title, but as Wood was not racing the Formula 42 board, he did not qualify for the Oceania title. That title went to Law, from Paul Vliestra (Dunedin), second, and Terry Beentjes (Christchurch), third.

Severne NZ Windsurfing Slalom nationals and Oceanic Slalom Championships day 3 results

The results for day 3 are unremarkedly similar to day 2 as the wind failed to kick in sufficiently consistently enough to run any races. A fickle NE teased the sailors with everyone rigging big (7m - 8.5m) and their biggest boards. Although a number managed to make it onto the course and climb up to the start line the wind never consistently reached the bottom marks so after several delays and a southerly change which also failed to kick in strongly enough the plug was pulled on the days racing. A competition was held involving heaving the weights that the previous day were used to anchor rigs against the winds, followed by a BBQ. Saturday is the final day for racing, although Sunday is tagged as a backup day if the race committee decide another day is required to get a result. For those interested attached below is a plot of speed and heart-rate for a typical race ...

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