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RS:X Olympic class windsurfers use NZ National Champs to prepare for Worlds

The New Zealand RS:X National Championships will boast an impressive starting line-up when racing starts this Friday off Takapuna Beach, North Shore City. Plenty of top international windsurfers are already in the country for the RS:X World Championships in January and will compete in this weekend’s Nationals as preparation. Over 60 windsurfers are already entered and with international competitors arriving into New Zealand daily, organisers of the National Championships are anticipating that around 80 windsurfers will take part. Just 20 to 30 of the expected total are New Zealanders with the majority being internationals here early for the World Championships.

Windsurfers Barbara Kendall and Tom Ashley receive merit awards

The Award of Merit recognises outstanding examples of sailing ability, of seamanship or sportsmanship. The achievements and services of those people who receive the Merit Award has promoted, advanced or bettered our sport in New Zealand.

Twelve Merit Awards were presented in 2007 and included

Tom Ashley

Tornadoes out of 2012 Olympics with NZ help?

Last Friday the ISAF Council controversially voted against any Multihull Event for the 2012 Olympic Games to be held in Britain. The fastest and most spectacular sailing class alongside the RS:X has been voted out, possibly with the help of NZ.

Windsurfers feature in Yachting New Zealand Excellence Awards 2007 (in 2 weeks time)

Barabara Kendall and Thomas Ashley are both Finalist nominees for Sailor of the Year 2007

PM Athlete Scholarships, Outsider Youth Girls Scholarship

PM Athlete Scholarships

Yachting New Zealand is now calling for applications for the 2008 Prime Minister’s Athlete Scholarship Program. All carded sailors and 2007 PM Scholarship recipients are now invited to apply for PM Scholarships for 2008.

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