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AKC Kiteboarding and windsurfing race day postponed

Event has been postponed to the fallback day of the 27th November
http://www.windsurfingnz.org/content/akc-kiteboarding-raceday

AKC Kiteboarding Raceday

Sat 27 Nov 2010
Tauranga

Location: Ferguson Park boat ramp area. Like in overseas events the Windsurfing contingent are invited to race alongside.

ISAF pits windsurfing against kiteboarding in an attempt to avoid the future

While the lobbying will be frantic ahead of the ISAF Council deliberations and vote, the simple point is that this is not about who is the best lobbyist, who runs the best PR campaign, produces the best DVD or YouTube clip, or who is the most politically astute. It is about the people who aren't there, particularly the young sailors who they need classes they aspire to sail, and which will make them want to stay in sailing. And that is not in boats that are beloved by the older generation. Richard Gladwell- http://www.sail-world.com/NZ/Gladwells-Line:-ISAF-Events-Committee-falls...

Marahau / Abel Tasman Week

Mon 17 Jan 2011 - Mon 24 Jan 2011
Marahau, Nelson

The Marahau Outdoor Education Centre has been booked for a week - week ending on Wellington anniversary.

World speed sailing record now 55.65 knots (video)

A the close of the event Rob Douglas (USA) had set a new world record of 55.65 knots.

ISAF Olympic Committee about to shoot itself in the foot over kiteboards and windsurfers?

Will ISAF get trapped by political concessions for 2016 ?
A lot has been written about the ISAFs Olympic Commissions report and the resulting Executive Committee submission in the last weeks. This opinion piece from Sail-World.com echoes comments made to the same publication by Windsurfing NZ which so far have been unacknowledged.

World speed record now 54.1 knots, and Gavin Broadbent of NZ hits 50.93!

At the Luderitz Speed Challenge it's Official - One new World Speed Sailing Record and five new National Records have been set in one day.
Alex Caizergues has officially set a new World Speed Sailing Record at 54.10 knots during his first run at 15h38 yesterday afternoon.
Five New National records were broken on the same day:

Sailing at the Olympics - event choice may be between a windsurfer and a kite-board

Only three of the current ten Olympic yachting classes are reasonably assured of a place in the start line for Brazil in 2016. The RS:X Board will have to undergo a double trial if it is to remain in 2016. The Board/Kite-board would be chosen after Evaluation Trials. A regional imbalance (areas like Oceania and Africa not well represented), poor spectator and TV audiences, and competition for places with new sports such as golf and rugby are all drivers behind the moves to reduce and possibly remove sailing from the Olympics. These factors were highlighted in the WNZ submission to SPARC for funding.

A Nelson kitesurfer who lost his kite in gusty winds triggers search

A Nelson kitesurfer who lost his kite in gusty winds at Tahunanui Beach yesterday afternoon is embarrassed he prompted a pointless search operation. The Nelson Surf Life Saving Club and a Nelson City Council launch warden were sent to search for a supposed kitesurfer in the rough water near Rocks Rd, after the kite was spotted in the sea. Moral: If you lose gear on or near the water, report it so it doesn't trigger a search call-out.

CWA - 1st Yoda event cancelled due to quake contamination

The subject says it all - continuing high levels of contamination in the Estuary from broken and leaking sewage pipes up the Avon and Heathcote rivers mean we've had to cancel the second CWA event of the season - the first Yoda kiteboard event.

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