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Barbara Kendall - first windsurfer, first woman and youngest ever Life Member of Yachting New Zealand

Yachting New Zealand has two new Life Members including the first woman and youngest ever to be bestowed the honour in New Zealand. At the 56th Annual General Meeting of Yachting New Zealand, held on Saturday 2nd October 2010, it was announced that Barbara Kendall (MBE) and Ralph Roberts (MBE and JP) have been appointed Life Members of yachting’s national sports body. The honour, which comes after a recommendation from the YNZ’s Board of Directors to the AGM, recognises exemplary service to Yachting New Zealand and in the interests of yachting generally.

NZ windsurfing clubs are the first to know!

Barbara Kendall is heading south for the Hump Ridge Track Celebrity Walk on March 1st 2011. You can join her for fun, fresh air and fabulous views…

Change Of Role Leaves Olympic Windsurfing Champion Worry-Free

Wearing her crop top, board shorts, sunglasses and sports cap, recently retired New Zealand windsurfing legend Barbara Kendall could still pass for a competitor, but in Singapore she is staying on shore as a Youth Olympic Games athlete role model. Kendall participated in five Olympic Games, picking up the full set of medals with a gold, silver and bronze.

The Kendall Cup 2010 - New youth windsurfing trophy announced

A new season championship for youth windsurfers, to be known as the Kendall Cup, was announced today by Dave Mackay of the NZ Techno class association. “Windsurfing is New Zealand’s top Olympic event of the last 25 years, with seven medals from six Games including three Golds” said Mr Mackay. “Yet we don’t always get the profile and participation we’d like. We want to get more kids into the sport, and see them spending more time on the water, to ensure that we have the talent to remain top performers in the world in years to come. That’s what the Kendall Cup is about, and we’re delighted that both Barbara and Bruce Kendall have got in behind this initiative.”

Barbara’s Bash - Takapuna Boating Club celebration and club fundraising

Thu 5 Aug 2010
Takapuna

Takapuna Boating Club welcome people to join them at the Yacht Club Barbara Kendall’s Bash on Thursday August 5th between 6 and 9pm. This will be a celebration of Barbara’s enduring Olympic career as she moves to having more time for the family and her volunteer roles with the International Olympic Committee. Barbara is New Zealand’s most decorated Olympian and retiring after 24 years at the top.

‘The funds raised will go towards club funds and coaching of our young sailors.’

Raffles and Auction prizes include…

Barbara’s Bash - Takapuna Boating Club celebration and club fundraising

Takapuna Boating Club welcome people to join them at the Yacht Club Barbara Kendall’s Bash on Thursday August 5th between 6 and 9pm. This will be a celebration of Barbara’s enduring Olympic career as she moves to having more time for the family and her volunteer roles with the International Olympic Committee. Barbara is New Zealand’s most decorated Olympian and retiring after 24 years at the top.

Windsurfing hero Barbara Kendall retires from Olympic competition

Barbara Kendall is retiring from Olympic competition after a wind surfing career spanning close to a quarter century and encompassing multiple Olympic and World Championship medals. Now 42 years of age, Barbara is one of New Zealand’s most accomplished athletes and a recognised role model.

The Greatest NZ Sportspeople: Barbara Kendall

NZ Herald asked Barbara Kendall, 3 times Olympic medal winner who her top 10 role models were:
Yvette Corlett Williams, Sir Russell Coutts, Dame Susan Devoy, Paige Hareb, Mark Todd, Hamish Carter, Steve Gurney, Bruce Kendall, David Kirk, and Super Mums.
Full story: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=1063007...

RS:X / Techno News

Olliver GunmanThursday 4th December brought together some of NZ best sailors to promote windsurfing as a sport and to officially launch the six new Techno boards destined for Tauranga. They are courtesy of the Bay of Plenty Sailing Academy and funded by TECT. At $5800 apiece fully kitted out, the boards aren't cheap but spokesman Stuart Pedersen is adamant they'll be a great investment for the sport's future. "Getting these boards is huge - they'll provide a pathway from learning to windsurf through to getting into serious racing without having to commit to buying your own gear," Pedersen said.

Wind week + Techno launch

Thu 3 Dec 2009 - Sun 13 Dec 2009
Tauranga

A series of windsurfing-related events is scheduled for the week-and-a-bit from Thursday 3 December to Sunday 13 December, to announce the arrival of competitive youth windsurfing in Tauranga.

The events, collectively dubbed ‘Wind Week’ follow the purchase of six new Bic Techno racing boards by the Bay of Plenty Sailing Academy, a charitable trust which has been active in developing dinghy sailing in Tauranga since 2004. The boards, generously funded by TECT, are intended to form the core of a regular youth racing fleet alongside the sailing dinghies at the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club. To this end, the Sailing Academy has been promoting a ‘Learn to Windsurf’ course at Kulim Park and 11 budding sailors aged 13 to 16 are about to graduate. Another after school course will be run in term one of next year.

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