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RS:X Olympic Class Windsurfing Worlds - day 2 roundup

Racing at the RS:X World Championships in Takapuna, New Zealand continued today with both the men and women sailing two races each. Conditions were excellent with a NNE breeze increasing through the afternoon and clear and sunny skies. The women’s fleet was first out, racing in the early afternoon in around 10 knots of wind. The men followed starting mid afternoon in a freshening breeze of around 15 knots.

Day two of RS:X World Windsurfing Championships - interim results

Tom Ashley 1,1 today, Barbara Kendall 4,1 - Hot!!! Full report later

Day one of RS:X World Windsurfing Championships

Racing at the RS:X World Championships got underway today at Takapuna Boating Club on Auckland’s North Shore. After a postponement due to light winds, racing started and two races were sailed in both the men’s and women’s fleets in a NNE breeze of around six to eight knots. With just two races to count the points table is tight at the top.

Windsurfer famous for moves both on and off the water

Kendall and Ashley fire back at Takapuna to take RSX windsurfing nationals

2008 New Zealand Olympic representatives, Tom Ashley and Barbara Kendall have scored convincing wins in the 2007 RSX NZ National Championships sailed off Takapuna Beach.

Barbara Kendall second, Tom Asley third after day 2 of the RSX windsurfing nationals

After 2 days Barbara has moved into second behind Sensini of Italy, while Tom is holding a close third behind Bouman and Bontemps in the mens class.

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.

RS:X Olympic Class Windsurfing Worlds on Home Waters

Early in the New Year windsurfers from around the world will converge on North Shore City to battle it out for the world titles.

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

Windsurfer Barbara Kendall to attend 5th Olympic event (yes, its official now)

New Zealand sailing icon Barbara Kendall is set to attend her fifth Olympic Games after being named in the first batch of Kiwis to attend next year's event in Beijing.

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