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The Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia – Tom Ashley still best kiwi performer in RS:X windsurfing, Kate Ellingham improves in womens RS:X

Shifty and difficult conditions challenged sailors competing on day two at Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia MAPFRE 2010 Regatta in Palma de Majorca, Spain. Members of the NZL Sailing Team returned mixed results on the second day of the six day regatta. Tom Ashley remains the best placed of the New Zealanders retaining third position in the Men’s RS:X fleet, who added two races overnight. Ashley was second and then eighth, contributing to a total pointscore of 19 points, well ahead of the Greek sailor, Kokkalanis in fourth place who is eight points behind.

The Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia – Tom Ashley makes a good start in RS:X class

Racing is underway for members of the NZL Sailing Team competing at Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia MAPFRE 2010 Regatta in Palma de Majorca, Spain, the opener on the 2010 Olympic class European circuit. Light and unstable winds, in the order of 6-8 knots, prevailed across the race courses on day one.

National Championships - J P Tobin reports

Result : 2nd. Great conditions for day one of the 2010 National's if you wanted to go fishing!!!...fortunately the Dutch team were organised enough to kit their coach boat out with a couple of lines so fishing it was, despite the complete lack of breeze one race was completed (3rd) and one fish was caught...and released.

Winners decided at Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland

With over 150 competitors from 15 different countries it has been a fantastic regatta with a lot of camaraderie and superb sailing! Tom Ashley, J P Tobin and Kate Ellingham feature in results for the RS:X classes.

Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland 2010

In the Men’s RS:X fleet our most recent Olympic sailing champion, Tom Ashley is back on the water, this his first regatta after only recently returning to an intensive training schedule after a well deserved breather.

Yachting NZ RSX: Youth and Techno Training Weekend at Manly 23-24 January 2010

training with Tom and AntonioIt is great to see the enthusiasm and the hard work the windsurfers have put in over the summer at the recent Yachting NZ training weekend.

RS:X promotional and other videos

J P Tobin and friends


Nick Demspey blasting

Promotional video for RS:X Class

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.

Windsurfing Open Day

Thu 3 Dec 2009
Takapuna


Meet the Legends

Olympic Gold Medallists Barbara Kendall, Tom Ashley and Bruce Kendall
PWA World Champion Scott Fenton

Watch them race and join them on the water!
Find out about our Junior Learn-toWindsurf programme
Become involved in this International Class of Yachting

Come and join the fun!
... and the sausages will be on the BBQ!

Thursday 3rd Decdember 4pm to 7pm
Takapuna Boating Club, Takapuna


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