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Formula Nationals results, Luke Watson retains title.

The Formula Nationals got under way with the briefing and registration on the Thursday (unfortunately there were only 5 entries), but not enough wind for any racing.

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.

Sail Auckland Regatta - includes RS:X windsurfing

Wed 3 Feb 2010 - Sun 7 Feb 2010
Kohimarama Yacht Club, Auckland

Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland is an ISAF Grade 1 Olympic Classes Regatta to be held 3 – 7 February 2010. Competing classes include RS:X, Laser, Laser Radial, Finn, 420, 470, 29er, 49er, Tornado, Starling and Splash & 2.4R.
http://www.sailauckland.org.nz/

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.

Bucklands Beach Windsurfing

Bucklands Beach, Auckland

Lessons all levels, courses holiday programmes and rentals. Full board & sail repairs service also available.
Location; Bucklands Beach, corner Laings Rd/ The Parade.

Ashley Palmer . Contact 09 962 6675/ 021 558 580.

Flying Forwards

Big Manly Beach, Auckland

Flying Forwards is located at beautiful Big Manly Beach on the northern side of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula. This location was selected due to its safe environment in all weather conditions.

Paul Toghill is a Royal Yachting Association qualified instructor, powerboat driver, swimming teacher and is qualified in first aid.

He has spent five years teaching and managing watersports centres for families for an active holiday company with resorts in Turkey, Greece and Croatia.

Beginners Gear

6 x Hifly Primo – ideal super wide beginner board

Bayswater Wind Sports

Bayswater, Auckland

Bayswater Windsurf offers something for everyone with lessons for total beginners through to experienced sailors.

4 Sir Peter Blake Parade, Bayswater (Inside the Bayswater Yacht Club)
Phone : (09) 445-6300
Fax : (09) 446-0408

Whether you've never been windsurfing before or you want to hook into the harness for the first time,

Hit the footstraps or nail that perfect gybe. Let us show you how.

Gift vouchers and group packages are also available.

1 - Beginner Lesson - Three Hours

Elements

Auckland, Tauranga

Windsurfers are the fastest sailing craft afloat!

Whether its high speed fun on flat water, wave riding, or just for fun Windsurfing is one of the most exhilarating Watersports delivering an unrivalled buzz from speed, tricks, wave riding or crossing oceans.

Locations

Auckland Windsurfing Ltd.

Point Chevalier, Auckland

Beginner learn to windsurf course

-Everything you need to know in 2 x 2 hour sessions
-You will be up and windsurfing in one hour!
- Maximum 6 people per session includes simulator training and on water teaching
-Guaranteed success*

PRIVATE LESSON **

One on one lesson at any level

-learn that elusive move
-Whether you're an improver or expert
Take advantage of a one on one lesson to improve your level
-Tell me what you want and I'll tailor the course

RENTALS

Practice what you've learned

Beginner board per hour
Concession card (10 hours at your leisure)

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