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Canterbury Windsports January 2013 update

The 2013 Canterbury Kiteboard Champs went off on 19-20 January at the Estuary. Saturday was hot and not nearly windy enough, but Sunday saw a classic sea breeze build through the day, producing powered riding to entertain the crowds. And the winners were: Women: Jo; Open: Jackson; Masters: anon; Legends: Cookie; Juniors: Anthony; Junior Juniors: Jay; Race: Tim. Thanks to Cookie who made it happen, and our sponsors.

CWA Buy Sell now on CWA website – if you want to post a listing email your details and pix to and we'll put it up for two weeks.

CWA - windsurfing events news January 2013

Ahoy kite & pole sailors, busy times ahead...

13 to 19.01.2013 Drop in Wave #2 @ South New Brighton – it was looking like Wednesday, but now more like Friday. If you're interested in getting notification txt your name + "CWA waves" to 027-6014404.

19 & 20.01.2013 Canterbury Kiteboard Champs registration from 9am @ the Estuary Windsports Area. CWA membership + a small entry fee will apply to cover the BBQ and P/A. A BIG thanks to our sponsors for prizes in freestyle, wave, race, and best dressed.


Tue 22 Jan 2013 - Sun 27 Jan 2013

Incorporating South Island Techno Champs and round 4 of the Kendall Cup.
Naval Point Club Lyttelton and Canterbury Windsports are pleased to welcome
junior windsurfers from throughout New Zealand to improve their skills.

We have put together a fantastic lineup of coaches with the help of funding from Yachting NZ and Canterbury Windsports.

Bruce Kendall, Laurence Carey and Giulio Meda will be there to help improve your windsurfing. Course racing, Slalom, Freestyle- we have it covered.

There will also be advice on fitness, diet and equipment, tuning and gear choice.

CWA - Yoda Cabrinha Wave Classic - SUP, surf, windsports

Sat 8 Dec 2012 - Sun 9 Dec 2012

Don't forget, this weekend it's the Yoda Cabrinha Wave Classic at Waikuku, supping and slurping, I mean SUPing and surfing, and hopefully some windsports too. If you're staying over in the campground then sorry, no dogs allowed. Full details on the CWA home web page.

CWA - windsurfing beginner day

Sat 8 Dec 2012

from 11.30am at Scott Park.

CWA Club Night

Wed 5 Dec 2012

Club Night - Come to the Speight's Ale House from 7:30pm to hear about the latest developments at Scott Park, and enjoy some Xmas nibbles. The Lake Ellesmere news byte has been postponed to the next club night in late January.

Aviemore Summer Bash

Thu 29 Dec 2011 - Sat 31 Dec 2011
Lake Aviemore

Windsurfing and kiting social get-together. Repeat of a great event. Simple across the lake and back race series for Windsurfers and Kiters. Think about this as an option for Xmas/New Year, there's always lots of windsurfers and kiters camping there. Very social.
Possibility of and Upwind/Downwind race as well on New Years eve.

South Island Cup Round 1 report from Paul Vliestra

S.I. Cup Round 1 in Chch, Saturday 24th, 5 races for the Open Men and 5 races for the Open Women and Juniors together. Racing on the estuary, was fun with Chris Dimock and Terry Beentjies having some tight racing, My mast broke just before the 1st race so had to use my 6.3m instead of my 7.0m but was great fun and tiring after 5 races of pumping like crazy. Annie Crombie used a 7.2m sail all day and Tom McGregor a 7.8m everyone else was on 7.0's or less.

Busy two weeks for CWA

It's gonna be a busy coupla weeks!
16 - 18.11.2012 Lake Clearwater Camp, Lake Clearwater
Please pay your camp fee's to Rachel, no dogs allowed, BYO everything including drinking water, the hall is booked for friday and saturday nights.
Contact Greg 021 825283

18 - 24.11.2012 Windsports Series Race #1
South New Brighton. One evening after work when it's windy.
Contact Cookie 027 6014404

24 - 25.11.2012 Windsurf South Island Cup Round 1
Naval Point, Lyttelton Harbour .
Details to be announced.

01 - 02.12.2012 Windsurf South Island Cup Round 2
Watercooled Sports, Otago Harbour

CWA Club Night

Wed 7 Nov 2012

Club night this wednesday, 07 November hosted by Kitesports at their new shop at 14 New Brighton Mall.
Landbased kite action prior by the pier, then Cwa BBQ from 7.30pm at the kite shop, BYO alcohol. Kahuna big stick land SUP racing in the mall during the evening.
All welcome for a fun night!

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