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Severne NZ Windsurfing Slalom nationals and Oceanic Slalom Championships day 3 results

The results for day 3 are unremarkedly similar to day 2 as the wind failed to kick in sufficiently consistently enough to run any races. A fickle NE teased the sailors with everyone rigging big (7m - 8.5m) and their biggest boards. Although a number managed to make it onto the course and climb up to the start line the wind never consistently reached the bottom marks so after several delays and a southerly change which also failed to kick in strongly enough the plug was pulled on the days racing. A competition was held involving heaving the weights that the previous day were used to anchor rigs against the winds, followed by a BBQ. Saturday is the final day for racing, although Sunday is tagged as a backup day if the race committee decide another day is required to get a result. For those interested attached below is a plot of speed and heart-rate for a typical race ...

Severne NZ Windsurfing Slalom nationals and Oceanic Slalom Championships day 2 results - stronger winds test competitors

Day 2 saw stronger winds averaging probably around 20-25 knots and gusting 30 or more. In the morning round the winds were lighter and steadier making ideal conditions for 6-7m sailing and gybes were smooth. Later in the day the wind built (and built) until most were sailing 6m or less and some were down to the low 4m sails. The results changed accordingly as those sailors more used to the higher winds and difficult conditions started to move up the placings as completed gybes became more important than passing on the runs. Course map and results are attached below.

NZ Windsurfing Slalom nationals and Oceanic Slalom Championships day 1 results

Day1 got away well with 8 races completed in fresh conditions with most sailors on 6-7.5 m sails. The 50 competitors spent the day battling it out on Otago Harbour in a downwind slalom course just off shore opposite the Dunedin Windsurfing Club rooms (great spectator viewing). Winds built slightly during the day with many changing down a size later in the afternoon. Results are interim and unconfirmed so placings may change. Fortunes changed frequently as some of the favoured sailors posted good results initially and then dropped the ball on subsequent heats to keep the top sailors in each class close. Leaders after day 1 include Men - Gareth Wood, Masters - Terry Beentjes, Grand Masters - Tim Wood, Silver Fleet - George Cooper, Women - Annie Crombie and Youth - Laurence Carey. More wind and more racing expected today. Complete day 1 results are in the attached pdf.

2011 Lake Aviemore Challenge photos

Click through to view the photos of this New Years event.
... Looks like it was as social as ever!
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Southern Lakes Wind Riders Club Xmas News

Xmas and New Year Holidays; Lake Aviemore Holiday Camping and Summer Bash, Fun Races 1-3 Jan, new Wanaka website, South Coast visit,Wanaka/Hawea- Club Social Sail, bBig Downwinder...

Otago Windsurf Champs

Sat 29 Jan 2011 - Sun 30 Jan 2011
Otago Harbour

No details at present - see http://dwa.windsurfingnz.org

Santa drops in for a sail at Glenorchy

Southern Lakes Wind Riders Club Xmas sail and social at Glenorchy on Saturday. Santa popped in for a visit. Unfortunately though.. Santa had some bad luck and popped his/her mast, resulting in a rather long wait followed by a rescue from the wonderful John at Kinloch Lodge... me thinks Santa owes John an extra big Xmas pressy. Santa rescue story and photos to follow!

Queenstown Downwinder

Sat 2 Apr 2011
Queenstown

Long distance downwind race - start training (its different from your normal sailing)

Southern Lakes Windriders Newsletter Dec 2010

Getting Out There! There can be no excuse for not getting out there with some excellent thermals at Jardines lately and NW’s!
In this newsletter: New club email address, Club Membership, Up and Coming Events, Buy/Sell, Downwinder Organisation and Club AGM report. read more ...

Southern Lakes Wind Riders Club - club Xmas social plus future events

This Saturday 18 Dec is looking good for a Club Xmas social sail at GY. From midday onwards - a sail, beers by the lake and pub afterwards!

UP AND COMING EVENTS ... read on

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