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Plimmerton Boating Club is looking for gear and support to get youth windsurfing started.

Plimmerton Boating Club is looking to get a kid/youth windsurfing programme going alongside its Opti sailing lessons which cost members only $30 for every Wednesday evening 5-7.30pm during daylight saving months, tends to be kids from 8-10 upwards. We are in the process of putting together gear lists and developing grant funding proposals.

Wellington Windsurfing Association news - June 2010

NOT SO WINDY WELLINGTON - In fact this year we had to cancel two Freewaves, two Slalom days, grovelled in the Harbour Blast and got lots of use of our other toys at Lake Ferry … that’s 7 weekend days with no wind...

Wellington Windsurfing Assn. Harbour Blast on this Sunday 21 March

Race between Petone and Eastbourne - direction depends on wind on the day. This is an all in event, you must be confident on the water (water start etc.) but not uber competitive (those guys will gone in seconds).

Race details (pdf) 2010 WWA Harbour Blast.pdf

Pre-register using this survey
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/G7CQCV9

Women's Kite Clinic.

Sat 20 Mar 2010
Wellington

Its time to get more girls out on the water kitesurfing! On Saturday 20 March, Wild Winds and I will be hosting a Women's Kite Clinic. The day will feature lessons with IKO certified instructors, a seminar on training for kitesurfing off the water, tips for girls, and a barbeque social.

Wairarapa Weekend

Sat 17 Apr 2010 - Sun 18 Apr 2010
Lake Ferry, Wellington

Wave sail on the coast, freeride on the lake, or just relax for a weekend at Lake Ferry. http://wwa.org.nz/ for details

Harbour Blast

Sun 21 Mar 2010 (All day)
Wellington

Harbour Blast is a downwind 'race' between Petone and Eastbourne, direction depends on wind on the day. Your chance to test your limits, have a go! See http://wwa.org.nz/ for details.

Movie night

Fri 5 Mar 2010 (All day)
Wellington

Check out 'Four Dimensions, some local footage and some nostalgia. See http://wwa.org.nz/ for details

Wellington Slalom / GPS

Sat 27 Feb 2010 (All day)
Wellington

Slalom, fun racing and GPS speed sailing. Check http://wwa.org.nz/ for details

WWA Free Wave Final Round

Sat 13 Feb 2010 - Sun 14 Feb 2010
Wellington

09/10 season final round - check http://wwa.org.nz/ for details

Windy Wellington - story of a southerly front

This is a short story about a southerly front. Wellington is well known for its windy weather - and I recently found some graphic illustrations of how quickly and dramatically the conditions can change. From a northerly of less than 5 knots to a southerly of 50+ knots in less than 3 minutes! Years ago (20), when I was single and obsessed with windsurfing I was one of the keen windsurfers who used to park at the bottom of the harbour on the Petone foreshore and wait for the predicted 'southerly buster' to arrive. When it did there would be a black wall appear at the harbour entrance which would rapidly advance towards us over a period of a few minutes, and the only question was 'which sail should I rig, 3.5 or 3.0?'.

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