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Sea Week - clean up your local sailing spot

Sun 7 Mar 2010 - Sun 14 Mar 2010
Wherever you sail

Around the country DOC and other organisations run events and activities to help people discover what’s special about our ocean and how they can make a difference. From marine-themed trips to beach clean-ups and coastal plantings, there are plenty of opportunities for you to take part.

Contaminated beaches 'getting worse' - NZ Herald

Despite being known worldwide for our scenic shores, some of our beaches are still not stacking up and may be getting worse.

Not much appears to have changed since a survey by Consumer New Zealand at the end of 2008 showed 29 per cent of New Zealand's beaches, lakes and rivers had bacteria levels so high they were deemed unsafe by the Ministry for the Environment.

National Slalom Competition 2010

Thu 4 Feb 2010 - Sun 7 Feb 2010

also includes Masters Games

Free postage from NZ Post for your club

See if your windsurfing club qualifies for free postage

Windsurfing NZ AGM Reminder - Dunedin 6th February 7.30pm

This is a short note to let you all know that there will be an AGM for Windsurfing New Zealand held in Dunedin 7.30pm @ Watercooled Sports in Kitchener Street Friday the 6th February 2009 (this will coincide with the Lund Construction, Fanatic, NZ Slalom Nationals meaning that a good turnout of members will be possible) - see details attached<!--break--> Apart from the usual items the topics appear to be;

WINDY OCTOBER - MetService makes it official

MetService meteorologists issued 41 severe wind warnings for land areas during the past month. This makes October 2007 the third highest month for wind warnings in New Zealand since public warnings began in 1989. Top month was October 2006, when 57 warnings were issued and second was November 2006 when 45 warnings were issued.

Yachting Excellence Awards 2007: Finalists Named

Finalist nominees for Sailor of the Year 2007 and Young Sailor of the Year 2007 have been announced by Yachting New Zealand.

After an exceptional twelve months for New Zealand yachting on many levels, narrowing down a list of finalists was a tough decision for the judging panel. The winners will be announced at the Yachting Excellence Awards Presentation and Dinner to be held at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron on Friday 16th November.

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