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Canterbury Windsports Assn news

Finally, the NZ summer has delivered some sea breeze action! A bit late for the Canterbury Kite Champs held in southerly winds over the weekend of Jan 23-24 at Lakeside Domain Lake Ellesemere - but there was plenty of action there too. I can't say more because I've been in sunny hot Brisbane, enjoying warm water and light sea breezes, while evading sharks, bluebottles, and horse flies. Enough said.

Cancellation Notice

The windsurfers Beginners School scheduled this coming weekend (Feb 6-7) is cancelled, 'cos all the guns are in Dunedin at the 2010 NZ Windsurfing Slalom Nationals.

PayPal

Payment of CWA subs by PayPal have been stopped while we sort out some accounting issues. Payments by internet banking or cash/cheque are still quite acceptable (even in arrears), although bear in mind that the CWA membership year is past halfway (July 1 to June 30).

Website

One of the benefits of the new website is that members can login and post their own news and forum articles. I know, I know, - the first time is the hardest, but it doesn't need to be large, so be brave and give it a go. Here's a challenge: how about one news or forum post per membership on 'what I did last summer...' (last summer?). Anything you'd like to share - note that pictures and video clips need to be loaded onto sites like Flickr and Youtube then linked into your text - otherwise it's easy. Check out what's already been posted on the forum - some cool clips on Steve & Ade's trip to the USA - and let's get this website community moving.

Estuary Kite Area Access

Kiters - please remember to close the swing gate behind you, and the last one out please lock it and the cable gate too, to show the council we care. If non-CWA 'freeriders' ask why, then explain that the land belongs to the CCC, that kiters are privileged to be in there, and that both parties want to keep out the bogans and their rubbish. We don't want no kite restrictions, we don't want no kite control...;-)

Enjoy the rest of summer,

John

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