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CWA news April 2016

CWA Prize Giving

The CWA prize giving is Saturday May 7 from 5pm at the Mt Pleasant Yacht Club. BBQ dinner for financial members, BYO drinks. If you have any trophy's from last year then please return to Al at Groundswell asap.

Windsurf New Zealand Sail Numbers
If you have a sail number for racing or want to acquire one then under new rules you have to be a financial member of Windsurf New Zealand or an affiliated club. The CWA has been asked to supply WNZ a list of members so that they can see who is a paid member and has rights to a sail number. If this affects you then read on...

A simpler and more manageable process

At the 2016 WNZ AGM in Christchurch it was decided to have a simpler and more manageable sail number process.

The new guidelines are shown below (note that all sail numbers, current owners and status can be viewed on windsurfingnz.org)

Allocation of numbers

• As a member of Windsurfing New Zealand (WNZ) or a club affiliated to WNZ you have an automatic right to a sail number at no extra charge.

• Some numbers will be available with conditions, all other unallocated numbers will be available to any valid member on application.

• Numbers above 40 can be gifted from one member to another.

• Numbers 40 and below will be managed by WNZ. They may be assigned under special circumstances, or sold/auctioned to raise funds for other activities.

• Some blocks of numbers are pre-allocated to specific classes (150-220) are reserved for Techno/RS:X but sailors in those classes may choose other numbers if they wish.

• Some numbers are reserved for Life and Honorary members, these will not expire but can be released, transferred or gifted with the current owners and WNZ agreement.

• In the case of new members or renewals outside the cycle described below please request your club membership officer to contact WNZ with details, including the sail number requested/renewed.

• The minimum information required to manage sail numbers is the name, email address and club affiliation of each sailor. This information will only be used by WNZ to communicate directly with members, or with clubs, in relation to sail number management. It will not be supplied to any third parties except WNZ (ratified) event organisers for the sole purpose of managing entry into that event (email will not be included in this case). Affiliated clubs will need to ask their members for permission to supply this information to WNZ.

Expiry of numbers

• A reminder will sent (via email) to all sail number holders in July/August to renew their membership and retain their number. Clubs will also be notified, and asked to supply lists of current members.

• 30 days all non-renewed members numbers will be marked expired, and the owners notified (via email). Clubs will also be notified.

• After an additional 30 days these will be marked as available, and can be requested by valid members.

• Lifetime and Honorary member numbers do not expire.

• A list of current members/numbers will be supplied to clubs and event organisers on request.

Windsurfing New Zealand reserves the right to change or vary these guidelines at any time.

Currently affiliated organisations.

• Windsurfing New Zealand (join directly)

• Auckland Windsurfing Association

• Manly Windsurf Club

• Taranaki Windsurf Club

• Wellington Windsurfing Association

• Canterbury Windsports Association

• Dunedin Windsports Association

• Southern Lakes Windsports Club

• RS:X Class Association

• Techno Class Association

Enquiries: secretary@windsurfingnz.org

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