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Dunedin Windsurfing Association is now Dunedin Windsports Association

Dunedin / DWA News

18/02/2011

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 ...

18/02/2011

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.

17/02/2011

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.

29/01/2011

Aviemore challenge report, Dunedin winds, Surf life saving with a difference, Top 10 Reasons Why Women Should Hang Out With Windsurfer Guys, events, Friday club nights ... read more

05/01/2011

Click through to view the photos of this New Years event.
... Looks like it was as social as ever!
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24/12/2010

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...

24/12/2010

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

24/12/2010

This event is now being run in conjunction with the Canterbury Windsurf Champs
See http://www.cwa.org.nz

23/12/2010


Lessons, rentals, courses. Occasional holiday programmes.

Skills you will learn include:
* How to rig a basic sail
* Up-hauling into the secure position
* Sailing away
* Tacking and gybing

23/12/2010


Windsurfsue

Lesson, rentals.

Location; Frankton Beach. Queenstown.

Only operates Thursdays 4-8.30. Jan-March. Special rentals or courses may be available other times.

Sue 027 640 8596.

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