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Southern Lakes Wind Riders Club Xmas News 2017

Club Xmas sail this Saturday afternoon, Glenorchy .
Bring some silly Santa accessories if you feel inspired, hats, beards…
BBQ from 4ish. BYO Beers. .

Xmas and New Year Holidays; Lake Aviemore Camping and Social Sailing, Marahau (Abel Tasman) - everything

Lake Aviemore Camping and Social Sailing + Fun Races 1-3 Jan
Lake Aviemore has traditionally been a great sailing and camping spot over the holidays. It works in thermal conditions and drags anything from a NE to a S, along the valley and straight down the lake. Windsurfers and kiters camp usually on the northern side. At the “Waitangi” camp area near the “Boat ramp” signs, Dunedin and Southern Lakes sailors are usually a little west of the boat ramp area, drive off the road head back west, look for the 5kms sign and then head for the water.. you should see boards around and about. Some sailors will be there all over Xmas and New Year, for those just wanting to go for a few days….New Year is the main focus & there will be some fun windsurf racing over that time. If you don’t want to camp you can often find accommodation at Oamarama about 30mins away or possibly find a bach to rent at Otemata 15mins.

Think about this as an option for Xmas/New Year, there's always lots of windsurfers and kiters camping there. Very social.

Marahau Camp. Jan 17th – 24th. (Start of Abel Tasman)
Camp at Marahau either in the dorms or your own tents (to avoid snoring hassles !). Its an outdoor education centre right over the road from the beach….communal kitchen/lounge, toil/shower block, fire pit, big field for camping.. usually around $12pp/night. Awesome location. A very nice mixed group of people, often quite a few kiters and windsurfers, but access to good terrain for SUP, kayak, hike, bike, tramp .. soo much so near. Can go for part week. Call Sue for more info if interested.

Frankton Wednesdays…Social Sailing Nights. New Year. Jan- March

Social sail, Windsurf Lessons & rentals available. This year will be on Wednesdays every week. 4pm-about 8/8.30pm. Come along for a sail or just for a social get together starting 10th Jan. (not 17th Jan). BBQs once a month, dates tbc. Call Sue for more details.0276408596

Kitesurfing lessons.
Lots of people have asked about kiting lessons and up til now there has been nothing available in this area. Sam Geary is looking at doing a course down on the South Coast over the Festive break contact him direct if interested;

There may also be something coming up for this area in the New Year…. watch this space !!

CLUB Membership. Now due.
Its only; Individuals; $30 member (own gear), $40 member + use of the club gear.
Family membership [Couples or families ]; $50 (own gear), $60 family + use club gear.

Join via the website link; (sorry family membs is not available online yet), or use the form attached, or just let Sue know you’ve deposited this years funds into the account. Southern Lakes Wind Riders Club, ANZ,Queenstown. 06 0996 0589491 00

Car stickers coming soon.

NEW MEMBERS look out for the Club website for more background info and the two different Facebook pages for ongoing news. Club Facebook. Queenstown Windsurf and Kitesurf Club.+ The more informal Facebook; Queenstown kite surfers & windsurfers, is now used as the main day to day contact for wind updates and liaison for sailing times replacing the old text alerts.

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