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Video: Southern Lakes Windriders Clubs annual downwinder

39 windsurfers and kiters from all over the South Island descended on Glenorchy on Saturday 27th Feb. for the Southern Lakes Windriders Clubs annual downwinder sail from Glenorchy to Pigeon Island.

It was a spectacular site at the start with an array of coloured kites and windsurfing sails that quickly dispersed at varying speeds downwind. Winds were gusting approx 25 knots with variable and at times challenging wind conditions.First to arrive at the finish line, in approx 15 minutes, was local kiter Mike Holland (Queenstown) using a large 17m2 sail. First windsurfer was Gavin Jackson(Dunedin) on a 6.0 sail.

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