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Patrick Haybittle - Another update from Civitaceccha Italy and the RS:X Youth Worlds

After days 2 racing in tough choppy conditions Pat is still right on mid fleet. Pat posted his best result, a 15th in his fleet of 40 in the last race, race 6. He has been very consistent with his placings just above and below the mid fleet. The first drop has come in and the dropped OCSs and DSQs shuffled some results and pushed Pat down one spot to 42nd out of 80. Day 3 was a rest day. Well deserved after all the training, practice race day and 2 hard days, so Pat and Big D headed to Rome on the train for a look around.

Patrick Haybittle - NZL 308 - Day 1 of the RS:X Youth Worlds Civitacecchia Italy.

After several days training with the Hong Kong, Polish then Israel teams and getting used to the location and conditions, Patrick has started the regatta. Day one had good winds, and, as you can see from the picture of Pat off the pin end of the start line , big swell. Pat is over 6 foot tall, standing on a board, and I can't see him!! He says there are a lot of very good, very strong sailors. I asked what he though he would need to do to improve his sailing there, he said "bigger muscles". Better have another couple of weetbix mate!

Canterbury Windsports newsletter October 2013

21st birthday, Discovery day 09 November, Membership now overdue, Scott Park restricted access, Clean up the world day, Other coming events, learn to Windsurf/Kitesurf
Our celebration is only 16 days away so you need to get those tickets before they are snapped up! You can purchase them from Groundswell or Kitesport or pay for them online from our website. Click through for news...

Xanthe Bowater heading for the RS:X Open Youth World Championships in Italy

Most of you are unaware, but I am currently sitting in Singapore airport once again. This time on my way to Civitavecchia, Italy for the RS:X Open Youth World Championships.

I have been drowning in homework since I arrived home from my last trip overseas in August, hence why I have been so slack with contacting everyone!

Natalia Kosinska wins medal race and gets silver at 2013 Semaine Olympique Franciase Regatta -

The sole New Zealand representative to compete at 2013 Semaine Olympique Franciase Regatta for Olympic class sailors in La Rochelle, France has come away with a silver medal.

Kiwi RS:X windsurfer Natalia Kosinska won today’s medal race to pass France’s Eugenie Ricard and stand on the second step of the podium at the final 2013 EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup regatta which has just wrapped up at La Rochelle.

Patrick Haybittle NZL 308 - Sailathon report

What an inspiring sail with Olympic Windsurfer JP Tobin today! I sailed at the fastest pace I’ve ever done on an RS:X. At one stage I was using all my strength and skills to stop my board tail walking in a 30 knot gust. We covered 42km and visited10 clubs on our sailathon. Very exciting sailing. After a delayed start due to light airs. JP and I started our trip from Torbay and headed off downwind in about 15 knots. As we sailed south the wind continually built and by the time we rounded north head it was a solid 20, gusting 30 knot easterly.

Update: Taranaki Wave Classic 2013

Question: Is it possible to have too much fun at this awesome event?
Answer: Absolutely!
New Zealand's Premier Windsurfing Event, 30th Edition 1983 - 2013, 25th - 28th October
Welcome back to TWC FM ('fully-maxxed')! None of us here at TWC HQ are particularly fond of school, but no matter if you are 'new skool', 'old skool', or just 'too cool for school', the Taranaki Wave Classic always asks the same question of each entrant:

Young New Zealand Windsurfers bring home Gold for the Worlds women race and a set of great results for the Europeans

Great results were brought home by six teens who attended the Worlds, Europeans and Baltic Cup. The Gold Cup for the Worlds was won by Xanthe Bowater and both boys and girls were well placed in their classes.
Windsurfing is growing as a popular option for young New Zealand sailors, and New Zealand sent a group of teenagers to the European race circuit over their summer to race RS:Xs and Technos against the worlds best young talent.

Canterbury Windsports Association 21st Birthday Party

Sat 2 Nov 2013
Naval Point club in Lyttleton

Put it in your calendar for the event of the year, 21st Birthday celebrations on 2nd November 2013!!!!
Looking forward to seeing past and present members to celebrate Canterbury Windsports Association (Inc.) 21st birthday since being incorporated in September 1992. If you know anyone who you think would like to come, please let them know or let us know how to contact them.
See ticket details below:

Also, if you have any photos or news from way back when, get in touch with:
Andrea: 03 328 8755
Lindsay: 027 534 0865
Russell: 03 381 2842

Ticket Details

Lake Hawea windsurfing/kitesurfing event

Sat 30 Nov 2013 - Sun 1 Dec 2013
Lake Hawea

Just giving you some advance notice of an event which will be happening on Lake Hawea 30.Nov/1.Dec. Organised by the Hotel and some local kiters and supported by the club. It will focus around camping and sailing together, with a good night out at the hotel on the Saturday. There may be a ‘downwinder’ and/or some form of freestyle fun competition too, though the exact format is yet to be finalised. (Sorry those of you doing windsurf South Island Cup but we'll always clash with something and it is the windy time there). Contact. Yohann 02108435786.

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