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Windsurfers and coach announced as Life Members of Yachting New Zealand

At their AGM today YNZ President Jan Dawson announced that all Olympic Medallists are to be made Life Members of YNZ. Barbara Kendall was made a Life Member in 2011, so the new windsurfing Life Members are Aaron McIntosh, Bruce Kendall and Tom Ashley. Also included is Grant Beck, NZ's most successful Olympic sailing coach (windsurfing), so a big boost for windsurfing and well deserved recognition. Congratulations from Windsurfing NZ!

Barbara's new ride?

Youtube video of Barbara Kendall promoting the Hyundai i30 or click through to view on this site.

Barbara Kendall on becoming an elected member of the IOC

I’ve recently been elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee which is an amazing opportunity for me to be involved in Olympic sports at the highest level. As there are only fifteen athletes out of 115 members I feel privileged as now I have the chance to meet face to face with world sporting leaders and are able to influence some of the big Olympic issues!

Barbara Kendall on her IOC Appointment

New Zealand board sailing queen, Barbara Kendall is one of three new members elected to the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee. (IOC) Barbara’s appointment was announced at the recent 123rd IOC Session.
She explains what it means...

Barbara Kendall, 5 times olympic representative, 3 medals and now a member of the International Olympic Committee.

Olympic boardsailing gold medallist Barbara Kendall has been elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in South Africa today.

A veteran of five Olympic Games, Kendall won gold in 1992, silver in 1996 and bronze in 2000. She was fifth in Athens in 2004 and sixth in Beijing in 2008 before retiring from competition in 2010.

The 43-year-old was voted in on the final day of the IOC's four-day session in Durban and received 73 votes in her favour and only nine against in the secret ballot.

Barbara Kendall nominated for membership of the IOC

A former windsurfing champion from New Zealand, a canoeing official from Spain and Argentina's national Olympic committee chief are in line to become members of the IOC. The IOC executive board on Wednesday nominated three new members for election at the International Olympic Committee general assembly in Durham, South Africa, in July. The candidates are: Barbara Kendall, who competed for New Zealand in windsurfing at five Olympics and won a gold medal in 1992, Argentina Olympic Committee president Gerardo Werthein and International Canoe Federation president Jose Perurena.

1-3 March 2011: Walk the Hump Ridge Track with Barbara Kendall

On 1 March 2011, Barabara Kendell will be joining the Hump Ridge team and leading a special guided walk around the track. A legendary kiwi mum and Olympic gold-medal winning boardsailer, Barbara Kendall has success and motivation oozing out of her! "Shayne and I are really looking forward to the experience of walking the Hump Ridge Track in March - come and join us, I know we will all have alot of fun!!!"

Barbara Kendall leaves big shoes to fill - new kiwi Natalia Kosinska aims to do that

NZ Herald: Even in Poland, Barbara Kendall was famous and now a young Polish boardsailor is keen for the name of Kosinska to rate up there with Kendall in New Zealand windsurfing. The Poles have some of the best sailors in the world; their men took gold and silver at the 2010 world championships. One of their former champions, Natalia Kosinska, now calls New Zealand home and aims to represent her adopted country at the London Olympics in 2012.
"Even in Poland Barbara Kendall was a guru when I was young," recalls Kosinska. "I don't know if I can be the next Barbara - but I certainly want to try."

Triple Olympic medallist, Barbara Kendall honoured at a NZ Olympic Committee function

Triple Olympic medallist, Barbara Kendall was one of six women honoured at a NZ Olympic Committee function on Thursday night at the Heritage Hotel. The six women were all Gold medalists at Olympic Games, starting with Yvette Williams (1952, Long Jump), Barbara Kendall (1992, Windsurfer), Sarah Ulmer (2004, Track Cycling), Caroline and Georgina Evers-Swindell (2004 and 2008, Rowing) and Valerie Vili (2008, Shot Put).

Motivational Workshop for youth at Manly SC

Fri 19 Nov 2010
Manly Sailing Club

Manly Sailing Club is offering Let Go – a motivational workshop presented by Barbara Kendall for youth aged 12 to 17 years.

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