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Formula and Raceboard Windsurfing class combined with the “Kendall Cup” to make regatta a huge success.

The Formula and Raceboard Windsurfing class combined their Nationals with the “Kendall Cup” to create a strong field from around New Zealand in a two day regatta at Manly Sailing Club.

Manly Sailing Club’s wonderful facilities and setting, coupled with the enthusiasm of volunteers made for a great welcome on a perfect day for racing on
Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March 2015.
A light northerly breeze of 7 to 12 knots along with “that” competitive nature enticed the 19 sailors to rig the big sails.
With long slick waterlines and grace the Raceboards were hard to beat while railing upwind on high angles. A field of 6 Techno and 6 RS:X Youth sailors competed for points towards their Kendall Cup ranking.

Day 2 started with a steady 15 knots building from the Southwest to 20+. Sail sizes were reduced and the physical and mental ability of sailors tested with shifting gusts and choppy seas.
Our top RS:X and Techno sailors made the most of these conditions while still being tested by the top masters on Raceboards.
The Formula fleet of 13 enjoyed fast sailing on the outer course.

The enthusiasm and support for this regatta by past / current successful sailors added massive value by increasing the standard of competitiveness and knowledge of the sport, one that reflects New Zealand’s pedigree and certainly one which should not be left to drift away, but captured in future regattas.
Acclaimed windsurfers from the Raceboard devision during the 80s and 90s prove that they still have what it takes to be competitive.

A snapshot of competitors profiles and ability during the event demonstrated the potential and health of the class.
The regatta model gave sailors from 12 years to 62 years of age the opportunity to meet, support and compete against each other across a variety of ISAF recognised boards including Mistrall, F2, Starboard, RS:X and Techno to name a few.

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