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Kite and windsurfing regulations

New kitesurfing and windsurfing safety regulations have been introduced in Western Australia - essentially requiring lifejackets to be worn and a variety of other safety devices to be carried if operating more than 400m offshore in unprotected waters. It appears that the local kitesurfing organisations have agreed to this, its not clear if the windsurfers were actually involved (from the official site) - so it could be that this has been driven largely by kitesurfing safety issues. Something to be aware of. It will be unfortunate if our sport which has a great safety record is stifled by over legislation, the recent legislation covering windsurfing instruction is an example of how this can happen.

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