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Xanthe's final report on Techno293Plus success in Sopot, Poland

Hi all,
Yesterday was the last day of the World Championships in Sopot. It has been a fantastic regatta where both of us are pleased with our results. Fenella finished 56th overall (19th in silver fleet) and I finished 1st woman and 6th overall (against the men)! Very excited to be bringing home some silverware! (click through for full report)

Xanthe Bowater wins female Techno293Plus at Techno Worlds, Ergo Hestia Cup

Xanthe Bowater finished first female and 6th overall in the Techno293Plus (open) fleet Ergo Hestia Cup 2013 TECHNO 293 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. The other kiwi sailors: Finn Croft, Fenella Bowater and Lauren Mackenzie all finished around the middle of their fleets while Coral Heady improved to a creditable 13th out of 37. A great effort and a fantastic looking event.

Tip: unjamming corroded zips - try vinegar

If there's one item of gear that fails more often than anything else its the zips on sail and board bags. Why manufacturers can't spend the extra (does it cost more?) few cents to put in zippers with plastic sliders is beyond me. Virtually every sail and board bag I have has a stuffed zipper.

Wellington Windsurfing Assn. planning meeting (and social catchup)

Mon 5 Aug 2013
Bruhaus, Wellington

Planning for 2013-2014 season. If you are interested in getting involved, have ideas etc. then come along
Learner board(s)
Events (slalom/wave/freestyle/social)
New faces on the committee/general engagement
Any other business

Auckland Windsurfing Assn. AGM (& social meetup)

Tue 13 Aug 2013
Brew on Quay, Auckland

The AWA AGM will be held at Brew on Quay on 13 August . Come along for a beer before from 6.30 with the AGM starting at 7pm. Agenda will be as follows:

1. Minutes of the previous meeting
2. President's report
3. Financials
4. Election of officers
5. General Business

We are also looking a volunteer to coordinate the slalom series next season. If you are interested please contact Anton before 13 August to discuss. Similarly, if you are interested in any of the office's roles (President, VP, Secretary and Treasurer), pls get in touch before the AGM.

NZ Team report on windsurfing progress at Techno 293 Worlds, Sopot, Poland

Last couple of days have delivered some leveling results for the New Zealand team. Competing at this level for this period of time is providing all with a much greater appreciation of the basics, "speed, height, and tactics".
Xanthe is the Kiwis best performer consistently placing in the top 5 in all of her races. " go Xanthe"


My name is Dave Richards and last night my BLUE van was stolen in Wellington taken for a joy ride then all my windsurfing equipment was cleaned out. Please can you keep you ears to the ground for; Fanatic skate 90l 2011/2012 model (A small white patch job from a ding front left of the mast track. The back has been rebuilt and therefore does not have the CAD/CAM logo on the back, design and colours close but not Authentic. (click through for more details)

IFCA Slalom rule changes proposed: lower wind minimum, more sails and boards, wider boards

During the last AGM of the IFCA in Sylt , May 2013, a new policy was proposed by some competitors.
If adopted, this would change the Funboard slalom racing substantially.
Current rules
Wind limit min 11 knots, max sails 4, max boards 2, board width 250mm-850mm
Proposed new rules
Wind limit min 7 knots, max sails 5 or 6, max boards 3, board width 250mm-900mm
The fulle discussion paper calling for feedback/comment is here

30th Taranaki Wave Classic

Fri 25 Oct 2013 - Mon 28 Oct 2013

The TWC is all about fun, with its expression session format where competitors free-sail in whatever conditions occur at the chosen location for that day. There are no heats, no man-on-man elimination and no stress. The winner gets glory, while most participants walk away with a spot prize.
web site
Nostalgic video

Xanthe and Fenella report on windsurfing progress and successes in Sopot, Poland

Hello again! So..! A lot has happened since our last email, we are now in Sopot, Poland - the venue for the Techno 293 World Champs. We arrived here on Thursday after our journey through Italy, with a stop to sail on Lake Garda, then up the Austrian Alps (photo attached), through the Czech Republic and all the way to the top of Poland. Quite the adventure!

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