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Windsurfer Laurence Carey reports on the Carbon Art Challenge – Maui Race Series, the IFCA 2013 Worlds in Turkey and his plans for the future.

Laurence Carey (NZL 252) brings us this report from the second event of the Maui Slalom Series, the Carbon Art Challenge.
Over the past three years I have been coming to Maui to compete in the ‘Maui Race Series’ so I can train and race against some of the best sailors in the world. The ‘Carbon Art Challenge’ (15th June) was a great event with over 30 sailors competing. The conditions were very challenging with breaking waves on the start line and gusts between 25-30knots in the afternoon.

Windsurfing New Zealand Club News May 2013

Its that time of the year again when we ask you to pay your affiliation fee and start thinking about next season. This modest fee helps pay for the event insurance we offer clubs, our membership fees with ISAF, and the costs of advocacy and promotion of the sport.

Windsurfing Slalom Racing returns to Eastbourne.

The Wellington Windsurfing Association (WWA) staged its final summer event in Eastbourne recently when riders revelled and raced in winds ranging from 28 to 38 knots. Slalom racing is the ‘Formula 1’ of windsurfing, with equipment and courses set to achieve maximum speeds, usually in a down wind zig-zag course and speeds up to 70 km per hour.

Windsurfing Event safety check-out / check-in board

At the recent Eastbourne Windsurfing Fun Slalom event we trialled a check-out / check-in board system for managing safety. I first encountered this at the National Slalom event in Dunedin and it worked well, so I decided to try it here. It worked well so here's the details on how to make and use your own (total cost $6)

WWA Eastbourne Fun Slalom

Sun 28 Apr 2013
Eastbourne, Wellington

Sunday 28th. This will be a fun slalom event at Eastbourne (opposite the ESSC/Shortt Rec.) open to all comers (stretch of water between the shore and Ward Island).
Doesn't matter what you sail, come along. Slalom is a great way to improve your gybes.
Course will probably be figure of 8 with beach starts (may be able to organise boat starts).
Registration from 11am, first race at 12, BBQ after. NOR and more details to follow soon.
Open to all WNZ and WWA members, join on the day. $5 to cover costs.
Notice of race
Entry form

CWA - Christchurch Coastal Pathway proposal submissions requested

CWA wants you to send in a submission regarding opposing, in particular, the pathway going through the centre of Scott park or around the edge of the estuary as their intention is to recommend this (by 17th April). http://www1.ccc.govt.nz/HaveYourSay/ConsultationView.aspx?ConsultId=903

New Zealand Windsurfing Wave Nationals - results

Chris La Franchie became the 2013 NZ Wave Nationals Champion with some nicely picked waves high up in the break, closely followed by Ferran Crespo in second and James Dinnis taking out third. The juniors also got a result with Hamish Dunning-Beck first and Luke Holliday second. (more)

WWA Wairarapa Weekend

Sat 20 Apr 2013 - Sun 21 Apr 2013
Wellington

Time for the annual Wairarapa Weekend coming up on 20-21 April. From mid-morning Saturday we'll be based at Lake Ferry - a great freeride, speed and freestyle spot, plus there are the numerous Cape Palliser breaks for wavesailing surf & SUP nearby too.
If you are keen, please book your own accommodation at the Lake Ferry Hotel, or at the camping ground. We'll have a few drinks and a meal at the Hotel on Saturday night so hope you can join us for that, it should be good fun.

Cheers
WWA Committee

New Zealand Windsurfing Wave Nationals

Fri 29 Mar 2013 - Mon 1 Apr 2013
Taranaki

2013 New Zealand Wave Nationals sponsored by Carbonart will be held in Taranaki over Easter weekend 2013.
To enter the nationals you must email your entry form and pay the entry fee before 18th March.
Check out the event on facebook
http://www.facebook.com/events/541939075826528/
Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions can be downloaded below

2013 NEW ZEALAND FORMULA NATIONAL WINDSURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Sat 16 Mar 2013 - Sun 17 Mar 2013
Manly Sailing Club, Auckland

Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions - 16th March & 17th March 2013
In co-operation with the International Formula Windsurfing Class Association and Windsurfing New Zealand
Click through to download
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