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Kendall Cup & NZ Raceboard Nationals

The Raceboard Nationals and the finals of the Kendall Cup are coming up this weekend at Manly. Follow the Association Facebook page for all the details - 

RSX & Techno Association of NZ Facebook 

NOR Raceboard National Windsurfing Champs 

- Manly Sailing Club website 

The Kendall Cup Regatta will now be at Manly 28-29 March and combining with the Raceboard and Formula Nationals.

The RS:X and Techno will be sailing in a combined fleet with the Raceboards and can either enter just the Kendall Cup for $50.00 entry or the Kendall Cup and the Raceboard Nationals for $100 entry. 

If you enter both, your score will be included in the season series results for the Kendall Cup and because both the RS:X and Techno fit into the Raceboard class rules you can also compete for the age group division titles in the Raceboard Nationals. 

it will be a great weekend with sailors from all around the country attending. Let's hope for a good breeze. 

As always, contact our Wakatere class rep Gary Hill if you need any assistance or have questions about your regatta entry. See our CONTACT US page. 




Windsurfing & the second half

30 Jan 2015

The summer break has been amazing with lots of opportunities to get out on the water for a sail.

We have just returned from a great windsurf coaching clinic and Nationals in Lyttelton. Three days of racing with 3 races back to back in 16 to 20 knots. Results can be seen on the RS:X and Techno Facebook site. The Slalom Nationals are this week at the same venue.

Photo from 2015 RS:X & Techno Nationals

Wakatere's Harrison Hill won the 8.5 Youth Men's National title at Lyttelton 26 Jan 2015. Not a big fleet but they all sailed amazingly in 18 - 25 knots in 9 races over 3 days. See photo. He was 4th overall racing against Natalia Kozinska and Joe Sterling from Australia. It was a great regatta.

We are now into the second half of our season's coaching and racing.

Great to see all the new sailors from around the country and amazed at the commitment and level of sailing - windsurfing is in good health. Notable word is getting around about our Raceboard fleet with past experts looking forward to a new regatta at Wakatere in March. Stay tuned for details.

This Sunday 1st Feb 2015 is the Volvo National Sailing & Boating Day and we have Morning Coaching and the Masonic Cup as our club afternoon race.  We will welcome visiting sailors in the afternoon (no visitors entry fee) and run a really simple sausage sizzle and drinks at the bar after sailing.

The Masonic Cup is a Harbour Race around to the Yellow mark and then home. Very cool day on the Briny.

Please let me know if you'll be attending 10am coaching this Sunday or any other Sunday. 

GARY HILL / Wakatere BC Windsurfing rep / garyhill@pharmasols.com

Follow RSX & Techno Association of NZ facebook for all the latest news in NZ

Wakatere Windsurfing Success

What a fantastic turnout at the RS:X and Techno Nationals at Manly last season.

Congratulations to Harrison Hill for taking 3rd overall youth male.


 Harrison Hill at 2014 Nationals 
There were 22 RS:Xs including Olympic Gold Medallist Dorian and his DEMZBOYZ team mates with their coach Aaron MacKintosh and our very own JP Tobin.
There were also 13 Technos in the Open fleet and about 16 Green fleeters.
With competitors from Holland, Italy, Korea, Australia and New Caledonia as well as New Zealand. 

Welcome to the new season 2014/2015

Coaching has begun for the Windsurfing group and it caters for all ages. Our plans for coaching from week to week and regatta news are on the RSX and Techno Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/RSXandTechnoNZ

For Wakatere club members, get in touch with our class rep Gary Hill for additional group communications garyhill@pharmasols.com


Windsurfing Update 19 Feb 2014

Next events on the calendar are the Auckland Girls Champs at Kohi on 1 March followed by the Auckland Secondary Schools Champs at Wakatere on 6-7 March, and then the Kendall Cup Regatta at Wakatere on 8-9 March. Stay in touch through our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/RSXandTechnoNZ


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Classes sailed at Wakatere

  • JUNIOR: Optimist, P Class, RS Feva
  • YOUTH: Starling, 29er, 420, Boards, 
  • RS Feva, Laser Radial
  • SENIOR: Laser, OK Dinghy, Sunburst,
  • Windsurfing, 470, 49er, 3.7, Idle Along, 
  • RS Feva, Zephyr