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

 

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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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.

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 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. 

Windsurfing National Champs

Trust everyone is enjoying the summer and has settled into routines.

The windsurfing scene has been busy with Techno and RS:X competitors racing in the Junior and Senior Sail Auckland . This year's standard was excellent, check out the associated posts on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RSXandTechnoNZ

Next week Friday 14th Feb - Sunday 16th Feb we are all heading to Manly Sailing Club at Whangaparaoa who are hosting the 2014 RS:X & Techno 293 Windsurfing National Champs and Bic Techno Oceanic Champs.

I'll be running the Green fleet on the Sat / Sun and my focus is to get as many of you new sailors around the marks as possible. It will be very low key including a harbour race so let's get out on the water.

This event will be one of the biggest gatherings of windsurfers for a long time including overseas competitors from Korea, New Caledonia, Australia as well as the current gold medalists and his training friends.

Find the NOR & Entry Form on the Manly HOME page - http://www.manlysailingclub.org.nz/ and keep an eye on the Association Facebook page for more updates during the week

Next week Friday Saturday and Sunday we are all heading to Manly who will host the NZ Nationals.
I'll be running the green fleet on the Sat / Sun and my focus is to get as many of you new sailors around the marks as possible. It will be very low key including a harbor race so let's get out on the water.
This event will be one of the biggest gatherings of windsurfers for a long time including overseas competitors from Korea, New Caledonia, Australia as well as the current gold medalist and his training friends.
Gary Hill

Wakatere BC

garyhill@pharmasols.com

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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,
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