Saturday, February 2, 2013
Monday, December 17, 2012
Race report via;
Detailed Results @
More photos @
Detailed Results @
More photos @
Competition results are:
|RS:X 9.5||Sven Pedersen||Laurence Carey|
|RS:X 8.5||Natalia Kosinska||Alex Hart|
|Techno 7.8||Patrick Haybittle||Finn Croft|
|Techno 6.8||Coral Headey||Fenella Bowater|
|Techno Green||Dean Strydom||Ethan Butler|
|Formula||Marcus Hansen||Ian Young|
|Kiteboard||Torrin Bright||Dave Robertson|
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Bruce Kendall with come to TYPBC to run a coaching clinic for RS:X and Techno windsurfers.
This clinic will run immediately after the Windsurfing NI Champs hosted at TYPBC and will be in the first week of the school holidays.
Check out the poster here
Contact Christine on 07 578 5512 or 027 344 3330 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
After spending a few sub-planing sailing sessions on the SUPs, the question about planing performance has been 'burning' away. Question no more, the 180L Tabou goes GOOD!
If you already windsurf and are looking to get into Stand Up Paddleboarding this summer, Tabou and Exocet SUP's have mast base inserts integrated for sailing.
Tabou 10'2" + fully powered up Vandal Stitch 7.0.More session info @
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Regulation 23.1.4 has been approved with the following amendment.
Men's Board - RS:X
Women's Board - RS:X
Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser
Women's One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial
Men's 2nd One Person Dinghy - Finn
Men's Skiff - 49er
Women's Skiff – 49erFX
Men's Two Person Dinghy - 470
Women's Two Person Dinghy - 470
Mixed Two Person Multihull – Nacra 17
Six months of lobbying by the international windsurfing community has paid off with the reinstatement this morning (NZT) of the RS:X class at the expense of kiteboarding for the Rio Olympics.
The controversial decision in May by ISAF (the international sailing federation) to drop windsurfing in favour of the then untested kiteboarding stunned the sailing world but the decision has been reversed by the narrowest of margins at ISAF's AGM in Dublin, Ireland, today.
As reported last week there were two ways the decision could be overturned, at council level or the higher general assembly.
Windsurfers needed a 75 per cent majority at council level yesterday to re-open the decision but never got it, falling short at 68 per cent.
However, a motion was made to assess the controversial saga at today's general assembly, with a simple majority all that was required.
Windsurfing got there and will continue its presence at the Olympics, which dates back to 1984.
Unlike the council, where members represented areas or confederations and some, like Oceania's New Zealand delegate Ralph Roberts, were instructed to vote in line with their area's wishes (the majority of Oceania nations preferred kiteboarding), the vote at general assembly level was made by representatives of the individual national authorities.
Yachting New Zealand has consistently made no secret of its preference for windsurfing to remain at the Rio Olympics in 2016, with kiteboarding to be given more time to develop and possibly looked at for 2020.
It made a formal submission along those lines in July and publicly reaffirmed its view last week.
It has got its wish, with the national authority members voting against the council members.
New Zealand has a rich history in windsurfing; seven of the nation's 18 Olympic sailing medals have come in that class, and there has been vociferous support for its reinstatement around the world.
Some national bodies apologised for voting for kitesurfing in the first place and others, like Spain, claimed they had been confused by the process.
Before the AGM, both YNZ chief executive David Abercrombie and windsurfing great Barbara Kendall said they believed windsurfing would fall short of the 75 per cent required at council level but the decision had a great chance of being overturned at the general assembly.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
|Roger givin' it some!|
Darren and Rob are presently engaged in an 'epic' duel.
|Gooch logging another quick one!|
I have had the benefit of watching them both drop into Speed Creek regularly over the last few weeks, with top speeds being traded back and forth.
|Darren putting in some 'overtime'.|
Darren's 36+ is looking tough to beat, at least until a more favourable wind direction hits the harbour. Let the battle rage on!
If you want to get amongst it, let me know. I still have access to GT-31 GPS units, preferred device of the speed sailing community.
In the meantime, a visiting kiter to The Bay posted a session that may be hard to beat for quite a while. Gavin Broadbent logged 50+ at Fergusson Park, and rates the inner harbour spot highly.