SOUTHERN LAKES WIND RIDERS NEWS. JAN/FEB 2012
Club Day Out . Social sail. This weekend. Club Social sail… somewhere ! An opportunity get together spot with those from other parts of the Southern Lakes to sail somewhere different. Sat 28th or Sun 29th Jan. Will let you know nearer the time which looks best.
Contact Greg Groves for more info nearer the time. 0211573434
The BIG Glenorchy Fun Weekend ! 18th/19th Feb. Put the date in your diary now ! Not a Downwinder this year, but more stress on doing lots of different fun things together. We’re aiming for… Gear garage sale, BBQ lunch, Freestyle sessions, Have a go with a Go Pro (followed by video mix sess at the pub that evening), Daily fastest speed (using GPS), Coffee at Kinloch (sail over, go for a coffee wetsuits and all !), Try out SUP’s (Stand Up Paddleboards), Kite session on land for beginners, windsurf simulators & beginners gear available, possibly some demo gear… and that’s just for starters. Let us know if you have other ideas and especially if would like to contribute. Publicity out soon, but please spread the word…… bring the family and friends too !
Other events coming up. 25th/26th Feb. tbc. Womens Kitesurf and Windsurf Weekend at Lake Clearwater. All levels welcome.10/11th March. Kitesports Challenge. Christchurch.Sat/ Sun 24/25th March. Club Event 3. South Coast/ Local/ Aviemore. Venue tbc weather dependent.April. Club End of season sail. Local. Venue tbc weather dependent. Board Repairs- Cromwell. Robbie our popular local board repairer has now moved to Cromwell. Much bigger premises, he is moving into aviation equipment also but has promised to keep doing an excellent job on our boards (as Debs and Lynn will testify….. just a few of the holidays incidents L). Robbie is new to the Cromwell area and would love to hear from anyone planning on sailing on Dunstan. 0275540568.
Windsurfing Wednesdays at Frankton. 4-8. Already started & every week through til the end of March. Lessons and rentals available or if you have your own gear just turn up for a social sail and a chat to other sailors. Most weeks there’s a BBQ too. It’s always weather dependent. So tell your friends and family about it… get them on the water too !Sue 027 640 8596.
Lost and Found. Found… yellow windsurf harness at One Mile Car park along with a tie down. Contact Debs 027 5987 633.
Lost… Red & Black Neil Pryde Buoyancy Aid. Recently in Queenstown area. Contact Cari 021406179.
Aviemore New Year Summer Bash Report
The Aviemore Challenge Trophy event held at Lake Aviemore, South Island from 1-3 Jan is a very simple format. 2 races a day when the wind comes up, across to the other side and back. The social side of the event which is primarily organised around a lovely traditional camping/sailing spot was helped by sponsorship beer which added that special bonus to ‘after sailing’ stories ! This year again there was a fair turn out from the Southern Lakes area, including the medals !
Challenge Trophy/ Open Mens; 1st Paul Vilestra (Dunedin). Open Womens; 1st Sue Bradley(Queenstown). Masters. 1st Graham Evans (Dunedin). Silver fleet. 1st Tom Cowan (Queenstown).
Thanks to the main sponsor; DB Export 33 (lots of lovely beers !). Put the dates in your diaries for next year ! This is a locals favourite spot for camping and sailing over the holidays and now there’s even more reason to go.
For details of these and other events contact. Andy 0274552304 or Sue 027 640 8596.