Well it’s been a great start to the season with some epic sessions on either side of the Lake, Jardines has been on fire with some solid southerlies and Rat Point westerlies.
A successful open day was held at Frankton Beach with some new members braving the rain and getting in to it thanks to all who attended and helped out on the day.
A warm welcome to our new club members who joined on the Open Day and we are sure that you will have an awesome summer windsurfing. Don’t forget the regular Wednesday night sessions at Frankton Beach start in January contact Sue for more details.
The Lake Hawea event was a great success and we are looking forward to following up the event in 2014. Yohann to send the final stats through so stay tuned.
The Rat Point Track
A big THANK YOU to all the rakers, shovellers and Marc the digger-man for working on the Rat Point track which is now OK for 2WD cars. Take care not to drive into the new deep ditch on the side. DoC do not want freedom campers and rubbish dumpers using the Rat Point area. So if you see campers or dumpers, please either pass this on to Anna Humphries at DoC (firstname.lastname@example.org) or let Christine know (027 905 0040) and she will pass on to Anna. If there is a problem, DoC will put a chain across the road and we will have our own padlock to get through.
Upcoming club and local events.
– Xmas/ New Year. Aviemore. Camping/ Fun Racing. See map below.
– Wednesday evenings Jan- March. Windsurf beg/intermediate nights. Frankton beach. BBQ. Social sailing. Lessons and hire avail. Contact Sue to check dates as we’ll be missing just a couple. 027 640 8596.
– 17 Jan. start. Marahau week. (Start of Abel Tasman). Camp out, socialize &kitesurf/windsurf.
– Late Jan. NZ Windsurf Instructors Course. Sue will be running one locally, Contact her if interested.
-Feb. 5-9. Windsurf National Slalom Champs. Dunedin.
-Feb. 5-9. Kitesurf National Freestyle Champs.Christchurch.
-Late Feb. tbc. Womens kite and windsurf weekend. Lake Clearwater.Nr Christchurch.
These events are open to all, everyone welcome.
Membs. Only $25 please remember to join up.. its easy with online payment. Car stickers ready now !
Club Key Contacts.
Sec; Dean Daniels 0274700533 , Treasurer; Debs,0275987633
Support team; Craig 0272419554, Erin 0211619748, (Beginners QT), Mike (Wanaka), Chris Streat 0274856236 (committee), Sue 027 640 8596 (Co-ordinator/help newsletters)- Kitesurf. Phil Hide and Jim G 021 079 7080 to be asked to be key club contacts for new people to area.
South Coast sailing. Gavin agreed to continue to be the contact person for sailing down there. He goes regularly and can help advise.. and maybe even share the petrol. Anyone keen contact Gavin 021 994139.-
Gear for Sale
? North Sail 5.5 Spectro 3D Cambered with sail bag in good condition
? North Sail 4.7 Converugo 3D and sail bag, older but good condition
? Board – Bic Sport Veloce 278 cm length 101 lit Volume and bag
? Bic Sport G10 Fins 37cm and 35cm
? Ultra Profile Boom for larger sails with Neil Pride Harness Lines – good condition
? North Boom for larger sails – Excellent condition
? Hot sails Maui waist harness and Dakine hook
? Chinock Base
? Neil Pride Harness Lines
? Express Harness Lines
? Dakine Harness Lines
? 3 Piece North Sails Space Tec carbon 40 x C40 210/230 Mast
Have a great Christmas and New Year, see you all out on the water.
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