It was a windy February with the Southerly a Westerly flows over Queenstown bringing some great conditions to have a blast in. Every sailing spot on the lake has filled with some solid winds 15 + knots with Jardines producing some of the strongest winds so far this season. Frankton Beach has been on a few days when the Southerly hitting Jardines was too strong.
A few of the Club members have been travelling to the coast where the winds have been pumping through. The beginner team has been out there doing their thing on Saturdays and Wednesdays with some great progress being made and some future pros in the making; Well done guys keep it up.
The weather is changing and it is getting cooler out there so make sure your warmed up and ready to go before hitting the water and stay safe. Don’t forget to share what your up to on the Club Facebook page.
A warm welcome to Jakub, Josef and Nathan.
Frankton Wednesday Windsurf sessions
4.30-8ish. Now underway every week. Lessons available (bookings preferred), so tell your friends and family all about it. Boards and wetsuits available for rent. Or bring your own gear or the club gear down and enjoy some social sailing in good company. BBQ sausies most weeks. 027 640 8596
2nd hand 430 mast wanted , John ; 03 443 1756.
Older windsurf gear for sale.
I have a number of older style short windsurf boards for sale very cheap. Also one complete rig with 6m sail, harness, and various different sized sails, again all older style but cheap.
Sue 027 640 8596
CLUB WINDSURF GEAR CONTACTS.
For those of you wanting to use the club gear please contact;
Intermediate Gear at Frankton (Candice 021022257800 to book it)
Beginners gear (Craig 0272419554, for bookings and to arrange collection/drop off. Please
note the beginner board is in a locked garage and Craig/Erin both work day times so you’re
better to book a few days in advance and may need to collect the night before..)
WINDSURF INSTRUCTORS COURSE. END MARCH.
Interested in becoming a Windsurf New Zealand qualified Instructor ? Possible course coming up late March with Sue as Master Instructor. Fri night + full days Sat and Sun. $350. Just need one more person for it to happen. Ring Sue for any extra details 027 640 8596.
We have had a few problems with the chain at Rat Point. First, our lock fell apart with the weight of the chain, then the chain was stolen, and now the DoC welder which is needed to put up a new chain is out of action. So expect a new chain with our new lock on the Rat Point track next week. The combination will be the same ******.
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. – Text lists/wind alert. Windsurf- Sue 027 640 8596 text to join,