Hey, wasnt the wind Sunday/ Monday incredible!? Never seen either
Evans Bay or the south coast look quite like that before
forward to some more sailable weather, and actually feeling like its summer!
From last weeks committee meeting:
Calendar: Lots of good stuff, including a harbour blast again
this summer after a couple of years without. There will also be another womans
clinic this summer (gybing, tacking, whatever you want to learn), date yet to be decided
if interested call me on 380 9528.
Membership: PLEASE pay your subs if you havent already!
The slalom event on 11 Dec will be free for members only and $10 for non-members. Subs can
be paid on the day.
Boat maintenance: This has been done for the season
Kio Bay: The lack of changing facilities is apparently resulting
is certain sailors having to chase their underwear down the road. Although our chances of
improving (?) that are remote, we are going to ask (again) whether the council might be
amenable to at least getting the beach back to the state it was in a few years ago.
See you on the water
Relay Day at Eastbourne
The first relay of the season was held at Eastbourne in early
November. Lydia, Ruth and Bronwyn sailed the first leg out to Ward Island (and all
gybed - something of a record), and returned to be helped out of their frocks.
The next three donned the dresses to shrieks of laughter, including the expected quotes
such as "but I only know how to take these off". The A team in stunning blue
paisley won the race, but there wasnt much left of the dress after Roger and 6 other
burly blokes had worn it.
It was a really fun day, mostly good sailing and another excellent BBQ.
Thanks to James for organising the day, and having the balls to buy the dresses (we can
confirm that they were purchased specifically for this event), and to others that
helped out on the day.
There was several suggestions of possible captions, few of which
Eastbourne, Nov 99
South Island Cup
A couple of the Wellington guys headed down to Christchurch for
the first round of the South Island Cup recently. The event was won by Aaron Smith of
Nelson, with Clayton Dougan second. Dave Holt also did pretty well although
apparently there was some carnage in there
1999 Boardriders King of The Ditch Report
The second Boardriders "King of the Ditch", in association with North
Sails, got off to a flying start as Saturday dawned with gusty 20-30 knot
northwesterlies blowing through Evans Bay. A quick change of venue to Kio Bay for
better wind angles delayed the start until 12pm, allowing the 20 competitors to get some last minute Vulcan practice. The consistent wind
allowed a full double elimination round to be run with some of the hot favorites faltering
in the strong conditions. Eventual winner, Lawrence Young, fought his way through some
tough heats, beating last years King Gary McCorry on the way to the semi-finals. A
new scoring system that rated only completed moves saw many sailors having to change their
strategies in order to advance. After an exhaustive double elimination in which every
sailor got to sail at least twice, the first semi final featured Clayton Dougan and
Lawrence Young fighting it out in the now solid 30+ knot winds, with Lawrence narrowly
advancing to the final. The second semi pitted Troy Purcell looping like a man possessed
against Swiss international sailor Mark Hollenstein, with Mark advancing into the final.
At 4.30 the extended 10 minute final got underway with two very tired sailors hitting the
water. Forward loops and 360s were the order of the day with Lawrence Young being
crowned King of the Ditch for 1999.
Sue Johnston sailed hard against the boys to take out the Queen of the Ditch.
Heres hoping there is more opposition in this section next year. We definitely
dont want Nick Bowes carrying out his threat of sailing out in a dress (ouch) to
contest this division. Prize giving at the Greta Point saw everyone enjoying the warmth
and making plans for the next years King.
Thanks to Noel and Boardriders for putting on the event again this year.
A new windsurfing school has opened in Wellington, with lessons to be held at
Seatoun. Contact Boardriders (499 3655) or James Barber (021 388 130) for more information
For the Wild Winds school at Pauatahanui, contact Wild Winds (384 1010).
Dont forget instructional videos available for borrowing
Contact Veronica (476 3051).
3 December 1999 (Friday)
Christmas Social Event
Always a great night!
Location: meet at Dockside, Queens Wharf
Start time: 8pm
Contact: Todd (389 6069)
11 December 1999 (Saturday)
Slalom Race Day
Racing for all levels. We will have the rescue boat out. Members
free, non-members $10. Liquid prizes to be awarded. Gourmet BBQ! Reserve Day Sunday 19th
Location: Scorching Bay if S, Seatoun if N.
Start time: Registration and skippers meeting 11.30, first race 12pm.
Contact: Nick (479 3589)
5/6 February 2000
Wellington Harbour Blast
Location: Eastbourne/Petone depending on wind
More details closer to the time, but note that this is to be a FUN
event with trophies for the winners, but spot prizes only (no money).
26/27 February 2000
Wellington Slalom Champs
25/26 March 2000
Wave or Freestyle Contest
Format of contest will depend on the wind on the day
President: Nick Hunn 479-3589
Treasurer/Membership: Gary McCorry 386-3053
Newsletter: Bronwyn Ward 380 9528
Lydia Heard 934 8124
Todd Wearne 389-6069
Ruth Wallis 387 8510
James Thomas 383-5980
Ani Mahoney 383-8198
The starters at the relay day at EAstbourne
Gear Buy and Sell
Contact Bronwyn to place an ad.
Wanted: beginner's board & rig, and one or more keen beginners to go sailing with.
, ph John Scott, 385 6261 (a/h).
AHD Diamond 67 course board, exc. cond. $2,100.00 ono. Ph Richard on 562-0120 or email@example.com
NP Z1 7.8 and 6.3, and NP 5.0 MPR, each with Carbon Mast/ Boom, Pref. sell bundles.
Ph Rod 021 457 012 or email RodD@AdvantageGroup.co.nz
Mistral Edge 268 - med/high wind slalom board. $800 ono, and NP 4.5 MPR wave sail.
$350 ono. Ph Ken 380-8768 (home) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wave Weapons wave board & Styrotech Slalom Board (hardly used), NP 4.0 wave
sail (5 yr old, v. good cond), NP 5.5 race/slalom sail (7 yr old, v. good cond), Gaastra
wave/slalom sails 4.4 and 5.0 (old but ok cond); 2 piece mast and 1 piece masts, several
rope booms. Any offers considered. Phone Nick 479-3589 (hm) or e-mail: email@example.com.
1998 NP 7.0 V8 slalom sail. Ph Adrian 934 8124 (hm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org