Clubs and Associations

WWA Windsurf News
October 1999


Although we had a really mild winter this year, it has been really nice to have some warm weather sailing lately! There’s been a few good days out at Plimmerton, as well as lots of sailing in the Ditch, and at Seatoun, and Eastbourne.

The AGM was held recently – lots of ideas and enthusiasm for the new season, and a few new members too.

Seatoun, Spring ’99 – Photo: Carmen Sulzberger

AGM News

The Chocolate Fish Café was proposing to turn part of the grassy area at Scorching Bay into parking. A letter opposing this was sent to the council, and we have been notified that this will not be going ahead – No Parking signs have been put up there.

It was noted that on Saturdays there is racing at Eastbourne, with the Eastbourne Yacht Club. All welcome to join in, start time is 1.30pm.

The site which gave half hourly wind information has been replaced by a phone service – 0900 WINDCHECK.

Watersports Evan’s Bay (previously Evan’s Bay Yacht and Motor Boat Club) had a representative at the AGM offering individual memberships to sailors. This would encompass storage, rigging area, showers, access to bar on weekends etc. Contact 386 2652 weekends, or email

The committee has put together a calendar of events through until Christmas, involving some fun racing and relays, BBQ’s, and of course, a night out on the town! There will also be a woman’s clinic taken by Cindy Mosey again this season – date to be confirmed.

We had 96 paid up members last season; the new (financial) season began 1st October, so please pay your subs as soon as possible ($25 single/$40 family).

Plimmerton, Spring ’99 – Photo: Carmen Sulzberger


Calendar (now to mid-December)

30/31 October 1999

North Sails "King of the Ditch"

Freestyle event, with novice and advanced/expert categories. If no wind Saturday, then it will be held Sunday irrespective of wind - if too light then longboards will be provided for a longboard freestyle contest.

Location: Shelly Bay, southern end, (Mirimar side of Evan’s Bay)

Start time: 11am

Contact: Noel on 499 3655

6/7 November 1999

WWA Day at Eastbourne

Relays, BBQ etc, we will have the rescue boat out.

Location: Eastbourne, by Rugby Club Rooms

Start Time: 11am (Sat if windy, Sun reserve day)

Contact: James (383-5980) or Lydia (934 8124)

14 November 1999

Carbon Art Classic

Wave competition replacing the Sirocco Expression session.

Location: Taranaki

Contact: James Dinnis at Carbon Art

20/21 November 1999

Warren Francis Clinic

Location: Wellington

3 December 1999 (Friday)

Christmas Social Event

Always a great night!

Location: meet at Dockside

Start time: 8pm

Contact: Todd (389 6069)

11 December 1999 (Saturday)

Fun Racing and Rigging Clinic

We will have the rescue boat out.

Location: Scorching Bay if Southerly, Seatoun if Northerly.

Start time: 11am (Sat if windy, Sun reserve day)

Contact: Nick (479 3589)


Video Library

We have a number of instructional videos available for borrowing.

If you want to borrow any of these, or want more information, contact Veronica (476 3051). You can arrange to pick them up from her in Karori, or pay the postage to have them sent to you.


Plimmerton, Spring ’99 – Photo: Carmen Sulzberger

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News from Barbara Kendall

Shayne and Barbara have left for New Caledonia for the World Championships. They compete from 10-20 November, and are home on the 22nd, then off to Aussie in December for another Sydney harbour regatta.


Buy or Sell Gear

Members can advertise in newsletters for free to buy or sell gear. Phone or email Bronwyn.


US Standard Box wave fin, any considered ph Lydia 934 8124

Board bag for 290 or bigger. Ph 025 377 088 or 380 9528.


7.0 NP V8 sail, 2yrs old, and 180-220cm boom ph Adrian 934 8124, or email

Mistral Edge 268 - med/high wind slalom board. $800 ono, and Neil Pryde 4.5 MPR wave sail. $350 ono. Ph Ken 496-7705 (day) or 380-8768 (home) or email

Neil Pryde Z1 7.8, with Carbon Mast and Boom, Neil Pryde Z1 6.3, with Carbon Mast & Boom, Neil Pryde MPR 5.0 with Carbon Mast & Boom. Pref. sell bundles. Ph Rod 021 457 012 or email

Fanatic Gecko 278, as new $1,200 (or swap for board around 298). Phone 025 249 2279/ 233 0477; email

Wave Weapons wave board (well used) $200; Styrotech Slalom Board (hardly used) $200; Neil Pryde 4.0m wave sail (very good cond - about 5 years old) $180; Neil Pryde 5.5m race/slalom sail (very good cond - about 7 years old) $150; Gaastra wave/slalom sails 4.4m and 5.0m (ok condition - very old !) $75 each (or both for $100); 2 piece mast and 1 piece masts, several rope booms - any offers considered. Phone Nick Hunn 479-3589 (hm) 462-7457 (wk) or e-mail:



Speed Week

By Dave Holt (this bit missing, sorry)