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Results & News from Groundswell Slalom Windsurf Nationals 2016

2016 Groundswell New Zealand Windsurf Slalom Nationals .
News:
After 3 frustrating days of waiting for wind the 2016 nationals are over.
Thursday and Friday offered up the minimum required to squeeze through 7 rounds of racing.
Saturday was supposed to bring the big winds, unfortunately the wind was a no show.
So in the end, on Thursday there were 5 rounds for the Gold fleet, Youth/Junior/Womens & 2 rounds for the Silver. On Friday managed another 2 rounds for all Fleets.
That allowed a result for the event & winners were found for all the fleets.
The Fleets were :

2 Gold Fleets
1 Youth / Junior / Womens
1 Silver

FULL RESULTS :

For Pics & more news from the 2016 Windsurf Nationals use the links below.
2016 Groundswell New Zealand Windsurf Slalom Nationals .

FACEBOOK CWA Page

 

Local Information:
LIVE Wind & Weather Details  – LPC Website

Weather Forecast – Metservice

Tide Forecasts – Ocean-fun

2016 NZ Windsurf Slalom Nationals sponsored by Groundswell

2016 Groundswell New Zealand Windsurf Slalom Nationals .
Dates:

Wednesday 20
Registration
Time –  6:30 pm
Where –  Estuary & Co
Tidal View ,off Ferry Road/Humphreys Drive by the Christchurch Estuary.(Next to the old Eastcoast Shop, Opposite Groundswell.

Thursday 21
Briefing
Where – Naval Point Club Limited, upstairs in the wardroom.
Time – 0930 ,
Earliest first start racing from 1100
After racing function Winnies Bagoes, Ferrymead.
Friday 22
– Briefing : 0930 , Earliest first start racing from 1000
Saturday 24
– Briefing : 0930 , Earliest first start racing from 1000
Sunday 25 – Reserve Day

Prize Giving :
Saturday from 6:30 PM at Naval Point Club ( if minimum rounds are completed)
Location:
Naval Point launch area, Lyttelton, Christchurch, New Zealand.

 

For more info on local sailing spots – LOCAL SPOT INFO. 

Organising body:
The Organising Authority is Naval Point Club Lyttelton (NPCL) in conjunction with Canterbury Windsports Assn. and Windsurf NZ
Notice of Race:
NOR 2016 Groundswell NZ Windsurf Slalom Nationals.
Sailing Instructions:
RULES – The regatta will be governed by the ‘rules’ as defined in the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Racing Rules […]

North Kiteboarding releases The 2016 Dice .

Cabrinha Kiteboarding 2016

North KiteBoarding 2016

NEW 2016 Fanatic Standup paddle board – THE STUBBY

The Fanatic Stubby represents a new approach to wave board design. Inspired by modern surfing concepts with a compact outline and more parallel rails.
The Fanatic Stubby combines good stability and ease of use of a bigger board, but with speed and radical responsiveness of a smaller board.
A new sensation that will give you a blast!
THE CONCEPT –
Fanatic Stubby -The wide nose enables a longer and cleaner rail line, which gives loads of hold on the wave face and through the turns even though the board is quite short 

The wide nose and tail enables the rider to select a slightly smaller board in terms of length and volume (as an example, the Stubby 8’2″ is comparable to an 8’9″ ProWave).
The extra stability allows for less volume and a slightly narrower centre.
Straighter, more parallel outline for a cleaner waterline and reduced dragShort and wide “Stubby-Nose” – reduced to the boards effective lengths […]

North Sails 2016 Wave/ Freestyle preview

 

Fanatic Stubby

Stepping on the Stubby for the first time instantly removes any doubts  about the board design.

The wide double diamond tail features a channel for extra grip and drive, the large MFC Tri Fin set supports tight turning and offers incredible lift and upwind performance.
While the tail and nose sections are extremely wide, the centre of the board is narrower, giving a clean water flow and reduced drag.
The combination of the V bottom with slight double concaves, makes the Stubby  extremely fast and controlled.
Once on your first wave, the longer effective rail line comes into play and gives you a new sensation of stability in the bottom turn. Having the stance far back on the wide tail allows for fast and tight reactions and turns.
Due to a rocker line, that is adapted to the boards length and it’s trim, the wide nose always recovers, even after a steep re-entry.
With its speed and control […]

C W A Prize giving for 2015 season

Summer Is Finally Here

We have wind ! take the week off !
Good wind advisory.
Monday : Northeast rising to 15 knots in the morning and to easterly 20 knots for a time in the afternoon. Sea becoming moderate for a time in the afternoon. Fine.

Outlook
Tuesday : Northeast 15 knots. Fine.
Wednesday : Northeast rising to 25 knots. Cloud increasing.
Thursday : Northeast 25 knots easing to 15 knots.
PLUS – Good afternoon tides !