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Wed, 19 Jun 2013 17:53:35 +0800
gan on Thursday 13/6/13. I departed Manly Harbour in my yacht and I'm sailing north with windsurf gear aboard to seek wind and warmth. I'll be back in a "coupla months". Day one...Bribie. >>
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 19:54:12 +0800
t 1.5 hr yesterday in the bay...had to slog a long way for wind line but a good few k's of fresh to gusty 15-25knts open water flying heading over to the Nth Shore...it's a great spot in a 'strong' W direction. *Normal disclaimer.....not suitable for beginners , and need to have a floaty board and be a strong swimmer! >>
Sun, 16 Jun 2013 00:56:07 +0800
I have been working on joining the Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation (QORF) on behalf of Windsurfing Queensland. QORF is a Queensland Government initiative to get more Queenslanders active through outdoor sports and recreation. You can find out more through this link. http://www.qorf.org.au/default.asp The objective of associating WQ with QORF would be to utilise their resources in order to help promote the sport of Windsurfing through their networks and connections with other like industries. They can also help us to access Government funding to help promote the sport and perhaps even provide equipment or infrastructure, this is hugely important given that WQ does not generate any income and can't really afford to do this by ourselves. The manager at QORF has offered me some assistance in the development of a video segment for use in promoting the sport and this brings me to the reason for the post. I am looking for exciting or interesting footage of ... >>
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The season is starting up again and memberships are being taken. So far it already looks like there is going to be a good following in the clubs so hopefully we can match or better last years figure of 126 members so the clubs can continue to offer the great events of the past season.
Unfortunately I need to ask that each and every one of you do a little housework so you know what you are covered for in the memberships as far as insurance goes.
This could be easily discounted but with all of the recent accidents involving speed sailing it is important that you know what you are and are not covered for so you can get external insurance organised if you need it.
Something you may not all be aware of is that the new insurance, although being a lot more comprehensive does not cover you for any event that happens outside of organised club events.
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Bayside Sailboards has given the sport some great exposure by receiving a full page write up, for round 4 of it's slalom series, in the Wynumm Herald. Great work by Simon Tribe and Simon Fyfe, for putting the spotlight on the sport.
Read the online version here : Sailboards tackle the Bay.
The minutes are now available for the 2009 Windsurfing Qld AGM. If you've got some time to kill, you can download them here: WQ Meeting minutes
The Windsurfing Queensland AGM is going to be held on Tuesday the 10th of November at 2 Wilson Place in Gumdale. Protocol suggests 30 days notice but if no one has any objections we would like to get it sorted before Christmas celebrations start getting in the way.
We hope to see you there, Scot Farley (treasurer)
Two New WQ Clubs
Two new clubs are now affiliated to Windsurfing Queensland. They are (in their own words):
WindWanderers endeavour to put the social fun into windsurfing by uniting like minded sailors to sail at different venues between Noosa and Currumbin on a monthly basis. Events will be non-competitive social gatherings held at locations suitable for great sailing and a great family and social atmosphere. It is hoped that joining sailors of all experiences together will raise the standard and fun factor for all involved.
The idea behind SEQ Wavesailing is to offer wave and freestyle sailors in the south east of Queensland a club that will meet their needs, and third party insurance for a little added peace of mind. We will be looking to promote social and competitive events across the Gold and Sunshine Coasts to give the experienced sailors a chance to shine and offer those who are making their first jumps or bottom turns the opportunity to learn from others.
Both clubs look like they are set to make the best of the season with a number of awesome events scheduled to help us all get out on the water in a fun and social atmosphere.
You now have four clubs to choose from, all with varying venues and covering most of the disciplines from Freestyle to long boarding. We welcome all of the new clubs and wish them all the best in their first year as independent entities. We hope you can all get behind the clubs to ensure they are here for us all to enjoy again next season.
The 2009 Neilpryde Australian Wavesailing Titles are to run between the 3rd and 8th of February at Marrawah, Tasmania.
Contact John Pott on 0413 271 762 for more information.
Larger Wavesailing Titles Poster
The 2009 Oceanic Raceboard Championships are being held between the 23rd and 26th of January at Illawarra Yacht Club.
Larger Oceanic Raceboard Championships Poster
The 2009 FW Oceanic & Australian Championships windsurfing event will be held at Ramsgate Beach, Botany Bay, Sydney NSW between the 6th and 9th January. The full size poster is available here: 2009 FW Oceanic & Australian Championships.
This event is being organised by the Storm Riders Sailboard Club and in sponsered by WindSurfnSnow and Neilpryde.
For full details visit www.storm-riders.com.au
The 2008 Australian Slalom Nationals windsurfing event will be held at Ramsgate Beach, Botany Bay, NSW on the 8th and 9th November (please note change of location and date). The full size poster is available here: 2008 Australian Slalom Nationals.
For full details visit www.windsurfing.org.au
The minutes are now available for the 2008 Windsurfing Qld annual general meeting. Download them here.