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New Website for the Windsurfer Class Association of Australia ( and Dues R Due)

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Along with the arrival of the production WINDSURFER LT boards the official WCAA website will move to a new home being:

http://www.windsurferclassaus.com

This wordpress site will remain as an archive during this transition.

For those who purchased a Windsurfer LT at the WCAA member’s rate should now renew their WCAA membership for the 2018/19 sailing season.  The WCAA has recently changed the membership and regatta booking site away from TidyHQ (https://windsurferclassaustralia.tidyhq.com/).

WCAA Memberships and compulsory Third Party Liability insurance for any WCAA events may be purchased here:

http://www.windsurferclassaus.com/class–membership.html

NOTE: There is an option to purchase membership without TPL insurance. This is for sailors who have already paid the premium at Clubs which are affiliated with the Australian Windsurfing Association (AWA).

Future WINDSURFER LT and WINDSURFER class regattas will be organised using the Regatta Toolbox.  Follow the link and make a new login and profile for future events

https://www.regattatoolbox.com/join?associationID=6wLO0X2upo

 

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2019 Windsurfer Class Australian Championships

The WCAA invites competitors, families and supporters to the waters of Lake Macquaire for the 42nd Windsurfer Australian Championships.

Location: Toronto Amateur Sailing Club, Toronto, NSW

Date: 24th January – 27th January 2019

Join in the historic next step in the evolution of the Class. With over 200 boards sold already, it’s time to crown the first of the new generation LT national champions.

Expect great sailing conditions and a super fun vibe backed with a solid social program.

Big race calendar featuring course racing, marathon, slalom and freestyle.

All versions of the Windsurfer are welcomed and class legal for racing including the Windsurfer ‘LT’, ‘One Design’ and ‘Original’ when sailed with ‘as manufacturer supplied’ equipment.

A Cruiser division will be offered for novice/returning/relaxed racers featuring shorter courses.

Discounted regatta entry available for first timers, Juniors, Families and returning racers (no Nationals since 2010).

Notice of Race and Online entry will open by mid October.

A limited number of charter LT’s will be available to competitors from Western Australia and Internationals.
Email Greg Johns @ Windgeunity to express your interest. First in best dressed on these.

Toronto is an easy 1.45 hour drive north of Sydney and about 30 kilometers from Newcastle, which is the closest airport.

The club is situated right on the foreshore with plenty of grass area for rigging, great facilities including a large viewing deck looking right over the race course. Full canteen/bar facilities.

Plenty of accommodation close to the Club including the Catalina Motel, The Brighton Apartment, Toronto Hotel or the Lakeside Caravan Park. See more on accommodation here

Stay tuned for more information.

Windsurfer LT Update (May)

Progress

Australian commitments are now up to 142 with another 10 currently in discussion.

Availability

Cobra has built a third mold to keep up with international demand and so by delaying the shipment by 2 weeks we were able to completely fill the container and bring forward some of the delivery dates.

The first container with 123 boards will arrive in our warehouse on June 28th (unless there are delays in shipping/customs)

Board only

Anyone with an invoice number up to WL124 can have the board from this shipment.

Rigs

Because the boards have been brought forward by a few months we do not have enough rig parts as follows.

Sails

We have enough to go down to invoice WL87.

The sails for these orders are the green #1 or orange #5 that we offered you when we sent out the original information (see Update 2).

You can keep with that colour or specify now if you did not before.

Everyone now has the option if they wait until the end of August to choose from the second batch of sails (pictured below) Full Blue, Full Red, Naish, German Sunset, Orange Power or Angel White.

Windsurfer LT sails 2018

Windsurfer LT sails 2018

Booms

We have enough to go down to invoice WL87, the remainder will be here early August.

Mast Bases

We have none and they will not be here until early August, if you have a standard SDM mast base from a non Windsurfer board it will work

Masts

We have none and they will not be here until early August..

Payment

For the balance of the invoice for board only, to avoid delays, can you please make the payment by June 12th, as I will be away until July 2nd and the staff will not let any board be delivered without the balance being paid.

Shipping

In the first week of June I will contact everyone directly about their shipping costs and / or pick up at the warehouse.

Ordering

Anyone who has not yet ordered an LT but would like to, please email me at wwindgen@bigpond.net.au

Windsurfer LT Update 4

Events:

I have just spoken to Bruce Wylie today about the progress of the project.

Cobra is about to produce a third mould to try to keep up with the growing demand. Edoardo in Italy has just ordered 250 boards.

Below is information about events in Italy, I am sure the Italians will help out with charter boards.

Windsurfer Class International Events

Windsurfer Class Italian Events

In September Windsurfing Japan will be running a regatta, I will chase up details.

In December there will be a regatta at Pattaya, in Thailand, I will chase up details.

In January the Australian Nationals will most probably be held in Sydney around the Australia Day weekend.

Availability:

We have now orders for 92 boards.

The June shipment is sold out, in fact over ordered.

I have ordered 50 more for September so if I don’t order more by the morning of April 16th there are only 8 available.

We will have to order for September 1st delivery by April 16th.

So we are asking for orders along with a $50.00 deposit by April 16th to secure your special offer board and to help us to determine the demand for the September shipment.

Email to me at wwindgen@bigpond.net.au for more details.

After that we will be ordering on June 14th for a late October delivery.

 

Clarifications:

Unlike the prototypes which some of you got to sail, there will be no raised rail pad, this is because it was about 50/50 like /dislike and it complicated production and the costs.

Some of you have never owned a modern board. The screw in front of the mast track is a breather hole – most modern styrenne foam core boards have it. It is there for to equalise pressure if the board heats up or is taken on a plane. Screw it down tight and don’t touch it unless you decide to leave it in a car on a hot day or fly with it. Never, have it open, when the board is wet or in a wet board bag as the water will be sucked into the board.

The Centre Board (CB) insert has a hole in it, if you want to have the CB non removable reverse the plate and put the pivot point in the hole, some schools will take this option for security.

Below are some pictures – there will be available a smaller plastic CB which does not project above the deck and a cover for schools. There is also a cover plate with a hand hold for Stand Up Surfing.

Windsurfer LT centre board, INSERTS: Centre board case , SUP carry handle

Windsurfer LT centre board, INSERTS: Centre board case , SUP carry handle

 

Best regards,

Greg Johns

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Windsurfer LT Update 3

Distribution:

Just an update as to the growing interest in the Windsurfer Class.

In Australia we have about 74 orders already and 20 new people ( some are old members coming back).

There looks like we will be getting new fleets in Tassie, Adelaide and Perth.

Edoardo is going gang busters in Europe, in addition to the already fleets all over Italy he has enquiries from Spain, France, Germany, Holland and England, running out of enough boards may become the issue.

Bruce Wylie is near to appointing an American distributor where I have been fielding many enquiries.

There are even enquiries from South Africa where there was a large fleet.

Availability:

We are getting 2-3 orders every day , some have opted for September,  and now only have 4 boards available in June.

We will have to order for September 1st delivery by April 16th.

So we are asking for orders along with a $50.00 deposit by April 13th to secure your special offer board and to help us to determine the demand.

You can opt for a June or September delivery. Email to me at  wwindgen@bigpond.net.au for more details.

Best regards
Greg Johns

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