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Special Event Notices

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.

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Sydney Championship Series 2018 -2019, save the dates

Save the dates for the coming season’s Sydney Series.  Each event is a series of races.  Come to one or come to all and battle for the crown of Sydney Champion.

Sydney Series Heat 1 DAC – 13 Oct (with rippers Bic Techno)

Sydney Series Heat 2 Balmoral- 24 Nov (with rippers Bic Techno)

Sydney Series Heat 3 Narrabeen -13 Jan

Sydney Series Heat 4 Woollahra -3 Feb (with rippers Bic Techno)

Watch this space for registration information and Notice of Race.  And don’t forget to join windsurfer class.

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

Windsurfer LT News

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

Windsurfer LT on the Web

NetComposite’s Article

WINDSURFER LT Update 2

Correction:

It has come to my attention that unknown to me a few months before my meeting with Bruce and Vincenzo that Edoardo Thermes and Riccardo Giordano had already initiated the concept of the Windsurfer LT to Cobra and that is what started the ball rolling, so well done to the two of them and apologies from me.

Clarification:

“To assist a swift and smooth changeover for those who choose to do so, Windgenuity Sailboards will have until the 2019 Nationals the chance for class members to buy the new hull, CB and skeg for $750 including GST ex factory in Sydney.”

This is a one off special so that they can use their rigs on the new board at our cost price.

We have had many enquiries from people who have not been active in the class and don’t have rigs and others who have other styles of rigs and will not be taking part in the class.

For these people the complete price with rig, delivered to a capital city is $1999. So we will pay for the freight, or it can be picked up at the factory (Cromer in Sydney) for $1899.

For those that have a different rig to use on the Windsurfer the price is $1100 delivered to a capital city or it can be picked up at the factory for $1000.

New 2 Piece Mast

We are currently having two manufacturers tender to supply a 2-P mast for the Windsurfer LT, hopefully it will be available in June.

We don’t expect it to have any performance advantage over the current 1-P mast, only a convenience.

Board Bag

We will have in June a purpose built board bag for the Windsurfer LT it will be $150.

Small Sails

The Class is going to adopt a 4.0m and 4.5m dacron sail (1 head batten) which fit on the masts with an adjustable head and on the same boom by taking it to the shortest adjustment length. We have a few in stock.

Pricing

A retail price list for the LT parts / One Design parts is here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/d5itri2l04ersm5/Windsurfer%20LT_OD%20PRICELIST%202018.xls?dl=0

Availability

In the past few days we have had 47 enquiries, some have opted for September, and now only have 10 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