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Special Event Notices

Sydney clubs update

Balmoral Sailing Club has maintained the momentum from January’s Nationals with an enthusiastic fleet of One Design sailors every Saturday afternoon.  The races continued right up until June and will start up again in September 2017.  Contact Mel for more information:  windsurfing@balmoralsc.com.au

Narrabeen Sailing Club will also re-commence club races in September with Sunday afternoon races.   Sailors can launch from Jamieson Park or Billarong Reserve.

Winter racing continues at Dobroyd Aquatic Club on the first Saturday of each winter month.  The final race of the series is Saturday 5th August.  Raceboards and Windsurfers race together.  There have been around 25 competitors this series, mostly raceboard, with a wide range of experience.

Dobroyd Twilight Races commence early October.  The races start at 6pm and cater to all levels, including beginners, with a handicap start from the beach.  Races are followed by dinner at the local pizza restaurant, making for an excellent mid-week night out.  Friends, partners and hangers-on are welcome.  About 5 to 10 Windsurfer One Designs participate each season, along with 20 raceboards.

Dobroyd Saturday races commence in September and are held every week until April.  Windsurfer One Design sailors are welcome, although the sailboard fleet is dominated by raceboards.

St George Sailing club also holds club races each week through summer.  As with Dobroyd, Windsurfer One Design sailors are welcome to sail with the raceboards and formula sailors.

Woollahra Sailing Club has welcomed visiting sailboarders into its Sunday morning winter races for the last two seasons.  Rose Bay is a lovely spot to sail in a sunny Westerly.  Both raceboarders and Windsurfer One Designs have participated and enjoyed lunch on the club deck afterwards.

Board storage:  Storage is available at Narrabeen Sailing Club, Dobroyd Aquatic Club and now also at Balmoral Sailing Club, thanks to the untiring efforts of Mel.

DAC Twilight sailors love a good dress-up

To find out more, write to Karen: kmurden@hotmail.com

Shopping or windsurfing? 2016 NSW State Championships December 3 and 4

What sounds better? Battling the hordes doing Christmas shopping or jumping on a wally in a moderate sea breeze on a summer’s day with water temp of 21°C!

The 2016 NSW State Championsips will be held December 3 and 4, hosted by the friendly and fun Middle Harbour 16′ Skiff Club. Races will be on the same waters as the 40th Nationals. What better way to practice!

This year, the event will be a 2 day course racing regatta with up to 8 races and  a demonstration freestyle event thrown in.

Following racing, enjoy a drink from the balcony bar as you and your fellow competitors bust out some freestyle moves and fails to give some extra christmas cheer.

You’ll need to be a member of the Association to enter.

Click here for the Notice of Race

Click here to enter now

Click here for Sailing Instructions

Reunion Party; save the date

A reunion party has been organised for Friday the 27th of January 2017 at Cala Luna at Middle Harbour Yacht club, Sydney.
Tickets will be approximately $60 per head and include a welcome drink and substantial finger food.
For more details or to buy tickets, email Amelia and Niki <ivshenko@bigpond.com>

Windsurfer Nationals 2014 gate mark

Announcing the 40th Anniversary of Windsurfer in Australia

Forget the PBA, forget the Olympics and the Raceboard World Championships ….

THE 40TH Windsurfer Class Australian Championships is coming to Balmoral (Sydney) next January 2017 (Thurs 26 – Sun 29th)… and it’s going to be big!

We’re expecting the woodwork to be empty as there are so many people coming out of it to join in for the thrills, partying, athleticism, cunning and sheer joy that is wally sailing.

Let us be the first to confirm the rumour that we have been lucky enough to secure some of the real legends of the sport to join in the party…Robby Naish, Bjorn Dunkerbeck, Jason Polokow, Greg Hyde, Lars Kleppich, Phil McGain, Brendan Todd and Barbara Kendall are all not sailing.  Or maybe they will…

Whether your off-season has only been a few months or twenty years it’s time to start planning your attendance.

Click here to download the Notice Of Race: ws-one-design-preliminary-notice-of-race-aust-champs-2017

Sponsors needed.  Great exposure, support your sport: sponsorship-opportunities

And watch this space for more information.

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Committee for 2016/17 Season

The WCAA Committee for 2016/17 Season and the 40th National Championships:

  • President Dave West (NSW)
  • Secretary Stephen Barton (NSW)
  • Treasurer Roger Crawford (NSW)

General Committee

  • Josh Green (Qld)

State Reps

  • Vic Rep Nick Bez
  • NT Rep John Lynch
  • Qld Rep Peter Nitschke
  • SA Rep Kym Symonds
  • ACT Chris Thompson
  • NSW Will Wright