This weekend’s looking unreal with 20-25knots of wind forecast all day Saturday. Sign on will be at the Birubi Beach Carpark until 11am SHARP.
There is a possibility of relocation depending on the wind angle (We are still not sure of the exact angle wether its going to be more South West or South) so we need everyone signed on by 11am.
CREST café will be open at 8:30am serving awesome bacon and egg rolls and coffee so get there as early as possible as it will be windy.
Its going to be a huge day so make the effort and get there!!! See you bright and early on Saturday. Yeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwww!!!
The Sign-On/Rigging spot at CREST cafe
Just a regular day at Birubi.
Due to a very unfavourable forecast for this weekends event, it was decided to try and reschedule the event to the following weekend 30-31st August. This big east coast low has mucked up the usual winter pattern we are used to at this time of the year! Hope you all got amongst it in some way over the past couple of days.
We have been able to persuade all the relevant authorities and have been granted permission for the new date, this is a big task given the usual red tape behind large organisations. Thanks to the Port Stephens Council and the Roads and Maritime Services for working through the request.
Our accommodation partner is happy to change anyones bookings to the next weekend. So please call them today or tomorrow to make the new arrangements.
Thankyou all in advance for the understanding in regards to this big decision. The NSW Wavesailing aim is to get everyone out on the water to enjoy the sport of wavesailing so hopefully we will see you all there on the 30-31st, with a big winter cold front westerly blowing.
Cheers, George – NSWWA President
23rd – 24th August is the first event for the 2014-15 NSW Wavesailing season. Birubi beach Nelson Bay is the location, this is without a doubt the best and most consistent winter westerly location on the east coast.
Get out the steamers and dust off the cobwebs with the awesome new format where you sail all day with no heats, no sitting on the beach getting cold.
You’ll be able to warm up on Saturday at our entertainment sponsors establishment ANNA BAY TAVERN. They are putting on a 2 course meal and drinks for the gang.
Book your accommodation at the Birubi beach holiday park, mention your from NSW Wavesailiong to get a discounted rate.
Birubi Beach Holiday Park 37 James Paterson Street,
Birubi Beach, NSW, 2316 Phone: +61 2 49821263
Wind or not this is going to be a great weekend to get away and catch up with the wavesailing crew.
Be there or else!
Last weekend was the annual Teams Challenge in conjunction with the AGM. The forecast for the competition weekend was the worst for the year and unfortunately the conditions didn’t allow the teams events to run. We did however still manage a marginal but fun free sail at Werri Beach on the Saturday and for those lucky enough to be able to hang around Sunday afternoon, a good session at Gerroa in 15+knots and waist-high waves.
The Gerroa/Windang area has proven its reliability this season when it come to wind. Even on the worst forecasts possible, we have still managed to get some decent sailing. This event at Werri and Gerroa and earlier in the year at Windang both providing some pretty good sailing even know the odds were against us with the forecast.
The AGM this year was a very open and productive one. Steaks were eaten, beers were drunk and finally after approximately 3 hours of debate. Decisions were made on event styles, locations, dates and committee members.
The events were decided to stay in the same format as this year, that is, expression session style with a scored super session final. In conjunction is the State Titles to be held over 4 days to determine the states best using man on man PWA format rules. The major variation this upcoming year is the crowning of the expression session series winner which will be a very sought after prize, the sailor that is really pushing the limit and going BIG will win this title . The expression session series will be scored on 5 of your 6 best results.
The committee for 2014/2015
- President – Mick (George) Westra
- Vice President – Tim Williams
- Treasurer – Zack Coleman
- Head Judge – Tim Knowles
- Backup Head Judge – Jessica Crisp
- Sponsorship – Josh Fletcher/Warren Holder/Mick Westra
- Marketing/Media – Zack Coleman
Locations and Dates
- Birubi (Mid Winter Bash) – August 23/24th
- Flat Rock (Lennox Head) – September 27/28th (29th optional)
- Gerroa/Windang (Sth’ly) – November 1/2nd
- Wanda/Windang (Sth’ly) – December 13/14th
- Gerroa (State Titles) – February 7/10th
- Gerroa End of Season – February 28th/March 1st
This next year is going to continue with the fun and friendly atmosphere that this year has brought. We have had 25 new members join this year and I am hoping for all the old faithful’s that have taken this year off, to join in the new and exciting organisation that is the NSW Wavesailing Association. Remember our mission statement;
“Increase participation in Wavesailing and Wavesailing competitions in NSW through the development of a dynamic, fun and inspiring environment for people of all ages to enjoy our sport.”
We all need to take this mission seriously as we all can affect the future of our sport in NSW. Make sure you help your friends and family in to the sport and invite them along to some of our events. I guarantee that they will have FUN!
Thanks and see you all next year,
On the coming weekend (22nd & 23rd) the NSWWA will hold its Teams’ Event, and what is going to be the most important AGM of the last decade.
It has been a season since the implementation of the NSWWA’s controversial new format. Competitors now have had the chance to experience the all-day expression session format and state titles event, and now will have the chance to have a say about the direction the NSWWA takes for the future.
Another hotly contested topic will be the location of events, with the introduction of a Ballina event providing incredible conditions for the 2013/14 season; will we see Ballina keep its spot on the 2014/15 series? – It’s your call.
So if you really have an opinion about the sports future, come to the AGM, have your say, vote, and maybe even take up a position on the committee.
This weekend the NSWWA Teams Event will be ran at Gerroa/Windang (depending on conditions). Traditionally the season closer, the teams event is all about fun through team rivalries.
The forecast is looking great (currently NE and big swell forecast), but bring your SUP as well, because if there is no wind we will use SUPs instead.
The AGM will also take place.