2017-2018 Dates are Set

5 Jun
NSWWA Dates for next season
OK NSW Wavesailing folk, it’s time to lock next seasons dates into your calendar:
 
  • 30 Sep – 2 Oct 2017 Woolgoolga (long weekend extended)
  • 17-21 Nov 2017 – Gerroa/Windang NATIONALS (Dates TBC)
  • 23-26 Nov 2017 – Merimbula friendly event
  • 9-10 Dec 2017 – Wanda
  • 20-21 Jan 2018 – Gerroa/Windang
  • 17-18 Feb 2018 – Gerroa/Windang
  • 10-11 March 2018 – Gerroa/Windang TEAM EVENT
 
The new division and registration details will be coming soon. Watch this space.

NSWWA Teams event on TV

9 Mar

Last weekends Teams Event hit the local WIN News Channel

Congrats to our new President Simeon Glasson for delivering an enthusiastic credible interview.

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Honourable mentions go to other sailors featured including Peter Puhl, Jessica Crisp, Darren Pascoe, Stefan Heim, Francois Regis and Simeon Glasson.  Great stuff guys.

The full results are coming soon.

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NSWWA Teams Event – 4/5 Mar 2017

2 Mar

party teams.JPGThe TEAMS comp is this weekend and the forecast looks perfect for a Smackfest at Windang!

Rego is 10-11am on Sat 4th March at Windang SLSC

Typically we have teams made up along the lines of North Coast, Northern Beaches, Southside, South Coast and even the Frenchies/Euros! It is a team event where you claim your best wave ride before coming in and tagging a team-mate. Just turn up on the day and we guarantee you will be able to join a team.

Sat night party theme is “ROCK STAR” and RSVP your dinner bookings on 0402320940 or facebook.

A BIG team house has been booked. Rates are $200 for a room price – that is $100 ea for 2 nights (Friday and Saturday), 4 share room is $50 each for 2 nights. Comment below to book your spot. It’s gonna be a FUN weekend.

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NSWWA Notice of AGM

18 Feb

Notice of AGM

The AGM will be held at the Teams event in Gerroa on Sat 4th March at the team (location to be confirmed)

This is an opportunity for everyone to share their suggestions on how to improve our series further and maybe even throw your hat in the ring and take on a committee role.

Please Note: Any additional business not specified on the agenda below must be submitted to the secretary (contact here) by 4pm Sunday 26th Feb,
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nominations for committee positions must be submitted in writing with the signatures of two members to the secretary by Sunday 26th Feb

Severne Wave Event 5 – Feb 17

13 Feb

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EVENT 5 REPORT:

The final point scoring event of the 2016/17 NSW Tour had us all sailing both days in hugely varied conditions.
The Saturday was hot and steamy and everyone was very relieved to get into the smooth cool water of Gerroa. A few blistered toes from the run across hot sand were worth it for the balmy ocean, the light winds and fun little play waves that were on offer close to shore. The wind picked up out on the point and the crew dashed out to take advantage of the larger swell and better wind out there. Sadly we haven’t yet worked out how to run a contest out there but maybe one day with drones! Watch that space folks.
With Saturday just missing out on the conditions to run heats we focused on the big southerly that was forecast to hit and so we gathered on Winding beach on Sunday to wait for it from noon. We didn’t have to wait long and we certainly weren’t disappointed. It built slowly at first but then hit with 25 knot plus winds and peeling head high waves on the outer banks around 2pm. We launched into the heats. The best riders picked waves that ran all the way from the outer banks into the beach with one or even two re-forms and this was the strategy that generally won heats.
In the Masters we had 3 tightly contested first round heats with Dean Hendrie, Oli Barta and Robbo winning through with very strong performances for direct spots into the final. The two repechage heats then produced tight results with Wazza just edging out his fleet to grab a finals berth with very long very well selected waves and then Darren squeezing out his rivals with his slashing top turns.
In the Opens we had two first round heats with Duncan and Peter Puhl stealing the show from Jessica, Zac and Janika to grab the first finals berths, then  Francois and Simeon edging out Matteo, Bettina and Cheryl to fill the final to 4 places. The repechage heat saw Jess and Janika break through to grab the last two finals positions.
So we were set for the Tour finals. The tension was high. Titles were on the line.  During the heats the wind would blast through in squalls and throw the beach set-up into chaos, from time to time judging sheets were scattered everywhere, sodden with rain, at one point we had to quickly dismantle the tent as it was literally turning itself inside out. It was pretty wild.
And then, just as the Masters had gone onto the water for their final, the wind shut down and it was done.
Cries of agony from Robbo! He was ready to CHARGE! He was PUMPED! But it wasn’t to be. The wind had gone and there was nothing left to do but pack up the soggy remains and head back to the car park.
The overall results are still being tabulated but we had a good season with 2 full event results (Balina and Gerroa I), 2 partial event results (Wanda and Gerroa II) and only one event with no results (Port Kembla).
The season has been a lot of fun. Parties have been had!
The final fun teams event of the season is in just a few weeks and the overall results will be announced soon in preparation for the big bash and even bigger presentation. Lots of prizes!
Thank you everyone who came down, chipped in, sailed hard and had fun.
Head Judge
Simeon Glasson
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Severne and NSWWA Wave Event 5

5 Feb

 

 

severne-poster-v2WE’RE ON for the Severne Sails Wave Classic and event 5 of the series this weekend 11/12 Feb and we have a Southerly forecasted for Sunday!

And of course this is going to be the deciding event for the series so State rankings are up for grabs.

Rego will be Gerroa car park 10-11am, briefing at 1115am.

We have the RED PARTY planned for Saturday night so come dressed in some kind of red or maybe a red Severne sail, or the Red Baron or something else spectacular. A Pasta banquet will be served and for catering purposes, please confirm your attendance via facebook or to Jason Juretic on 0402 320 940

There will be a wavesailing coaching session run by one of our top dogs and beginner gear available if you would like to teach your kids or partner.

NSWWA Rankings to Jan 2017 and Event 4 Report

31 Jan

The series and final rankings for the year are wide open in every division so get your butts down to the last event to count in the series at Gerroa/Windang on 11/12 Feb 2017

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Event 4 Report

The NSW Wavesailing Tour is all bout great sailing, great locations, great people and having a great time on this amazing BLUE planet of ours. The competition has always been fierce but the most important feature of the tour is the fun filled celebration of our great sport so that more and more people join the party! The 2016/17 season has been a hell of a lot of fun so far and that’s thanks to all the good vibes from so many great people and some seriously amazing conditions! How good was Gerroa that event weekend?!!!!!
Now… back to the competition side for just a moment…
As we head into the final event of the NSW Wavesailing Championships the contest for top spots in Opens, Masters and Womens is tight and it will come down to the performance of every sailor in the final two days in Gerroa come February 11th and 12th.
In the Opens Francois has been very strong and very consistent with a 4th, 5th and 2.5th (incomplete finals result for Wanda) to put him in first place overall. He has sailed very well all season, showing remarkable energy, putting in a lot of time on the water every time we head out. That hard work and obvious and infectious love of the sport is paying off for him and if he can hold a top position in Gerroa he could be crowned the NSW Opens Champion.
But he’s not out of the woods yet… Hot on his heels is Jessica Crisp competing in the Opens this year. She is only 1 place behind Francois overall and has a 7th to drop if we get a 4th event result in Gerroa compared to Francois’ worst result of 5th so far. That has the potential to catapult her ahead of Francois in the overall rankings. Because of that potential 7th drop, Francois will have to beat Jess by at least two places in this final event to hold his position ahead of her and to do that he’ll have to be on his best game to hold off the late charge from this seasoned World Champion.
Those guys are both ripping but the biggest threat to both Francoise and Jessica for the overall Championship is going to be the ON-FIRE Forest Ladkin who, despite only 2 event results to his score card so far this season, is still lurking very dangerously in 5th overall – thanks to a 2nd and a 3rd place. The final event is in his back yard and no doubt he’s going to to be very, very hard to beat down there.
In the Masters we have a battle between Dean Hendie and Darren Pasco for the top spot with Dean ahead by 2 places going into the final Gerroa event thanks to an impressive victory in the epic Gerroa/Windang event a couple of months ago.
But… if Ollie Barter comes down from Queensland for the event or if Jason Juretic, Mike Preswick, Steve Robbo Robinson or the wiley One-Knot-Warren have really good days they can all be serious threats to the top placings in the Masters division.
Particular attention will be on Robbo, Ollie and One-Knot because they’re all holding a DNS and getting runs on the board in Gerroa for a 3rd event for their score cards could cause a big shift around in the overall results. So it’s still wide open as they say for the Masters!
In the Womens’ overall rankings we have Peruvian Bettina Gonzalez in first place ahead of New Caledonian Lilou Granier, local gal Cheryl Carter in 3rd and Saito in 4th. A remarkably international field for the Womens’ division! Results for these 4 have been limited to the Gerroa event only so far so a second set of points could change this around a lot. It’ll be hard to beat the in-form Peruvian Champion but with Lilou back in NC it’s going to be up to Cheryl and Saito to mount the challenge.
The final event will decide the champions so we’re hoping for more epic conditions from the mecca of NSW Wavesailing: Gerroa. And a big PARTY!!! See you all there!
Head Judge