The first day of the first event of the 2016/2017 season kicked off in the green, green hills of Port Kembla headland with glorious sunshine and fresh bacon and egg rolls cooked to perfection by the boundless enthusiasm and positive vibes of Elana. The perfect season start with 44 series registrations, . the wind building, the forecast promising, our freshly minted president Jessica welcomed the throng to the beautiful day, Jason reminded us to have fun and help others less fortunate with any spare gear, the mood was good, the smiles wide and the excitement palpable! With northerlies in play, the call was made to relocate to our hallowed ground of Gerroa and skippers meeting set for 1pm. A short time later with the new location, the wind and waves were getting tantalisingly close to perfection, light wind gear rigging was enthusiastic, early testers were out, with just enough wind to glide onto some clean shoulder high lines, tents were erected, sound systems were running with Tritian selecting some cool tunes she called the ‘feelin good’ selection and it was indeed, Parkers juice was flowing, judging sheets were set, the draw was posted and we were ready! In the end it didn’t fire for competition conditions and the day was called at the 3pm briefing but serious light air kudos must go to Francois who, with his lithe frame and big gear was picking off wave after wave and making us all wonder how he did it?! He was on the water without a break for well over two hours in 6 knots but must have caught 40 waves!!!!! Jessica was of course, as usual, making 6 knots look like 15 and I swear she hit an areal on one wave which just seemed completely impossible in the light air?!! Tim travelled all the way from SA and was enthusiastically milking the conditions for all they were worth with his stubby and must have hit the lip dozens of times using sheer willpower for speed. Our current King of Peru, Forest the Amazonian shredder, came down in a family affair late in the day to help brothers and regale others with his Conquistadorian conquests of late. Despite the wind never cracking even 10 knots the crew had an excellent first day of the official season playing in crystal clear smooth lines and with more northerlies forecast tomorrow we’ll be back there for another crack at 11.30am skippers meeting with first possible heats at high noon. Until then this is your head judge Simeon signing off, sleep well and tomorrow we play again!
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Guys & Girls, we’re just over one week away until the start of the NSWWA Windsurf and Snow Wave Series, 2016-17!
We’re ON! Port Kembla Event 1 rego at 9am to 11am tomorrow 17th Sep. Meet at Port Kembla Swimming Pool Car Park, LOT 1 Olympic Blvd, Port Kembla NSW 2505, Australia.
We are doing a BBQ egg and bacon breakfast rolls until we run out so get in there early!
We will probably be heading to Gerroa to compete in the arvo and the event will be wrapped by 4pm on Sunday.
We will be doing an evening event. Location will be displayed on the whiteboard.
As an FYI, if you have any pre-loved gear that you would like to donate to youth getting into the waves plus the Homeless and at risk kids of Stepping Stone House, then bring it along and Jason Juretic will ensure it gets to the kids and youth.
May we have a lot of FUN
See you there
The GOOD NEWS is it looks like we will get a Northerly for Event 1 this weekend 17/18 Sep, so we will probably move the comp to Gerroa. More details to come. Register at https://nswwavesailing.org/membership/
Due to high demand we have extended the window to purchase membership with entry to all events at earlybird prices until the 9th of September. Get on it and grab your membership now.
To take advantage of this, please go to: https://nswwavesailing.org/membership/
OK Guys and Gals, the dates for this season are locked and loaded for a lot of FUN and wave smacking:
- Event 1 September 17/18 2016 at Port Kembla
- Event 2 October 15/16 2016 at Ballina
- Event 3 November 19/20 2016 at Gerroa/ Windang
- Event 4 December 10-11 2016 at Wanda
- Event 5 Feb 11/12 2016 at Gerroa/ Windang
- Event 6 March 4/5 2016 Teams event/Presentation Night at Gerroa/ Windang
More details at https://nswwavesailing.org/calendar/
See the link below for the agenda of the 2016 annual general meeting. We are no longer taking submissions for business to be conducted at the AGM, however nominations for committee positions are open until Saturday the 14th May.
2015-16 AGM Agenda
The next event on the calendar is the end of season party!! Gerroa 21st-22ndMay. We have plenty of prizes to give away so come along and celebrate the summer just gone, we may even get a sail! Bring your surfboards and SUP’s as we will all be making the most of the waves around Gerroa. If you haven’t already got one, we will also be selling our stylish season 2015-16 hoodies at the event.
We will also be holding the AGM where new committee members are needed. I will be standing down as president due to family commitments (twins!!). A few other long term committee members won’t be able to volunteer their time next year so there are plenty of spaces for new blood. If you want to help out the association please come along and offer your assistance, I will be available to help the new members with their roles so don’t be too scared.
It is also a time for everyone to discuss their thoughts on next summer and to give suggestions on how to make the events even more fun.
PLEASE NOTE: Any additional business not specified on the agenda below must be submitted to the secretary (contact here) must be submitted by 4pm Saturday 7th May,
nominations for committee positions must be submitted in writing with the signatures of two members to the secratary by Saturday the 14th of May.
Saturday 21st May
10am – sign on and free surfing/sailing/SUP
4pm – AGM @ Gerroa Boat fishermans club (back party room)
> Confirmation of preceding AGM’s minutes
> Committee Reports and Financial Statement
> Election of Committee
> Additional (Other) Business
6pm – Buffet Dinner, Windsurf Movies
8pm – Live music and Parteey
Sunday 22nd May
Recover and free surfing/sailing/SUP
Please make the effort to come along and support the association and celebrate the great sport of wavesailing.