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NSWWA Teams event on TV

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

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

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

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Severne Wave Event 5 – Feb 17

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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

 

 

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.

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NSWWA Rankings to Jan 2017 and Event 4 Report

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
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Wanda 2016 WindsurfnSnow Event

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The first day of the Windsurf n Snow Wanda event was looking good with above logo high sets, clean peeling lefts and a promising forecast. First heats were ready to go at 1pm but the wind wasn’t quite there and the heavy relentless walls of water were making it almost impossible to get out for all but the lightest and most persistent sailors. While a few managed to break through the lines most could not and so formal heats remained on hold right through until 5pm when the call was made to end the day with a 45 minute expression session (with no points counting toward overall rankings because it was too light). Our most decorated legend, The Wazza, was designated judge of the ES, the waves backed off just enough and the wind was there just enough for about half the competitors to get out and so the action began! World Cup legend Luke Hargreaves came out of retirement to crack a few big moves on his light wind wave sup board but he was the only heavyweight to make a good showing because the day went resoundingly to the lighter end of the fleet. Results of the big session were kept a tight secret until the presentation at the mega Hawaiian party that evening at Mike’s waterfront paradise pad down the road where INXS ruled the night. In full costume the crowd gathered around in not so hushed tones to hear the news… third place went to the incredibly dedicated styling moves of Tim Williams who once again travelled all the way from SA to be with the crew. Second place went to one of the sports true legends, Jessica Crisp, who was throwing herself into highly critical sections in very tough conditions and making it look very pro. But the champion of the day was without a doubt Francois Pioloux who once again showed that his light wind skills and absolute obsession with time on the water are paying big dividends in higher and higher performance. A big thank you to Mike for hosting the Hawaiian party and to Elana for once again helping make the food delicious! The forecast today is for smaller surf with a nor’easter so we’re up for a potentially great day on the water and at the beach “

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WindsurfnSnow Wave Event 4 – Wanda

ALOHA!  WE’RE ON for the WindsurfnSnow Wave event 4 of the series this weekend 10/11 Dec and the forecast looks great for Wanda both days.

If there was ever a time to compete at Wanda, then this weekends WindsurfnSnow Wave event is it. 

Sign on at the Greenhills car park,  1R Mitchell Rd, Cronulla NSW 2230 at 10am to 11am

We have a kick ass HAWAIIAN party planned for Saturday night at Mike P’s waterfront home so grab your funky shirt and join us for a great BBQ and plenty of liquid refreshment.  For catering purposes, please confirm your attendance via facebook or to 0402 320 940

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Severne Sails Wave Classic Details

WE’RE ON for the Severne Sails Wave Classic and event 3 of the series this weekend 19/20 Nov and the forecast is looks great for Gerroa on Sunday.

With only 1 event counted to date, the series is WIDE OPEN.

Rego is at Windang on Saturday 19 Nov – 9-10am, briefing at 1015am and 1st heat possible start at 1030am.

We have the MEXICAN PARTY planned for Saturday night so grab your sombrero and ridiculous moustache and get ready to parteeeeeeeee. For catering purposes, please confirm your attendance via facebook or to 0402 320 940

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Flat Rock Event 2 – 15/16 Oct 2016

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The NSW Wavesailing Association will be heading back to Flat Rock, Ballina this weekend 15-16 Oct 2016 to rip up some waves and get a serious amount of jumping in.

Sign on is at the northern end of the Flatrock Beach car park 9am to 11am Flat Rock Rd, East Ballina NSW 2478

It will be time to catch up with our Northern NSW and Queensland mates like Finno, Olly Barta and hopefully ex NSWWA President and former Australian Masters champion Gary McEvoy will drop in to say hello.

In previous years we have enjoyed incredible waves and many competitors and this weekend is set to be a repeat performance.

Despite some fun wavesailing at Event 1, there was no result so the comp is wide open and for those who have a more chilled approach you can freesail to your hearts content and still enjoy socialising with like minded folk.

A fierce party will be laid on at the Event House (1/15 Beachfront Parade, East Ballina) on the Saturday night.

Check out www.lennoxheadaccom.net.au/ if you want to pin some digs close by?

We have also received some great support once again from our sponsors. WindSurfnSnow – series sponsor,The MOB Store, the Windsurfing Shed, Parker’s Organic JuicesSeverne SailsMauiSails.comExocet and S2Maui, and SurfFX have also renewed their generous support for 2016.

Check out nswwavesailing.org for more info and remember to follow us via Facebook, Twitter and Youtube for all NSWWA info.

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Port Kembla event 1 report

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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