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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



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!
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Wanda 2016 WindsurfnSnow Event


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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