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Club racing: Sundays 1:30pm
Coaching nights: Wed 4:30-7pm
Harnessed in, feet in the footstraps and blast reaching. These are the best days windsurfing. Boards will plane upwind in 12-15knots of wind and absolutely fly in 20kts. When winds are less it is the best full body workout. Windsurf racing has proven to be a relaxed form of racing with innovative courses. Often when suitable there are high speed reaches. Races are short races in sub-planing conditions. Also longer destination sails are popular. So is just going out and jumping on when wind is suitable. Club racing and training offers a safe way for sailors to have fun in a group environment.
Since 1984 seven of NZ’s eighteen Olympic sailing medals have been won in windsurfing. Windsurfing has recently been reinstated into the Olympics for Rio 2016 with overwhelming support. Youth windsurfing was one of the biggest voices. The Bic Techno T-293 progressing to RS:X are the Olympic, ISAF and Yachting NZ pathway.
Beginners learn at Madloop windsurfing school at Lake Pupuke with Alan McIntosh. Usually about 15-20 hours. Then learn to sail on the ocean at Murrays Bay Sailing Club with a view to racing. Being easily portable, there is lots of windsurfing done at the popular venues such as Lake Pupuke, Takapuna in a strong northerly, Bayswater in a south-easterly and high tide. Anywhere an onshore breeze is blowing is suitable.
The NZ Techno and RS:X class has never been stronger.