In great news for the Class, Sydney based distributor Surflogic Australia has commenced an ongoing partnership which will see generous product packages provided as prizes and giveaways for all State Championships in 19/20 and a bumper haul for the 2020 Nationals.
Surflogic provides a range of excellent products to make life easier for windsurfers including wetsuit hanging and storage systems, key safe lock boxes, waterproof seat covers, waterproof bags and buckets, roof rack accessories and a range of other goodies.
See the full range and the online store at www.surflogicaustralia.com.au
Class members and supporters will also receive a 15% discount via the online shop using the coupon code: WCA15
The most fun regatta in the Windsurfer universe - the SIAM Cup Invitational is back for 2019.
After the massive success of last year, the event is sure to sell out.
Australia has been allocated 25 slots.
If you want to join in the 5 star Thailand party please complete the Expression of Interest form ASAP using this link:
First in first on the list. More details to follow.
Local golden girl Mel Webb, our recently crowned World Freestyle champion, has developed a great Youth program at Balmoral Sailing Club in Sydney to get more kids and teens into windsurfing.
And with the Club having five LT's and learner rigs to use - its going to be a ripping program focusing on building skills through to racing. Junior windsurfing is from 0900 for 0930 -1200 Saturday mornings - free for BSC junior members.
And on offer for one Junior or Youth from Balmoral - a return airfare to the 2020 Windsurfer Worlds in Perth!
How good's that.
See all the details here and spread the word. Its a top opportunity at a great Club.
Seventeen Aussies traveled to Torbole on Lake Garda, Italy for the 2019 Windsurfer World Championships.
With 163 competitors from 18 countries it was a massive affirmation that the Windsurfer Class is back!
Incredibly tough racing across Course, Marathon and Slalom was held in 4 weight divisions for men plus the Female division. With 18-22 knot breezes it was fast and tight competition in spectacular scenery.
The Australian contingent performed incredibly well in a fleet featuring multiple Olympians, past World Champions and young guns.
Heavyweight Nick Bez from Melbourne sailed a very consistent regatta and won the Men's Overall - being named the World Champion for 2019.
Hamish Swain from Queensland is the World Youth Champion.
Mel Webb from Sydney is the Women's World Freestyle Champion.
Full results available here
A range of pictures and videos showcasing the event can be seen here
Pictures from the Australian team are here
Next Worlds are coming to Perth in Dec 2020 /Jan 2021.
Get excited - the 43rd Windsurfer Class Australian Championships are go.
Location: Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club, South Australia
Date: January 23 - 26 January, 2020
NOTICE of RACE here
ONLINE ENTRIES here
Join in the biggest one-design windsurfing event in Australia. Back in South Australia for the first time in over 25 years!
Four days of great racing and awesome fun.
Entry fees including racing, 2x dinner/social events and regatta merchandise.
Discounted regatta entry available for first timers, Juniors, Families and returning racers (no Nationals since 2010).
More information here
The new Class membership cycle commenced July 1.
Options for Social and Racing membership which includes insurance.
or see more information on the options here
All 2019/20 members will receive some Class swag to proudly show off their windsurfer spirit.
Featuring a limited edition Windsurfer branded key ring which doubles as a bottle opener (genius) along with some fancy bumper stickers it's all good and it's all part of your membership.
Notice of Annual General Meeting of Windsurfer Class Association Australia
The Annual General Meeting for the Windsurfer Class Association Australia will be held as follows -
Date - Tuesday 18 June 2019
Time - 7.30pm sharp - Eastern Standard Time
Location – online conference – Zoom platform meeting link https://zoom.us/j/271416856
Process for Election of Office Bearers
An election will occur for all committee positions.
All nominees must be current financial members of WCAA.
Members may nominate themselves or other members.
Nominations were collected by a secure online platform until midnight June 5, 2019.
A link to vote for all positions will was sent to members on June 13, 2019.
Voting will be completed online and closes on Sunday June 16, 2019.
Members can vote here
The Notice of Race for the first 'official' Windsurfer Class World Championships since the 1990's have been released.
The event is shaping up to be BIG - with over 200 competitors from over 20 countries expected.
Over 20 Australians have indicated that they will attend.
International competitors can access charter boards but these are limited. If you are going get booking.
The International Windsurfer Class Association (IWCA) has nominated the Windsurfer as the equipment package for the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
World Sailing (WS) has opened a review period for equipment supply post 2020 and the IWCA Executive believes that the Class is well placed to meet the criteria. The presentation to WS can be veiwed here
A decision on a short list will be recommended by the WS Technical commitee. These boarsd will then go on for further review including on the water comparison.