WCAA is pleased to announce its major events including the Surf Logic State Championships and the 44th Nationals to be held at Parkdale YC.
See the full schedule in the Class Calendar.
With the Worlds pushed back another year, this is your chance to race Australia’s best on the same water where the 2022/23 Windsurfer World Championships will be run.
If you are 30 or older get your diary sorted for Saturday 9 – Saturday 16 October 2021 for the Australian Master Games on the Swan River in Perth.
This will be the biggest national Class event in 2021.
The Windsurfer LT has been selected as the only windsurf racing class and the event is going to be a ripper with host club Mounts Bay Sailing Club putting on a full program of course, marathon and slalom.
Get all the details on the Australian Master Games micro-site here
Age and weight divisions mean that old rivalries will be maintained, and new racers will get to experience the Class vibe.
Due to continued restrictions on international travel into late 2021 the International Windsurfer Class Association (IWCA) has reluctantly announced that the World Championships scheduled for Perth in late December this year will be postponed by 12 months.
The new event dates for the Worlds are December 28, 2022 - January 4, 2023 at Mounts Bay Sailing Club on the Swan River.
The IWCA is hopeful that other regional events can continue this year including the European Championships for 2021 to be held in France in June, the World Trophy in Finland in August and the World Masters Games scheduled for Japan in May 2022 are, at this stage, proceeding as planned.
Full press release is below.
In Australia, the next major events are:
Mid-Winter Championships - Bowen, QLD - June 12-14, 2021
Australian Masters Games - Perth, WA - October 8-16, 2021
44th Australian Championships - Parkdale, VIC - January 2022 (dates TBC)
see the full calendar here
After a round-table discussion amongst the WCAA committee the consensus was unanimous agreement that the 2021 Nationals would need to be cancelled.
Whilst this is hugely disappointing and frustrating it is clear that:
All competitors will receive a full refund. Information about the process will be sent directly to those who have entered in the next week.
The WCAA would like to acknowledge the significant amount of work undertaken by the committee of Parkdale Yacht Club who put in a massive amount of time and resources to event planning including completion of arduous Victorian government grant applications and the highly detailed COVIDSafe Event plan.
And the support of our awesome Class sponsors – Surf Logic, Vaikobi, Mobium Group and Windgenuity – all of who have already contributed massively to the planning and support of the event.
The Class is moving forward with future National events for 2021 including:
The Battle on the Bay
Join in the largest, funnest windsurfing event in Australia.
The Windsurfer Class returns to Victoria for the 44th National championships.
Four days of competition featuring course racing, slalom, marathon and freestyle.
Hosted from the brand new Parkdale Yacht Club - a fantastic venue on and off the water.
Come and race Australia's best in Open racing for men and women or take it more laid back and compete in the Cruiser division.
Early entry until 28 February, 2021.
Get the Notice of Race or enter here
With great support from Surflogic Australia, Vaikobi, Windgenuity and Mobium Group.
For more information see the Class website or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Windsurfer Association of Australia (WCAA) Class Committee has been closely monitoring the situation regarding national COVID-19 restrictions on travel and sporting events.
Whilst a significant amount of work has already been undertaken with host venue, Parkdale Yacht Club, it has become increasingly clear that the current, and potential, Government travel restrictions into early 2021 were likely to have a detrimental impact on the ability for competitors from all States to attend.
Furthermore, it was assessed that current social distancing restrictions would severely compromise the ability to run an event reflective of the Windsurfer Class spirit and culture – both on and off the water.
Therefore, after careful consideration and consultation with a wide variety of stakeholders, it has been decided that the event will be deferred from 23-26 January, 2021 until the Easter weekend – with racing to be conducted from April 2-5, 2021.
In the meantime join in local and State events - check out all the action on the Calendar or the State/Club Racing page
You can read the official release here.
Thank you to all members who joined the 2020 Season Review online meeting.
There was a good turnout to hear about the fantastic progress the Class is making in terms of growth and forward momentum/initiatives.
You can view the 2020 Meeting notes here or watch/listen to a replay of the actual Zoom meeting here
Join an online forum to hear about the progress of the Australian Windsurfer Class in season 2019/20.
When: Wednesday June 24, 2020 @ 7.30 AEST
How: Zoom meeting - click the link to join https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86010944585
Who: Any WCAA member
Please be punctual and use your correct name when logging on (so we can accurately reflect attendees)
If you can't make it - a summary of the meeting will be posted on Class website.
With the postponement announcement made by the IWCA in April, the plan is to move the event back by one year. Provisional dates are ~Dec 28 2021 - Jan 3 2022. Still ion Perth, Western Australia
Host venue, Mounts Bay Sailing Club is working through logistics for the revised timetable with a crucial first step securing 'water space' on the Swan River already in progress.
With the Worlds on ice, planning underway for a 2021 Nationals over Australia Day weekend in Victoria.
The brand new facility at Parkdale YC has been penciled in as the venue subject to final negotiations on Class requirements.
2020/21 WCAA Committee
Committee positions are open to all members to nominate for the upcoming 20/21 season.
You can nominate yourself or someone else.
Details of the roles available and expectations of activity and time commitment are available at the secure online nomination site
Nominations are now open and will close at midnight 31 May 2020
Read more detail on all of the above topics in the recent Class Newsletter which includes links to pictures, survey's and more