Marrawa 

The Marrawah 2009 Australian Wave Sailing Titles will occur between the 3rd and 8th of February 2009.

The location for the competition will be the Marrawah coastal area between Arthur River and South Preminghana (southern side only).

The concept of this event follows on from 2008 - freedom and radical expression. This concept is tied into the wave sailing at the edge of the world theme.

The event is unique in that it has 20 wave sailing spots in about 10 km of coast. This means the event can be mobile in order to make the most of the daily conditions.

Karin Jaggi

With many years of experience in the windsurfing industry, Swiss born Karin Jaggi will be a true asset to the Severne team.

Her plans for the up-coming 2009 season are to defend her Slalom World title, compete in as many PWA Wave events as possible and, if her schedule allows, defend her current Speed Sailing World Record of 41.25 knots.

"I am super happy to be on Severne Sails. I plan to spend lots of time in Western Australia and this will allow me to be very close to testing and development of the sails. At the same time I can tune them in some of the worlds best sailing locations. Now I have everything in one spot and it is really only up to me to make the best of it. Most of the other Severne Team members spend the whole summer in Western Australia and this is another big plus for me - it's a lot more fun and so much easier to figure things out together. I've known Ben for 10 years and followed the progression of Severne Sails since the beginning. I am really looking forward to be on his sail designs!"

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Calema Midwinters

The Midwinters Festival will continue its tradition of bringing together World Cup Pros, Olympic class competitors, beginner sailors and all other levels of competitor. The 24th Calema Midwinters Windsurfing Festival is scheduled to March 5th/8th 2009.

We will have classes for all skill levels and type of equipment - A Fleet / Sport Fleet / Workshop Fleet (learn to race) // and many Youth, Junior and Kids classes to choose from. We will have an inside course for the youngest and most novice kids. The more experienced kids choose between Sport or A Fleet which are sailed with the adults on outside courses.

Racing will be held in the Banana River with launching from Kelly Park in Merritt Island, FL. 

The Midwinters will be governed by the ISAF Rules (2009-2012) and the rules of Formula Windsurfing (as of 1/1/09)-- with regard to the Pro & A Formula Fleets - the specified sail size limitations and the listing of approved production equipment.

New Weight Divisions will be used if more than 20 competitors in a division. Go to www.formulawindsurfing.org  As in past years - the Sport Formula Fleets allow for ANY production shortboard - but is still limited to One Board/3 Sails.

Kona One Design: Must use a Kona Style board and a 7.4 Zenith sail for all competitors under 85Kg. Mast and booms are open but boom must be aluminum and mast no more than 75% carbon. Racers over 85Kg may race with a 9.0 Zenith sail and will be scored separately if attendance is big enough.

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