Aviemore Challenge Trophy

The first Aviemore Challenge Trophy event held at Lake Aviemore, South Island from 1-3 Jan 2010 was dubbed a great event by all those who took part as well as the organisers and their team.

In all 19 windsurfers entered, slightly less than expected, but for a first event all were happy. Everyone took home a cool tee shirt as well as a dental pack, there were trophies to keep for each of the main classes, a very special silver plate as the main Challenge Trophy and lots of spot prizes too.

The social side of the event which is primarily organised around a lovely traditional camping/sailing spot was helped by sponsorship beer which added that special bonus to 'after sailing' stories.

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iPhone Wind Meter

Windsurfers and kiteboarders have another reason to be lucky.

Now the iPhone has a very interesting application to measure wind - an iAnemometer.

This wind meter works for both 3G and 3GS and has been on top 20 of iTunes' Weather Applications for six months.

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Boracay Windsurfing

Boracay Windsurfing have just announced that the Boracay Funboard Cup will once again be returning to the island to celebrate its 21st year after a break during 2009. The Funboard Cup is one of the regions most prestigious and long established windsurfing competition events, which during the past few years has also seen the introduction of kiteboarding events as the sport established and grew on the island.

This year the Funboard Cup and the KTA are also pleased to also announce collaboration over the kiteboard section of the event. Alongside the feature Boracay Big Air Challenge all of the other kiteboard disciplines will be run under the KTA event rules making the riders results eligible for national level ranking points with the IKA under the KTA’s sanction. Depending on the prevailing conditions during the Funboard these disciplines could be drawn from either Freestyle, course racing or speed. KTA head judge Stephan Hertig is currently working with the Funboard team to finalise all the competition formats.

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