Media Briefing - Sunday 13th January

Saturday, January 12th, 2008, 5:15 am
Time: 10am
Venue: Upstairs, Takapuna Boating Club
At tomorrow’s media briefing we will introduce you to the following sailors who will be available for comments… (more…)

Young talent – big ambitions

Saturday, January 12th, 2008, 3:18 am

At just 16 years old Josh Nixon, from Takapuna Boating Club is the youngest rider in the men’s fleet at this RS:X World Championship. To prepare Nixon has given up his formal schooling choosing to complete the year by correspondence and maximising his on the water training time. Fortunately for Josh, he has the support and encouragement of his family in this decision. (more…)

Practice race under sunny skies

Saturday, January 12th, 2008, 3:10 am

Weeks and months of organization and preparation for the 2008 RS:X World Championships were tested today as windsurfers took to the water for the first organized race of the regatta – the practice race. (more…)

The Mark Roundings Team

Saturday, January 12th, 2008, 1:06 am

Here are the guys who will be doing all the in-putting of mark roundings during these world championships. They are responsible for inputting the information using mobile phones supplied by Orb Communications. (more…)

Largest one design event ever held in New Zealand

Friday, January 11th, 2008, 11:53 pm

Just in passing, it is worth noting that the 2008 RS:X World Championship is the largest one design sailing event ever held in New Zealand. I guess you could say that the RS:X Class is just into achieving ‘firsts’. However, we feel that these milestones are a measure of our efforts to conquer new heights and move our sport forward.

200 windsurfers from 48 countries

Friday, January 11th, 2008, 11:40 pm

48 countries are represented at the event which starts on Sunday 13th January and runs through until Saturday 19th January. Despite being on the other side of the world for many competitors the 2008 RS:X World Championships at Takapuna Boating Club has attracted maximum entries including the best of the best. This is an Olympic year and consequently this World Championships is a ‘don’t miss’ regatta. (more…)

The fleet marks the passing of a legend

Friday, January 11th, 2008, 11:15 pm

The whole fleet assembled for the 2008 RS:X World Championship will acknowledge the passing of a legend in the history of New Zealand and especially in achieving the summit of human endeavour by carrying black ribbons on their sails. For yesterday, Sir Edmund Hillary died. (more…)

Opening Ceremony

Friday, January 11th, 2008, 5:44 am

In an impressive and short opening ceremony attended by the Mayor of Takapuna, the 2008 RS:X World Championship opened with a traditional Maori Haka and the raising of the RS:X flag by class vice president, Piotr Hlavaty (POL). (more…)

Orb communications ‘Alert’ stakes

Friday, January 11th, 2008, 3:44 am

Out of the 200 competitors registering for the 2008 RS:X World Championship, 173 have at least one alert request registered against their name.  Gal Fridman (ISR 18) has clearly the biggest fan club as we go into the opening ceremony at 1800hrs tonight. (more…)


Friday, January 11th, 2008, 3:20 am

Sailing fans will be able to follow the fleet at the upcoming World Sailing Championships off Takapuna Beach in real time, thanks to technology provided by sponsors Orb Communications. (more…)