To spice things up a bit there are a couple of kite skills clinics happening beforehand that should be fun and useful
AGM & Kite Skills Session - Surf riding, strapless & racing: 7pm Tuesday 10 July, Kirribilli Club
NSKBA also also needs volunteers; especially:
* Marketing/comms person - someone to run the website, emails, Facebook etc.
* Calling all kitesurf lawyers - assistance on evaluating Association vs Incorporation
Any new Committee members are welcome to join us. Your nominations please - please nominate yourself or others.
NSW shops & schools - who are you? We want to promote you.
SUCK Snowkiting Trip - late August, exact date TBC
NSWKBA raceboards - Two boards can be borrowed by members from KP and WSS (trailer too)
AGM & Kite Skills Session
7pm Tuesday 10 July at the Kirrribili Club
Join us for food, beer, the AGM and some free Kitesurf Teaching:
"Lose the straps" & "Carving up the waves" - Rob Smallwood
"Racing the wind gods" - Chris Argent
Whether you're expert, intermediate or a brand new fresh kiter - there will be something to learn and something to inspire you.
Attending members can vote on the night for the NSWKBA committee for the next 12 months.
We welcome all nominations for the committee. Feel free to nominate yourself. Yep, that's the way it normally works.
What does being on the committee mean?
• Attend most of the monthly committee meetings (8pm sharp 2nd Tuesday, Kirribilli Club)
• Act in the interest of the NSWKBA kiting community
• Put in some hard work to get some good stuff done
If you think you fit the bill, and want to help out, we do want to hear from you.
The Kirribilli Club serves good food and beer too!
All NSKWBA members are welcome to drop in.
Have you got marketing & comms skills?
In particular we are looking for someone to join the Committee to take
the bull by the horns on all things internet, marketing and
communications - - - someone with the necessary IT skills, but more
importantly someone with a passion for design, Facebook and all that
good stuff - - and importantly someone who has the time to make it
We are looking for someone with legal
skills to give us some (free) advice on evaluating the merits of our
existing Association status vs the potential to Incorporate. Let us know
if you have the skills and the time/inclination to guide us through
Shops / Schools / Repairs:
updating the NSWKBA website's list of NSW Kite Shops, Kite
Schools/Coaching or places that do Kite Repairs. If you offer any of
these services could you please take a moment to complete the following
SUCK Snow Kiting Trip:
is here. Exchange the twintip for a snowboard and the wettie for a ski
jacket! Your kite can pull you on the slopes of the Snowy Mountains
faster than the ski lifts! S.U.C.K. (Sydney Uni Crazy Kitesurfers) is
organising a Snowkiting weekend in late August, register here!
Raceboards and Trailer and Events:
We've got 2 Raceboards (one at WSS and the other at KP), which all members are welcome to borrow.
Also if you need assistance with running an kiting event, or would like to use the trailer please let us know.
to the NSW Racers who made it up to Townsville.The wind was brutally
unkind to us, and was very scarce. However Ric Black and Dave Sorensen
did NSW proud by being the only riders to complete any of the races,
while Jordan Girdis and Chris Argent also courageously made it into the
races. Jordan had fun showing everyone how to ride in less than 8 knot
winds on 62m lines. Well done to Ric Black on winning both races!
It really looks like racing is going to increase in popularity over the
next little while - especially in the build up to the 2016 Rio
Olympics. There was a good crowd of NSW Racers, Freestylers and Kiting
supporters. It's good to be back in NSW - where the wind blows! :)
Cheers & Happy Kiting,
Jono and Alex on behalf of the NSWKBA Committee