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WWA AGM Outcomes

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Created by WindsurfingWA Two weeks ago, 25 Jun 2018
BSN101
WA, 1194 posts
5 Jul 2018 1:24PM
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Stretchy said..

Hooksey said..


Stretchy said..
A bit like the Qld November hour of power, how about a WWA sponsored "Fangy 500" gps event at Coodanup for a nominated day or whole weekend in December?




I recall WWA ran an hour of power a couple of years ago down in Mandurah. That was a great event.



www.ka72.com/Competitions/November-Hour-of-Power

So do WWA have any interest in doing it again? As far as I can tell, there is no need for any on-site organisation, the event just needs to be set up on KA72. Wouldn't necessarily need to be 1hr either, could also be 500m, Nautical Mile or something else.

I think doing it over a weekend within a locality (rather that over a month Aus wide) would improve the social element to the event. Maybe its possible to incorporate both.

Plus: No boats, marker buoys, on site registration, sail numbers required.
Minus: internet setup required, need a GPS, need shallow water weed fins, not everyone's cup of tea


How about a marathon at a location to see how far in total everyone can go. 1000km 2000km in one day at a location. Aust wide over a day, weekend, month what ever or all 3. Which state can go the furthest? Around the world

20 guys & gals all doing 100km or more or less to contribute to overall daily distance.

Fundraising even. Beats a riding bike to Sydney!

WindsurfingWA
WA, 567 posts
6 Jul 2018 8:19AM
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Stretchy said..

Hooksey said..


Stretchy said..
A bit like the Qld November hour of power, how about a WWA sponsored "Fangy 500" gps event at Coodanup for a nominated day or whole weekend in December?




I recall WWA ran an hour of power a couple of years ago down in Mandurah. That was a great event.



www.ka72.com/Competitions/November-Hour-of-Power

So do WWA have any interest in doing it again? As far as I can tell, there is no need for any on-site organisation, the event just needs to be set up on KA72. Wouldn't necessarily need to be 1hr either, could also be 500m, Nautical Mile or something else.

I think doing it over a weekend within a locality (rather that over a month Aus wide) would improve the social element to the event. Maybe its possible to incorporate both.

Plus: No boats, marker buoys, on site registration, sail numbers required.
Minus: internet setup required, need a GPS, need shallow water weed fins, not everyone's cup of tea


The challenge for WWA is volunteers on the ground and meeting our insurance, safety management and duty of care obligations. Basically there is not such thing as an event without any organisation although the 1 hour of power comes very close. Whatever we do we still need to ensure we cover off on safety etc. With the right location risk is easily manage or we work with a local volunteer organisation (sailing club or sea rescue) to provide safety support. We also work with a couple of commercial operators who can provide jet skis when we do wave events.

Basically if you are keen we can help you through the permitting hurdles and get an event happening on paper. The committee is only 6 people so person power on the day etc. needs to come from the competitor and/or partners who are keen to help for a day.

Jonski
WA, 23 posts
6 Jul 2018 6:16PM
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I would be happy to help run a gps event in Mandurah especially if someone else wanted to take the lead ??

RichardG
WA, 1430 posts
7 Jul 2018 1:06PM
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WindsurfingWA said..










Stretchy said..











Hooksey said..












Stretchy said..
A bit like the Qld November hour of power, how about a WWA sponsored "Fangy 500" gps event at Coodanup for a nominated day or whole weekend in December?














I recall WWA ran an hour of power a couple of years ago down in Mandurah. That was a great event.













www.ka72.com/Competitions/November-Hour-of-Power

So do WWA have any interest in doing it again? As far as I can tell, there is no need for any on-site organisation, the event just needs to be set up on KA72. Wouldn't necessarily need to be 1hr either, could also be 500m, Nautical Mile or something else.

I think doing it over a weekend within a locality (rather that over a month Aus wide) would improve the social element to the event. Maybe its possible to incorporate both.

Plus: No boats, marker buoys, on site registration, sail numbers required.
Minus: internet setup required, need a GPS, need shallow water weed fins, not everyone's cup of tea












The challenge for WWA is volunteers on the ground and meeting our insurance, safety management and duty of care obligations. Basically there is not such thing as an event without any organisation although the 1 hour of power comes very close. Whatever we do we still need to ensure we cover off on safety etc. With the right location risk is easily manage or we work with a local volunteer organisation (sailing club or sea rescue) to provide safety support. We also work with a couple of commercial operators who can provide jet skis when we do wave events.

Basically if you are keen we can help you through the permitting hurdles and get an event happening on paper. The committee is only 6 people so person power on the day etc. needs to come from the competitor and/or partners who are keen to help for a day.






Has the committee or its predecessors ever investigated reformulating and restarting the Bridge to Bridge windsurfing event ? This could be held biannually, as I seem to recall it was, depending on wind direction. Are you presently considering this event for the future ? You may be able to get some Windgenuity or Cobra sponsorship as this would promote the new Windsurfer LT. The event will encourage youth and provide a medium for them to get into the sport and have a goal and well as providing a nostalgic event to re-attract past sailors of advancing years. As I understand it, (my board will not be arriving until September) the LT is relatively cheap, light and durable and it is not an equipment race. This may be one part of the formula to encourage growth in the sport which I am sure WWA would be keen to encourage. Any comments would be appreciated.

Stuthepirate
WA, 3327 posts
9 Jul 2018 8:07AM
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Hi Richard.
As previously stated, the WWA committee is only 6 people. Its very difficult for any of us to commit to organising, runnng, volunteering for all the events on the calendar.
Ive done some ground work around raceboards/foiling however apart from Chris Goldacre (RPYC), not one person at the agm represented the raceboard community.
More than happy to assist or point out some names and clubs that have shown a lot of initial interest in hosting racing. But it will come down to who actually wants to make this happen, be that club racing or one off events.

PM me.

RichardG
WA, 1430 posts
Monday , 9 Jul 2018 12:03PM
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Stuthepirate said..
Hi Richard.
As previously stated, the WWA committee is only 6 people. Its very difficult for any of us to commit to organising, runnng, volunteering for all the events on the calendar.
Ive done some ground work around raceboards/foiling however apart from Chris Goldacre (RPYC), not one person at the agm represented the raceboard community.
More than happy to assist or point out some names and clubs that have shown a lot of initial interest in hosting racing. But it will come down to who actually wants to make this happen, be that club racing or one off events.

PM me.




Understood. WWA does an excellent job and also as do you; infact your efforts have been extraordinary. I just remembered I need to renew my membership of WWA . I think RPYC and MBSC are planning racing, possibly NYC. The Bridge to Bridge was formerly organised by the WCAA (WA Div) and I have just joined the national WCAA organisation as a member only, no insurance. Happy to discuss.



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