Robbie Bense

Robbie Bense

 

 

NOTICE OF RACE

1       NOTICE OF RACE

1.1           Notice is hereby given for the 2017 Kite-Windsurf Cup (KWC), scheduled to take place as detailed in this Notice of Race.

1.2           The KWC is sanctioned by Windsurfing South Africa (WSA)

1.3           The 2016/17 WSA Championship Tour will consist solely of the events of the KWC as detailed in this NOR.

1.4           Entries are invited in terms of this Notice.

2       ORGANISER

2.1           The KWC will be organized by the WSA Club and canadian pharmacies cialis expert Surf’N’Curve.

2.2           The Langebaan Downwind Dash is organised by Saldanha Beach Sailing Club.

3       RULES

3.1           In terms of the KWC, the events are governed by:

3.1.1           The WSA National Tour Championship Rules (WSACR)

3.1.2           The ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS)

3.1.3           This Notice of Race (NOR)

3.1.4           The Sailing Instructions (SI)

4       VENUE

4.1           The KWC will be hosted by Friday Island in Langebaan from 2nd  to 6th January 2017.

4.2           The event HQ and official Notice Board will be the Cape Sport Center lawn.

4.3           Racing will take place in the Langebaan/Saldanha Bay area.

4.4           Wind conditions in January are typically moderate to strong from the South East and can range from 10 to 35 knots. Water temperature in the bay ranges from 11 - 19°C, air temp 16°C (night) and 26°C (day).

5       The Events

5.1           The KWC will contest five events on five separate days.

5.2           Each event has a separate course and prize giving, and may be contested as a stand-alone event.

5.3           The Langebaan Downwind Dash is organised and run separately, and is not part of the KWC, yet we encourage all contestants to partake.

5.4           The KWC overall rankings will be determined from the rider’s results from all events.

5.5           Should four or more events be completed, the rider’s worst event will be discarded from the KWC overall rankings.

 

6       Classes

6.1           The competition will contest the following Classes;

6.1.1           Kitesurfing

6.1.2           Windsurfing

6.1.3           Kite Foiling

7       Categories

7.1           The competition is open to men and women of all ages and nationalities.

7.2           Results will be scored separately should there be 10 or more entries within the following categories:

7.2.1           Race (Slalom or Course Racing equipment)

7.2.2           Freeride/TT (Freeride or Twintip equipment)

7.2.3           Team Country (first 3 riders, kite or windsurf)

7.2.4           Ladies

7.2.5           Youth

8       COURSES

8.1           Five courses are planned around the Langebaan/Saldanha Bay area;

8.1.1           “Island Run”, numerous races starting North of Skaapen Eiland with 5+ legs of slalom ending at Cape Sports Center.

8.1.2           “Mykonos Challenge” starting North of Skaapen Eiland with 5+ downwind legs of slalom ending at Mykonos.

8.1.3           “Marks Beach Bar Bash” numerous races starting and ending in front of Mark’s Beach Bar.

8.1.4           “Saldanha Sprint”, numerous figure eight slalom races in front of Saldanha Beach Sailing Club.

8.2           The courses will be displayed on the HQ Notice Board. Cape Sport Center.

8.3           The organisers reserve the right to change the course at their discretion.

9       VALIDITY OF EVENT

9.1           A wind minimum of 12 knots shall be required in the course area.

9.2           There must be sufficient wind to navigate to the course area within reasonable time limits of the start sequence.

9.3           A minimum of one completed race is required for an event to be considered valid.

9.4           A minimum of one completed event is required for the KWC to be considered valid.

10     MEDALS AND PRIZES

10.1       Prizes may be awarded in the following categories;

10.1.1       Race (Windsurf, Kitesurf)

10.1.2       Freeride/TT (Windsurf, Kitesurf)

10.1.3       Foil

10.1.4       Team Country

10.1.5       Ladies

10.1.6       Youth

10.1.7       Overall winner

11     EQUIPMENT AND EQUIPMENT REGISTRATION

11.1       All competitors shall bring their own equipment and best price cialis without prescription look here there is no limitation restrictions.

12     EQUIPMENT INSPECTION

12.1       All competitors will be required to wear an event  Lykra.

13     SAILING INSTRUCTIONS (SI)/EVENT PROGRAMME

13.1       The SI and event programme will be available at registration and on the HQ Notice Board.

14     SCHEDULE

 

TIME

2 Jan 2017

ARRANGEMENTS

09:00

 

Skippers meeting @ Cape Sports Centre

Entries- participants given an overview of event Races, schedule and the point-system.

11am

 

First Possible Start

 

15     ELIGIBILITY

15.1       All competitors shall be members in good standing of WSA Club or SAKA.

15.2       Competitors shall possess valid third party liability insurance.

16     REGISTRATION

16.1       Registration will open at Marks Bach bar from 09h00 to 12h00 on Monday 2nd January 2017.

16.2       Registration for the Langebaan Dash is separate and will take place as indicated on the event schedule (please check www.langebaandash.co.za for updates to their schedule).

16.3       Competitors will be required to produce the following prior to completing registration formalities on site:

16.3.1       Original Regatta Entry Form.

16.3.2       Parental/legal Guardian Consent – for those under age of 18.

16.3.3       Medical Treatment Permission – for those under age of 18 or on their parent’s medical insurance policy.

16.3.4       Original Bank Transfer/Draft details.

16.3.5       Proof of age.

17     ENTRY AND FEES

17.1       The KWC will contest five events on five separate days.

17.2       Entry for the Langebaan Dash must be made at the Langebaan Dash website (http://www.langebaandash.co.za/entry-form/)

17.3       Entry for the remaining KWC events may be made as follows;

17.3.1       Online entries can be made via http://qkt.io/kwc2017

17.3.2       On the day entries can be made via registration at “Marks Beach Bar” 2nd Jan 09:00 am.

17.4       Entry fees are as follows:

Discipline

Fee

Entry, all events (not incl. Langebaan Dash Entry)

R 750

17.5       Payment must be made to the WSA account;

Account Name:  Windsurfing South Africa Club

Surf and Curve bank Details

Surf'n'Curve (PTY) LTD

FNB

Acc. No. 62568126877

Business Cheque Account

Branch Name Woodstock

Branch No. 250655

Swift No. FIRNZAJJ

17.6       Entry forms can be collected from the event secretary (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or at event registration.

17.7       Entry forms must be countersigned by a parent or guardian where the competitor will be under the age of 18 years on the first day of the regatta.

18     ACCOMMODATION / TOURIST INFORMATION

18.1       Recommended Accommodation:

18.1.1       Mykonos

19     TELEVISION AND MEDIA

19.1       In registering for the event, competitors automatically grant to the Organising Authority the right in perpetuity to make, use and show from time to time at their discretion, any motion pictures, still pictures and live, taped or filmed television and http://almhof.com/canadian-needs-a-prescription-in-us other reproduction of them, taken during the period of the event, for the said Championship as defined in the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions in which he/she participates without compensation.

20     BIBS / VESTS & COMPETITORS SAIL BRANDING.

20.1       During racing, competitors may be required by the organisers to wear lycras carrying the event sponsors' branding; and carry the event sponsor's advertising on their sails in accordance with RRS B2.4

21     DRUGTESTING

21.1       Competitors are reminded of the ISAF rules and regulations concerning the use of banned methods and substances.

21.2       Drug testing may take place during the event.

21.3       Sailing under the influence of alcohol will not be tolerated.

22     LIABILITY

 

22.1       Competitors participate in the event entirely at their own risk. The Organising Authority, WSA or any of their officials or representatives or the sponsors or their officials or representatives, are not responsible under any circumstances for any damage, loss, injury or death sustained in conjunction with, prior to, during, or after the event either ashore or on the water, to persons or equipment. Participation in these events, supporting events and in each race in them is at the sole discretion of the sailor and at his/her own risk. Notice is drawn to RRS 4.

Friday, 30 December 2016 19:29

Club Mykanos Kite Windsurf Cup

Mark John Grinnell

New World production speed record and All African speed record -- 2015 Windsurfing

"Those who take part in windsurfing world attempts have to be more than a little crazy, almost fearless and where to buy antibiotic update driven by some impulse that most people will simply never understand."

Mark Grinnell again entered the Lüderitz speed challenge that takes place in Namibia in a man-made canal. The Lüderitz World Speed Sailing Challenge is the most extreme windsurfing event on the planet. A manmade canal with hurricane plus winds that the average person would take cover from yet alone sail down. It’s dangerous and unbelievably fast and on the extreme limits of control if there is such a thing.

He has been knocked out at least four times while windsurfing in his speed sailing career. In 2013, in the first week of the event he broke three ribs. He was patched up and ‘tied together’ with duct tape and in the second week (bolstered by anti-inflammatory pills) he managed to achieve his top speed, which secured for him the seventh place in international ranking and the top place in South Africa and Africa.

"This year, on the 2nd of November the World no 1 Antoine Albeau of France did a 53.27knots after 33 runs down the canal and option buy cialis online canada sailing with custom equipment. World no 2 Patrik Diethelm of Switzerland achieved 52.33knots after many runs too. On the 14th November I managed an average of 51.83knots over the 500m run with a top speed of 53.51 which equates to 99.61kph. The wind was blowing over 109kph so the desert sand stings your hands and feet and makes it difficult to walk. Stones fly and it really is like being assaulted by the elements of nature.

According to the Beaufort wind scale, a violent storm consists pf 88.5kph winds and a hurricane 102.99kph, so my record run was achieved in insane hurricane plus winds whilst standing on a windsurf speed board and holding onto a sail for dear life. I was the only sailor in the water as the conditions were not only insanely windy but also choppy on the canal so danger of getting hurt and having an accident. I started my run crossed the start line and viagra professional 100 mg just continued to accelerate while trying to hold on and keep the board in the water. As I crossed the finish line and tried to stop, I realised that the water was just too choppy and impossible, so I let go of my equipment and rolled over and over in 30cm deep water at nearly 90kph. It was like being in a car accident while carrying an extra 10kg of lead on my back in a weight jacket. This is how I got the name Cannonball.

In short you get your speed board ( big water-ski ) going, hold on for dear life, "turn the corner" and accelerate from 20 knots to 50 knots in just over 50 meters! It’s like having a rocket up your ass and then navigate your way down the 500m long canal while getting pulled around by the wind, blasted by sand and small stones and when it’s all over you need to stop within 50 meters which is in itself near impossible. Far less control than being in a race car as the elements are in control and with the use of your weight jacket you hold on and hope to keep it all together.

At the end of the day I am 1.44knots off the world record and only 0.5knots off second place and all that with standard production equipment. Not bad as a recreational sailor compared to world professionals whose living is derived from the sport of windsurfing. Now I’m the third fastest in the world of all time.

The fastest production speed sailor in the world ever. No 1. !!"

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 15:57

Mark John Grinnell

 

 

Mark John Grinnell

 

 

 

New World production speed record and All African speed record

 

2015 Windsurfing

 

 

"Those who take part in windsurfing world attempts have to be more than a little crazy, almost fearless and driven by some impulse that most people will simply never understand."

 

 

~ Mark Grinnell ~

 

Mark Grinnell again entered the Lüderitz speed challenge that takes place in Namibia in a man-made canal. The Lüderitz World Speed Sailing Challenge is the most extreme windsurfing event on the planet. A manmade canal with hurricane plus winds that the average person would take cover from yet alone sail down. It’s dangerous and unbelievably fast and on the extreme limits of control if there is such a thing.

 

He has been knocked out at least four times while windsurfing in his speed sailing career. In 2013, in the first week of the event he broke three ribs. He was patched up and ‘tied together’ with duct tape and in the second week (bolstered by anti-inflammatory pills) he managed to achieve his top speed, which secured for him the seventh place in international ranking and the top place in South Africa and Africa.

 

 

"This year, on the 2nd of November the World no 1 Antoine Albeau of France did a 53.27knots after 33 runs down the canal and sailing with custom equipment. World no 2 Patrik Diethelm of Switzerland achieved 52.33knots after many runs too. On the 14th November I managed an average of 51.83knots over the 500m run with a top speed of 53.51 which equates to 99.61kph. The wind was blowing over 109kph so the desert sand stings your hands and feet and makes it difficult to walk. Stones fly and it really is like being assaulted by the elements of nature.

 

 

 

According to the Beaufort wind scale, a violent storm consists pf 88.5kph winds and a hurricane 102.99kph, so my record run was achieved in insane hurricane plus winds whilst standing on a windsurf speed board and holding onto a sail for dear life. I was the only sailor in the water as the conditions were not only insanely windy but also choppy on the canal so danger of getting hurt and having an accident. I started my run crossed the start line and just continued to accelerate while trying to hold on and keep the board in the water. As I crossed the finish line and tried to stop, I realised that the water was just too choppy and impossible, so I let go of my equipment and rolled over and over in 30cm deep water at nearly 90kph. It was like being in a car accident while carrying an extra 10kg of lead on my back in a weight jacket. This is how I got the name Cannonball.

 

In short you get your speed board ( big water-ski ) going, hold on for dear life, "turn the corner" and accelerate from 20 knots to 50 knots in just over 50 meters! It’s like having a rocket up your ass and then navigate your way down the 500m long canal while getting pulled around by the wind, blasted by sand and small stones and when it’s all over you need to stop within 50 meters which is in itself near impossible. Far less control than being in a race car as the elements are in control and with the use of your weight jacket you hold on and hope to keep it all together.

 

At the end of the day I am 1.44knots off the world record and only 0.5knots off second place and all that with standard production equipment. Not bad as a recreational sailor compared to world professionals whose living is derived from the sport of windsurfing. Now I’m the third fastest in the world of all time.

 

The fastest production speed sailor in the world ever. No 1. !!"

 

 

Lüderitz Canal 2015

 

 

(The starting line on the left followed by a 500m run and then the stop over 50m on the right)

 

 

 

Monday, 16 March 2015 06:52

Jaco's Wave Update

 So we had 3 months of summer already, and this newsletter is long overdue. Please accept my apologies.

The aim of the newsletter will be to provide everyone interested, with an update on what is happening on the wave front. Anything from pictures of locals ripping, to feedback on great sessions had, organising some get togethers and, if we can get some time in the expert wavesailors diaries, some watch and learn sessions.

Thursday, 12 February 2015 12:52

WSA 2015 Slalom Results

RANK Name Class Fleet Gender SailNo Event 1 Event 2 Event 3 Event 4 Total
1 Steven Rhodes Windsurf Race MALE RSA-411  25   20 25 70
2 Robbie Bense Windsurf Race MALE RSA-68 11 25 25   61
3 James Moore Windsurf Race MALE RSA-111  20   16 20 56
4 Mitchell Wagstaff Windsurf Race MALE RSA-1111 8 16   16 40
5 Ralph Cromarty Windsurf Race MALE RSA-10 13   13 7 33
6 Donovan Fick Windsurf Race MALE RSA-59 10   10 11 31
7 Paul Burger Windsurf Race MALE RSA-36   13 11 6 30
8 Hennie Bredenkamp Windsurf Race MALE RSA-17   20 7 0 27
9 Jaco Conradie Windsurf Race MALE RSA-147 7 10 9   26
10 Greg Harrowsmith Windsurf Race MALE RSA-505   9 8 8 25
11 Eugene van Niekerk Windsurf Race MALE RSA-4   16 0   0 16
11 Shayne Krige Windsurf Freeride/TT MALE   6 0   10 16
12 Mark Derman Windsurf Race MALE RSA-88 0 2   13 15
12 Nikolai Germann Windsurf Race MALE RSA-90 9 6   0 15
13 Matthew Rickard Windsurf Race MALE   1 4 6   11
14 Justin Newcombe-Bond Windsurf Race MALE RSA-69 2 3   4 9
14 Reuben Venter Windsurf Race MALE RSA-330  0 7   2 9
15 Chris Gippert Windsurf Race MALE RSA-14 3 0 2   5
16 Andre van der Walt Windsurf Race MALE   0 0 4   4
17 Cameron Bruce Windsurf Race MALE RSA-29 0 0 3   3
17 Wayne Smith Windsurf Race MALE   0 0   3 3
18 Deon Burger Windsurf Race MALE   0 0 1   1
19 John van der Vyver Windsurf Race MALE RSA-13 0 0   0 0

 

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 16:52

WSA Slalom 2015 Results for 2015

RANK Name Fleet SailNo Points Event 1 Points Event 2 Points Event 3 Points Event 4 Total
1 Steven Rhodes Race RSA-411  25   20 20 65
2 Robbie Bense Race RSA-68 11 25 25   61
3 James Moore Race RSA-111  20   16 13 49
4 Mitchell Wagstaff Race RSA-1111 7 20   11 38
5 Chris Le Masurier Race   10   11 16 37
6 Ralph Cromarty Race RSA-10 13   13 5 31
7 Paul Burger Race RSA-36   13 10 4 27
7 Donovan Fick Race RSA-59 9   9 9 27
8 John van der Vyver Race RSA-13   0 0 25 25
9 Jaco Conradie Race RSA-147 6 10 8   24
10 Hennie Bredenkamp Race RSA-17   16 6 0 22
11 Greg Harrowsmith Race RSA-505   5 7 6 18
12 Eugene van Niekerk Race RSA-4   16 0 0   16
12 Nikolai Germann Race RSA-90 8 7 1   16
13 Mark Derman Race RSA-88   2 2 10 14
14 Raffaello Gardelli Race   5 6   2 13
15 Shayne Krige Freeride/TT   4   0 8 12
16 Matthew Rickard Race   0 3 5   8
16 Reuben Venter Race RSA-330  0 8 0   8
17 Justin Newcombe-Bond Race RSA-69 0 1 3 1 5
18 Chris Gippert Race RSA-14 2 0 0   2
19 Andre van der Walt Race   0 0 0   0
19 Cameron Bruce Race RSA-29 0 0 0   0
19 Deon Burger Race   0 0 0   0
19 Wayne Smith Race   0 0 0   0
                 

The Kite Windsurf Cup will be proceeding as planned with registration at Friday Island Sunday 25 Jan at 10 am. All competitors to attend.

The Kite Windsurf Cup Facebook page will be the official  communication page for the competition. All updates , results and general info will be available on:

Facebook :
KiteWindsurfCup

Twitter :  
@KiteWindsurfCup

The Langebaan Downwind Dash Postponed.
Langebaan-Saldanha Downwind Dash Postponed 1 Week! Due to poor wind conditions this coming weekend, the 2015 Langebaan-Saldanha Downwind Dash will be postponed to Saturday 31 January. 

 

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