Social Downwind

Fri 25 Oct

Time 2:00pm

Start Place: On the beach, end of Greenway Road, Callala Beach, (Refer Callala Beach start finish map). 

Skill Level: Intermediate, ability to self-rescue / pack down, confidently rides upwind and down wind.  

Safety: All the following items are recommended to be worn Helmet, Buoyancy Aid (not legally required as less than 400m from shore) and wetsuit. 

Download full event briefing & rules

The Friday down winder is a social cruise along Callala Beach down, Myola, across in front of Huskisson, around to Collingwood Beach for a finish on the southern end. 

This event is not a race, rather a fun time spent playing in waves, doing jumps or tricks and just showing the township of Huskisson how much fun wind surfing, kite boarding/surfing can be. There can be a nice wave or two along Callala, Myola and Collingwood Beach. 


 
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Olympic Foil

SAT 26 OCT

Time: 11:00am - 11:30am*
(Course size may be varied to fit time window)

Start Place: Refer appropriate wind direction course map (below).

Skill Level: Confident kite foiler, ability to self-rescue / pack down, confidently rides upwind and down wind.

Safety: All the following items must to be worn Buoyancy Aid (legally required as more than 400m from shore). All the following items are recommended to be worn Helmet, Kite Knife and Wetsuit.

Download full event briefing & rules

The Saturday Olympic Course Foil Race is an opportunity for kite foiler’s to test their skills /abilities in a race around an Olympic sailing course. It begins with an official start and after entrants have crossed the start line, they’ll proceed around the triangle (port side rounding’s), then round a sausage and finish up with an upwind leg to the finish line.

This race is being conducted in accordance with Yachting Australia Rules and International Kite Boarding Association starting sequence. Protests are to be lodged within 30 min of race completion and hearings will be held prior to presentations.


Refer to event briefing PDF for alternate condition courses.

Refer to event briefing PDF for alternate condition courses.

The Saturday pass includes entry to all Saturday Kiteboarding events

upwind challenge

Sat 26 Oct

Time: 11:45pm*

Start Place: Refer appropriate wind direction course map (below).

Skill Level: Confident kite boarder, ability to self-rescue / pack down, confidently rides upwind and down wind.

Safety: All the following items must to be worn Buoyancy Aid (legally required as more than 400m from shore). All the following items are recommended to be worn Helmet, Kite Knife and Wetsuit. After the event concludes, the event area needs to be clear, ready for the Windsurfers speed event.

Download full event briefing & rules

The Saturday upwind challenge is an opportunity for kite boarders to test their skills by who can get the furthest up wind in one run across the bay. This event is being run between 2 buoys, where kiters start on the downwind side of the start buoy and see how much further upwind they can achieve from the finish/marker buoy. This challenge in not a speed race, instead it requires knowledge, good technique in speed and board control, put together with accurate kite flying. The challenge is being run over a 30 min window with participants doing as many attempts as they wish. Judging will be from a boat, which is making a finish line and there’ll be only a winner awarded. There is going to be an official start, (Refer Official Start Guide) and signalled event finish.


Refer to event briefing PDF for alternate condition courses.

The Saturday pass includes entry to all Saturday Kiteboarding events

 
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JB Downwind

Sat 26 Oct

Time: 12:55pm - 01:55pm*
(Course size may be varied to fit time window)

Start Place: Refer appropriate wind direction course map (below).

Skill Level: Confident kiter, ability to self-rescue / pack down, confidently rides upwind and down wind.

Safety: All the following items must to be worn, Buoyancy Aid (legally required as more than 400m from shore). All the following items are recommended to be worn Helmet, Kite Knife and Wetsuit.

Download full event briefing & rules

This is a longer race, zig zagging across Jervis Bay and finishing up just off Huskisson Beach. This event is open to Foils, Surf Boards, Twin Tips and anything else you can ride under a kite. It begins with an official start and after entrants have crossed the start line, they’ll proceed around the zig zag course buoys, basically crossing from one side to the other of the bay until the final buoy, then it’s a simple dash to the finish line to claim your award.

As this race is a means of moving the kites to the other side (Event Central) for the free style comp, choose your gear wisely or arrange for your free style gear to be on the other side.


Refer to event briefing PDF for alternate condition courses.

The Saturday pass includes entry to all Saturday Kiteboarding events

freestyle

Sat & Sun 26-27 Oct

Saturday 1.00pm*
Sunday 3.00pm*

Start Place: Refer appropriate wind direction event area map (below).

Category: Mens Open, Womens Open, Junior, Masters

Skill Level: Confident kite boarder, ability to perform hooked and unhooked tricks safely.

Safety: All the following items are recommended to be worn helmet, buoyancy aid, kite knife and wetsuit.

Download full event briefing & rules

NSW Freestyle Kiteboarding competition is an opportunity for the free style kite boarders to cut loose and show off their best tricks and skills. This event is being judged from shore by judges on technical ability, difficulty, and who demonstrates they are the best free styler on the water. If you can do basic spins/rolls, kite loops, board-offs, handle passes, grabs, transitions and other free style tricks on a board, come and show Huskisson your stuff.

There is going to be an official heat start and finish. A heat is under way while its colour flag is flying. The heat is ended when its flag is removed and the next heat starts when its colour flag goes up.


The Saturday pass includes entry to all Saturday Kiteboarding events
The Sunday pass includes entry to all Sunday kitboarding events

dash

Sun 27 Oct

Time: 11.00am - 11:45am*

Start Place: Refer appropriate wind direction course map (below). 

Skill Level: Confident kiter, ability to self-rescue / pack down, confidently rides upwind and down wind.

Safety: Buoyancy Aids must to be worn (legally required as more than 400m from shore). All the following items are recommended to be worn Helmet, Kite Knife and Wetsuit. 

Download full event briefing & rules

The Dash across the bay is purely a dash across and back for all wind sports. If you reckon you can be the quickest over and back against windsurfers and Kiters, this is the race for you. 

This event is open to anything you can ride under a kite or as a windsurfer. This is going to be a mixed field event and extremely important the Right of Way messages are followed. Competitors should always remember to avoids collision at all costs, whilst trying to be the fastest back. 

There is going to be a set of official heat starts and then it’s on. After entrants have crossed the start line, they’ll proceed around the buoy on the other side and back to the finish line.


Refer to event briefing PDF for alternate condition courses.

The Sunday pass includes entry to all Sunday Kiteboarding events

slalom

Sun 27 Oct

Time:12:30pm

Start Place: Refer appropriate wind direction course map (below).

Skill Level: Confident kite boarder with ability to self-rescue, confidently rides upwind and down wind.

Safety: All the following items must to be worn buoyancy aid (legally required as more than 400m from shore). All the following items are recommended to be worn helmet, kite knife and wetsuit.

Download full event briefing & rules

The Sunday slalom race is an opportunity for kite boarders to test their skills or challenge themselves to see who can get around a slalom course the quickest. This event is being run around 4 buoys. Kiters start on the downwind side of the start buoy and have to make their way upwind to the top buoy. Once at the top of the course, kiters then work their way down through the course to they start again. Once past the start buoy, it’s back to the top for a second lap. This race requires knowledge, good technique and accurate kite flying to negotiate the course. There is going to be an official start, (Refer Official Start Guide) and signalled event finish.


Refer to event briefing PDF for alternate condition courses.

The Sunday pass includes entry to all Sunday Kiteboarding events

big air

Sun 27 Oct

Time: 2:30pm

Location: Huksy Beach

Skill Level: Confident kite boarder with the ability to self-rescue, confidently rides upwind and down wind.

Safety: Kiteboarder’s are recommended to wear: helmet, buoyancy aid, kite knife and wetsuit.

Download full event briefing & rules

Have you got what it takes to go the highest over Jervis Bay? Big Air is an opportunity for kite boarders to cut loose and show off their best aerial transitions and jumps. This event is being judged from shore on technical ability, difficulty, and of course height.

There event will have an official start and finish. A green coloured flag will signify the event is underway. Once the flag is removed the event is finished.


The Sunday pass includes entry to all Sunday Kiteboarding events

Race Briefing

Location: Huskisson Beach

Time: Sat 26 Oct TBA
Sun 27 Oct TBA

At Sand & Sea the safety of our competitors is of the utmost importance. We encourage all our competitors to be present at the race briefing in the morning before their event. In the situation where it is not possible to be present we have created a race briefing PDF for competitors to read at their leisure.

It is highly recommended to read and become familiar with the attached morning brief. The brief includes all the relevant information you require for safety, your responsibilities, what happens if something goes wrong and what to do if you miss the onsite brifing in the morning of the event.

All events are to start on their designated times, therefore as long as you are familiar with the brief, you could arrive at the start with the necessary knowledge to compete. 

EVENT INFORMATION

 

+ WHAT YOU GET

Each competitor will receive:

  • Event Merchandise
  • Sponsors Product
  • Event Recovery Station
  • Place Getters Medals for all categories
  • Electronic Chip Timing
  • Downloadable Finisher Certificate
  • Access to Presentation Sunset Party
  • Professionally produced event
  • Water safety craft - Private / Marine Rescue / SLSC
  • Event Insurance
  • Event finish under sponsors branded arch on the beach
  • Expo and Food stalls onsite
  • Opportunity to test other craft on display
  • Free sunrise yoga for competitors and friends
  • Free sand sculpure for all the family & much more

+ ON EVENT DAY

Collection of your Registration pack is compulsory for all individual entrants. These can be collected from the Registration Marquee. On the day entries will be available, please check the Event Schedule for registration times. Junior athletes please bring your parent or guardian along with you. *Cash and eftpos facilities will be available.

+ EVENT RESULTS

Can be accessed via the Results link at the top of the page. Results will be uploaded as soon as possible after the completion of the event.

+ AWARDS

Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd outright Male and Female plus 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female in each of the above age divisions unless specified otherwise.

+ RULES

Event specific rules can be downloaded from the event page after saftey requirements.

+ RACE FINISH

One person in each craft will be issued with an electronic timing chip, we suggest this is worn on your ankle. When you finish the event, your time will be taken when the competitor exits the craft, runs up the beach and across the timing mat. We will have volunteers to look after your craft (OC1 only) for approx 30 sec until you return to secure your craft or you may have a support crew take (or secure) your craft immediately without impeding any other paddler. Any support crew that is deemed to impeded the finish of another paddler may result in the disqualification of the paddler of the impeding craft or support crew.

+ GETTING TO THE START LINE

Competitors must arrange their own transport to the start line for point to point events

+ EVENT CANCELLATION/ UNSUITABLE CONDITIONS

We reserve the right to cancel the event if the weather conditions on the day are unsafe and dangerous to either swimmers or our support paddlers. If the event is canceled, there will be no re-run of the event and online entries will not be refunded.

+ CRAFT SECURITY

There will be a fenced off area on the beach where all craft can be left overnight if you choose. Event organizers will have contracted security overnight and until the next event.

+ DROP OFF ZONE

There is not enough parking for participants vehicles at this location, so a drop off zone will be provided where you will be able to drop your craft on the grassed area and park your vehicle in your accommodation or the back streets of Huskisson.

+ SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Legropes are required for all races. Life jackets are required for open water races only. (this can be either a bum bag or full life jacket as long as it meets legal requirements.

+ BAG DROP

If you have any personal belongings you wish to take to the start line, please provide a secure labelled bag to leave at the start area and we will transport your personal belongings to the finish. Please note the event organisers will take care of your belongings, but no responsibility will be taken for valuables or clothing that are lost or damaged.