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. 

We will notify competitors during the event via text message of any course or timing changes.

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. 


speed challenge

Sat 26 Oct

Time:12:20pm - 12:50pm*

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

Skill Level: Confident Windsurfer, ability to self-rescue, confidently rides upwind and downwind, previous experience with higher speed riding (i.e. 25 knots min).   

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, Wetsuit and booties. 

Download full event briefing & rules

The Saturday speed challenge is an opportunity for windsurfers to compete against each other to see who can achieve the fastest run across the bay. This event is being run between 2 buoys, with windsurfers starting on the downwind side of the start buoy and performing runs across to the finish/marker buoy. This challenge is a speed race, requiring knowledge, good technique in speed/ board control, put it together with the right fin and sail size and it could be quick, 30+ Knots. The challenge is being run over a 30 min window with participants doing as many attempts as they wish. Participants will need to carry their own tracking/logging devices and submit their data after the event, so a winner can be 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 Windsurfing events

 
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JB Downwind

Sat 26 Oct

Time: 3:00pm - 4:15pm*
(Course size may be varied to fit time window)

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

Skill Level: Confident windsurfer, able to endure several crossing of Jervis Bay.

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

Download full event briefing & rules

The Saturday Windsurfers down winder race is the pinnacle to conquer after a busy day of events. This is a longer race zig zagging across Jervis Bay and in a NE,finishing up at Huskisson Beach, (showing the crowd what it’s all about).

Each leg is a good length, allowing windsurfers to settle themselves into a nice fast position and just going for it. Buoy rounding’s should be spectacular with a planning gybe left or right, depending on the next direction. With the NE course expected, the windsurfers finish is going to be at Huskisson beach between the buoy and boat.

Windsurfing NSW supplied boats are going to officially start the race and then it’s on. After entrants have crossed the start line, they’ll proceed around the zig zag course buoys, basically crossing from one side of Jervis Bay to the other until rounding thefinal buoy and it’s then a simple dash across the finish line.

There will be an award and bragging rights for 1st place male and female.


Refer to event briefing PDF for alternate condition courses.


The Saturday pass includes entry to all Saturday Windsurfing events

 
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dash

Sun 27 Oct

Time: 11.00am - 11:45am*

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

Skill Level: Confident windsurfer, able to endure 9 km crossing of JB. 

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 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 Windsurfing events

course racing

sat & sun 26-27 Oct

Saturday 1:00pm - 3:00pm*
Sunday 2:05pm - 4:00pm*

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

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

Safety: Buoyancy Aid must be worn (legally required as more than 400m from shore).  All the following items are recommended to be worn helmet and wetsuit. 

Download full event briefing & rules

The Saturday course racing is an opportunity for raceboard, windsurfer OD and windsurfer LT, formula, Bic techno 293 and slalom windsurfers to test their skills in their appropriate series course races. The windsurfer course racing is being organised and run by Windsurfing NSW. 

There is going to be an official start, (Refer Official Start Guide) and signalled event finish for each race. As this is a Windsurfing NSW event, awards and placing are going to be determined by Windsurfing NSW. 


The Saturday pass includes entry to all Saturday Windsurfing events
The Sunday pass includes entry to all Sunday Windsurfing events

 
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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.