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Club Newsletter December 2009

posted Mar 6, 2010, 3:06 PM by info Waimairi
A lot has been happening since the season opened. We have had a successful training weekend at O’kains Bay, where a number of competitors had the opportunity to try new disciplines, and improve skill, and get refreshed. There have been some refurbishments done on the clubrooms, with the committee opting to spend 25,000 on renovating the changing rooms, (note the new toilets) and the main stairway and new windows.

A big thanks to Tony Gallop and Kevin Moyle who have spent a lot of time and energy on this. The POM (patrol operations manual) is all up to date thanks to the long hours put in by Phil Watkins, the club couldn’t run patrols without the long hours that Phil is putting in! all lifeguards need to be familiar with the contents of the POM as this could be tested in the patrol efficiency tests. Thanks also to Steve Glue who has sorted out both the IRB and Gear trailers, and done a lot of work on the boards and ski’s. Please be careful with the gear when training, it is an expensive job to fix the gear once it is damaged, the club has spend $2,000 on gear repairs so far this season, and this is money that could be spent on new gear rather than fixing old gear, so be careful!


Attached is a patrol roster, so please read this and note the times you are on patrol. If you cannot make your patrol it is up to you to find a replacement, and notify the patrol captain. Ideally this should be done in the week leading up to the patrol rather than on the day of! Refreshers should also be completed by your first patrol, and it looks like most of these have been completed. If you are not refreshed see your patrol captain ASAP. Refreshers are a key requirement for the club of the year criteria!


Subs are now due in full, if you have not paid then you have missed the boat for the $10 off for early repayment. Subs can be paid to Michelle Moyle, via electronic payment or in person by cash or cheque.


Training is now in full swing. Remember all senior members (u16 and above) are welcome at these sessions, now is a great time to start training for a new discipline. Remember that to be eligible for selection for the nationals the 80/20 selection criteria is going to be employed. This means you must attend 80% of training sessions, and be in the top 20% of the competition in Canterbury to be selected for that discipline. Coaches will be starting to note presence and absence at training sessions after the K-day competition which is on the 13th of December.

Ski 6pm @ Waimairi taken by Mark C and Richard

Board: 5.45 @ Waimairi (Cass bay if bad weather) taken by Mark R and Tarquin

Wednesday: *Club Night*

Beach: 5pm @ Waimairi taken by Don
Swim: 6pm @ Waimairi taken by Janice and Tarquin

Board: 5.45pm @ Waimairi ( Cass Bay if bad weather) taken by Mark R and Tarquin

Ski 9am @ Waimairi taken by Richard and Mark C

Beach 9am @ Waimairi taken by Don
Swim 10am @ Waimairi taken by Janice and Tarquin


The Taylors to Sumner race is on the 6th of December, and is for Board, Ski, Surf Canoe, and Surf Boats, Canterbury Surf have canned the cadets, and surf race this year citing safety reasons. The race will begin at 1.30pm, and registration is at 1pm, so if your going to compete please be at Taylors Mistake by 1pm at the latest.

Gear loading for this event is on at 5pm on Saturday the 5th of December. If your going to compete be there then to load gear, or get someone to load your gear for you!

U16’s can race in this event, but this will be at the discretion of Mark R (the board coach) who will make the decision based on the conditions on the day.

K-day is on the 13th of December this year, and will be managed by Don. Ideally the club would like to enter 3 teams, please confirm your availability either to Don personally or on the list on the notice board at the club. This is a great chance to get out there and impress the club’s selectors for nationals!

North Beach vs. Waimairi under 8’s Carnival Day is going to be on the 12th of December at 9.30am with a sausage sizzle for the competitors after the event (about 12noon). The event will require parents and clubbies to help out, so if anyone is available please be at the club then.

Junior Surf Coaching day is on Sunday the 6th of December at Sumner beach starting at 9am. This event is to provide a surf skills training day for both competitors and junior surf coaches, so please make the effort to get involved. Waimairi competitors are required to meet at the Waimairi flag at 8.50am with your club hat. As always parents are encouraged to attend and lend a hand.

The 2009 Ironman series will be held on 8th 15th and 22nd of December at South Brighton starting at 5.30pm. Attached are the events held on each day.


Event 1 IRB 2009/2010 series, two Waimairi crews entered. The U21 Men‘s crew of Adam Mitchell and Sam Yearby Achieved 6th and 5th in the single, 3rd in the assembly, and 3rd in the tube. The open Men’s crew of Greg Finch and Kieron Kennedy achieved 5th and 4th placing in the single, and 5th and 4th= in the Assembly.

The pre-season series held in Lyttleton Harbour over four Sundays was also a success, with the open men’s Canoe placing 1st overall, the U19 women’s Canoe placing 1st and 2nd overall, the open women’s Canoe placing 1st overall, Waimairi also placed well in the individual events, which will be published once received from Canterbury Surf!