Welcome to the home of Windfoil New Zealand
In 2017 a small group of keen windsurfers took up windfoiling - their friends tried it and they too became addicted to the feeling of flying across the water - a little bit of racing started at the Wakatere Boating Club and from this small fleet flying around, the New Zealand Windfoil Racing series was created. It's grown from event to event, with 50 competitors at the first New Zealand Windfoiling Championships at the Manly Sailing Club in 2019. It's not all about serious racing here - enjoy our links from learn to windfoil, club coaching, club racing, fun days and where to buy. We will add more content as we continue to grow.
FLYING OVER WATER -
INSPIRING A NEW GENERATION OF WINDSURFERS
WINDFOIL NZ RACING SERIES
15-16 October 2022
Murrays Bay Sailing Club
Stack Winter Champs
12-13 November 2022
Lake Taupo Yacht Club
Summer Series 1
28-29 January 2023
Maraetai Sailing Club
Summer Series 2
17-19 February 2023
23-26 February 2023
Manly Sailing Club
Torbay Sailing Club
3-5 March 2023
11-12 March 2023
Bay of Islands Yacht Club
Wakatere Boating Club
Foil Bay of Islands
Summer Series 3
CLUB RACING & TRAINING
All sports are born at club level. Many clubs now have established windfoiling fleets which welcome new sailors to their weekend racing and offer Junior & Youth Learn to Windfoil programs. Contact the clubs directly for more information on upcoming clinics and events.
Wakatere Boating Club offers informal Junior and Youth coaching on Thursday afternoons and Sunday mornings during the sailing season. Sunday windfoil racing at 3pm is open to all sailors
Takapuna Boating Club Summer Series host; King of the Waitemata; winter club racing
Bay of Island Yacht Club - home of the iconic multiclass Foil Bay of Islands event and has a strong group of Junior & Youth windfoil sailors
Maraetai Sailing Club has hosted several Summer Series events. Home to a growing a group of keen Juniors & Youth sailors
Lake Taupo Yacht Club has twice hosted a WFNZ Summer Series event. The only freshwater windfoiling events in NZ
Royal Akarana Yacht Club learn to windsurf; a growing group of keen Youth sailors
When you are racing you are required to display your name and sail number clearly for the race officials.
In June 2020 Windfoil NZ voted to adopt our own sail number registration system. When you join Windfoil NZ you select a sail number from those available on the register. This will be your sail identification number for as long as you are a member of Windfoil NZ, after which it will return to the number pool.
The top ten numbers for men and top three for women are reserved for those who top the rankings at Nationals
WINDFOIL NZ SAIL STICKERS
Windfoil NZ uses the sticker format shown below - white number on a black disc for men or a black number on a white disc for women and your name. We are lucky at Windfoil New Zealand to have our own personal artist, designer and printer. Raymond Te Reo, our fellow windfoiler, has created the stunning Windfoil NZ logo, designed and built the NZ Windfoil Championship trophies and has designed and printed names and numbers on 99% of our race sails. Email Raymond directly and he will get you looking sharp on the water. Please don’t hesitate to touch base with Raymond for any of your professional artistic or printing project
IQFOIL Junior gear now in NZ
Windfoil NZ is excited to have been able to purchase 6 sets of the iQFoil Junior equipment. Come down to Wakatere Boating Club on Thursday evenings and see what all the buzz is about.
LEARN TO WINDFOIL
The Madloop Windsurf School is based at Lake Pupuke on Auckland’s North Shore, Madloop windsurfing is New Zealand only windsurf school teaching Windfoiling with the best learn to WIndfoil gear.
Run by R.Y.A trained, windsurfing guru Alan McIntosh who has been helping windsurfers of all abilities get the most out of their windsurfing with Madloop since 1994.
Call Alan today on 021 958 812 to book a Windfoiling lesson or rental session and get out on the water today. www.madloop.co.nz
ONE DESIGN EQUIPMENT
WHERE TO BUY
NZBoardstore is your one stop shop for Windfoiling gear. If it’s racing or free foil gear your after, they have the setup for you. Starboard and Phantom race foils, Starboard, Axis and Naish free ride foils and the latest foil specific sails and boards to suit your style. Drop in or call the team at NZBoardstore.
Tel: (09) 815 0683
5 Raymond St, Pt Chevalier, Auckland 1052
Mon to Fri: 10am - 5:30pm
Sat & Sun: 10am - 4pm