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NSW Wave Sailing Association news
The NSW Wave Sailing Association has announced that the National wave sailing titles will be held at Gerroa from 17th to 21st November.. just prior to the Merimbula Classic. Hopefully this will attract sailors to travel a little further down the coast to Merimbula to extend the good times across the next week and enjoy the four days of fun at the Merimbula Classic.
Saturday night is party night
By November the tribes from the north and from the south amplify their eternal chant
"Summer is coming, summer is coming.."
The "good vibrations" are being felt across the land and the natives are really starting to get restless. Beach Boys and girls are starting to dust off their hawaiin shirts, their outlandish board shorts, their retro sunglasses and hats, mu-mu dresses, grass skirts and coconut husk bikini tops..
The sponsors are coming onboard for the 2017 Merimbula Classic. The latest confirmed sponsorships include ....
Kite power and Ozone kites current model kite (approx $2300)
Trent Pool from Merimbula Realty ($500)
Adrian Roper, new board Axis Kiteboarding
Liquid Force, new board
Warren Holder One Knots wind shop
North Kites, North Sails, Fanatic Sup, ION
Best Kites and Mystic
Elgas gas for BBQ
Balmoral Boards, SUP ATX and SUNOVA will again sponsor the 3 great SUP races, Beach2Bar, Surf SUP Off’s, Downwinder.
Merimbula Sailboard Club presents
This year's event will follow that of the past in celebrating four days of fun on the water in the sports of Wave sailing, Kite surfing and Stand Up Paddling.
Adding to the excitement this year, the contest will also comprise the Kite Wave Nationals championships. This event is being run in conjunction with Kiteboarding Australia.
Although the kite surfing section of this years Classic will incorporate the Kite Wave Nationals, participants can be assured that the event format will remain unchanged. In other words there will still be the expression session format where participants go out whenever they feel like the conditions suit their ability so the event remains for ALL LEVELS with the emphasis on fun and waves.
MELBOURNE, June 2017 — Kiteboarding Australia Limited is excited to announce that the 37th Merimbula Classic will incorporate the award of the Kiteboarding Australia Wave National Titles.
Held between 23 and 26 November, this social and historic event will be the perfect platform for riders of all types to get out there and enjoy the waves from dawn until dusk.
Kiteboarding Australia has announced its support for the event with the assistance of event organisers, affiliated state association Kiteboarding New South Wales. Alexandra Lockie, Kiteboarding Australia General Manager said, “Incorporating the 2017 Australian National Kiteboarding event at the 37th Merimbula Classic is a massive step forward in satisfying the kite communities desire to have quality events that combine competition with a fun social setting. We are excited to work with the proven event organisers at the Classic to put on a great show.”
This year the competition in the kiteboarding will be turned up a notch with an independent judging panel being responsible for awarding the 2017 Kiteboarding Australia Wave National Titles from across the event weekend. The judging panel, independent of the Merimbula Sailboard Club, will rank kite surfers’ performances over the four days of the event.
This jam style event will result in the award of Kiteboarding National Titles across 5 categories:
JUNIORS (under 18)
GRAND MASTER (45+)
There will also be awards for the
Ben Wilson Kite Week and Namotu Island award for the BW kiter of the future: the prize is a week on Namotu Island (Fiji) during Ben’s Kite Week and is awarded independently by BWSurf and Namotu Island Resort. Valued at over $5000.
Horizon Big Air Award: this is a separate award for outstanding air during event and goes with a $500 cash prize from Horizon CU.
Local kite surfer award
Wind & Wave forecast from
7 day Merimbula forecasts here
2017 Merimbula Classic
This year will be the 37th annual Merimbula Classic. This is the longest running event of its kind in the world. Visitors return year after year for the fun and friendly vibe, both in and out of the water. Contestants can enter into any of the 3 sports, kite surfing, wave sailing and SUP surfing. The format is designed to allow everyone to participate when the conditions suit their style and ability. Prizes are awarded across all divisions in each discipline.
The event will be held from Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th November 2017 and will, this year, feature the national kitesurfing titles. The event is also expected to attract many contestants fresh from the national wave sailing titles held just a few days earlier in Gerroa... a few hours north of Merimbula.
Sponsorship is warmly received. Being the start of summer this is a great time to promote new products and to expose the public to your summer range of gear, equipment, clothing..etc
Sponsors will receive full coverage of the event across traditional media and social media, and dealers, distributors and manufacturers have the opportunity to attend the event and set up a stand in the oval adjacent to the beach.
For more details of the event or to discuss potential sponsorship arangements please email the Contest director John Smythe.
Please support our sponsors when you are considering booking accommodation for your holiday in Merimbula
We were successful in our application for a grant fromthe local clubs, Club Sapphire and Merimbula RSL through their clubs grant scheme. The money will be used to improve facilities around the clubhouse. The members of MSC would like to thank these organisations and Bega Valley Council for this grant.
There will be a planning meeting at the clubhouse on Wed 6th September 7pm.