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Saturday, 17 September 2016/Author: Anne/Number of views (323)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Uncategorized
2017 Burrum WindFest

2017 Burrum WindFest

Dates and Details

Nominated Dates – Saturday 25th March to Friday 31st  March 2017 with Friday as a reserve day.

Committee – Dave Sandos Race Director, Anne Lewis Secretary, Dylan Tusler KA72, Russell Witt Public Relations, Geoff Ringe, , Glenn Young – Race Officers.

Event Numbers – Capped at 75



 Registration      Saturday 25th  March - TO BE CONFIRMED      


BRIEFING Sunday 10am followed by Sign on

Competition days Sunday 26th - Thursday 30th March 2017. ( Friday reserve day)  Presentation Friday 5.30pm 31st March


1st April charity SUP race - Saturday morning (entry fee NOT included in Windfest entry)

Event Fees – WindWanderers members $75 Until 28th February. Non-Members $105 until 28th February. Non-Club Members and all others $135 until 25th March.

Event Safety – Delegation of Authority with Race Director. Course support to be one Jet Ski and VMR team.

Event Communication – Text Messages and Email.

Event Divisions- Youth, Open, Masters, Legends, Women

Sunday, 7 August 2016/Author: Bryn/Number of views (1050)/Comments (4)/ Article rating: 3.5
Categories: EventsWindfest
WindWanderers AGM Meeting Minutes

WindWanderers AGM Meeting Minutes

August 7th 2016 - 11:00am


 Meeting Facilitator: Bryn Somers: Invitees: Club Members

I.      Welcome: Thank you to all attending parties

II.      Apologies: Anne Lewis

III.      Confirmation of minutes from last meeting AGM - Accepted

IV.      Matters arising from previous AGM - Nil

V.      Presentation of Annual Club Report - Completed

VI.      Presentation of Annual Club Financials - Completed

VII.      Nominations: Club office bearers stand down and nominations taken for positions; seeking President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Publicity Officer, Burrum Windfest Race Director, Freerace Coordinator, One design Coordinator & Any other nominated positions.

President – Pete Cochran nominated and accepted.

Treasurer – No nomination. Morgan Taylor will continue role until September. The Club is seeking a nomination.

Secretary – Anna Lewis nominated and accepted in advance.

Publicity Officer – Morgan Taylor nominated and accepted.

Freerace Coordinator – Micheal Jones nominated and accepted.

Burrum Windfest Race Director  - Dave Sandos nominated and accepted.

One Design – No nominations.

School Holidays Representative at Elanda  Point  - Jeff Irvine nominated and accepted.

Vice President – Bryn Somers nominated and accepted

I.      General Business

a)      Annual Fees – Annual fees to remain unchanged

b)      Annual Events – Social Days at various locations, Freerace Weekend in January at Lake Cootharabar with Boreen

Sunday, 7 August 2016/Author: Bryn/Number of views (351)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
WindWanderers Social Day - BBQ and Goat Island - Sunday 17th July

WindWanderers Social Day - BBQ and Goat Island - Sunday 17th July

Cotton Tree - Near Jetty

Hi Folks,

We are going to have a  winter social day and catch up over a BBQ (to keep warm) and sail/paddle around Goat Island at Cotton Tree.

For anyone that hasn't been to Cotton Tree it's a great location for a more social focused meet up with plenty of things to do for partners and children. It is also a safe river location with good options for paddling and sailing around Goat Island. We will probably have a fun event sail or paddle around Goat Island during the day.

Partners and children are welcome to come along and join in. If your thinking of coming feel free to let us know because it can be tricky to cater for these days so getting a heads up on how many might be there is always appreciated.

Start time will be 10am and will normally finish up by mid afternoon. See you there.



Friday, 24 June 2016/Author: Bryn/Number of views (1048)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
Burrum Windfest - Thankyou

Burrum Windfest - Thankyou

Hi Folks, This is a brief shout out to name names of folks that meant Windfest could run and was a success this year. A full report will be on our website and in the next edition of WindSurf Magazine.

Firstly I would like to acknowledge Justin Boland and Kellie Tusler who are previous organisers of this event and have provided the club a legacy to run the event this year. Thankyou.

In no particular order the following people have contributed tirelessly in the last few weeks.

Ray Wilson and Geoff Ringe kept things running everyday from sun up to sun down and especially Friday night for the charity event at his place which raised much needed funds for Fighting Childhood Cancer through the Braver Stronger Smarter foundation. Also Rays wife and friends and the Burrum community who together contributed to make Friday night something special. And Richie Fish for the entertainment. And Brian for the auctioning work. We will talk more about this in detail. Thankyou to all.

Anne Lewis, the Secretary and Morgan Taylor, the Treasure have been fantastic in planning the event. Anne completed most of the necessary documentation, notice of race, to ensure it was managed on the course. Thankyou.

 Michael Jones has worked with many sponsors to bring together all the fantastic prizes and has kept a steady stream of updates flowing leading up to and during the event to keep everyone informed. Thankyou.

Dylan Tusler for the amazing KA72 to support the event. The KA72 platform brought a new level of sophistication and dazzle to the event this year. Also all the online registration system and management set up by Dylan. Plenty many more IT bits and bobs we take for granted. Thankyou.

Kellie Tusler with her experience at the event kept allot of competitors updated with knowledge of how the event runs and organised the trophies. Thankyou. Russel Witt, Tony Matta and the Lake Cootharaba Sailing pulled together the equipment and ran the coarse racing for the high tide sailors and did a fanatic job. Thankyou.

Vando for utilising his place for HQ sign on/off, briefings and BBQ. You are a champion in all sense of word. Thankyou. Graham from Hervey Bay stand up paddle for the Saturday SUP event at lions park which saw a huge turn out from the community and competitors in a fun SUP race. We hope to see you back next year. Graham and partner are also strongly behind the Braver Stonger Smarter foundation raising funds for children with cancer. Thankyou.

The local volunteer marine for keeping an eye on us during the event. The local outrigger community for put on the big Wednesday paddle and the bowls club for the Mid week barefoot bowls and dinner. Thankyou.

Julia for the great pictures and others like John and Dave which took some sweet shots during the week. Thankyou. All our sponsors, the list is endless and we will address that with special acknowledgment in a separate communication.

Thankyou to all the competitors, because of you the event was bigger and better this year and we hope to see you all back next year.

And finally and very importantly OUR SPONSORS, Hot Sails Maui Australia, Windsurfing Religion, Surf FX,  Australian Windsurf and Sup Magazine**, Burrum elders real estate Jordon's SUP and Windsurfing & Holiday Park, Sunshine Coast Sailboards, Windsurfing Gear, Board Crazy, Vector Fins, Hervey Bay Volunteer Marine Rescue, Bay City Marine Hervey Bay, Burrum Heads Progress Association Burrum, Paul Wallace - the big black boat, Hervey Bay Stand Up Paddle, Julie Hartwig Photography, Clip Harness Lines, Burrum heads Food Worx, Fraser Coast Opportunities, Fraser Coast Tourism and

Monday, 14 March 2016/Author: Bryn/Number of views (447)/Comments (1)/ Article rating: No rating

Windfest Registration Form and Competitor Info Pack link

Competitors will start receiving an email with the link below in it today. This is the event registration form.

Registration Form

Of course, you shouldn't use this link unless you have paid an entry fee as well.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016/Author: dmt_super/Number of views (474)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Windfest
Burrum Windfest  - Update 12th Feb 2016

Burrum Windfest - Update 12th Feb 2016

All Systems Go!

Hi Everyone,

 An update to all the excitement of this years 10th Anniversary Burrum Windfest Event.

Click the title header to open article if it hasn't loaded automatically in your browser.


Friday, 12 February 2016/Author: Jonesy/Number of views (789)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
WindWanderers Come and Try Day and Social Day 14th February 2016

WindWanderers Come and Try Day and Social Day 14th February 2016

Boreen Point - Lake Cootharaba

Hi WindWanderers,

I hope you have enjoyed the Christmas break and holiday season. We had some excellent winds at the right times so I know allot of you managed to make it out windsurfing and achieve some good progress on speed and skills. The next club social day is due to be scheduled and is being extended to friends, family and the boarder community to allow them the opportunity to come and try Windsurfing. We have partnered with the Lake Cootharaba sailiing club and have access to utilize there equipment for the day. We have equipment which will suit ages form 4 upwards.

As per our other social days we will have the coffee and tea on in the morning and then a BBQ lunch around 1pm

If you are interested in helping to assist people learning or think you may want to come and try please contact the president of the club so we can get the most out of the day.



Sunday, 17 January 2016/Author: Bryn/Number of views (601)/Comments (1)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: EventsSocial
Club Windsurfing One Design Calender

Club Windsurfing One Design Calender

Various Locations

Hello WindWanderers One Design Windsurfers!

This year the club has a calendar for One Design Windsurfing Days. The dates and locations have been choosen around tides. The below details are for your information. Peter N and Josh B will be organizing these days so get in contact with them it you would like more information. Hope to see you there.

January 22nd-25th National Titles Paradise Point Sailing Club Gold Coast

February 14th - Bribie

March 6-7th - Burrum Heads - State Titles

April 10th - Bribie Island

Thursday, 5 November 2015/Author: Bryn/Number of views (914)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: EventsSocial
Club Social Day Sunday 8th November - BBQ and Windsurfing

Club Social Day Sunday 8th November - BBQ and Windsurfing

Golden Beach ( Between Earnshaw St and Mclean St ) - Caloundra

Hi WindWanderers, we moved the Social Day from Mooloolaba to Golden Beach because the venue caters for all abilities and it should have more parking availability. It's also a fantastic location! The forecast is a northerly at 15 knots plus so it could it looking like a great day. We may even be able to run some social fun events on the water. So stay tuned for more on this! 
Monday, 2 November 2015/Author: Bryn/Number of views (829)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Club Social Day Sunday 30th August  - BBQ and Sailing

Club Social Day Sunday 30th August - BBQ and Sailing

Lake Weyba

Hello WindWanderer members,

With the spring not to far away we thought it would be a good opportunity to get together at a destination and have a BBQ and a sail.  This social day is intended to be the first of a monthly arrangement of social days which will also go to other locations. So stay tuned for more on this! Lake Weyba for those that don't know is a quite location with shallow water and suits all from, advanced sailors to families with children, so everyone is welcome. It has a large grassed area to rig up on and plenty of shade to enjoy kicking back. BYO chair is a good idea though. So we hope to see you there for a BBQ which will be provided by the WindWanderers.

Monday, 20 July 2015/Author: Bryn/Number of views (869)/Comments (1)/ Article rating: 4.0

AGM and Club Updates

Hello, At yesterday’s social day an impromptu AGM was held to establish a committee for the upcoming year and discuss the members ideas and direction for the club. Thank you to the outgoing committee for all your contributions during the last year as the club is in great shape. The acting committee stood down and nominations were called for President, Secretary and Treasure. It is with great pleasure that we can announced the WindWanderers committee for the next year.

Morgan Taylor is Treasure

Ann Lewis is Secretary

Bryn Somers is President

The club also has some members continuing their roles and new additions Michael Jones is Freerace Coordinator. Events in January at the lake and February at Sandgate are planned for racing. Justin Boland is Windfest Coordinator. The 10th anniversary is a big one for Windwander in 2016. Pete Cochran is Club Technical Adviser. He will assist sailors gain experience in the area of rigging, tuning and gear selection . Pete often complete 100k days with his gear and is local to Lake Weyba. Pete Nieske & Josh Green will share coordinating the one design sailing days.  

Monday, 6 July 2015/Author: DylanT/Number of views (654)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
Categories: News and Updates

Wind Wanderers at the Nationals

Well, it was a great week for Windsurfing in Queensland. Not everyone might be aware of this yet, but every WindWanderer who went to Green Island this year for the Nationals came away with at least one trophy. (Including me!)

I don't know if there is another club in Australia with that record.

Not only did WindWanderers take six trophies home this year, but we also have an Australian Masters Champion in Michael Corkeron. Well done Michael!

The Nationals at Green Island are going from strength to strength, and getting better every year. I'd love to see more WindWanderers there again next year.


Saturday, 13 June 2015/Author: DylanT/Number of views (646)/Comments (1)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: News and Updates

End of season party

We're preparing for our end of season party and Kellie offered her place. What is your preferred location and date? on the title and leave a comment below please...
Wednesday, 6 May 2015/Author: Peter De Laet/Number of views (800)/Comments (5)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: EventsSocial

Windfest 2015

Windfest 2015 was a success!!! No records broken but lots of PB's including mine!! For some reason Windfest and PB goes hand in hand for most of us. Burrum heads is one of Queenslands best locations for watersports. We'll be back next year to celebrate 10 years Windfest!!! Woohoo
Monday, 23 March 2015/Author: Peter De Laet/Number of views (818)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Windfest

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