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
Ka72.com, 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