WNSW has decided to honour the following people for their outstanding contribution to the sport of Windsurfing by making them life members of WNSW.
Nominations are sort for people considered to exemplify, either high achievement in the sport or outstanding long term service to the running or administration of Windsurfing. We feel the following people truly encapsulate the attributes required of life membership
New candidates can be nominated to the committee and if accepted be ratified at the next AGM
Honoured in 2020
Born in Sydney, Jessica Crisp has represented Australia in five Olympics, in Los Angeles in 1984, when windsurfing was a demonstration sport, then in Sydney 2000 (Mistral 5th place), Athens 2004 (Mistral 6th place) Beijing 2008 (RS:X 5th place) and London 2012 (RS:X 11th), where she was the Australian sailing team’s most experienced Olympian.
She began sailing at the age of 10, and by 15 years old was the Youth World Champion by 15 and the ISAF Women’s World Champion by 16. By 17 she was competing on the professional windsurfing circuit, winning the PWA World Cup in 1993 and 1994. Apart from racing, she has competed in freestyle and indoor events. In 2014 she joined the PWA Wavesailing World Tour.
Jessica continues to support windsurfing in NSW through mentoring and coaching.
Lars spent his formative windsurfing years at Dobroyd Aquatic Club, which to this day boasts the highest active windsurfing membership of any club in NSW.
Lars competed in three Olympics, the first being Barcelona in 1992, where he gained an Olympic Bronze medal in the Men’s Lechner Sailboard Class – Australia’s only Olympic windsurfing medal to date. He also competed in Sydney in 2000, where he placed fourth in Men’s Mistral, and Athens 2004 (Mistral 8th place)
In 1999 he won the Men’s Mistral World Championships held in Noumea. He continues to work in the windsurfing industry in Sydney.
Keith Single has volunteered huge amounts of time to promote the sport of windsurfing in NSW, and has acted as an advocate and a guiding light.
His long association with our sport has been as a competitor, as class captain for his home club, and for almost 40 years, as a volunteer on the committee of Windsurfing NSW, including as President, and most recently as Treasurer, a position he has held for over 15 years.
Keith continues to compete in Raceboard events, and is currently the Australian Champion in the Veteran age group.
Glen has been an innovator and a driving force in windsurfing in NSW for more than a decade. He has initiated or revitalised events across many disciplines. Initially competing in and helping run Formula and Slalom events, he then was deeply involved in reviving and organising the Oceanic and Australian Raceboard Championships in 2009, and the highly successful resurrection of the NSW Raceboard series which he drove from 2011 to 2017.
In 2011 also Glen entered a local team in the GPS Team Challenge, and has organised trips by the Illawarra Speedsters to Speed Weeks in Victoria and South Australia.
In 2016-17 Glen became interested in foiling windsurfers. He has established the first NSW Windfoiling club on the shores of Lake Illawarra, and has been involved in organising the fledgling NSW WindFoiling Series, as well as Foiling National events. As WindFoiling and indeed windsurfing continues to develop in NSW, we expect to find Glen Morrell right in the middle of it.
Nick has been involved in Windsurfing activities in NSW for 30 years, selflessly giving of his time to allow others to enjoy the sport.
As well as mentoring, tutoring and organising, Nick most recognisably has been the go-to Principal Race Officer for Formula, Slalom, Windsurfer One Design, Mistral, RS:X and Raceboard for decades.
Nick has often said that he loves racing his various Windsurfers, but that it gives him a greater thrill to facilitate and be involved in making Windsurfing racing happen. We thank him for this.
Chas Powell Memorial Award
This is an award for a member who has given outstanding service during a year. It remembers our past member Chas Powell. Our records of this award are incomplete, please feel free to submit additional information to the secretary.
2004 Nick Nelson
2016 Greg MacInnes
Third Party Insurance
The Third Party Public Liability Insurance arranged by the AWA is brokered by the V Insurance Group. To view the Certificate of Currency click here. Their PDS can be viewed here, the Marine Liability Policy here and the Dual Associations Policy here.