sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Taking air at Takapuna - David Robertson's big jump - see the video!

Taking air at Takapuna - David Robertson's big jump - see the video!

'This was a small section of the traffic off Takapuna Beach yesterday afternoon as winds gusted over 40kts with seas to match.'    © Richard Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

Auckland was beset with gale force winds on 6 March. yesterday. it wasn't great for the Boat Show but great for the kiteboarders off Takapuna Beach, North Shore City, New Zealand.

We took these shots off Takapuna Beach including this spectacular air jump by top windsurfer, David Robertson. David did this not once but at least twice that we saw. Sight his position on the land to get an idea of the distance David travelled and height achieved.

And yes he did a neat landing and stayed on his feet, ready to go around and do the same again.

Update:

Now on YouTube Tim Scullin has produced a video of David's jumps that day, plus some other antics. It's a must see!



David Robertson lines up for another circuit -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=54530  


just before lift-off, get a bearing on his line against the cliff to check distance flown at touch down -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=54530   Click Here to view large photo


Just taken off, and about to fly high over Takapuna Beach -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=54530   Click Here to view large photo


Travelling downwind, check his progress against the landmarks on the cliff in the background -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=54530   Click Here to view large photo


Flying high and downwind at the zenith of his flight and in the seated position -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=54530   Click Here to view large photo


Coming in to land but still making big distance in the 40kt winds -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=54530   Click Here to view large photo


Coming into land - again check the distance traveled against the land in the background. -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=54530   Click Here to view large photo


The Eagle has Landed - the original take off point is well to the left of this image. -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=54530   Click Here to view large photo


A fast touch down and in full control despite the show of spray and body angle -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=54530   Click Here to view large photo




by Richard Gladwell and Tim Scullin

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=54530

10:10 PM Thu 12 Mar 2009 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

26 Aug 2014  Sailing to feature in AIMS Games from 2015
25 Aug 2014  Wakatere takes home the silverware in the MRX Youth Pathways Regatta
25 Aug 2014  Loving our midwinter pit stop in NZ, nothing like home
19 Aug 2014  NZL Sailing Team in the Media Spotlight
17 Aug 2014  NZL Yachting Trust Optimists: A World’s First at French Bay
16 Aug 2014  Lawson's Dry Hills sponsor Premier Top of the South Keel Boat Regatta
14 Aug 2014  Calling all Yacht Clubs for the Young Challenger's Cup
14 Aug 2014  Kiwi Skud Sailing: NZL 5th in North Americans and still fundraising
13 Aug 2014  Red Bull 49erFX: Postponements, podiums and perilous peaks
13 Aug 2014  New Plymouth Yacht Club celebrates 75 years
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World























Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,










Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club? by Dan Ibsen & the Sail-World team, Copenhagen


Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta by Bruce Fleming, Santa Barbara
















J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe! by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight












2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins by Dobbs Davis, Detroit




IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five
Herreshoff Classic Regatta 2014 - Images by Ingrid Abery
Youth Olympics - Gold to Argentinean and Chinese Techno 293 racers
Youth Olympics Games Nanjing - Double Youth Olympic Gold for Singapore
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Two Handers celebrate
Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship 2014 - Brazilian dance party
IFDS Disabled Sailing Worlds Day 5 - USA fighting for Rio 2016 Berths
J/111 World Championship 2014 - Day 4: Shmokin Joe consolidates lead
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi on top - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 2
2014 IFDS World Championships - Breezy frustrations
2014 Detroit Cup - Down to the final four   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Every finisher's a winner   
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 2   
J/24 US National Championship - Will Welles leaps into lead   
J/111 World Championships - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 – Day 2   
Light wind and a freak storm at Youth Olympic Sailing Competition   
31st Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Declared 'best ever'   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Aussies on fire   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Saturday’s racing images by Tim Wilkes   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Day 5 images by Jude Robertson   
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Champ - Day 3 images by Joy Dunigan   
Holt’s 25-year dream comes true with 505 Worlds Victor   
Emirates Team NZ: Collision puts an end to bid for a better day at ESS   
Extreme Sailing Series: Ben Ainslie Racing - mixed results on Day 2   
America's Cup: New brand and image partnership announced with SME   
Extreme Sailing: Tough and testing day on Cardiff Bay - Day 2 + Video   
2014 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17 U.S. National Championship - Day 1   
2014 J/111 World Championship - Bigger breeze arrives on day 2!   
2014 Detroit Cup - Quarter-finalists determined   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT