Windsurfer’s memorial


Windsurf and kite boarding enthusiasts remembered the late Jude Green last Saturday.

The annual Big Downwinder event – organised by the Southern Lakes Wind Riders Club – was a memorial for 51-year-old windsurfer Green, who drowned in Lake Wakatipu in February 2008.

Nineteen riders competed in the 12km informal race and social sail near Glenorchy. Queenstown windsurfers Mike Stewart and Pete McInally placed second and third, and kiters Mike Holland and Jessica Madge came first and third.