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NSW
1979 Posts
Posted 4/3/2012, 9:07 pm        Report
Found out me mum was keeping old wall calendars, you know, Woolies, flowery stuff, etc. Going through old ones, found this gem from the days of yore in a calendar called "Sydney from Above". Trivia for you'z: when, and occasion ? Sure shows the popularity of the sports in those days...
WA
3139 Posts
Posted 4/3/2012, 9:12 pm        Report
Thank goodness it's less popular now! How did you find a parking spot at the beach? How did you find your board in that jumble?
WA
1404 Posts
Posted 4/3/2012, 9:25 pm        Report
I remember that verge collection day in western suburbs Perth
WA
5629 Posts
Posted 4/3/2012, 10:55 pm        Report
Windxtasy said...
Thank goodness it's less popular now! How did you find a parking spot at the beach? How did you find your board in that jumble?
And if you did find it, how did you get it to the water?
NSW
441 Posts
Posted 4/3/2012, 11:10 pm        Report
Manly (Sydney) next to Aquarium, 2MMM (Sony?) Dash For Cash? Around 1985?
NSW
1979 Posts
Posted 5/3/2012, 12:45 am        Report
nosinkanow said...
Manly (Sydney) next to Aquarium, 2MMM (Sony?) Dash For Cash? Around 1985?
Very, very good sir. Indeed I recognize the murky water and dirty sand from inner Manly... it's probably at the west end of the beach. Caption says 1986 Manly to Spit, but I suspect late 1985 at best, perhaps earlier, since there are so few modern Mylar windsurfers in there... Also too many Windsurfers to others, might be Xmas 1984... The old Ten Cate is probably the fugly in there. Also what seems to be an old Tarifa or something like that smack at the bottom of the picture... The actual picture was bigger than my scanner bed, so there's even more boards on either sides that you can't see.
WA
3167 Posts
Posted 5/3/2012, 2:06 am        Report
i can't find wally!!!
NSW
2031 Posts
Posted 5/3/2012, 6:10 am        Report
Raf was pretty close. Its actually the Stubbies Marathon 84' from West Esplanade at Manly to the Spit bridge and back. very light ESE and bloody hard work for your first comp. I parked about 1/2 a k away and lugged my old One Design down to the park. I came in so far back that I heard my name called out as a lucky dip prize winner when I hadnt reached the beach I also got yelled at a lot with this strange word "starboard" which I had no idea of. I think I made a few people fall in as I charged blindy through the pack towards Reef Beach. I have the book "Above Sydney", great photos back then. Pretty sure guys like Rohan Cudmore etc on Hifly and Mistral race boards did it easy and won.
QLD
1030 Posts
Posted 5/3/2012, 8:16 am        Report
Twinzer at 1 o'clock...
NSW
1979 Posts
Posted 5/3/2012, 8:57 am        Report
ka43 said...
Raf was pretty close. Its actually the Stubbies Marathon 84' from West Esplanade at Manly to the Spit bridge and back. very light ESE and bloody hard work for your first comp. I parked about 1/2 a k away and lugged my old One Design down to the park. I came in so far back that I heard my name called out as a lucky dip prize winner when I hadnt reached the beach I also got yelled at a lot with this strange word "starboard" which I had no idea of. I think I made a few people fall in as I charged blindy through the pack towards Reef Beach. I have the book "Above Sydney", great photos back then. Pretty sure guys like Rohan Cudmore etc on Hifly and Mistral race boards did it easy and won.
Time of the year for a ESE ? Couldn't have been Xmas... Thanks for the details. Wow, a book about above Sydney..
NSW
24 Posts
Posted 5/3/2012, 12:05 pm        Report
Hey Grant I was in it too, Thats my Crit D2 (no puns please on the name), had the same problem with the starboard. This was not about the starbord rule but I remember walking to the front of the board and punching some idiot, I remember a large lightning storm where the wind dropped to nothing for half an our 1/2 way thru the race, if I can recall it was manly to Balmoral back to Manly back to Balmoral and then back to Manly again. I've still got the Manly Daily photo of the whole beach, I'll look for it
NSW
2031 Posts
Posted 5/3/2012, 12:57 pm        Report
Thats cool Al, I found my sail in the photo years ago but too old to remember now Hey Piere, it was a coffee table edition taken by the 7 News red chopper back in the day. It has an amazing array of shots in it of the whole of Sydney. My oldies are in it on the rocks at Reef Beach. Also shows an amazing pic of Palmy (Pittwater side) when there were hundreds of windsurfers and no parking. Awesome to think how many people windsurfed back then. BTW, from memory it was around end of summer as it was getting cooler but I could be wrong. Very long slog around the cliffs to Middle Harbour!!
ACT
231 Posts
Posted 5/3/2012, 1:21 pm        Report
Also what seems to be an old Tarifa or something like that smack at the bottom of the picture...
PanAm!
WA
819 Posts
Posted 5/3/2012, 2:36 pm        Report
I remember there was a Windsurfing Shop in Parramatta back in those days.
NSW
441 Posts
Posted 5/3/2012, 3:44 pm        Report
Gonewindsurfing247 said...
I remember there was a Windsurfing Shop in Parramatta back in those days.
Tradewinds
NSW
1979 Posts
Posted 5/3/2012, 8:20 pm        Report
Yeah, end of summer figures with ESE winds. There was also a shop at the Spit at the time, a couple around B-Bay. At least 2 schools there too at the time: one near McMorelands pub at Dolls Pt, and one at Kurnell. Not better times, but simpler times... (A shop at Parram ?? Why not Lithgow or Dubbo ?)
NSW
1300 Posts
Posted 6/3/2012, 7:28 am        Report
I remember buying a sail from the shop in Lyons Rd Drummoyne, just up from Rodd Pt.
QLD
4805 Posts
Posted 6/3/2012, 7:44 am        Report
WINDY MILLER said...
i can't find wally!!!
they're ALL Wallys !.
WA
1815 Posts
Posted 6/3/2012, 8:12 am        Report
Gotta love the windrush Clubman standing proud all by itself. They were my first board, the old clubman
NSW
719 Posts
Posted 6/3/2012, 8:32 am        Report
Wineman said...
I remember buying a sail from the shop in Lyons Rd Drummoyne, just up from Rodd Pt.
Bai Sailboards!
NSW
261 Posts
Posted 6/3/2012, 8:53 am        Report
Bai Sail and Snow, owned by Pat Walsh and assisted by Col. Col eventually bought Pat out, but the business went under when the sport slowed. Rainman used to do the board repairs. He was good but now is retired. I worked on weekends for them as a sailboard instructor (qualified by the AYF) for quite a few years. Always a lot of fun and sometimes very interesting teaching others to sail. Ah the good old days.....
NSW
719 Posts
Posted 6/3/2012, 9:21 am        Report
wbailey said...
Bai Sail and Snow, owned by Pat Walsh and assisted by Col. Col eventually bought Pat out, but the business went under when the sport slowed. Rainman used to do the board repairs. He was good but now is retired. I worked on weekends for them as a sailboard instructor (qualified by the AYF) for quite a few years. Always a lot of fun and sometimes very interesting teaching others to sail. Ah the good old days.....
Used to buy their "hand made" booms as they were fairly cheap - but not strong compared to todays' gear. Cheers
NSW
261 Posts
Posted 6/3/2012, 9:45 am        Report
albers said...
wbailey said...
Bai Sail and Snow, owned by Pat Walsh and assisted by Col. Col eventually bought Pat out, but the business went under when the sport slowed. Rainman used to do the board repairs. He was good but now is retired. I worked on weekends for them as a sailboard instructor (qualified by the AYF) for quite a few years. Always a lot of fun and sometimes very interesting teaching others to sail. Ah the good old days.....
Used to buy their "hand made" booms as they were fairly cheap - but not strong compared to todays' gear. Cheers
Yeah I remember on slow days we used to get up in the back shed and cut aluminum tubing to different lengths and then grip them, fit heads and ends with pop rivets and flog them off in the shop. Think I may even still have an example of the fine "craftsmanship" at home in the garage somewhere. Were OK for the price at the time. Pat once gave 2 young ladies brand new demo boards for the weekend to see if they liked the sport. Think he was trying to impress them or something like that. Well on their way home while going over the Gladesville Bridge, both boards, masts, booms sails & roof racks blew off their car and everything was destroyed by following traffic. Thank Huey for insurance... Ah memories........Cheers.
VIC
120 Posts
Posted 6/3/2012, 9:55 am        Report
I was on a Ypsi Wayler in 84 (i think) don't see any in the pic. Maybe they were 1985?
WA
5226 Posts
Posted 6/3/2012, 3:49 pm        Report
pierrec45 said...
Found out me mum was keeping old wall calendars, you know, Woolies, flowery stuff, etc. Going through old ones, found this gem from the days of yore in a calendar called "Sydney from Above". Trivia for you'z: when, and occasion ? Sure shows the popularity of the sports in those days...
assie flag sail bottom LHcorner i cut one up for a landyacht sail 2 years ago. still going strong
NSW
1979 Posts
Posted 6/3/2012, 7:09 pm        Report
Funny how people differ. Found out me mum wrote down 'events' on calendars like first walk, first tooth, first words, first day school. As I grew up, I wrote down things like first time I did Sandra, first windsurfer, first race, first time took the plane, first threesome, first job, first spock. Yep, guess different people have different focus...
NSW
1979 Posts
Posted 6/3/2012, 7:13 pm        Report
Windsurf0709 said...
I was on a Ypsi Wayler in 84 (i think) don't see any in the pic. Maybe they were 1985?
Thought Ypsi's came out 85? Damn fine board to sail at the time...
WA
819 Posts
Posted 6/3/2012, 7:27 pm        Report
albers said...
Wineman said...
I remember buying a sail from the shop in Lyons Rd Drummoyne, just up from Rodd Pt.
Bai Sailboards!
I bought my first board from that shop. Bombora 295
Austria
12 Posts
Posted 6/3/2012, 9:58 pm        Report
That sail far right, middle of the picture with the boardnose in the water: is that sail transparent? is it already monofilm? or whatelse material? As far as I know monofilm came early 90s.
WA
946 Posts
Posted 7/3/2012, 8:35 am        Report
lets ban them
WA
946 Posts
Posted 7/3/2012, 8:36 am        Report
windrush where r they now???
 
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