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Perth Kite Racing. Nearly every Sunday.

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Created by AP 3 months ago, 18 Nov 2018
AP
WA, 121 posts
18 Nov 2018 9:38AM
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Any interested in joining us at Jervoise Bay Sailing Club (Woodies) are more than welcome. We race most Sundays in super clean conditions from the club, meeting at 12 noon. First race is usually 1.05, and we normally get 3 races in.

Freeride foilers who rave with us do 1 or 2 laps to the race foilers' 3 laps.

Support boats are on the water and the bar is open after racing.

Those wanting to just watch are encouraged to jump on a support boat and check it our first hand.

Hope to see new faces one Sunday!

Ant

DukeSilver
WA, 242 posts
18 Nov 2018 5:49PM
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I'll definitely try to drag my kook foiling arse down there in the next few months. I can gybe like a god but can't tack yet.

ActionSportsWA
WA, 647 posts
21 Nov 2018 1:09PM
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Yep, this is a bloody fantastic way to take your foiling to the next level. There is no need to have the latest or fastest foils or kites. Just grab a mate and come along with your current gear and enjoy a spin around the course. There is usually someone at or just above your level to duel with to make it interesting and competitive.

Not even all the PRO race guys can tack and gybe consistently, but it will be a good way to learn the importance of gybing and tacking. The club is friendly and welcoming and the JBSC is a great location to hang out, especially after racing when the bar is open.

I've recently started racing with the club and have learned a heap from the guys and just from being out there. Nothing to lose and no cost to start.

Very addicted to foil racing now.

DM

Aspiremr
WA, 84 posts
22 Nov 2018 9:14PM
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Oh wow. This sounds so good. I have only just bought my first foil, haven't even gotten up on it yet, and this excites me no end.

How ridiculously lucky are we, so many different ways to enjoy this sport.

See you there in a year or so I hope.

dachopper
WA, 1370 posts
18 Dec 2018 3:28PM
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You guys still out end Dec / early Jan ?

Dave Whettingsteel
WA, 1344 posts
18 Dec 2018 8:49PM
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If there is a race where you only have to go up wind I would love to join in!!

ActionSportsWA
WA, 647 posts
24 Dec 2018 10:24AM
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Hi Dave,

There is racing almost every Sunday at Jervois Bay Sailing Club. There is also training every thursday afternoon just off FSC

DM

Swavek
WA, 282 posts
24 Dec 2018 8:00PM
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Is there a similar session somewhere for freeride foilers ( even the ones that still suck and cant gybe at all?)

ActionSportsWA
WA, 647 posts
10 Jan 2019 8:00AM
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Swavek said..
Is there a similar session somewhere for freeride foilers ( even the ones that still suck and cant gybe at all?)


Hi Swavek, sure! Anywhere there are people like myself who are happy to spend time and coach. I spent half an hour at Melville giving tips and advice to several newbies to foiling. They were at various stages of learning.

Usually you only need a couple of tips to reach your next goal. I had some tips from pros when I was learning tacking and it helped me.

I think any competent foiler will gladly share some time with you if you just ask. I've learned through experience, not everyone wants help if offered, but I'm always willing to assist, as I'm sure most others are too, especially after their session if they have time.

I'll be happy to run some regular foil basics clinics to anyone who buys foiling gear from ActionSportsWA once the winds ease up a bit. Whether or not you buy from ASWA, I'm happy to assist if you see me on the beach. Just ask ??

DM

Swavek
WA, 282 posts
10 Jan 2019 1:59PM
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Thanks DM, will ask if I see you - got my foil stuff already.
Cheers
Swavek



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