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Midwest Windfest

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Created by cauncy 6 months ago, 18 May 2017
FoS
TAS, 1543 posts
20 Sep 2017 6:43AM
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This sounds great.
Im in the area late nov to late dec, do you have dates yet?

touch107fm
WA, 71 posts
20 Sep 2017 9:17AM
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Planning on taking the family. If we just are going as spectators do we need to pay? What do people who pay get?

Matt988
WA, 140 posts
20 Sep 2017 10:37AM
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FoS said..
This sounds great.
Im in the area late nov to late dec, do you have dates yet?


Dates are 24-26 November

Dave Whettingsteel
WA, 1254 posts
21 Sep 2017 6:39AM
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touch107fm said..
Planning on taking the family. If we just are going as spectators do we need to pay? What do people who pay get?


Definitely no payment for spectators! Its a a relaxed format with no prize money. Social and fun. There will be a fee for event participants to contribute towards insurance, water safety, and other direct costs.

cauncy
WA, 5604 posts
21 Sep 2017 6:44AM
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touch107fm said..
Planning on taking the family. If we just are going as spectators do we need to pay? What do people who pay get?


No spectators don't pay, if you attend and participate in events you need to pay the KA insurance, it's not a stipulation by us we're personally copping $1000 so myself and dave are insured to host the event, The event Carnt be sanctioned unless us as hosts and attendants are covered,
should be a great wknd

Richoa
NSW, 217 posts
21 Sep 2017 9:41AM
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How far is this from Perth, not sure if the fuel on company hire car will get noticed as a bit excessive?

eppo
WA, 6353 posts
21 Sep 2017 7:48AM
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Matt, from Northampton will just be spectating to....from 40 foot above Wishy....

theDoctor
NSW, 4222 posts
21 Sep 2017 2:16PM
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There will also be a spot theDoctor competition
As in sure theDoctor will be attending in one form or another

Dave Whettingsteel
WA, 1254 posts
21 Sep 2017 8:03PM
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Richoa said..
How far is this from Perth, not sure if the fuel on company hire car will get noticed as a bit excessive?


425k's from Perth CBD. Allow 4 to 5 hours drive time. Or you can fly in 1 hour with Qantas and Virgin. Will save your company car fuel.

cauncy
WA, 5604 posts
21 Sep 2017 8:24PM
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There will also be a spot theDoctor competition
As in sure theDoctor will be attending in one form or another


That's easy


lostatsea
WA, 126 posts
22 Sep 2017 7:45AM
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What's the average breeze for that time of year. On the fence to buy a new kite for it or wait until then to demo something

Gazuki
WA, 574 posts
22 Sep 2017 8:32AM
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lostatsea said..
What's the average breeze for that time of year. On the fence to buy a new kite for it or wait until then to demo something



5's are always good in the midwest

cauncy
WA, 5604 posts
22 Sep 2017 9:55AM
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Yep 5 ain't uncommon for the wave crew, last year my 7/9 were used mainly on my tt, had many high powered sessions, there will be plenty of kites to demo we've nearly all the big brands attending bar 2/3 and heaps of your lesser known brands, so you'll have plenty to play on
bit silly today


lostatsea
WA, 126 posts
22 Sep 2017 11:41AM
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Yep 5 ain't uncommon for the wave crew, last year my 7/9 were used mainly on my tt, had many high powered sessions, there will be plenty of kites to demo we've nearly all the big brands attending bar 2/3 and heaps of your lesser known brands, so you'll have plenty to play on
bit silly today



Looks like 9m weather. How often you ride a 7

Matt988
WA, 140 posts
22 Sep 2017 12:02PM
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lostatsea said..

cauncy said..
Yep 5 ain't uncommon for the wave crew, last year my 7/9 were used mainly on my tt, had many high powered sessions, there will be plenty of kites to demo we've nearly all the big brands attending bar 2/3 and heaps of your lesser known brands, so you'll have plenty to play on
bit silly today



Looks like 9m weather. How often you ride a 7


I ride a 9 in anything over 20kn and the 7 comes out over 40 depending on ocean conditions or I'll stay on the 9 if it's clean enough to keep control.

Wave guys are on 5-6-7s when I'm on a 9. Not uncommon to get 5 days straight of 20+ that time of year. Fingers crossed for the event

cauncy
WA, 5604 posts
22 Sep 2017 1:39PM
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cauncy said..
Yep 5 ain't uncommon for the wave crew, last year my 7/9 were used mainly on my tt, had many high powered sessions, there will be plenty of kites to demo we've nearly all the big brands attending bar 2/3 and heaps of your lesser known brands, so you'll have plenty to play on
bit silly today



Looks like 9m weather. How often you ride a 7


Today I'll wait a hour or so till it settles around 30, then the 9, coulda shoulda gone out on the 7 but the wind was all over the shop, not that enjoyable

cauncy
WA, 5604 posts
22 Sep 2017 1:39PM
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lostatsea said..

cauncy said..
Yep 5 ain't uncommon for the wave crew, last year my 7/9 were used mainly on my tt, had many high powered sessions, there will be plenty of kites to demo we've nearly all the big brands attending bar 2/3 and heaps of your lesser known brands, so you'll have plenty to play on
bit silly today



Looks like 9m weather. How often you ride a 7


Today I'll wait a hour or so till it settles around 30, then the 9, coulda shoulda gone out on the 7 but the wind was all over the shop, not that enjoyable

lostatsea
WA, 126 posts
23 Sep 2017 7:16AM
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cauncy said..

lostatsea said..


cauncy said..
Yep 5 ain't uncommon for the wave crew, last year my 7/9 were used mainly on my tt, had many high powered sessions, there will be plenty of kites to demo we've nearly all the big brands attending bar 2/3 and heaps of your lesser known brands, so you'll have plenty to play on
bit silly today




Looks like 9m weather. How often you ride a 7



Today I'll wait a hour or so till it settles around 30, then the 9, coulda shoulda gone out on the 7 but the wind was all over the shop, not that enjoyable


Had gusts to about 35knots yesterday. Reakon i could hold the 9m rebel to about 40 or just over



touch107fm
WA, 71 posts
25 Sep 2017 6:32PM
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Ok we are booked in for the weekend, apart from the awesome kiting events. Is there anything else planned like BBQ / music etc

cauncy
WA, 5604 posts
25 Sep 2017 8:05PM
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Ok we are booked in for the weekend, apart from the awesome kiting events. Is there anything else planned like BBQ / music etc



were planning a marquee set up after the big dwinder to coronations beach with some music ,food and frostys, also a coach to take us back to town as we might be fairly lashed up, im working on a full description at the moment, so keep an eye on seabreeze /midwest windfest and also seabreeze events, as ill be getting it posted up there, cheers and looking forward to the gig, mick caunce/dave whettingsteel, midwest windfest

ALN78
WA, 13 posts
2 Oct 2017 4:08AM
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Will there be a DW on Friday too ?

Dave Whettingsteel
WA, 1254 posts
2 Oct 2017 8:01AM
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Will there be a DW on Friday too ?


We are only planning on having the one "official" down winder where we provide all the water safety, land backup, event etc at the end.
It takes a lot of people to support a relatively long down winder and doing it more than once is a big ask, along with the wave and big air events.

However there is absolutely nothing stopping riders doing as many down winders as they like outside of the official one. But it wont be supported, you're on your own.

Cheers

ALN78
WA, 13 posts
2 Oct 2017 11:30AM
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Thanks Dave, sounds great!

ChiroTrev
WA, 58 posts
5 Oct 2017 4:28PM
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Hey Mick, are we allowed to camp at Coronation Beach in the dunes in a swag? Last time I went I took the moto and found a few people camping there?

ChiroTrev
WA, 58 posts
5 Oct 2017 7:05PM
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Also I would like to register, saw a link in the post but we couldn't click on it, can we get a link to click on and sign up? Looking forward to it and praying she howls!

cauncy
WA, 5604 posts
5 Oct 2017 7:32PM
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Hey Mick, are we allowed to camp at Coronation Beach in the dunes in a swag? Last time I went I took the moto and found a few people camping there?


No shidting in the dunes trev, theres a new camp spot opening next to corros, peter goode or goodies is or is very close to being open, great bike tracks close by, cheers mick

cauncy
WA, 5604 posts
5 Oct 2017 7:34PM
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Also I would like to register, saw a link in the post but we couldn't click on it, can we get a link to click on and sign up? Looking forward to it and praying she howls!

Flick dave whettingsteel a message, hes the tech guy, or let me know exactly whats wrong and ill get him on it, had a drama myself getting rego

Dave Whettingsteel
WA, 1254 posts
9 Oct 2017 10:58AM
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Really stoked to let people know we have secured Infigen Energy @Infigen as our major sponsor. Infigen operate the Geraldton WindFarm ( you can see their windmills on the hills to the east of Gero as you arrrive). It's a great match, re-enforcing the value of the MidWest wind both for recreation and sustainable power production.

Their sponsorship through the Alinta Wind Farm Community Fund will underpin the event assisting with insurance, water safety and logistics costs helping us keep the cost to riders as low as we can, and running a safe and fun event.

Sauce
WA, 141 posts
9 Oct 2017 12:20PM
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Dave Whettingsteel said..
Really stoked to let people know we have secured Infigen Energy @Infigen as our major sponsor. Infigen operate the Geraldton WindFarm ( you can see their windmills on the hills to the east of Gero as you arrrive). It's a great match, re-enforcing the value of the MidWest wind both for recreation and sustainable power production.

Their sponsorship through the Alinta Wind Farm Community Fund will underpin the event assisting with insurance, water safety and logistics costs helping us keep the cost to riders as low as we can, and running a safe and fun event.


well done Dave, that's brilliant

snalberski
WA, 430 posts
9 Oct 2017 1:09PM
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I'm assuming the downwinder will be Sunday afternoon. Is this correct?



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