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Green Island 2018

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Created by JonesySail 2 months ago, 2 May 2018
JonesySail
QLD, 869 posts
2 May 2018 12:55PM
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Can anyone confirm, are we safe to book logistics around the dates 16-20th July?

conan
NSW, 137 posts
2 May 2018 3:56PM
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Inviting video.

Kel71
QLD, 61 posts
2 May 2018 4:11PM
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The event will be from the 15th to the 20th!
Book Now!!!

clarence
TAS, 673 posts
2 May 2018 6:27PM
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I have spoken to organiser recently and this is correct as far as I know.

I can confirm in next 24 hours.

Clarence

JonesySail
QLD, 869 posts
2 May 2018 11:32PM
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All Booked! So frkknnenene excited!

If your sitting on the fence need to get on it quickly! It's a busy time of year in Nth Qld Cheap Accom and flights are filling fast!

clarence
TAS, 673 posts
4 May 2018 12:31PM
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See this link for Green Island 2018 on Australian Windsurfing Association web page.

www.windsurfing.org/

Proposed dates are 15-20 July 2018.

Last time I spoke with the other AWA reps these dates were locked in, and I am getting confirmation at the moment.

Screenshot of AWA page:

Clarence

clarence
TAS, 673 posts
7 May 2018 2:17PM
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Yes, Green Island is on.

I have been in touch with Green Island organiser (who is currently at Defi Wind in France).

There was an unexpected problem with server/host of Green Island webpage recently, meaning the link doesn't work.

The AWA reps are working on getting the official information up.

To quote from Ian Fox:

"I'm working asap to recover (the website). Sunday 15 July to Thursday 19 July are the scheduled dates for competition. Permits etc are all in process etc. Slalom and Freerace exactly as per previous years including the normal rules guidelines etc especially the 2 board 2 sail or alternative 1board3sail registration limit for all/both disciplines combined."

Clarence Macalister

(President Windsurfing Tasmania; AWA Rep for Tasmania)

clarence
TAS, 673 posts
7 May 2018 11:14PM
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Screenshot of Australian Windsurfing Association page (thanks John Rohde, AWA), with Green Island dates confirmed.

More updates to follow.

For a bit about the awesomeness of Green Island and the free-race format generally, check out these links to the Windsurfing Tasmania facebook page.

www.facebook.com/WindsurfingTasmania/posts/1596018423789162
www.facebook.com/WindsurfingTasmania/posts/1545867565470915

Clarence

maxspock540
NSW, 8 posts
10 May 2018 8:37AM
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Bummer.

There are 2 other slalom events at the same time that Aussie riders could be interested in.
Choosing to enter an event will mean no other option but to bail the others. It means less entries for each event organisers.
Green Island is an event I don't want to miss, we all know how good it is when it blows and how good it is organised, but so are the other events...

First one is the Tahiti free ride cup, part of the Pacific Windsurf Cup.








Second one is the Mauritius Attitude Challenge.
www.mauritiuschallenge.com



Hope we can move the dates so we can give a chance to people wanting to do 2 events.
The tide are pretty good in Green Island July 1st to 5th.

Cheers,

Max F499

brynoz
QLD, 162 posts
10 May 2018 3:54PM
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All accomodation and flights booked.

Bring it on

JonesySail
QLD, 869 posts
15 May 2018 10:46PM
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It's that time of year, lucky NQ buggers!

For the fraction of the cost of a new foil you can spend a week here and actually 'windsurf' ! Not much to do at night though when you get back to the mainland.


Of course for the more sensible type there is a wide range of sophisticated cultural activities such as a choice of about 181 dining options, including organic , vegan, lactose intolerant , paleo, and any other eating disorders requirements , art galleries wine bars, Latin dancing , cheese tasting, craft markets,
cooking lessons, book readings, theatre , museums, quilting clubs, churches of all types, uber , casinos's, sky grog, strip clubs and so on.

Book your tickets now!

snorkel692
QLD, 127 posts
16 May 2018 6:16AM
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Can recommend this to anyone wanting a week of great sailing in an idyllic location. If you can stay on the island even better. I'll have to miss this years event but will be busting to get back next year!

buzzy
TAS, 2401 posts
16 May 2018 6:30PM
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snorkel692 said..
Can recommend this to anyone wanting a week of great sailing in an idyllic location. If you can stay on the island even better. I'll have to miss this years event but will be busting to get back next year!


NNNNNNOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! You will be very much missed Mr Snorkel!

snorkel692
QLD, 127 posts
16 May 2018 9:13PM
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buzzy said..


snorkel692 said..
Can recommend this to anyone wanting a week of great sailing in an idyllic location. If you can stay on the island even better. I'll have to miss this years event but will be busting to get back next year!




NNNNNNOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! You will be very much missed Mr Snorkel!



Thanks Kaleb! I'll be back!!! Will miss the company of the Island Crew

Kel71
QLD, 61 posts
17 May 2018 2:34PM
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Come up this weekend Michael, forecast is not that bad



JonesySail
QLD, 869 posts
17 May 2018 4:05PM
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Purple haze!!
what size are you guys playing on with the gentle NQ winter breeze?

Kel71
QLD, 61 posts
17 May 2018 4:35PM
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I will use an 8.6 on the 110. Its all you need in Queensland, never any wind up here

snorkel692
QLD, 127 posts
17 May 2018 7:46PM
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Looks fantastic for the weekend! Sadly having to chase offspring around their sporting events :( But need to get up to Green during the season even if cant make the race week!

vando
QLD, 3378 posts
17 May 2018 9:37PM
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Kel71 said..
I will use an 8.6 on the 110. Its all you need in Queensland, never any wind up here


Didn't know you owned a 8.6 Kel .
Have Fun

snorkel692
QLD, 127 posts
17 May 2018 9:55PM
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I remember he had an 8.6 in 2016..the 9.6 year!

buzzy
TAS, 2401 posts
18 May 2018 7:23PM
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JonesySail
QLD, 869 posts
18 May 2018 7:57PM
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Bad weather! wt?! think some here may argue that! My gut feeling is its going to be a windy NQ season, classic trade wind patterns

Kel71
QLD, 61 posts
18 May 2018 9:42PM
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Nice one Kaleb, got a bit of spare time at the moment?

ausbinny
6 posts
20 May 2018 7:19PM
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Should have been there


snorkel692
QLD, 127 posts
20 May 2018 10:39PM
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Great Vid!

ausbinny
6 posts
21 May 2018 6:31PM
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snorkel692 said..
Great Vid!


Cheers !

AUS02
TAS, 1804 posts
21 May 2018 10:39PM
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Great spot, great video!

sailquik
VIC, 3955 posts
22 May 2018 7:24PM
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Kel71 said..
Come up this weekend Michael, forecast is not that bad




From the video, it looks like the Windguru forecast, especially the ICON version, was way optimistic. Was this the case?

Just trying to get an idea on how good the forecasts are if I decide to come north for a few weeks.

buzzy
TAS, 2401 posts
22 May 2018 8:21PM
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Would be great to see you up there Daffy. Is such a great fun place to sail. You probably already know this, but the Arlington Reef observations(via clickable map) are pretty close to GI. maybe drop a few knots, Kel can confirm.
www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ60701/IDQ60701.94284.shtml

JonesySail
QLD, 869 posts
25 May 2018 12:24PM
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Flatlined




byronmc
NSW, 379 posts
27 May 2018 9:45AM
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What a place to sail and no better way than do it with a bunch of friendly windsurfers.
Bring it on.



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