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Starting out wavesailing

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Created by Cam11 > 9 months ago, 4 May 2012
Cam11
WA, 13 posts
8 May 2012 7:21AM
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ruth said...Where do you sail? There are a few keen women sailors down in Safety Bay if you want company.


Hi ruth,

I currently sail, spending time between Hervey Bay, Cairns and Port Phillip, Victoria, I'm away from home on a two year course but back home mid next year, close to Safety Bay so will be great to catch up with some other women sailors.

Kale.

PhilSWR
NSW, 1080 posts
8 May 2012 10:45AM
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Obelix said...

Congratulations. Thats' a great progress in 12 months. I'm so envious

PhilSWR said...


...work on smooth drawn out turns in lightish winds around 8 to 14 knots. Step two- Once comfy with step one, repeat step one again but in stronger winds from 12-15 knots and you'll tear the waves to peices...


When Ocean Reef shows 12-15 knts is hardly visible on the surface.
What sort of sail would a 100kg guy need to sail a wave board in 12-15 knts?




Thanks mate, still a full L plater but starting to get comfortable in the surf and make some half decent turns. It's funny, I feel better in the waves than on flat water- but I'm sure that steems from a surfing back ground. Hopefully by next December (that will be 12 months sailboarding) I can jump on the near paid off 85 lt Quatro I have sitting in the shed

As for sail sizes for a 100 kg sailor , not sure I'm a feather weight, but 12-15 knts has plenty of push to get on waves, so surely something around 6 meters should do it?? Maybe some of the bigger wave guys will have a better idea...

Cam11, don't forget to tell us about ya first outing in the surf Keen to here your take on it.

Cheers



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