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Locosys Pacific Nautical Mile Challenge

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Created by WindWanderers 2 months ago, 28 Sep 2018
WindWanderers
197 posts
28 Sep 2018 8:59AM
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Join in the fun and be in with a chance of winning GPS products from Locosys when WindWanderes and Ka72 present the
Locosys Pacific Nautical Mile Challenge. Competition opens 1st October and closes on 15th October (running for full month of October 2018). Everyone welcome, lets see who is the fastest Windsurfer in the Pacific region over the nautical mile, no GPS or windsurfing equipment limits apply. Medals awarded for best Nautical Mile in each of Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, USA and "Other"

More info and entries details at link below:

www.ka72.com/Competitions/Locosys-NM-Challenge

Please note results group page will be activated by 1st October.

Jonski
WA, 47 posts
28 Sep 2018 10:37AM
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Great to have another challenge to take part in thanks for organising

JonesySail
QLD, 899 posts
28 Sep 2018 1:46PM
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worth the entry fee just for a chance to win a prize! :)

But i cant see how you can have a competition where some people will be sailing dead flat speed courses in strong 30+knts of wind are competing against others in bumpy choppy conditions moderate 20knts, its not really a competition unless you break it down to state/spot/locations.
Those that sail in speed course location/conditions have it won before it even starts.
unless I'm missing something??

kato
VIC, 2327 posts
28 Sep 2018 2:08PM
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^^^^^ Why??? Not much wind in Vic ATM and this timing might favour the northern states . Have it in Feb when we're all at LG

sailquik
VIC, 4175 posts
28 Sep 2018 2:23PM
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I want to go to one of those flat water NM speed strips, but they are all too far away from me.

Lets see.... Flat water speed spots with proven mid to high 30's, NM form:

Lake George SA, Burrum Heads QLD, Budgiewoi and Primbee NSW, Fangys and Albany in WA. I can't think of any in Vicco, but there may be one with potential not tapped.

But I also think it is very cool if someone is able to crack close to a 30 NM on more open water, and there are those out there who can do it. I shall be watching with great interest.

Just to clarify: The competition runs for the whole month of October? But one must register entry before the 15th of October. Is that correct?

kato
VIC, 2327 posts
28 Sep 2018 2:38PM
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Swan Bay

Dezza
NSW, 591 posts
28 Sep 2018 3:09PM
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Thanks for organising, should be interesting to see where the good nm's are to be found, hope the wind gods give us an October westerly for primbee otherwise it's a bumpy ride nm, even more fun

sailquik
VIC, 4175 posts
28 Sep 2018 4:14PM
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kato said..
Swan Bay



Ah yes. how did I overlook that.
I understand it is about is fickle as the Burrum Heads Run!

BSN101
WA, 1420 posts
28 Sep 2018 3:00PM
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New speed spot opening soon in Busselton WA. Geo Bay speed course, roughly 18km long with a mix for speed & bump and up & down wind angles. Tix selling fast and limited spots available

elmo
WA, 7812 posts
28 Sep 2018 3:53PM
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New speed spot opening soon in Busselton WA. Geo Bay speed course, roughly 18km long with a mix for speed & bump and up & down wind angles. Tix selling fast and limited spots available


with added incentive (during certain times of the year) for nailing them gybes

WindWanderers
197 posts
28 Sep 2018 4:57PM
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sailquik said..

Just to clarify: The competition runs for the whole month of October? But one must register entry before the 15th of October. Is that correct?


Yes that is correct, runs for full month but you need to register by 15th. Also need to have uploaded at least two tracks to be in the draw.
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In order to be eligible for the GPS prizes, competitors must load at least two tracks to the competition during October 2018. Locosys and KA72 are providing three GW-60 watches and five GPS-Walker loggers for this competition.

Stretchy
WA, 392 posts
28 Sep 2018 6:54PM
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Thanks Wind Warriors, should be a great event

jimbob SA
SA, 901 posts
28 Sep 2018 8:46PM
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^^^^^ Why??? Not much wind in Vic ATM and this timing might favour the northern states . Have it in Feb when we're all at LG


LG was OK today ??

seanhogan
2954 posts
29 Sep 2018 2:42PM
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nice!
can we post from a Garmin ???

Bugs74
QLD, 63 posts
29 Sep 2018 5:39PM
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So I think I had better wear my 2 canmores and also my gw 60 so that I can pick the best one.

kato
VIC, 2327 posts
29 Sep 2018 6:21PM
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Cheeky Buggers

AUS1111
WA, 3143 posts
29 Sep 2018 9:01PM
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sailquik said..

But I also think it is very cool if someone is able to crack close to a 30 NM on more open water, and there are those out there who can do it. I shall be watching with great interest.



This has been done a few times in the ocean out off Port Beach in North Fremantle. I think Slowy may have even had a 33...

Cocky2
QLD, 97 posts
30 Sep 2018 8:11AM
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seanhogan said..
nice!
can we post from a Garmin ???




No GPS limits apply.
Public tracks as well for all to see.

WindWanderers
197 posts
12 Oct 2018 9:41AM
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Reminder 3 days left to enter and with 51 sailors so far some great numbers are coming through. Top mile to date being 33.36 from Albany! WA.

BSN101
WA, 1420 posts
12 Oct 2018 5:29PM
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Reminder 3 days left to enter and with 51 sailors so far some great numbers are coming through. Top mile to date being 33.36 from Albany! WA.


Fudge!

Jonski
WA, 47 posts
12 Oct 2018 5:39PM
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Are there current rankings online somewhere?

Stretchy
WA, 392 posts
12 Oct 2018 7:25PM
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Follow the links on KA72 John. We are starring

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6357 posts
13 Oct 2018 1:09PM
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Stretchy said..
Follow the links on KA72 John. We are starring


I couldn't find any? ( I'll probably be at the bottom anyhow..)..

fangman
WA, 798 posts
13 Oct 2018 11:44AM
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Stretchy said..
Follow the links on KA72 John. We are starring


Good stuff fellas. Lets have a crack at a double figures speed next. After the MM Albany chapter got caught sleeping and eating doughnuts at work during the week, I am working on the Pinna Proof Fence today to make sure the Mandurah Mobbers can add this one to the trophy cabinet.

Windxtasy
WA, 3840 posts
13 Oct 2018 1:02PM
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sboardcrazy said..

Stretchy said..
Follow the links on KA72 John. We are starring



I couldn't find any? ( I'll probably be at the bottom anyhow..)..


you can only see the results if you have registered

Windxtasy
WA, 3840 posts
13 Oct 2018 1:03PM
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fangman said..

Stretchy said..
Follow the links on KA72 John. We are starring



Good stuff fellas. Lets have a crack at a double figures speed next. After the MM Albany chapter got caught sleeping and eating doughnuts at work during the week, I am working on the Pinna Proof Fence today to make sure the Mandurah Mobbers can add this one to the trophy cabinet.


I think the catapult inducing weedburgs are deterrent enough at the moment

ka72
QLD, 521 posts
13 Oct 2018 4:13PM
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sboardcrazy said..

Stretchy said..
Follow the links on KA72 John. We are starring



I couldn't find any? ( I'll probably be at the bottom anyhow..)..


Sue when you are logged into ka72 you can just go to the groups tab and scroll down to find it. There is also a link on the home page saying head over to the competition group page. Your in 31st place at the moment

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6357 posts
13 Oct 2018 5:24PM
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Windxtasy said..

sboardcrazy said..


Stretchy said..
Follow the links on KA72 John. We are starring




I couldn't find any? ( I'll probably be at the bottom anyhow..)..



you can only see the results if you have registered


I tried to and it said I was already in it?

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6357 posts
13 Oct 2018 5:24PM
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ka72 said..

sboardcrazy said..


Stretchy said..
Follow the links on KA72 John. We are starring




I couldn't find any? ( I'll probably be at the bottom anyhow..)..



Sue when you are logged into ka72 you can just go to the groups tab and scroll down to find it. There is also a link on the home page saying head over to the competition group page. Your in 31st place at the moment


About where I expected to be..

Jonski
WA, 47 posts
13 Oct 2018 2:49PM
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Thanks found it and good news I'm currently ahead of both Stretch and Firiebob might even make it into double figures this weekend ????

firiebob
WA, 2817 posts
13 Oct 2018 3:42PM
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Thanks found it and good news I'm currently ahead of both Stretch and Firiebob might even make it into double figures this weekend ????


We're doing the team proud



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