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Promises, Promises.....

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Created by sailquik 1 month ago, 4 Apr 2019
sailquik
VIC, 4537 posts
4 Apr 2019 12:28PM
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If, by some miracle, this comes true, it would be an EPIC Sandy Point speed day, with low tide around 12.30-1.00PM

No holding my breath though.



Trentski
VIC, 6 posts
23 Apr 2019 9:25PM
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Does this Friday look promising at all?

Stuthepirate
SA, 3475 posts
23 Apr 2019 9:11PM
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Yes
www.windguru.cz/15753

sailquik
VIC, 4537 posts
23 Apr 2019 9:52PM
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sailquik
VIC, 4537 posts
23 Apr 2019 10:57PM
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Well that last promise disappeared in to the ether. The 13th ended up 2-5knot NE!

This one is really teasing now. 3 days out and holding steady.



Other models agree, which is always a very good sign:



Should we be getting excited yet?

RetroBlaster
NSW, 83 posts
24 Apr 2019 8:16AM
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The forecast for you guys looks so good.
Ive never sailed Sandy Point, could be worth while driving down for this weekend.

So the tides are right?
What other local stuff do you need to know about the place? Or recommendations.

Cheers

sailquik
VIC, 4537 posts
24 Apr 2019 9:04AM
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getsum said.
So the tides are right?
What other local stuff do you need to know about the place? Or recommendations.

Cheers




Amazingly, the tides are right. Low just after mid day!

If the forecasts is right, you will need your smallest sails and boards. We used to use Staboard tack assy upright fins but now use slightly raked (20-30 deg) to better deal with little strands of floating weed. Under 23cm on speed boards.

The big danger is that the wind will end up being too West. The forecasts seems to be holding at 260-250. 260 is OK but water will be bumpier on the run. 250 would be ideal. 270 and it is very hard to get a run. Too broad and no run up behind the dunes.Saturday and Sunday there will be strong winds but it will be too westerly for the speed course.

Oh, and a good 4-3mm sealed wetsuit!

RetroBlaster
NSW, 83 posts
24 Apr 2019 9:17AM
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sailquik said..

getsum said.
So the tides are right?
What other local stuff do you need to know about the place? Or recommendations.

Cheers





Amazingly, the tides are right. Low just after mid day!

If the forecasts is right, you will need your smallest sails and boards. We used to use Staboard tack assy upright fins but now use slightly raked (20-30 deg) to better deal with little strands of floating weed. Under 23cm on speed boards.

The big danger is that the wind will end up being too West. The forecasts seems to be holding at 260-250. 260 is OK but water will be bumpier on the run. 250 would be ideal. 270 and it is very hard to get a run. Too broad and no run up behind the dunes.Saturday and Sunday there will be strong winds but it will be too westerly for the speed course.

Oh, and a good 4-3mm sealed wetsuit!


Ahh thanks for that info.

I might hold off, wait and see how the forecast develops as it gets closer to the weekend.

cheers

sailquik
VIC, 4537 posts
24 Apr 2019 6:01PM
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Ahh thanks for that info.
I might hold off, wait and see how the forecast develops as it gets closer to the weekend.




Friday is the only day worth getting excited about. Still holding:

GFS:

ICON:



kato
VIC, 2445 posts
24 Apr 2019 8:52PM
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getsum said..

sailquik said..


getsum said.
So the tides are right?
What other local stuff do you need to know about the place? Or recommendations.

Cheers






Amazingly, the tides are right. Low just after mid day!

If the forecasts is right, you will need your smallest sails and boards. We used to use Staboard tack assy upright fins but now use slightly raked (20-30 deg) to better deal with little strands of floating weed. Under 23cm on speed boards.

The big danger is that the wind will end up being too West. The forecasts seems to be holding at 260-250. 260 is OK but water will be bumpier on the run. 250 would be ideal. 270 and it is very hard to get a run. Too broad and no run up behind the dunes.Saturday and Sunday there will be strong winds but it will be too westerly for the speed course.

Oh, and a good 4-3mm sealed wetsuit!



Ahh thanks for that info.

I might hold off, wait and see how the forecast develops as it gets closer to the weekend.

cheers


YES , and bring Mal's board back to its birth place

RetroBlaster
NSW, 83 posts
24 Apr 2019 9:00PM
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getsum said..


sailquik said..



getsum said.
So the tides are right?
What other local stuff do you need to know about the place? Or recommendations.

Cheers







Amazingly, the tides are right. Low just after mid day!

If the forecasts is right, you will need your smallest sails and boards. We used to use Staboard tack assy upright fins but now use slightly raked (20-30 deg) to better deal with little strands of floating weed. Under 23cm on speed boards.

The big danger is that the wind will end up being too West. The forecasts seems to be holding at 260-250. 260 is OK but water will be bumpier on the run. 250 would be ideal. 270 and it is very hard to get a run. Too broad and no run up behind the dunes.Saturday and Sunday there will be strong winds but it will be too westerly for the speed course.

Oh, and a good 4-3mm sealed wetsuit!




Ahh thanks for that info.

I might hold off, wait and see how the forecast develops as it gets closer to the weekend.

cheers



YES , and bring Mal's board back to its birth place


Kato

I probably will one day. It would be a bucket list thing for me to sail it at Sandy Point.

maybe not this time around as Friday isn't good for me.

RetroBlaster
NSW, 83 posts
24 Apr 2019 9:07PM
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getsum said..
Ahh thanks for that info.
I might hold off, wait and see how the forecast develops as it gets closer to the weekend.





Friday is the only day worth getting excited about. Still holding:

GFS:

ICON:




Nice one

RetroBlaster
NSW, 83 posts
24 Apr 2019 9:23PM
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What what would usually be the best time of the year , for suitable wind, to venture down ?

sailquik
VIC, 4537 posts
25 Apr 2019 12:02AM
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getsum said..
What what would usually be the best time of the year , for suitable wind, to venture down ?


No way to know these days. The weather has gone crazy.

In past years I would have said come for a week at the end of September, start of October. We hardly had a miss all through the 2000's and up until a few years ago of some excellent Sou'westers. Then the weather and seasons went crazy.

I would have said come in late january and strong Eastelies for 2-4 days almost every week would be a sure thing. But the weather and seasons have gone crazy.

There are always some very wild fronts between June and September, the ones that bring the big snowfalls on the mountains, but the days are too short and too cold for sailing, and there is a small daylight window to get the right tides, so most of us don't even think about it in that period. Not much fun sail;ing in 6-8 degree air temp with wind chill factor of around zero.

aussieboats
NSW, 249 posts
25 Apr 2019 7:30AM
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have fun , wish i could join

sailquik
VIC, 4537 posts
25 Apr 2019 7:35PM
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Well, it the wind doesnt show up, there will be plently of people to talk to.

But forecasts still looking good.

I thought I better tune up my 4.7m, just in case. Then I thought, what the hell, I might as well do the 2013 4.2m as well! Both looked great at the end of it.










RetroBlaster
NSW, 83 posts
25 Apr 2019 8:16PM
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Looking good !

Have a great day tomorrow.

After a bit more tuning and testing at this end, and when the forecast looks more stable, we will drive down for the weekend and have a sail with all you speed legends at Sandy Point.

Cheers

TASSIEROCKS
TAS, 1638 posts
26 Apr 2019 8:59AM
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Both do look fantastic

Have fun today

Cheers Russ

jimbob SA
SA, 914 posts
26 Apr 2019 10:17AM
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Well, it the wind doesnt show up, there will be plently of people to talk to.

But forecasts still looking good.

I thought I better tune up my 4.7m, just in case. Then I thought, what the hell, I might as well do the 2013 4.2m as well! Both looked great at the end of it.











Wind ?? is on its way. Was shaking the wind shack at Beachport last night and this morning. Pretty solid breeze.

sausage
QLD, 4781 posts
26 Apr 2019 5:05PM
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Too much twist, too little or does it even matter? just been watching the Rip Curl Pro and if that was anything to go by the wind must be pretty epic. Good luck.

Rob11
197 posts
26 Apr 2019 5:21PM
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Do something about these harness lines... seriously!

kato
VIC, 2445 posts
26 Apr 2019 10:24PM
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sailquik said..






Do something about these harness lines... seriously!


Why ?

BSN101
WA, 1575 posts
26 Apr 2019 9:15PM
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Was there any wind?

kato
VIC, 2445 posts
26 Apr 2019 11:20PM
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Some video from today. Sorry GoPro and no sound. Too stuffed
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&feature=youtu.be

sailquik
VIC, 4537 posts
27 Apr 2019 1:15PM
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Rob11 said..

sailquik said..






Do something about these harness lines... seriously!


They are perfect. Seriously! You use what works for you. I know what works for me.

Dezza
NSW, 640 posts
27 Apr 2019 2:59PM
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Some video from today. Sorry GoPro and no sound. Too stuffed
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I like that board in green

sailquik
VIC, 4537 posts
28 Apr 2019 6:50PM
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Some video from today. Sorry GoPro and no sound. Too stuffed


"Propper Windy': That was that westerly squall around mid day. 35-40+, way too broad, and massive waves rolling down the course! No way to survive a run in that!

kato
VIC, 2445 posts
28 Apr 2019 7:10PM
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kato said..
Some video from today. Sorry GoPro and no sound. Too stuffed



"Propper Windy': That was that westerly squall around mid day. 35-40+, way too broad, and massive waves rolling down the course! No way to survive a run in that!


I know I tried one



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