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Where to speed sail in ViC maybe Nsw

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Created by DUKE4 Two weeks ago, 3 Jul 2019
DUKE4
SA, 21 posts
3 Jul 2019 11:42PM
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Hi guys,
i have 2 weeks to Kill so I'm off speed sailing just me and my dog from SA ,I know obviously LG , I've sailed sandy point. Any other locations that I could go in Vic worth the drive ,
love slalom as well

kind regards
Peter

dkeating
VIC, 143 posts
4 Jul 2019 5:37AM
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Swan bay near queenscliff past Geelong

eckas
NSW, 285 posts
4 Jul 2019 7:39AM
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If you're prepared to come as far as Sydney, then the quadruple combo of Sanctuary Point, Primbee (Lake Illawarra), Kyeemagh (Botany Bay Sydney) and Budgewoi give some fantastic variety of shallow weedy speed, clear deep chop and some flatish deepwater..around 1 hour drive between each of them.... (ok, Kyeemagh to Budgy is a bit further).

sailquik
VIC, 4669 posts
4 Jul 2019 10:58AM
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DUKE4 said..
Hi guys,
i have 2 weeks to Kill so I'm off speed sailing just me and my dog from SA ,I know obviously LG , I've sailed sandy point. Any other locations that I could go in Vic worth the drive ,
love slalom as well

kind regards
Peter







I love your enthusiasm and optimism!

The reality is that it is very cold in Vicco, and especially Sandy Point this time of the year, and the WSW fronts that bring the best speed winds are bitterly cold. You will most likely be on your own at Sandy Point, which means safety is an issue. Very few sail here now until the spring storms start again in September/October.

Swan Bay works on NorWesters, which can be less bitterly cold, but if you are looking for flat speed sailing conditions, it's not always very flat. Better at LG in those conditions.

Sandy Point has a few spots that can be fun and flat in a NW, but those conditions are fickle as they are very tide dependant. Low tides and Easterly winds are excellent, but are extremely rare this time of the year.

Andersons Inlet (Inverloch) has a variety of spots that work on different wind and tides. WNW and Easterlies can be good at Area45, and if it is you may have some company as there are a few diehard local sailors.

Marlo has some good safe sailing and a nice speed strip on WSW winds.

If you have a boat, there are a few other options in Victoria, including the Port Albert area, Mallacoota and a couple of places in between, but cold and loneliness are still the issues.

You are probably better off checking the forecasts and chasing them North where it is a bit warmer. Primbee is pretty good on West and NW winds this time of the year. Not super cold, and not super flat since the weed has died off, but very good fun sailing and safe, with plenty of nice sailors for company.

I have heard good things about Sanctuary Point and Kyeemagh, but not sailed there myself.

Further North to Budgewoi, the winds are more fickle, but the reward is great of you can snag it. The weather is generally less harsh and it is a nice trip to make up and down the coast, especially if you have a surfboard.

Even further North, the Brisbane area teams seem to get some good sailing this time of the year and it is definitely a LOT warmer!

Perhaps, the only place that has really good, consistent winds and warm conditions this time of the year is around Cairns, but that is a little too far to drive for 2 weeks.

So if you just want to have a road trip, scope out places, and have the off chance of a few days of sailing, by all means, head East and North. To tell the truth though, you are probably better off staying around LG if more days speed sailing are your main goal and you can tolerate the temperatures.

Let me know if you call into Sandy Point. If I am not up pigging in the snow, I will stand on the shore and watch you, and make you a hot coffee afterwards.

red
VIC, 709 posts
4 Jul 2019 11:33AM
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DUKE4 said..
Hi guys,
i have 2 weeks to Kill so I'm off speed sailing just me and my dog from SA ,I know obviously LG , I've sailed sandy point. Any other locations that I could go in Vic worth the drive ,
love slalom as well

kind regards
Peter









Swan Bay works on NorWesters, which can be less bitterly cold, but if you are looking for flat speed sailing conditions, it's not always very flat. Better at LG in those conditions


Bloody hell Daffy... you've been to swan bay once in some of the worst conditions we've had!! Maybe come across and sail it a few times before you right it off...

DUKE4... swan bay works in any direction and any tide. But works best in anything with West in in and higher tides. Great alround speed spot where some good numbers are to be had. Send me a pm if your over this way...

sailquik
VIC, 4669 posts
4 Jul 2019 12:08PM
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Bloody hell Daffy... you've been to swan bay once in some of the worst conditions we've had!! Maybe come across and sail it a few times before you right it off...

DUKE4... swan bay works in any direction and any tide. But works best in anything with West in in and higher tides. Great alround speed spot where some good numbers are to be had. Send me a pm if your over this way...
Swan Bay works on NorWesters, which can be less bitterly cold, but if you are looking for flat speed sailing conditions, it's not always very flat. Better at LG in those conditions


Hooked a big one!

Bradman
VIC, 44 posts
4 Jul 2019 1:00PM
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Yep swan bay was flat as a tack on Sunday Daffy.
As well as warm and 25kts NW. Sailed with your mate Isaac from Pit crew.

sailquik
VIC, 4669 posts
4 Jul 2019 1:43PM
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Yep swan bay was flat as a tack on Sunday Daffy.
As well as warm and 25kts NW. Sailed with your mate Isaac from Pit crew.



LOL! 'Flat as a tack' was not quite how he described it, but he did say there was some nice flatter stuff in the weed, and that he had the wrong fin to take advantage of it.

red
VIC, 709 posts
4 Jul 2019 2:25PM
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Yep... never be the pit... but then again... the pit will never be the pit

sailquik
VIC, 4669 posts
4 Jul 2019 2:36PM
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Yep... never be the pit... but then again... the pit will never be the pit


....again.

kato
VIC, 2497 posts
4 Jul 2019 3:05PM
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Ssssh Daffy. We don't want the unworthy at the Pit . That last session was........Ok

sailquik
VIC, 4669 posts
4 Jul 2019 3:58PM
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Ssssh Daffy. We don't want the unworthy at the Pit . That last session was........Ok


Not a worry Kato. We throw them in, and if they survive, they are worthy!

jimbob SA
SA, 917 posts
4 Jul 2019 9:27PM
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DUKE4 said..
Hi guys,
i have 2 weeks to Kill so I'm off speed sailing just me and my dog from SA ,I know obviously LG , I've sailed sandy point. Any other locations that I could go in Vic worth the drive ,
love slalom as well

kind regards
Peter


After you go past LG into Vic right on the border check Glenelg river mouth at Nelson can be sweet channels there depending on the flow and clean wind. Port Fairy Lough can be sweet any really flat done 35 on my freeride gear there and usually a great crew there. Peterborough looks like a spot as well but have no info or had a chance to check it out more. Have heard of crew sailing yambuck lakes as well.
LG will be lonely this time of year but the level is more or less the same as you where last there but colder and weed drops down a lot.

DUKE4
SA, 21 posts
4 Jul 2019 9:39PM
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Thanks everyone , lots of info there

ill let some of you know if I'm around the place. Pretty keen just to drive away enjoy new places,

cheers
got the gear ready , just need wind

DUKE4
SA, 21 posts
7 Jul 2019 7:43AM
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Thanks again guys ,

does sandy point work on westerly!? Or does it have to have some south in it ?!

Ie west is too down wind, you suggested wsw is that the limit

cheers

DUKE4
SA, 21 posts
7 Jul 2019 7:43AM
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Thanks again guys ,

does sandy point work on westerly!? Or does it have to have some south in it ?!

Ie west is too down wind, you suggested wsw is that the limit

cheers

kato
VIC, 2497 posts
7 Jul 2019 8:41AM
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West no good. Wsw is the go fast direction

yarraw
VIC, 13 posts
8 Jul 2019 6:34PM
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I'm planning to sail Swan Bay. Forecast looks good Wednesday through to Sunday.

DUKE4
SA, 21 posts
13 Jul 2019 8:53PM
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Good places to sail on westerly if at sandy point? Down here now and forecast is for full bore westerly ,

sailquik
VIC, 4669 posts
Wednesday , 17 Jul 2019 8:16PM
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Good places to sail on westerly if at sandy point? Down here now and forecast is for full bore westerly ,



Did you go?
if you did. Did you survive and have you thawed out yet?

PS: The snow was good!

DUKE4
SA, 21 posts
Saturday , 20 Jul 2019 8:01AM
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Hey there ,
yes had a ball !! Resting back in Sa after 300 km plus of sailing. Great to just eat , sail, sleep, repeat for a week probably too much wind !

Day 1 - solo lake george, NW 30 to 35
too windy at times for my 5.4 speed sail which is very rare. Got a 38 knots but survival mode, 45 knot gust came through causing everything to go white!! Lifted all weed to surface .

Day 2 - Carl and Ricky arrive, Nw gusty, 2o to 30 , more control had fun but frustrated on speed board with 5.4, no gust no speed . Got 37.5 . Carl cracked a 41.7. I got lots of pbs but

Day 3 , -SSW Perfect 25 constant knots , 6.2 R8 and 59 cm board, pb my hr at 23.7 I think , fantastic sailing,
sailed flat out for well over the hr looked down had done 73km.
Ricky and I dragging cross lake at 26 to 31 knots .
Survived big crash jumping chop on mile attempt. Ripped mast track apart, massive dead leg, lucky to get back.

Drove 700 km in afternoon and night to reach sandy point and mate stash

DAy 4 -WSW 30 to 40. After 30 years, my heart SANk when I saw the speed course!!! Was so so gusty! And king tide meant dragging 2 boards all the way round from the road!!! Not great day,

day 5- crazy wind again NW went to inverloch, again 30 to 40 big tides,
had small sail on low tide but without 59cm board 96l only used 69cm with 5.4, way too much wind. Continual rain and 40 knot gusts. Just went to pub.


Day 6 - sandy point SSW 20 to 25. Finally drive around. 7.8 Mach 1 and 69cm . Great day but channel was better than speed course , just too inconsistent and dreamed on days gone by . only pull 32.5 beautiful area though, hard to get going now with so many dunes, SUCH A PITY.
We had speed boards ready but always thought we would get stuck in the lulls ,

wasnt cold but had good gear on
heated wet suit
jackets and on board hot shower,

die hard conditions though . Know why no one was sailing but skiing !! Hehe

thanks fir all the info again , catch you guys at LG some time



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