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2018 GPS/Slalom Series

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Created by GPSWindsurfing 29 days ago, 22 Aug 2018
GPSWindsurfing
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22 Aug 2018 7:42PM
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Marmong Point Sailing Club would like to invite you to the 2018/2019 NSW GPS/Slalom Series.

Round 1 - FORSTER 20/10/18 TO 21/10/18
Round 2 - LAKE MACQUARIE 10/11/18 OR 11/11/18
Round 3 & STATE SLALOM - MYALL LAKES 30/11/18 TO 2/12/18
Round 4 - LAKE MACQUARIE 12/01/19 OR 13/01/19

Like always, the emphasis is to have fun. Sailing together in fantastic locations is so enjoyable, so please come along (all levels of sailors, as well as families, are welcome).

Like last year, we will be running a series of training clinics as well. This was very well received last year.

We are still working on all the finer details, so the official poster will be released very soon. We realise people need to book accommodation, so please find the details below.

GPS / SLALOM ROUND 1 - The Forster accommodation is set up with 20% discount at Securalife style. Contact Alyssa Jones ph 026555511.
This is an amazing new caravan park!

STATE SLALOM - Accommodation is set up with 10% discount at the Myall Shores Holiday Park. Contact Robyn - ph 02499 74457 or 1300 769 566. Please mention you are a windsurfer, as we have booked out all remaining water campsites and also all cabins some time ago but cannot keep them on hold forever.

We have lucky door accommodation prizes for both Forster and Myall lakes generously provided to be given away to a lucky windsurfer.

This year the committee has spent a lot of time discussing the implementation of some changes to make the sailing more exciting. Like always, the conditions, location and availability of volunteers dictate what is able to be run. Racing can be arranged with marks and competitors go around this course over the set time period. Basically a massive figure 8 so we are racing each other but in the end, using your GPS (this has already proven to be more fun).

Racing can be a long distance slalom course and the result counts towards the GPS result. Elite and open class. No handicap. Elite can do 30 min or possibly 1 hr. Open 30 min. We all do slalom together.

The cut off period for submitting thru KA72 or via email is before 5 pm the day after racing.

HELP REQUIRED! we still need volunteers for Myall lakes slalom. Even if you are happy to do GPS that's cool, we need people to help score the slalom. We will pay for your camping accommodation. We also need someone to tow Marmong boat up to Forster. We will pay you to do this. We would also like to have a volunteer on the boat if possible.

Lake Macquarie events any helpers would be appreciated.

Committee: Byron Mcilveen, Murray Towndrow, Steve Walsh, Aron Constable

Dezza
NSW, 555 posts
22 Aug 2018 10:12PM
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Sounds great, summer is nearly here, thanks for organising marmong team

tbwonder
NSW, 92 posts
24 Aug 2018 1:55PM
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Just spoke to Myall Shores today, The waterfront sites are selling fast. Don't delay.

And the phone number for Secura Lifestyle Lakeside Forster is 02 6555 5511

Boston!
NSW, 8 posts
27 Aug 2018 5:07PM
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All booked for Myall! Still waterfront campsites available at this stage. Looking forward to it!

byronmc
NSW, 384 posts
29 Aug 2018 10:17AM
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For state slalom
call 1300 769 566
chose option 2 reception ask for Robin.
only 3 cabins left now very popular.
waterfront camp sites going quickly but more sites across road still available.
i am going up Thursday and staying till Monday make a great weekend away and that way not worried about having to pack up and get out Sunday arvo.

Tony Wills
NSW, 191 posts
29 Aug 2018 8:40PM
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Really looking forward to Myall again. Thanks for organising this

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6248 posts
30 Aug 2018 12:48PM
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Tony Wills said..
Really looking forward to Myall again. Thanks for organising this


Hope you stay well this time Tony!

Adriano
9057 posts
Saturday , 15 Sep 2018 6:52PM
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Well....thanks for organising this again guys, but all north coast events again and twice in the swamp!

What about the south coasters? What about the Mexicans?!

Why don't you just call it the Mid NSW Coast Series and come out of the closet?

All jokes aside, I'll be at the JB Sand & Sea Festival in October so hope to see a few of you there. I don't know who these guys have been talking to, but that downwinder and obstacle course slalom are perfect for Jervis Bay, still the best all round flat water windsurfing in NSW in my opinion. I've done those tracks many times over the decades and they've got it spot on. Just the kind of racing I've been advocating there for two decades. That sounds like an awesome event and being multi-disciplinary should also be great for families.

Anyway, have a great summer up there, have a good series and hope to see you on the turquoise waters of Jervis Bay....

Boston!
NSW, 8 posts
Sunday , 16 Sep 2018 4:49PM
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Adriano said..
Well....thanks for organising this again guys, but all north coast events again and twice in the swamp!

What about the south coasters? What about the Mexicans?!

Why don't you just call it the Mid NSW Coast Series and come out of the closet?

All jokes aside, I'll be at the JB Sand & Sea Festival in October so hope to see a few of you there. I don't know who these guys have been talking to, but that downwinder and obstacle course slalom are perfect for Jervis Bay, still the best all round flat water windsurfing in NSW in my opinion. I've done those tracks many times over the decades and they've got it spot on. Just the kind of racing I've been advocating there for two decades. That sounds like an awesome event and being multi-disciplinary should also be great for families.

Anyway, have a great summer up there, have a good series and hope to see you on the turquoise waters of Jervis Bay....


I asked the same question regarding the Sydney and south coast events, Adriano, and I was told that both events had run at a loss due to a lack of numbers the last couple of years.

muz720
NSW, 56 posts
Sunday , 16 Sep 2018 5:31PM
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Would love to and have loved heading south over the years but ultimately the costs and resources associated with running an event down south have outweighed the benefits.

If if someone form down south is keen to organise a boat, boat crew, aquatic license and then encourage locals to participate to make it financial that would be a great start.

ultimately the series needs participation to make it a success at all locations if we only get 4 or so locals and 15 people traveling and then those 4 locals don't come to other events that doesn't work for the series, hence the locations chosen this year.

Would love to see the sand n sea festival event be a bolted on to the series in the future with some better forward planning.

Adriano
9057 posts
Sunday , 16 Sep 2018 4:12PM
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Yeah mate I know that's why. Just yankin' it a bit.......

Maybe if it was at Jervis Bay instead of St Georges Swamp it might work. Families would much rather hang out on white sand with turqoise waters and a township than a muddy swamp with a second rate general store....

Maybe......you could get together with Sand & Sea Festival and run the GPS concurrently. That would save huge costs by sharing resources. They already have a downwinder and obstacle slalom. Just add GPS and Tibor's your uncle! Well, he's already everyone's uncle.... I wouldn't be surprised if they let us tag along just to drum up interest. Insurance sorted too.

How's that for an idea?

byronmc
NSW, 384 posts
Yesterday , 20 Sep 2018 5:24PM
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Myall lakes state slalom you need to book accommodation ASAP it is selling out.
only two cabins left
only a few powered water front sites left. (there are more powered sites but not on water front)
There is interest from Victoria and QLD so come along to this very special place.
For state slalom
call 1300 769 566
chose option 2 reception ask for Robin tell them you are a windsurfer for your discount.

We will be posting more information and a new electronic link to pay very shortly.
We have been working hard to get some fantastic sponsors this year and it is shaping up to be very well supported from some great suppliers.

Adriano I love it down there as well fantastic place and in fact having a week holiday there in Christmas holidays, but only a couple of locals turned up from the area and two years ago we lost money running the event as such.
Last year at Myall lakes we had 26 competitors it really is a fantastic place to hang out.



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