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2018 GPS/Slalom Series

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Created by GPSWindsurfing 2 months ago, 22 Aug 2018
tbwonder
NSW, 117 posts
5 Nov 2018 11:05PM
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I've been playing around with the Freerace Master software.
So here is Race 1 from Forster.



It is looking like we will get some Noreasters this coming weekend for Round 2 at Coal Point

byronmc
NSW, 397 posts
7 Nov 2018 8:49AM
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Fantastic stuff close racing.
This weekend Lake Macquarie not sure what day yet.
Fantastic place in a NE breeze.
see you there.
please don't forget to put a sail number on your sail.

Also reminder you MUST book for state slalom or you will miss out of accomodation as I have to release everything left to the public.

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6320 posts
7 Nov 2018 11:32AM
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tbwonder said..
I've been playing around with the Freerace Master software.
So here is Race 1 from Forster.


It is looking like we will get some Noreasters this coming weekend for Round 2 at Coal Point


I thought you had to round the mark? So you only have to go past the mark?

Rus13b
NSW, 222 posts
7 Nov 2018 12:15PM
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My fin was way to small to get enough hight to get up to the outside mark,
after 2 runs, so I just sailed over till I was about level & gybed.
I never sailed for 6km in 1 direction b4, didn't take that long actualy.
who's got the drone footage, I must of cleaned my camera lens with
sun screen, all blurry.

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6320 posts
7 Nov 2018 1:21PM
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Rus13b said..
My fin was way to small to get enough hight to get up to the outside mark,
after 2 runs, so I just sailed over till I was about level & gybed.
I never sailed for 6km in 1 direction b4, didn't take that long actualy.
who's got the drone footage, I must of cleaned my camera lens with
sun screen, all blurry.



Lick the lens, it helps keep it clear..
I'm disappointed..I was hoping for some footage of when the outhaul gave way . The board went one way and I went the other..
I mustn't have had the go pro on then.

tbwonder
NSW, 117 posts
7 Nov 2018 2:15PM
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Sue, The rules regarding rounding the marks appear to be a little grey. The idea is to keep everyone in the same part of the lake, both for fairness and safety. My 'take' on the rules is this. Everyone should make a reasonable effort to round the marks. This means that the top guys should be rounding the marks, which I believe they did at Forster. If others feel that the mark is too far up wind or even too crowded or too choppy then gybing downwind or beyond the mark is acceptable. I don't think anyone should be gybing short of the mark, even if the wind is too light to maintain planing. Nobody should gybe upwind of the mark as you run the risk of collision with somebody heading towards the mark. I believe it should be acceptable for less confident sailors to look for their own bit of space beyond the mark so they can gybe and/or fall off without the risk of getting run over. Also ALL sailors should give others plenty of space at the Mark, it is very off putting to have a fast sailor right on your tail while entering a gybe.

The diagram may explain things a little better.

Just to clarify I am not on the committee, I do not make the rules, this is just my opinion.





sboardcrazy
NSW, 6320 posts
7 Nov 2018 2:51PM
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Here I was staying upwind to lay the mark..Wouldn't that give the people downwind an advantage as they could go on more of a reach ?
I thought if we couldn't lay the mark we'd have to gybe and do another short leg..

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6320 posts
7 Nov 2018 2:54PM
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Does this work? A link to some drone footage of the weekend..A short segment that went on the local news.
www.facebook.com/adam.fitzroy/videos/10216455042822111/UzpfSTg0NzE5MDE2MTpWSzoxOTc3MzY2NTA1Njg3ODA3/

byronmc
NSW, 397 posts
7 Nov 2018 5:39PM
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Thanks Sue for posting that fantastic to get on the local news and A HUGE thanks to Arron for organising this, the community relay got behind us. We still have accommodation prices and meat prices to give away at the state slalom at Myall lakes.

Well explained Andrew.
The first race we probably rushed a bit and had the outside Mark too far up wind it was hard to adjust due to it being 6km runs. we learnt and got it correct for race 2.
Personally way more fun racing a course , and for spectators as we seem organised and together not all over the place. The replays Andrew has done would make no sense if we were not together it would just be numbers.

aussieboats
NSW, 229 posts
8 Nov 2018 8:00AM
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The format was great just makes it more fun having to do a course and for me it made me sail harder to stay with the leaders , the last time i did the same 30 min gps race i just got bored and went off and sailed on the flat water .

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6320 posts
8 Nov 2018 3:18PM
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So just clarifying - you don't have to round the marks - just go as far as them and gybe?

AUS4
NSW, 937 posts
8 Nov 2018 4:15PM
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sboardcrazy said..
So just clarifying - you don't have to round the marks - just go as far as them and gybe?


Maybe just listen at the briefing.

Dezza
NSW, 577 posts
8 Nov 2018 4:29PM
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Hi Sue, yep that's right, I think you were out on the water or re-rigging during the briefing for race 2 - after the learnings and feedback from race 1, for race 2 everyone was to gybe round the inside mark, and for outside mark if you really couldn't get up to it to gybe near it. Sundays races 3 & 4 were similar, but its worthwhile to go to each race briefing to know what the plan is, as it can change during the day as the wind and water conditions change.

I also really enjoyed the format of gps racing that was run at Forster, more like a true slalom race but with some flexibility, and looking forward to the next round.

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6320 posts
9 Nov 2018 6:48AM
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Dezza said..
Hi Sue, yep that's right, I think you were out on the water or re-rigging during the briefing for race 2 - after the learnings and feedback from race 1, for race 2 everyone was to gybe round the inside mark, and for outside mark if you really couldn't get up to it to gybe near it. Sundays races 3 & 4 were similar, but its worthwhile to go to each race briefing to know what the plan is, as it can change during the day as the wind and water conditions change.

I also really enjoyed the format of gps racing that was run at Forster, more like a true slalom race but with some flexibility, and looking forward to the next round.


Yes I enjoyed the marker idea..Thanks for clarifying..

byronmc
NSW, 397 posts
9 Nov 2018 12:19PM
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Notice for racing this weekend Saturday 10th November is cancelled but final decision on Sunday 11th November will be made tomorrow before lunch.
It frustrating seeing NE breezes either side of the weekend but the high pressure has not moved out quickly enough for Sunday at this stage.
The committee wants quality and enjoyable racing for everyone but we are at the mercy of the wind gods .
cheers the committee

byronmc
NSW, 397 posts
Saturday , 10 Nov 2018 8:02AM
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Racing for this weekend is cancelled unfortunately it just is not going to get wind.
Round 2 has been rescheduled to December 8th or 9th.
cheers



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