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2018 GPS/Slalom Series

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Created by GPSWindsurfing 7 months ago, 22 Aug 2018
tbwonder
NSW, 157 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, 422 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, 6457 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, 232 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, 6457 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, 157 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, 6457 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, 6457 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, 422 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, 237 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, 6457 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, 965 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, 617 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, 6457 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, 422 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, 422 posts
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

GPSWindsurfing
14 posts
25 Nov 2018 5:34PM
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Below is the combined results from Slalom and GPS racing from Round 1 in Forster.

See everyone at Myall Lakes this weekend for Round 2 and the NSW State Slalom Championships.



byronmc
NSW, 422 posts
27 Nov 2018 5:56PM
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GAME ON The NSW Slalom titles is on this weekend at the idyllic location of Myall lakes. so come along and join the fun.
We are bringing the Briefing forward on Friday to 10am sharp. so be there please. The forecast is for a southerly so we want to get straight into racing slalom if the wind is suitable.
NOTE if its windy enough to race then rig your sail don't wait for me to tell you as we will start promptly.
A big turn out of people are coming including people from QLD and Victoria so should be a fantastic weekend.
I am going up on Thursday which looks ballistic at this stage so see you all there.
Also locals and people that are not staying at the caravan park just see reception they will give you a day pass.
Also its up to you to organise a late check out or pay $30 to camp another day which is cheep to keep your camp site even if you leave on Sunday.

byronmc
NSW, 422 posts
28 Nov 2018 6:15PM
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To help with communication during the event we will set up a WhatsApp group.

Anyone with a smartphone can download "WhatsApp Messenger" for free.

Android:
play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.whatsapp

iphone:
itunes.apple.com/au/developer/whatsapp-inc/id310634000


The organisers will send out messages to the group with info on briefings, start times, wind conditions etc.

Please keep it as a one-way communication (organisers to competitors) at this stage. Anyone who spams the group will need to buy a round of beer at the bar on Friday night.

some stuff to show you how good a place it is.






jamesf
NSW, 879 posts
28 Nov 2018 7:05PM
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After you have downloaded WhatsApp on your phone click the following link to join the group Steve asked me to create.

chat.whatsapp.com/JECLnSJMv8eBWJAltQYbAE

Byron, Steve and Murray will use this group to post info , announcements and updates like race start times, wind readings etc.

Last minute rego, payment and sailing instructions are on the website.

www.gpswindsurfing.com.au

Dezza
NSW, 617 posts
30 Nov 2018 8:51AM
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byronmc
NSW, 422 posts
2 Dec 2018 8:46AM
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What a place just so nice sailing every day with 30 other friendly Windsurfer's good times at night drinks.
Congrats to Andrew for winning the lucky door prize 2 night luxury villa accomodation.
Heaps of photos to come having a ball.

Brett Morris
NSW, 1140 posts
3 Dec 2018 12:29PM
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excellent weekend....Did a ton of sailing over the 3days....Best place...Thanks to the organisers...Much appreciated...Cant wait to get up there again...

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6457 posts
3 Dec 2018 7:10PM
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Had 4 lovely days of sailboarding. Great place ,good company very relaxing.
Thanks to the organisers for putting all the work in.

byronmc
NSW, 422 posts
3 Dec 2018 7:53PM
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4 days of sailing in a beautiful location parked the car and it didn't move for 4 days rigged from my tent site on the waters edge.
wildlife every where and really enjoyed talking to every one and enjoying a beer at night just great times with great friendly people had a blast.
Well done Andrew for winning the lucky draw prize 2 night accommodation in luxury waterfront villa fantastic prize.
Huge thanks to all the volunteers Steve Walsh, Murray Towndrow, Ron Jaray, John Mcilveen, Barry Fawkes, Greg Millard ,
& Nathan Hohnberg , Andrew Haigh ,James Farley , Ian Wright for helping out to make this weekend a success.

please note this weekend Saturday 8th or Sunday 9th December is Round 3 of the NSW GPS/Slalom series and its looking good for slalom /GPS. volunteer's required let me know if you can help.

We are also going to try and run the state slalom in January Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th in conjunction with the round 4 GPS series which will now become a two day event Saturday and Sunday in lake Macquarie. Obviously some stuff to work out but need volunteers to make this happen.

Also next year 2019 state slalom November Friday 29th November to Sunday 1st December will be same time next year Myall lakes I have done a deal with caravan park again. so please ring up and put your name on a cabin or camp site. reserve your cabin or camp site now as people are booking them quickly. Commit and come away for a fun weekend.













Boston!
NSW, 45 posts
3 Dec 2018 8:06PM
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A blissful weekend made all the more special by everyone coming from far and wide. Great to put names to faces and hang with friends and families while we do the thing we love! Special thanks to Ron, John, Barry and Greg who volunteer their time to make it all happen on the day.

tbwonder
NSW, 157 posts
3 Dec 2018 10:52PM
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Pics from the great weekend at Myall Lakes










Greg shows off his 'head first beach start'





AUS 814
NSW, 217 posts
4 Dec 2018 8:24AM
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Quick question guys, for the GPS racing is it legal to record on a GPS watch, I definitely won't be at the front but was thinking of giving it a go this weekend
Thanks
Pete

tbwonder
NSW, 157 posts
4 Dec 2018 8:50AM
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Yes it is allowed to use a regular GPS watch. Here is an extract from the Series Rules:



The full documents can be downloaded at the top of the registration page here:
gpswindsurfing.com.au/2018-registration/

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6457 posts
4 Dec 2018 8:59AM
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Great shots Andrew! Hey that's not fair.. Greg is a great skier..



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