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Canton Beach this Sunday

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Created by Mobydisc > 9 months ago, 15 Jun 2012
Mobydisc
NSW, 8981 posts
15 Jun 2012 7:51PM
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Who is up for windsurfing there if the forecast SW winds come through? Its a great wind direction there.

We will be cooking some hotdogs or sausages on our little cooker for lunch so if you want a bite to eat please join us.



ka43
NSW, 2993 posts
15 Jun 2012 8:31PM
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Could be a few up there.
Is your mate Billyboy gonna help you cook everyones lunch???

Waiting4wind
NSW, 1871 posts
15 Jun 2012 8:44PM
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The forecast looks more west?

I was thinking of either going up the coast to canton or down south to Illawarra. I guess we will have to see how it plays out. Either way I hope those gree arrows hang around!

Mobydisc
NSW, 8981 posts
15 Jun 2012 8:49PM
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I'm not sure if Billyboy will help or not. Anyway I'm thinking to cook hotdogs as they are easier to cook in a limited area. However they will not be boiled but fried along with onions. Mustard and tomotoe sauce as well.

West is good in Canton Beach. Its good down at Illawarra Lake too.



fanatic02
NSW, 294 posts
15 Jun 2012 10:09PM
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see you there Karl

Willy Sailor
241 posts
15 Jun 2012 11:47PM
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I will be there with bells on , it been too long out of the water :(

Moby I will give u a ring tomorrow ,

I will pack the real BBQ - the little stove take to long

Let me know what meat u want , ( going to tumbi wholesale any way )
I will bring a few kg sausage and 2 steak and just take the left over Home

At long you're wife cook .


Oh and I have left over cans of coke that you guys can take off my hands ( left over from Easter)


Willy Sailor
241 posts
15 Jun 2012 11:49PM
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Waiting4wind said...

The forecast looks more west?

I was thinking of either going up the coast to canton or down south to Illawarra. I guess we will have to see how it plays out. Either way I hope those gree arrows hang around!


Guessing -from sydney there not alot of differents . But for me it too far to Illawarra unless I stay the night

sboardcrazy
NSW, 7390 posts
16 Jun 2012 1:42PM
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Sounds great! Ill be there lets hope the wind obliges and suns out! Sorry Moby just read this post..

nick0
NSW, 510 posts
16 Jun 2012 9:08PM
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hope it blows it tits off .. been a LONG week

sboardcrazy
NSW, 7390 posts
17 Jun 2012 9:32AM
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Greg's there ( 8am) says its 12kt & slowly building.. I'm off!

fanatic02
NSW, 294 posts
17 Jun 2012 10:14AM
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It was starting to come in ! And now it's died !!!!

Willy Sailor
241 posts
17 Jun 2012 8:42AM
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Any one here . At the entrance I not even getting 1 knot :(

The wind master didn't get the memo

PhilSWR
NSW, 1104 posts
17 Jun 2012 5:59PM
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Did anyone get out, or was it a total glass off?

Had only 6-10 knots west up here...

fanatic02
NSW, 294 posts
17 Jun 2012 7:22PM
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Ended up ok after waiting all day , was good to catch up with everyone , was a very nice sunny day as well







sboardcrazy
NSW, 7390 posts
17 Jun 2012 8:31PM
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It looks windy!Great shots! I never get in photos.....
Tried Mobys 7.3m with carbon mast- weighed as much as my 6.6m cammed & much better balanced.. I want one!!Have to win lotto..
Billy boy supplied snags for late lunch and seemed to be going pretty well for how long he's been sailing.

fanatic02
NSW, 294 posts
17 Jun 2012 8:46PM
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Your ka has a big luff pocket and Is a lot heavier
, the wind picked up as you went in sue .
You were killing it in the lighter breeze !

Mobydisc
NSW, 8981 posts
17 Jun 2012 9:03PM
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Thankfully the wind picked up a bit this Arvo. I need to buy a bigger sail. An 8 would have been a better size today.

Great pictures Greg. Despite the lack of wind it was a blessing to have a sunny day.

lelos12345
NSW, 453 posts
17 Jun 2012 9:07PM
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got a 9 m if ya want it pm me

Mobydisc said...

Thankfully the wind picked up a bit this Arvo. I need to buy a bigger sail. An 8 would have been a better size today.

Great pictures Greg. Despite the lack of wind it was a blessing to have a sunny day.




Willy Sailor
241 posts
17 Jun 2012 7:07PM
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was a nice day. nice to catch up with all the guys.

what speeds was every one achieving ?

fanatic02
NSW, 294 posts
17 Jun 2012 9:47PM
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Everyone was pretty close , 27 to 29 knots

LeStef
ACT, 514 posts
17 Jun 2012 10:45PM
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Nice one, looks pretty long runs.
I had to drop someone at the airport at lunch time, had a look around, 2 guys at La Perouse, couldn't see anyone elsewhere, but it didn't look that great, except the sun of course.

sboardcrazy
NSW, 7390 posts
18 Jun 2012 8:32AM
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fanatic02 said...

Your ka has a big luff pocket and Is a lot heavier
, the wind picked up as you went in sue .
You were killing it in the lighter breeze !



Every time I came in for a rest it would pick up..I think I'm bad luck!
Trying to figure out how to upgrade to a 7.3 with carbon mast. I always swore i hated big sails but it wasn't heavy and I could get planing in 10-12kts... I'd get a lot more sailing in with a bigger combo.
I was thinking of going back today but not sure if it will come in and have appointment at 12.30 in Newcastle + portrait painting group as an option.

BRUCE H
NSW, 179 posts
18 Jun 2012 12:04PM
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Interesting that the seabreeze graph for Norah Head did not go over 10 knots all day but at Canton, just over the road from Norah, we had between, say 12-20 knots most of the day. Clearly Norah Head is useless in a NW. If I had paid it any attention I would have stayed at home gardening instead of having a good days sailing with 8.5.

Willy Sailor
241 posts
18 Jun 2012 1:14PM
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well its dead today :(

sboardcrazy
NSW, 7390 posts
18 Jun 2012 6:44PM
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billyboy402 said...

well its dead today :(


Glad I didn't bother driving down then..

Itch
NSW, 107 posts
18 Jun 2012 7:44PM
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Hi sboardcrazy,

Slightly off track from the rest of the posts.

Did you own the tyronsea 295? I still own mine but could never sail that sucker well. The plastic mast track broke out of mine but the board is still in great nick.

sboardcrazy
NSW, 7390 posts
19 Jun 2012 10:48AM
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Itch said...

Hi sboardcrazy,

Slightly off track from the rest of the posts.

Did you own the tyronsea 295? I still own mine but could never sail that sucker well. The plastic mast track broke out of mine but the board is still in great nick.


Yes.. I think I could sail it ok but I must admit the only gybing pic I have is of me crashing..and I have a great catapult shot too! Boy that was about 86..Also in those days there wasn't the networking like seabreeze to get other opinions and compare it to anything else.
I remember some great downwind runs on the lake .We used to have a yacht and being plastic Id put it on the deck work upwind and then get put off for a long downwind run and photo shoot! Oh to be able to do that these days!

Itch
NSW, 107 posts
19 Jun 2012 6:06PM
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sboardcrazy said...

Itch said...

Hi sboardcrazy,

Slightly off track from the rest of the posts.

Did you own the tyronsea 295? I still own mine but could never sail that sucker well. The plastic mast track broke out of mine but the board is still in great nick.


Yes.. I think I could sail it ok but I must admit the only gybing pic I have is of me crashing..and I have a great catapult shot too! Boy that was about 86..Also in those days there wasn't the networking like seabreeze to get other opinions and compare it to anything else.
I remember some great downwind runs on the lake .We used to have a yacht and being plastic Id put it on the deck work upwind and then get put off for a long downwind run and photo shoot! Oh to be able to do that these days!


Yes I use to sail mine down at Narrabean Lakes. Beach start it and hope to god you could stay on it till you got to the other side. Jump off and turn around and go back. Then do the walk of shame and walk back up the shore line I orignally started from. It was a hard board to point up wind.Mine you I went to this board after only sailing a wally. I think I went too small. Can't beat today's boards.

sboardcrazy
NSW, 7390 posts
20 Jun 2012 12:23AM
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Itch said...

sboardcrazy said...

Itch said...

Hi sboardcrazy,

Slightly off track from the rest of the posts.

Did you own the tyronsea 295? I still own mine but could never sail that sucker well. The plastic mast track broke out of mine but the board is still in great nick.


Yes.. I think I could sail it ok but I must admit the only gybing pic I have is of me crashing..and I have a great catapult shot too! Boy that was about 86..Also in those days there wasn't the networking like seabreeze to get other opinions and compare it to anything else.
I remember some great downwind runs on the lake .We used to have a yacht and being plastic Id put it on the deck work upwind and then get put off for a long downwind run and photo shoot! Oh to be able to do that these days!


Yes I use to sail mine down at Narrabean Lakes. Beach start it and hope to god you could stay on it till you got to the other side. Jump off and turn around and go back. Then do the walk of shame and walk back up the shore line I orignally started from. It was a hard board to point up wind.Mine you I went to this board after only sailing a wally. I think I went too small. Can't beat today's boards.


Your making me realise how crappy my memory is... Maybe it was a bit of a jump. I went a year on a Dufour wing , year on Mistral Maui then the Tyronsea 295 then a fibreglass Windaction 9' slalom & then waveboards.
I notice you still have it. I suppose its an unfair comparison after sailing todays boards but can you get upwind on it now ( or you haven't bothered to try? ).

Itch
NSW, 107 posts
20 Jun 2012 7:25PM
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sboardcrazy said...

Itch said...

sboardcrazy said...

Itch said...

Hi sboardcrazy,

Slightly off track from the rest of the posts.

Did you own the tyronsea 295? I still own mine but could never sail that sucker well. The plastic mast track broke out of mine but the board is still in great nick.


Yes.. I think I could sail it ok but I must admit the only gybing pic I have is of me crashing..and I have a great catapult shot too! Boy that was about 86..Also in those days there wasn't the networking like seabreeze to get other opinions and compare it to anything else.
I remember some great downwind runs on the lake .We used to have a yacht and being plastic Id put it on the deck work upwind and then get put off for a long downwind run and photo shoot! Oh to be able to do that these days!


Yes I use to sail mine down at Narrabean Lakes. Beach start it and hope to god you could stay on it till you got to the other side. Jump off and turn around and go back. Then do the walk of shame and walk back up the shore line I orignally started from. It was a hard board to point up wind.Mine you I went to this board after only sailing a wally. I think I went too small. Can't beat today's boards.


Your making me realise how crappy my memory is... Maybe it was a bit of a jump. I went a year on a Dufour wing , year on Mistral Maui then the Tyronsea 295 then a fibreglass Windaction 9' slalom & then waveboards.
I notice you still have it. I suppose its an unfair comparison after sailing todays boards but can you get upwind on it now ( or you haven't bothered to try? ).


No it has no mast track. I still occasionally sail my tyronsea 350 elite. I brought this board when I got so frustrated when I had so much trouble saling the 295. It is a good board to sail when there is not enough wind to get the wider style boards on the plane. I took the 295 to Wallace Lakes a few years ago and was going to give it another go. As I left the shore the mast track broke out of it. Wasn't mean't to be. Cheers.

Willy Sailor
241 posts
5 Jul 2012 9:01PM
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It been windy all week and this weekend look like it going to be dead :(



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