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Gosford - Saturday afternoon longboard racing.

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Created by AUS817 > 9 months ago, 11 Dec 2015
AUS817
NSW, 224 posts
31 May 2018 10:39AM
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Racing is on at Gosford this Saturday. The forecast is looking great! Unfortunately Lyndon is unavailable this Saturday, so I'm looking for some company to join me.

Given the forecast it's a great weekend to dust off any old gear and come out for a sail. It's time to make windsurfing great again, so come and be part of the windsurfing revolution.

albymongrel
NSW, 124 posts
31 May 2018 11:33PM
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I will probably come down for a burl mate. May bring a slalom board and the lightning?

AUS817
NSW, 224 posts
1 Jun 2018 7:39PM
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I'll bring a slalom board too. the forecast its 30? knots I the afternoon. So bring a suitable rig!

AUS817
NSW, 224 posts
9 Jun 2018 1:37AM
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Racing on at Gosford tomorrow, most likely a light wind DII day, but if the breeze is strong enough we may foil.

Anyone that wishes to join us is welcome. Lyndon and I will be there around midday. Hope to see you there.

John.

327585
NSW, 33 posts
15 Jun 2018 9:47PM
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Hi what is the plan for tomorrrow, if the kid minding plan works out I will be there

AUS817
NSW, 224 posts
15 Jun 2018 11:27PM
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327585 said..
Hi what is the plan for tomorrrow, if the kid minding plan works out I will be there


Lyndon is sailing with Guy, not sure I'm sailing, I might be there early (around 10am) if the conditions are right, but I have to be home by 12:30pm at there latest as I'm going to Sydney in the afternoon.

327585
NSW, 33 posts
16 Jun 2018 9:46AM
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No problems John

I can't make it until after lunch. Have a good day,

AUS817
NSW, 224 posts
22 Jun 2018 12:52PM
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Sailing on at Gosford again tomorrow. I'll aim to be there by 12:30pm. Looking like a light wind session so bring your long boards and D2's.

327585
NSW, 33 posts
22 Jun 2018 8:33PM
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At this stage I should be able to make it there. Maybe closer to 1pm for me will update later.

327585
NSW, 33 posts
29 Jun 2018 6:29PM
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Hi Everyone

So far I still get tomorrow off, so fingers crossed I can make it. Is anyone else a possibility for tomorrow?

Regards

Peter

albymongrel
NSW, 124 posts
29 Jun 2018 7:44PM
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I'm keen Peter, Matt, Guy, Lyndon, John???? Any other takers?
cheers, Al

AUS817
NSW, 224 posts
30 Jun 2018 12:02AM
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I'm sailing tomorrow and I'm pretty sure Lyndon is too, so we might have 4 of us.

Peter S and Guy are both out with injuries at present.

If we are there in time, the club is running a mixed fleet start, I think the start is 1pm. So if we all make it for then that'd be great. If not we can have a few shorter races.

See you tomorrow.

John.

327585
NSW, 33 posts
2 Jul 2018 3:53PM
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Hi Everyone

It was great racing last Saturday, the boards varied a bit which made it even cooler, from a Phantom Race with an 8.5, the Exocet D2 (thinking 9.1 from memory), the Formula Board with a Foil (7.8 sail size), in race 2 it went from last to first on the final leg, it got to third with probably less than 10 metres to go (my guess) and got first right on the line (well done John) you were flying, and then Al and I on the LT's were the other boards. The first race was from scratch and most of us finished together, the second race was a reverse order start and there was nothing in it at the end. Race 3 was again handicapped and the wind dropped a bit giving the rest of us a chance to get even with the foiling formula board that got us all in the race before, but it was still a great afternoon.

Most afternoons in winter we start with one race, the do another handicap or 2 races to give everyone a chance.

albymongrel
NSW, 124 posts
3 Jul 2018 7:41PM
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A Very casual and fun arvo out with a great bunch of windsurfers.

AUS817
NSW, 224 posts
4 Jul 2018 7:32AM
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Here's a few pics of the boards from last Saturday. Very close racing considering the vast difference in boards. The New Windsurfer LT's showed their capabilities using larger rigs (e.g. 7.8m BIC Techno rig).

Anyone interested in joining us for casual social racing or even just come for a sail with ius s more then welcome. We usually meet on the southern side of Gosford Sailing club from 12 noon on Saturday afternoons, racing anytime from 1pm.
Although this Saturday most if us are headed to Dobroyd Aquatic Club in Sydney to race.












Heavy1
NSW, 114 posts
6 Jul 2018 10:41PM
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No they aren't long boards , but it wasnt saturday. As John pointed out it was foiling Friday. My first time ever. Its not hard at all to fly, but Ive found its especially easy to crash around 5 seconds later. Its different enough to be a whole new sport. That addictive combination of easy to get a taste but difficult to perfect. I actually liked the feeling when the foil was substantially lifting but the board was still in the water. It felt like it was planning really easily, but the control was still there. I could tell though that really flying was another thing again. I just need practice.
No longboards at gosford tomorrow 7/7/18 due to lots of reasons. Im heading to peel street budgie with an ETA after soccer of 2pm. 20+ westerly predicted. I will check my mail and phone in the morning if anyone wants to come or needs delta fin or a board, let me know.
Lyndon

AyreForce1
NSW, 266 posts
13 Jul 2018 2:28PM
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Any plans for tomorrow?

AUS-60
NSW, 16 posts
13 Jul 2018 3:51PM
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Sailing at St George as from lunchtime

AUS 814
NSW, 196 posts
13 Jul 2018 4:18PM
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Pretty certain most Gossie sailors are away this weekend. I am thinking of getting out mid morning on the foiler but will depend on the forecast holding true.Will launch from the club

Heavy1
NSW, 114 posts
20 Jul 2018 8:53PM
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Hi. I will be there too. But due to soccer i probably cant get there before 1130. We may have some company in the afternoon from PD.

Heavy1
NSW, 114 posts
23 Jul 2018 7:23AM
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Wind was south west at 6knots at first some times maybe 8. Phantom vs serenity was looking interesting. In the long run tactics and luck were the most important factor as the wind dropped and then picked up for a few minutes. Then went south east. Then stopped. The challenge was to pick a knock from a lull . The serenity is a weapon in wind under 8knots. Still dreaming of fixing a system to swing the centre board though.

Sup surfing umina was very good on sunday. Welcome back to Paul G who we haven't seen for a year or so.

AUS817
NSW, 224 posts
26 Jul 2018 11:41AM
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Hi all,

Gosford Sailing Club has a working bee on this Saturday from 08:30am till midday, followed by racing from 1pm (although the forecast is looking very light).

I aim to be there at 08:30, hope to see you there if you can make it.

Heavy1
NSW, 114 posts
3 Aug 2018 8:06PM
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Hi ,Im still not very well and have lots of commitments. Ill come down and say hello but I dont think I will sail at this stage.

AUS 814
NSW, 196 posts
3 Aug 2018 8:56PM
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Forecast looks very very light, .. ?. May be better waiting for Sunday if possible, looks a little more promising

AUS817
NSW, 224 posts
4 Aug 2018 8:55AM
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Breeze this morning is looking promising, but I have lots to do, so if nobody is sailing I will continue with my renovation job.

If you're headed out, message me on Viber as I won't be closely watching this forum.

Heavy1
NSW, 114 posts
11 Aug 2018 9:16PM
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Pete foiling at Gosford in a gusty north westerly



Heavy1
NSW, 114 posts
15 Aug 2018 7:30AM
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Heavy1
NSW, 114 posts
15 Aug 2018 7:31AM
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Heavy1
NSW, 114 posts
15 Aug 2018 11:55AM
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Just got this 2008 pacifico wave. At 170 liters Im hoping it will make a good heavy guys wave board, especially as local wind is inconsistent. I tried it out and it seems to plane much better than most SUP boards, mainly due to less tail rocker than contemporary SUPs. It still has a narrow tail and very thin rails. I think it will turn well, but I will need more wind or a wave to try that out properly.

I have a 10ft exocet X long board but its only 145 liters. Its a great board and the step tail really works. Ideally Id love an 11 ft x long-board but I cant find one. Have also thought about a Kona long-board, but I think it may be too big for the waves. There is the bic Jungle as well but I believe its heavier, and online most people say it doesn't plane well despite its straps.
The pacifico wave looks to have come from a time capsule, its in such great shape.

In other news I'm planning to pressurize my tiga race with a vacuum exhaust, and put soapy water over it, so I can look for bubbles. I suspect its deep inside the CB case thats leaking. At the moment a 4 hrs sailing session might sink the Tiga race. 1 hr takes on about 7 litres of water.

AUS 814
NSW, 196 posts
15 Aug 2018 3:47PM
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I was surprised how quickly the Mistral planed, its a really nice looking board.Good luck with the Tiga, I suspect you right about the CB case, I used the reverse vacum o mine and now its only taking on 2 cupfuls for a full afternoon of sailing.Might be getting some in through the hatch cover as well



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