On the back of the fantastic success of the Slalom States this past wk end, a reminder that round 3 of the NSW Formula Series is scheduled for this wk end, Saturday the 28th November.(Sunday as a back up if forecast no good)
Sign on and rego will most likely be in the regatta room at Georges River Sailing Club with the course being set just NE of Towra Point. This gets us out of the river channel and an outgoing tide, in flatter water and we can rest in between races in the shallows just off the point on the beach there.
Confirmation of timing and rego location closer to the wk end. In the mean time head to the Seabreeze Windsurfing Events calendar for further info. www.seabreeze.com.au/Members/Events/Event.aspx?id=9848798
Weather graph is looking really good for Saturday. Maybe a repeat of the last Formula event held at GRSC which was really really good!
I cant make it and I am gutted. I bagged a couple of 2nds in the first two events so after this heat I will drop out of the rankings but anyway results aside this should be a really fun day out on the water for you guys.
So regardless of whatever happens on the race course this looks to be a great day windsurfing
Change of location for Formula racing on Saturday.(Heat #3 of the Formula Series)
Due to a large Dragon boat event at the club and in view of the awesome looking NE forecast, racing will be from the Ramsgate Beach car park just off The Grand Parade.(the old spot) Please note the first entrance to the car park coming from the Airport is now the only entrance spot.
The course will be off the beach & in the Bay. Briefing & sign on in the car park from 11.00 & no racing before 12pm. (Saturday confirmed)
$25 on the day if you've not paid for the Series. NOR & Sailing instructions can be viewed at:
Hope to see everyone there for a bit of ol' skool action on Saturday!
So pumped... Wind is looking great and ramsgate launching will be like old times... Excited
Good luck guys, should be a perfect day for it - great wind and a great location.
Would be great to see some of the Marmong crew making the trek?
Fingers crossed the wind is a good a predicted huh....
Thanks James & Brett; yes that forecast pretty much sets up a Botany Formula race track as good as it gets. A great opportunity to trial slicks verses treads even!
In short, it'd great to see as many Formula devotes as can be mustered tomorrow.
Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow from 11am
After a latish start due to some unforeseen boat issues at the Club, Heat 3 of the Formula Series got of to a flying start in the early afternoon in a building norester. With the exception of Brett Morris, all sailors rigged 9s & 10mt sails to tackle the ENE breeze, which was gusting 20 knots and accompanied by the customary Botany chop.
We ran 3 quick successive races with Brett being rewarded for taming the bigger rig. Whilst experimenting at one stage with his new North 9.6 Slalom toy, he scored 3 bullets for the day. His consistency over the previous heats may have cemented him another Series win for 2015/16, with just one heat to run at Lake Macquarie on the 9th of January. Congratulations to Brett and a big thanks to all the sailors for attending, especially Tibor & Bruce for trekking down the freeway on consecutive wk ends. Be nice to see breakfast being served from the backs of your vans on the next one please gents, perhaps Rick could bring the eggs?
Cheers also to Andrew McLauchlan & GRSC for the event. Results will be posted in the next day or so.
All is not lost however and so for the trophy hunters amongst us, have no fear, because we have the Nationals(2016 Downunder Pro) on Botany on the 28th to 30th of January, followed shortly there after by the 2016 Formula State Titles at Husskison on the wk end of the 13th of February.
Check out the pics from the day courtesy of Marri Barrios. Thank you Marri!
Thanks for a great days sailing guys....So nice when you turn up at the beach and it is already windy huh!
It is always tough trying to decide between a small and medium sails when the wind is supposed to keep building...I was lucky to choose the medium when everyone else went small, and the wind didn't increase.
Sailing through the kite surfers in the 1st race was kind of exciting also (Sean probably didn't think so?)
Huge thanks to the crew Andrew from Georges River S.C., Marri for the photos (so good), and Adam and Dave for organising etc.
Great to see some old and new faces there also....
We had three fantastic races in great conditions. Well done to the Stormriders team and thanks to Brett Morris for his helpful tips before racing started. And not to mention Marri Barrios for the sensational images.
Hey I held down the 10.7 all arvo, but without a SLAKE mast I had nuthin . Not dropping a tack nor gybe all arvo was my personal win . . Good to catch up with everyone and had a top time stalking you all around the course. Thanks Ads for organising mate.
Provisional results now up line for heat#3. Don't forget final heat for the Series at Lake Macquarie on January 9. Merry Christmas to all