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Burrum Windfest 2017

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Created by WindWanderers 9 months ago, 8 Dec 2016
John340
QLD, 1612 posts
15 Mar 2017 5:34PM
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Locosys has concluded testing of the new Alpha Racing Firmware (V1.2A0314B) for the GW60 GPS watch. This new version of the firmware significantly upgrades the functionality and usability of the GW60. They have specifically released this firmware so that it is available for contestants at Burrum Windfest 2017. The following Dropbox has the firmware pack. The pack includes:
- New firmware file, use the existing GW60 updater to upload onto your watch
- Release note which details the history of changes to the firmware during testing
- Watch set-up config instructions for the new features
- Installer for the new Utility for Log file downloading and watch configuration. Note this only works with Window's PCs

dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10480954/GW60/GW60AR_Pack0314B_PR.rar


Alewi62
QLD, 141 posts
16 Mar 2017 7:05AM
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John340 said..
Exert from the Sailing Instructions:

13. SCORING
13.1 Speeds will be calculated using with KA72 speedreader software.
13.2 In the case of a tie, the best result on count back will be used. Judges' decision is final.
13.3 To request correction of an alleged error in the posted races or series results, a competitor shall request in writing a Scoring Enquiry at Speed HQ.
13.4 Divisions as below Competitors can only enter one division (Age as of 1st January 2017)
- Open 20-44 years - Overall, 5x10, Nautical Mile, 2 sec, 1 hour
- Masters 45-59 years - Overall, 5x10, Nautical Mile, 2 sec, 1 hour
- Legends 60 + years - Overall, 5x10, Nautical Mile, 2 sec
- Women - 5x10, Nautical Mile, 2 sec
- Youth Under 19 - 2 sec peak
13.5 Rashies
1. The Rashie division in the competition will show results from the previous day only
2. The colours in the Rashie division depend on your DOB recorded in your ka72 account. DOB with a year of 1957 (for the 2017 competition) or earlier will appear red, and later DOB will appear yellow.
3. Each day's score is based on adding together the results from the day (a bit like a GP5 without the Alpha) 1hr + 2Sec + 5x10 + NM
4. The highest Red and Yellow scores for each day win the Red and Yellow rashie for the next day



Please check this information with the current sailing instructions that are on KA 72. Some of the information is incorrect and comes from a draft version.

Current sailing instructions and any amendments will be discussed at the Race briefings.

John340
QLD, 1612 posts
16 Mar 2017 9:07AM
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Sorry for the misinformation.

I can't find the latest sailing instructions on KA72.

F2
QLD, 167 posts
16 Mar 2017 9:35AM
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John I sent you a email about the contest.

John340
QLD, 1612 posts
16 Mar 2017 12:15PM
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John340 said..
Locosys has concluded testing of the new Alpha Racing Firmware (V1.2A0314B) for the GW60 GPS watch. This new version of the firmware significantly upgrades the functionality and usability of the GW60. They have specifically released this firmware so that it is available for contestants at Burrum Windfest 2017. The following Dropbox has the firmware pack. The pack includes:
- New firmware file, use the existing GW60 updater to upload onto your watch
- Release note which details the history of changes to the firmware during testing
- Watch set-up config instructions for the new features
- Installer for the new Utility for Log file downloading and watch configuration. Note this only works with Window's PCs

dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10480954/GW60/GW60AR_Pack0314B_PR.rar




The above dropbox was not working this morning. I contacted Locosys and they have rebuilt the download link. The new download link is


www.dropbox.com/s/zsese3v5m1zgqv3/GW60AR_Pack0314B_PR.rar?dl=0

DarkHorse
QLD, 120 posts
17 Mar 2017 6:07AM
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Hi All,
Below is an Update to the Program for Burrum Windfest. The "Course Open" Times have been updated to make better use of the tide times.

For any questions on the event please contact either Geoff Ringe or David Sandos.

Only one Week to go..

Regards
David Sandos
Race Director



da vecta
QLD, 2273 posts
17 Mar 2017 11:50AM
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Awesome, I can sleep in till 1.25pm on Thursday.

Steve Charles
TAS, 995 posts
19 Mar 2017 9:06PM
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Burrum here we come. Yee haa. Dave and Geraldine plus 2 doggies leaving tommorow (Mon 24th Mar) from Hobart. Thanks so much guys for doing this. Dave and Steve's gear. Top left to bottom W49, 117, 97, 80, Top right to bottom 87, W49, 97, 107. 127 on roof racks. A dozen masts, 4 booms, 40 fins and a heap of Overdrive and Reflex sails. OK so we got a little carried away

vando
QLD, 3345 posts
19 Mar 2017 9:42PM
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W49 you do know where ya heading .
Safe trip guys

kato
VIC, 2067 posts
20 Mar 2017 8:14AM
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Leave the 5.7 s too ??

da vecta
QLD, 2273 posts
20 Mar 2017 8:58AM
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at my house.

John340
QLD, 1612 posts
20 Mar 2017 9:25AM
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kato said..
Leave the 5.7 s too ??


With the current forecast, you could leave the 6.2s, 7.0s and 7.8s

AUS02
TAS, 1768 posts
20 Mar 2017 11:30AM
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There could be some wind along the way (or the way back), so ready for anything!

spanishwog
QLD, 77 posts
20 Mar 2017 7:53PM
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or you can bring some wind with you!!!!

Steve Charles
TAS, 995 posts
20 Mar 2017 9:21PM
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Yes the trailer will be bringing wind from Tassie for the comp.....

Richiefish
QLD, 5368 posts
21 Mar 2017 7:36AM
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What night is Pub night ?

John340
QLD, 1612 posts
21 Mar 2017 8:06AM
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Richiefish said..
What night is Pub night ?


Any night you choose Mr Fish

byronmc
NSW, 342 posts
21 Mar 2017 9:35AM
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Love the photo of the trailer reminds me of the many Sandy point trips.
trailer full with 3 people's gear carnt leave it at home you never know.
see you guys there.

Macroscien
QLD, 4067 posts
21 Mar 2017 10:16AM
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The countdown starts now. This is not a first time SB make their weather forecast / prediction completely wrong


Haggar
QLD, 1558 posts
21 Mar 2017 12:11PM
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No no don't look at the forecast !

da vecta
QLD, 2273 posts
22 Mar 2017 9:33AM
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Can you sign on if you arrive later in the week?

DarkHorse
QLD, 120 posts
22 Mar 2017 11:06AM
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da vecta said..
Can you sign on if you arrive later in the week?


Yes you can, Just need to come to Race HQ - "Sea Spray" house nearest the Boat ramp so a briefing can be run through first.
Morning Briefings will be at 9am each day and soon after that the race crew will be heading to the course area to set up so "special briefings" would have to occur prior to 10am each day or after 6pm-ish at night.

Note
Could effect potential overall results for event though - results may be calculated Daily to contribute to Overall. (This is still in discussion)

Regards
David Sandos
(Race Director)

sboardcrazy
NSW, 5924 posts
22 Mar 2017 2:12PM
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Steve Charles said..
Burrum here we come. Yee haa. Dave and Geraldine plus 2 doggies leaving tommorow (Mon 24th Mar) from Hobart. Thanks so much guys for doing this. Dave and Steve's gear. Top left to bottom W49, 117, 97, 80, Top right to bottom 87, W49, 97, 107. 127 on roof racks. A dozen masts, 4 booms, 40 fins and a heap of Overdrive and Reflex sails. OK so we got a little carried away



MMm you can lighten your load by leaving that lot at my place ..

Richiefish
QLD, 5368 posts
22 Mar 2017 6:47PM
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Forecast looking good now.Monday.


Dag
QLD, 444 posts
22 Mar 2017 7:19PM
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Haggar said..
No no don't look at the forecast !


Grrrr, don't want to say anything. A lot of "if's". On the up-side, at least I've got a few more day's to get everything done.
The weather map's are all over the place at the moment. Who'd wanna guess?

Boombuster
QLD, 466 posts
23 Mar 2017 8:31AM
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Trying to be positive looking at Burrum 2012 it was if I remember the same sort of weather pattern leading up to the Windfest and it did turn out ok. Not so good was the trip up as many of us got stuck in the floods around Gympie but it turned out to be worth the trip.

plev
QLD, 129 posts
23 Mar 2017 7:39PM
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Hi Salt Flavored Speed People,

Off topic in some ways but speed under sail has been a hot subject for hundreds of years, formal racing or mainly just two craft under sail on a similar bearing.
One of the Australian speed icons of yesteryear I am told is (after this major refit) to very soon be under going trials at Burrum.

"Bullfrog" many moons ago shattered the Trans Tasman. This is decades before "Yellow Pages" or "Maquarie Inovation".
Granted Sandy Point and Burrum have little in common with a Trans Tasman except speed.

Bullfrog looks (under good conditions) to be good for way more than 35 knts.

There may be a request for next year's event to include multi hull sailing paraphernalia.

Good speed to all for the meet this year,

plev



grich62
QLD, 351 posts
23 Mar 2017 8:22PM
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can any one give me some contact detail, as i wont make it down,looks like a cyclone is forming up here.

waricle
QLD, 479 posts
23 Mar 2017 8:31PM
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Gooday plev,
interesting times In bullfrog.
Easy to discount the seriously outstanding advances made when we just look at the latest speed by windsurfers.
The innovations and dedication of speed sailors' progression we take for granted thru the purchase of the latest board or sail is a reflection of the design, research, proving, and competition results over many iterations of a design programme dedicated to make a turkey like you or I look good ??

plev
QLD, 129 posts
23 Mar 2017 9:04PM
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Gooday waricle,

Sorry man, you've lost me. I thought my post pointed to some iconic Aussie speed sailing gear of yesteryear,nothing more.

plev



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