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Created by FreeraceQLD > 9 months ago, 10 Sep 2014
DarkHorse
QLD, 126 posts
22 Sep 2014 6:51AM
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Great Photos and a great day all up,
I think some of the Laser sailors got a bit worried with us sailing by at high speed just in front and behind continually.

Thanks to Kellie, Dylan, Jonesey, etc. for all the effort in making this happen..

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6804 posts
22 Sep 2014 8:12AM
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FreeraceQLD said..
Some photo's of today from 'HMASGreen'










Terrific photos! looks like some really good sailors.

Dean 424
NSW, 440 posts
22 Sep 2014 8:41AM
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Nicely sailing on that fin Kellie!!

da vecta
QLD, 2448 posts
22 Sep 2014 10:43AM
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Thanks all the Freerace crew (especially Jonesey, Dylan, Kellie & Bryn) and Surf FX for putting this on. Was awesome fun!

MartinF2
QLD, 471 posts
22 Sep 2014 11:27AM
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da vecta said..
Thanks all the Freerace crew (especially Jonesey, Dylan, Kellie & Bryn) and Surf FX for putting this on. Was awesome fun!


I can't say that any better than Brendan. Thanks for a great event. Was interesting to say the least with all the "traffic" in that area.

Thanks Greenie for the pic of me (EVO5 sail).

Cheers
Marty

FreeraceQLD
208 posts
22 Sep 2014 10:04AM
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Great that everyone enjoyed it, we will review it ourselves internally (as we always do) to see what we can do better etc.

One thing that was certain is that water way is changing state all the time based on tides etc, let alone all the other activity! For sure there would be more 'ideal' times to sail based on the tides/winds etc, totally different water conditions to when it was test sailed a few weeks ago!

Our main goal is to ensure we get a windy event, and I think we cleaned up there pretty well, It's a pretty challenging spot, the results show that also, mostly sub 20 hours.

Great thing about the location is it is close for the Brissy guys to get to and heaps of parking, got to say was warmer in the water than out!

FR means we all had the same conditions, strategy certainly comes into play also, the upwind run was less tide effected and longer runs off the wind, so selecting the best position certainly helps, but there is part of the skills required to do well , reading the wind on the course.

FR shows that its "way more challenging trying to get +20knt hour than hit 30+knts on a dead flat speed run for a few seconds."

FR is to set your own goals etc, or try any beat your mates on the day, above all do your best and have fun, it's great that we have now some entries into the 30minute division, this encourages newbies and juniors to be involved.

It's also awesome that we have a gun champ like Brad A competing to set the benchmark ...if you want to come second just try and keep up with Brad for the hour and you will for sure!

Big Question is:

Should we be back at the Gold Coast again next series?

MartinF2
QLD, 471 posts
22 Sep 2014 1:57PM
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Yes

Haircut
QLD, 6299 posts
22 Sep 2014 2:59PM
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it's great that the wind kicked in for it!

what is the chance of running a conventional non-gps race around buoys on the gc, even if just around some channel markers or some of those crab pot floats that have been there since the dawn of man? imho that would be fun to participate in and watch too

WindsurfingQLD
143 posts
22 Sep 2014 3:29PM
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Windsurfing Competition was alive and well yesterday! Congratulations to the Windwanders for kicking the season off with a windy, action packed event.

With Slalom and Wavesailing days also scheduled soon also it's all happening.



MartinF2
QLD, 471 posts
23 Sep 2014 10:27PM
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This is one of my runs from the weekend. It was about the least amount of traffic that day. Hope you enjoy.
Cheers
Marty

Steve1001
QLD, 241 posts
23 Sep 2014 10:54PM
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Yes Gold Coast again for sure.

tilldark
QLD, 274 posts
23 Sep 2014 10:56PM
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Yup give me year ill be fit

Dwbh
QLD, 826 posts
24 Sep 2014 7:09AM
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Great Video Martin

GeoGeo
QLD, 145 posts
25 Sep 2014 9:29AM
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tilldark said..
Yup give me year ill be fit



.....but getting old



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