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Mackay tomorrow

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Created by Orange Whip > 9 months ago, 3 Feb 2017
Orange Whip
QLD, 353 posts
3 Feb 2017 9:27PM
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Anyone sailed this week? Troy, Brett anyone? I'm keen for a sail, been down with elbow tendonitis but will sail drug assisted if necessary. Wondering how rank the box jellies are. Heard fish suffocators at Armies last week end casting nets in the shallows were getting nets full of the bastards. I'll be fully suited up but geez if they're that thick I may postpone. Seems to be plenty of them around this year for some reason.

whitsun
QLD, 84 posts
4 Feb 2017 2:08PM
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Had a good sail at Bowen on sunday, Until the cam on my 7.2 decided to break.
Wind was probably a good 20kts by mid arvo, and as luck would have it I left my 6.4 at home.
Didn't see any jellies.
Where do you guys usually sail from at Mackay?

bpattemore
QLD, 12 posts
4 Feb 2017 8:48PM
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Was going to take the Raceboard out at Far Beach this afternoon. There was not quite enough wind for the small boards. Then discovered that there were some repairs overdue on the board and rig. So got my finger out and will be ready for next time.

Orange Whip
QLD, 353 posts
4 Feb 2017 9:44PM
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Yeah I had a look at Far Beach, not quite enough

Orange Whip
QLD, 353 posts
4 Feb 2017 9:47PM
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Planning an early sail in the morning if there's enough

Soulsailor
QLD, 8 posts
5 Feb 2017 7:47PM
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Managed a late afternoon spin today, Gordon. Pretty light but managed to pump onto the plane with the big slalom board. I'm assuming the jellies have buggered off now that the wind has swung SE, but full stinger suit is still a must have.

AUS18
QLD, 19 posts
11 Feb 2017 7:50PM
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Hi Mackay sailors, if you're keen to come up to Airlie there's great racing at the Whitsunday sailing club every Sunday from now on. I'd love to have some more board competition. 1pm start on the water, windward leward racing. Hope to see you there, all welcome. Regards, Dennis Winstanley.

whitsun
QLD, 84 posts
12 Feb 2017 9:47AM
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AUS18 said..
Hi Mackay sailors, if you're keen to come up to Airlie there's great racing at the Whitsunday sailing club every Sunday from now on. I'd love to have some more board competition. 1pm start on the water, windward leward racing. Hope to see you there, all welcome. Regards, Dennis Winstanley.


Always thought the wind was too gusty for windsurfing in Airlie.
What size board do you use Dennis?
Might come and have a look today if your heading out.

STUMP
QLD, 46 posts
13 Feb 2017 6:44PM
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Thanks for the invite Dennis,
I,m in Mackay and would be keen to get amongst any kind of social sailing.
I don't have a long board(yet) but will certainly come and check it out and have a crack with my SLW if wind permits.
Shaun.

AUS18
QLD, 19 posts
13 Feb 2017 9:32PM
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Hi guys, racing was good, great that Brett came up from mackay, big effort, he was rewarded with two wins. We had a 10kt norwester so it was reasonably consistent but a bit lumpy. Still good conditions for tactical racing. The start line was only about 200m from the clubhouse so that's a bonus, not having a marathon to get to the course. 3 short races, good fun.
Burrum heads gps speed sailing is the next major event on the horizon for me, then the wsc easter regatta. Looking forward to crossing paths with you guys soon. Don't forget the raceboard states at lake cootharaba, good to have a busy month with lots of variety to keep up the skills.
Regards Dennis.

Orange Whip
QLD, 353 posts
24 Feb 2017 8:56PM
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Hey Soulsailor, you going out tomorrow?



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