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Racing Sundays @ Whitsunday Sailing Club

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Created by AUS18 6 months ago, 10 Feb 2017
AUS18
QLD, 19 posts
10 Feb 2017 8:32PM
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Hi all,

WSC (Airlie Beach) are happy to have windsurfers in the fleet for Sunday off the beach racing. Season began last week. I'm racing here every week on a Windsurfer One Design, and would welcome any competition! Raceboards, WODs or any longboards. 1.00pm start on the water. Great grass area for rigging and washdown. Hope to see some more boards out there for regular racing!

Regards, Dennis Winstanley.

grich62
QLD, 322 posts
11 Feb 2017 11:49AM
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are the wind conditions gusty or do you race in the bay more .what time do you race

AUS18
QLD, 19 posts
11 Feb 2017 7:43PM
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Hey mate, the course is set depending on the wind direction, we usually sail just on the edge of the moorings, sometimes around them making for fun tactical racing. Sometimes a bit gusty, but always enough breeze for the longboards. We start with the lasers, usually three races back to back, windward lewards. 5 4 1 start sequence, really well organised and motivated committee, very welcoming of sailboards. I usually get there after 12pm, race starts 1pm. They have food and drinks afterwards so no need to drive home hungry. Hope to see you tomorrow or another day soon. Regards, Dennis.

bpattemore
QLD, 12 posts
11 Feb 2017 9:50PM
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Hi Dennis, Going to try and make it to WSC tomorrow. Currently getting gear together. Hoping for no show stoppers. Regards, Brett.

snorkel692
QLD, 90 posts
13 Feb 2017 12:50PM
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Thats brilliant Dennis!

Just need to get there now. No thrashing me on your Wally when I'm on my RB...too disheartening!! I'll let you know when the scheduling gods smile upon a trip south

grich62
QLD, 322 posts
13 Feb 2017 1:28PM
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snorkel692 said..
Thats brilliant Dennis!

Just need to get there now. No thrashing me on your Wally when I'm on my RB...too disheartening!! I'll let you know when the scheduling gods smile upon a trip south


snorkel692 let me know when you go down, ill come to, that way when he flogs us on his wally we can say he wasn,t in our division.

AUS18
QLD, 19 posts
13 Feb 2017 9:13PM
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Thanks to Brett for coming up - he beat me in two of the three races, and I think I only won the last after Brett got tangled in the maze of boat moorings. And Brett, I should've warned you that the kids on the lasers can slow you down when they try to trip you up with their tiller extensions! It was so good to have another board out there, cant wait to get a few more. We've already won some fans among the teenagers, just from one session of showing them what we do.
Start considering the easter regatta everyone, best bit being we should be able to camp on the club grounds 14th to 17th april.
Hope to see you guys next Sunday.
Regards, Dennis.

bpattemore
QLD, 12 posts
13 Feb 2017 10:14PM
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Was good fun, will certainly be back on a regular basis.



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