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Racing at RQ

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Created by cammd 1 month ago, 13 Oct 2018
cammd
QLD, 1905 posts
13 Oct 2018 5:09PM
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Two races at RQ today
Total Distance 25.6 km
Top Speed 22.4knts

6 Technos
1 RSX
1 Formula
4 Raceboards

Racing was actually pretty good for a miserable day, squally and shifty but the water in Waterloo Bay has warmed up and the rain kept it pretty flat.


GoofyRyder-2206
QLD, 4 posts
13 Oct 2018 5:53PM
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Indeed it was a great day of fun for all despite the rain

da vecta
QLD, 2365 posts
14 Oct 2018 10:09AM
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Awesome!

What no Foilers? They're gonna need to man up soon (or woman up, as they're an equal opportunity class).

cammd
QLD, 1905 posts
14 Oct 2018 10:18AM
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da vecta said..
Awesome!

What no Foilers? They're gonna need to man up soon (or woman up, as they're an equal opportunity class).


Foiling Nationals are not far away followed by the Raceboard and Formula then the wallies, racing is the best training.

I think the rain kept the foilers away, I don't think they like getting wet.

cammd
QLD, 1905 posts
14 Oct 2018 10:28AM
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Lots of Etchells on the bay at atm, 98 entries for the Worlds later this month. I was closing in on a pack of 6 or 7 training, we were all on port tack, just as I was about to overtake the whole lot tacked onto starboard I had to find the brakes pretty fast, Jacob on the other hand crossed the fleet when he was on starboard and forced the whole fleet to tack.

Kind of cool a little windsurfer forcing a whole fleet of Etchells to tack

jusavina
QLD, 1129 posts
14 Oct 2018 5:58PM
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No one told me you could foil in the rain

da vecta
QLD, 2365 posts
15 Oct 2018 11:33AM
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Julien even a tiny bit of spray on the ankles is undignified.

jusavina
QLD, 1129 posts
15 Oct 2018 12:17PM
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da vecta said..
Julien even a tiny bit of spray on the ankles is undignified.


I've been told I was looking cool with my foil until I had to walk with water up to my belly button to launch...

da vecta
QLD, 2365 posts
15 Oct 2018 1:43PM
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Shhh, keep that quiet.

maxi388
QLD, 6 posts
16 Oct 2018 10:33AM
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da vecta said..
Julien even a tiny bit of spray on the ankles is undignified.


Wouldn't want to get my sailing gear wet.

Richiefish
QLD, 5440 posts
16 Oct 2018 10:59AM
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cammd said..
Lots of Etchells on the bay at atm, 98 entries for the Worlds later this month. I was closing in on a pack of 6 or 7 training, we were all on port tack, just as I was about to overtake the whole lot tacked onto starboard I had to find the brakes pretty fast, Jacob on the other hand crossed the fleet when he was on starboard and forced the whole fleet to tack.

Kind of cool a little windsurfer forcing a whole fleet of Etchells to tack


That's what Etchells do. They tack, a lot. It's okay, they love it.

azuli
QLD, 124 posts
20 Oct 2018 6:19PM
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Another great day of board racing at RQYS with approximately 15 boards (Techno, RSX, Raceboard).
Thankfully the wind strength exceeded the forecast on Seabreeze.
Would be great to see some Wally's and Foils out there too.

jusavina
QLD, 1129 posts
20 Oct 2018 8:57PM
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Next week on the foil for me.

da vecta
QLD, 2365 posts
20 Oct 2018 10:09PM
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Bring it on Savina.

azuli
QLD, 124 posts
21 Oct 2018 3:19PM
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Off the beach dinghy and board racing at RQYS is cancelled for next Saturday, 27 October due to the Etchell worlds.
OTB racing will resume the following Saturday.

tonymatta
QLD, 337 posts
22 Oct 2018 8:37AM
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Racing still on Sunday 28th at LCSC.
Two races 11am and 1.30pm. All welcome.

jusavina
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22 Oct 2018 8:57AM
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azuli said..
Off the beach dinghy and board racing at RQYS is cancelled for next Saturday, 27 October due to the Etchell worlds.
OTB racing will resume the following Saturday.


How long do they race for? Their Worlds are longer than a cricket game.

da vecta
QLD, 2365 posts
22 Oct 2018 9:54AM
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The Etchells are a couple days longer but much less sandpapering going on.

cammd
QLD, 1905 posts
2 Nov 2018 9:55AM
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Racing is on tomorrow, 20knt+ NE, first warning is 1.30pm. Anything is welcome, you should even be able to get a slalom board around the course tomorrow in that Northerly. Casual entries are welcome up to 3 times in a season.

cammd
QLD, 1905 posts
5 Nov 2018 9:34PM
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some footage of racing on Saturday

da vecta
QLD, 2365 posts
5 Nov 2018 10:07PM
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That's awesome

cammd
QLD, 1905 posts
5 Nov 2018 10:12PM
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What happens when you nose dive a raceboard

cammd
QLD, 1905 posts
5 Nov 2018 10:24PM
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da vecta said..
That's awesome


Hows Leo on the foil, he just smokes everyone like we are standing still

cammd
QLD, 1905 posts
5 Nov 2018 10:38PM
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and this is whats happens when you get to close to marks

azuli
QLD, 124 posts
6 Nov 2018 6:39AM
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cammd said..
What happens when you nose dive a raceboard



Wow, your mast track moved all the way forward in the crash.

azuli
QLD, 124 posts
6 Nov 2018 6:46AM
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cammd said..
some footage of racing on Saturday

Thanks Camm, great stuff.
Challenging but rewarding conditions!

cammd
QLD, 1905 posts
6 Nov 2018 8:18AM
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azuli said..

cammd said..
What happens when you nose dive a raceboard




Wow, your mast track moved all the way forward in the crash.


I have had some bigger catapults on Formula gear but that one was pretty big for a RB, have to take my hat off to the Severne boom. It took my full 98kg weight landing on top of it, the boom clamp let go but nothing broke.

da vecta
QLD, 2365 posts
6 Nov 2018 12:27PM
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Muffin Proof



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