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Sandstone Seabreezers

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Created by Paddles B'mere > 9 months ago, 14 Nov 2015
Willaus0001
QLD, 333 posts
23 Nov 2015 7:00AM
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Great to see so many people sailing around Bribie!

This afternoon looks the goods-windy already at woorim. Who's in?

AusMoz
QLD, 1063 posts
23 Nov 2015 7:29AM
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The Bribie windsurfing community appears to be growing rapidly! Good work!

jirvin4505
QLD, 1010 posts
23 Nov 2015 7:35AM
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Hi Will a few of your freestyle tricks would have added to sat arvo

I'm out this arvo - comes a time when a man has to return to work

It's been a great week to get out for this lot of days off. Managed 6 days in the last 8 - some low wind sessions but hey! a great way to beat the heat wave

Still get tingles when I think about the fact that I have found this sport at this late stage in my life - gratitude

Cheers Jeff

MalJ
QLD, 179 posts
23 Nov 2015 4:36PM
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Totally agree Jeff.

I don't know what it is, but is a very addictive sport. I only wish I had committed to it years ago , instead of in my very late 40's (& now 50's). The continual personal challenge and "learning curve" to take from Morgan's site is probably never ending.

I find you can't rush the progression. Step by step you improve. Things that seemed impossible, become possible. Then there is the next thing to work on. Things that you read/see on video start to make sense and then become second nature.

You certainly need to be persistant and be willing to get smacked down when you get to cocky or just trying something new.

Always look forward to the next time I can get out on the water.

I have a couple of weeks off before Christmas soon - might make the journey up up to Bribie to catch up when you and your band of brothers get out. I will keep an eye on this thread.

Mal

waricle
QLD, 654 posts
24 Nov 2015 9:47AM
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Two sessions at Bribie Monday, the first with John at Woorim in a 10- 14 knot breeze on 7.5 in the morning and the second
at Turners Camp on 5.2 with Sean the kite sailor, Will on his freestyle, Steve on his Bic and 5.5 and me. Not a bad turnout for a Monday.
As soon as Jeff goes back to work the wind blows-why is that????

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6527 posts
24 Nov 2015 2:45PM
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MalJ said..
Totally agree Jeff.

I don't know what it is, but is a very addictive sport. I only wish I had committed to it years ago , instead of in my very late 40's (& now 50's). The continual personal challenge and "learning curve" to take from Morgan's site is probably never ending.

I find you can't rush the progression. Step by step you improve. Things that seemed impossible, become possible. Then there is the next thing to work on. Things that you read/see on video start to make sense and then become second nature.

You certainly need to be persistant and be willing to get smacked down when you get to cocky or just trying something new.

Always look forward to the next time I can get out on the water.

I have a couple of weeks off before Christmas soon - might make the journey up up to Bribie to catch up when you and your band of brothers get out. I will keep an eye on this thread.

Mal



I don't fall in much these days. One recent session I'd been out for about 2hrs and hadn't fallen in. I came screaming into shore and wasn't paying much attention and got into the points wind shadow and splattered bigtime under the sail . There's never any people on the shore but that day there was a father with his kids on the swings who witnessed it all..

Dwbh
QLD, 820 posts
24 Nov 2015 3:31PM
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jirvin4505 said..

Still get tingles when I think about the fact that I have found this sport at this late stage in my life - gratitude

Cheers Jeff


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MalJ said..

Totally agree Jeff.

I don't know what it is, but is a very addictive sport. I only wish I had committed to it years ago , instead of in my very late 40's (& now 50's). The continual personal challenge and "learning curve" to take from Morgan's site is probably never ending.

I find you can't rush the progression. Step by step you improve. Things that seemed impossible, become possible. Then there is the next thing to work on. Things that you read/see on video start to make sense and then become second nature.

You certainly need to be persistant and be willing to get smacked down when you get to cocky or just trying something new.

Always look forward to the next time I can get out on the water.

I have a couple of weeks off before Christmas soon - might make the journey up up to Bribie to catch up when you and your band of brothers get out. I will keep an eye on this thread.

Mal




Very well said MalJ my sentiments exactly - what a great Sport. And what a great bunch of people we all sail with

waricle
QLD, 654 posts
24 Nov 2015 3:52PM
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MalJ said..
Totally agree Jeff.

I don't know what it is, but is a very addictive sport. I only wish I had committed to it years ago , instead of in my very late 40's (& now 50's). The continual personal challenge and "learning curve" to take from Morgan's site is probably never ending.

I find you can't rush the progression. Step by step you improve. Things that seemed impossible, become possible. Then there is the next thing to work on. Things that you read/see on video start to make sense and then become second nature.

You certainly need to be persistant and be willing to get smacked down when you get to cocky or just trying something new.

Always look forward to the next time I can get out on the water.

I have a couple of weeks off before Christmas soon - might make the journey up up to Bribie to catch up when you and your band of brothers get out. I will keep an eye on this thread.

Mal



Totally agree, some skills seem unobtainable in our journey for sailing competency but I believe that with a bit of help from our friends, time on the water and persistence we can overcome these issues.

From the first day I attempted to get on a board at the age of 40-odd to now I still enjoy the challenges that each sailing session provides.

Every day brings something new and being able to share the experience doubles the pleasure.

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 2334 posts
24 Nov 2015 7:21PM
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I'm very new to this sailboarding thing but Pete's right, there's no substitute for time spent sailing. As a beginner though, I do try hard to avoid the strong winds as I spend more time uphauling than sailing. I'm keeping an eye on Friday Pete if you haven't worn yourself out by then, forecast is for a southerly change after the high tide around lunchtime so Sandstone Point might be looking good.

waricle
QLD, 654 posts
24 Nov 2015 8:34PM
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I'd like a dollar for every time I've up hauled a sail......
Character building stuff??
I'll be there Friday John,
looks like another nor Easter tomorrow but it's low tide so I might end up over the oopposite side of Turners at Pacific Harbour.

You can sail over to the the island near the Avon wreck at low tide.
It's side-offshore and flukey near the shore. Not a place for learners though.

Adam roofer
QLD, 144 posts
25 Nov 2015 8:01PM
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Good afternoon on the water with Peter ,spent alot of time going over the handle bars first time using harness

waricle
QLD, 654 posts
25 Nov 2015 8:29PM
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Low tide at turners in a medium nor Easter.
What a great afternoon, Adam & I fitted his brand new harness lines and then he put on his new second hand waist harness and had his first session in the harness, out of the harness, in the water, in the sail, in the air and all those things that we do when we first get into the harness.
Good on you Adam, now your sailing time will increase in leaps and bounds as will your sailing skills. Well done??

waricle
QLD, 654 posts
25 Nov 2015 8:30PM
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waricle
QLD, 654 posts
25 Nov 2015 8:31PM
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Paddles B'mere
QLD, 2334 posts
25 Nov 2015 8:58PM
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Top stuff, that's my next step Adam, I've gotta get the harness happening. I'll start using the one that Pete has kindly loaned me on friday, but Ballast is selling me one of his old ones when we next cross paths. You working on Friday Adam? Sandstone is looking pretty good on the long range forecast

Adam roofer
QLD, 144 posts
25 Nov 2015 9:31PM
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Yes i work Monday 2 Friday every day l will go Sandstone on Saturday

waricle
QLD, 654 posts
25 Nov 2015 9:41PM
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I'll be at Turners tomorrow for the nor-easter but I have to be at my dentist at 2:30 to pick up the replacement top dentures that I lost off WoorIm on Monday forgot to take them out didn't I. Somewhere on the bottom between woorim and Moreton island.......
looks like a big one tomorrow apart from the low tide. Maybe some speed runs down Ningi creek?

waricle
QLD, 654 posts
25 Nov 2015 9:43PM
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I'll be at Turners tomorrow for the nor-easter but I have to be at my dentist at 2:30 to pick up the replacement top dentures that I lost off WoorIm on Monday forgot to take them out didn't I. Somewhere on the bottom between woorim and Moreton island.......
looks like a big one tomorrow apart from the low tide. Maybe some speed runs down Ningi creek?

ThomasW
QLD, 10 posts
26 Nov 2015 1:57PM
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Hi Guys,
is anyone going to Sandstone Point or Turners Camp this weekend?Thought I might get into my Harness and practise as I was told to do so by Jeff

jirvin4505
QLD, 1010 posts
26 Nov 2015 3:11PM
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Sat... I'm getting on water around 12 sat. Not sure of location - will see how forecast develops. Probably sandstone pt

Friday looks good for sandstone Will checkin tomorrow morning - midday tides and SE winds

Sunday looks like turners camp in the afternoon at this stage

Cheers Jeff

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 2334 posts
26 Nov 2015 6:45PM
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I'm going to head down to sandstone in the morning around 0900 and try to get few runs in before that southeaster blows too hard for me. High tide is around 1030 so should be heaps of water. Are you sailing or working tomorrow Jeff? Pete?

jirvin4505
QLD, 1010 posts
26 Nov 2015 6:55PM
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Yep sailing sandstone tomorrow probably around 10.

Andrew and Janet also

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 2334 posts
26 Nov 2015 7:59PM
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Cool, see you there

Bone's
QLD, 153 posts
26 Nov 2015 8:43PM
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I think I need to get a job like you guys, I am aiming for sunday only, as I am working until then, but everyone will be worn out by then

AvB
QLD, 89 posts
26 Nov 2015 8:44PM
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Looking forward to it. Pete reckons he'll be there too. High tide around 10 so we need to get there earlyish.

Been trying to understand the ins and outs of the fat short ugly boards you guys ride ... I need to get the hang of it. Still most comfortable on our old Metal Rock. Anyway, one board that stands out a bit is the Starboard Futura - might keep an eye out for one of those, 120 - 140L.

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 2334 posts
26 Nov 2015 9:26PM
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I'll probably be up for a sunday arvie at Turner's Camp Tony, I can't do saturday either. Adam and Pete are always keen too so you'll have company i'd say. We'll be thinking of you jerkin wires tomorrow when we're at the beach anyway.

ThomasW
QLD, 10 posts
27 Nov 2015 7:16AM
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Let me know if you find a job like that,I would like one too

AvB
QLD, 89 posts
27 Nov 2015 7:50AM
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Forecast looking stronger - up to 21kts by 1pm.

AvB
QLD, 89 posts
27 Nov 2015 5:10PM
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We were very excited when the stiff southeaster came in at about 7:30am here at Redcliffe and blew away the doldrum hot muggy still conditions! Had the van all packed and as soon as the domestic commitments were done, we were off! Got to Sandstone Pt at 9:45am to find Pete and John rigging up, but the wind didn't seem as strong as we'd expected. We hopefully rigged gear to cope with what we expected to be 15 - 20 kts, but Geoff and "the other John" turned up a bit later to find even less wind. It was a bit of a sludge-around session, but still far, far better than working and we got to have some nice leisurely cups of tea/ coffee/ cocoa as well.

Bloody weather forecasts!!

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 2334 posts
27 Nov 2015 7:01PM
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Nice to meet you guys today Andrew and Janet, the wind really dropped out didn't it. I wasn't keen on trying to learn in 15-20 like it was when I first got there but Pete talked me into going kamikaze and rigging up anyway, and like Jeff says, the wind always drops when a learner gets in the water. I got a good sail in anyway, and like you say it beats working any day.



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