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Vicci Point Pirates

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Created by waricle 4 months ago, 15 Feb 2017
waricle
QLD, 391 posts
15 Feb 2017 10:14PM
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Arrrgh me hearties, where's me buccaneers?.... Yes, I know- on my......
After seeing the success of the sandstone seabreesers topic I thought I might start and hopefully contribute to the news and advancement of the sport here.
I realise that there are many of you who have lived, sailed and contributed to the sport here so I thought we could compile our experiences, bps, news and results of our days sailing and hopefully tempt others into the sport.
So I'll begin
Arrrgh me hearties,
Sailed today on a falling tide at 3.30 at Thompsons on an old Thommon and 9.0 NCX and was on the plane 20% of the time.. Anyone else sailed there earlier today?

gregwed
QLD, 520 posts
16 Feb 2017 7:24AM
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Nah, sailed there Mon pm & Tues am when there was plenty of water. Wind was a bit light on Wed and had a few things to catch up on. Was a good crew out Mon of about 8 which is a few for a working day, then about 5 or so Tues. Good conditions as well especially Mon.

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 789 posts
16 Feb 2017 7:43AM
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Good on ya Pete, take some good old Sandstone cheer with you to the deep dark south. If there's one thing we could depend on when you lived here, we always had someone to sail with any time, any day.

MalJ
QLD, 158 posts
16 Feb 2017 12:34PM
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Conditions looked good earlier in the week - based on Willy Weather

Some of us have to work!!!!

ShailerSailor
QLD, 38 posts
17 Feb 2017 6:58AM
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waricle said..
Arrrgh me hearties, where's me buccaneers?.... Yes, I know- on my......
After seeing the success of the sandstone seabreesers topic I thought I might start and hopefully contribute to the news and advancement of the sport here.
I realise that there are many of you who have lived, sailed and contributed to the sport here so I thought we could compile our experiences, bps, news and results of our days sailing and hopefully tempt others into the sport.
So I'll begin
Arrrgh me hearties,
Sailed today on a falling tide at 3.30 at Thompsons on an old Thommon and 9.0 NCX and was on the plane 20% of the time.. Anyone else sailed there earlier today?



Look forward to seeing you on the water Pete. I'm sailing Sunday arvo at Point OHalloran's. Will be there around 1.30pm and sail the incoming tide. The usual Vicky Point suspects will be there I suspect...and a good selection of 'theme' mate because there's a few pirates amongst us! See you on the water. Cheers, Jack

MalJ
QLD, 158 posts
17 Feb 2017 11:07AM
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ShailerSailor said..

waricle said..
Arrrgh me hearties, where's me buccaneers?.... Yes, I know- on my......
After seeing the success of the sandstone seabreesers topic I thought I might start and hopefully contribute to the news and advancement of the sport here.
I realise that there are many of you who have lived, sailed and contributed to the sport here so I thought we could compile our experiences, bps, news and results of our days sailing and hopefully tempt others into the sport.
So I'll begin
Arrrgh me hearties,
Sailed today on a falling tide at 3.30 at Thompsons on an old Thommon and 9.0 NCX and was on the plane 20% of the time.. Anyone else sailed there earlier today?




Look forward to seeing you on the water Pete. I'm sailing Sunday arvo at Point OHalloran's. Will be there around 1.30pm and sail the incoming tide. The usual Vicky Point suspects will be there I suspect...and a good selection of 'theme' mate because there's a few pirates amongst us! See you on the water. Cheers, Jack


Maybe you should change your Seabreeze name to Cap'n Jack!!

windykid
QLD, 358 posts
17 Feb 2017 5:12PM
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Winds almost there this afternoon. There should be more tomorrow.

Does pt Halloran still count as vicci point?

waricle
QLD, 391 posts
17 Feb 2017 8:01PM
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Absolutely!!

DDunk
30 posts
17 Feb 2017 6:18PM
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Thanks Peter, great idea

I haven't sailed Point OHalloran's so see you Sunday

windykid
QLD, 358 posts
18 Feb 2017 2:57PM
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Here's the spots around VP. Disscuss.


1. Thompsons: Works when the wind is in the south to south east. Sandy bottom but a long walk when the tide is out.

2. Pt Halloran: Works from north-west (bit iffy) to north to north-east. Again sandy bottom. A bit rocky on the eastern end, booties reccomended. Really long walk on a low tide.

3. Speed bank: Works best in the south, still good in the south-east. Needs to be a low tide to work, flat water for blasting speed runs.

4. Windy's secret spot: Only works on low tide, good option if you don't feel like lugging your gear miles. You have to walk through mud and sail out by the boats though. Works north to south-east. When the wind is in the north the waves hit the bank like mini surf. Really fun for jumping off. There is also a little bit of flat water behind the bank if thats your thing.
When the wind is in the south there is also flat water behind the point on coochie which is great for planning gybes. Does get a bit shallow though.

MalJ
QLD, 158 posts
18 Feb 2017 5:04PM
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Nice day at Pt Halloran - wind came in nicely.

However, was planing along nicely, about 3/4 the way to Coochie and 100m in front of me saw about a 4 foot shark jump out of the water, spinning about 3 foot in the air. Turned around pretty quickly & stuck to sailing well away from sharky for the rest of the day!!! First time I have seen a shark whilst sailing.

windykid
QLD, 358 posts
18 Feb 2017 5:24PM
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Nice day at Pt Halloran - wind came in nicely.

However, was planing along nicely, about 3/4 the way to Coochie and 100m in front of me saw about a 4 foot shark jump out of the water, spinning about 3 foot in the air. Turned around pretty quickly & stuck to sailing well away from sharky for the rest of the day!!! First time I have seen a shark whilst sailing.


Haha, I've never seen any sharks out there before but I'll believe that they are there. Dad reckons he fell on one ages ago near the creak mouth there.

All I saw today was a dugong, don't want to hit them at any speed. I've done that before and lost a fin.

waricle
QLD, 391 posts
18 Feb 2017 10:26PM
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Great map windy!
First impressions- had my first sail at Halloran and met a few of the locals, about eight sailors and a few kites.
Wind was about 14-15 with gusts 16-18 tops I'm guessing. A mixed bag of sailors from experts to learners and all ages. Water was very lumpy, more so than I'm used to lately- reminds me of Woorim without the swells or the Bribie channel and the locals making it look easy peasey Everyone is friendly and helpful and the locals made me feel very welcome. I started by rigging the 7.8 blade and a 54 fin on the 70 wide Thommen. Fin too big, managed to hit a sandbank (again) water too lumpy for me to get comfortable on the 7.8 so I changed to a 6.6 and weed fin, much better. I'm going to have to use a board that's happier in the chop. It's a terrific rigging area being part of the park foreshore though no toilet handy. The access to the water is via steps due to the Rockwell on the foreshore and requires two trips, sail first and then the board. Shallow to about 75 to 100 meters sandy bottom. Will have to check it out on low tide to fix the location of hazards the locals described. Some clumpy weed about too.
I must say I'm looking forward to some great sailing days there and making a whole bunch of new friends.
Its great to see learners out there having a go, gives you hope for the future!!

waricle
QLD, 391 posts
19 Feb 2017 10:01PM
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Mal and Duncan and I braved the conditions at Hallorans again today, once we rigged three sails and the wind dropped five knots per sail there wasn't much left to work with. Huge clumps of weed, some 20 feet in diameter didn't help. Only got planing a couple of times on the big Thommen and 9.0.
Mal squeezing what he did out of today's conditions proves how versatile the 7.8 and 133 combo works after handling yesterdays breeze so well.

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 789 posts
20 Feb 2017 7:45AM
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Nice work gents, I sat it out yesterday but it was longboard conditions only up our way.

windykid
QLD, 358 posts
20 Feb 2017 11:02AM
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Yeah, yesterday wasn't great. I think there was too much clould cover and it didn't get hot enough for the seabreeze to kick in.

Also worth noting that VP usally gets the NE seabreeze later than the northern parts of the bay and sometimes it doesn't even come in at all. Bit of a bummer.

L Plates - Daz
QLD, 12 posts
20 Feb 2017 9:20PM
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Hi all. I was one of the learners out on Saturday. Had an absolute ball!! But I did do better as the wind dropped (became less gusty) later in the arvo. Could hardly lift my arms on Sunday, time to try getting in a harness I guess? Great to meet a few of you, and a MASSIVE thanks for the loan of the mast foot, needed to get me in the water after a broken tendon on mine. I started windsurfing this year, and I am definitely hooked! Really looking forward to many more sessions around VP!!

windykid
QLD, 358 posts
21 Feb 2017 12:46PM
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L Plates - Daz said..
Hi all. I was one of the learners out on Saturday. Had an absolute ball!! But I did do better as the wind dropped (became less gusty) later in the arvo. Could hardly lift my arms on Sunday, time to try getting in a harness I guess? Great to meet a few of you, and a MASSIVE thanks for the loan of the mast foot, needed to get me in the water after a broken tendon on mine. I started windsurfing this year, and I am definitely hooked! Really looking forward to many more sessions around VP!!


I saw you sailing without a harness and I thought at the time "man his arms are going to be sore tomorrow".

L Plates - Daz
QLD, 12 posts
21 Feb 2017 8:19PM
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Definitely! Even got a few blisters on the hands to show it was hard afternoons work hanging of the boom!

waricle
QLD, 391 posts
22 Feb 2017 9:40AM
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Hang in there Daz! Had a good session yesterday, took my new (superseded) 7.3 KA Konsept on the 70 wide Thommen and 32 weed fin off Wilsons about 2:30 and sailed till 4:30 between Coochie and Thompsons.
Got a bit choppy towards the end as the tide started to come in. I think I might have just scraped a dugong as the weed fin hit something soft but not too deeply. Also managed to avoid a bloody big turtle.
Wind was great, I ran out of puff as usual so I knocked off and saw some sailors while I was packing up. Great day!!

windykid
QLD, 358 posts
22 Feb 2017 1:19PM
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Looks like the wind is in again today. Shame about the high tide being so low.

waricle
QLD, 391 posts
22 Feb 2017 8:56PM
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Arrrgh me hearties, big day at Thompsons, three other boards and a lot of kites.
I am still learning how to trim my new 7.3 Konsept so I used my 70 wide Thommen and weed fin again.
Water was flat as the tide came in late afternoon and the wind was anywhere from 12 to 20+
i launched at Thompsons and spent the entire time sailing out the front.
I was using GPSLogit for the feedback via the headphones and had some reasonable results, a 17 alpha, 28
2sec, and 27 5x10 sec if you can believe gpslogit. I don't know where the other sailors launched from or where they went but by the time I had a cider generously provided by Will, a kiter and had a chat with the other kiters the sailors had disappeared. Learning about the local spots is a really great experience and everyone very friendly. Bring it on!!!!!L




ShailerSailor
QLD, 38 posts
22 Feb 2017 9:17PM
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Hi Pete. Saw you out there today and was impressed how shallow you can go with that weed fin! Martin, Steve and I didn't disappear mate. We rig up at the far end of Thompsons so you'll have to join us in future otherwise you might get 'turned' and join the dark side! Love the Vicky Pirates name and look forward to seeing you on the water. Cheers, Jack

ShailerSailor
QLD, 38 posts
22 Feb 2017 9:23PM
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MalJ said..

ShailerSailor said..


waricle said..
Arrrgh me hearties, where's me buccaneers?.... Yes, I know- on my......
After seeing the success of the sandstone seabreesers topic I thought I might start and hopefully contribute to the news and advancement of the sport here.
I realise that there are many of you who have lived, sailed and contributed to the sport here so I thought we could compile our experiences, bps, news and results of our days sailing and hopefully tempt others into the sport.
So I'll begin
Arrrgh me hearties,
Sailed today on a falling tide at 3.30 at Thompsons on an old Thommon and 9.0 NCX and was on the plane 20% of the time.. Anyone else sailed there earlier today?





Look forward to seeing you on the water Pete. I'm sailing Sunday arvo at Point OHalloran's. Will be there around 1.30pm and sail the incoming tide. The usual Vicky Point suspects will be there I suspect...and a good selection of 'theme' mate because there's a few pirates amongst us! See you on the water. Cheers, Jack



Maybe you should change your Seabreeze name to Cap'n Jack!!


Hi Mal. Thanks for the suggestion mate but I think that title is better suited to Morgs. 'Captain Morgan' has a certain ring to it!

waricle
QLD, 391 posts
22 Feb 2017 9:32PM
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He looks the part too!

waricle
QLD, 391 posts
22 Feb 2017 9:34PM
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Hi Pete. Saw you out there today and was impressed how shallow you can go with that weed fin! Martin, Steve and I didn't disappear mate. We rig up at the far end of Thompsons so you'll have to join us in future otherwise you might get 'turned' and join the dark side! Love the Vicky Pirates name and look forward to seeing you on the water. Cheers, Jack


One cider and I'm anybody's

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 789 posts
23 Feb 2017 6:59AM
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Bwahaha, don't offer food or alcohol to the stray pensioners, they'll follow you home
Sounds like you had a cracking afternoon Pete, all those Sandstone sessions in 12 inches of water with your delta fin (when we were too scared to play) are paying off down there.

waricle
QLD, 391 posts
24 Feb 2017 8:38PM
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I didn't sail today, busy with family stuff. Anyone on the water today? Hoping tomorrow's high tide might work if it's windy enough. Is there anywhere that low tide is ok?

DDunk
30 posts
24 Feb 2017 6:48PM
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It seems Windy Kid has a couple of spots, hope he'll tell us how to get there!

MalJ
QLD, 158 posts
24 Feb 2017 9:23PM
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Will be down at VP during the morning - hopefully the wind kicks in early.

DDunk
30 posts
25 Feb 2017 5:20AM
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A quick breaky and off to Thompsons



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