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Vicci Point Pirates

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Created by waricle > 9 months ago, 15 Feb 2017
MalJ
QLD, 172 posts
18 Sep 2017 4:00PM
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Nice bit of wind on Sunday morning had to be out early to make the most of the wind & tide, before the water disappeared.

First time in ages that wind & weekend & availability matched!!!!

w8ingforwind
214 posts
14 Oct 2017 8:14AM
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Pack your rig it's coming

waricle
QLD, 618 posts
19 Oct 2017 12:48PM
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I finally got on the water today after a week or more of watching a reading about everyone else. Light and weedy. started on 7.0 and went up to 8.6 on the slalom but it was blaghhhh
its all over bar the shouting by the look of it for a while. just as well as the shoulder isn't helping.
enjoyed the sail and the company all the same!

waricle
QLD, 618 posts
5 Nov 2017 12:42PM
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Whoa!!! Looking good for Tuesday onwards....

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 1612 posts
6 Nov 2017 5:35AM
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Yeah Pete, and the tides are perfect for Sandstone too. See you when you get here

MalJ
QLD, 172 posts
11 Nov 2017 9:29AM
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Pirates - just saw Paddles (Sandstone Seabreezers) post about setting up GPSTC team. Any interest from that that sail around the southern bay/Vic Point etc? Maybe we can get a bit of north vs south action going on. Let me know if there is any interest.

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 1612 posts
11 Nov 2017 9:52AM
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Good stuff Mal, it'd be great to have a north v south "fun" comp between us GPS rookies and even to catch up to sail together. As I was saying to Mal, feel free to join up with us Sandstone hillbillies in the short term until you get a Vicci Point team together and then change teams.

MalJ
QLD, 172 posts
11 Nov 2017 8:28PM
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Turned out to be an ok day. Variable wind, rain & strong gusts, no wind then reasonable wind for an hour or so. Thanks to those who made the sacrifice to watch the football and whipper snippering. Let's try again tomorrow.

waricle
QLD, 618 posts
12 Nov 2017 5:45PM
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Great afternoon Sail with all the boys. The wind was good and I rigged a 6.6 koncept on my old course board with the weed fin that I fitted a fillet to. The fillet did make a difference, I sailed a couple of runs out the back and the chop was coming from every direction- the fin didn't spin out at all. That sort of condition usually had it spinning out before the fillet. I didn't get an hour as my boom tail fitting decided to come apart so had to come in for a pit stop ..great day all said and done. Jinx &Sue turned up on mountain bikes, no sailing for Jinx till stitches heal...

waricle
QLD, 618 posts
12 Nov 2017 5:47PM
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I'd join a Vicci Point pirates GPSTC group if given the opportunity too

waricle
QLD, 618 posts
21 Nov 2017 11:49PM
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Good going there Martin, a couple of squally gusts does the job!

waricle
QLD, 618 posts
26 Nov 2017 9:41PM
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Great turnout at Vicci today, wind was a bit up and down and all the boys on big sails.
LOTS of families enjoying the good picnic weather at the park too.
I rigged 8.6 on the naish and 28 fangy. Didn't have a long session and spent a bit of time trying to tune it to behave in the gusts. Forgot my watch so you'll have to take my word that I was on the plane most of the time and was going ok. I'm still enjoying the fangy fin too.

waricle
QLD, 618 posts
27 Nov 2017 7:58PM
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sailed with my mates today- where was everyone???
got back on the foil after a couple of months waiting for the shoulder to improve. the wind was 8-12 in the gusts- good for getting back on the horse. I'd forgotten how much more effort and concentration was involved foiling and only did 30 mins. I didn't crash out once even though i did breach. remembered the watch but forgot to turn it off till i was a k down the road and doing 25 kts. most of the runs were 16-18 kts and about 50% flying on the foil with the 7.0 ezzy freeride and thommen xxl if any of you locals wants to try the foil for yourself let me know, the old thommen is well padded n the nose!! all we need is full high tide and under 15-16 kts of wind.

TomCo
QLD, 1 posts
4 Feb 2018 7:39PM
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YEEEARRRH ... who be the sea dog that left his/her sunglasses down by the old tree at Thompson's this afternoon? Have them with me.

Sailed out at Thompson's last Thursday arv and this afternoon, had a ball with a great crew, was on a board and rig combination I've been looking to tune on and off over the last year - dropping to a lower clew eye option and moving the mast base and footstraps forward on Thursday appear to have found a sweet spot. Was at the point of looking into purchasing another board before the above adjustments, have been reminded that persistence and trial is key with tuning.

Looking forward to more green arrows

gregwed
QLD, 533 posts
5 Feb 2018 8:54AM
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Hey Tom looked like you were flying Thurs, hope you enjoyed yesterday Sunday and didn't do another fin!!
Been pretty good conditions of late, also looks good for the coming week. Surprised not many out Sunday???
Enjoy your new/enhanced board....

waricle
QLD, 618 posts
8 Feb 2018 7:36AM
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Stanley, Tas
looks good doesn't it?

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 1612 posts
8 Feb 2018 9:05AM
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Yes, it does Pete

Dag
QLD, 641 posts
8 Feb 2018 9:07AM
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Beautiful.

MalJ
QLD, 172 posts
8 Feb 2018 12:05PM
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Looks great.

L Plates - Daz
QLD, 13 posts
12 Mar 2018 8:10PM
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One brown arrow on Thursday... Is that the colour your board shorts turn at 35 knots?

waricle
QLD, 618 posts
21 Apr 2018 5:22PM
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Nice afternoon sail at Vicci Point and great to catch up with the crew

ShailerSailor
QLD, 41 posts
23 Apr 2018 3:57PM
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waricle said..
Nice afternoon sail at Vicci Point and great to catch up with the crew


Pete, with all the earthworks going on, where did everyone park and rig?

waricle
QLD, 618 posts
24 Apr 2018 9:31AM
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On the edge of the park opposite the water and carry the gear across.
i went fro a sail yesterday got there and rigged a 7.3 around 3:00 as it was about 15-16 knots, went out, the wind dropped and I dogged around so gave up and packed up and the wind went straight back up to 15 knots!!!! Here's the proof!


Paddles B'mere
QLD, 1612 posts
24 Apr 2018 9:59AM
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5 knots drop per rig Pete! Your "theory" is almost a "law" now ....................... "Pete's Law of Sailability"

MalJ
QLD, 172 posts
24 Apr 2018 10:06AM
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ShailerSailor said..

waricle said..
Nice afternoon sail at Vicci Point and great to catch up with the crew



Pete, with all the earthworks going on, where did everyone park and rig?


Jack - hopefully all construction at VP is done & ready for your comeback after getting the new bionic knee. (we don't want you having to walk too far!!!) There'll be no holding you back next summer with the new knee. Hope the recovery is going well.

ShailerSailor
QLD, 41 posts
25 Apr 2018 8:04AM
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MalJ said..

ShailerSailor said..


waricle said..
Nice afternoon sail at Vicci Point and great to catch up with the crew




Pete, with all the earthworks going on, where did everyone park and rig?



Jack - hopefully all construction at VP is done & ready for your comeback after getting the new bionic knee. (we don't want you having to walk too far!!!) There'll be no holding you back next summer with the new knee. Hope the recovery is going well.


Thanks Mal. Can't wait to get back on the water, but gotta be patient. Lots of physio (read pain) and literally learning to walk again now my leg's straight again! Might have to learn to sail again when Doc gives me the thumbs up to sail. In the meantime, I'm watching the works at VP with interest.

waricle
QLD, 618 posts
5 May 2018 10:24AM
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Looking good for the weekend!

MalJ
QLD, 172 posts
16 Aug 2018 2:24PM
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Looks like council works and new rock wall are just about done - looks like doing finishing touches yesterday.


gregwed
QLD, 533 posts
16 Aug 2018 5:10PM
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Yep looks pretty good and not too obtrusive for us. I pass VP each week on a bike ride. Been slow progress for those council workers!! Looking forward to some good SE'lies soon!! Off o'seas for Sept but would like a sail before I go. Cheers

KevB
QLD, 113 posts
17 Aug 2018 1:54PM
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I was down there earlier in week and had a look at nearly finished works.
Hope you get a sail in before Sept Greg.
Not been much wind lately.
Kev



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