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Vicci Point Pirates

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Created by waricle 7 months ago, 15 Feb 2017
Pat O
QLD, 23 posts
17 Aug 2017 7:33PM
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Pete
When and where is the next flight?
Pat O

waricle
QLD, 479 posts
17 Aug 2017 8:04PM
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Not sure, looks a bit too windy to foil tomorrow, I'm going to sail off Hallorans tomorrow or should I try Wello?

Pat O
QLD, 23 posts
17 Aug 2017 8:19PM
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I'm looking at Wello about 3:00

waricle
QLD, 479 posts
17 Aug 2017 8:34PM
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Yep, I'll give it a go at wello too

waricle
QLD, 479 posts
24 Aug 2017 1:10PM
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Looking good tomorrow!

PeterHazael
QLD, 43 posts
24 Aug 2017 6:00PM
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waricle said..
Looking good tomorrow!


PeterHazael
QLD, 43 posts
24 Aug 2017 6:00PM
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waricle said..
Looking good tomorrow!


Pat O
QLD, 23 posts
24 Aug 2017 6:29PM
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waricle said..
Looking good tomorrow!


Cars loaded.

PeterHazael
QLD, 43 posts
25 Aug 2017 1:50PM
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Banana Bank's green.

w8ingforwind
161 posts
25 Aug 2017 12:02PM
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PeterHazael said..
Banana Bank's green.


You have things to do

PeterHazael
QLD, 43 posts
25 Aug 2017 2:17PM
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w8ingforwind said..

PeterHazael said..
Banana Bank's green.



You have things to do


Roll out sail, fit mast , boom , base .
Down haul out haul. Fit rig to board.
Don wetsuit and sunnies, walk across road with rig. Sail.
Yes you are right, I have things to do.

waricle
QLD, 479 posts
25 Aug 2017 5:18PM
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Still buzzing, ist decent go on the foil today, about two hours in light marginal 10 -12 knot conditions perfect for learning.
I rigged a 6.6 koyote and was able to get going in the stronger gusts. The wind picked up a bit in the second hour probably 12-14 and I was getting used to it a bit. I managed one decent run towards out the back and the sensation of the smooth ride just smacking the occasional top of the chop is amazing I was hoping for a nautical mile but managed to crash before the end. In fact I managed to crash a lot. Footstraps need adjusting as I was getting caught in them a couple of the times too. I didn't run out of physical puff but the concentration level is so high that my brain got full. I came in and the wind really kicked in then so I went back out for a photo opportunity and can report that when it is 6 meter windsurfing weather 6.5 on a foil is about two meters too big, all I did was go ballistic and crash like a North Korean missile test.
I'm loving this foiling lark I can tell you. I can also report that my finbox reinforcement was a success as I ran aground a couple of times and managed to scratch the wing bottom not deep fortunately. A rub with wet and dry will fix it. Early days but I reckon by summer I will be foiling

gregwed
QLD, 527 posts
25 Aug 2017 7:13PM
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Good one Pete - saw you out there enjoying yourself. Was a good arvo until I ran out of puff, not the wind. Hopefullly will be good again tomorrow Saturday - Cheers

waricle
QLD, 479 posts
25 Aug 2017 9:18PM
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No sailing for me tomorrow. Hope the wind cooperates for you guys.

waricle
QLD, 479 posts
27 Aug 2017 7:24PM
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Another session on the foil at wello today, really light winds so rigged my ezzy 7.0 freeride. flying the foil about 25% percent and looking at my tracks on the full size screen looks like a drunk is at the controls. Much less wind than last time and I wouldn't use a bigger sail til l get MUCH more experienced. Very humbling. just when i think i've got it trimmed i go into a death wobble and crash ...again ...or breach like a hunted mullet Yee har....

waricle
QLD, 479 posts
28 Aug 2017 6:19PM
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Another session on the foil at wello. Who'd sail in a westerly BLAGH! started with a 5.2 and by the time i'd finished buggarising around and launched the wind dropped...after about half an hour came back and changed to the 7.0- much better but ran out of time and tide. A grand total of about 10 k's. BUT, I'm hooked. Cant wait till my next go. It's like learning to sail all over again like a real newbie.

waricle
QLD, 479 posts
29 Aug 2017 9:09PM
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Wello co-operated today with a light nor-easter so I managed a few runs on the foil though it was really marginal on the 7.0 ezzy. Better wind out past the markers and still not choppy! Looking good for a thurs southeaster. Strange to be sailing at wello and not another board or kite on the water!!!!

waricle
QLD, 479 posts
2 Sep 2017 10:09AM
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Might give wello a go late this afternoon. ...

waricle
QLD, 479 posts
4 Sep 2017 8:35PM
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Where do the sailors launch from at low tide over manly Wynnum way?

evilC
QLD, 620 posts
4 Sep 2017 9:22PM
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waricle said..
Where do the sailors launch from at low tide over manly Wynnum way?


This is the easiest spot (shortest walk) but not always the windiest.




waricle
QLD, 479 posts
4 Sep 2017 9:48PM
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Looking at the tracks today some launch further north of rq, is the wind better there?

evilC
QLD, 620 posts
4 Sep 2017 9:52PM
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waricle said..
Looking at the tracks today some launch further north of rq, is the wind better there?



In a N/NE it can be a few knots stronger at Wynnum. It was a lot better at Wynnum yesterday and was 15+ today.

Jake A
QLD, 13 posts
5 Sep 2017 4:29PM
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Pete, the little beach on the south side of Wynnum creek is the go in a N/NE. At low tide it is still a walk out and a bit shallow but it's not bad under foot. If you go out there, stay way out from darling point as it's shallow a fair way out. Great spot, on Sunday I was taking the race board on long runs from Wynnum Creek to the Manly Harbour channel and back.

Otherwise, the walk out at the beach at RQ is the best at low tide on anything E-S.

waricle
QLD, 479 posts
5 Sep 2017 7:17PM
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Thanks gents

windykid
QLD, 366 posts
12 Sep 2017 3:08PM
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Anyone heading out today at Pt Halloran? I was out all on my own yesterday. Wind is starting to look good.

waricle
QLD, 479 posts
12 Sep 2017 10:26PM
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How did you go today? I was busy and didn't sail.

windykid
QLD, 366 posts
13 Sep 2017 10:37AM
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waricle said..
How did you go today? I was busy and didn't sail.


Wind died at about 3:30 so I didn't end up going out. Today is looking much better though.

PeterHazael
QLD, 43 posts
13 Sep 2017 11:26AM
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waricle said..
How did you go today? I was busy and didn't sail.



Wind died at about 3:30 so I didn't end up going out. Today is looking much better though.


Haven't you got work to do ???

windykid
QLD, 366 posts
13 Sep 2017 10:03PM
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Typical, it gets windy when it's dark. All that wasted wind

w8ingforwind
161 posts
14 Sep 2017 4:09PM
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PeterHazael said..

windykid said..


waricle said..
How did you go today? I was busy and didn't sail.




Wind died at about 3:30 so I didn't end up going out. Today is looking much better though.



Haven't you got work to do ???


Work is what a body is Obliged to do play is what a body is not obliged to do. "Tom Sawyer"
yes windsurfing is work if I go by your previous post



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