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Donate your old sailboarding gear

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Created by MattMagarey 2 months ago, 9 Oct 2017
MattMagarey
SA, 4 posts
9 Oct 2017 2:29PM
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We are trying to encourage kids to give sailboarding a go at the Brighton and Seacliff Yacht Club.
We have a few old boards and Australian Sailing are lending us a few BicTechnos for a short period but we after some rigs to put on these boards.
We are looking for any sailboarding gear you might have that you can donate, anything from boards and sails to booms, masts and harnesses etc. The objective is to put together a range of rigs so anyone can come along and give it a go with trained instructors.
If it all goes well we hope to create a new generation of sailboarders in SA.
You can either drop it off at the BSYC sailing club to Brett Yardley or give me a call and I can come and pick it up.
Thanks for you help.
Matt Magarey 0466 111 725

divaldo
SA, 2818 posts
9 Oct 2017 9:41PM
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Great initiative, I reckon we have a bit of gear you can have

jn1
SA, 1388 posts
11 Oct 2017 11:40PM
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Matt, Just to clarify. Are these lessons only available to kids ?. We get interested adults post on this forum from time to time, and at my local, beach goers often ask me about where to learn, and how they can get equipment. This season, I have a complete (modern) rig ready to loan for this situation. However, if you are able to cater for any new comer, I would be more than happy to donate it.

hops
SA, 17 posts
12 Oct 2017 1:15PM
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G'day Matt, good initiative.

I have some gear sitting around in shed, including a couple small sails.
Sailworks Revolution 3.7 & 4.4 I think. Durable / could be good for learners on windy days.
Are you interested in low volume boards or not?

Ivan

maris
QLD, 179 posts
17 Oct 2017 2:15PM
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awesome - love your work Matt and Bretto
putting the old team back together.
i got heaps of gear and a few kids lying around needing some use.
fair bit of ex proto stuff courtesy of Ben including couple of rigs that a 3 yo could use
early am flat calm at seacliff good option
got that maui race limited edition (ex melanie braund) you can have.
give us a pm or call
i have done a bit of this stuff with Andy Davo on encounter lakes at victor. had a great turn out
but could do with a bit of pro back up- rescue boats/sups etc. only after i though i probably shoulda had the kids wearing life jackets??!!!
there was only 20 of them- i was watching them pretty close???!!
flat out today/this week- later next maybe

MattMagarey
SA, 4 posts
19 Oct 2017 3:39PM
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Sorry about not getting back to everyone I have been a bit crazy this last week. Scotty Mac made a great donation of gear which was fantastic. I will follow up with all the offers in the next couple of days.

Thanks heaps

MattMagarey
SA, 4 posts
19 Oct 2017 3:51PM
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Sorry about not getting back to everyone I have been a bit crazy this last week. Scotty Mac made a great donation of gear which was fantastic. I will follow up with all the offers in the next couple of days.

Thanks heaps

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hops said..
G'day Matt, good initiative.

I have some gear sitting around in shed, including a couple small sails.
Sailworks Revolution 3.7 & 4.4 I think. Durable / could be good for learners on windy days.
Are you interested in low volume boards or not?

Ivan


Hi Ivan
The small sails sound great. We have a few kids that have been using bigger boards for a while and will be ready to move on to lower volume boards soon.

Thanks
Matt

FishMints
SA, 2 posts
23 Oct 2017 2:59PM
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Hi Matt, sorry to piggy back this on your post, but it seems appropriate.

I'm aiming to get back into it this summer after a 20 year hiatus, and as jn1 mentioned - would you open up any sessions for adults?
Or even some one-on-one sessions for advice?

Now that Matt Stringer no longer does lessons and no shops sell gear locally - feels like there's a bit of a vacuum for any new comers trying to start out. I've been following Seabreeze forums for a while and watched youtube vids and gone back over some old mags - but I think there's nothing like personal advice on the water to correct techniques on the spot. So once I get the gear, I think I'll be looking for someone to help me progress - let me know if that's something you could assist with - or point me in the right direction.

I've sailed before and I think I'll progress quickly and I'm happy to commit and buy my own rig - but I'm hoping to track down a board locally (before having to look interstate).

I'm looking for a 155-175L board, in good condition, and preferably not too old, if you or anyone else has one that they'd like to sell - please let me know.

Cheers



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