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Sailing St Kilda area

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Created by Rustbucket68 > 9 months ago, 28 Mar 2023
Rustbucket68
TAS, 487 posts
28 Mar 2023 9:57AM
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Just wondering if anyone sails or has sailed in the Saint Kilda area in the bay. I am visiting a friend who lives there sometime in July and would be keen to know of any local flatwater spots. Any advise would be helpful. Cheers

jn1
2447 posts
28 Mar 2023 5:10PM
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That's on my bucket list in summer. A mate suggested it, and I thought, hey why not ?. I've sailed Thompson Beach and Parham (Pazza) further up the coast. I would say it would be the same as St Kilda - Loose sandy bottom with a bit a weed. When the tide is 20-30cm, it's butter smooth water, but doesn't last long, because this coast is very tidal. Make sure you go there at low tide and work out your speed strip. This coast has lots of fin munching rocks amount the size of a volley ball, plus more. And I wouldn't drop your gybe in the channel.

Rustbucket68
TAS, 487 posts
29 Mar 2023 4:42PM
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Thanks heaps, that's great info. Will suss it out when I get there

RemmyG
VIC, 9 posts
1 Apr 2023 10:34PM
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No disrespect Jn1 but that is not quite how I experienced St Kilda. I'm a local sailor at Elwood(next beach south) and I would say St Kilda has a view great spots to sail but not with weed or rocks. Depending on wind direction it can be super choppy or relative flat but with gusty wind. The St Kilda marina has great sailing in S seabreeze(not common in July) other spots including infront of the Oalais can be flat blasting in Northerlies but they are gusty( mire common in winter) then more North there is Sandridge beach which is good in South Easterlies. There are always people sailing at the marina or drop by Elwood sailing club for some advice and action. Good chance there will be people out on windy days. Also dawson st in Elwood/Brighton has a good launching spot fir Southerlies. There will be a wave crew there if it hits 22knts +. But no need for weedfins or what so ever. Maybe a jelly fish fin can be handy! Great sailing there.

Mr Keen
QLD, 444 posts
2 Apr 2023 5:31AM
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RemmyG said..
No disrespect Jn1 but that is not quite how I experienced St Kilda. I'm a local sailor at Elwood(next beach south) and I would say St Kilda has a view great spots to sail but not with weed or rocks. Depending on wind direction it can be super choppy or relative flat but with gusty wind. The St Kilda marina has great sailing in S seabreeze(not common in July) other spots including infront of the Oalais can be flat blasting in Northerlies but they are gusty( mire common in winter) then more North there is Sandridge beach which is good in South Easterlies. There are always people sailing at the marina or drop by Elwood sailing club for some advice and action. Good chance there will be people out on windy days. Also dawson st in Elwood/Brighton has a good launching spot fir Southerlies. There will be a wave crew there if it hits 22knts +. But no need for weedfins or what so ever. Maybe a jelly fish fin can be handy! Great sailing there.


Think they are talking St Kilda South Australia...

jn1
2447 posts
2 Apr 2023 9:01AM
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RemmyG said..
No disrespect Jn1 but that is not quite how I experienced St Kilda. I'm a local sailor at Elwood(next beach south) and I would say St Kilda has a view great spots to sail but not with weed or rocks. Depending on wind direction it can be super choppy or relative flat but with gusty wind. The St Kilda marina has great sailing in S seabreeze(not common in July) other spots including infront of the Oalais can be flat blasting in Northerlies but they are gusty( mire common in winter) then more North there is Sandridge beach which is good in South Easterlies. There are always people sailing at the marina or drop by Elwood sailing club for some advice and action. Good chance there will be people out on windy days. Also dawson st in Elwood/Brighton has a good launching spot fir Southerlies. There will be a wave crew there if it hits 22knts +. But no need for weedfins or what so ever. Maybe a jelly fish fin can be handy! Great sailing there.

Thanks Remmy. I'll keep that in mind if I ever cross the border

Chinny Oz
SA, 114 posts
2 Apr 2023 1:28PM
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C'mon Jay, How dare you offer advice on Vicco sailing locations. Locals only!

C'mon Remmy, there are other beaches outside Victoria;)

Rustbucket68
TAS, 487 posts
2 Apr 2023 6:39PM
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RemmyG said..
No disrespect Jn1 but that is not quite how I experienced St Kilda. I'm a local sailor at Elwood(next beach south) and I would say St Kilda has a view great spots to sail but not with weed or rocks. Depending on wind direction it can be super choppy or relative flat but with gusty wind. The St Kilda marina has great sailing in S seabreeze(not common in July) other spots including infront of the Oalais can be flat blasting in Northerlies but they are gusty( mire common in winter) then more North there is Sandridge beach which is good in South Easterlies. There are always people sailing at the marina or drop by Elwood sailing club for some advice and action. Good chance there will be people out on windy days. Also dawson st in Elwood/Brighton has a good launching spot fir Southerlies. There will be a wave crew there if it hits 22knts +. But no need for weedfins or what so ever. Maybe a jelly fish fin can be handy! Great sailing there.


Thanks....I'll keep that in mind for when I'm in Vic.

RemmyG
VIC, 9 posts
2 Apr 2023 9:40PM
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Fair enough. I guess I missed that essential part of info. You should come down to melbourne for a sail anyways, great location!



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