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Burrum Windfest

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Created by Kazza 31 days ago, 24 Mar 2017
Kazza
TAS, 2057 posts
24 Mar 2017 3:51PM
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All the best Dave & Steve at Burrum. Hope you get some good wind!

AUS02
TAS, 1760 posts
24 Mar 2017 6:05PM
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Thanks Kazza, just got here this afternoon after driving up from TAS. Steve's flying up tomorrow. Staying in a house on the waterfront and looking forward to some good sailing. Beautiful place!!

Steve Charles
TAS, 979 posts
24 Mar 2017 6:42PM
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Thanks Kazza Forecast isn't great but who knows. Ya gota be in it to win it

buzzy
TAS, 2303 posts
24 Mar 2017 8:28PM
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Pictures please

TASSIEROCKS
TAS, 1572 posts
25 Mar 2017 12:52PM
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Go Dave and Steve
all the best...

Cheers Russ

Steve Charles
TAS, 979 posts
27 Mar 2017 10:38AM
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Day 1 No wind so no racing


Steve Charles
TAS, 979 posts
27 Mar 2017 11:23AM
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Day 2 wind looking good 2hrs to the start.





High tide..




TASSIEROCKS
TAS, 1572 posts
27 Mar 2017 6:18PM
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Thanks Steve
Looking forward to any updates

Kazza
TAS, 2057 posts
27 Mar 2017 7:08PM
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Not many females, all I could see was Kellie

Steve Charles
TAS, 979 posts
28 Mar 2017 7:47AM
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Day 2 we got some good wind. Dave and I rigged 8.6 on the big boards. Was the right decision to begin with as when we got to the sand bar was only 12 knots. Wind picked up to 18 and should have been on smaller gear. Most guys on 7.8 which was the right size.

ka72
QLD, 485 posts
28 Mar 2017 7:37AM
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Kazza said..
Not many females, all I could see was Kellie


4 women signed on this year which is great! Unfortunately I cant stay for the full event this year had a great time yesterday though.

Steve really bad luck getting injured this early on in the event

Kazza
TAS, 2057 posts
28 Mar 2017 1:21PM
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4 That must be a record for an Aussie windsurfing event! One day I'll get up to Burrum.
So what has happened to Steve

Steve Charles
TAS, 979 posts
28 Mar 2017 3:45PM
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Kazza I tore my calf mussle pretty badly

Steve Charles
TAS, 979 posts
28 Mar 2017 4:03PM
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Day 3 Windy this morning but no wind on the low tide this arvo. No racing today.....

Dave chomping to go on the 8.6 ODR8 and 127. Great light wind combo.

Kazza
TAS, 2057 posts
28 Mar 2017 6:59PM
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Nice rigging area too. What a bugger Steve. Can you still sail with it or not a good idea?

Steve Charles
TAS, 979 posts
28 Mar 2017 8:51PM
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Kazza said..
Nice rigging area too. What a bugger Steve. Can you still sail with it or not a good idea?


Nah I can barely walk. Think its a lot worse than I thought..

Kazza
TAS, 2057 posts
29 Mar 2017 8:29AM
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Geez looking at Willy Weather for Burrum tomorrow it will be cranking up there. Good luck Dave, close your eye's and ears Steve so you survive the day not being out there.

Steve Charles
TAS, 979 posts
29 Mar 2017 12:19PM
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Day 4 Racing cancelled due to super heavy rain and light wind forecast.




That is after 30 mins of rain.

Tommorows forecast up to 40 knots of wind and over 100mm of rain. Not sure if the direction will be any good for the sand bars.

Kazza
TAS, 2057 posts
29 Mar 2017 4:44PM
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Dave's got a new trailer or is that yours?

Steve Charles
TAS, 979 posts
29 Mar 2017 5:27PM
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Kazza said..
Dave's got a new trailer or is that yours?


Yep....

geared4knots
TAS, 2061 posts
29 Mar 2017 9:34PM
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Kazza said..
Dave's got a new trailer or is that yours?


yes the tires are nice Kazza.

geared4knots
TAS, 2061 posts
29 Mar 2017 9:38PM
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bad luck with weather guys, how did you do your injury Steve?

Steve Charles
TAS, 979 posts
29 Mar 2017 10:29PM
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geared4knots said..
bad luck with weather guys, how did you do your injury Steve?



Think it must be an old age thing. I was sailing in to change down to the 7.8. Feet out of the footstraps doing around 10 knots as I could see the sandbar and it was getting shallow. Fin hits the sand and I jumped off with both feet together onto the sand and not that hard. Then I felt this pop or something in the back of my leg. Seriously felt like someone had hit me with a base ball bat as hard as they could in my calf. The pain for 1 minute was off the scale then felt really sore. Tried to walk in but had over 1km. Got 50 metres then ended up sailing back about 3km to get help. Left the gear on the sandbar which the guys bought in, thankyou. The person on the rescue jetski bought me in, cheers. She was doing 50km an hour over sections of 30cm deep water. I was no joke ****ting myself thinking we were going to hit the sand. I have been told at least 6 weeks off the water with a major tear in my calf mussle. Arrggghhh.

martyj4
105 posts
30 Mar 2017 4:53AM
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Steve, I feel your pain. Out with a shoulder injury at present for ? months. Hang in there mate. Hope the recovery is better than expected.
Oh, and do all the exercises the physios give you. They definitely make a difference for reducing the chances of these injuries re-occurring.

sausage
QLD, 4593 posts
30 Mar 2017 8:55AM
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Steve,
What a bummer & welcome to Sunny Queensland. No doubt you guys at Burrum will be getting the tropical low weather system that has been pounding us here 500km north for the last couple days. Big rains and 63knot gusts here last night but blue skies starting to show out to the north west.

AUS02
TAS, 1760 posts
30 Mar 2017 10:01AM
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Windy at the moment (18-22knots from the NE) and expecting to increase as the day goes on, so should be good this afternoon when the sand bars become exposed.

Who was it that said we wouldn't need speed gear?





Kazza
TAS, 2057 posts
30 Mar 2017 10:16AM
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Hope you've got your little gear with you

Steve Charles
TAS, 979 posts
30 Mar 2017 11:40AM
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Day 5 event is cancelled due to debris in the water and safety boat unable to be on the water. Presentation tonight.





TASSIEROCKS
TAS, 1572 posts
30 Mar 2017 11:43AM
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Dave will still go for a sail today


If you do Dave best of luck mate

Steve Charles
TAS, 979 posts
30 Mar 2017 3:37PM
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Storm just hit. Massive wind and rain. Power out....

Kazza
TAS, 2057 posts
31 Mar 2017 8:32AM
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Results??
Long journey home for Dave & Geraldine I gather with all the flooding back down south?



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