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Windsurfer LT and R300 State Titles

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Created by clarence 23 days ago, 2 Mar 2019
clarence
TAS, 831 posts
2 Mar 2019 4:54PM
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Windsurfer LT and R300 State Titles will be held at Sandy Bay Sailing Club on 16-17 March 2019.

This event is being run by SBSC with assistance from Windsurfing Tasmania.

Notice of Race and other details will be formalised in the coming days.

See Sandy Bay Sailing Club facebook page or this thread on seabreeze for more information.

Windsurfer Class will include all models of Windsurfer One Design, including the LT, with the standard Windsurfer Rig

R300 will include Bic Techno 293, Starboard Phantom 295, Neil Pryde RS etc, with max sail size of 8.5m

wdshort
TAS, 90 posts
4 Mar 2019 8:00AM
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Formula?

clarence
TAS, 831 posts
4 Mar 2019 8:08AM
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Sorry, no formula Will.

This is the first time there has been a Windsurfer State Titles for years (if not decades) so we have selected the most accessible and popular windsurfer classes.

Maybe we could rustle up a Techno for you to race if you have an 8.5 to put on it.

Clarence

Relic
TAS, 721 posts
4 Mar 2019 10:54AM
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clarence said..
Sorry, no formula Will.

This is the first time there has been a Windsurfer State Titles for years (if not decades) so we have selected the most accessible and popular windsurfer classes.

Maybe we could rustle up a Techno for you to race if you have an 8.5 to put on it.

Clarence


How rigidly are you enforcing OD. Can non OD and mast be used?

clarence
TAS, 831 posts
4 Mar 2019 3:38PM
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Is it just the mast that is non OD, or the board also?

If it is just the non-stock mast, that should be fine Relic....as long as it isn't some rdm 100% carbon thing that weights nothing. I have a mast which is pretty close that I could lend you if needed.

The intent it to be a little flexible without giving anyone an unfair advantage.

Clarence

geared4knots
TAS, 2437 posts
4 Mar 2019 7:15PM
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Hey Relic.
i imagine it a pretty " social event".
with a lot of your old windsurfing mates that gave up in the 90,s now out to have some fun. , T. Jones, A. sharman, C. bridges etc. Poly maybe?? maybes???
worth going along if you have a OD and its your thing..
should be fun i reckon.

Relic
TAS, 721 posts
4 Mar 2019 8:38PM
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Is it just the mast that is non OD, or the board also?

If it is just the non-stock mast, that should be fine Relic....as long as it isn't some rdm 100% carbon thing that weights nothing. I have a mast which is pretty close that I could lend you if needed.

The intent it to be a little flexible without giving anyone an unfair advantage.

Clarence


Mast (60% carbon SDM), boom (Severne alloy) and sail (1988 NP 6.0) non OD. Board second gen swing centreboard OD. Looking for a more recent OD sail to beg or borrow to train with up till and to use for the event perhaps.
Tried my 1979 Dacron OD sail and boom; don't know how I ever managed to sail with that rig. Baggy old Dacron that weighs 3 x when wet and a boom that fills up with water!!!
Anyone know how to stop the pesky centreboard from dropping when you are on a screaming reach making the board round up and slamming you into the drink?

clarence
TAS, 831 posts
4 Mar 2019 10:28PM
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geared4knots said..
Hey Relic.
i imagine it a pretty " social event".
with a lot of your old windsurfing mates that gave up in the 90,s now out to have some fun. , T. Jones, A. sharman, C. bridges etc. Poly maybe?? maybes???
worth going along if you have a OD and its your thing..
should be fun i reckon.




Social, are you kidding?

This is serious stuff Damien. Old scores to be settled, showing the young kids who's boss, give way to starboard or you'll get a protest etc

And there's prize money.

Relic, I'll PM you re: sail.

Clarence

wdshort
TAS, 90 posts
6 Mar 2019 2:27PM
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clarence said..
Sorry, no formula Will.

This is the first time there has been a Windsurfer State Titles for years (if not decades) so we have selected the most accessible and popular windsurfer classes.

Maybe we could rustle up a Techno for you to race if you have an 8.5 to put on it.

Clarence


All good mate.

AUS02
TAS, 1840 posts
6 Mar 2019 7:56PM
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Just ordered an LT off Damo, should be here next week ...

Mort67
TAS, 242 posts
6 Mar 2019 10:08PM
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AUS02 said..
Just ordered an LT off Damo, should be here next week ...



Competitive streak ?

AUS02
TAS, 1840 posts
7 Mar 2019 7:30AM
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Maybe

Have wanted one for a while, this was the catalyst ....

Kazza
TAS, 2200 posts
7 Mar 2019 8:06AM
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The you just need some wave gear Dave and then you'll have gear for every windsurfing discipline.

AUS02
TAS, 1840 posts
8 Mar 2019 7:24PM
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What, like this ...





Kazza
TAS, 2200 posts
8 Mar 2019 7:50PM
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Very neatly presented!

TASSIEROCKS
TAS, 1636 posts
9 Mar 2019 2:23AM
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This looks like some fun

my windsurfer LT is a blast .

see you there everyone

clarence
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9 Mar 2019 9:31AM
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This looks like some fun

my windsurfer LT is a blast .

see you there everyone



They are a blast for sure. I had a go on Ben Sigmar's LT the other day and I was super impressed. The LT is very impressive indeed.

About 13 starters are on the books at this stage over the two classes.

Clarence

geared4knots
TAS, 2437 posts
9 Mar 2019 9:38AM
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I have a spare OD LT complete coming if anyone looking- hopefully they get here on time!

T 11
TAS, 801 posts
9 Mar 2019 4:55PM
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Peter Nitschke cruising on the new LT at Stanley today

Relic
TAS, 721 posts
10 Mar 2019 9:59AM
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clarence said..

TASSIEROCKS said..
This looks like some fun

my windsurfer LT is a blast .

see you there everyone




They are a blast for sure. I had a go on Ben Sigmar's LT the other day and I was super impressed. The LT is very impressive indeed.

About 13 starters are on the books at this stage over the two classes.

Clarence


I Agree. The Desighners have come up with a winner. Stable, light easy to sail and affordable.
I was lucky enough to get a quick sail on the LT Friday evening courtecey of Jo Chau.
All its attributes have been said. I've got nothing to add, apart from my belief this product has the potential to reignite windsurfing like it exploded here in the late 70's & 80's when it was not uncommon to See 30-40 Windsurfers sailing at Sandy Bay. The social scene that developed along with it was amazing holding some of my fondest memories from my teenage years. I'm certain many people have fond memories of those times too. I'm hopeful of a return to that friendly community atmosphere where the next generation can again participate in our great sport in the affordable way we did and form some life long friendships, participating in a sport that brings people together creating good times to remember forever.
BLOODY BRILLANT

clarence
TAS, 831 posts
13 Mar 2019 12:16PM
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Please note entries close on Thursday 14th March.

See attached online entry link.

www.revolutionise.com.au/sandybaysailing/events/37085/

If people intending to sail are not a member of Windsurfing Tasmania (or an affiliated Australian Windsurfing Association club) or Sandy Bay Sailing Club (or another Australian Sailing Club)- PLEASE join one or the other, preferably prior to the weekend.

Clarence

Relic
TAS, 721 posts
13 Mar 2019 7:38PM
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clarence said..
Please note entries close on Thursday 14th March.

See attached online entry link.

www.revolutionise.com.au/sandybaysailing/events/37085/

If people intending to sail are not a member of Windsurfing Tasmania (or an affiliated Australian Windsurfing Association club) or Sandy Bay Sailing Club (or another Australian Sailing Club)- PLEASE join one or the other, preferably prior to the weekend.

Clarence


Link does not work

clarence
TAS, 831 posts
13 Mar 2019 8:30PM
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Relic said..


Link does not work



Try this...

www.revolutionise.com.au/sandybaysailing/events/37085/

Clarence

MatStirl
QLD, 29 posts
13 Mar 2019 8:23PM
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I just paid entry fee for r300 class.
Anyone else going in event. Only names I see are the original guys.
Entries close tomorrow

TASSIEROCKS
TAS, 1636 posts
13 Mar 2019 9:38PM
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I'm In Mat

See you there, looks like light wind.

Cheers Russ

clarence
TAS, 831 posts
13 Mar 2019 10:52PM
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MatStirl said..
I just paid entry fee for r300 class.
Anyone else going in event. Only names I see are the original guys.
Entries close tomorrow


At this stage there are 4 likely starters in the R300, and about 8-10 in the Windsurfer Class.

Clarence

MatStirl
QLD, 29 posts
14 Mar 2019 5:56AM
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I'm In Mat

See you there, looks like light wind.

Cheers Russ


Sounds good. Should be fun

clarence
TAS, 831 posts
14 Mar 2019 11:41AM
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To anyone intending to join Windsurfing Tasmania who is not already a member, you can join as a SOCIAL member at $35 (not $50 for full competitor rate).

Ideally, anyone wanting to join is asked to do it by email prior to the weekend (meaning there is less for us to organise on the day).

Clarence

clarence
TAS, 831 posts
14 Mar 2019 4:49PM
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Wind is looking perfect- 5-10 knots in the morning and 10-15 knots in the afternoon on both days.

This will give an ideal mix of conditions for all the sailors and boards.

For those who are not used to racing around the buoys, please check the notice of race (NOR) for times, equipment, rules etc.

Saturday 16 March 2019 Registration 0830 to 0900
Saturday 16 March 2019 Class briefings 0900
Saturday 16 March 2019 Race day 1 First Warning Signal 1000

AS there are a whole bundle of classes and competitors, it will be more tightly organised than a typical WT "off the beach" event.

For example- PFDs are a requirment (as is the case with any Australian Sailing or WT flatwater event).

Also might be worth brushing up on the racing rules generally.



Clarence

Gillianv
TAS, 359 posts
14 Mar 2019 5:33PM
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Alan and I have just paid our entry.
We will do a day trip and sail on the Saturday.
I'm going to need watch the water rules video. I haven't sailed a race since I was a teenager !

AUS02
TAS, 1840 posts
14 Mar 2019 6:50PM
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Picked up my new LT this afternoon and about to enter ...

Forecast looks great for some Derwent River racing!



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