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Windsurfing Tasmania - Season 18-19

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Created by clarence 3 months ago, 1 Sep 2018
clarence
TAS, 743 posts
1 Sep 2018 12:12PM
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Ladies and Gentlemen,

The WT calendar is nearly sorted- still a few dates and times to finalise (hopefully we'll have something confirmed this week).

For September and October, to get things started, the following events will be going ahead.

September 2018
Sat 15 or Sun 16 WAVE SAILING #1
OR Venue: North
Sat 22 or Sun 23 Briefing: TBA
Contact: Clarence Macalister 04888 46642 OR Gillian/Alan 0488 586 076

Sat 29 AND/OR 30 FREE RACE #1 and RACEBOARD #1
Venue: Swansea
Briefing: TBA
Contact: Clarence Macalister 04888 46642

October 2018
Sat 13 SEASON STARTER NORTH - PIZZA EVENING/MOVIE NIGHT
Venue:
Contact: Gillian van der Schans 0488 586 076

Sat 20 or Sun 21 WAVE SAILING #2
OR Venue: South
Sat 27 or Sun 28 Briefing: TBA Contact: TBC

More details ad information shortly.

All these events are state title events. Raceboarding will have a modified scoring system and it will not be essential to complete raceboard events to get the state title.

Clarence Macalister

clarence
TAS, 743 posts
6 Sep 2018 11:07PM
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Post for the first event is up on the Windsurfing Tasmania facebook page.

Formatting in the above post didn't come up to well...

To clarify- event 1:

Wavesailing Round #1
15-16 OR 21-22 September
Northern Tasmania (Bellbuoy Beach OR Greens Beach OR Bakers Beach)
Likely briefing time 10:30 for 11:30 start (TBC)

The event will be ONE day only, whichever is the best over the two allotted weekends.
This gives us the best chance of holding a successful event.

We will confirm date and time and location on seabreeze.

This event will count to the State Title.

We will get emails out to previous WT members to renew membership.

It will be possible to join WT on the day, but logistically it is a bit easier if most of the memberships of participants are sorted out beforehand.




Hopefully we get some conditions like we had at the two northern events last year (like this).

Clarence

clarence
TAS, 743 posts
18 Sep 2018 7:38PM
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What a day it was on Saturday for the wavesailing at East Beach. A great start to the season. Wind, waves and sun- even if it was freezing cold. Very good selection of location from Al and Gillian- ballistic but not reckless.

Next event is the freerace and raceboard at Swansea on the weekend of 29/30 September.

The freerace event will be the "priority". Rules for freerace will be the same as last season, and will only run if wind is over 15 knots.

The raceboarding will run in anything from 8 to 20 knots. If both events run, the raceboarding will fit in around the freerace.

More details in the next few days.

Clarence

Kazza
TAS, 2186 posts
19 Sep 2018 7:40AM
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That's AFL Grand Final weekend. Doesn't bother me but it may others

clarence
TAS, 743 posts
19 Sep 2018 10:47AM
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We can go and watch it at the pub in between- I'll bring my Collingwood flag just in case.

clarence
TAS, 743 posts
3 Nov 2018 12:33PM
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November 2017
Sat 10 or Sun 11
FREE RACE #2 / RACEBOARD #2
Venue: Southern TAS
Freerace will be "priority" event.

The calendar for the season has been sent to WT members. This calender will be posted on seabreeze in the next few days.

Hopefully we get a bit of wind like the last few weekends.

Clarence

clarence
TAS, 743 posts
9 Nov 2018 6:43PM
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Wind at this stage is not looking favourable for this weekend.

Unless forecast for Sunday changes dramatically by tomorrow morning, this will not be going ahead.

Clarence

AUS02
TAS, 1810 posts
9 Nov 2018 7:06PM
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Good call Clarence. It was looking Ok for Sunday a few days ago, but that wind seems to have gone now. A bit of wind from the SE late tomorrow, but not getting in to anywhere that is a good sailing location.

clarence
TAS, 743 posts
17 Nov 2018 10:31AM
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Sat 24 or Sun 25 November
FREE RACE #3 (King of Tamar) and RACEBOARD #3 and LEARNERS NORTH
(whichever day is windy = freerace , light wind = learners)
Venue: Lagoon Bay
Contact: Clarence Macalister 04888 46642

It's all on next weekend. There should be something for everyone.

More details in the coming days.

Clarence

Kazza
TAS, 2186 posts
22 Nov 2018 8:17AM
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How to scare the wind off.........run an event

clarence
TAS, 743 posts
22 Nov 2018 10:20AM
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That's why we have the learners and raceboard the same weekend- at least someone gets a go.

The last two wave events have had ridiculous amounts of wind

Clarence

clarence
TAS, 743 posts
23 Nov 2018 9:09PM
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It will be happening on SUNDAY (not tomorrow). Most likely learners and raceboard. Still a very small chance of freerace- but not likely.

Clarence

clarence
TAS, 743 posts
24 Nov 2018 11:13AM
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Can people give me an indication of who is able to help out with the learners day and may be coming to the raceboarding. Then I can make a bit of a plan accordingly. PM me is fine.

Clarence

Gillianv
TAS, 346 posts
24 Nov 2018 2:48PM
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We will bring one of the new windsurfers along if anyone wants to have a try on It. What time would you like to start Clarence.

Gillianv
TAS, 346 posts
24 Nov 2018 2:55PM
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Start for the day is 11:00am. Lagoon beach

clarence
TAS, 743 posts
25 Nov 2018 8:30AM
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11:00 it is.

Will be raceboarding first with learners for mid-afternoon (the wind will be more settled by then).

See you there.

Clarence

clarence
TAS, 743 posts
26 Nov 2018 10:45AM
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December 2017

Sat 1 or Sun 2
LEARNERS SOUTH / RACEBOARD #4
Venue: Sandy Bay OR Dorans Rd
Start 11:00am

Sat 8 or Sun 9
WAVE SAILING #3
Venue: North or South (condition dependent)

January 2019

Sat 5 - Sun 6 OR Sat 12- Sun 13
WAVE SAILING #4
Venue: Marrawah

Fri 11- Mon 14
TECHNO PARENTS vs TASMANIANS RACEBOARDING
Venue: Sandy Bay
Many families and parents from around Australia will be in Hobart for the Youth Techno Nationals. This event will encourage visitors to join WT members for some fun racing to work around the Youth Nationals schedule. Any participants will need to be a member of an AWA affiliated group.


Sat 19 or Sun 20
NORTHERN LEARNER / INFORMAL RACE / WALLY RELAY
Venue: Lagoon Bay

Sat 26
SANDY BAY REGATTA - DASH FOR CASH
Venue: Sandy Bay- will probably incl longboard division with single prize for first only + other prizes as per past events.
Open to NON-WT members.
Briefing: 1:30pm, start between 2:00 and 3:00pm
Contact: Steve Charles 0418 641 881

February 2019

Sat 9 or Sun 10 OR Sat 16 or Sun 17
"CATCH UP" WAVE OR FREERACEOR RACEBOARD # X1
(to make up if "too few" of one or another of these events to date)
Venue: whichever end of the state has "missed out"
Time and location to be advised via Seabreeze
Contact: Clarence Macalister 04888 46642

Wed 27
WAVE SAILING - NOT STATE TITLE- LAUNCESTON CUP
Venue: Bellbuoy
Contact: Alan Cook 0488 586 076 or Geoff Clarke 0412 511 674

Sat 23 or Sun 24
CATCH UP" WAVE OR FREERACE OR RACEBOARD # X2
(to make up if "too few" of one or another of these events to date)
Venue: whichever end of the state has "missed out"
Time and location to be advised via Seabreeze
Contact: Clarence Macalister 04888 46642

March 2019

Sat 9 - Mon 11
FREE RACE #4 (AND PRIZE GIVING NIGHT)
Venue: Stanley
Briefing: Midday, racing no earlier than 1pm
Contact: Geoff Cook 0419 583 190 or Ben Wilson 0400 638 795

Sun 10 - Mon 11
GPS RACING/CAPE COUNTRY CLASSIC
Venue: Stanley Time and locations to be advised via Seabreeze
Contact: Geoff Cook 0419 583 190

All Season Events

GPS5 Event - Monthly Points go toward State Titles
Venue: Anywhere in the state, results posted via KA72 to the GPSTC
Months: October, November, December, January and February
Contact: Steve Charles 0418 641 881 or Dave Morehead 0418 361 801

The GPS Teams Challenge occurs all year New members are welcome to join the "Tassie Speed Seekers"For more details visit the website: www.gpsteamchallenge.com.au

OTHER INFORMATION:

Titles will be awarded by the following calculations:
WAVESAILING (n=4+1) - 0.7 points for first, 2.0 for second, 3.0 for third, etc (best two rounds count) Men's Wave sailing State Title Women's Wave sailing State Title
GPS5 (n=5) - 0.7 points for first, 2.0 for second, 3.0 for third, etc (best four rounds count) Open GPSC State Title. Points for 2-second, 5x10, nautical mile, Alpha and 1 Hour are combined from a single days sailing
FREERACE (n=4+1) - 0.7 points for first, 2.0 for second, 3.0 for third, etc (best two rounds count) Open Freerace State Title
RACEBOARDING (n=4) - Max sail size 8.5. Must nominate 1x board and 2x sails for entire season of events. 2.7 points for first, 4.0 for second, 5.0 for third etc. Wind minimum APPROX 8 knots, maximum APPROX 20 knots (best three rounds count) Open Raceboard State Title

OVERALL STATE TITLE : combined scores from all WAVESAILING, GPS5, FREERACE and RACEBOARD determine Overall Title. Number of discards for entire series of all events over all disciplines is 5. In reality, there will likely be 11-14 completed events by the end of the season (which includes 5x GPS5 events)

DNS score for WAVE, GPS and FREERACE will equal NUMBER OF SAILORS IN COMBINED EVENTS OF THAT CATEGORY DURING SEASON (see example below "DNS eg")

DNS score for raceboard will be NUMBER OF SAILORS at a given event PLUS 2

Spreadsheet example of scoring system was emailed to all members. This format is designed to encourage participation and not upset the traditional events by favouring raceboarding participants.

TROPHIES Overall State Title - Open Men's (1st, 2nd and 3rd) Overall State Title - Open Women's (1st, 2nd and 3rd) Overall State Title - JUNIORS (1st) - under 23SANDY BAY REGATTA Dash for Cash King of the Tamar Marrawah Cup GPS Racing

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
Join Windsurfing Tasmania as a social ($35) or competitor ($50) member. Social members get one free entry to WT Events. Competitors get free entry to all WT Events. Entry fee is $10 per event for social members. For more information visit www.seabreeze.com.au. Entrants to WT Events must complete an Event Entry Form prior to competing and sign ON and OFF before and after every day's competition.

NOTE: All events are open to longboards, race boards, windsurfer one designs and any other type of windsurfer. Foils are also able to be used instead of standard fins. It is expected that if winds are light, sailors can choose to use foils rather than bigger boards and sails or longboards. This should make it easier to have racing completed in light winds.

clarence
TAS, 743 posts
3 Dec 2018 11:27PM
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Wavesailing this weekend if the wind comes along.

VENUE: Northern Tas (Bellbuoy, East Beach etc)
DATE: Saturday 8th or Sunday 9th
PROPOSED BRIEFING: 11:30am

More details on seabreeze as the weekend approaches.

Clarence



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