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Breakwater to Beacon

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Created by kato > 9 months ago, 2 Jan 2016
kato
VIC, 2042 posts
2 Jan 2016 7:51AM
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What's the go with this years race as there is a Tri on the same day? Will we be able to access the area in the morning?

mr love
VIC, 1482 posts
2 Jan 2016 8:55AM
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The Gatorade Tri Craig?? The ride turns at Head Street so won't be an issue. Unless there is another one on?

Spotty
VIC, 921 posts
2 Jan 2016 11:35AM
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I heard it may be the weekend after Aus Day long weekend Pt Danger wave / slalom comp, when everyone has returned from their holidays in the west.


kato
VIC, 2042 posts
2 Jan 2016 12:53PM
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Nice girl friend Spotty

mathew
VIC, 1513 posts
4 Jan 2016 10:14AM
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Nice girl friend Spotty


Good pair of legs - not so sure about the head.

FletcHuz
VIC, 300 posts
6 Jan 2016 6:17AM
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Hopefully you're all already aware that the breakwater to beacon is on this Sunday 10th January.

Professional windsurfer Robby Swift will be joining in and joining us for a few drinks and a BBQ outside the shop afterwards.

kato
VIC, 2042 posts
6 Jan 2016 7:20PM
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Once again I'm a non starter as work has called for me to assist with the Lorne fires. Have fun , I'll try again next year

Adriano
VIC, 5452 posts
8 Jan 2016 5:04PM
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I'm in, but looks like it'll be a good BBQ! Sunday's forecast is dire. 4 knots easterly.

Adriano
VIC, 5452 posts
10 Jan 2016 6:32PM
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6 knots SSW. A gorgeous day for swimming. Thanks SHQ and better luck when we do the re-run in February! See you then!

kato
VIC, 2042 posts
11 Jan 2016 12:35AM
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Cool, might be around next time

Dean 424
NSW, 412 posts
15 Jan 2016 6:30AM
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Is the rerun for the first Sunday predicted over 15 knots in Feb or has a more solid date been set?

Adriano
VIC, 5452 posts
31 Jan 2016 7:15AM
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Any dates yet SHQ?

JustinL
NSW, 415 posts
24 Mar 2016 5:00PM
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Was this event cancelled? I'm NSW so a bit out of the loop. Love to do it! Looks like a good challenge

Kitz92
VIC, 13 posts
24 Jan 2017 7:06PM
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Assuming no breakwater to beacon this year (or ever??!!). Shame if its just fizzled out after more than 25 years.
Things have changed a lot since I started windsurfing 10 years ago. There were quite a few events organised by both shops and WV each season. Not too much going on now. Hopefully not indicative of the future of windsurfing in this state...

SHQ
VIC, 314 posts
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26 Jan 2017 12:12AM
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Yep, it's a tough one. The costs and time involved to put these events on would come as a surprise to most people - that coupled with waning support from competitors makes it really just not worth it. We will do our best to bring the breakwater to beacon back next year hopefully with the backing of one of the local yacht clubs who have all the permits and insurances required to make these events happen. Of course the other option is for the community to put the events on themselves and seek sponsorship from the shops which we would gladly provide/support. Who's keen to put their hand up to get a Melbourne Windsurfing Club up and running?

kato
VIC, 2042 posts
26 Jan 2017 5:20PM
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Yep, it's a tough one. The costs and time involved to put these events on would come as a surprise to most people - that coupled with waning support from competitors makes it really just not worth it. We will do our best to bring the breakwater to beacon back next year hopefully with the backing of one of the local yacht clubs who have all the permits and insurances required to make these events happen. Of course the other option is for the community to put the events on themselves and seek sponsorship from the shops which we would gladly provide/support. Who's keen to put their hand up to get a Melbourne Windsurfing Club up and running?


Great question

blazing928
VIC, 105 posts
26 Jan 2017 8:18PM
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red tape, insurance , oh&s; the great killers of most things these days. Add the ever increasing commitments many of us have to work or weekend kids sports & its so difficult to get to events I'd love to attend.

One thing I always struggle with is events on public holiday weekends, where I have to [& want to], be with the family.

Adriano
VIC, 5452 posts
12 Feb 2017 10:17AM
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So I guess that's it.

It's dead. RIP B2B.

ejmack
VIC, 1304 posts
18 Feb 2017 3:28PM
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Adriano said..
So I guess that's it.

It's dead. RIP B2B.


Yeah, it's one of those events that I really look forward to each year. A shame if that's the case.



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