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Created by Gnotukker > 9 months ago, 28 Apr 2016
Gnotukker
VIC, 48 posts
28 Apr 2016 2:55PM
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As a learner I struggle with westerlies in Bayside because of the chop.

But I have limited opportunities to sail and if I get a leave pass I don't want to miss it!

I haven't really seen much talk about Westernport on Seabreeze.... And as Westernport isn't far and a westerly is offshore in a bunch of places (from Balnarring to Somers to Cerberus and Hastings) I was wondering if its suitable for a good sail?

Anyone have any thoughts / experience sailing (non wave) in Westernport? Suitable launching places, areas to avoid etc etc.

thanks!

JonE
VIC, 53 posts
30 Apr 2016 8:57PM
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Hi - search for Balnarring on here - some videos, directions etc.

mathew
VIC, 1725 posts
1 May 2016 10:41PM
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Gnotukker said..
As a learner I struggle with westerlies in Bayside because of the chop.

But I have limited opportunities to sail and if I get a leave pass I don't want to miss it!

I haven't really seen much talk about Westernport on Seabreeze.... And as Westernport isn't far and a westerly is offshore in a bunch of places (from Balnarring to Somers to Cerberus and Hastings) I was wondering if its suitable for a good sail?

Anyone have any thoughts / experience sailing (non wave) in Westernport? Suitable launching places, areas to avoid etc etc.

thanks!


With a handle like "gnotukker" I'm guessing you must be near Chelsea or there abouts.

Firstly, suggesting at sailing in offshore conditions is a recipe for disaster.... I wouldn't suggest sailing a Westernport in a Westerly, unless you plan on sailing on the eastern side of it.

As for "where to sail in a westerly"... Rye isn't that far away from Chelsea -> works in an Easterly through to North, continuing round to the West (a bit offshore in a SW'er). Today was a Westerly of 4.2-5.0m weather at 9am - 1pm... very-good bump and jump conditions - little air's on the inside, big air out back.

That said, a Westernport seabreeze, either southerly or easterly, is definitely worth it.

Adriano
10541 posts
5 May 2016 6:07AM
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Yeah I live in Balnarring Beach and I have braved a direct westerly off Somers Sailing Club. You can rig in the car park and walk down the rock groin in low tides. In high the waves break on the rocks.

It's straight cross shore and safe enough, but the chop isn't much smaller than PP Bay, just a bit angrier with the tide and sandbars.

Balnarring and Somers work much better in easterlies and south westerlies.

Gnotukker
VIC, 48 posts
6 May 2016 1:34PM
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Thanks Adriano!



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