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Where to sail near Melbourne in an E - SE wind?

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Created by robhely > 9 months ago, 14 Mar 2016
robhely
VIC, 14 posts
14 Mar 2016 6:11PM
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So Tues is looking like it's going to be windy, forecast 20 - 30 knots all day. Do any of the spots down the coast like 13th work on an E - SE wind? Where would be the best place to make the most of what could be an epic day?


mr love
VIC, 1714 posts
14 Mar 2016 8:12PM
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Ricketts Point, Beaumaris Life Saving Club. There are reefs so you need to ask somebody before going out.

jakranz
VIC, 125 posts
14 Mar 2016 9:11PM
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I going down to Inverloch early morning flat water sailing in the inlet, Mahers Landing. Low tide mid morning, will be epic for sure. Then if I still got legs left I may finish off nicely at Ricketts or Mentone.

kato
VIC, 2423 posts
14 Mar 2016 9:39PM
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45 all day for me

robhely
VIC, 14 posts
14 Mar 2016 10:08PM
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I was hoping for some waves. Looking at the map 13th Beach looks like it might work on an easterly, but I think I've only heard of people sailing there on a westerly. Raffs looks like it would be a bit onshore. Sandy Point perhaps a bit too far to drive.

jakranz
VIC, 125 posts
15 Mar 2016 6:34AM
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kato said..
45 all day for me


See you there Kato

DanP
VIC, 286 posts
15 Mar 2016 8:39AM
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There's waves at Inverloch too. I'll be out there after work this arvo - probably 4ish.
Seems like you're looking West coast mainly though, if thats the case join the Surf Coast Frothers facebook group. Dave & the other west coast crew are always posting where they're sailing on each wind forecast.
www.facebook.com/groups/1496087180642983/

kato
VIC, 2423 posts
15 Mar 2016 4:30PM
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Stuffed, real wind

Bradman
VIC, 38 posts
15 Mar 2016 5:30PM
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Sailing Report?

mr love
VIC, 1714 posts
15 Mar 2016 6:55PM
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Crankin!!

ginger pom
VIC, 1735 posts
15 Mar 2016 9:30PM
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Mentone works if it's South East but not really in East South East

ka222
VIC, 633 posts
16 Mar 2016 8:02AM
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wow that was windy..

windaddict
VIC, 1099 posts
16 Mar 2016 10:28AM
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TristanF
VIC, 225 posts
16 Mar 2016 11:43AM
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35 knots at Fawkner Beacon when I was down at Ricketts from 6pm-7:30pm last night. Possibly the windiest conditions I've ever sailed in.

Totally overpowered on a 4.0 most of the time, but fantastically steep ramps and plenty of speed to launch, on the occasions I had enough control and bravery to jump.

Very sore today.

nazsail
VIC, 288 posts
16 Mar 2016 3:03PM
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I got to Parkdale and the zip was stuck on my smallest sail. Had to launch with 5.3 koyote. One run out and back, something was going to break if I kept going. I've since tried everything to unjam zip, boiling water, lube. Don't want have to cut not moving

kato
VIC, 2423 posts
16 Mar 2016 7:45PM
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vinegar

Spotty
VIC, 1265 posts
16 Mar 2016 8:36PM
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= Salt & Vinegar after you have left it soak for some time. if that fails and all seems lost, just get a pen and poke the zip teeth to pry them apart so you can at least get to your sail without un-stitching cutting etc. If you get it moving again the carriage may still work if its not too corroded.

Don't let a zip stand in the way of a good session!!!

Yuppy
VIC, 582 posts
16 Mar 2016 9:40PM
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TristanF said..
35 knots at Fawkner Beacon when I was down at Ricketts from 6pm-7:30pm last night. Possibly the windiest conditions I've ever sailed in.

Totally overpowered on a 4.0 most of the time, but fantastically steep ramps and plenty of speed to launch, on the occasions I had enough control and bravery to jump.

Very sore today.


As a comparison I sailed Sandridge (the very northern end of port melbrne) at the same time. I was nicely powered up on my 4.7. I'm guessing around 27knots

robhely
VIC, 14 posts
17 Mar 2016 7:48AM
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Thanks for the advice and reports, I'll check out the FB group and give Ricketts a go on the next strong E/SE, I thought it was flat water sailing on that direction.

nazsail
VIC, 288 posts
17 Mar 2016 9:19PM
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Soaked it in vinegar, boiled the kettle and had tea with salt on my chips. Finally got the basrad open, where'd the wind go?

kato
VIC, 2423 posts
18 Mar 2016 6:28AM
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nazsail said...
Soaked it in vinegar, boiled the kettle and had tea with salt on my chips. Finally got the basrad open, where'd the wind go?

Look at the window now

windaddict
VIC, 1099 posts
18 Mar 2016 7:35AM
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It looks shyte out the window now...stormy, squalls of rain lashing, wind is between 5 and 30 knots...That wouldn''t be any fun IMO

kato
VIC, 2423 posts
18 Mar 2016 9:38AM
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windaddict said...
It looks shyte out the window now...stormy, squalls of rain lashing, wind is between 5 and 30 knots...That wouldn''t be any fun IMO

Patience grasshopper



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