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'Windsurfer' Racing at Mounts Bay Sailing Club

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Created by snides8 2 months ago, 20 Sep 2018
snides8
WA, 1507 posts
20 Sep 2018 4:16PM
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For interested parties.
I have taken up a position on the sailing committee at Mounts bay solely to try and establish some ol' fashion course racing and to build club membership.
The primary focus is to use the new Windsurfer LT as well as any of the old style boards that may be lying around.

My aim is to have organised racing each Sunday through the upcoming season which begins on October 6.
At this stage I think we may get anywhere up to 10 boards but I cant be certain, it doesn't help that most of us don't actually have our equipment yet albeit I am led to believe deliveries will take place around the week before the season opening.
In any Case as the club allows anyone to attend for the opening day I though I would extend the invitation through to other boards. I have secured a start for the Windfoilers of which there may be 4/5.
The foilers will start with the foiling moths as they are closer matched to a moth rather than the ol style boards.

In addition I would extend the invitation to anyone who has a race board or formula board as well.
If enough numbers show up we can create different fleets as well.
Note - to sail and race at Mounts you will need to adhere to racing rules and regs- as well as life jackets etc.
you will also need to be a current fianancial member of Windsurfing WA.

There will be no prizes just bragging rights and the ability to recount stories over a beer after the sailing
Mounts bay is situated on the city side of Pelican point.

For sailors interested in joining the club proper I can confirm that the club will waive for this inaugural season
storage fees in the lock up boat sheds. This will be very handy for storing the big boards!
Also I believe the fee for registered racing will be dropped (need to confirm this).
This means membership is super affordable to the point I believe its possibly the cheapest club on the river.
Membership rates Should be live on the club web site.
If you haven't been to mounts bay I would recommend a visit as the view is unmatched by any other club as well.

Any questions fell free to ask or PM






RichardG
WA, 1983 posts
20 Sep 2018 5:24PM
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Thanks Snides. My new LT should be at the club before then and I will participate on that. Greg Johns told me there are over 20 boards in WA so the chances of a good size fleet are very high - the "80s" are returning. I have joined the club already. Good to see the foilers will be starting too. Thanks for organising.

Windxtasy
WA, 3838 posts
21 Sep 2018 7:35AM
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Good work, Snides!
Nostalgia. MBSC is where I learned to windsurf.
I'm not interested in racing though... sorry.

snides8
WA, 1507 posts
21 Sep 2018 1:36PM
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Windxtasy said..
Good work, Snides!
Nostalgia. MBSC is where I learned to windsurf.
I'm not interested in racing though... sorry.


Yes I learnt to sail there as well,

Aus.955
WA, 8 posts
22 Sep 2018 6:05PM
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Are bic techno 293 welcome RPYC have at least 4 to 5 bics.

snides8
WA, 1507 posts
22 Sep 2018 6:36PM
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Yes the more the merrier
briefing at 1.30

Aus.955
WA, 8 posts
22 Sep 2018 7:04PM
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Saturday or Sunday the first one it says Saturday

snides8
WA, 1507 posts
23 Sep 2018 7:37AM
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Saturday or Sunday the first one it says Saturday


Opening day is Saturday then normal club racing days after that are sundays
aprox 2pm starts

snides8
WA, 1507 posts
4 Oct 2018 12:03PM
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Well another dozen windsufer LT's
lobbed this week??
who is ready for old school racing?

Season opener at Mounts bay this Saturday from around 2.30 start time.Future racing on Sundays starting 14th.
All are welcome to come down and check out the latest in one design racing!??


Harmon
3 posts
4 Oct 2018 3:28PM
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RPYC welcomes Old School Windsurfers, starting on Friday October 19th at 1700 or as soon as you can get there. We will be running a number of short course races in the Bay with a Safety Boat in attendance followed by a BBQ with refreshments. Now is definitely the time to get that old Wally dusted off, but if you have any long boards you are welcome to come and have a blast! Foiling boards are also welcome! Families are welcome to join in the post-race relaxation and the BBQ picnic on the lawn.

We'll also be running course racing for windsurfers again this season in conjunction with our normal dinghy racing on Sunday afternoons for all those who are interested.

Please contact Chris Goldacre for more information at sailtraining@rpyc.com.au or 9389 1555.




Maddlad
WA, 289 posts
4 Oct 2018 8:44PM
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Are there foil races on Friday nights or just one designs?

Harmon
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5 Oct 2018 5:08PM
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Maddlad said..
Are there foil races on Friday nights or just one designs?


We are more than happy for foiling boards to join us for the twilight racing!

Maddlad
WA, 289 posts
6 Oct 2018 7:54AM
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Harmon said..

Maddlad said..
Are there foil races on Friday nights or just one designs?



We are more than happy for foiling boards to join us for the twilight racing!


Cheers Harmon.

snides8
WA, 1507 posts
7 Oct 2018 4:19PM
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Moving on from the thread hijacking above..
Yesterday Mounts bay saw the rebirth of the legendary Windsurfing Class.
This class of board gave its name to the sport we know today.
A good turn out was had for the opening day and it saw around 14/15 boards on the water.
i think 11 Windsurfers (old and new) 1xMistral Equipe and 4 windfoils that actually started with the
Moths.
Winds were light to start around 5kn and built to around 12 by the end.
The windsurfers started in a combined fleet with the Bics and the 1 mistral.
After a close tussle the mistral finally got ahead as the breeze freshened and finished about 1 to 2 Mins
ahead of the first windsurfers.
Pics courtesy of AUS 841 (Cheryl)
I think there may of been a few sore crew last night, but at least they have a week before they front up next Sunday.
(I for one managed a 170 heart rate average for the 1.5hr race!)






























izymiester
WA, 275 posts
7 Oct 2018 5:19PM
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Looks fun !!




RichardG
WA, 1983 posts
7 Oct 2018 5:51PM
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snides8 said..
Moving on from the thread hijacking above..
Yesterday Mounts bay saw the rebirth of the legendary Windsurfing Class.
This class of board gave its name to the sport we know today.
A good turn out was had for the opening day and it saw around 14/15 boards on the water.
i think 11 Windsurfers (old and new) 1xMistral Equipe and 4 windfoils that actually started with the
Moths.
Winds were light to start around 5kn and built to around 12 by the end.
The windsurfers started in a combined fleet with the Bics and the 1 mistral.
After a close tussle the mistral finally got ahead as the breeze freshened and finished about 1 to 2 Mins
ahead of the first windsurfers.
Pics courtesy of AUS 841 (Cheryl)
I think there may of been a few sore crew last night, but at least they have a week before they front up next Sunday.
(I for one managed a 170 heart rate average for the 1.5hr race!)































Thanks Snides and to Cheryl for the photos. The LT movement is growing: the rebirth of cool. The foils were cool too out there. It was fun.

snides8
WA, 1507 posts
7 Oct 2018 6:23PM
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Looks fun !!





Did you sail yesterday ?

snides8
WA, 1507 posts
12 Oct 2018 6:13AM
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Ok tonight there may be some Training on at Mounts.
there will prob be a couple of boards out.
As it's the start of the season for the mounts bay keelboat fleet, the club and bar will be open.
gererally there is food available as well.
Racing resumes Sunday.
The Calendar for the season is below.

www.mbsc.com.au/sailing/calendar/

snides8
WA, 1507 posts
14 Oct 2018 4:59PM
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Well Friday night saw 4 out at Mounts for training-2 guys over 50 and 2 guys under 20...
not much wind but enough to get around.
Today was a different story winds gusting 30kn saw the club cancel racing today however
it didn't deter a couple of guys from testing the Lt speed off the wind Denis hitting 22kn a couple of times.
Soft sail,no straps no problems. an extremely short clip with some average footage.

wally sailor
WA, 37 posts
14 Oct 2018 11:01PM
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snides8 said..
Well Friday night saw 4 out at Mounts for training-2 guys over 50 and 2 guys under 20...
not much wind but enough to get around.
Today was a different story winds gusting 30kn saw the club cancel racing today however
it didn't deter a couple of guys from testing the Lt speed off the wind Denis hitting 22kn a couple of times.
Soft sail,no straps no problems. an extremely short clip with some average footage.


Awesome, well done Denis!

Maddlad
WA, 289 posts
15 Oct 2018 2:37PM
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Great tune too.

stroppo
WA, 456 posts
15 Oct 2018 9:33PM
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Yeah that was great Steve sending it Wally style

snides8
WA, 1507 posts
18 Oct 2018 8:54AM
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Ok Wally's and foilers....
we have been invited to race at Perth Dinghy Sailing club this Saturday,first starts around 14.30.
we will probably be lumped in to a mixed fleet start with other classes.
Actual specific courses and start times will be determined on the day.
As the club has some issues with room I would suggest rigging at mounts bay and sailing across for the start.
I think I will liaise with the club around 13.00 and bring the details back to Mounts
and give a briefing there.
Obviously you are welcome to rig and sail out of the Dinghy club on the day if you do choose.
Also it goes without saying that all are welcome back at the club after racing for beers and bull****.

re Sunday racing at mounts-starts at 14.00 and courses will be sausages
(windward and returns)
Briefing at the sign on desk around 13.00.
Unfortunately As the Wally's are the nominated volunteer for the day I will be driving a rescue boat.Good news is I will be armed with a canon to shoot loads of pics so I suggest wearing make up and sucking in the gut when I take your pic!

finally as usual there will be a few Wally's out Friday night as well for training.

edit note mounts bay racing is Sunday

snides8
WA, 1507 posts
22 Oct 2018 6:29PM
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Windsurfer results from the weekend.
Well while most sailors in Perth twiddled their thumbs waiting for wind on the weekend
The windsurferLT's had a busy weekend of racing.
Saturday saw the opening of Perth Dinghy Sailing club which is located in Matilda Bay.
Conditions where super tricky with varying wind gusts and swinging wind directions due to the Nwester.
The start saw 10 boards and 1 mistral dual it out on a start line combined with 2 other classes of dinghy.
After a marathon 15 odd km's Yours truly snuck over the line just in front of Denis Jones and 80's legend Nick Poll.

Sunday saw a short race series at Mounts (home turf for LT's) with 3 races and 11 starters held in patchy winds as well.
This race series saw the attendance of several ex world,National and state champions from various disciplines of the sport as well as the sailing world...needless to say after all these years everyone was pumping furiously and as competitive as ever.
Notable inclusions where Scott McKercher,Mike Galvin and recent dual National champion Tim Gourlay.
Mike Galvin took the chocolates Scotty second and Denis Jones 3rd.
Local shop owner Mark Taylor (Surf sail) also made a welcome return to the class.
Pics below courtesy of Cheryl AUS 841.
More racing next weekend .
If anyone is interested in the new class or want to take a closer look please pm me here.








snides8
WA, 1507 posts
22 Oct 2018 6:33PM
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Scotty and Galvo dueling it out!






snides8
WA, 1507 posts
29 Oct 2018 5:27PM
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So yesterdays sensational weather saw racing at Mounts bay again and again another light breeze.
The crew opted for a change of course with the intro of a triangle,sausage.
Results saw the very familiar sail number of
KA 181 lead from start to finish.
The racing was tight with numerous position changes from second down to 10th.
Scotty took the chocolates ahead of Mike Galvin by about 1-2 minutes...
the first 5 separated by prob 4-5 mins after about an hour of racing.
3rd was Ian Barcham sneaking over the line a smidge in front of Ian Lane..5th was Cheryl Draper making her first appearance
on a Wally (mine) and her first tacks in prob 20 years!
Beers,bull**** and blow flies where the topic of the day once everyone hit the beach.
Next Sunday sees another club race before a club championship heat the following weekend.






















snides8
WA, 1507 posts
29 Oct 2018 7:37PM
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A short vid of yesterdays sailing...remember if your laughing at this you where probably doing the gardening yesterday

mineral1
WA, 4450 posts
30 Oct 2018 7:50PM
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snides8 said..
A short vid of yesterdays sailing...remember if your laughing at this you where probably doing the gardening yesterday



Hi Steve, are the competitors have a handicap applied like as in yaucht races, or is this just standard best fastest wins?
Thanks

snides8
WA, 1507 posts
31 Oct 2018 5:53AM
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mineral1 said..

snides8 said..
A short vid of yesterdays sailing...remember if your laughing at this you where probably doing the gardening yesterday




Hi Steve, are the competitors have a handicap applied like as in yaucht races, or is this just standard best fastest wins?
Thanks


Very Early days yet might look at handicaps should the sailors want it.
more inclined to start weight divisions again when numbers increase.

snides8
WA, 1507 posts
5 Nov 2018 4:01PM
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So another day of great racing was had yesterday at Mounts Bay Sailing Club.
We had 9 starters.
Conditions where Tricky with lots of holes and shifty westerly winds ranging from 8 to 18knots.
1st was Tim Gourlay followed by Ian Lane then myself.

Next week sees the first club championship heat (actually number 2) as number 1 will be resailed at a later date.
To figure in the championship you will need to be a paid up member other wise all are welcome.

Just a note the lack of sign on/off, PFD's and sail numbers may mean no result for that sailor.
Also when retiring from the race please do not sail through the Finish line on the way back to the beach.

snides8
WA, 1507 posts
13 Nov 2018 8:14AM
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Last Sunday saw the windiest race day to date with gusts well in to the low 20's and a rogue to 28!
This had the soft sails working overtime to handle the draft wandering tendency's.
once again racing was tight and several position changes through the field.
1 Denis Jones
2 Mike Galvin
3 Ian Lane

next Sunday is looking a little tamer.










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