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'Windsurfer' Racing at Mounts Bay Sailing Club

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Created by snides8 6 months ago, 20 Sep 2018
snides8
WA, 1564 posts
19 Nov 2018 7:11PM
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Yesterday's racing at Mounts bay involved the second short 3 race series for the season.
We had 10 starters for the first race who witnessed the appearance of a large dark cloud and a squally race that
had winds gusting above 20knots.
The first race also saw 3/4 early starters resulting in some sudden death results for the short race points.
The second and third races where much tamer with 8 to 15 knot winds.
racing was tight and lead changes frequent.
results
1.Steve Schneider
2.Mark Taylor
3.Kelvin

SurfSailAUST
WA, 26 posts
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21 Nov 2018 9:28AM
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Thanks for organising the racing Snides, the whole fleet is gradually improving with more and more racing in lots of different conditions

What about some more coverage and pics of that white sail?

Special mention for the two orange sails that completed all three short races last weekend in testing conditions

It's great to see more and more participants turning up to have a go.

Just confirming racing this Sunday starts at 10.30am due to afternoon function at MBSC...correct? I assume briefing will be about 9.30am?

All boards and abilities (rescue boat standing by) welcome and you don't have to be a member of MBSC to race, just turn up we will look out for you and point you in the right direction

Also free beer and snacks if you turn up and hang around long enough at the club presentation (some sucker always rings the bell)

snides8
WA, 1564 posts
21 Nov 2018 2:00PM
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SurfSailAUST said..
Thanks for organising the racing Snides, the whole fleet is gradually improving with more and more racing in lots of different conditions

What about some more coverage and pics of that white sail?

Special mention for the two orange sails that completed all three short races last weekend in testing conditions

It's great to see more and more participants turning up to have a go.

Just confirming racing this Sunday starts at 10.30am due to afternoon function at MBSC...correct? I assume briefing will be about 9.30am?

All boards and abilities (rescue boat standing by) welcome and you don't have to be a member of MBSC to race, just turn up we will look out for you and point you in the right direction

Also free beer and snacks if you turn up and hang around long enough at the club presentation (some sucker always rings the bell)


Quite right Mark will try and get more vid of the other crew.
yes 10.30 start this Sunday due to a function later in the day.
i will post details of the event later that day which may interest people.

wally sailor
WA, 46 posts
25 Nov 2018 6:16PM
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SurfSailAUST said..
Thanks for organising the racing Snides, the whole fleet is gradually improving with more and more racing in lots of different conditions

What about some more coverage and pics of that white sail?

Special mention for the two orange sails that completed all three short races last weekend in testing conditions

It's great to see more and more participants turning up to have a go.

Just confirming racing this Sunday starts at 10.30am due to afternoon function at MBSC...correct? I assume briefing will be about 9.30am?

All boards and abilities (rescue boat standing by) welcome and you don't have to be a member of MBSC to race, just turn up we will look out for you and point you in the right direction

Also free beer and snacks if you turn up and hang around long enough at the club presentation (some sucker always rings the bell)




Quite right Mark will try and get more vid of the other crew.
yes 10.30 start this Sunday due to a function later in the day.
i will post details of the event later that day which may interest people.



Yes, thanks Steve for your efforts organizing racing I'm really loving it :) as I know everyone else is as well. Thanks Mark for the the special mention regarding finishing the races last week (And this week too). Richard and I are both slowly improving.

Thanks for including me in the video Steve :)

RichardG
WA, 2200 posts
26 Nov 2018 12:34PM
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Snides.. Thanks from me too. A top effort from you in promoting and organising the Windsurfer LT class at MBSC so far. Really enjoying the racing and the glide that only comes from a longboard. MBSC is a great club.. one of the (possibly the) best value yacht club(s) in WA and Windsurfer LT is the fastest growing class and perhaps will soon become the biggest class. It is a social class too and I hope more windsurfers join the fun. Raceboards/longboards of varying types also welcome to join in.

snides8
WA, 1564 posts
26 Nov 2018 4:24PM
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Well Last Sunday saw an early start of 10.30 due to a private function taking place in the afternoon.
The wind was north west to start at around 5 to 8 knots so most set their down haul with minimum tension.
The set up on the old style sails are almost completely opposite to modern race sails in that downhaul is minimal and outhaul with somewhat more tension.
Only 6 starters fronted so numbers where down, but this didn't deter competiveness.
Darryl Page made his first appearance albeit using a 5.5 and as such was underpowered. BUt he still had a massive smile on his dial!!!
We had 2 races (short windward/leewards)and both pretty much saw the results duplicated.
The orange sail boys,Richard and Greg showed great improvement and are starting to look dangerous.
Mark and Kelvin where also on the charge with Mark and Kelvin recording 2nd and 3rd respectively.
I had some luck and managed a couple of bullets.
The first start was an all in with other classes-Sharpies,Tasars and ants. I went for the favoured
port hand pin start and managed to cross the whole fleet.
The second race saw a front come through about half way through that went from around 8-10 to 22knots!!!
This meant everyone who had no downhaul tension was dealt with a major struggle!!
I managed to just survive and get around the top mark and enjoy a smoking 18knot run back to the finish.

Everyone was stoked to finish and enjoy a couple of coldys and a free sausage sizzle while the band warmed up

Racing returns to the normal time slot next Sunday where there is a forecast for fresh winds again
I look forward to seeing everyone rock up next week!
My tracks from yesterday showing the swinging winds..







snides8
WA, 1564 posts
6 Dec 2018 9:15AM
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Last Sunday saw another club heat
with winds ranging from 8-18kn.
we had another good turn out with 8 starters.
results-
1 Denis Jones
2 Mike Galvin
3 Snides

This Sunday sees another 3 short race series and another windy day forecast (bring on the doldrums!)
i will be on rescue duties again so will also be armed with cameras.
see you there!!

snides8
WA, 1564 posts
16 Jan 2019 5:30PM
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I hope everyone had a great Xmas , new year blah blah and a great break.
LT racing resumes this Sunday at the usual time.
see you there,

Spotty
VIC, 1265 posts
20 Jan 2019 12:07PM
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I hope everyone had a great Xmas , new year blah blah and a great break.
LT racing resumes this Sunday at the usual time.
see you there,


1:30p??

snides8
WA, 1564 posts
20 Jan 2019 6:07PM
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snides8 said..
I hope everyone had a great Xmas , new year blah blah and a great break.
LT racing resumes this Sunday at the usual time.
see you there,



1:30p??


Sorry Spotty
missed this but you made it anyway
cheers for coming down!!!!




Will try and get a write up and edit some drone footage at some stage.

snides8
WA, 1564 posts
21 Jan 2019 11:01AM
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Yesterday saw the return to racing for the Windsurfer LT's at Mounts Bay sailing Club. This Season has seen some of the most consistent winds for years with perhaps only 2 or 3 days in the last 2 months with winds less than 15knots and most days gusting over 20kn in the afternoons on the river. Yesterday also saw one of the hottest days for the year with a max of 42. We had 8 starters and lots of absentees (inc myself with equip issues). Winds where light around 8-10 although Peli graphs indicated maybe 15 at times. We had 3 new sailors inc Special guess speed/wave star Spotty from Victoria on borrowed gear. 2 races where sailed with a mixed bag of results.
1-Mark Taylor 2-Kelvin 3-Guy
The video below was shot and edited by Cheryl.

SurfSailAUST
WA, 26 posts
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21 Jan 2019 12:27PM
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Nice job Cheryl

RichardG
WA, 2200 posts
21 Jan 2019 3:43PM
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Special mention has been made of our guest speed/wave star Spotty (Mr 50 knots !) our first interstate entrant from Victoria. We also had Nick Bailey , grandmaster of the Windsurfer class, join us albeit on a 1989-90 Mistral One Design (PNG IMCO race event issue) with Maui Sails TR as supplied by Ian Sampson. Thanks to Snides for his stewardship of the class and event, excellent race organisation and especially Cheryl for camera work, video editing, production and drone piloting.

normster
NSW, 150 posts
29 Jan 2019 9:48AM
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Bit of a hijack - but where are the state championships one design/LT being held and when ?

Thanx in advance

rip
WA, 10 posts
29 Jan 2019 7:19AM
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Hi Normster - Just working on States at the moment. Will post something later this week. Most likely at Mounts Bay over two weekends.

SurfSailAUST
WA, 26 posts
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1 Feb 2019 1:04PM
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Any racing this week Snides?

Stuthepirate
SA, 3434 posts
1 Feb 2019 4:07PM
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Hi Normster - Just working on States at the moment. Will post something later this week. Most likely at Mounts Bay over two weekends.


I know Safety Bay YC are keen to host course racing.
Might be worth a call

snides8
WA, 1564 posts
1 Feb 2019 3:29PM
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SurfSailAUST said..
Any racing this week Snides?


Yes

rip
WA, 10 posts
5 Feb 2019 7:55PM
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Hi Normster - Just working on States at the moment. Will post something later this week. Most likely at Mounts Bay over two weekends.


Windsurfer LT and Windsurfer Original WA States for 2019 Are On!
Old School, New School, Legends, Weekend warriors, Youngsters, Get your Windsurfer LT or original ready.

Provisional dates are as follows:
Sun 17 Feb 3-4 Races
Sat 9 Slalom and Freestyle Fun Session
Sun 10 Mar 3-4 Races
Sun 7 April (Provision for re-sail)
Sat 13 April - Marathon

Location: Mounts Bay Sailing Club
Further Details will be on the official page here www.mbsc.com.au/classes/windsurfer-lt/

BSN101
WA, 1553 posts
6 Feb 2019 2:49PM
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Where can you buy the LT in WA? I think im going to appoach the GBYC with a LT fleet plan.

If anyone can offer suggestions that I might like to include please feel free to make a list. Would be for the 2019/20 summer.
Cheeers

RichardG
WA, 2200 posts
6 Feb 2019 3:43PM
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rip said..
Hi Normster - Just working on States at the moment. Will post something later this week. Most likely at Mounts Bay over two weekends.




I know Safety Bay YC are keen to host course racing.
Might be worth a call



Stu, I sail out of MBSC. Why not get a new fleet started at SBYC- would be best way to get more people sailing in the area. Get ready for the states and the worlds ...

RichardG
WA, 2200 posts
6 Feb 2019 3:45PM
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Where can you buy the LT in WA? I think im going to appoach the GBYC with a LT fleet plan.

If anyone can offer suggestions that I might like to include please feel free to make a list. Would be for the 2019/20 summer.
Cheeers


Dave, Great initiative. It would be great to have a Busselton group of LT sailors... the states and the world titles beckon.

I have sent you a PM with contacts for boards.

MEH
WA, 4 posts
8 Feb 2019 8:58AM
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I found this group recently and you guys have got me keen to get back into windsurfing after a 30 year break. Looking for used one design to start, but they seem really hard to find. Any suggestions where to look? I'm tired of looking at flat water with light winds (my preference)....and only a kayak. I'm in Jurien Bay.

snides8
WA, 1564 posts
8 Feb 2019 2:22PM
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I found this group recently and you guys have got me keen to get back into windsurfing after a 30 year break. Looking for used one design to start, but they seem really hard to find. Any suggestions where to look? I'm tired of looking at flat water with light winds (my preference)....and only a kayak. I'm in Jurien Bay.

You could try posting in the wanted section.
if you get down to MBSC on most Sundays you can prob Grab a ride on one.

MEH
WA, 4 posts
9 Feb 2019 11:33AM
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MEH said..
I found this group recently and you guys have got me keen to get back into windsurfing after a 30 year break. Looking for used one design to start, but they seem really hard to find. Any suggestions where to look? I'm tired of looking at flat water with light winds (my preference)....and only a kayak. I'm in Jurien Bay.


You could try posting in the wanted section.
if you get down to MBSC on most Sundays you can prob Grab a ride on one.


Thanks, I've done that. Don't get down your way too often, but may just come by one day.

snides8
WA, 1564 posts
24 Feb 2019 6:44PM
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Hi Crew
Due to the long weekend there won't be any sailing next Sunday.
There will prob be a few crew training next Friday.

BSN101
WA, 1553 posts
24 Feb 2019 7:28PM
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snides8 said..


MEH said..
I found this group recently and you guys have got me keen to get back into windsurfing after a 30 year break. Looking for used one design to start, but they seem really hard to find. Any suggestions where to look? I'm tired of looking at flat water with light winds (my preference)....and only a kayak. I'm in Jurien Bay.



You could try posting in the wanted section.
if you get down to MBSC on most Sundays you can prob Grab a ride on one.



Thanks, I've done that. Don't get down your way too often, but may just come by one day.


Meh, Gumtree has some old school long boards in Perth. You could post on your local FB B&S groups too. New WS LT is available in Perth. But alas not any ODs in WA. Keep looking..

snides8
WA, 1564 posts
9 Mar 2019 8:16AM
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Crew due to poor conditions anticipated later today we have decided to postpone the slalom and freestyle events until a later date.
hopefully tomorrow will be better for the next 3 races.

snides8
WA, 1564 posts
11 Mar 2019 8:11PM
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Sunday 10th of March saw the final 3 races held for the WA Windsurfer state titles 2019. We had an awesome turn out of 22 sailors for the day. Overall we had 24 competitors over the 2 weekends. Competition was hot!! The fleet included sailors from all sorts of backgrounds Including a World Wave champion a 2x Windsurfer national champion,Americas cup sailor. even with such a 'star studded' line up the atmosphere on the water and back on the beach was great with everyone sharing tips/strategies and excuses!!! And a host of other sailors with national titles to their names in various disciplines and classes. Sailor ages ranged from 17 -70!!and the fleet included 1 lady (Jade Lane)
Yesterday's conditions for the final 3 races ranged from 10/12 in the first race to 15/17 in the last. Courses where windward and returns. The standout performance yesterday was from 2 x National champ Tim Gourlay who dominated all 3 races. Next was legend Nic Poll with a couple of seconds then Scott Mckercher. The racing was very close and within the racing there was many other battles keeping everyone keen and determined. In total 6 races where held with each sailor allowed 1x discard. Final results for the racing
1 Nic poll 2 Denis Jones 3 Steve Schneider
The class in WA continues to grow with numerous potential sailors starting to place orders for boards. It was great to see the appearance of a couple of the young WAIS guys in Rome Featherstone and Caelin Winchcombe - these guys sailed the older style boards and sailed very well considering the time they had actually spent on windsurfers!! Hopefully we can get them on to the newer boards soon and then watch out!! Special thanks need to go to Denis Jones for putting the whole show together And to Cheryl Draper for capturing and providing pictures and videos.








snides8
WA, 1564 posts
11 Mar 2019 8:13PM
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