Forums > Windsurfing   Western Australia

Rockingham to Fremantle Dash

Reply
Created by WindsurfingWA > 9 months ago, 9 Oct 2017
WindsurfingWA
WA, 606 posts
9 Oct 2017 8:15PM
Thumbs Up

Calling all downwind specialists.
Fremantle Sailing Club has been in contact to see if Windsurfing would be keen to join in the Rockingham to Fremantle dash. If we get 5 sailors signed up they will create a fleet for us. You need to be a WWA member and have sail numbers - preferably the number issued by AWA when you became a member.

Duff12
WA, 63 posts
10 Oct 2017 6:43AM
Thumbs Up

I've entered. Anyone else keen?

Subsonic
WA, 1414 posts
10 Oct 2017 6:55AM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
Duff12 said..
I've entered. Anyone else keen?


Very keen. Where do we sign up?

madlad
WA, 145 posts
10 Oct 2017 9:05AM
Thumbs Up

Yeah i'm keen. Its $20 for those who dont know. Although it is a worry that is says due to safety concerns, only over 18's may race. :)

BSN101
WA, 1421 posts
10 Oct 2017 11:23AM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
Duff12 said..
I've entered. Anyone else keen?


In the RB? Next you will be doing the LOC. Maybe a good idea.

Duff12
WA, 63 posts
10 Oct 2017 12:08PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
BSN101 said..

Duff12 said..
I've entered. Anyone else keen?



In the RB? Next you will be doing the LOC. Maybe a good idea.


My options are limited to RB. Are you and Marcus going to enter?

WindsurfingWA
WA, 606 posts
10 Oct 2017 12:49PM
Thumbs Up

Latest from Fremantle Sailing Club & WWA
Rule #1 - There are no rules (SEE BELOW)
Rule #1a - We only leave the beach if it's a seabreeze

SAFETY EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
As per King of Carnac AND DOT requirements (www.transport.wa.gov.au/mediaFiles/marine/MAC-B-KiteWindsurfingSafetyEquipC.pdf). Race will be greater than 2nm offshore therefore you will need:
1. PFD
2. Flares
3. PLB
4. Sail Numbers
(as per AWA list)

REGISTRATION LINK - www.fsc.com.au/event/rockingham-to-fremantle-dash/
1. You need to be a current WWA member (don't leave it until the morning of the event. Member list will be sent a day or 2 before hand) - windsurfingwa.tidyhq.com/public/memberships/new
2. You will need to list your AWA sail number (NOT ONE YOU MAKE UP ON THE DAY). As WWA is not running the event we will be providing a copy of the AWA Sail Number list to FSC.

AWA Sail Number Register - www.windsurfing.org/sailnumbers.htm

RichardG
WA, 1991 posts
10 Oct 2017 1:34PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
Duff12 said..

BSN101 said..


Duff12 said..
I've entered. Anyone else keen?




In the RB? Next you will be doing the LOC. Maybe a good idea.



My options are limited to RB. Are you and Marcus going to enter?


I am thinking of entering with my Mistral One Design. If the seabreeze is light as it often is in October should be fine at 1 pm and better on a raceboard with 9.5m2

madlad
WA, 145 posts
10 Oct 2017 4:11PM
Thumbs Up

I'm wondering why its supposedly 2 nautical miles offshore though...

Whitey76
WA, 26 posts
11 Oct 2017 6:13AM
Thumbs Up

I'm in, going shopping for a plb tonight

madlad
WA, 145 posts
11 Oct 2017 8:41AM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
Whitey76 said..
I'm in, going shopping for a plb tonight


$300 later.. ;)

BSN101
WA, 1421 posts
11 Oct 2017 8:54AM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
RichardG said..

Duff12 said..


BSN101 said..



Duff12 said..
I've entered. Anyone else keen?





In the RB? Next you will be doing the LOC. Maybe a good idea.




My options are limited to RB. Are you and Marcus going to enter?



I am thinking of entering with my Mistral One Design. If the seabreeze is light as it often is in October should be fine at 1 pm and better on a raceboard with 9.5m2


Rich, thats a long way to go with your 9.5.

Having said that anyone know how far it would be? looks about 30km. then upwind on the way back...

Duff12
WA, 63 posts
11 Oct 2017 12:34PM
Thumbs Up

I'm not planning on going back upwind...

WindsurfingWA
WA, 606 posts
11 Oct 2017 12:47PM
Thumbs Up

HELP WANTED

Fremantle Sailing Club has requested assistance with providing Rescue Boats for the race.

Is the anyone out there how will not be sailing but could help out on the day with a boat? Or know someone who would be able to assist. A great way to view the Race and FSC will cover fuel costs.

BSN101
WA, 1421 posts
11 Oct 2017 7:27PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
Duff12 said..
I'm not planning on going back upwind...


Aaaww., why not. 30ish km down wind will only take 45min in a nice 9.5 breeze then coming home about 1.5-2hrs. But then you you could also sail through to majestic point.

Better still, sail there & back, good training!

madlad
WA, 145 posts
12 Oct 2017 9:11AM
Thumbs Up

Anyone got any PLB's to rent or borrow so we dont have to pay $300 to race? :)

Stuthepirate
WA, 3369 posts
12 Oct 2017 9:42AM
Thumbs Up

I was just thinking the same thing madlad and spoke to the WWA pres.
There are a couple of companies who rent/hire PLB's
Adventure Rentals being one of them.

www.adventurentals.com/safety.html
www.adventurentals.com/shareplb.html

madlad
WA, 145 posts
12 Oct 2017 12:38PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
Stuthepirate said..
I was just thinking the same thing madlad and spoke to the WWA pres.
There are a couple of companies who rent/hire PLB's
Adventure Rentals being one of them.

www.adventurentals.com/safety.html
www.adventurentals.com/shareplb.html


Thanks Stu. I will check them out. :)

madlad
WA, 145 posts
12 Oct 2017 2:11PM
Thumbs Up

In case anyone was interested in hiring a PLB, the cost is $55 for a day with a $200 deposit.

Cheers

M

Stuthepirate
WA, 3369 posts
12 Oct 2017 2:50PM
Thumbs Up

Don't forget to look at the share link too.
If there are people around willing to hire/lend you can pick one up cheaper. If none available Adventure rentals will discount your hire fee

BSN101
WA, 1421 posts
14 Oct 2017 9:34PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
WindsurfingWA said..
Calling all downwind specialists.
Fremantle Sailing Club has been in contact to see if Windsurfing would be keen to join in the Rockingham to Fremantle dash. If we get 5 sailors signed up they will create a fleet for us. You need to be a WWA member and have sail numbers - preferably the number issued by AWA when you became a member.



Will this still be run if it's not down wind?

Subsonic
WA, 1414 posts
15 Oct 2017 10:11AM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
BSN101 said..


WindsurfingWA said..
Calling all downwind specialists.
Fremantle Sailing Club has been in contact to see if Windsurfing would be keen to join in the Rockingham to Fremantle dash. If we get 5 sailors signed up they will create a fleet for us. You need to be a WWA member and have sail numbers - preferably the number issued by AWA when you became a member.





Will this still be run if it's not down wind?



Fro what I read on the fsc page, they'll make a Decision on wed as to whether it's going to run or not.

The race rules sez they'll only start it if there's a seabreeze.

Subsonic
WA, 1414 posts
15 Oct 2017 10:17AM
Thumbs Up

Don't forgets

if the race is going ahead, the registration and briefing is actually at fsc dinghy clubhouse on Friday night 1800 hrs

BSN101
WA, 1421 posts
15 Oct 2017 11:17AM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
Subsonic said..
Don't forgets

if the race is going ahead, the registration and briefing is actually at fsc dinghy clubhouse on Friday night 1800 hrs


I wonder if they may make traveling allawances. If I can join in I'll be coming up on sat morning. I will wait til they make a call on Wednesday.

I could come come up and sail the swan anyhow.

Stuthepirate
WA, 3369 posts
15 Oct 2017 12:29PM
Thumbs Up

Peel inlet will be better on that forecast

BSN101
WA, 1421 posts
15 Oct 2017 2:21PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
Stuthepirate said..
Peel inlet will be better on that forecast


where abouts?

premo
WA, 208 posts
18 Oct 2017 1:11PM
Thumbs Up

Info from FSC

Good Afternoon Competitors Unfortunately due to the forecast we are not running the Rockingham to Fremantle Dash this weekend. We are looking at future dates in our calendar to run the event later during the summer. Sorry for the inconvenience, can you please pass on this message to anybody else you knew that was interested Thanks

decrepit
WA, 8824 posts
18 Oct 2017 1:19PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
BSN101 said..
where abouts?


If it's ESE, then anywhere from fangys to liptons



Subscribe
Reply

Forums > Windsurfing   Western Australia


"Rockingham to Fremantle Dash" started by WindsurfingWA