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Simmer Style WA Slalom - Round 1

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Created by Stuthepirate 1 month ago, 12 Oct 2017
Stuthepirate
WA, 3126 posts
12 Oct 2017 12:40PM
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Simmer Style WA Slalom Round 1 - November 18, 2017

Slalom Racing for all Levels.
Simmer Style Door Prizes awarded each round.

Tickets available Now.
$12 Single Event Entry
$50 Series Entry (All 5 Rounds)
*Cervantes Double Points Round Separate Entry Fee
www.windsurfingwa.org.au/public/schedule/events/14143-simmer-style-wa-slalom-series-round-1

SBYC, WWA, or AWA affiliated membership compulsory for all events for insurance purposes.
www.safetybayyc.com.au/membership
www.windsurfingwa.org.au/member/memberships

Registration Sign on and Equipment Check will start @ 10am
Skippers Meeting @ 12pm
First Possible Race @ 1pm

*Due to DoT, YWA (Yachting Western Australia) and WWA requirements, All Race Entrants must wear a >50N (PFD type 3) buoyancy vest during racing
Anyone found to not be wearing a buoyancy vest during racing will be disqualified from competing.
**Flares and PLB not required.

Stuthepirate
WA, 3126 posts
2 Nov 2017 7:28AM
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Just over 2 weeks to go until Round 1
Going from conditions earlier this week it's looking good for some fast racing.
Weeds levels are low for now and the sand bank is providing some flatter water to gybe on the inside runs.
Wind has been excellent.
Reminder to purchase your tickets prior to race day and register.
www.windsurfingwa.org.au/public/schedule/events/14143-simmer-style-wa-slalom-series-round-1

Also check out the WWA Slalom page for Racing Results and information on Scoring and Racing Formats
www.windsurfingwa.org.au/public/pages/wa-slalom-series

Shane
WA, 197 posts
2 Nov 2017 7:51PM
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Hi Stu,

Can we wear these? They exceed the DOT requirements and wouldn't get in the way so much in the gybes...


www.whitworths.com.au/cl-burke-inflat-man

Stuthepirate
WA, 3126 posts
3 Nov 2017 6:41AM
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Anything exceeding >50n is acceptable
The only thing i'm concerned with in those models is the manual inflation operation
If you're unconscious, you might as we be wearing nothing.

AUS 808
WA, 208 posts
3 Nov 2017 10:27AM
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Stuthepirate said..
Anything exceeding >50n is acceptable
The only thing i'm concerned with in those models is the manual inflation operation
If you're unconscious, you might as we be wearing nothing.


Get the Auto Inflate one, that way your Gybes have to be spot-on

WindsurfingWA
WA, 498 posts
3 Nov 2017 1:18PM
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After all, please hold off on buying inflatable jackets. Although they comply with the DOT requirements in WA, I need to check the AWA requirements and the Australian Sailing requirements.

Stretchy
WA, 245 posts
3 Nov 2017 9:07PM
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Stuthepirate said..
Anything exceeding >50n is acceptable
The only thing i'm concerned with in those models is the manual inflation operation
If you're unconscious, you might as we be wearing nothing.


= 50N is also acceptable?
I just bought a CE50 NP vest for this event, which is Type 2, which is acceptable?

Stuthepirate
WA, 3126 posts
4 Nov 2017 5:45AM
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Yep. 50N is acceptable

Stuthepirate
WA, 3126 posts
4 Nov 2017 3:35PM
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WindsurfingWA said..
After all, please hold off on buying inflatable jackets. Although they comply with the DOT requirements in WA, I need to check the AWA requirements and the Australian Sailing requirements.


So that's a NO Shane.

AUSTRALIAN SAILING
SPECIAL REGULATIONS
PART 2
FOR OFF THE BEACH BOATS
Including unballasted boats, Centreboard Dinghies, Sailboards, Skiffs, Multihulls,
Small open ballasted boats and Small Trailable boats.
These regulations come into effect in Australia from 1 July 2017.
They are valid until 30 June 2021.

5. PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

5.01 LIFEJACKETS
Lifejacket requirements vary between the States and Territories and it is recommended that before purchase and use it should be established that the lifejacket is acceptable under local law.

5.01.1 All crew members shall wear, whilst afloat, a lifejacket secured about their persons in a manner appropriate to the design of the device.

5.01.2 Lifejackets shall comply with one of the following:
(a) Australian Standard AS4758-2015 or
(b) Australian Standard AS1512-1996 for PFD Type 1 or
(c) Australian Standard AS1499-1996 for PFD Type 2 or
(d) Australian Standard AS2260-1996 for PFD Type 3 or
(e) An equivalent or more stringent overseas standard
And
Shall be branded with the respective standard authority's mark of approval.

5.01.3 Inflatable lifejackets shall not be used.

5.01.4 Lifejackets shall be maintained in good repair.

www.sailing.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/161219-Special-Regulations-Part-2-Off-the-beach-boats-v2.pdf

Shane
WA, 197 posts
4 Nov 2017 7:12PM
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No worries mate- thanks for looking into it.

Stuthepirate
WA, 3126 posts
8 Nov 2017 9:05AM
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Thanks to WWA for providing more information on PFD's
www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Windsurfing/Western-Australia/Lifejacket-Requirements?page=1

So, as it stands:
Level 50 or Type 2 PFD's are to be worn
Inflatable PFD's are not to be used (as per YA off-the-beach rules)

Please note this is only for Slalom Racing being held at SBYC

Here are some examples of acceptable buoyancy aids available

www.gillmarine.com/au/sailing-accessories/buoyancy-aids.html
www.burkemarine.com.au/collections/inherent-foam

If you have a NP High Hook or NPX Immortal vest just check the ratings as they can differ for different weight classes.

Swindy
WA, 68 posts
Tuesday , 14 Nov 2017 9:26PM
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Not looking too flash for Saturday Stu atm. Will someone make the call later in the week or shall we just turn up anyway.

madlad
WA, 127 posts
Wednesday , 15 Nov 2017 8:52AM
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Lets just turn up and race anyway.. :D

Ride
WA, 220 posts
Wednesday , 15 Nov 2017 10:34AM
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Current BOM forecast for Saturday is 15-25 SW in afternoon

Stuthepirate
WA, 3126 posts
Wednesday , 15 Nov 2017 2:53PM
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Swindy said..
Not looking too flash for Saturday Stu atm. Will someone make the call later in the week or shall we just turn up anyway.


At this point in time I'm leaning towards running the event.
Forecast is not settled but we'll accommodate the conditions and get a round in. I'll make a final call tomorrow PM. But as it stands the race is on.

Subsonic
WA, 1070 posts
Wednesday , 15 Nov 2017 5:05PM
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Stuthepirate said..

Swindy said..
Not looking too flash for Saturday Stu atm. Will someone make the call later in the week or shall we just turn up anyway.



At this point in time I'm leaning towards running the event.
Forecast is not settled but we'll accommodate the conditions and get a round in. I'll make a final call tomorrow PM. But as it stands the race is on.


If the wind doesnt work out we can have a swim race: SBYC to penguin island and back.

Ride
WA, 220 posts
Thursday , 16 Nov 2017 6:29AM
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I think bom must have had there Christmas party this week

madlad
WA, 127 posts
Thursday , 16 Nov 2017 8:41AM
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Subsonic said..

Stuthepirate said..


Swindy said..
Not looking too flash for Saturday Stu atm. Will someone make the call later in the week or shall we just turn up anyway.




At this point in time I'm leaning towards running the event.
Forecast is not settled but we'll accommodate the conditions and get a round in. I'll make a final call tomorrow PM. But as it stands the race is on.



If the wind doesnt work out we can have a swim race: SBYC to penguin island and back.


You can go first to clear away the sharks Spook. :P

silvec01
WA, 583 posts
Thursday , 16 Nov 2017 3:17PM
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Jesper can take his foil out...... then we can go swimming after it..

Stuthepirate
WA, 3126 posts
Thursday , 16 Nov 2017 7:51PM
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Round 1 is go for Saturday.
Registration starts at 10
Skippers meeting at 12
We'll start the first race as soon as possible.

Also. If you own a foil, bring it down as we can run an exhibition race if there a few numbers there.
The only issue may be the weed.

See you on Saturday.

Subsonic
WA, 1070 posts
Thursday , 16 Nov 2017 10:02PM
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Subsonic said..




Stuthepirate said..





Swindy said..
Not looking too flash for Saturday Stu atm. Will someone make the call later in the week or shall we just turn up anyway.







At this point in time I'm leaning towards running the event.
Forecast is not settled but we'll accommodate the conditions and get a round in. I'll make a final call tomorrow PM. But as it stands the race is on.






If the wind doesnt work out we can have a swim race: SBYC to penguin island and back.





You can go first to clear away the sharks Spook. :P




Sure thing.

I have more in common with a drowned rat than a competetive swimmer, so i should be easy to catch.

madlad
WA, 127 posts
Friday , 17 Nov 2017 7:50AM
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Subsonic said..

madlad said..




Subsonic said..





Stuthepirate said..






Swindy said..
Not looking too flash for Saturday Stu atm. Will someone make the call later in the week or shall we just turn up anyway.








At this point in time I'm leaning towards running the event.
Forecast is not settled but we'll accommodate the conditions and get a round in. I'll make a final call tomorrow PM. But as it stands the race is on.







If the wind doesnt work out we can have a swim race: SBYC to penguin island and back.






You can go first to clear away the sharks Spook. :P





Sure thing.

I have more in common with a drowned rat than a competetive swimmer, so i should be easy to catch.


If you wear a full length black wetsuit you'll look like a baby seal. :D

Hooksey
WA, 461 posts
Friday , 17 Nov 2017 12:30PM
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how much weed is there down at SB these days? will a weed fin be required?

Stuthepirate
WA, 3126 posts
Friday , 17 Nov 2017 2:41PM
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I went out with a pointer the other week but was collecting a bit of weed. Not heaps but enough to spin out occasionally.
I'd recommend a weed fin just in case.

Ride
WA, 220 posts
Friday , 17 Nov 2017 6:11PM
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Hey Stu,
forecast is suggesting wind earlier in the morning easing after lunch. Can we bring racing earlier than 12 if wind permits tommorrow?

silvec01
WA, 583 posts
Friday , 17 Nov 2017 10:10PM
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i got a 9.2m never rigged it.

Stretchy
WA, 245 posts
Friday , 17 Nov 2017 10:28PM
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I'm hoping my 7m will be enough



Maddlad
WA, 45 posts
Sunday , 19 Nov 2017 7:46AM
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Thanks to everyone involved in running yesterday's event. Even though the wind wasn't what everyone was hoping for, it was still a magic day in safety bay. Cheers :)

Stuthepirate
WA, 3126 posts
Monday , 20 Nov 2017 7:18AM
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Well done to all that turned out for round 1.
With a marginal wind forecast it was great to see 24 sailors on the water.
Congratulations to Shane, Thomas and Matt.
I will try and get the full results onto the WWA website and here soon.
1. Shane O'Neill (Starboard/KA)
2. Thomas Frenner (Starboard/Severne)
3. Matt Harskamp (JP/NP)

Stuthepirate
WA, 3126 posts
Monday , 20 Nov 2017 12:29PM
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www.windsurfingwa.org.au/public/pages/wa-slalom-series

4 hours ago , 21 Nov 2017 8:22AM
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Well done to everybody turning up last Saturday on a less than a perfect forecast.

Good to see there was a bit of racing, to start the season in style :)

As promised Simmer Style WA would like to give out a few door prizes at each event.
Sorry that I didn't make it down on the day.

I have decided to throw the prizes from last Saturday, into the next round in Safety Bay.
So don't miss out on the upcoming one. Double chance to win something :)

Jesper
Simmer Style WA



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