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WAKSA Kite Nationals @ The Pond

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Created by WindsurfingWA > 9 months ago, 24 Jan 2018
WindsurfingWA
WA, 640 posts
24 Jan 2018 8:46AM
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This long weekend the WA Kite Surfing Association (WAKSA) are hosting the Australian Freestyle Kiteboarding Nationals on the pond.

Please give them the space they will need to host an awesome event. Probably best to windsurf somewhere else this weekend unless you wear boardies over your wet suit and have your jumpy twisty dangling spinny tricks on point.

Subsonic
WA, 1553 posts
24 Jan 2018 2:29PM
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Good weekend for the kite shootn nationals then?

Norths: 5 points
cabrinhas:10 points
all other brands: 15 points

bonus 100 points if you manage to outrun the angry kiters.




Stuthepirate
SA, 3439 posts
24 Jan 2018 4:55PM
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I dunno.
I reckon they'll enjoy the odd windsurfer blasting down the speedrun mid boost
They don't seem to mind cutting through the slalom course when ever we are racing down there

I jest. It should be a pretty good event with great vantage points around the pond.

Subsonic
WA, 1553 posts
24 Jan 2018 5:06PM
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Sure it will be! Looks like great conditions for it.

FormulaNova
NSW, 8342 posts
24 Jan 2018 9:54PM
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I hope they put up a sign somewhere.

Last year or the year before, my friend and I were sailing there, and the wind was pretty crappy.

Someone came up to me on a kite and said 'we are running a competition you know...'. How would I know they were running a competition. There looked to be the same amount of kiters on the water as normal, and given that they were all over the other side, you couldn't even tell what was going on as there are normally people there taking photos or just watching.

If they want to take over a public spot, at least it would be good to put up signs before hand so that you know to go somewhere else.

Subsonic
WA, 1553 posts
24 Jan 2018 8:11PM
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FormulaNova said..
I hope they put up a sign somewhere.

Last year or the year before, my friend and I were sailing there, and the wind was pretty crappy.

Someone came up to me on a kite and said 'we are running a competition you know...'. How would I know they were running a competition. There looked to be the same amount of kiters on the water as normal, and given that they were all over the other side, you couldn't even tell what was going on as there are normally people there taking photos or just watching.

If they want to take over a public spot, at least it would be good to put up signs before hand so that you know to go somewhere else.


Pretty sure there is technically nothing they can do to make you leave if you've really got your heart set on sailing there. All they can really do is ask politely if you'd mind sailing somewhere else. Its more of a courtesy thing not sailing there while its on.

Probably a good idea though, for them to put signs up. Given there's regularly 40+ kiters in the pond on a summers afternoon.

Stuthepirate
SA, 3439 posts
25 Jan 2018 9:00AM
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Subsonic said..

FormulaNova said..
I hope they put up a sign somewhere.

Last year or the year before, my friend and I were sailing there, and the wind was pretty crappy.

Someone came up to me on a kite and said 'we are running a competition you know...'. How would I know they were running a competition. There looked to be the same amount of kiters on the water as normal, and given that they were all over the other side, you couldn't even tell what was going on as there are normally people there taking photos or just watching.

If they want to take over a public spot, at least it would be good to put up signs before hand so that you know to go somewhere else.



Pretty sure there is technically nothing they can do to make you leave if you've really got your heart set on sailing there. All they can really do is ask politely if you'd mind sailing somewhere else. Its more of a courtesy thing not sailing there while its on.

Probably a good idea though, for them to put signs up. Given there's regularly 40+ kiters in the pond on a summers afternoon.


Technically they can - If one was inclined.
As part of running a comp you are required to gain permits for the area of water being utilised.
The slalom gets around this as we use the Yacht Club's permits. That way we can get the rescue boats or other more regulatory bodies to move/ask people to vacate the area if required.

Maddlad
WA, 321 posts
25 Jan 2018 8:03AM
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Stuthepirate said..

Subsonic said..


FormulaNova said..
I hope they put up a sign somewhere.

Last year or the year before, my friend and I were sailing there, and the wind was pretty crappy.

Someone came up to me on a kite and said 'we are running a competition you know...'. How would I know they were running a competition. There looked to be the same amount of kiters on the water as normal, and given that they were all over the other side, you couldn't even tell what was going on as there are normally people there taking photos or just watching.

If they want to take over a public spot, at least it would be good to put up signs before hand so that you know to go somewhere else.




Pretty sure there is technically nothing they can do to make you leave if you've really got your heart set on sailing there. All they can really do is ask politely if you'd mind sailing somewhere else. Its more of a courtesy thing not sailing there while its on.

Probably a good idea though, for them to put signs up. Given there's regularly 40+ kiters in the pond on a summers afternoon.



Technically they can - If one was inclined.
As part of running a comp you are required to gain permits for the area of water being utilised.
The slalom gets around this as we use the Yacht Club's permits. That way we can get the rescue boats or other more regulatory bodies to move/ask people to vacate the area if required.


Obviously the kiters who were right in the way of the slalom course last week didn't understand English or have the sense to recognise a race going on and get out of the way then.. ;)

WindsurfingWA
WA, 640 posts
25 Jan 2018 8:24AM
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As with everything in life it is all about respect, what goes around comes around.

By notifying windsurfer that WAKSA is on the Pond this week hopefully everyone will make the right choice and go 1km down the road and sail from Carisle st. For the next WWA event we will request the same from WAKSA.

FormulaNova
NSW, 8342 posts
25 Jan 2018 10:28AM
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Maddlad said..

Stuthepirate said..


Subsonic said..



FormulaNova said..
I hope they put up a sign somewhere.

Last year or the year before, my friend and I were sailing there, and the wind was pretty crappy.

Someone came up to me on a kite and said 'we are running a competition you know...'. How would I know they were running a competition. There looked to be the same amount of kiters on the water as normal, and given that they were all over the other side, you couldn't even tell what was going on as there are normally people there taking photos or just watching.

If they want to take over a public spot, at least it would be good to put up signs before hand so that you know to go somewhere else.





Pretty sure there is technically nothing they can do to make you leave if you've really got your heart set on sailing there. All they can really do is ask politely if you'd mind sailing somewhere else. Its more of a courtesy thing not sailing there while its on.

Probably a good idea though, for them to put signs up. Given there's regularly 40+ kiters in the pond on a summers afternoon.




Technically they can - If one was inclined.
As part of running a comp you are required to gain permits for the area of water being utilised.
The slalom gets around this as we use the Yacht Club's permits. That way we can get the rescue boats or other more regulatory bodies to move/ask people to vacate the area if required.



Obviously the kiters who were right in the way of the slalom course last week didn't understand English or have the sense to recognise a race going on and get out of the way then.. ;)


I was doing a kite lesson there when this was on. When learning everyone wants the shallow sand bar to use as its a great place where its shallow enough to get comfortable, get the board on, and then get going. Unfortunately this makes it a really busy place with beginners and they are going left and right.

The turning buoy was out of the way a bit in the deeper water, but you can sort of understand why kiters, especially learners, would end up interfering with the windsurfing course. It was pretty much just where they would be on a port tack.

I knew it was on, but I think most of the kiters would have had no idea.



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