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Sauna Sail 2011

Posted By: Trevor

Sauna Sail 2011 - 04/19/11 12:09 PM

Jeez, it looks like it is going to be a lonely Sauna Sail this year for this little Mossie sailor. cry

No one else is registered sleep

This is a good thing - I might get a glass grin
Posted By: ratram

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 04/20/11 06:10 AM


Hello, this website really good.
Posted By: Nic M

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 05/01/11 11:12 AM

A few more there now !!
Posted By: stillbitten

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 05/02/11 07:57 AM

I hope to enter, but will leave it until I am sure I have recovered from the Hernia Op. Op wasn't as simple as anticipated, recovery could take longer than I hoped.
Posted By: Brian P

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 05/02/11 08:36 AM

hope your back on the wire soon mate. hope recovery takes less time than you plan smile
Posted By: Nic M

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 05/02/11 10:45 AM

Hi Garry, I hope you are ok and recover soon......all the best and hopefully we see you in June.

Posted By: Beckit 1824

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 05/05/11 01:36 AM

Can't wait for Sauna sail. I am back from sea on the 18th, and plan to sail at Sugarloaf a few times before hand. Just me and the wife coming down, so is there anything we should bring. I am told that all the women make a roast or something on the saturday night, and I am trying to convince my wife it is tradition for her to wear a french maid outfit but no joy.

Is there anything we should bring?
Posted By: Simon C

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 05/05/11 02:19 AM

I haven't been before but I'm going with the McCrae lads this year.

They said that all I needed was a full esky, Berocca B's, and a sleeping bag.....oh.. and I could bring my boat too, if I wanted shocked
Posted By: Brian P

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 05/05/11 11:47 AM

at least youll have something to drink trev. thanks for your time having a look at the A class for me. much appreciated. bottle of jamiesons heading your way!!! thanks mate.
Posted By: Tim_Mozzie

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 05/18/11 11:16 PM

7 out of 25 entries so far are Mosquitoes.

So when there are 100 entries there will be 28 Mosquitoes. That sounds about right smile
Posted By: air_apparent

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 05/19/11 12:40 PM

OK Tim make that 8 Mossies now entered
see you all there!!!
Posted By: Beckit 1824

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 05/20/11 08:38 AM

A bit worried about 100 boats on a patch of water the size of a football field. Should I instal bumper pads or something? Keen to show off my new boat but.

Luke
Posted By: Tim_Mozzie

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 05/20/11 11:19 PM

It's a pretty big football field! But I can understand your trepidation. I probably won't be using the spinnaker again this year just because it makes it hard to see what's coming.

If you're sailing cat rigged you've got pretty good visibility, and it's just a matter of keeping a very good lookout at all times. If you're a sloop then it's the crews job (fault)!!!

The mark roundings can get a bit intense but you get used to staying out of the 'raft'. It always pays to go around the outside when there are 20+ boats all trying to get around the same mark. It's just more/different tactics smile

It's usually a very good weekend of sailing and socialising, at a time when not much else is happening. Also we've had a few drifters lately so there should be wind this time.....
Posted By: stillbitten

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 05/22/11 07:31 AM

Hi all,

so who is going to use their spinnakers confused. Surely you're not going to leave me to have all the fun grin. The look on the faces of the other fast cats cry is priceless, when a Mossie beats them over the line mad . Besides I need somebody else to shoulder some of the load as well, can't take all the abuse on my own crazy.
Posted By: Tim_Mozzie

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 05/23/11 10:50 PM

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Besides I need somebody else to shoulder some of the load as well, can't take all the abuse on my own


I know that we shouldn't let the ignorance of a few dictate to us, but not having the benefit of a skin as thick as rhino-hide the "abuse" really has taken a lot of the fun out of this sport for me. To the point where I will do whatever I can to avoid sailing in the same races as these people.

So, sorry Gary, much as I would like to be sailing with the spinnaker (the only way a Mosquito should be rigged) I will stick with the Mosquito division at the Sauna Sail this year (I must remember to take a book to read on the downwind legs).
Posted By: Simon C

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 05/24/11 12:23 AM


Hey Tim,

"Illegitimi non carborundum"

And anyway.. far too many ropes to bother about really. confused Rather than a book, what about a bottle of red and a nice cheese platter for the downwind legs smile

Cheers
Posted By: MitchB

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 05/24/11 05:11 AM

Tim - What about a division of Mozzies with Kites? Surely then everybody can breath a little easier around the boatpark and furthermore the 'abusive' sailors can go back to the more standard equipment of sailing gloves rather than boxing gloves laugh
Posted By: Tim_Mozzie

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 05/24/11 12:52 PM

Ok, the Mozzies may have had the biggest class at the Sauna sail in recent years but getting enough of each type for two divisions is probably just a bit more than we can manage right now (would be nice though) !!!

How about a book AND the red and the cheese platter.... oh, and I have to rememeber to look where I'm going as well.
Posted By: Tim_Mozzie

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 05/25/11 11:44 AM

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What about a division of Mozzies with Kites?

Hey Mitch, I forgot there will be a Mozzie with kite division at the McCrae Cat Champs in Nov as it will be the state titles for the spinnakers. So it will happen after all - but it's not likely at the Sauna Sail.
Posted By: stillbitten

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 05/29/11 06:38 AM

Originally Posted by MitchB
Tim - What about a division of Mozzies with Kites? Surely then everybody can breath a little easier around the boatpark and furthermore the 'abusive' sailors can go back to the more standard equipment of sailing gloves rather than boxing gloves laugh


We get 9 Mossies with Spin for States cool , you need 10 for a division at Sauna Sail crazy , Mossies get good numbers at regattas grin , but 2 Divs at Sauna Sail would be a complete take over sick .

What is needed is a Spinnaker Cat division, like we had for a couple of years, worked much better. It's mainly the non spinnaker "Fast" cats that do all the whinging cry . After all Mitch, when the other Spinnaker Cats get beaten over the line by Mossies with spinnaker eek , they know that changing the Mossie with Spinnaker Yardstick isn't going to help wink .
Posted By: stillbitten

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 05/29/11 06:53 AM

I just can't cope with the idea of sailing with out the spinnaker again, just too boring tired. After the Mosquito with out Spinnaker States sleep , I don't want to not enjoy my sailing sick that much ever again.

Hey Matt, surely you and maybe your brother will be up for it, was great at Easter grin . I have been spending some time fixing up "Thrice Bitten" while I am recovering from the Op. Hope to have a test sail next Saturday in the local winter series race, as long as wind is not strong. Intend to test out my changes and myself crazy . Recovery is going OK, have progressed from walking to jogging this week, improvements are quite big in a week, hope it keeps going the same way smile and all will be OK for Sauna Sail wink .
Posted By: Matt_Stone

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 05/29/11 09:15 AM

hey hey gary
i have been watching this thread, u will see on the day what im doing. haha, but damn so u are telling me that you will be 98% full on with spin!!! i was hoping for an easy win haha, not that i say its hard.
Posted By: MitchB

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 05/30/11 03:14 AM

I'll just let that slide Gary
Posted By: Tim_Mozzie

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 05/31/11 05:56 AM

Does anyone know what the long-range forecast is? Or is it too early?
I'm crossing everything I've got for wind!
Already starting to get excited - after only sailing once since the states.

Come on mozzies. We need two more for a division!
Posted By: Simon C

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 05/31/11 11:46 PM

Hey Tim, the forecast has become redundant!

I'm sailing cat rigged without a kite so apparently I'm going to be bored *hitless and not enjoy myself at all.

I don't know about the rest of you non-kite sailors but I'm really looking forward to a weekend of being bored and not enjoying myself. It will be a nice break from the constant fun and exitement of work and raising a young family.

This thread has been an epiphany for me... all that time I thought I was having fun, but I wasn't. Who'd have thought?
Posted By: Got Wood

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 05/31/11 11:51 PM

Well said
Posted By: MitchB

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/01/11 02:41 AM

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Posted By: Tim_Mozzie

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/01/11 07:31 AM

That's a good example of when you shouldn't post!

When Gary mentioned the "abuse" a few posts back, I'm afraid it brought up a lot of bad stuff for me and I quickly responded with some comments that led this thread down completely the wrong track. It would have been better if I'd just kept quiet.

Sorry about that everyone.

I too am very much looking forward to sailing cat rigged without spinnaker at the Sauna Sail this year!
Posted By: Matt_Stone

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/01/11 11:39 AM

spin or no spin, jib or no jib, i find its hard to choose which config to sail, not everyone has a kite and yes they are fun, but the wild and very tight competition in the cat rigs keeps it fun also. im just undecided and being torn apart with enjoyment in all config on a mossie
Posted By: Tim_Mozzie

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/02/11 04:43 AM

If you are wondering how the numbers are going, this will tell you:
Sauna Sail entry numbers

Posted By: Tornado_ALIVE

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/02/11 05:07 AM

Entry list

http://www.topyacht.net.au/db/otb/e...p;Task=ShowSeriesEntrants&EventID=42
Posted By: mitchellsailor

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/02/11 09:01 AM

guys my car isn't big enough to fit all the glasses, so I regret to inform you I will not be attending.
Posted By: stillbitten

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/03/11 12:45 PM

Originally Posted by Simon C
Hey Tim, the forecast has become redundant!

I'm sailing cat rigged without a kite so apparently I'm going to be bored *hitless and not enjoy myself at all.

I don't know about the rest of you non-kite sailors but I'm really looking forward to a weekend of being bored and not enjoying myself. It will be a nice break from the constant fun and exitement of work and raising a young family.

This thread has been an epiphany for me... all that time I thought I was having fun, but I wasn't. Who'd have thought?


That was just my feelings, I didn't expect it to be anybody elses. I guess I am just old and jaded, I think it would be fair to say I have probably spent more time racing off the beach than most Mossies sailors (raced pretty much every season since I was 8yo so thats 43 years). I have changed classes many times to keep myself interested in sailing, if not for the spinnaker I would probably have gone to find another class by now. But that is just how it works for me, not a reflexion on the class, performance of boat or the people in it.
Posted By: stillbitten

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/03/11 12:48 PM

Originally Posted by MitchB
I'll just let that slide Gary


Gee the fishing is no good if the MitchB's aren't bighting. frown You're just no fun any more. wink
Posted By: stillbitten

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/05/11 06:51 AM

I won't be sailing at all with or without spinnaker. So I guess I will just watch you all have fun instead.

Posted By: Tornado_ALIVE

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/05/11 10:19 AM

Can I borrow the kite for the Taipan :-)

Sorry to hear your not getting out there.
Posted By: Nic M

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/06/11 10:40 AM

:-(........initial computer model shows light winds......
Posted By: Beckit 1824

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/07/11 10:09 PM

Since there is about 40 knots blowing today and yesterday it has a long way to fall. Must be nearly snowing there since there is hail here. Will have to watch out for icebergs.
Posted By: Trevor

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/08/11 11:08 AM

Yeah, I have to agree with Beckit - I reckon it is going to be blowing! grin

Sorry Simon - The red and cheese might need to stay on the beach, but make sure Gary cant get at it! shocked

Tim - You had better start uncrossing stuff or there might be too much wind, but can you do something about the temperature and rain frown

See you all there

Trevor
Posted By: Simon C

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/08/11 11:25 AM

"Sorry Simon - The red and cheese might need to stay on the beach, but make sure Gary cant get at it!"

If I leave it where I'm camping I reckon it'll be pretty safe laugh

Hope you're right with the wind though the model looks a bit grim. Still, you never know, maybe the BOM will get it wrong for once!

Cheers
Posted By: Tim_Mozzie

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/09/11 01:58 AM

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Still, you never know, maybe the BOM will get it wrong for once!


That's the problem with a 24" monitor - there's so much more to clean up after reading something like this with a mouthful of breakfast cry
Posted By: Darryn

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/09/11 05:16 AM

I was thinking the same thing grin
Posted By: Trevor

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/09/11 12:57 PM

It's OK, Im packing the oars - I will resign myself to no wind again. cry

I will just follow Simon around the course and pull along side in need grin
Posted By: Tornado_ALIVE

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/13/11 08:23 AM

1st start on Sunday was very interesting. Breeze came up, visibility went down and a lot of last minute manoeuvring.

With 130 boats on the water, 9 divisions starting and everyone trying to get close enough to the start boat so you see which division flag was flying it was a credit to all on the water that there were no major collisionís. With visibility down to less than 2 boat lengths, it was necessary to keep moving a little so you could steer out of peoples way. At one stage I became totaly disorientated, not knowing which direction was up the course and which was down. Also lost track of where the start boat was on many occasions only to hear a start sequence hooter which gave you a rough direction to sail in.

Sailing into the fog for the start.... Photo courtesy of Sportscar from SA.

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Posted By: Tornado_ALIVE

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/13/11 08:27 AM

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Posted By: Simon C

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/13/11 09:03 AM

Thanks for posting this...What a fantastic photo smile

It was worth the trip just to experience that start. laugh

Posted By: Tornado_ALIVE

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/13/11 09:59 AM

Photo courtesy of smc from SA....... If you look close enough, you can see the head of a sail off his starboard bow.

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Posted By: Nic M

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/13/11 10:42 AM

One of my best sailing experiences during that start on Sunday.......thanks for the pic.
Posted By: JeffS

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/13/11 01:43 PM

Maeve Southall took these photos still have to sort through the other 2000 she took

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Posted By: Tim_Mozzie

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/15/11 04:34 AM

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At one stage I became totaly disorientated


You weren't the only one! The most amazing sight for me was the whole Tasar fleet that lost it's direction immediately after their start and headed back through the boats waiting for their starts. They were a bit miffed that there were so many boats on their course, until they realised they were heading in completely the wrong direction.

I would say visibility was down to around 8 metres or less during that start sequence. Amazing.

Great photos, and congrats Steve for winning the fast cat division. Well done.
Posted By: Tornado_ALIVE

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/15/11 06:19 AM

Cheers and well done to you Tim for winning the Mozzie division.
Posted By: Tim_Mozzie

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/15/11 07:58 AM

There's an article on sail-world.com:

Sauna Sail on sail-world.com

I like the last photo which shows a certain Mosquito sailor doing a pretty effective photo-bomb laugh Nice one Luke.
Posted By: Nic M

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/15/11 11:11 AM

Thats me I reckon......I am better looking than Luke laugh
Posted By: JeffS

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/15/11 11:51 AM

Have put a pile of pics up at
http://beachcatsaustralia.ning.com/photo/albums/sauna-sail-2011

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Posted By: Trevor

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/15/11 12:52 PM

Great photos Jeff, thanks to Maeve for the photography skills

Trevor
Posted By: JeffS

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/15/11 01:58 PM

I reckon thats you with the beanie in that last photo
Posted By: Trevor

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/16/11 11:40 AM

Ha, the only time the beanie was worn was after dark to keep the ever thinning head warm blush

Trevor
Posted By: Tim_Mozzie

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/18/11 04:16 AM

There's not many stories coming out of the weekend. I guess nothing happened!

Perhaps someone can try and explain why ALL the Mosquitoes sailed an extra lap in race 4....

Posted By: Tornado_ALIVE

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/18/11 06:13 AM

Perhaps they saw the C1 board on the back of the Opties start boat on the way to the bottom mark on lap 3. blush Our start boat had the C2 board on the back of it at the start.

They may have also enjoyed the breeze. I was trapping along the back reach. Wanted to turn around and go back the other way.
Posted By: JeffS

Re: Sauna Sail 2011 - 06/18/11 07:49 AM

Some of our cats did the same with extra laps which confuesed me but I think they just reverted to full course because the wind came up. We were doing 12 knots on the reach which was full on compared to the rest of the weekend.
Heres a link to a vid of race 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEw9uu632Mc
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