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#171767 - 03/15/09 03:13 AM OZ F16 Nats Easter  
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Hi all,

just a post to remind you what Paynesville looks like, hope to see you here for the F16 Nats at Easter. Photo is of me on Tim's boat which he is lending me for the Nats.

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#171772 - 03/15/09 04:26 AM Re: OZ F16 Nats Easter [Re: stillbitten]  
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Tim who, and is it a mozzie?

#171773 - 03/15/09 04:55 AM Re: OZ F16 Nats Easter [Re: Rolf_Nilsen]  
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Yes its a mosquito, and i believe hes referring to Tim Shepperd (Tim_Mozzie). I would come my self, and bring my mosquito+kite, but its a long drive to vic from qld.

#171972 - 03/17/09 01:12 AM Re: OZ F16 Nats Easter [Re: MCGriffith]  
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i am confused??? why are you sailing the karma? what happened to the all-conquering blade?


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#171975 - 03/17/09 04:21 AM Re: OZ F16 Nats Easter [Re: Brian P]  
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Hi Brian,

the Blade has been sold, to be raced by it's new owner at the Nats. Leaving me with out enough time to buy another boat. Tim has been kind enough to offer me his boat as he has other commitments.


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#172479 - 03/20/09 05:41 PM Re: OZ F16 Nats Easter [Re: stillbitten]  
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Hi all,

latest news, AHPC is intending to attend with 2 Vipers, Greg one up and Brett two up.


Regards Gary.
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#172574 - 03/23/09 01:25 AM Re: OZ F16 Nats Easter [Re: stillbitten]  
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Hi all,

something to look forward to for those that attend. A new member that has a Winery is supplying Bottles of wine to give away at the Nats.

You can find more info on the Winery at www.chirpingbird.com.au


Regards Gary.
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#173181 - 03/30/09 12:41 AM Re: OZ F16 Nats Easter [Re: stillbitten]  
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Hi all,

just thought I would tell you about another beautiful day sailing on the Lakes. smile

Seabreeze was only about 10 knots, but with temps in the high 20's and not a cloud in the sky, who cares. Raced Tim's Mossie with Spin and flew around the course to beat Neil sailing without spinnaker by 4 minutes plus. Winning on Yardstick by 2 minutes. Just another perfect day on the lakes cool. Can't wait till Easter and the F16 Nats. grin


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#173271 - 03/30/09 04:26 PM Re: OZ F16 Nats Easter [Re: stillbitten]  
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Gary, the teenagers that are coming with me for the trip, want to know is there any surf near by? Should they bring their boards, or should they just bring a kayak and some fishing gear ?

Tony


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#173277 - 03/30/09 05:05 PM Re: OZ F16 Nats Easter [Re: TonyJ]  

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Tony,

unless you have a boat it is a fair way from Paynesville to the coast. Closest would be Lakes Entrance. Otherwise they could always bribe the rescue boat drivers to run them over to Ocean Grove and 90 mile beach. Gary might correct me but I believe 90 miles has a lot of big fish with teeth.

Kayak and fishing gear might be easier.

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Thanks,

One bite of these teenagers and the big bad fish will spit them straight out.

But point taken.

Kayaks and fishing it is.

Tony


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#173327 - 03/31/09 03:30 AM Re: OZ F16 Nats Easter [Re: TonyJ]  
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Tony,
Do you really think the big bad fish would get the fist bite in?

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#173437 - 04/01/09 02:29 AM Re: OZ F16 Nats Easter [Re: phill]  
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Hi Tony,

there is no quick access to surf unless you are bringing a powerboat as well. But tell them the surf on the 90 mile beach is generaly crap anyway, 90 miles of beach break, dumping on the sand. cry

On the brighter side, if they still want to go, I am sure that the surf fisherman would be happy to have somebody to swim out their baits for them, some launch Tinnies of the beach for this purpose which is very dangerous for them. I am sure they would feel much safer with kids swimming the baits out. wink Probably better chance of catching BIGGER FISHIES also. eek


Regards Gary.
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#173438 - 04/01/09 03:42 AM Re: OZ F16 Nats Easter [Re: stillbitten]  
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Tony,

When I was a kid we spent holidays on the ninety mile beach and recall local farmers surf fishing at night for big Bronze Whaler sharks to supplement their income. They were usually successful. eek

Swimming and fishing the lakes sounds better. Paddle boards or sea kayaks on the lakes would also keep the kids busy. grin

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Peter


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Originally Posted by twicebitten
I am sure that the surf fisherman would be happy to have somebody to swim out their baits for them,


Redneck Newcastle beach fishing.
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#173729 - 04/03/09 01:08 AM Re: OZ F16 Nats Easter [Re: Tornado_ALIVE]  
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Hi all,

for those coming early I thought the first of the 7 day forecasts would be of interest. At least it looks like it will be warm.

Forecast for Thursday

Mostly sunny. Winds northeast to southeasterly averaging 10 to 20 km/h becoming up to 20 km/h during the evening.
Precis:
Sunny.
Min
7
Max
22
Forecast for Friday

Morning cloud. Morning fog patches. Light winds.
Precis:
Early fog.
Min
8
Max
24


Regards Gary.
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#173877 - 04/05/09 02:06 AM Re: OZ F16 Nats Easter [Re: stillbitten]  
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Hi all,

latest update, from the B.O.M. site. Looks like a pleasant weekend.
Seabreeze site currently predicting around 10 kts. Friday and 15-17 kts Saturday. Sounds perfect. cool

But it is early yet. Blowing 30 kts here at the moment. frown

Had another great sail on Tim's Mossie today. Sailed on Lake Wellington about 45 min. drive from where we normaly sail. Racing against Neil on his Mossie with Spinnaker, plus one cat rigged Mossie, 4 x Paper Tigers, 3 x Arrows and 1 Nacra 14sq. In very gusty conditions to 25kts. plus. whistle

Neil and I had a great battle, Neil was half way along the reach as I rounded the first mark after, starting late (didn't realize it was our division start). Club we where at used Navy Numeral Flags rather than the Numeral Pennants I was used to. Then hit the first mark, took 2 laps to catch Neil trapezing on reach when he sat on side and flying spinnaker, when he left his in chute crazy . Passed him on the next beat, then he got back past near the top mark. Then I drew along side again on reach, to gybe just ahead and pop the spin and take off. grin

Until bigger gusts hit and massive cartwheel eek , got mud on the top of the spinnaker mad , it's a very shallow lake, not like where we sail normaly. Anyway got it up and took off after him again, catching up again, finishing 1 minute behind. Still got second on Yardstick only 4 cats finished, I think Neil was the only one not to capsize. cool

Can't wait till Easter Nats. grin

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Regards Gary.
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#174219 - 04/08/09 01:06 AM Re: OZ F16 Nats Easter [Re: stillbitten]  
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Hi all,

latest news.

2 Vipers attending will both race sloop.

I will be racing Blade one up, Marcus will race 2 up. My youngest brother and occasional crew Neil will race Mossie with Spin thanks to Tim.

Weather looks fantastic , this is copied from the B.O.M. site.

Forecast for Friday

Winds: North to northwesterly 5 to 10 knots tending west to northwesterly around dawn then tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots around midday then tending northeast to southeasterly up to 10 knots by early evening.
Forecast for Saturday

Winds: Northeast to northwesterly 5 to 10 knots tending easterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending east to northeasterly up to 10 knots during the evening.
Forecast for Sunday

Winds: Light winds tending northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending east to southeasterly during the evening. The chance of thunderstorms from the morning.


Regards Gary.
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#174227 - 04/08/09 03:54 AM Re: OZ F16 Nats Easter [Re: stillbitten]  
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Simon is racing a blade 1-up to isn't he!?


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#174228 - 04/08/09 04:04 AM Re: OZ F16 Nats Easter [Re: MitchB]  
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Originally Posted by MitchB
Simon is racing a blade 1-up to isn't he!?


Hi Mitch,

it wasn't meant to be a entry list, just a couple of unusual ones. There are 3 other one up Blades, plus at least 2 Mossies and some Taipans coming.

So is all the redundant Cat club coming?


Regards Gary.
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