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About slammer

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  • Birthday 02/11/1965

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    After dumping the Heron my dad bought a brand new a Hobie 14 and sailed Clontaf from around 1972. I sailed Manly Juniors from Manly YC which included chasing ferries and avoiding Hydrofoils. After racing around on Hobies and Taipan's, I'm on a Capricorn and enjoying the close competition.
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    FORSTER NSW
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    Sailing, surf, Swimming, camping..
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    Education
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    PSA Capricorn

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    Great Lakes Sailing Club FORSTER NSW
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    In Pursuit of Pleasure with Wind.

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  1. Big- as always. NOR and Registration form at http://www.greatlakessailingclub.yachting.org.au/get_file.cgi?id=35987136 The Wildcat is the October long weekend. 1-2-3 October 2016. We start planning over winter so we are, as always, looking to make it better for everyone. Suggestions welcome on this forum. On the water Already on the table for discussion is a youth division start. Or a youth division results... There's a difference and we would love to see a big youth presence this year. Off the water We are always thinking of our stomachs and Sunday night dinner planning is under way. Bar and licensing is an emerging concern. Having a licence means we have to manage alcohol. We make sure we provide great cold beer at great prices. We don't want to over-manage this aspect of the event, but being responsible is important. Being safe; we are about to renew members first aid training and water safety. Every support boat and jet-ski has trained first aide personnel, VHF communication and mobile phone communication with emergency services. The club has a comprehensive medical kit tailored for the location. ________________ Associations; please let us know if you are intending to have your association Titles run in conjunction the Wildcat. Planning and communication avoids misunderstandings around NOR and Sailing Instructions for competitors. There can be complications regarding insurances as to who is conducting the event. And, even the allocation of prizes. Associations, or groups, who simply collect the results at the end of the regatta for their groups use are ok. The F18 group collect results for the travellers series and I think other associations have done so in the past. Results will be complied using Sailwave. We are happy to provide and email the results to you as a sailwave or excel file. Unfortunately, due to the large numbers of competitors in the fleets, individual times are recorded for mixed fleets only as the fleet results are scored using yardstick. Staying at the club area is always it will be first come basis. The club would like campers to be mindful of others and make sure that everyone gets to share in the experience. We acknowledge that many competitors are staying off-site and we are developing systems to ensure that these people stay informed when there are postponements. Facebook updates are important. We know that hanging around a venue for hours waiting for the wind is not family friendly so head to town and keep an eye on Facebook for updates. For additional correspondence use our email listed below. forstersailing@gmail.com More to come and as always- suggestions are welcome. Cheers Scott Machon GLSC
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    Nacra 350 For Sale

    Where are you in QLD Bruce?
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    My Helmet moment

    A water sports helmet saved me a trip in an ambulance today, and possibly a long stay in hospital. Not a real fan of the Helmet I adopted the lid. Working towards the lay line for the top mark I was able to get a little above a F18. He was busy gardening and removing weed from his daggers. As we entered more pressure close to the sand bank the F18 pulled ahead. I dipped lower to pick up speed and sacrifice some advantage. The F18 was going to call to tack as we were running out of water depth. (we were both port tack) As I was on the F16 I knew I could run a little closer to the bank. Thus avoiding a possible tack as the lay line is a near thing. The F18 tacked and I dipped lower to run behind, you know, that close thing where you just avoid the stern and the rudders. But the F18 touched bottom and absolutely stopped, I dipped further staring at the stern and boards I drove lower. Out on the wire I skimmed over the stern of the F18. Then smash I collided with the boom. Never saw it coming as I was so intent on avoiding the boat. The boom hit me just at the start of the helmet, just between the eye socket and temple. There was enough force from contact with the boom that the edge of the helmet pushed in and I was bleeding from a gash about 8-10cm long. There's a mark on the side of the helmet and today (the following day) my jaw hurts and I still have a decent egg on the side of my head- people at work literally stop and asked "What happened to you?" The bruising is coming out and it hurts to chew. Without a helmet I would have sustained some serious injuries and may have been knocked out. None of us are great swimmers when we’re unconscious ever. There’s nothing wrong with a helmet. Just sayin'
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    NSW State Titles

    Hi guys. Looking forward to the Taipans coming. I have just added the NoR and SI for the Wildcat to the regatta forum. Cheers Scott
  5. The grass is mown. The lawns are now a picture. Just a little top dressing to ensure a cover of greenness. The bindis sprayed. The search is on for more premium beers. The dinner menu planned. New bulb for the projector and a tweak of the TV antenna. AFL grand final Saturday afternoon. The Wallabies play on Sunday morning, the NRL on Sunday evening. The Band plays on Sunday night. We laugh We sail We always race. We're at the Wildcat. October 3-4-5 2015. Need to know more. https://www.facebook.com/greatlakessailingclub http://www.greatlakessailingclub.yachting.org.au We can't wait for everyone to come and have fun. As always, more than a regatta, it's the WILDCAT. Including NSW Taipan State TitlesNACRA Travellers Series (Not States)F18 Travellers series Yet again the GLSC is proud to maintain it's association with Zhik and agin we will be offering prizes across all Fleets. Camping at the club area and as always keep you space to a minimum. Entry is $100 per boat. Included NP access and camping. Any enquiries, contact the club via Facebook (above) or call Tim 0412 206 733. Wildcat 2015 Sailing Instructions.pdf WILDCAT 2015 NOR.pdf
  6. There are two courses, a windward return and a outer triangle course. There are four or five starts. Generally speaking it is Misc small, H16- H14 F18/F16 Misc Large. 5.8, Hobie 18. There is s solid fleet of 5.8's each year. The 5.8 do a triangle course. The triangle is set highish and not too wide.
  7. Ah. I love an adventure. I was looking at a NSW event for OTB cats... Wollongong to Newcastle. Sailing the most populated coast of Australia. 1. Wollongong to Kurnell, 2. Kurnell via the Harbour to Manly. 3. Manly to Pittwater, 4. Pittwater to Central Coast, 5.Central Coast to Newcastle. These legs would utilise club facilities at each finishing point. I would limit the course seaward to a boundary at 2nm. This would be policed by support craft running the boundary. The 2nm boundary would keep the boats within land visibility and minimise safety requirements for each boat to carry flares, V sheets, radios etc and not void most OTB insurances. Each boat would carry a GPS capable mobile phone as per the Fiji race. When? The SE is a more temperate sea breeze maxing out around the 15-18kn mark and fairly constant during Feb-March-April. This would allow Spinnaker runs up the coast. Now, the important stuff. Friday out of Wollongong to Kurnell CC bar, Saturday beers at Manly either the Manly Hotel or the Beer house on the Wharf, Sunday arvo session at the Antler/Newport Arms (Pittwater), Monday The Entrance Hotel (Central Coast), Tuesday The Honeysuckle Hotel Finishing Line(Newcastle)! Takers?
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    WILDCAT RESULTS

    The Wildcat results are available at the club website here. Photos and updates available at the clubs facebook page here.
  9. WILDCAT Results are at available at the CLUB SITE here.
  10. Beer, yes... 54 cartons of our favourite beer has arrived and is now chilling.
  11. Great Lakes Sailing Club 2014 WildcatZHIK Principle sponsor of the Wildcat Regatta. 2014 WILDCAT WILDCAT SAILING INSTRUCTIONS HERE This is it! More than a regatta. This is a festival of fun, music, footy, food and sailing all mixed in together. This is a CATAMARAN regatta and this is why we love to sail- to go fast and to have fun. Yeah- we’re all show-offs and addicted to speed. Give me a screaming reach and a Hollywood finish. Then reload and give me some more. When the race is over I’ll race you back to shore flying a hull as high as possible. Then turn up the music and let’s meet old friends and make new ones along the way- we’re cat sailors and that’s how we do it! Fire up the BBQ and grab the deck chairs. The footy Finals on the big screen and the kids are runnin’ on the grass and playing in the water. Let’s talk about today and laugh about tomorrow while the sun sets over the water. As I begin to re-hydrate I think about getting out of the wet gear and heading for a hot shower. I can see hot pasta, those tasty Kranskys and hamburgers lined up at the bar. There is more laughter than talk and I’m lovin’ it. I’ve been here two nights and it feels like a holiday already. It’s the Wildcat October 4-5-6 Briefing 1130 Saturday racing from 1300 Sunday racing from 1000 Dinner- Grand final Big Screen and BAND Monday racing from 1000 Presentation at 2.30pm Details: Great Lakes Sailing Club- Wallis Lake Forster. Camping from 1200 Friday 3rd October- 1200 Tuesday 7th October Fees $100 per entrant- includes racing and camping fees and NSW NP access fees.
  12. Great Lakes Sailing Club 2014 WildcatZHIK Principle sponsor of the Wildcat Regatta. 2014 WILDCAT This is it! More than a regatta. This is a festival of fun, music, footy, food and sailing all mixed in together. This is a CATAMARAN regatta and this is why we love to sail- to go fast and to have fun. Yeah- we’re all show-offs and addicted to speed. Give me a screaming reach and a Hollywood finish. Then reload and give me some more. When the race is over I’ll race you back to shore flying a hull as high as possible. Then turn up the music and let’s meet old friends and make new ones along the way- we’re cat sailors and that’s how we do it! Fire up the BBQ and grab the deck chairs. The footy Finals on the big screen and the kids are runnin’ on the grass and playing in the water. Let’s talk about today and laugh about tomorrow while the sun sets over the water. As I begin to re-hydrate I think about getting out of the wet gear and heading for a hot shower. I can see hot pasta, those tasty Kranskys and hamburgers lined up at the bar. There is more laughter than talk and I’m lovin’ it. I’ve been here two nights and it feels like a holiday already. It’s the Wildcat October 4-5-6 Briefing 1130 Saturday racing from 1300 Sunday racing from 1000 Dinner- Grand final Big Screen and BAND Monday racing from 1000 Presentation at 2.30pm Details: Great Lakes Sailing Club- Wallis Lake Forster. Camping from 1200 Friday 3rd October- 1200 Tuesday 7th October Fees $100 per entrant- includes racing and camping fees and NSW NP access fees.
  13. Great Lakes Sailing Club 2014 WildcatZHIK Principle sponsor of the Wildcat Regatta. This is it! More than a regatta. This is a festival of fun, music, footy, food and sailing all mixed in together. This is a CATAMARAN regatta and this is why we love to sail- to go fast and to have fun. Yeah- we’re all show-offs and addicted to speed. Give me a screaming reach and a Hollywood finish. Then reload and give me some more. When the race is over I’ll race you back to shore flying a hull as high as possible. Then turn up the music and let’s meet old friends and make new ones along the way- we’re cat sailors and that’s how we do it! Fire up the BBQ and grab the deck chairs. The footy Finals on the big screen and the kids are runnin’ on the grass and playing in the water. Let’s talk about today and laugh about tomorrow while the sun sets over the water. As I begin to re-hydrate I think about getting out of the wet gear and heading for a hot shower. I can see hot pasta, those tasty Kranskys and hamburgers lined up at the bar. There is more laughter than talk and I’m lovin’ it. I’ve been here two nights and it feels like a holiday already. It’s the Wildcat October 4-5-6 Briefing 1130 Saturday racing from 1300 Sunday racing from 1000 Dinner- Grand final Big Screen and BAND Monday racing from 1000 Presentation at 2.30pm Details: Great Lakes Sailing Club- Wallis Lake Forster. Camping from 1200 Friday 3rd October- 1200 Tuesday 7th October Fees $100 per entrant- includes racing and camping fees and NSW NP access fees.
  14. All the Wildcat information here. Sailing Instructions, NOR and Entry form.
  15. Huge weekend of mowing and getting ready for the Wildcat. Our sandy fill from last year is great. Covered in grass and after a week or more of rain its still great.
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