26 March 2014 at 12:05 am #224
Hi guys heres where you can organise amaonst yourselves for the pittwater event good luck .
17 April 2014 at 3:09 pm #285::
Dangerous surf conditions to affect the entire NSW coast this weekend
Roads and Maritime Services has issued an alert after a Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) warning about dangerous surf conditions forecast to affect the entire NSW coast this weekend.
A slow moving low pressure system near New Zealand is expected to create dangerous conditions from late on Friday.
Skippers and owners of small craft should be on high alert and check the conditions before considering crossing a coastal bar or heading offshore.
Rock fishers should also check weather forecasts before heading out to decide whether it is safe to fish near dangerous surf.
Strong winds can also cause dangerous conditions for vessels on moorings which have been poorly maintained.
Every skipper is responsible for the safety of their vessel and all on board. Roads and Maritime advises skippers to:
• Check the official weather forecast before and during boating
• Ensure the boat and its equipment is suitable for the conditions
• Log on/off with a Marine Rescue NSW marine radio base for every trip offshore
• Wear a lifejacket.
For more information:
Offshore boating safety: http://www.maritime.nsw.gov.au/campaigns/offshore.html
Live vision of bar crossings: http://www.maritime.nsw.gov.au/webcams/web-cam.html
Official forecast: http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw
BoM maritime-specific advice: http://www.bom.gov.au/marine/about/four-vital-checks.shtml
Boating safety images: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nswmaritime/
17 April 2014 at 8:32 am #284::
Hi guys, we are Racing on Easter Saturday and Sunday to accommodate everyone’s need for speed. We are setting up from about 9 am and the 1st race will start at 11.45 am each day. if you require any further information call Peter DuRoss on 0418473868 or email me at email@example.com Cheers Pete
13 April 2014 at 2:22 pm #272
13 April 2014 at 2:13 pm #270::
I have now also added the location of the local sailing clubs should we wish to flashmob them to spike their interest (!) and also a couple of cafes near the water for refuelling.
6 April 2014 at 10:29 pm #255::
It’s official, Easter Race Day is Sunday 20/4/14. Everyone is welcome, as this is just a social race day, please be warned no prizes or trophy’s will be awarded and there is no entry fee’s. The aim is to get Weta racing happening in Sydney and have fun. So if you’re new to sailing or just purchased a Weta or even hopping to be on the next America’s cup yacht to represent Australia, don’t wait for the phone call just bring your Weta down and join in the fun. We are launching from Bayview Park boat ramp. UBD map 118 G12 next to the tennis courts on Pittwater Road (Nearest cross street is King Edward Ave) Set up is at 9 – 9.30 am. Race brief will be at 10.30 am, and Race 1 starts at 11.45 am. The start line will be the jetty at Taylors Point (UBD map 118 H 1) We have yet to decide whether it will be 1 long race or 2 shorter races, wind direction and weather permitting. For more information please call Peter DuRoss on 0418473868 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org And don’t despair myself and other’s will be sailing on other days over Easter so if you want to go match race practicing or a leisurely sail give us a call. And we are race training every Sunday weather permitting so come down and practice you’re skills. Cheers Pete
5 April 2014 at 12:04 pm #251
5 April 2014 at 6:07 am #250::
I’ve modified the Maritime chart of the Pittwater area with the racing marks added which you can download from the link below.
There’s a smaller version here but you may find it difficult to read the detail.
I have a KML file available with the marks as waypoints for anyone who uses a GPS or iRegatta.
28 March 2014 at 1:42 am #227
27 March 2014 at 8:04 am #226::
Hi guys, anyone who may be interested in racing on Pittwater near Sydney over Easter please contact Peter DuRoss at email@example.com We are looking at racing on Good Friday 18/4/14, Saturday 19/4/14 and Sunday 20/4/14. Everyone is welcome to come on all three days or any days they choose. More information will follow but we are possibly looking at races from Scotland Island to Lion Island (20 + km’s each race)for Friday and Saturday, and perhaps 2 to 3 shorter races on Sunday depending on who is interested. So far 3 to 4 Weta’s are starters so lets go racing in Sydney. Cheers Pete
26 March 2014 at 8:26 am #225
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