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  • in reply to: ACT STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS OCT 2014 #569
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    What a great weekend of racing and congratulations to Alistair who blitzed the field.
    10 Weta’s the biggest fleet at the championships, with some very close racing.
    And a big thankyou to Rohan and his family for inviting us over for a BBQ on Saturday night.
    To all those who competed and the YMCA of Canberra Sailing Club a big thankyou for a fantastic regatta, cheers Pete Triwetasaurus 925

    in reply to: Jervis bay regatta who's coming ?? oct 2014 #436
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    Hi Glenn, you can add me to the list going to Jarvis bay on the October long weekend.
    Also add me to the Canberra Multi hull titles, I have already booked my accommodation at both locations and am looking forward to catching up with all the other Weta owners. Cheers Pete
    Triwetasaurus925

    in reply to: Weta T-Shirts #435
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    Hi Leigh, I think I brought one from you in Canberra in Feb, I think white is not my colour as it lasted the weekend, before it obtained a non removable stain. I am heading to Canberra in October and would love an 2XL X 3 (3 T shirts) in Black with white Logo plus if you can 3 plus 2XL black wind cheaters the same and if you can a couple of Beanies black of course with white logo. Also if you can contact me and give me a price on my boats name and number incorporated on the above said clothing as Weta apparel is not available unless it is DIY. Peter DuRoss 0418473868

    in reply to: furling jib #297
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    Hi Guy’s, Tom was the furling jib easy to install? And doe’s anyone no how much they currently are and what colours can you get, that is if you have a choice? As it is on my wish list. Cheers Pete

    in reply to: RMYC Multihull Sprint series May 24 Special invite #296
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    Hi guys, If you are thinking of coming to this event, Alan Brand has sent me a sms asking for those interested to contact him asap so they can organise a race schedule. This event will be 3 windward leeward races and is free entry for all Weta’s and an invitation to go back to RMYC for a beer after the racing is over. Unfortunately I cannot make it but I am hoping you guy’s make an effort and enter. Cheers Pete. P.S.Alan’s contacts are above.

    in reply to: spray guards #295
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    Hi guys, I am getting some spray guards made up by a local marine trimmer. I am hoping to have them on my boat this Sunday in time for the BYRA marathon. It is easier to wait and see the finished product than try and describe it’s designer feature’s. But it’s not a floppy skirt and it allows for a capsize recovery from standing on the centre board then climbing onto the deck as the boat rights itself, as per Miranda’s You tube video with minimal effort. Stay tuned as photo’s will be available soon. Cheers Pete

    in reply to: Easter Racing at Pittwater Sat and Sun #291
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    Hi guy’s, what a fantastic two days of racing on Pittwater. All though there wasn’t many boats sailing those who did were rewarded with close and exciting racing, with beautiful blue skies and on Saturday 15 to 20 knot winds. With recorded speeds of 14.7 knots speed over ground the boats were flying around the courses, Geoff Waldon won all 3 races but not by much. Sunday the wind backed off to 10-12 knots up at Careel bay and we had three more hotly contested races with two different winners Geoff Waldon won 2 races and I won 1

    in reply to: EASTER Racing @ Pittwater #284
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    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 peterduross@bigpond.com Cheers Pete

    in reply to: EASTER Racing @ Pittwater #255
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    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 peterduross@bigpond.com 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

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    Sunday 6/4/14 Hi guy’s, although 3 Weta’s turned up to sail today (Geoff C, Geoff W and myself) the heavy rain got the better of us. Still we had time to share some idea’s and do some planning for the Easter race day. You can check the info on the Easter race day post for that. So hopefully next Sunday will be a bit dryer than it was today. All are welcome next Sunday and for more info give us a call or email me, see the above post for my details. Cheers Pete

    in reply to: NZ Weta fight for survival #249
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    I watched this on SBS news yesterday. Giant prehistoric creatures, pity they didn’t show our boats racing. Cheers Pete

    in reply to: Anzac w/end Regatta Batemans Bay #246
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    Hi Alistair, the Sydney guy’s are trying to set up some racing over Easter on Pittwater. Gosford is only a stones throw away from Pittwater, so why not consider doing the Lion Island races we have proposed. We should have an itinerary sorted out on Monday which you can check out on the Weta Australian Racing Forum for more information please email me at peterduross@bigpond.com or call me on 0418473868 Cheers Pete

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    Hi guy’s, just to add to my first posting, you can check out what has been happening on Sundays on Pittwater, at the Weta Australian Racing Forum. Cheers Pete

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    Hi guy’s, last weekend was our first race training day on Pittwater 30/3/14. Although only Geoff Clift and myself (Peter Du Ross)turned up, and with just two Weta’s we still had a great day of match race sailing. We had two races around Scotland Island and a few practice starts with count downs. Best of all Geoff showed me how easy it was to put the Weta into a “Hove-to” position. For those who are not accustom to the meaning of “Hove-to” it is a boat that has completed the process of “heaving-to”, with it’s jib aback (Back winded), it’s main sail loosely trimmed, and it’s rudder securely positioned to steer close to the wind. In plain English we parked the two Weta’s in the middle of Pittwater, full sails up and not flapping madly away in the 8 – 10 knot breeze, just gently drifting to Leeward whilst we had lunch. Geoff was better prepared than I was as he had a gourmet luncheon with him, and I swear I saw a small bottle of wine on his foredeck, which he will profusely deny. Myself, I just had a couple of nut bars and water. “Hove-to” is also a great manoeuver for racing as well, which can be used whilst waiting for race starts and obviously in between races instead of dropping sails or landing on the beach or even doing running adjustments in between. We also found a jetty off Taylors point which will make a great start line for future races as you can use the flag poles on the jetty to line up together to form a start line for races starting both north and south. By the way the winner’s of the races were the two sailor’s who had the biggest grin’s on their faces after a fantastic day out. Hope to see more Weta’s out this Sunday 6/4/14 for more info on Pittwater racing and training give me a call on 0418473868 or at peterduross@bigpond.com Cheers Pete

    in reply to: EASTER Racing @ Pittwater #226
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    Hi guys, anyone who may be interested in racing on Pittwater near Sydney over Easter please contact Peter DuRoss at peterduross@bigpond.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

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