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    Queensland, Australia
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    Sailing, journalism/writing, public relations, sailing event management

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  1. Humpybash regatta, Woody Point, redcliffe, Brisbane, Oz, is next weekend with Seabreeze predicting 10-15 knot Easterlies and temps in the 27-28C range. Am happy to report the bane of A class and F18 fleets, the blue jellies are remarkably few in number so there will be no repeat of jelly plague numbers as experienced some years back. If you haven't registered as yet please go to to help the club with logistics, race organisation and catering.. PRO Allan Crawford is scheduled to ensure racing on both days of the regatta remains on time and with minimal, if any, delays between starts. Conditions should be perfect. Camping is available on a first come first served basis near the rigging yard.
  2. I use a Canon 7D and 600 Eos for images and a aim it in the generral dirtection and pray JVC handycam for recording vids of sailing regattas.. Suggestions invited on best secondhand pro level video camera with a decent telephoto for tripod mounted vision or shoulder mounted in RIB or start boat action
  3. The latest word is over 160 entrants for Winterbash coming from Sydney to Gladstone in central Queensland. One third of entries are two person or more craft so we are expecting a big fleet for the three races on Saturday and marathon on Sunday .. The weather bureau is saying showers rather than rain and probably around 10 to 12 knots both days with the prospect of maybe up to 15 to 20 on Saturday. The registrations have been fantastic and are still rolling in ..This looks like being the biggest off the beach regatta in recent years for multi fleets.
  4. One week to go till WinterBash.. forecast is for 23C and Sunny with 10 to 15 knot Easterlies which will make the Saturday three races and Sunday marathon fast sailing and competitive for the differing classes competing.
  5. Club has upgraded showers and toilets with new tiles, paint, installed new shower cubicles and all new gas water heating .. And checks are ensuring more than adequate supplies of gas. Just Two weeks to go now.
  6. Humpybong yacht club, Redcliffe, Queensland, will stage its fifth Winterbash regatta on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July 2020 and is expecting keen interest especially as the Covid 19 lockdown eases in most states . The event is also being used by the Queensland Nacra Association to stage their state titles. Go to Humpybong Yacht Club website for registration and further details.
  7. scribe

    bob lazar and the ufo story

    Remarkable Rogan interview with David Fravor, the Navy FA18 pilot involved in one of the Tic Tac incidents .. believe Fravor comes across as professional, competent and credible..
  8. scribe

    water from air

    FWIW ..As well as the Genny system featured on the SA home page there is the US Source solar powered water generator which is generating world wide interest.. there's 300 units in Australia.. helping out in regional and remote communities whose local water had dried up ..
  9. Just wondering what happened to you in the Worlds? Steve was hurt and put out of action with damage, what led to you not exiting the last races? 



    Mark D

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    When you've lost Fox News

    Some Fox presenters, like some Republicans, are only now coming out with mea culpa's or they've realised its their job survival and they are jumping ship like lemmings Audiences are demanding real journalism and this fawning by hannity and others can only end in disaster as they are totally discredited, but then again they've made squillions by lies, smears, distortion, bias and racism .. they don't care. ..
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    A Cat World Champions 2019

    Riveting worlds competition, pity Brewin was hurt as his and Mischa's high level racing was a key interest. Landy was a well deserved winner and his son is a talent to keep an eye on ..
  12. Humpybong apologises for the cold showers.. there was a stuff up with the heater, although the ladies showers worked, the mens didn't, but it is being rectified and upgraded to ensure it won't happen again. Discussions are underway on a planned renovation of the ablutions areas.
  13. WinterBash fleet action images by Zoe Kean.
  14. Over 110 multihulls and dinghy classes including some 40 juniors. Senior sailors on foiling and floating A class, Nacra 5,8;s Taipans, half a dozen Weta's, Nacra 4.5 and other cat divisions.