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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 hyc.net.au 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. 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. https://www.hyc.net.au/home/
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
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    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..
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    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 .. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-23/murrurundi-water-hydropanels-solar-technology/10836638
  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? 

     

    cheers

    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.
  15. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-26/nra-encourages-one-nation-to-weaken-australia-gun-laws/10936224 and the shit fight is over this https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2019/03/25/world/asia/ap-as-australia-one-nation.html Thoughts and prayers anyone?
  16. Do you think the Mueller report will ever see the light of day without being heavily redacted by Barr to an innocuous piece of waffle ?
  17. I use a canon 60D and a jvc everio HDD cam for passable sailing regatta images and vids, but would like to know what professional standard second hand cameras i should be looking at to upgrade to? Want a decent telephoto lense to get action vision without the competitors disappearing into the distance as you unfortunately get with wide angle Gopro camera vids.
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    Hervey Bay A Class Worlds

    Ashby claims four firsts after five races, then Bundock 2nd, etc Mischa, Brewin https://www.mysailingclub.com.au/DisplayResults/DisplayPublicSeriesResults?Id=330&Id2=2018 A-Cat Australians
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    Hervey Bay A Class Worlds

    Landenburger still leads the Aussie nationals classic A fleet day three with Anderson on his heels 1 A Class Classic 71 Andrew Landenberger AUS 308 Master 1 1 1 (3) 1 1 8 5 2 A Class Classic 65 Scott Anderson AUS 31 Great Grand Master (2) 2 2 2 2 2 12 10 3 A Class Classic 49 Alberto Farnesi SWE 59 Great Grand Master 5 SCP 5 SCP 5 SCP (7) 3 4 29 22 4 A Class Classic 86 Graeme Parker AUS 967 Great Grand Master 6 10 8 1 4 (39 DNF) 68 29 5 A Class Classic 77 Matt Johnson AUS 49 4 5 4 (29) 6 11 59 30 6 A Class Classic 99 Ben Hall USA 99 Great Grand Master (23) 7 5 4 12 5 56 33 7 A Class Classic 55 Trevor Brown AUS 67 Grand Master (11) 9 11 9 5 3 48 37 8 A Class Classic 81 Paul Neeskens AUS 954 Great Grand Master 5 6 9 (20) 10 8 58 38 9 A Class Classic 95 William Michie AUS 27 Great Grand Master 10 12 7 5 7 (18) 59 41 10 A Class Classic 82 Clare Neeskens AUS 987 Great Grand Master (16) 16 16 6 8 6 68 52 11 A Class Classic 85 Neil Caldwell AUS 960 Grand Master 15 4 13 (19) 14 7 72 53 12 A Class Classic 76 Peter York AUS 955 Great Grand Master 7 11 (39 DNF) 18 9 10 94 55 13 A Class Classic 88 Leon McNeill AUS 984 Grand Master 9 (39 DNF) 15 8 13 16 100 61 14 A Class Classic 70 Andy Landenberger AUS 300 Junior 12 13 12 14 (15) 12 78 63 15 A Class Classic 63 Michael Kopp AUS 40 8 14 6 12 24 (31) 95 64 16 A Class Classic 92 Bill Heuchmer AUS 1027 Grand Master 13 8 10 (26) 16 17 90 64 17 A Class Classic 84 Doug Haig AUS 957 Great Grand Master 17 (24) 14 13 17 9 94 70 18 A Class Classic 48 Charles Bueche SUI 65 Grand Master (19) 18 17 10 19
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    Hervey Bay A Class Worlds

    Foiler results from day 2, Ashby with two wins , followed closely by Bundock , Mischa, Brewin, Brayshaw, early days and competition is hot https://www.mysailingclub.com.au/DisplayResults/DisplayPublicSeriesResults?Id=330&Id2=2018 A-Cat Australians
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    Hervey Bay A Class Worlds

    Classic A cats raced this morning with Landenburger taking all three wins . https://www.mysailingclub.com.au/DisplayResults/DisplayPublicSeriesResults?Id=329&Id2=2018+A-Cat+Australians&fbclid=IwAR0f8IC20oCG20_shj2grKgNjEN-dhyXoJiyvHBspWidUw-EyKc-9tsduIE
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    Hervey Bay A Class Worlds

    Australian A class nationals at Hervey Bay saw Monday races abandoned because of strong winds The classics were on the water by 9.30 local time and at this time completed two races in perfect conditions. Foilers are due on the water soon
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    Hervey Bay A Class Worlds

    Apologies there are three races each day of the Humpybash .. no marathon on the Sunday
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    Hervey Bay A Class Worlds

    Humpybash regatta at Redcliffe, Brisbane is being held in a fortnight on 20 & 21 October with three races on the Saturday and a marathon on the Sunday. Humpybash is again expected to attract a keen fleet of A class sailors in the 80+ mono and catamaran competitors as the countdown continues to the Australian A Nationals from Nov 11 to 15 and the Worlds from 16 to 23rd at Hervey Bay. Humpybong Yacht Club runs separate racing for junior and senior competitors .