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#1 FromTheRail

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:15 PM

I'm think of moving to Perth, Australia next year, just wondering what the sailing & the clubs are like, it might narow down where we end up staying. I'm lookinf for some offshores/inshores/cans/dinghy racing

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:55 PM

nice an calm year around

YouTube up sum AC 1987 Vids for reassurance

Pretty HOT 12m Fleet from what I remember :rolleyes:

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 09:59 PM

If you move there. Watch out for that Kangaroo with the Canada 12 meter jacket. And the owners wallet in the pocket.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:13 PM

Very active small boat racing scene from various clubs around the river and bigger keel boats out of Freo. Find somewhere to live west or south west of the city and you'll have plenty of access to beaches, inshore and offshore sailing. Its currently 6:12 in the morning there so give it a few hours and you'll get some local answers.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:29 PM

I forgot to say I know what the weather conditions are like, more just local knowledge of racing standards, classes, what the clubs are like social wise etc

Its currently 6:12 in the morning there so give it a few hours and you'll get some local answers.

I thought it would be too early but its next year so not in too much rush for local knowledge.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:29 PM

Perth is a favoured destination for many Indian migrants and Seth Effrikans too. Strange breed, the Westralians; they operate on the higher level of Australias two-speed economy over there but have developed defensive inferiority and persecution complexes to go with it.
There's a local hottie over there called Gina Reinhardt who is seriously worth checking out. Hook up with her and I'll tell you the name of the game boy, they call it riding the gravy train!
The once famed Fremantle Doctor of 12Meter days is now otherwise occupied treating rampant imported STDs. Oh and taking a swim at Cottesloe Beach around dawn or sunset is a popular local pastime not to be missed.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:58 PM

Perth is a favoured destination for many Indian migrants and Seth Effrikans too. Strange breed, the Westralians; they operate on the higher level of Australias two-speed economy over there but have developed defensive inferiority and persecution complexes to go with it.
There's a local hottie over there called Gina Reinhardt who is seriously worth checking out. Hook up with her and I'll tell you the name of the game boy, they call it riding the gravy train!
The once famed Fremantle Doctor of 12Meter days is now otherwise occupied treating rampant imported STDs. Oh and taking a swim at Cottesloe Beach around dawn or sunset is a popular local pastime not to be missed.


Every bit true!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Perth is also the sailing centre of the universe.

Poods ;)

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:06 AM

Local Rule #1 is "Ignore the opinions of arrogant Melbourne fartbags".

Here's what we did offshore on Saturday - http://www.facebook....fshoreSailingWA

I'm sure others will chime in with info on the other styles of racing on offer, of which there are quite a few.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:19 AM


Perth is a favoured destination for many Indian migrants and Seth Effrikans too. Strange breed, the Westralians; they operate on the higher level of Australias two-speed economy over there but have developed defensive inferiority and persecution complexes to go with it.
There's a local hottie over there called Gina Reinhardt who is seriously worth checking out. Hook up with her and I'll tell you the name of the game boy, they call it riding the gravy train!
The once famed Fremantle Doctor of 12Meter days is now otherwise occupied treating rampant imported STDs. Oh and taking a swim at Cottesloe Beach around dawn or sunset is a popular local pastime not to be missed.


Every bit true!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Perth is also the sailing centre of the universe.

Poods ;)


So tell us Poods, exactly where is your boat right now?

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:22 AM



Perth is a favoured destination for many Indian migrants and Seth Effrikans too. Strange breed, the Westralians; they operate on the higher level of Australias two-speed economy over there but have developed defensive inferiority and persecution complexes to go with it.
There's a local hottie over there called Gina Reinhardt who is seriously worth checking out. Hook up with her and I'll tell you the name of the game boy, they call it riding the gravy train!
The once famed Fremantle Doctor of 12Meter days is now otherwise occupied treating rampant imported STDs. Oh and taking a swim at Cottesloe Beach around dawn or sunset is a popular local pastime not to be missed.


Every bit true!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Perth is also the sailing centre of the universe.

Poods ;)


So tell us Poods, exactly where is your boat right now?


Bits of it in Sydney, bits of it in Nowra.... either way, it all adds up to NSW.

;-)

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:45 AM

If you do move there and want to sail at Royal Perth you better stop by the sport store and pick up some cricket clothing. It is compulsory to wear all white when you sail there. That should tell you a bit about that yacht club.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:34 AM

If you do move there and want to sail at Royal Perth you better stop by the sport store and pick up some cricket clothing. It is compulsory to wear all white when you sail there. That should tell you a bit about that yacht club.


Ah fuck, i've just bought a wardrobe of salmon and red coloured chino's, does this mean i need to buy a full new clothes rack........ ;)

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:40 AM

Here's what we did offshore on Saturday - http://www.facebook....fshoreSailingWA

I'm sure others will chime in with info on the other styles of racing on offer, of which there are quite a few.


Cheers for the link, have liked the page, i used to do a lot of dinghy racing(mainly lasers) around Europe in my youth but ran out of money/burnt out so stopped from maybe 6-7 years, have slowly come back and now teaching my misses how to sail. I like offshore's more these days but still love close racing of cans/dinghy racing so any info will be great.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:22 AM

The offshore fleet also does a fair bit of close quarters racing - State IRC Championships, Geographe Bay Race Week, Cockburn Sound Regatta, Sail Mandurah in March, Valmadre Winter Series. Fremantle Sailing Club may be your best bet, and also has a great dinghy section - Lasers, 49ers, Musto Skiffs, etc - but it is by no means a flat-water venue. It is a relaxed club - salmon & red chinos would go unnoticed in Freo.

Other alternatives include:
Etchells - Royal Perth or Royal Freshwater Bay
Flying 15s - RF or South of Perth
Dragons - RF
Sports boats - SoP
49ers, 18ft skiffs, Sharpies - Mounts Bay SC, East Fremantle
I14s - Perth Dinghy SC
Sabres - EF
Fireballs - Mandurah
Catamarans - Nedlands
Lasers - every-bloody-where

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:52 AM




Perth is a favoured destination for many Indian migrants and Seth Effrikans too. Strange breed, the Westralians; they operate on the higher level of Australias two-speed economy over there but have developed defensive inferiority and persecution complexes to go with it.
There's a local hottie over there called Gina Reinhardt who is seriously worth checking out. Hook up with her and I'll tell you the name of the game boy, they call it riding the gravy train!
The once famed Fremantle Doctor of 12Meter days is now otherwise occupied treating rampant imported STDs. Oh and taking a swim at Cottesloe Beach around dawn or sunset is a popular local pastime not to be missed.


Every bit true!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Perth is also the sailing centre of the universe.

Poods ;)


So tell us Poods, exactly where is your boat right now?


Bits of it in Sydney, bits of it in Nowra.... either way, it all adds up to NSW.

;-)


Navigation beacon..... Attached File  TWU cyc nav.pdf   266.43K   15 downloads

Rails - You can also get a good idea of what's going on around perth & Freo at:

http://freodoctor.co...ntpage&Itemid=1

Poods ;-)

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:37 AM

I forgot to say I know what the weather conditions are like, more just local knowledge of racing standards, classes, what the clubs are like social wise etc


Its currently 6:12 in the morning there so give it a few hours and you'll get some local answers.

I thought it would be too early but its next year so not in too much rush for local knowledge.


Weather is great all year around, apart fromt his week where you could get blown off a beach which if taken out of context could be really enjoyable

http://www.seabreeze...u/graphs/wa.asp

From your Avatar i see a sports boat? If you're a sporty sailor, there is quite a fleet sailing our of South Perth Yacht Club. Shaw 650's, Thompson 750's Vipers and many more varietys get out most saturdays during summer.

http://forums.sailin...howtopic=140710

If it is offshore you like, there is quite a good fleet around at the moment from Marten 49's, GP42, a couple of Farr 50(ish)'s down to whiting 32's. Even double handed is getting a bit of popularity.

There are plenty of sailing options and if you really want to go for a sail and cant find a ride, you're not trying hard enough.

But before you come down you need to let us know why and we will think about accepting you into our state :-P

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:54 AM

But before you come down you need to let us know why and we will think about accepting you into our state :-P


Obviously he's going to:

Get Bit, Get Stung, Get Infected, Get Poisioned, Get Swallowed, Get Dropped on, Get Rue Kicked

the sort of things everyone goes there for

OR perhaps to Get on the Piss and get a Root - Naaaaaa that's not it :mellow: :unsure: :blink: :wacko: :huh:

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:00 AM

Plenty of sailing.. Just watch out for the Drop Bears, they are pretty dangerous in this region.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:21 AM

The West Australians have a cute term for us Eastern state guys, they call us seagulls.
Why?
Cos we fly over, shit all over them, and then fly out again....:)
SB

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:38 AM

Fuck WA. its full of South africans, poms...

Yeh go for, WA

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:39 AM

The West Australians have a cute term for us Eastern state guys, they call us seagulls.
Why?
Cos we fly over, make a lot of noise, shit all over them, and then fly out again....:)/>
SB


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:56 PM

There are plenty of sailing options and if you really want to go for a sail and cant find a ride, you're not trying hard enough.


perfect, exactly what i wanted to hear


Get Bit, Get Stung, Get Infected, Get Poisioned, Get Swallowed, Get Dropped on, Get Rue Kicked


sounds like a dodgy porno :unsure:

Plenty of sailing.. Just watch out for the Drop Bears, they are pretty dangerous in this region.


i've heard that but hopefully my experience's with Haggis's will help me out :P

Fuck WA. its full of South africans, poms...

Yeh go for, WA


it is a reason for not going to Perth, I thought going to the other side of the world I might finally get away from the English........ :ph34r: :o :P

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:58 PM

I arrived in Perth in the evening. Drove to Peppermint Grove where I was staying. In the early afternoon got on the bicycle heading south to go to work. Passing by Leighton Beach, there were all these gorgeous women without bikini tops. I stopped with my mouth open. A woman came up behind and spat out "Pervert". I came back with "I'm not a Pervert, I'm a Canadian". This seemed to make it all right.

So.........a change in attitude may be required.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:08 PM

I arrived in Perth in the evening. Drove to Peppermint Grove where I was staying. In the early afternoon got on the bicycle heading south to go to work. Passing by Leighton Beach, there were all these gorgeous women without bikini tops. I stopped with my mouth open. A woman came up behind and spat out "Pervert". I came back with "I'm not a Pervert, I'm a Canadian". This seemed to make it all right.

So.........a change in attitude may be required.

Why is it that when women flaunt it. Do they not expect lookers? If you don't want lookers, don't show it.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:24 AM

I arrived in Perth in the evening. Drove to Peppermint Grove where I was staying. In the early afternoon got on the bicycle heading south to go to work. Passing by Leighton Beach, there were all these gorgeous women without bikini tops. I stopped with my mouth open. A woman came up behind and spat out "Pervert". I came back with "I'm not a Pervert, I'm a Canadian". This seemed to make it all right.

So.........a change in attitude may be required.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 04:39 AM

I arrived in Perth in the evening. Drove to Peppermint Grove where I was staying. In the early afternoon got on the bicycle heading south to go to work. Passing by Leighton Beach, there were all these gorgeous women without bikini tops. I stopped with my mouth open. A woman came up behind and spat out "Pervert". I came back with "I'm not a Pervert, I'm a Canadian". This seemed to make it all right.

So.........a change in attitude may be required.


Staying in Peppy Grove eh? You've done alright!

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:07 AM


I arrived in Perth in the evening. Drove to Peppermint Grove where I was staying. In the early afternoon got on the bicycle heading south to go to work. Passing by Leighton Beach, there were all these gorgeous women without bikini tops. I stopped with my mouth open. A woman came up behind and spat out "Pervert". I came back with "I'm not a Pervert, I'm a Canadian". This seemed to make it all right.

So.........a change in attitude may be required.

Why is it that when women flaunt it. Do they not expect lookers? If you don't want lookers, don't show it.

Isn't her line "My eyes are up here."

Isn't your line: I'll get to 'em.

"I'm Canadian" was classic, and I'm writing it down and using it if I have to.

Beyond that, when the AC was in Perth, I read a description of the city as "how Los Angeles was 50 years ago, when Los Angeles was cool."

It's a bit of a mystery. If true, I want to book a flight--a very expensive flight--and go see for myself. Several sailing Aussies have stayed at my house over the years, and none of them have been to Perth. Too far away, they said.

The thread title is Perth, Australia. What's going on?

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:54 AM

Perth is one of the most isolated cities on the planet - closer to Jakarta, Indonesia than Sydney, population just under 2 million, reasonably affluent, sport-rich but culturally sparse. General Lee, featured on today's front page (it exists!) is a Perth boat. Plenty of good sailors produced - Peter Gilmour (& now son David), Keith Swinton & Torvar Mirsky on the WMRT, Belinda Stowell, Elise Rechichi & Tessa Parkinson Olympic 470 Golds in 2000 and 2008, etc, etc. Two entrants in this year's Sydney-Hobart (This Way Up and Finistere). Getting the boat to Sydney and back is much tougher than the race itself.

Great mediterranean climate - 10-20C in winter, 20-35C in summer. Plenty of wind - we sail all year round. One suspects that some of the Wise Men from the East (of Australia) commenting above have not been there. But you do have to watch out for the drop bears, sharks and bogans.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:47 AM

Yes, you will be pleased to know that Haggis in a known antidote for Drop-Bears.
Ever see a Drop Bear in Britian????? There's your proof!!

Lived in Perth for a few years back, and a few regular visits since then, so allowed an opinion.

You can make a great life in Perth. Plenty to do as long as you go out and look for it. Have friends that hated the place, but did not go out of there own suburb and see what it really has to offer.
Some of Aust best wine grows just down the road (Margaret River) and the City is big enough to have all the benefits that a city offers (Restaraunts, live music, culture, sports and family activities).
Beaches are as good as the East Coast in places and a visit to Rotty (Rottnest Island)is a right of passage for most Aussies.

Can't speak for the sailing fraternity, but there seems to be some good advice amongst the shit above on that topic.

You will like Perth, but try to make a trip to the East Coast while your there. Shame to miss out on seeing it if your that close (relatively speaking).
Aust is a big country and vastly different in all States and Territories (with the exception of Canberra which is just boring IMO)

Good luck and let us know how it works out.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:29 AM

The offshore fleet also does a fair bit of close quarters racing - State IRC Championships, Geographe Bay Race Week, Cockburn Sound Regatta, Sail Mandurah in March, Valmadre Winter Series. Fremantle Sailing Club may be your best bet, and also has a great dinghy section - Lasers, 49ers, Musto Skiffs, etc - but it is by no means a flat-water venue. It is a relaxed club - salmon & red chinos would go unnoticed in Freo.

Other alternatives include:
Etchells - Royal Perth or Royal Freshwater Bay
Flying 15s - RF or South of Perth
Dragons - RF
Sports boats - SoP
49ers, 18ft skiffs, Sharpies - Mounts Bay SC, East Fremantle
I14s - Perth Dinghy SC
Sabres - EF
Fireballs - Mandurah
Catamarans - Nedlands
Lasers - every-bloody-where


You will have to take up sailing, it's a great way to get away from the flies !

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:16 PM

It seems like a drop bear would rip a jackalope to bits.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:08 AM

It seems like a drop bear would rip a jackalope to bits.


Yes, no doubt about that. :-)

(Had to Google jackalope!!!!)

This is gold.........

The Douglas Chamber of Commerce has issued thousands of Jackalope Hunting Licenses to tourists. The tags are good for hunting only during official Jackalope season, which occurs for only one day: June 31, from midnight to 2 AM. The hunter may not have an IQ greater than 72.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:39 AM

That rules me out, but no matter. I am preoccupied with Snakeheads, Stink Bugs and any one from Baltimore driving on I-97.




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