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Superfoiler - worth travelling to watch?

Post by pdandy » Feb 5th, '18, 07:09

I'm not usually interested in watching other people have fun, but the footage of the superfoiler gp in South Oz was pretty impressive over the weekend! Now I'm half heartedly considering heading to Geelong to see them live on the weekend ( feb 10/11) https://www.superfoiler.com/events/geelong/

Was there anyone from tsp watching them in south oz, and if so is it worth the hassle of travelling to see them live?
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Post by impulse » Feb 5th, '18, 07:32

Sounds like they might all be broken by then. :roll:
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Post by john » Feb 5th, '18, 11:37

The best way I can describe it is ................... they were very impressive and worth watching.

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Post by pdandy » Feb 5th, '18, 11:51

Thanks John- so as a judgement call - is it worth a 6 hour return drive to watch them? ie do you see enough as a spectator to be worth the hassle ? Is it worth trying to get out on the water for an up close look (I think it's about $300 for a day on the spectator boat- it's not viable for me to get my noelex down there to spectate from)
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Post by Slammin » Feb 5th, '18, 12:50

I watched the last race live on YouTube.

I was impressed but 6hr drive,. Hmmmm it would really need to be up close. Inflatable SUP, problem solved.
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Post by pdandy » Feb 5th, '18, 12:55

Hmmm...standing on the isup with an uncontrolled foiling death machine approaching at 20 knts....what could possibly go wrong?

Ps did you see the jet ski mob retrieval? I want one of those boards they tow behind!
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Post by Slammin » Feb 5th, '18, 13:43

I was impressed at how long it took the jetskier to catch up.
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Post by john » Feb 6th, '18, 15:01

I would do a 6 hour return drive to go and watch them. I cant comment on viewing them at Geelong as I dont know where the course will be set and what the viewing would be like. When they did it in Adelaide they were sailing at Outer Harbour which is a good venue for watching them. Only you can make up your own mind. I dont think viewing them from the water from a yacht would be satisfactory as you would only get to see them while they are close to you. I hope this helps.
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Post by pdandy » Feb 6th, '18, 16:10

Thanks john, turns out it's my wifes birthday so we now have different plans.
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Post by colect149 » Feb 6th, '18, 17:06

Paul, and you only just remembered?
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Post by Slammin » Feb 6th, '18, 17:35

So you have different plans? She's going out and you're going to Geelong??
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Post by pdandy » Feb 6th, '18, 18:43

colect149 wrote:Paul, and you only just remembered?
:oops: I thought I had another week :oops:
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Post by pdandy » Feb 6th, '18, 18:45

Slammin wrote:So you have different plans? She's going out and you're going to Geelong??
Brave soul.
I'm starting to wonder why you want me dead? First the isup suggestion, now this :shock:
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Post by Slammin » Feb 12th, '18, 06:57

pdandy wrote:
Slammin wrote:So you have different plans? She's going out and you're going to Geelong??
Brave soul.
I'm starting to wonder why you want me dead? First the isup suggestion, now this :shock:
:lol: no , I don't think a laugh will kill you!
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Post by Slammin » Feb 12th, '18, 06:58

So did anyone make it out? Day 2 was cancelled.
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Post by pdandy » Feb 12th, '18, 07:07

Surprisingly few spectator boats on the video footage! Even more surprising - the footy players who got guest rides " had never been out of the bay before" .
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Post by impulse » Feb 12th, '18, 07:50

All seemed a bit one sided. Outteridge, Jensen & Ashby on one boat. :shock:
At least Record Point gave them a bit of a nudge in the last race.
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Re: Superfoiler - worth travelling to watch?

Post by MargGannet » Feb 12th, '18, 10:58

Watched the last race from the hill above Eastern Beach. Bit hard to see what was happening even with binoculars.
Fast, yes! Got a better view from the video later. Agree that you wouldn't see much on the water at anchor except when they went flying past! Bit like going to the Grand Prix - a minute or two each lap as they all went through.
And Paul, reckon it would be a 7 or 8 hour drive, not 6. Took us over 1 and a half from home, all freeway driving!
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Post by pdandy » Feb 12th, '18, 12:18

MargGannet wrote:Watched the last race from the hill above Eastern Beach. Bit hard to see what was happening even with binoculars.
Fast, yes! Got a better view from the video later. Agree that you wouldn't see much on the water at anchor except when they went flying past! Bit like going to the Grand Prix - a minute or two each lap as they all went through.
And Paul, reckon it would be a 7 or 8 hour drive, not 6. Took us over 1 and a half from home, all freeway driving!
Motorbike time 8) So I would have been taking the old sale road, crossing over at droin, taking the ferry across and arriving with a smile on my face- life is WAY too short to travel on highways

BUT I'm very glad I didn't go - it would have been the Saturday and the racing was cancelled.
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Post by MargGannet » Feb 12th, '18, 14:29

Yeah, DIL said the storm that went through on Sat arvo was pretty ferocious in a small area... Damage on the waterfront/Cunningham Pier...
Bike and ferry certainly would have been more fun! :-)
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Post by mob » Feb 12th, '18, 15:58

MargGannet wrote:Yeah, DIL said the storm that went through on Sat arvo was pretty ferocious in a small area... Damage on the waterfront/Cunningham Pier...
Bike and ferry certainly would have been more fun! :-)
The Richard Hartley Memorial Race ended during that. My mainsail split.

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Post by lloydyboy53 » Feb 12th, '18, 20:30

We were hosting the Sharpie states this weekend and our regatta. Waited all sat morning for a breeze and was just about to start at about 1:00pm when WHAM!!!! up to 42knt gusts. That finished that for the day.
Sunday was better and they got in 3 races back to back so all was not wasted.
I was out in the RL, fun ,fun on sat. Sun, no crew so solo'd 2 races back to back. Was a tired boy at day's end.
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