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  • #28

    WetaForum
    Keymaster

    Put October 5th and 6th in your diaries for the Jervis Bay October regatta – Open to all classes – Check out the NOR and Entry Form.

    So far 4 boats confirmed , Col (Vic), Brian (Raymond Terrace), Geoff (Syd) and Glenn (Jervis Bay) plus Chris Kitchen is coming over from New Zealand, to do some racing/coaching. This will be a great event in a beautiful spot lets see if we can get 8 Weta’s to race.

    Camp at Glenns place or check out the accommodation in the area

    • This topic was modified 4 years, 4 months ago by  WetaForum.
  • #51

    miranda21
    Participant

    That looks great

  • #52

    wetaz904
    Participant

    Hope to be there if I can get out in the boat a bit beforehand!
    The grand launch will be this Sunday in the Canberra Yacht Club Pointscore Race One!

    Leigh
    Wetaz #904

  • #53

    Geoff W
    Participant

    I hope you cab make it Leigh. I am certainly looking forward to it.
    Cheers
    Geoff W

  • #54

    Wetanuff 863
    Participant

    You can add another boat to the JB regatta.Sail # 863 – yellow boat with yellow genny. Will be staying at Myola Caravan park on the Bay from 4th. SHould have the road trailer finally finished by then and have a name for the boat. Thought I would try it on the Pittwater before the christening. Betting my novice crew will come up with some weird profanity.
    Should I bring the wooden spoon?
    Geoff C
    Collaroy

  • #55

    alistairking
    Participant

    Hi all
    Unfortunately looks like I won’t be able to make it as I have a clash of commitments, but I am very keen to do this type of event, generally speaking. I’m looking forward to hearing stories and seeing some pictures about it afterwards! I’m racing at my local club, Gosford, in the mixed fleet – if anyone is up my way and wants to bring their Weta for a sail, the club is very welcoming of visitors.
    Best wishes and happy sailing
    Alistair (#709)

  • #56
    WETA NSW
    WETA NSW
    Participant

    well good to see that the forum is being used start your own topics if you like eg rigging hints , sail tactics , trailer mods , and good ideas .
    to bad you cant make it Alisatair, and hope you have fun on the lake this w/end Leigh be interested to hear what the reception ws like
    Glenn

  • #63

    wetaz904
    Participant

    Hi Alistair,

    My wife’s family is from Gosford. So I may visit GSC at some stage of the sailing season.

    Leigh

  • #84

    wetaz904
    Participant

    Hello JB Weta-ers!

    We have booked into the Myola Caravan Park on the 4th. Expect to be there around 5-6pm. So if any of you would like to get together for a pre-regatta dinner please give me a call (0409217308). Look forward to seeing all of you up there.

    Glenn, do you know of anywhere nearby that would be a good meeting place/eatery?

    Leigh
    Wetaz #904
    Yellow Hull, White Sails, Blue Gennaker

  • #85
    WETA NSW
    WETA NSW
    Participant

    Hi Leigh theres only the Callala bowls or RSL cant remember witch one it is , you cant miss it ,its on the right as you head into Callala beach on your way to the Myola caravan park , be a good spot to meet and i think theres a chinese resaraunt in there aswell .

    My self and Chris (WETA NZ ) and Col ( WETA VIC ) are all at my place in Nowra ( WETA HQ) we will probly have dinner in here AS everyone will have had big day travelling , but no plans yet !
    We will see how it goes SAT we may all get together for dinner sat night ?

    Glenn

    Ps Glad to see your making the trek to the Bay

  • #86

    Geoff W
    Participant

    Hi Leigh,
    I am also booked into Myola but from Thursday afternoon. I may go for a sail
    on Friday to warm up.
    My Mobile is 0414388444. I will also be socialising with any B14ers if they
    turn up. But looking forward to meet all the Weta sailors attending, and get some tips from Chris.
    Cheers
    Geoff W
    #842 Orca 2^(4-n)

  • #87

    Wetanuff 863
    Participant

    Hi Leigh
    Weta-ers…sounds questionable? What about Weta-ings or Weta- eaux (if you like the French connection with water.)

    Looking forward to meeting up. Have already asked Steven (Sailing Club organiser) where to eat, but so far no reply. Also asked how many Wetas have registered and would we get our own start. Clearly question overload.

    Not sure when I will be arriving yet, but will be there on the 4th – 6th. Have to co-ordinate with son as to eta. Have we a convoy?

    Had a first outing yesterday. I clearly need to practice my down wind beach landings…..These boats are real thoroughbreds – they tack on a dime and are so light on helm. They are deceptively fast after my last keel dragger.

    Had a helluva job de-mounting the mast after the sail. Will be watching intently how the others do it at JB. I had to ask a guy’s help – he shook the whole boat before the mast lifted out. Maybe I have to lubricate the bottom slot?

    Geoff

    #863
    Yellow hull, yellow genny

    Mob: 0405105062

  • #89

    wetaz904
    Participant

    Hi Guys,

    Sounds like we have a good fun weekend lined up. Let’s hope the weather is friendly.

    Geoff C – Re taking the mast down, and putting up for that matter. The first time I put the mast up I had a bit of a challenge until the penny dropped. Chris Kitchen recommends in one of his articles, setting the chainplate on the third hole to obtain the correct rake. If you try to take the mast out, or put it in, holding it vertical the shrouds will work against you. So make sure you hold the mast “with the rake” and it gets easier. Not than I’m any sort of expert!

    The first sail in any sort of wind is a learning curve experience! All part of the fun of a new boat. I have gone a similar route, bigger boats down to the Weta. Although not a huge jump from my last boat, a Flying Fifteen, it is a totally new experience. The acceleration is great.

    How about – Weta-ista!

    I thought I would register on Saturday morning.

    Re Fri night – it looks like the RSL or Bowling Club.

    PS Wife’s new name for a Weta – Sir Wetalot!

  • #95

    Wetanuff 863
    Participant

    Hi Leigh & JB Weta-istas….

    I should be there by 5 – if not before. I would very much look forward to a pre-regatta dinner.
    Had the following feedback from Julie (Myola Caravan Park) for suitable eatery:
    The Park has a Pitza type restaurant,
    Bowling Club at Greenwall point for Chinese meals + bistro is reasonable.
    (Callala Beach club not the best.)
    Takeaway fish shop by river / overlooking bay highly recommended for take away fish & chips (- not the cafe, also in vicinity).
    Butter factory at Pyree, highly recommended for a group. see http://www.butterfactory.com.au
    Looks like we would need to take suits for this…..

    Julie thinks the Butter Factory would be best. She is emailing more info so treat above as preliminary.

    Hope this helps.

    Geoff C

  • #96

    wetaz904
    Participant

    Sounds like fun. See you down there.

    Safe travelling!

    Leigh

    Weta-artzi

  • #100

    Wetanuff 863
    Participant

    Hi Guys
    Julie at Myola also recommends:

    “Some food for thought.
    Butter Factory has a great web site.
    http://www.butterfactory.com.au

    Mill Thai Cafe
    Jindyandy Mill 719 Greenwell Point Rd
    Pyree, NSW 2540

    Chinese Restaurant here at the bowling club.
    http://www.greenwellpointbowlingclub.com.au

    DJ’s Fish and Chips also very good.”

    Looking forward to the regatta and lets hope the recent gales have blown themselves out.

    Geoff C

  • #101

    wetaz904
    Participant

    Hi Geoff and JB weta-ista’s

    I’ll give you a call tomorrow afternoon sometime. Come to some consensus on evening eatery.

    From what I have seen of the charts the weather looks like it might co-operate. Whatever, I’m sure it will be a good weekend.

    CU there!

    Leigh

  • #102
    WETA NSW
    WETA NSW
    Participant

    Hi guys big thanks to all the boats from sydney and ACT who attended and Brian and his wife from newcastle . A great w/end of racing and i think eveyone had a good time , it s was awesome to see 6 WETAs on the water together , we certainly got some interest from the other competitors and onlookers aswell .

    Chris says thanks for the reception and all who attended , we need to keep the races going there is the ACT MULTIHULL CHAMPS on the 22/23 oct i think on LBG could be a good event and we can support leigh in Canberra .

    If anybody has a race to add send it to Miranda and she will post on our .com.au page we will be posting pics there as soon as we have been through the 400 taken , ps when checking your gear bags please have alook for a stray safety harness mine is still missing
    thanks guys
    glenn

  • #105
    WETA NSW
    WETA NSW
    Participant

    Your A slim fat guy compared to some of us leigh , the stripper pole could take a while
    lol
    Glenn

  • #110

    alistairking
    Participant

    I’m soory I missed it guys, looks like it was good fun!

  • #103

    wetaz904
    Participant

    Thanks to all the Weta-ista’s who attended the Jervis Bay regatta. Great to meet you all and get some time on the boat. Almost the star of the show (not the fat guy in the front) was Glenn’s trailer! Look forward to seeing it with the bar, disco ball and stripper pole installed. I’m sure it will be regatta HQ in the future.

    the beast

    Of course, great pleasure to meet Chris “Weta Rock Star and all round nice guy” Kitchen. Thanks for coming over.

    Terrific opportunity to see everyone’s trailer ideas, hear about rigging and sailing tips and as it turns out the merits of gin!

    Good sailing!

    Leigh

    the mob

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