2017 MAAC Bluewater Classic

 2017 Bluewater classic, 18th of Feb. any interest in this from people on here? i know theres been a few threads the last few years about it on here.

This will be my second bluewater in a row, did terribly last time, but still had fun, love the social aspect of it. Taking it on this year with new boat, new electronics, and hoping for the weather to be as good as it was last year.


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I'm in

Thu, 2017-01-12 16:02

I'm in

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tempting

Fri, 2017-01-13 18:23

Could be a goer... wonder if its worth geting a crew together with a few boats and coming down from Geraldton...

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 Yep, we've got a boat in

Sat, 2017-02-11 17:58

 Yep, we've got a boat in again. I don't know how we'll go at winning any of the categories, but we'll have a crack at winning the race out to the bank again. Best part of the day. 

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Yep, race out is the best

Sun, 2017-02-12 09:04

Yep, race out is the best part of it for sure.

We are in. Taking the floating gin palace ,(langas 28 ft Boston), weather looking average.

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 With john, doubling it up,

Sun, 2017-02-12 14:55

 With john, doubling it up, taking my fury out with the floating gin palace... this years exmouth crew will give it a run! Yep as John said weather ain't looking flash at present 

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 See u down there. Hopefully

Sun, 2017-02-12 14:53

 See u down there. Hopefully the wind forecast improves 

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 I'm keen for this one and

Sun, 2017-02-12 20:19

 I'm keen for this one and got the nod from the boss to take the boat out again. I competed in the Mandurah comp last week which was my first boat comp. it was by far the roughest day I've been out and need to fix the damaged Bimini and rod holder for this weekend.

 

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 At this stage I'd say they

Tue, 2017-02-14 08:19

 At this stage I'd say they will move the comp to Sunday.

 

2m swell at 20+ knot easterlies in the morning on Saturday...

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 Saturday has been improving

Tue, 2017-02-14 09:09

 Saturday has been improving slowly but yeah bit of swell and easterly will be fresh in the morning.

long range MetEye forecast looks ok but early days still 

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Not them mate....

Tue, 2017-02-14 09:12

I've been going in this for near on 20 years, and it's been run in worse conditions than forecast for Saturday. Sunday is better, but with easterly winds forecast to drop slightly, it will be uncomfortable but my bet is they will run it

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 This WILL run Saturday. The

Tue, 2017-02-14 10:02

 This WILL run Saturday. 

The race out on the siren may be a bit slower tho!

 

 

 

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 Willy weather is showing

Tue, 2017-02-14 20:39

 Willy weather is showing 1.4m and 14 knot winds, both of which are predicted to fall as the day progresses, let's hope they come down a bit more, the wind especially.

As for the start of the comp, can you have your vessel in the water ready to go for when the siren sounds?

Thanks in advance, I'm a newb at this competing thing.

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 Yeah mate everyone is in the

Tue, 2017-02-14 20:54

 Yeah mate everyone is in the water idling around the entrance/exit to the two marinas waiting to fly out of the heads at 0600.

forecast has def improved 

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