, Sept 29,30 and 1st Oct.
Marathon and speed event, plus social sailing/buggying.
Buggies (class 8); land boards and any other wind powered land based vehicle are more than welcome. This is one of the best sailing venues in Australia, if not the world.
You must wear a helmet and body armour would be a VERY good idea. The salt surface is like concrete with 60 grit sandpaper over it. There is 550 square kilometres to play on.
The Lake Lefroy club has been really happy with the results of last years GPS speed trials and we will be running them again in conjunction with The Lightning Nickel class 5 Marathon and the Andrew Bates Perpetual Shield for Minis/Blokarts
Competitors shall register each morning for the days sailing at a time announced by the officials/scrutineers.
Registration will be on the basis of 1 GPS-1 person-1yacht or buggy.(if participating in speed trials)
Yachts, helmets and seatbelts (for yachts) will be inspected.
Competitors will be given an opportunity to change class during the lunch break.
Late starters may register at this time.
Initial Registration. $10.00(to be confirmed)
Change of Class $5.00.
Registration for speed trials will count as entry fee for the “Marathon Race” as speeds recorded during the race shall be allowed for submission in speed trial results
Lake Lefroy is a remote area and accommodation is limited to say the least. While there is toilet and shower facilities on site. Plenty of camp sites for vans and tents (all free) you need to bring plenty of water there is none available at the site
This is one of the best sailing venues in Australia if not the world.
For those who are not currently members of a club, The Lake Lefroy Land sailing Club is able to offer Temporary Membership at a cost of $10.00 for the weekend.
Here’s the classes that we ran in 2011
1. Class 5 (FISLY, ALSA) http://www.fisly.org/rules/index.php
2. Class 5 Restricted. Max wheel diameter 420mm
3. Lake Lefroy Mini.Unrestricted http://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/topi ... C_ID=39791
4. Blokart.Production.Weight divisions not applicable.
Equipment as per International Blokart Racing Assoc. Handbookhttp://www.blokart.ee/purikart/TEKSTID/ ... 202007.pdf
5. Blokart . Performance. Weight divisions not applicable.
Equipment rules as per International Blokart Racing Assoc. Handbook
6. Open class 1. round mast section with sail
7. Open class 2. “Non round” mast section with sail
8. Open class 3. Solid surface sail(wing )
9. Buggies are Class 8 land sailers........... so here you go.
Basically if it’s powered by wind we want you there and having fun is a must.
Competitors must be able to supply documented evidence of membership to a Landyacht or Blokart club . E.g. membership card, receipt, or letter. The event must be included in that clubs calendar of events. For those who are not currently members of a club, The Lake Lefroy Land sailing Club is able to offer Temporary Membership at a cost of $10.00
Suitable GPS Receivers.
Any GPS with a 'max speed' function will be required by each competitor.. It should have fresh batteries and be placed so it has a good view of the sky. Taping them to the “boat” with a good view is better than in a pocket. A pocket that holds the GPS in a good position is generally OK though. Some cell phones can interfere with the GPS. I turn them off, especially the 3G types. Occasionally GPSs will interfere with each other if they are right next to each other. . If you get readings that don't seem realistic a log will generally sort things out. Putting a second GPS in the boat is simpler alternative.
If anyone is going to buy a GPS I recommend a Locosys GT 31. It logs at one hertz, is very sensitive and has a long battery life. Many other GPS can be set to log as well. If anyone has a GT 31 it should be set up to record NMEA sentences GGA and RMC . The unit must be able to download data via a laptop USB. Older GPS units that use a larger plug may not be suitable for down loading. We may not be able to check a very high reading on the laptop that will be at the lake.
Bicycle speedometers that measure from a wheel magnet or cable are not acceptable.
The competitor must ensure that the Date/time settings are correct. The position setting is to be Latitude and Longitude. Height to be in meters above sea level.
Speed readings to be in Kms per hour. The competitor must demonstrate that the memory has been cleared of all data at the beginning of the event.
Competitors must ensure that the unit is kept away from 2 way radios, mobile phones, or any electronic devices whilst in use..
Best speeds each day will be received after 5.00pm.results will simply be taken down manually. If required the scrutineer shall download the best results. Competitors must be able to supply the suitable cable if required.
There is no need to compete if you just wan't to have a social get together. Just need the registration and insurance to cover you.
The above is taken from their club notes.
I have just a few more bits to do to my new speed buggy and I will be there with that.
So hope to meet you guys and have a chat over a few frothies at the completion of each day.
There will be a full moon so with any luck some night sailing will be in order as well.
Make sure you bring a light so others can see you, as you will be asked to leave without one.
Safety is number one guys.
I will travel up early Thursday morning to get a bit more time on the lake. So catch you there.
Any questions ping them this way.