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  1. DJ_Sylk

    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    Thanks for that one Chook, kite is now in the mail.
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    Blazing Swan Easter 2019 WA

    So in preparation for this event I have built a full sized trailer to tow behind my Kite buggy. We expect to be giving a truckload of joyrides to interested revelers. I have 6 and 8 m Ozone Access's unfortunately these will be a little small for the task of towing a passenger. Looking for a reasonably priced 2nd hand 12m de-power foil (non racing type). Or if i'm really lucky a kite shop to sponsor us with some demo gear? This will be a pretty high profile event if conditions are good 2500 people will spend 5 days watching a couple of us blasting up and down the lake every day. 4th wheel coming soon Looking across Blazing Swan camp towards Jilikin Lake
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    Blazing Swan Easter 2019 WA

    Blazing Swan in an official regional Burning Man event.The event is held over 5 days on the Easter long weekend and in recent years has attracted about 2500 participants. This year (2019) a couple of us are organising a wind sports theme camp with the intention of promoting land sailing, kite bugying and wind sports in general. Anyone who is interested is welcome to come along and join our camp, sail all day and party all night what could possibly go wrong? While tickets are not cheap at $300 per person they are fair value for a 5 day festival.The event site is located on the western shore of Jilakin Lake near Kulin about 3h east of Perth. Jilakin Lake is approx 4km wide and 4km long with a surface area of 14sqkm. To be honest the amount of water on the lake at Easter is variable in 2014 it was too wet to sail, in 2018 it was totally dry and perfect sailing. However on the + side the area is renowned for constant winds at that time of year its almost guaranteed that there will be plenty of wind.For more info on Blazing Swan blazingswan.com.au/Please feel free to contact me for more info on our theme camp and how to get involved.
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    Snow Time Sale - Kites - Ozone & PL

    Is the Frenzy still available? If yes can you PM me your contact number please?
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    WANTED! Kite Buggy and Kite. TAS.

    I have a mate selling a Libre V-max & 4m HQ Beamer with handles and lines for $800 in Kambalda WA. If your interested let me know and he will get a quote on shipping
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    GPS Info
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    Lake Lefroy Regatta

    Yep that's the spot gum-nuts
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    Lake Lefroy Regatta

    Opps looks like the wind gods might be a day or 2 late, Mon-Tue is the weather pattern we want to see. Mon arvo to push the water away from the launch area then Tue for a good steady breeze keeping the water away. Glad I took the rest of the week off.
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    Lake Lefroy Regatta

    Bring several disposable paper overalls 1 pair per day at least, they should be less than $10 a pair from Bunnings. Trust me you will appreciate them.
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    Lake Lefroy Regatta

    To: igeighty Re distance to the lake shore or "hills" as you called them. In the left of the shot the lake shore is 5km in the far right of shot it is 14km, but the salt gets soft about 1km out from the shore. When the lake is completely dry and the wind is in the right direction it is possible to make a 25km tack. You have to navigate a bit like inshore ocean sailing. Remembering landmarks on the horizon and angles of separation between them, I have my launch point an a couple of other key way-points in my GPS makes it much easier to pick the right angle for the home tack.
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    Who will be first to 100?

    Don't forget my PB, 83
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    LLLSC Regatta

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    The Lake Lefroy Land Sailing Club annual regatta is held over the September long weekend. Attracting 20 to 30 competitors many traveling from Perth and further afield. The race schedule consists of a series of sort course races and a marathon for each class present. Usually class 5 and Blowcarts/LLF Mini’s. We would like to run a class 8 (kite buggy) race if there is enough interest. Lake Lefroy is 50km south of Kalgoorlie and 650km East of Perth. With 550 square kilometers of rock hard salt and steady winds in both spring and autumn it is probably the best land sailing venue in the country. Spectators and competitors welcome, free camping at the site. For more information and local contacts join the facebook group “Lake Lefroy: Land Sail and Kite”. Registration and pilot briefing 7:00 Am Sat don't be late.
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    Race course layout ideas

    I thought about a variation of this for the land yachts but no one was interested. When your sailing on the salt lake its very hard to see course markers further than a kilometer away. My suggestion was to mark out a marathon course as a series of GPS way-points then you could read everyone's log to check that they had completed the course in the correct order. Unfortunately this was deemed to complicated for all but a couple of the land sailors so they stuck to the old format. PS: you dont want to land a kite mid race, the salt is way too hard to get a stake in you would need a bunch of marshals at each point to help land and launch.
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    Race course layout ideas

    Hi All If you could lay out a race course for kite buggies what would be the ideal layout? This is for a course on a salt lake so none of the constraints you would find on a beach, travel any direction you want in relation to the wind with plenty of space. Whats your ideal race course in relation to wind direction? The pic below is just a example to give you an idea what I'm talking about.
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    Infinite deadman turns

    Just out of curiosity does anyone know it this can be done on water? The whole thing defies logic I have to go out and have a try.
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