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Lacepede Bay Earthmovers 20km per lap 18-4-09


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G'day here’s some info on the 20km per lap Earthmovers race held in Kingston SE South Australia by the Lacepede Bay Sailing Club, this Saturday the 18th April 2009.

This race will be competed by catamarans, mono hulls and windsurfers, with a trophy for Line honors and Handicap plus door prizes. Cost for the race is $30 per boat. There will be a cooked tea at the club on Saturday night and the canteen will be open for lunch. The bar will be open with good prices and there is no BYO alcohol.

Racing will start on the sea breeze starting at 1.30pm. The forecast so far is looking like a 10-12 knot Southerly hopefully we’ll get a bit more on the day, but the wind direction will work out fine as that gives us a 5 km upwind from the club to the first mark, then 10km downwind to the Northern mark, then a 5km close reach to the club. Depending on the wind we will either sail two 20km laps or shorten it to 1 lap or 1 lap and do the reaching leg again.

Competitors will pass through the finish line on each lap so that if the race is shortened we will have a result.

Anybody having gear failure can pull up on the beach anywhere and await pickup, normally there is no surf, big waves or rocks as the course is protected by the Margaret Brock Reef about 10km out, the only obstacles will be the breakwater and Jetty. Competitors are welcome to camp next to our club rooms for the night at no cost and use the club showers, toilets etc. This is not a proper camping ground so we have to not make too much noise late at night. There is a great caravan park and motels etc for those that want more of the comforts of home, there will be children and adults around the club not sailing so families won’t be left out. There are big tractor tubes, cricket sets etc to keep the kids happy. For more details and to enter ring Jeff Southall on 0427 660106 it would really help if we know how many are coming so we can arrange food, rescue boats etc..

More information on facilities

Competitors are welcome to sleep in the clubrooms on the floor on Saturday night if you don’t want to pitch a tent at the clubhouse. Don't plan on getting to sleep early though.

I have mowed a section of grass just South of the clubhouse suitable to pitch a tent on, in amongst some bushes that's far enough from the club to get some sleep.

Kingston Caravan Park has some cabins available

Lacepede Bay Motel 87672444 is on the forshore near the jetty and is highly recommended.

Lobster Motor Inn 87672322 is near the Big Lobster on the highway and is well maintained.

Mobil 190 roadhouse 87672419 has cheap rooms on the highway (bit rundown)

Ray White Real Estate 87672200 manage bookings for beach house rentals and are easy to deal with.

Our clubhouse is 285km from the tollgate on Glen Osmond Rd it will take about 3 hours drive straight down the freeway, turn right after Tailem Bend, straight down to Kingston SE via the Coorong. Once in the town turn right just after you cross the bridge and you will be in the main street, go to the roundabout turn right, go to the end of the road your now on the foreshore next to the Lacepede Bay Motor Inn. Turn left about 4km down you'll find the clubhouse, the only building on your right. Were 5 hours drive from Melbourne

.Drink is cheap the food is inexpensive but good and we look forward to having a great time with you. Non sailing families will be easy to keep entertained, the kids can play at the club or the beach which is very safe, no rips or surf waves.

further details Jeff Southall 0427 660106


Current indications are we will have

2 x Taipan 5.7 with spin

2 x Nacra 5.8

2 x F18

2 x F16

1 x Foiling Moth

2 x Stingrays

1 x Cobra with spin

2 x Mozzie

3 or 4 A Classes

Hobie 16

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