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Cronulla downwinder

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Created by CJ2478 > 9 months ago, 5 Dec 2019
CJ2478
NSW, 452 posts
5 Dec 2019 11:41AM
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Has anyone experience in a downwinder from cronulla (near the wall or wanda if SW) to boat harbour in a S / SSW / SW ?

Looks like an upwind tack may be required at boatie to gwet over the finish line?

What is the deal with 2WD access to boat harbour? Would it be possible to leave a car in that tin shack shanty town?

jms
NSW, 131 posts
16 Dec 2019 3:28PM
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Boat harbour and Wanda are opposite ends of the same beach - I've kited from Wanda to Boat Harbour, then back again. Not really worth doing as a downwinder I reckon.

Samuellae
NSW, 54 posts
16 Dec 2019 10:39PM
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You can pay $20 gate fee to park in the 2WD car park close to boat harbour. It's owned by a sand mining company. There is sometimes a guy on the gate, or some times he catches you as you leave. It was $20 last time I did it...might be more now.

But it it's only about 15 minutes kite down from Cronulla, so not really much of a journey...may as well do it in an easterly or SE and tack back up to Cronulla for free parking. I guess it could be a bit long to get back if it was South/south west though.
nice spot.

CJ2478
NSW, 452 posts
18 Dec 2019 9:02AM
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jms said..
Boat harbour and Wanda are opposite ends of the same beach - I've kited from Wanda to Boat Harbour, then back again. Not really worth doing as a downwinder I reckon.


yeah i know thats why i am asking if anyone has done a downwinder.......

really only interested in it in a big southerly or south wester for some down the line action. looks like alot of effort to go all the way downwind and then tack back up??
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Samuellae said..
You can pay $20 gate fee to park in the 2WD car park close to boat harbour. It's owned by a sand mining company. There is sometimes a guy on the gate, or some times he catches you as you leave. It was $20 last time I did it...might be more now.

But it it's only about 15 minutes kite down from Cronulla, so not really much of a journey...may as well do it in an easterly or SE and tack back up to Cronulla for free parking. I guess it could be a bit long to get back if it was South/south west though.
nice spot.


cheers for the info, is that $20/visit? yeah i really want the SW angle. distance looks about 4km, have done short, still want to try it for the novelty factor

nikmcc
NSW, 257 posts
18 Dec 2019 11:19AM
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Boat Harbour is $50 for day pass on a sunday now...
Priced themselves out of the game for me. Used to kite out there all the time.

CJ2478
NSW, 452 posts
19 Dec 2019 8:03AM
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nikmcc said..
Boat Harbour is $50 for day pass on a sunday now...
Priced themselves out of the game for me. Used to kite out there all the time.


That's criminal



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