Decrepit

NickName
Decrepit  
FullName
Mike Layzell  
SailNumber
 
Age Division
Legend (60+)  
Gender
Male  
Description

For the last 20 years or so, I've thought of myself as a wave sailor,

 me at Avalon


but that appears to be changing.

(Edit April 2010, just updated the above pic, think I'm still a wave sailor, even though I'm wearing a GTC rashy)

 

Don't think I can call myself a speed sailor yet, with only 35kt on the clock, but I'm heading in that direction.

Photo to come after somebody takes it.

(Edit) a year or so later, I've impoved the 35 to 36, but still not sure about being a speed sailor????

(edit edit, 13.11.2010)

After our trip to Sandy Point, I've now got some great pics, but still haven't done any better than 36!

And I discovered there that, you have to be in the high 30s to be a speed sailor.

Well hopefully I can crack the 70 Km/h before I'm 70.

Thanks to Jody of whitecaps photgraphy, here's my Sandy Point pic.

me at sandy point

 

 26 June 2012, just tried out my new 43cm board, really like it, so it's now my avatar.

 

 February 2013

Due to a fantastic holiday in Beachport, I've achieved my 70km before I'm 70, the 43cm board lived up to expectations, got a 39.13 2sec with Daffy's old 4.4 plugged into it. So now I guess I'm a speed sailor, certainly haven't been doing very much wave sailing lately.

 

December 2015,

I've recently been introduced to the value of using SDoP to determine record accuracy so I've gone through all my PBs.

The only one with a cloud over it, (avery big black one) is the 2009 alpha. Back then I was using a GT11 and the recomended method was to use trackpoints for alphas, so that's what my PB alpha is. Proccessing it with doppler only gives a 24.968.

So my real PB is the next one down, (25.405, hopefully I can change that real soon, only quarter of a knot to go).

HEY!! 23/1/16 managed a 26.405 at PT Grey, great flat water with no weed on the surface allowed me to do 30kts in the entry leg, 33kts into the gybe, 14kts at sail flip, then back to 28kts during the exit.

 
Personal Bests for Decrepit
2 Second Peak5 x 10 Second Average1 HourAlpha Racing 500mNautical MileDistance Travelled
39.17
(16 Mar 2013)
37.6
(16 Mar 2013)
24.824
(28 Feb 2014)
26.405
(23 Jan 2016)
34.376
(30 Nov 2015)
328.19
(05 Mar 2014)
39.13
(12 Feb 2013)
36.66
(12 Feb 2013)
24.557
(21 Jan 2010)
25.702
(03 Mar 2016)
34.258
(14 Mar 2016)
275.47
(03 Jan 2012)
38.943
(05 Jul 2017)
36.539
(01 Mar 2014)
24.42
(04 Feb 2013)
25.657
(23 Dec 2009)
34.16
(01 Feb 2015)
231.74
(09 Feb 2018)
38.821
(07 Feb 2017)
36.101
(07 Feb 2017)
24.363
(17 Dec 2017)
25.654
(09 Mar 2018)
34.038
(06 Dec 2017)
228.874
(04 Feb 2009)
38.613
(26 Oct 2017)
36.051
(19 Feb 2018)
24.119
(04 Mar 2010)
25.449
(04 Jan 2017)
33.88
(01 Feb 2018)
218.87
(13 Nov 2014)