Mandurah Mob (WA, Australia) - 2012-01-16
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Pepe47
30.51(X)
28.81(X)
16.92(X)
19.96(X)
24.84(X)
75.006(X)
Hardie
29.15(D)
27.91(D)
11.59(D)
23.77(D)
18.49(D)
22.56(D)
Elmo
30.062(D)
28.372(D)
14.673(D)
20.146(D)
23.947(D)
93(D)
Tomski
33.01(D)
31.41(D)
15.52(D)
23.26(D)
29.07(D)
79.82(D)
Decrepit
29.23(D)
27.5(D)
8.69(D)
22.11(D)
19.67(D)
18.497(D)
Craw
33.93(D)
31.91(D)
9.53(D)
21.75(D)
16.5(D)
25.6(D)
col
30.34(X)
29(X)
0(X)
0(X)
0(X)
11.39(X)
Binny
Bugs
Bender
Firiebob
man of
Sammy the snail
evets
SluGger
Basil
PJ
ratz
fangman
otts
Stretch
Oaf
Man Over Board
(mu-) fin
Shane121
WazzaYotty
Morts
Mad Max
TOBYchef
Jonski
Swindy
Auz
Greggo
Frank
Jake
Average33.4731.6616.2223.5226.9686.41
Pepe47 (12759km):
2526 days ago

6.6m koncept, 101 futura, 36cm pepeweed. Got to Novara early with some distance in mind, had some good runs across to Fat boys and back across the bay. Wind seemed to be from a few different directions at once. Chop was diabolical, and when Elmo said he might flag it because it was just too uncomfortable, I couldn't think of any reason to argue.  Good to be out nonetheless.  Good to be home too  WinkSmile



Hardie (28034km):
2526 days ago
2 categories

Peel Inlet, WA, AU  15 to 23 kts Gusty with massive storm surge, no real flat water so happy with alpha, coz thats all i went for, TR-4 5.9m  Tabou Manta 54 Decrepit weed



Elmo (25955km):
2526 days ago

JP Slalom VI 76, JPSLW 92, JP SPeed54, NP RSR Eiii7.8m, JP slalom 46cm, LE weed 50cm, Elmo chop buster.

Forecast looked good for doing some unfinished business after being GPS'd for distance, so I got down there early(ish) wind looked great with Whitecaps everywhere, thought I'd be a nbit optemiostic with the 7.8 and the 76cm but with the wind forecast to fade mid morning figured i'd suck it up for a while.

Pepe Turned up just before I hit the water went to take of and.....WTF theres white caps but where is the windUndecided Oh most of the whit caps are just frothYell.

Managed to get going, holy sheet it's furken JunkyYell theres waves (not chop) converging in from 2 different directions?????? making for some lovely chopYell

After an hour the wind faded so I went in a chucked the SLW on most runs had at least one of the plane moments where the wind just dropped outYellYell

Wind eventually swung around lunch and looked like it was starting to fill in so after scoffing down a pie which Pepe hunted down from the local deli went back out on the 76 again.

Fark me it was a religious experience out there, very f'ken holey, wind was all over the place like a mad womans wee and flat water was as rare as rocking horse shit, The chop was a mind f**k as the direction at the boat ramp was SW and down at the post's SE and not to much fun in between at one stage there were waves to knee high100m out from the posts, which may not sound much, but it is very rare in this area as it is only knee to waist deep.

Eventually I got pissed with it all as I wasn't enjoying myself, Pepe was suffering from Oldtimers disease and kept on forgetting to turn his GPS on, so I cracked the shitz and said "Fukit, I've had enough and went in to pack up".

Hardz turned up not long after and thankfully didn't laugh to much at my whinging and bitching, sat around chatting for a while eventually the wind looked like it had filled in some more, so I figured I'd chuck the speed board under the 7.8m

What a waist of f'ken time that was, it was still shit.

Heard Decrep had a big of and had done some Damage, hopefully not to himself.

Was supposed to be a nice consistant breeze, Bollocks it was

 



Tomski (20667km):
2526 days ago

Safety Bay. Reflex 2. 7.0m & Code Red 6.0,  iso 76, Le 27cm & Vector Delta 25cm.

 

Rigged way too big to start with. Blowing 20 knots at 1pm and really wanting to try the reflex meant that I wasted a lot of energy overpowered and trying to tune etc. Rigged down to 6.1 and decided to go for the elusive 30knot SB Naughty. Scariest 4 runs I have ever done. Lots of random ground swell waves making it through the reef combined with switching wind directions equals Tom having his POOma pants on. Wasn't the 30 I was looking for but still well stoked to have just survived. Hope I didn't miss any super speed at Hardies?!?!



Decrepit (46590km):
2526 days ago
4 categories

Should have listened to Elmo, you're right mate it was crap!!!

But after spending the week reading books and doing a jigsaw puzzle, just had to get out!

Rigged the 6.0 on the 48cm with 23cm 30deg.

Went to alpha land looking for flat water, found some close to shore inside a weed bank, but wind wasn't getting to it.

Tried some alphas, but it was too choppy for really good results, had trouble with my gybes, just didn't come together. Had a go at getting 30kts before I gave up.

That's when I came to grief!

Started to pull out of the last run in when the chop was well over my comfort level, started to turn upwind and caught the rail, and went over the handle bars.

Came up under the sail.

Clawed my way out for some air.

Realised sailing back wasn't an option, harness hook hanging in 2 pieces.

Picked up the sail, and found the starboard boom arm in 3 pieces.

Oh well at least I know I'm alive, something is happening at last.

It's probably my turn to have a walk back. (1.4km took me 45min).

Got home and decided to try out my new camera on the guys wave sailing the point.

avi point

Think I should have gone out here!!!!!!



Craw (4307km):
2526 days ago

Sh-melville (aka shite-full)

wind blowin again,at last, with its usual river qualityUndecided,gusty crap!some nice bullets comming thru ,but with the usual shortness of them.the high tide ment flat water was a bit scarce.still happy with the alpha.I think I might remember how to gybe again one day.

7.0 rss,69 ss,34 lessacher fin



col (289km):
2525 days ago


Comments
Elmo


WA
Australia
2526 days ago

Tomski Huge congrats for the PBCool

Suprised you couldn't smell how shite it was up at SB

Firiebob


WA
Australia
2526 days ago

Congrats with the Nm Tomski, sounds like it was exciting Cool

I hope Mikes ok !

Tomski


WA
Australia
2526 days ago

SB had the same dramas. Wind switching directions, waves, chop, and farking kites (who happen to be even more out of control because it was above 12 knots). Had some of these LaughingLaughingLaughing though. 2 kiters ran (bodies) straight into each other, than 3rd tangled in the other 2's lines. Had to stop and contain my laughter. Cheers mate

Pepe47


WA
Australia
2526 days ago

Nice naughty Tomski Cool

Pepe47


WA
Australia
2526 days ago

Ouch, Decrep. Surprised  That chop was nasty!!

Decrepit


WA
Australia
2526 days ago

Good stuff Tom, keep piling them on.

Yeah guys I'm fine, came up with tender balls, but that only lasted a few minutes.

Tomski


WA
Australia
2526 days ago

glad to hear your ok Mike. Great photo mateCool

Adam


WA
Australia
2526 days ago
Sweet mile Tom, I take it tide was too high for super speed. Sorry about the crash mike, we all needy an eye opener from time to time. Gee I love when work springs a trap on you like for me today
Hardie


WA
Australia
2526 days ago

TomCool

Tomski


WA
Australia
2526 days ago

Wasn't too bad about 3 ish adam, but trying the 7 reflex meant I was way overpowered (stuuuuuupid). The best runs were inside the pond. Well powered on 6.1. Only prob I'm still on the shady side of 35knots. Felt fast.....wasn'tEmbarassed. Might see you tomorrow arvo.

Recycle


WA
Australia
2526 days ago

Nice Nauty in those conditions ! You should try some flat water for a serious hike  pb wise in that discipline!

Tomski


WA
Australia
2526 days ago

It's been a challenge for a while now. I think Snakes the man at the moment. Usaully if your well powered, the water looks more like a moto-cross track. If it's even close to flat, theres not enough wind. So challenging, yet satisfyingWink

Firiebob


WA
Australia
2526 days ago

Mike that photo is of Troppo from FNQ Mob, little bugger must have had the right idea hey Smile

Decrepit


WA
Australia
2526 days ago

Thanks Firie, good to put a name to the pics.

He was certainly going off out here today

Tricky


SA
Australia
2525 days ago

Sound's like thrills & spills all round Congrats on the 0ty PB Tom. Decrepit, gear carnage is allways Money mouth glad your OK

lao shi


WA
Australia
2525 days ago

Bugger about the boom decrepit.Yell

Nice naughty, Tomski!Cool A true test!

ratz


WA
Australia
2525 days ago

sorry to hear about your crash decrep. have a few spare booms lying around if you need to borrow one.