|Sailor||2 Second Peak (Kts)||5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)||1 Hour (Kts)||Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)||Nautical Mile (Kts)||Distance Travelled (km)|
|Bull (2769km): |
Lake Wendouree, VIC, AU
Fun on the lake today, would have loved more wind though..
Futura 122, R3 7.8, MXR30
|Tonster (1432km): |
First real day of sailing at Luderitz. Started on the 6.3 KA Race and broke the current AUS record on the 2nd run raising it to 43.38. The 6.3 Race was awesome as I knew it would be.. I peaked around 45 on it. Then i changed to the 5.8 Koncept. The speeds increased and it was awesome! It was brand new out of the bag.. The first run started well then I spun out slightly. I must have picked up some mud or crap on the fin in the shallow starting area. The 2nd half of the run was sheeted out in spin out mode. The start had a 47.9 peak and a 46.89 10 second. It would have been the fastest run of the day. I did more runs and the 2nd last had the quickest 500. It is super hard getting going at the start. Its broad and gusty. I need to work on starts.. I tried the wieght jacket but couldnt start a run with it on (in 21/2 hrs..) so I took it off and did my best 500. One of us 3 will have re broken the Aus record around 44.5 knots. We wont know till tonight who it is. All 3 of us sailed well for the first time here. Its like nowhere else in the world.. All 3 of us will be in the top 6 for the day at least.. :-) Mistral 41, KA 21 assy fin, Ka Race 6.3 and Koncept 5.8
|Jacques Kint (15516km): |
Today was the first real day of wind and up until today i hadn't got a full run down the channel. i got down early to get the first one of my chest and it felt good, the channel if definalty a mind thing, i have sailed in this kind of wind plenty of times but when ou get stuck in a 6m wide ditch it takes some getting used to. i got 3 good runs early in the morning over 40, then the wind started to build i got a few good runs and my peak was right at the end of the course were the course is really low. super stoked with this. i got it on the PD43 i was just starting to get this board dialed and as i came into the finish basin a kite boarder had ditched his board and i run right over it screwing up my board...... not happy. After this i got on my PD39 i got only 2 runs on this before i was exhausted, feel good but is going to take some getting used to.
One more good run i would have got a high 45 ave, frustrating but more days to come. The whole day i only got in 12 runs, 6 over 40......
I had many failed attempts starting off it is so gusty and very shallow in spots, even Daffy was skunking starts!! that never happens. The start is so important if you dont get going fast and up to speed when you get to the corner you get torn off the board. more to come!!
PD 43,39, Reflex 5.6, KA Assy 20