|Sailor||2 Second Peak (Kts)||5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)||1 Hour (Kts)||Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)||Nautical Mile (Kts)||Distance Travelled (km)|
|Tonster (1551km): |
For me, today was a day to forget. The wind was forecast to get really strong as usual around 2-3 pm. I waited a bit after the beifing and rigged my 5.4 (the sail I did the pb on) in anticipation. Decided to wait till it started picking up to save some energy and go for the big run. I carried the gear to the start and lined up. When it was my turn i stepped into the water and waited for the green flag. As I was waiting I was hit by a massive gust which pulled the sail straight up then down onto my helmet. It went straight through the sail and destryed the panel above the boom. My favourite and fastest sail was now out of action. After settling down I carried it to the rigging area and de rigged it. Then i rigged the Proto 5.2 Race. It looked awesome and I did a run on it. It felt great but too small. So then I had to de rig it and rig the 5.8. By the time I did all this everyone else had smashed out pb's and had a great time. I did 4 runs on the 5.8 but the best of ithe wind was gone. Just put it down to a bad day I guess but it is frustrating. Tomorrow will be similar but I din't have the 5.4 so I guess I''l see what I can do on the 5.8.....Think I'm still 3rd overall so its not all bad...
|Jacques Kint (15516km): |
Another good day down on the channel, wind was strong but not as strong as forecasted, but fairly solid, gained a lot of confidence today in the channel. Pretty awsome place to sail.
My best run today was a 48.905 peak with a 47.822 and a 46.545 500m.
I thought my day was over when I dogged a start and as I turned around my gear got ripped from my hands in a massive squall, it took off over the bank about 20-30 feet in the air landing on the mast and the board 3 or four times before it came to rest about 200m down wind! I thought the mast and board was going to be totally wrecked, much to my amazment it was fine. thank god!
Really happy with my gear, it is all stock everyday sailing stuff, unlike a lot of other people here.....
PD 43, Tr8 5.1, Ka assy 20