Mandurah Mob (WA, Australia) - 2015-03-06
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Sammy the snail
43.95 [PB](D)
32.413(D)
4.166(D)
4.343(D)
10.435(D)
8.467(D)
Hardie
28.05(D)
27.074(D)
10.862(D)
21.365(D)
23.484(D)
20.143(D)
Decrepit
29.13(D)
27.81(D)
15.52(D)
22.08(D)
25.36(D)
29.44(D)
fangman
31.538(D)
29.001(D)
15.686(D)
17.448(D)
24.335(D)
62(T)
Binny
Bugs
Bender
Elmo
Firiebob
man of
evets
SluGger
Basil
PJ
ratz
otts
Stretch
Oaf
Man Over Board
(mu-) fin
Shane121
WazzaYotty
Morts
Mad Max
TOBYchef
Jonski
Swindy
Auz
Greggo
Frank
Jake
Average37.7430.7115.6021.7224.8545.72
Sammy the snail (26478km):
1350 days ago
3 categories

SP - Life is Good - 30-40 knts - Day2

Same senario as yesterday pretty much, 5.30 wake up, 7.30 on the water!!

After yesterday sailing, I changed couple things, put a bigger fin on and use 5ks Lead. Struggled to launch the first run but still done 40.5 on it, then 2nd run 42.. and then the magic number appeared on the screen at the 3rd run.. 44.02 Cool. with a 42.6 10 sec run Tongue out

Everything went sweet, but that was it for me, my goal was achieved and did not care about the rest of it. I hurt myself yesterday and really cool me down, did want this to happen today!! Yes I cld have done a pb on 5x10 etc.. but was happy to leave it there.

Funny story behind this 44 is when I left WA i write on my left hand a 44 on it and kept it there all long (lot of people asked me what this was and I told them about it), it was my vision, what I wanted.. when LG forecast died off I though whats the go? usually I get what ask for!! Then Sandy opened and it happen.. So happy to get it, I knew I could do it, just needed the importunity Tongue out

Sorry Mr CAM I could not slow down, I know what you are thinking "Bastardo" ah ah ah Smile

Glynn, I got there before you and you should have follow up Wink

MOBay guys was here again and was doing really well, Pbs on their side too with Vando packing a 47.68 peak speeeeed Surprised 

Thanks again to Daffy and Kato for taking me onboard and in some ways helping me to ge there, thanks to Hamma too for the advises Wink

Misty_41, RSR_5.0, Vector_DSP_21

HAPPY DAYS Cool



Hardie (27664km):
1350 days ago
2 categories

Sammy's probably gonna be jealous of my speeds todayEmbarassed, just think Sammy your sailing in beautiful placesLaughing, a fab sail at Fangy's most enjoyable.  JPSlalom 66, TR9 7m, Delta 22



Decrepit (46094km):
1350 days ago
1 categories

Firstly congrats SAMMY!!!!!! 44 on the dial, very nice.

Fangy emailed that Pepe had 6.3 and 7.1 KA race sails for sale. Pepe offered me a trial run on them, I wasn't sure how I'd go water starting them in the deep.

Wind was about 10 to 14knts so I tried the 7.1 on the 53 with 26cm 45d weedy, as tide was reasonably up at fangys and weed almost gone. sail felt very nice, nicely balanced with this combo, and very pleasant to sail, gybes as easy as the smaller sails.

Water starting it does seem possible, although I didn't get much deeper than waist. So Pepe, looks like you're on.



fangman (14619km):
1349 days ago
2 categories


Fangy's with Scott NoMates then Hardly then Decrepit and finally Birdman as the wind  faded.

Firstly- Awesome work Sammy - living the dream big time ! :-)


I threw the F2 waterlog and 7.5 koncept with Delta 21 taped in place in the drink with about 12-14 knots of breeze. Nothing special  as a result. But hopefully I got some decent video of Hardonfilm. I certainly got some tips from the alpha king that I spent most of the afternoon finessing. Thanks Joe.
Decrepit showed up with his 'new' rags rigged up and certainly looked dialed- in and comfy in the conditions. And then as the breeze seemed to be packing up Birdman fronted and knocked out a few runs.
Interestingly après  sail analysis of the numbers of the sailors down on the estuary today seems to indicate that the eastern side was quicker than the western side which would  run contrary to the conventional wisdom.
Anyway it was ust one of those days were it was just a pleasant cruise around and enjoy the water and the world around you. I left with a smile so that makes it a Top Ten Fangy Day :-)
 

 Mike and Joe - watch this in HD otherwise you cant see them - too far away for this lens :- (

 Grumpynuts up close -its not t as bad as it sounds Embarassed

 

A couple of vids of Joe to followCool

 



Comments
Larko


NSW
Australia
1350 days ago

Aesome stuff Sammy, huge congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!

Larko.

Tricky


SA
Australia
1350 days ago

WoW Surprised was worth being mexican & jumping the boarder againWink

hats off to ya well done Smile Happy happy day!

tried that fin yet ? you could lift ya game on the hr & alpha Laughing

Geoff Ringe


QLD
Australia
1350 days ago

Very happy for you Sammy, well done.

Jimbob


SA
Australia
1350 days ago

Laughing Sammy Yeee Haaaa 44 on the dial.....

Kiss congrats from me and Penny.....

Hardie


WA
Australia
1350 days ago

Sensational Sammy, so happy you achieved your goalCool

evets


WA
Australia
1350 days ago

Fantastic Sam, tremendous that you have achieved what you aimed for through persistence. You have really put yourself out to get there, huge numbers!

Did it feel fast?

Mark Jordan


NSW
Australia
1350 days ago

Well done , Maree is impressed and i think well deserved , happy days and look forward to meeting again

 

Sammy the fastest snail in oz

Drifter


QLD
Australia
1350 days ago

Love the setting goal thing. If you don't dream it - it wont happen. Well done

AJEaster


NSW
Australia
1350 days ago
Holy cow Sammy, a massive congratulations mate.....that is huge!
kato


VIC
Australia
1350 days ago

He's still very very slow at getting ready and onto the water Tongue out. Great to catch up with you again and I'll now adopt your Pb method by hand writting.

The video looks good and I,ll post it late tomorrow

Chinaman


VIC
Australia
1350 days ago

Huge congrats Sammy. You will not get itchy feet..... Magnifico

Izaak Perkins


TAS
Australia
1350 days ago
Sammmyyyyy !! Huge well done mate! What a season for you
Andy@WSG


QLD
Australia
1350 days ago
Awesome Sammy!!! Tell me, did you still have "44" written on the back of your hand today?
DanP


VIC
Australia
1350 days ago
SAMMY!!! Great stuff!
Elmo


WA
Australia
1350 days ago

Great stuff there Sammy, well doneCoolCoolCoolCool

Decrepit


WA
Australia
1350 days ago

Looks like I managed to back you up Sammy, that's a surprise.

Vando


QLD
Australia
1350 days ago

Hey Sammy congrats mate and nice to finally meet yaCool

Martin Worling


QLD
Australia
1350 days ago

Well done Sammy. Awesome speed and congrats on the PB.

Paul Tenteye


TAS
Australia
1350 days ago

well done Sammy..awesome Cool

Pepe47


WA
Australia
1350 days ago

Awesome Sammy, you might have to change your avatar Wink

Firiebob


WA
Australia
1350 days ago

Biggest congrats Sammy, for speed and lifestye Tongue out

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
1350 days ago

Huge Sammy! Congratulations!

Carl Macdonald


SA
Australia
1350 days ago
Well done Sammy 😎
STROPPO


WA
Australia
1350 days ago

Super effort Sammy welldone Cool

Adam


WA
Australia
1350 days ago

Very Nice Work there SammyCool

Stretch


WA
Australia
1350 days ago
That's motoring! Well done Sammy!
WazzaYotty


WA
Australia
1350 days ago

So pleased for you Sammy......Great stuff and Huge Congrats!!!!!!!!!!

Sammy the snail


WA
Australia
1349 days ago

Thank you all for your kind words Wink

Interestingly all those speed spots I sailed are easy and hard at the same time, the hardest I think now is when you are in that bracket of 30-40+ knts wind (or more, but I wldnt know) because you have less room for errors and you know its not going to be easy, if you crash its going to hurt.

LG is easier because the shallow water everywhere, mud pads on the edges which make it safer if you fall, water is flatter even if its choppy. The long walk in the mud and weeds in the fin is the challenge, I found

Sandy has became really brutal and challenging since last time I was here 4 years ago, cannot seat back and wait, you have to stay really focus, no room for errors. The start run is really terrible and kills you already at the beggining of the session, the rest is almost easy (NOT)

Sharkbay FP_NP has all the ingredients I think get there, 30+ stable breeze at time, shallow flat water, sand bars, I will compare it to SP because its not a easy one, very tides and wind direction dependant, hard cutting ground on exit. I never had the balls to sail it on a 30+, with the SP experience now, I will most probably give it a crack next summer, I hope this time to get to sail it with someone as this is not a place you want to get stucked on your own. I hope to share some great sessions there with some mates Wink

With the bit of travelling around I did, I meet some fantastic talented people, lot of them have what it takes to get above the 40 but never had the chance to do it Wink. To those people I will say, make your demand and keep it in view and it will happen for you. I am only an average sailor and what I can do you can do it too Wink. Happy sailing Cool

Steve1001


QLD
Australia
1349 days ago
Well done Sam on achieving your goal. Nice to meet you at sandy point.
Hamma


SA
Australia
1349 days ago

Fantastic Sammy  Wink

lao shi


WA
Australia
1349 days ago

Awesome, Sammy!Cool What number is on your hand now?

Tiges


VIC
Australia
1349 days ago

Sammy ,Sammy thanks for the week at LG . Great to see making your dreams Smile.

 See you back at LG with new info/advice .until next time be safe mateWink  

Sailquik


VIC
Australia
1349 days ago

Congratulations again Sammy!

It was great to hang out with you for a couple of days and share exploration stories! For us it as much about the journey as the goal.  And it was really nice to see you reach this goal! Cool

Decrepit


WA
Australia
1349 days ago

Woops, forgot the Fangy effect, he's got the honour of backing Sammy up.

And Sammy, you may not quite have made the 44kt 2sec, but you've smashed the 80km/hr 2s.

 43.95knots = 81.3954km/hr
 

kato


VIC
Australia
1349 days ago

The video of the 2 days at the Pit is up on Seabreeze.

http://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Windsurfing/Gps/Sandy-Point-Speed-Sailing-6315/

Enjoy

Boombuster


QLD
Australia
1346 days ago

Phew Sammy your not a 444kter on the post before me but on the screen but hey well done I would have come but you said not too follow you down. 

Happy with my results at LG this year for the wind I had 44kts one day I guess. I leave in the morning so see you later. 

Sammy the snail


WA
Australia
1346 days ago

Geeeeez Glynn, whats up wiz ya, you are reposting this from 3 days ago Embarassed, get over it would you, your time will come Wink. A grat instead of talking about yourself would be more appropriate I think!! C u next year...

Warrior


North
Croatia
9 days ago

nice fin shape my friend