United Speedsailors of America (USA, United States of America) - 2016-02-23
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Barton Brown
25.375(D)
23.922(D)
7.585(D)
17.087(D)
19.78(D)
30.648(D)
Peter
30.09(D)
27.67(D)
12.73(D)
18.43(D)
22.65(D)
51.97(D)
Nina
29.25(D)
27.97(D)
13.78(D)
17.91(D)
21.82(D)
57.61(D)
Bill
Flad The Inhaler
Dani Sfeir
Sabah Daaboul
Cesar SpeedSeeker
Bart Kornas
Dean Withrow
Boro
Nikita
denisspb
Speedy
Martin Schauer
Pollock
CdnGuy
Jon Shell
Chris Marsh
Alsosnoff
gonzalo
o-livier
Drew
kiteandwindsurfer
LarryD
Mike
TBob
AlexG
chris forenbaher
Chris
Average29.6727.8213.2618.1722.2454.79
Barton Brown (3909km):
634 days ago
1 categories

Bonaire Lac Bay. Sailworks Retro 6.5, iSonic 90, MFC KP-RC 340, Wind: 15 G 18 knots

Wind returned and had another good day on the water. Had not sailed for FOUR days and it felt like an eternity Laughing. Good conditions for gybe practice. I sail from about 14:30 to 16:30 and have 'my portion' of the bay to myself. About 16:30 the freestylers emerge from their afternoon hybernation and it starts getting crowded - making concentrating on the gybes more difficult.

Observation: I seem to sail with a heavy 'fin foot', three times I started to spin out (fully powered as I was rounding the sand bar with heavy rear foot pressure). I think it is time to up the fin size for these conditions to the 36 cm fin.

Finally had a semi-decent laydown gybe (last gybe of the session) and when I looked at GPSResults, it turns out to also be the best alpha of the day Smile. Nothing spectacular but maybe I'm finally getting the timing down. Left turn laydowns are much better than right turn. I think am not as aggressive on the right turns in laying down the sail and am waiting 1 or 2 seconds too long before initiating the sail flip. 



Peter (31581km):
634 days ago
6 categories

South Bird Island, Corpus Christi, TX. A "cold" front pulled through and brought great W-NW wind. We started a bit too early, before the wind picked up, so I was overpowered on the TR-7 7.0 in 30-35 mph wind. We sailed a couple of km to the right of WorldWinds, where South Bird Island created a nice speed strip. Never sailed the area before, so I got off a lot to check the water depth, and waited until late in the session before walking near the island to check how close we could sail. By then, I was tired and overpowered, so no great speed for me, but I'm always happy to see 30 knots on the dial.

Nina looked like a rock star, and smashed a few personal bests. She beat my 5x10, and it won't be long until she beats my top speed, too. Nice!



Nina (3859km):
634 days ago
4 categories

BIB, Corpus Christi, TX. Fun doing speed on Falcon 89, Koncept 5.0. Checked out a new area north of WorldWinds, and found nice flat water. Great day!



Comments
Decrepit


WA
Australia
634 days ago

Nice going Nina, flat water with a 5.0 is magic stuff.

Roo


W
United States of America
634 days ago

Well done team great to see you all posting. Nina's fantastic result, 4 pbs in a day, hard to achieve so great effort. Peter you need to take some htfu pills and start putting some big numbers down or you'll be following her around from now on.Kiss Look forward to sailing with you in Hatteras in April, hopefully I'll get a session in before then.

Peter


USA
United States of America
634 days ago

Roo, I saw Nina planing the first time a few years back, after I had been planing for decades. Now, she's kicking my butt big time. Light wind freestyle and speed are where I used to be able to keep up, but that's over already for LWFS, and will be over soon for speed! I was overpowered on my 7.0 today, which made me hold back ... but that's just the start of many, many excuses to come Cry