FNQ Mob (QLD, Australia) - 2017-06-03
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Trojan
24.133(D)
21.258(D)
0(D)
16.466(D)
16.291(D)
18.692(D)
Benny McCarthy
11.496(D)
8.415(D)
3.906(D)
0(D)
4.52(D)
7.367(D)
Andrew
9.224(D)
6.615(D)
1.395(D)
0(D)
2.291(D)
4.588(D)
Snorkel962
21.654(D)
19.812(D)
6.628(D)
13.794(D)
16.625(D)
15.485(D)
Troppo
Herby
Rowdy
Sailpilot
dr cam
Rossco
Sausage
Hoppybob
Kel
Regs
Freddy Burke
Locky
Gaz
Peter AUS466
Al
Ed
Flying Dutchman
Luca Sansalone
Pacman
Squid Lips
Toody
Sharyn
James
Richard Reynolds: Rico
Billy
Jason
Billy Green Island
Dave
Ian
Bindi
Kiera
Islandboydaz
Average22.8920.545.2715.1316.4617.09
Trojan (3764km):
140 days ago

East Point, Mackay QLD, AU

Wind was blowing, sun was out but the low tides meant my usual haunt was not sailable after 9am. Thought I'd give the South end of Harbour beach a go, which turned out fairly challenging, side shore wind with boom height shore break, light and gusty in the surf line and powered up in the enormous washing machine chop  out wide. Certainly not the place for slalom gear, spent lots of time off the throttle even with FSW kit.

Mental note...Aim for the last of the outgoing tide to avoid full blown wind vs tide. Fanatic 113 FSW, Ezzy Lion 6.5 etc.



Benny McCarthy (449km):
140 days ago

Holloways Beach, QLD, AU

Exocet 135 Loft 7.4 Speed Slider 45

Opted out on PD today with the weather looking dubious.  Met Freddo at the usual spot just before 2pm with very little wind present.  Freddo decided not to pull his gear out while I proceeded to, main reason being to check how my handy patch work Loft sail rigged up- suprisingly well I have to say with the bear tape and cosmetic stickers...  Had a quick chin wag, the wind picked up a little so in went the rig for me to bob around in the slop for a bit of practice.

Currently in agreeance with Ed, I'd rather sail overpowered than under.  Will be keeping an eye on the forecasts for tomorrow. 

"Long may our big jibs draw!" Cool     



Andrew (736km):
140 days ago

Port Douglas, QLD, AU

A case of all dressed up and nowhere to go.  The high winds of the last two days were replaced with mediocrity.  I twisted Ian's arm to get him down from the mountains and the wind Gods had nothing to offer us.  Ed came down on his dirtbike to see nothing going on.  I had my isonic 133 with my new North S-Type 7.8m.  It comes as a switch cam - the option to run two cams for easier control and the bottom cam when fitted gives more grunt.  The wind teased us for more than two hours., coming in a little stronger right near the end - and largely Southerly, which is never good.  It was great to spend some time with Ian, but nothing happened, no kitesurfers - nothing.  The sun came out for about 5 minutes = just to remind us that we do live in Paradise.  Hoping for a sail later on in the week - from Tuesday if possible.  Congratulations to Kel who now seems to be number one in Australia on KA.72.  Looking forward to the arrival this week of my new toy - 2016 Neil Pryde Hornet 7.2m Twin Cam. 



Snorkel962 (6134km):
138 days ago

Pallarenda, QLD, AU



Comments
Freddy Burke


QLD
Australia
140 days ago

Ben....glad you went out and the sail stayed intact. I stayed around for about 45-60mins. and you appeared to be in control.

see what tomorrow brings.

Ed


QLD
Australia
140 days ago

 Good one Benny every bit of time on the water is a step in the right direction..Seems you have mastered the art of sail repairs..I have a 7.7m Niel Pryde you can have. All ready has plenty of sail tape on it..Billy said it may be to big for you and he maybe right..But i thrashed it for a couple of years and found it to be a great sail and not much harder to handle than my much loved 7.3m S type North..I have up dated to a 7.8m Gastra that i got of Andrew..So Niel Pryde is not being used..Cheers Ed..