United Speedsailors of America (USA, United States of America) - 2017-06-09
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Peter
26.91(D)
24.7(D)
14.06(D)
20.02(D)
20.94(D)
36.22(D)
denisspb
37.254(D)
34.015(D)
7.573(D)
16.854(D)
15.528(D)
19.837(D)
Nina
Bill
Flad The Inhaler
Dani Sfeir
Sabah Daaboul
Cesar SpeedSeeker
Bart Kornas
Dean Withrow
Boro
Nikita
Speedy
Martin Schauer
Pollock
CdnGuy
Jon Shell
Chris Marsh
Alsosnoff
gonzalo
o-livier
Drew
kiteandwindsurfer
LarryD
Mike
TBob
AlexG
Average32.0829.3610.8218.4418.2328.03
Peter (29743km):
43 days ago
3 categories

Kalmus and Egg Island, Cape Cod. Forecast called for 18 mph, we got the usual WSW boost to 24. My knee started hurting a bit sailing in the chop in front, so I went over to Egg Island for some smoother water. Nice there, but a rain front moved in. Just as I wanted to sail back, Nina also came over to play in the kiddie pool. It took me a while to get to her to tell her that I was heading back due to the coming rain. On the way back, there was tons of boat traffic, which delayed me a bit further. Nina went just before a small cruise boat and the high speed ferry - but she never falls going in a straight line. I sometimes do, and a fall at the wrong time would have had nasty consequences, so I waited. Just as the boat channel was clear, the wind clocked around 90 degrees, and all the upwind progress I had made now had put me further downwind! The change of directions also made the chop rather steep and the going very slow. Fortunately, the gusts never went much above 30, which was manageable on 110 FS/6.0 FR gear, and we only got rain, not a thunderstorm. We eventually both made it back. 



denisspb (8047km):
43 days ago
2 categories

 

New Washoe City, NV, US (Little Washoe Lake)

Finally tried to sail at Little Washoe Lake today, the lake is about 600x500m, really hard to sail at, gusty and shifty. Also, I've had to do downwind runs with left foot forward which is unusual to me, that's why probably I crashed two times, the first time it was a "braking crash" when I got too close to the shore.

Pretty sure it was a speed record for the spot.

98L Manta, 6.6 Koncept, HotRod (31 or 33cm)

GPSResults shows similar numbers for GT-31 log, it clears errors better for GW-60 and shows 2sec max 37.87 kts.

+/- error diapason for GT-31 is only 0.23 and for GW-60 is 0.56 average.

 

Here is GW-60 log from KA72:

2 Second Peak (kts): 65.51 
5x10 Average (kts): 36.618 
Top 5 5x10 speeds: (1) 45.433 
Top 5 5x10 speeds: (2) 35.495 
Top 5 5x10 speeds: (3) 35.069 
Top 5 5x10 speeds: (4) 33.737 
Top 5 5x10 speeds: (5) 33.356 
1 Hr (kts): 8.178 
Alpha 500 (kts): 15.165 
Nautical Mile (kts): 15.397 
100m peak (kts): 65.108 
Total Distance (km): 21.916 
Overlay


Comments
Peter


USA
United States of America
43 days ago

60 knots again on the GW-60! But even with the GT-31: nice speeds! Great artifacts, too - 10 seconds above 30 knots, with a 10 second  average of 58.5 knots in GPSResults - another record :-). There's a total of 8 runs with 2-second artifacts above 42 knots!

Looking at Google Earth, it seems that Little Washoe Lake is even closer to the mountains than Washoe Lake, which would block even more GPS signals from "near horizon" satellites.  Seems the GW-60 has a hard time with the poor reception combined with lots of swimming caused by the difficult conditions.

I have send an email to Locosys about those fantastic artifacts you are producing.

 

denisspb


USA
United States of America
43 days ago

Yes, it's much closer to the mountains on the West and North sides. Maybe I just have a defective watch, Boris's works okay. Mine starts showing 20 kts speeds before I even start sailing when I just staying and waiting for the wind. Both watches have the same settings and the same version software/hardware.  

 

Peter


USA
United States of America
43 days ago

Denis, maybe next time you sail with Boris, you guys should swap watches. If the artifacts switch to Boris, the watch is to blame.