|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|
|Man Over Board|
|Swindy (879km): |
Shoalwater, WA, AU
Pat FSW 86, Naish force 5.3, chocco weed wave
Managed to get a quick bump and jump session at pengos today, a bit more bump than jump. Saw plenty of wildlife in the water today so wasnt keen on staying out when the wind started to ease. Long time since ive been on the wave gear but it was fun.
|fangman (10791km): |
Wazzafetish and Bobtherubberman might argue that being flogged by the Rainbow Warrior has its upsides. From my perspective, the positives are few.
The Rainbow Warrior was on-site at Fangyland early, which is a clear sign that it wasn’t a work day, and was busy spending his weeks wages on new bits of kit that were shiny. I went to rig the Koncept 7.5 and trusty Party Barge, but then noticed some cracks in my mast repair. A bit of jumping on the mast confirmed that it was on borrowed time.
Luckily, the Mr Whippy Van doesn’t just have whips. There are poles too. The Rainbow Warrior was very generous with the use his pole. So armed with a shiny pole that still had glitter on it, I rigged in a flash, but then I noticed the Rainbow Warrior looking distressed. It turned out that the colour scheme of his board and sail and fin was a disaster only matched by the mess of lace and frilled Manchester in the van.
Happily,a Fangyfin in brushed aluminium fitted the scheme to a tee, so after the usual confab had finished, we were on the water just in time for the first rain. The tide was nice and low, the wind a little too North but there were still some nice runs to be had. At least I think there were.
The rain and condensation on my glasses had me sailing like a blind man, and on a couple of occasions I simply stopped because I had no real idea where I was. Unfortunately, after my first couple of runs, things started to sour due to the bitterness of the Rainbow Warrior handing out Mr Whippy serves of ‘Your Arse is Grass’ . After being comprehensively toweled-up for an eternity, I made an excuse about sore ribs and went in.
I sat in the lee of the Mr Whippy Van and watched the aforesaid lay down some nice looking runs. At that moment it occurred to me that this was a Top ten Fangy Day because;
1 - The Fangyfin24 looked to be doing a great job of dealing with the conditions,
2 - The Rainbow Warrior had a very satisfactory pole,
3 - I managed to drink all the coffee in my Thermos before he got back in, so I didn’t feel bad about not offering him any.
Results from my phone:
2 sec 30.644. 10 sec 28.477. Hour 8.596. Nauti 23.825. Alpha 21.918 Distance 22.555km
|SluGger (2894km): |
Coodanup, WA, AU
Darryl`s 115l patrik, 6.6m tr8, Fangy fin 24
Tried out the patrik and it felt good, wont say it was really good as still in price negotiations. sail was great and the Fangy fin held on so well with the wider board and still gave good lift.
Lots of rain squalls , needed landing lights put on for Fangy as he kept complaining of Fog!! Use Spit Fangy! On the glasses mate..
Top ten Day
|Stretch (7837km): |
Glory Holes, Australind, WA, AU. Falcon112/FW7.0. Me and a few kiters, Otts opted for a cup of tea instead, which was probably a wise move. Rubbish wind, but still got a few runs in, which made it worth the effort
|Jonski (375km): |
Herron Point, Isonic 110, 6.7 code red and 27 Decrepit weedy Just a fun session that felt much faster than it was.
|Oaf (5233km): |
Birchmont, WA, AU
Went down to Herron Point today and had a great sail. Would have had a bit more time on the water, but forgot the GPS at home, so went back to get it, then in the rain, missed the turning. Got there in the end and had a good sail. I still really love this place to sail.
I think there was a pair from each of the 3 teams, Boz and Lunny for the Pinnas, Windsup and Stoppo for the CST, and Jonski and I reprazenting for the Mob.
Although the wind wasn't there all the time and it wasn't as flat as it can be, the gusts were good and I think everybody seemed have a good time, despite the rain.
F2 SX 120 HSM GPS 6.6