|Sailor||2 Second Peak (Kts)||5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)||1 Hour (Kts)||Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)||Nautical Mile (Kts)||Distance Travelled (km)|
|Marc van B|
|Roo (13763km): |
Another sweet morning session. Gusting to 30 and voodoo chop, perfect conditions to engage animal mode. Had a 37 knot peak through the nastiness then finally came a cropper pushing on one run. Slammed into the back of one growler and got launched from 36 knots to zero instantly. Head into the sail and tweaked my neck, saw lots of stars! Still stiff and slight concussion, probably best to have a day off from pushing it. Getting so comfortable through the chop that you forget what happens when it all goes wrong. Still respectable speeds for the session on the old 5.6, hasn't got much life in it after this season.
|Barton (5366km): |
Langlois, OR, USA - Floras Lake
Sailworks Retro 5.5, Goya Bolt 115, MFC KPR-42 Wind: 14G24
Another mellow day. Launched about 2:30 PM. Nicely powered at the beginning. Got in some nice runs but the wind was gradually fading. By 3:15 it was slogging time. Hung around on the beach waiting for the wind to pick back up and 'comparing blouses' (I think that is the correct Aussie terminology :) ) with others on the beach. Clearly the wind never did pick back up. Could have rigged the the 7.5 but, hey, would have had to walk ALL the way back to the 'Hilton' to get the gear :) .
Adjusted the harness lines forward by 1/2 a mark, amazing the positive difference seemingly small adustments can make :) .
No major cramps today - progress... Also port tack jibes coming easier (trying to be as aggressive as on starboard tack even though more chop, seems to be working). Once again, east side of lake had stronger winds than ocean side, just the opposite from a month ago.
|RD (180km): |
Langlois, OR, US Floras Lake
Great sailing day. Wind started blowing early. Started on 5.8 Ezzy Tiger and a JP 93 Freestyle Wave. Not quite enough floatation and went to the JP 107 Freestyle Wave with a 36cm wave fin. Made a few passes sometimes planing. Switched to a 4.7 Ezzy Panther and a Starboard 134 with a Slingshot Foil and a 24" mast. Later switched to a 5.2 and spent the rest of the day cruising. Started nailing my full planing foil jibes!! Starting tracks with a Canmore GP-102. Recorded data at 5 sec. samples and am switching to 1 sec. sampling.