The West Coast Speedsters (W, United States of America) - 2017-07-28
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Roo
36.3(D)
33.84(D)
14.63(D)
22.79(D)
23.82(D)
31.73(D)
Barton
25.569(D)
22.66(D)
2.862(D)
14.825(D)
11.827(D)
10.792(D)
RD
0(D)
22.093(D)
7.823(D)
4.856(D)
12.116(D)
53.607(D)
Roo Jr.
Jay-Anthony
Marc
Aron
Taty
Amado
Terence B
Juvannie
Nagel
Alexander
Terence C
Bimbi
Chen
Marc van B
Gediminas
David Brittain
Average30.9328.2511.2318.8117.9742.67
Roo (13763km):
1181 days ago
5 categories

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):
1181 days ago
1 categories

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):
1181 days ago
6 categories

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.

-Cheers

RD

 

 

 

 

 



Comments
Barton


W
United States of America
1181 days ago

Roo, only us mortals are supposed to do that Surprised. Glad no serious damage but watch for the after effects of a concussion - it is nothing to 'shrug off'. Those of us that experience 'it all going wrong' almost every session wear impact vests and helmets for a reason (recent memory) Smile.

So far, your postings have done nothing to convince this leisure sailor that the Gorge is the place to sail Laughing.

RD spent the day on his futura/slingshot foil, he is now making flying jibes... maybe this evening we will attempt to extract data from his gps and post...

Roo


W
United States of America
1181 days ago

By all accounts the dismount looked spectacular from the beach. Helmet would have put more load on the neck, as it is the muscles/tendons are a bit stretched on the upper back from the over extension. Just a flesh wound, a nice single malt scotch will dull the pain! I doubt mere mortals would be crazy enough to go that fast in the chop, this Roo doesn't know his limitations.

Roo


W
United States of America
1181 days ago

Welcome aboard RD.

Barton


W
United States of America
1180 days ago

RD, I'm going to have a lot of vicarious enjoyment reading your posts and watch you rack up the km, especially during the winter months :) . Happy you are on board. Now we just need to work on your father  to get him to sign up :) .

Roo, there are few topics that I harp on but head injuries are one of them, given Claudia's unfortunate experience. While the helmet might not have helped the neck muscles/tendons, I suspect the galaxy of stars you saw might have been reduced to just a solar system if your little grey cells had been provided with more impact protection. OK, harping over, carry on :) ...

Roo


W
United States of America
1180 days ago

Hitting hard objects and helmets are great Barton, with softer targets and water they can make things worse.

Barton


W
United States of America
1180 days ago

Roo, some day when you have some time, I need to have you explain the physics of your last post regarding helmets and softer targets. Thanks.

RD


W
United States of America
1180 days ago

Thanks fof the welcome Roo.  See you in the Gorge some time.

Rolfe