|Sailor||2 Second Peak (Kts)||5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)||1 Hour (Kts)||Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)||Nautical Mile (Kts)||Distance Travelled (km)|
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|Morts (4310km): |
Princess Royal Harbour, WA, AU
Lion 7.5, JP102 Slalom + Pepe Tribal 29
Another try at sailing the Quaranup end of town in a NNW wind. Very patchy at the start with lots of grovelling, wind started to get a bit better & was getting a few long runs through the lumpy goodness (Elmo™) Thought I might get a decent sail in after all...
Then out of the corner of my eye I spotted some splashing about 150m away, quickly realised it was a fin & tail making the splashing. As the tail was in the vertical & not the horizontal a rather quick decision was made to rapidly change course. I fully expected Huey to drop out completely and leave me floundering like a dead duck, thankfully he took pity on me this time. When I got closer to shore I put my blouse on & followed the shoreline home. As a true Mobster I then called it a day & sat there in my blouse eating donuts
I'm guessing the shark was chasing something but wasn't keen to investigate, pretty sure it was a couple of feet bigger than me! When I was rigging there was a group of Pelicans out on the water but on one of my first runs out noticed there was about 20 of them sitting on the front lawn of one of the houses. Maybe they knew something I didn't....
The red cross roughly marks the spot. Previous couple of runs were right in that area
|Hardie (25575km): |
Some HTFU training for me, really didn't want to be out in the freezng cold and shitty water, but I cant let my "soft self" win on this. Good to see all the guyz out, hope to join you more often.
Wind from 15kts to about 30kts/
TRX 5.5m Tabou Manta 54/74 Pepeweed 21cm
|ratz (8367km): |
Point Grey, WA, AU
boombas mission with the aim of cracking the century distance.
easier than i thought really as i seemed to have a good combo today.
nice to catch up with simon, fangy,mike ,pas,lunny,joe and roger.
boz came a bit later so i missed him in transit.
used a 102 rrd x fire with a 23 muf delta and my favourite 7.0 severne R6.
|SluGger (3256km): |
Point Grey, WA, AU
Awesome sess with great company, Stoked with the Nauti.
Great pbs Rob cranking corner
Morts, You and me both mate , is that close to the usual spot you sail?
Fangy ya funny!
Roger thanks for the dohnuts and Pas where do you put them!!
awaiting more posts...
|(flip-) fin (7610km): |
Well, that was fun,... not quite the fun I was expecting but all was good. A nice outing with the usual suspects,all in fine form.
I arived well after the others at about 10,30, on water by 12 and went for ye Oldy slalom52 with ka kon5.8 and elmo60 20cm weedy as there was
weed burggs out with the fishes. I think I hit one,.. a fish that didnt get away.?? It was a loud klunk on the fin and board, but no damage.
Then as the wind pickd up, I took out the 4.6 CodeRed. And ate a few doughnuts,... thanks Roger.!!
|Swindy (1374km): |
Point Grey, WA, AU
Too Stuffed to type. Great session today. Well done everyone. More in the morning.
Wow, another great day at Boombas.
Got thgere early to set up the doughnut stall and rig a few sails and boards. One by one the others turned up and the usual banter commenced,mainly at Sluggers expence as usual. On that subject, where is my Flake Slugger!!!!
First up out on the 100sl and 7m, woefully underpowered most of the time and overpowered in the gusts with neg outhaul. However I did get my best nauti on my first run into the eastern bay chasing down Slugger and being followed by Ratz. Not wanting to waste energy headed in for a doughnut. When I got back Paz had turned up and on his way out scoffed down a doughnut as he passed the stall. While I was scoffing my face Lunny turned up and declined a tempting chockie one, he must have known I had laced it with laxatives. Not sure who ate that one.
The wind finally settled in and picked up so out on the 92sl and 6.3. best session of the day. Fully powered and motoring I was going for the hour but it soon became aparent that my tough week at work had taken its toll on my body. after about 15 minutes at the end of each run my mind was telling me to stop for a rest but with Ratz and Lunny powering along not stopping it spured me on. Thought I had blown it when the wind dropped on my on a couple of my jybe exits and one in particular seemed to take an age to get going again as my fin was getting boged in the thick weed. Went for as long as I could and headed back for some more sustanance.
Last session headed out on the 87sl and 5.7. As the wind had shifted headed out above the kay but was greeted by large chop and rolling swell in the deeper stuff which in overpowered conditions the board or my skill level didnt handle at all well. Being totaly blinded by the rain that had set in headed down into the bay in search of flatter water. Not being able to see and entering from a diferent direction I totaly lost my bearings and went way too far down into the bay. Managed to get back upwind a fair bit on the next run and stopped for a chat with Lunny on the far side. Heading back to get round the point the wind was dying and I only made it about 2/3 of the way and sank. The long walk commenced with the odd bit of trogging. After what seemed an age I finally made it round and the wind decided to pick up to get me back to shore but still a long way from the van but at least I had made it as far as the road so decided that was the easiest option of getting back. Was Greeted by a bit of laughter by Boz and Lunny but not too much to hurt my pride.
Allready knew that I had three PB,s in the bag from my watch but was stoked by the hr and nauti when i got home.
It appears that the Krispy Kreams done their job and everyone had a good session staying out for long periods and great PB,s to Ratz and Slugger.
Another day of epicness dispite the walk of shame
|Stretch (8004km): |
Glory Holes, Australind, WA, AU
|Decrepit (41158km): |
Another great Boombas day with loads of company. Roger was there before me with 3 rigs ready to go. Wind was picking up quick so rigged the 5.4, and 48 with 19cm 55deg deltoid, then wind moderated so stuck the 21cm filleted deltoid in the 53. Ratz, Slugger and Fangy arrived, so Roger and I were the guinea pigs, and found we just didn't have enough, so came back and I rigged the 6.2 and stuck on the 53. That worked better for a very short while, then I was overpowered, so came back again and swapped to the 5.4. That was much more controlable but was underpowered most of the time. Hindsight says I should have gone with the 5.8 instead of the 6.2. Came in for lunch, and Lunny and Pas had arrived, gave the 5.4 some downhaul and outhaul and plugged into the 48, nicely powered up now, but tide had come in and the stronger wind was making more chop than I'm really comfortable with.
Hardie and Boz enetered the water about then.
Thought I had some good speeds in the flater water behind the Eastern end weed burgs, but each time I looked at the watch I was dissapointed. Liptons is much faster for me with a more conventional fin.
I think for here we need yoyo's swing fin, about 40deg most of the time would be fine, and give good control in the chop, but swings back to around 60deg when hitting something substantial, that would give me much more confidence amongst the submerged bergs.
I just found out how to get GE in GPSVisualizer to measure distance.
|fangman (10919km): |
Top Ten Fangy Day and you can stop here if you have got the drift from all the mobbers already. Thanks to Capn Calm for posting my numbers
I got to Boombas straight after school drop off to find Swindy had his Doughnut stall in full swing and had decided to decorate the place with three full kits ready for action. Of course Slugger was attracted by the pretty colours lying about, so it took a little while for us to get him organised and on the water.
My mission today was more fin testing, ala, to take out as many big bergs as I could find and see how the fin coped. I was hoping with the lower tide and a bit more growth there would be more of a challenge to be had. I wasn't disappointed and found a good thick run of serious snot weed and burgs on the eastern edge. I had a crack at the bergs at all sorts of angles of attack and fin loading and I continue to be happy with the release. I felt a few tugs in the thicker stuff on the small board, but the Party Barge just smashed through everything.
Things I did notice. The weed was so thick that it slowed me down a knot or two. Secondly, in the really thick stuff, on my small board, the fin wanted to climb out a lot more. For the first time ever, I know what it feels like to be over finned on the 24! The resulting ‘flightiness’ was fun, but will I think it would have be better just staying out of the really thick stuff if I was after straight speed. Once again no issues with spin out in the chop or downhill runs so all in all I think I will tick the box on the 24 as being a good weed fin and mission accomplished.
The morning session was the best, even though the wind at times dropped out. I got some good bits of footage of Slugger. (Unfortunately the one I had of Ratz suffered the inconvenient water drop on the lens - I am kicking myself I forgot to treat the lens before I went out)
The lunch session was a doughnut free-for-all from Swindy. I went the chocolate. I still don't need to eat for a few more days to burn it off! A lot of banter that I didnt understand about rainbows, unicons and starfish. Swindy was showed that he was the poster boy for the healthy eating campaign by not accepting an offer of a Flake from Slugger, and instead demolished a cabinet of doughnuts instead. Carbo loading complete , the wind and tide were increasing, so my usual lazy arse self just swapped down from the Barge to the F2Waterlog. I should have changed down sails as well and as a result I got tired quickly trying to keep the basket under the balloon.
The approaching squall saw me sprinting for home but I just didnt quite make it. Flattened with 200metres to go. Pas went flying by with mast and boom holding some kids tee shirt for a sail. Hards dropped by while i was waiting for the squall to pass to make sure I was ok, and then disappeared around the point faster than Swindy at the doughnut box. Unfortunately someone forgot to lock the gate, so some pesky Pinna’s turned up like ants at a picnic. Decrepit, Ratz, Slugger and Swindy were seemingly indefatigable and just smashed out a brilliant day. Fantastic work fellas! It was great to be able to share such a good session with such a big chunk of Mobbers and watch the experts at work.
I have heaps more to add here, but I think what goes on tour probably stays on tour…
A pic maybe worth a thousand words so here is 4 hours of video crammed into 4 minutes. Apologies for the sloppy editing - I really should be studying right now!
Epic Top Ten Fangy Day :-)