Mandurah Mob (WA, Australia) - 2017-08-11
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Morts
27.568(D)
24.862(D)
13.434(D)
17.325(D)
22.533(D)
32.716(D)
Hardie
31.549(D)
28.44(D)
8.006(D)
20.454(D)
25.84(D)
14.838(D)
ratz
36.321(D)
34.366(D)
24.355 [PB](D)
25.167 [PB](D)
32.22(D)
134.363 [PB](D)
SluGger
36.017(D)
33.164(D)
21.917(D)
22.314(D)
31.568 [PB](D)
100.585(D)
(puf-) fin
27.447(D)
25.93(D)
16.66(D)
19.958(D)
25.48(D)
54.5(D)
Swindy
36.861(D)
35.388(D)
26.677 [PB](D)
24.544(D)
32.229(D)
126.257(D)
Stretch
31.121(D)
26.63(D)
0(D)
17.471(D)
14.546(D)
9.54(D)
Decrepit
33.749(D)
32.391(D)
21.596(D)
22.81(D)
30.956(D)
104.65(D)
fangman
33.551(D)
31.398(D)
17.479(D)
20.207(D)
28.686(D)
77.945(T)
Binny
Bugs
Bender
Elmo
Firiebob
man of
Sammy the snail
evets
Basil
PJ
otts
Oaf
Man Over Board
Shane121
WazzaYotty
Mad Max
TOBYchef
Jonski
Auz
Greggo
Average36.5934.8825.5224.8632.22130.31
Morts (5211km):
127 days ago

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 Embarassed

 

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 Surprised

 

 

 



Hardie (26219km):
127 days ago
2 categories

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 thisEmbarassed.  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 (8530km):
127 days ago
4 categories

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 (4652km):
127 days ago

Point Grey, WA, AU

Awesome sess with great company, Stoked with the Nauti.

Great pbs Rob cranking corner Cool

Morts, You and me both mateSealed , is that close to the usual spot you sail? 

Fangy ya funny! 

Roger thanks for the dohnuts and Pas where do you put them!!Tongue out

awaiting more posts...

 



(puf-) fin (8446km):
127 days ago

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.!!   

     Tongue out  

 



Swindy (2477km):
126 days ago
6 categories

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 (8857km):
125 days ago

Glory Holes, Australind, WA, AU



Decrepit (42685km):
125 days ago

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.

boombas tracks



fangman (12171km):
124 days ago

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 Laughing

 

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 :-)

 

 

 



Comments
Stu


WA
Australia
127 days ago

Fark That! Surprised

I reckon you are right about the pelicans Morts.

Hardie


WA
Australia
127 days ago

Brilliant Session Rob, and congrats on all the PB's,Cool I'm gonna have to really HTFU if I wanna get close to you guyz ths summerEmbarassed

Hardie


WA
Australia
127 days ago

Great Back-up CaptainCool

Elmo


WA
Australia
127 days ago

Well done Rob on the PB's,

Jeremy showing great wisdom

Myself, freezing in front of computer working fortunately till after 4 when it wasn't viable hooking up the trailer.

Maybe tomorow if I can harden up to Hardies level of softness

Decrepit


WA
Australia
127 days ago

Great effort Rob, nice lot of PBs. And Slugger, beat me by miles, I think hardie is right you're quickly becoming a star.

I've a feeling I'll loose all my Jelly beans when Roger posts, maybe I can retire now??????

Another great team session, what a fun day!

SluGger


WA
Australia
127 days ago

Thanks for the kind words Mike but long long way to go to try and reach yours  and Joe`s level !Cool 

Hardie


WA
Australia
127 days ago

The natural order of things is that the younger surpass the older, its as it should beCool

STROPPO


WA
Australia
127 days ago
Super efforts on the pbs Rob and Simon 😎😎
Boz


WA
Australia
127 days ago

Awesome sailing guys, ratz slugger grats on the PB's, clocked up a few k's there good to see. What a nice place for sailing as long as it doesn't turn westSurprised sure that Swindy will tell you all about itLaughing

Jonski


WA
Australia
127 days ago
Awesome effort guys good to see so many got out there today.
Lunny


WA
Australia
127 days ago

Geezus guys nice work! What was in those donuts? Congrats on the PB's!

(puf-) fin


WA
Australia
127 days ago

ALL THEM PBs,  well done, top effort guys Surprised     Cool 

   

SluGger


WA
Australia
127 days ago
We're not worthy!!! Awesome Roger big congrats matie 😎😎😎
evets


WA
Australia
127 days ago

What a day, raining pbs and great numbers. Well done everyone.

ratz


WA
Australia
127 days ago

nice one roger and simon on the pb s.

 

Stretch


WA
Australia
127 days ago
Great PBs Roger Rob and Simon, well done! Boombas was a good call, I tried going out late here but it was complete rubbish
Stu


WA
Australia
127 days ago

huge bag of PB's Rog and crew.

those hrs are top shelf

well done mobbersCool

Oaf


WA
Australia
127 days ago

Sounds like a great day! Well done guys, nice numbers, that puts us in a great position so far this month and some fantastic PBs too.

Tomski


WA
Australia
127 days ago
Massive set of numbers Roger!! Congrats Ratz congrats on the improvements yet again. And Slugger what can I say 'blue is your colour, bring out your eyes'. Maui power!!
Windxtasy


WA
Australia
127 days ago

Congratulations Mandurah mobbers on another super session. Swindy, you are amazing. What a session for you! You and Lunny could make your own team and thrash us all in one session.

Congratulations everybody on all those very impressive PBs.

Morts


WA
Australia
126 days ago

 

Fantastic team sailing again everyone! Wishing I had of taken the night off work now & driven up for a sail.

 

Congrats on the PB's Ratz, Slugger & Swindy some super impressive numbers there Cool

 

Slugger that's the opposite side of the harbour compared to where we sail in the Summer Easterlies. I've spent hundreds if not thousands of hours on the harbour & in KGS when I used to sail (boats) & that's only the second shark I've seen.

 

 

Nigel


NSW
Australia
126 days ago

PB City. Some awesome numbers in there. Well done to everyone.

Kenny


WA
Australia
126 days ago

Impressive numbers all round and a handful of pbs. Congrats guys.  

Boz


WA
Australia
126 days ago

Well done Roger bag full of PB's, great hrCool. Hey did those k's take in the walk all part of windsurfing Laughing

Swindy


WA
Australia
126 days ago

Most of the walking was in the water so I rekon they count. I turned my watch off half way down the road so you can knock off half a km.Cry

STROPPO


WA
Australia
126 days ago
Top bag of pbs Rodger 😎
Swindy


WA
Australia
126 days ago

Thanks Stroppo, still lacking in the top speeds though. Will have to follow you quick guys more closely to see how its done.

Rob. Wicked u turn for someone who didn't think that they had a good one.

Decrepit


WA
Australia
126 days ago

Fantastic session Roger, I've just checked and! that hour is all time number 33 in the World out of more than 1500 sailors! And 21st in Australia.

Hardie


WA
Australia
126 days ago

Swindy, Ratz, Slugger expecting big things from you guyz as the season progresses (The new wave of talent)

Swindy


WA
Australia
126 days ago

That's nice to know Mike, maybe I have found my niche. When I got up I was feeling fatigued from work and on the water couldn't keep the hammer down full time with several energy saving runs. So maybe room fo improvement given the same conditions.

Not sure about new wave of talent, at 52 with arthritic joints I probably wont be achieving these numbers for too many more years. I reckon next year Jonski will be our Lunny, he's improving fast.

Hardie


WA
Australia
126 days ago

Swindy I'm 57 and deteriorating physically by the day, but earlier this year and late last year had my fastest runs @56yrs.  There's plenty of room for improvement.

fangman


WA
Australia
126 days ago

Video posted now :-). Those are very seriously nice hours and alphas from Roger and Rob- just wow!

Morts - that is incentive enough to not only not drop, your gybes, but also to spend more time in front of fire with slippers on. The pics from the Whaling Musuem around the corner are always in the back of my mind once i staret sailing on the eastern side of the Lilacs weed bank. Me too, I am with the pelicans.Embarassed

 

ratz


WA
Australia
126 days ago

nice one fangy

most normal people avoid the weed bergs

i was cringing watching you mow them down

then again we dont really do normal in the mob...

fangman


WA
Australia
126 days ago

"..then again we don’t really do normal in the mob..."   Morts, I am pretty sure we had someone tested and they came back positive for normal. But that was a long time ago and they would have recovered by now. Talking of cringing; sailing with vertical tail fins in the water tops a weed= burg any day!

PJ


WA
Australia
125 days ago

Don't check for a few days and I'm smacked down with team PB's flying out. Personal grats to you all:-) Great team session:-)

WazzaYotty


WA
Australia
125 days ago

Great pb's Roger and Ratz....Supercharged stuff !  Mob rules. More pressure to come I see....expecting more big numbers from your team, Skipper....sorry I can't help.

Fangy, I was watching your video and your 'berg mowing session and I have to confess that I was anticipating a just a small handlebar traverse. At some stage. I wasn't hoping for it and glad it didn't happen but....well, you know and your video clips are usually action packed. Those fins must be awesome and, in case there's any wind here on a Saturday, Sunday or Monday, I need one. Calmer than a Buddhist retreat here. 

Mr Muppetman...I'm watching your progress keenly....looks fantastic.