The West Coast Speedsters (W, United States of America) - 2017-12-04
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Barton
21.736(D)
17.052(D)
0(D)
10.47(D)
1.908(D)
2.901(D)
Taty
34.824(D)
33.068(D)
6.624(D)
23.04(D)
26.543(D)
13.9(D)
Roo
Roo Jr.
Jay-Anthony
Marc
Aron
RD
Amado
Terence B
Juvannie
Nagel
Alexander
Terence C
Bimbi
Chen
Average28.2825.063.3116.7614.238.40
Barton (4366km):
294 days ago
6 categories

Lac Bay, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

NP EVO5 7.8, iSonic 107, Drake Carbon 40, Wind: 18 - 20

Interesting day today, for multiple reasons.

First, the NP 7.8 now has a foot long rip in the second from the top mylar panel which happened while I was rigging. Tape is holding it together.  I should get my new-to-me 2017 Gaastra Vapor 7.9 at the end of the week so the timing is working out well for the demise of the NP. Fortunately, It looks to be windy this week and if necessary I can fall back to the Retro 7.5. 

I should have rigged the 7.0 but figured the wind would die, not today. It actually picked up a few knots as I was rigging. I knew I was in a little bit of dicey situation on the run to the mangroves as I was bouncing around a lot and not at all comfortable. I made the jibe and then... first time I have ever been launched where a booty got ripped off my foot during the launch. Took off the front foot booty. Got to swim for it and then attempt to recover from being in the water. Today was a little different than my last blue water waterstart with a race sail. The chop was more like small swells and I had a heck of a time keeping the mast tip up long enough for the water to drain. You can see my progress on the Google Earth map. Took me about 25 minutes to get going again. The good news is that, at least in Lac Bay I appear to be past the 'freak out if in the water' mentality that I have had ever since I started sailing in the Gorge, years ago. I had a nice drift, messed with different approaches of orienting the sail and clearing the tip. Eventually I was successful in clearing the sail, waterstarting and sailing to the mangrove area then took a timid run back to the launch area.

Now you might be wondering about the other tracks? Well, Taty went out on his Vaor 7.9/iSonic 107 (I think that is the soon to be my 7.9) and made some runs just as I got back. When he came in I suggested that if he was going to make some more runs he should wear my GW-60. He jumped at the chance Smile. Below are his numbers as calculated by KA72. That pretty well answers the question of whether the right person can get decent speeds on Bonaire - the key of course is it has to be the right person Laughing. His Alpha would have been better but after the jibes on the southerly runs (where he was fastest) he would mess around looking at the GW-60 to see the speed before locking in and going for it again. This boy has some learning to do Wink.

2 Second Peak (kts):

34.824

5x10 Average (kts):

33.068

Top 5 5x10 speeds: (1)

34.173

Top 5 5x10 speeds: (2)

33.422

Top 5 5x10 speeds: (3)

32.921

Top 5 5x10 speeds: (4)

32.828

Top 5 5x10 speeds: (5)

31.995

1 Hr (kts):

6.624

Alpha 500 (kts):

23.04

Nautical Mile (kts):

26.543

100m peak (kts):

34.561

Total Distance (km):

13.901

 

 



Taty (664km):
292 days ago
3 categories

Lac Bay, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

GA Vapor 7.9, 2017 iSonic 107, Wind 18-20 knots



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