The West Coast Speedsters (W, United States of America) - 2017-12-07
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Taty
31.053(D)
29.272(D)
0(D)
19.463(D)
23.353(D)
16.464(D)
Barton
24.59(D)
22.596(D)
4.741(D)
12.205(D)
18.742(D)
9.873(D)
Roo
Roo Jr.
Jay-Anthony
Marc
Aron
RD
Amado
Terence B
Juvannie
Nagel
Alexander
Terence C
Bimbi
Chen
Average27.8225.932.3715.8321.0513.17
Taty (664km):
225 days ago
3 categories

Lac Bay, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

GA Phantom 7.8, iSonic Ultra 107.  Wind 16-18 knots



Barton (4366km):
225 days ago
6 categories

Lac Bay, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

GA Vapor 7.1, iSonic 107, Drake carbon slalom 40. Wind 16 -18 knots.

Today was 'new to me' sail/rig day :). Spent the early part of my normal beach time deciphering the drawings for the Chinook adjustable outhaul. Eventually understood the pictures, selected and mounted the clamps, ropes and pulleys. Taty arrive and confirmed I had done good :) . Stage two was rigging the Vapor 7.1 on the GA Boom and setting the adjustable outhaul line lengths. Again, with Taty's help, tasks completed. 

I loaned Taty my GW-60 and he, another fellow that I need to learn his name, and Young Gun Jay-Anthony proceeded to do some laps while I'm still diddling around on the beach. By the time I hit the water they had disappeared over to the rental area - I followed but they had vanished into one of the rental shop areas. I took the time to redo the boom length which I believed was too short and making rotating the sail almost impossible. A couple of cm additional boom length seemed to do the trick as the GA would now rotate with effort similar to the Neil Pride EVO5 sails. Made the run back to the launch area and had a brief discussion with Taty about boom length and sail rotation. He took the gear out for a test drive and confirmed that it was now as he was used to it. He also commented that he actually like the 2015 iSonic 107  better than the 2017 iSonic 107 as each year Starboard has made the boards wider...

One last comment. With all the gear changes, I was surprised how comfortable the new equipment felt. The GA 180-230 carbon booms must be at least 10 cm wider in the middle of the boom than the Maui Sails carbon boom (based on overlaying the two booms). The GA boom has a larger diameter which surprised me as being more comfortable. And Lastly, harness lines: the 30 inch harness lines were absolutely NOT an issue and felt pretty darn comfortable (big grin and laugh from Taty when I mentioned this too him :) ).



Comments
Roo


W
United States of America
225 days ago

Good work team, moving us up in the rankings. Glad you are starting to listen to Taty's advice Barton...I think he knows what he is talking about.

Barton


W
United States of America
225 days ago

Uhm, you think he does?! EmbarassedLaughing.

Having fun. Working on mentally pushing my comfort zone but am getting some physical pushback by the aging body. That said, I think the new boom may allow me to sail longer, or maybe it is the harness line length, or maybe both - whatever it is, my arms don't feel as stressed after a run and getting away from the sail is obviously easier...

Thanks for the support. I hope the coast kicks in for you soon!!!

Barton


W
United States of America
225 days ago

Perfect example of I'm not doing what I think I am. Thanks to a photo taken today by Kuma, it is clear I have a lot of work to do to get 'low and fast', Taty style.

Roo


W
United States of America
225 days ago

Not just my advice you ignore, now you don't listen to Taty. Get low or you're slow! Longer lines, you're a bit stiff and upright....lay off those little blue pills.

Barton


W
United States of America
225 days ago

I'm not ignoring your advice or Taty's. If you read my sentence closely, you will recognize that I'm trying to do what the two of you suggest, and mentally I think I am. But, the reality is very different. Fortunately, sometimes I stumble into someones camera frame and get hit upside the head with reality...

Longer lines: these lines are 30" lines. I do have a set of Severne adjustable lines I just purchased that go to 32". Little by little...

It is not the blue pills (don't have any) it is the damn Prednisone and Cellcept...