The West Coast Speedsters (W, United States of America) - 2017-12-15
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Amado
26.463(D)
25.114(D)
10.722 [PB](D)
21.46 [PB](D)
20.35 [PB](D)
26.734 [PB](D)
Barton
23.035(D)
20.616(D)
2.344(D)
14.508(D)
16.318(D)
8.13(D)
Roo
Roo Jr.
Jay-Anthony
Marc
Aron
RD
Taty
Terence B
Juvannie
Nagel
Alexander
Terence C
Bimbi
Chen
Average24.7522.876.5317.9818.3317.43
Amado (27km):
361 days ago
2 categories

Lac Bay, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

WINDFOIL SESSION

Severne Mach 1 8.6, JP HydroFoil 135L    Wind: 15 knots or less. Session from about 4:20 to 5:50

 



Barton (4366km):
361 days ago
6 categories

Lac Bay, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

2017 GA Vapor 7.9, 2017 iSonic 127 Ultra, Drake Carbon Slalom 44,  Wind ~15 knots

Happy 70th Birthday to me Laughing, Got to try out the 'new to me' 127 L iSonic and give the 'new to me' Vapor 7.9 another go. Spent a bunch of time waiting for wind after a big squall came through and messed up conditions for over an hour. Once I was on the water, the first noticable difference between the older iSonics and the 2017 is the foot straps. While the new footstraps are nice, flexible, and comfortable, they collapse VERY easily which made it a challenge the first few runs to get my back foot in the straps. Over time this got better with the last three attempts being a success on first attempt. The second noticable difference is this board FEELS AS WIDE AS A HOUSE DOOR Laughing. Pops on a plane easily but I feel like I'm trying to steer an aircraft carrier... Again, over time I'll hopefully get used to this. On the last run, at least I made the jibe. On the plus side, it looks like it will do exactly what I purchased it for - allow me to not be slogging in light winds. 

 



Comments
Barton


W
United States of America
361 days ago

Here is a short video of Amado foiling (video taken by his mother, Nancy Vrieswijk-Janssen, from the boat dock - nice job!) https://www.facebook.com/AmadoVrieswijkNb20/videos/1472198026220127/

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
361 days ago

Happy Birthday Barton!

Very impressive foil gybing by Armado. I can't gybe like that on a regular board.

He gets dangerously close to the beach...

Barton


W
United States of America
360 days ago

Anita, Thank you!

Amado is enjoying foiling, big time Laughing. He placed 9th overall in 2017 in the PWA Foiling Exhibihition races with a first place finish in the final race in New Caledonia. With that skill comes confidence and a leve of risk taking when getting close to the beach Surprised. Amado and Aron (his posting will happen soon, hopefully) spent the afternoon foiling. A quick chat with Amado at the end of that day garnered a couple of tidbits:

  1.  board size actually makes a big difference in the performance of the foil (upwind/downwind, and overall 'twitchyness') which is why for 2018 the PWA is standardizing on ONE foil board size. 
  2. On Amado's last run from the mouth of the bay, he was just cruising along when I saw him explode in a huge crash. Huh? Turned out he almost ran over a turtle. Saw it at the last moment with not enough time to turn away so the only alternative was to jump it. He did, missed the turtle but got launched in the process. Fortunately, no damage to anyone. Way to protect the environment, Amado Laughing!
Roo


W
United States of America
360 days ago

70 candles Barton, that's a big one!  Many hippy happy hoppy returns. Now you need to do 70 at 70, that's kmh not knots, your'e only 7 knots off.

Barton


W
United States of America
360 days ago

Thank you Roo!

'Only 7 knots' Surprised, and pigs can fly too! Laughing. I'll be VERY happy if I can get to 33 or 34 knots. Maybe using the longer harness lines and more practice... However, it is nice to have an aspirational goal Smile,