The West Coast Speedsters (W, United States of America) - 2017-12-19
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
24.144(D)
22.444(D)
3.988(D)
11.21(D)
17.375(D)
13.414(D)
Roo
Roo Jr.
Marc
Aron
RD
Taty
Amado
Terence
Average
Barton (4187km):
29 days ago
6 categories

Lac Bay, Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands

2017 GA Vapor 7.9, 2015 iSonic 107, MFC KP-RC360  Wind: 15 - 16 knots (and less during 10 - 20 minute lulls).

Another execise day. Was willing to push it harder today but the wind didn't cooperate - big lulls meant time on the beach. Was hoping for a little more wind as I feel like I'm starting to get my head around laydown jibe timing but at my skill level, laydowns are difficult in light winds. 

I almost nailed a conch poacher today. Two of them were snorkeling just north of the tip of the sand bar. I was returning to the launch area, underpowered and barely on a plane, with little ability to make significant course corrections. I saw one of the poachers on the surface and was able to sail behind him. Just as I passed him, the second poacher surfaced from the bottom, about five feet directly behind me. Three seconds sooner and he would have had a race fin in his head... I have seen these guys before. They wear black and spend as little time on the surface as possible, and are  directly in the main sailing channel. I have contemplated reporting them to STINAP but doubt anything would result except future trouble for me. I talked to one other sailor that in the past had confronted them while they were in the water - they through a hammer through his race sail....

The Three Amigos showed up with their foil gear (some of it fresh out of the box). A trend is developing regarding their involvement in GPSTC - I am now expecting a minimal level of postings, to none at all. Time will tell.

 

 



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