|Sailquik (17564km): |
Sandy Point, Vic.
A great day in the PiT! I started very early at 12.30pm just after the initial change so I could have a sail with Peter J. He had to leave early and did so just as the wind kicked the first time. I got my best run just as he got in the car to leave at 1.50pm. Poor timing Pete.
I started on the 5.8m and JP 70L slalom. Not really that well powered and gust, shicty wind.Just as Peter got off the water at about 1pm, I switched to the CA40 speed board. Struggled at first but then snagged a nice little squall for a 41 peak speed. Then it backed off a bit for a while. A few others atrted turning up and I was getting tired. Thinking the 5.4m would make it easier and might be faster, I changed. Got a few nicie 39's, but still underpowered. By now there was quite a crew out but I was fading fast. I went and got the JP slalom again just so I could keep going as it seemd to fill in better all the time. Hit the wall on that on a few runs at 38 knots. Now shattered and had to give up after 4 hrs. Cursing my lack of sailing fitness. Been too long between drinks.
It was all the more disapointing because I could see the wind was getting better and more consistent at a better angle. Sure enough, the Yanakie weather station showed the best period of wind from 5pm to 6pm, just after I quit.
Good to sail with Peter, Kato, Tiges, Kempster and all the others. Pity I could not have stayed longer. I am now motivated to start an off water fitness program. Congrats to Tiges and Kempster on the PB's!!
JP70L slalom and 5.8m KA Koncept. Lessacher 25 LWduo rake 30. CA40 with 5.8m and then 5.4m Koncept, 18cm Tribal speed. GPS-GW60.
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