||2 Second Peak (Kts)||5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)||1 Hour (Kts)||Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)||Nautical Mile (Kts)||Distance Travelled (km) |
|Sammy the snail|
|Man Over Board|
|Swindy (5596km): |
Coodanup, WA, AU. Pat F Race 120, KAR 7.1, FF 24.
Nice Quick sail at Fangland with the king and queen.
|Jonski (4757km): |
Peel Inlet, WA, AU
|Elmo (26217km): |
JP SS 100L, NP RSR E6 6.4m, LE 36cm
Bit of wind today decided to try some lumpy goodness and a run over to Claudesville from Novara, in hindsight a bit of preperation cold have been done beforehand to make things easier on myself.
First time sailing the board with a pointer in anger, first time sailing the board wearing clown shoes, First time on the board in some decent chop.
My first run I went right accross to the ski zone, unfortunately, the mast base was about 15-20mm to far forward so got a bit of brain damage bashing through the chop and OOOOOHHHHH what chop there was with a nice tide racing in, well over waist high and F'ken junky,
The clown shoes and looser foostraps had me with rear foot cramps 3/4 the way accross in both directions, the run back was way easier as it was a bit down wind and I could pick the lines.
Did a couple of shorter tuning runs where I found out a better mast foot setting.
Nice to get some lumpy goodness, looking accross the bay Liption probably would have been a better choice but the lumpy got me.
Thank f**k 2017 is almost over, that was a crap one.
Happy cold beers everyone
|fangman (15475km): |
Fangyland with Sludge, Swindy, Fin and Anita and Remery from the Pinnas, plus the a few more of the usual suspects. A nice cruisey arvo on the Barge with a beer and chocolate salty balls.
Gotta rush and put my party dress on now. Awesome 2017 Mobbers!
|Hardie (28512km): |
Light winder for the gear I had Mistral Speed 95/55 TR16 6.3m Pepeweed 20/48. Got 36.3 on the dial and was nicely doplered. Just on the plane most of the time, with a few squirts in the gusts. What a fantastic year of windsurfing for me personally and the team, well done everyone, we had great winds all year, we were highly motivated, committed, and had many contributers across all categories. You cant't fluke winning the GPSTC its a fabulous achievement, but you can be an unlucky team when the winds don't cooperate in your region.
Here's to a fabulous 2018 year of windsurfing for everyone in the GPSTC
|SluGger (8831km): |
Coodanup, WA, AU
Great sail over at Fangys with Rog, Ross, and Ian, good to meet you Anita, Joe,
Started on the Pat 100L changed to iso 87L later. nice to end the year with a PB..
Happy NEw year all and look forward to a Fangtastic windsurfing 2018.
|Basil (3189km): |
Wow . Another great day. Despite my best efforts . I managed to turn my gw60 into a stopwatch after one of my offs and managed to accidentlly save to card with thw gt 31 in another . In going for alphas I found some new ways to fall off the board.
Lots of company and lots of happy people.
Happy new year every body!
Just added 9 k to my distance from the first file
|Decrepit (47144km): |
The last chance gamble, rig hoping the forecast is going to be somewhere near right.
Forecast said similar conditions to big Thursday, so rigged for Hardie's North Liptons - Ward Pt run.
Wacked the 50d 18cm starboard assy into the 43 with the 5.8 koncept.
Ironically my fastest two 2s runs was at Thursday's south liptons, a port run, the opposite to what the fin was designed for! Had one going to ward pt and one coming back. But my fastest 10s run was at Pt Grey, 2nd fastest was back at Liptons. So looks like Hardie is right about Pt Grey being better for 10s
Not sure what to make of that?
Hindsight says I should have used the 6.2 on the 48, and probably the 19cm symetric fin and stayed at S Liptons. The 43 was hard work in the frequent lulls, the 48 would have been more fun, and with the 6.2 probably no slower. That's what comes of gambles I guess.
Didn't make the 36.6 5x10 I wanted but did crack 43k before the new year.
|(dol-) fin (11181km): |
In the weed at Fangys, WA,
A very pleasant arvo spent on the water in the wind. Nice way to end the year, just darting about.
Had the F2 SX-R 58, Ka kon5.8 and El60/20cm weedy, the board was wide enough to pull of a few
dance steps,,, but the deck was a bit slippy,,,, DOh,!!
BASIL !!!,,, whats going on, faster than me,,, again, I was only expecting an alpha PB from you,,, well done,
|Sammy the snail (26577km): |
Peel Inlet, WA, Liptons (late posting, busy)
My worse session in weeks.. did not enjoyed much that crappy gusty wind
I still sailed it thinking it will get better... it will.. it will.. NOOOT
Nice to catch up with Jake and Boz which look like was having fun
Sonic85L, EV5.8, weedy 23