|Sailor||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|
|Decrepit (45501km): |
Joined Pepe and Pas at John St, wind not strong but forecast to get better, so went with the 6.2 koncept, 53cm board with 20cm filleted woody weedy.
Found a few lulls going upwind to the weed, but once there the wind filled in nicely. Tried several alphas, but it was a bit shallow and it was hard to find a spot where the weed didn't slow you down mid gybe.
Still it's the fastest I've been all year, and loads of fun in the smooth.
I may have quit too soon as it seemed to be picking up as I packed up.
Shane, Stroppo and Doddi where there when I got back.
|Stretch (11538km): |
Cervantes, WA, AU "Cervantes Windsurf Challenge". Strong wind and rough water, a challenging, but fun day. After 2 non-events (for me), this was my first ever slalom racing event where I actually got to compete. I use the word "compete" very loosely as I was pretty hopeless, woeful actually. I Managed to fall in just before the start line in the first race, then only made one gybe (Mandurah has ruined me!). Next race went better, wind had strengthened and I swapped my Falcon113 for CA52, much more comfortable, but still only made 1/2 my gybes. 3rd race a lot of wave gear was appearing, I stuck with my HSM GPS6.0. I was going ok, but certainly didnt have the hammer down, too rough for that. At one stage I had 3 sailors around me bite it in a few secs - whack, whack, whack!! challenging conditions... I thought I might do a bit better this race, but fluffed the gybe again and landed the rig badly, took me a long time to get out of the water so I could take off again. Skipped the 4th race as I needed to get back to the family in Lancelin. So I suck at racing, but Im glad Ive finally given it a go. Racing career now over, but respect for the guys and gals who do it well
|(blu-) fin (10016km): |
Coodanup, WA, AU, ( the swamp of ugly smells.!!! )
The word had gone out, Basil needed to be beaten,,, so I had the big stick,, no , sorry,,,, because of his run on PBs,????
Was hoping for the wind to pickup a bit, so had the Ka kon5.8 in the F2 SX-R 58 with El60/20cm weedy and whent out to
try hard, but no luck,,,, it was just a lack of wind, honest,!!!??
|Elmo (25781km): |
JP SS 100L, NP RSR E6 6.4m, JP Weed 31cm
How would you describe today session?
b) F'ken exciting
c) Freckle clenching
d) All of the above
It was F'ken exciting clenching my freckle and fun when said clenching was successfull and I didn't leave a trail of brown like a mordern America's cup yacht.
Measured 15-22 knots on the shore at Novara, didn't know how far inland the breeze went, at the last minute I decided to go the weedy rather than the pointer as it looked a bit stronger out in the middle.
After the last session decided to ditch the clown shoes incase a long run tempted me, again first time with this set up in the Lumpy goodness so I guessed the mast track position, which wasn't ideal on the first run.
Ended up sailing right over to Claudesville fully lit the whole way (apart from the gybe area at the end) with a nice 8.8km run twas lumpy out to and just past the channel, Fark me it was quite a bit lumpier on the way back with waist high jumk out in thne middle.
Got back to base with cramp in my back foot, decided to sit for a bit and then tweeked the mast foot setting, still a bit harsh but a lot better, another run over and back, reversed my right knee going over multiple chops so decided to flag it after that run.
Well happy with the hour as I stoped 3 minutes early and sat on my arse for anoither 3 in between runs.
Hmmmmm Lumpy madness
|Oaf (6542km): |
Peel Inlet, WA, AU
After spending the morning running around fetching foam balls and firing them out of pneumatic cannons at 4 year olds then sleeping it off on the couch, I decided to have a go at the dregs at 6PM. Nice to get wet. Went for a few runs into, Liptons 'South' (Is that what we are calling it now?).
F2 Missile Small HSM GPS 6.6
|PJ (21772km): |
Boggy Lake, SA, AU
SSW-SW 12-28 knots-Loft Blade 5.6m then tried Ezzy Cheeta 6m-Patrik 92-Techart weedy 30 cm
As I arrived at Boggy wind had swung and was blowing its tits off so on goes the 5.6m. On the water and in survival mode then wind steadily eased over next 30 mins till was well drifting around.
I've been eyeing and considering buying Ezzy Cheetas and I'd like to thank Leon rigging and letting me try out the 6m. Rather liked it, not super locked in which was expected but pretty stable:-)
Shane managed to lock his keys in his Audi, must say an amazing feat of incidental conincidences!! Audi afertcare came to his rescue with a guy coming to an off the books cryptic location, not your typical address and promptly broke into his car with tools of the breaking in kind:-) Nice!