FNQ Mob (QLD, Australia) - 2018-01-21
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Snorkel962
22.813(D)
21.538(D)
6.895(D)
0(D)
19.371(D)
18.239(D)
Andrew
19.584(D)
18.513(D)
8.538(D)
0(D)
14.711(D)
20.695(D)
Benny McCarthy
21.063(D)
19.801(D)
7.846(D)
0(D)
11.95(D)
19.97(D)
Troppo
Herby
Rowdy
Sailpilot
dr cam
Rossco
Sausage
Hoppybob
Kel
Regs
Freddy Burke
Locky
Gaz
Peter AUS466
Al
Ed
Flying Dutchman
Luca Sansalone
Pacman
Squid Lips
Toody
Sharyn
James
Richard Reynolds: Rico
Billy
Jason
Billy Green Island
Trojan
Dave
Ian
Bindi
Kiera
Islandboydaz
boxy
binny
Alvadave
Average21.9420.678.190.0017.0420.33
Snorkel962 (7065km):
119 days ago
1 categories

Tried out a smaller board w foil- BAD PLAN!! Then went out with same gear and a conventional fin which was really fun ( but short)



Andrew (1107km):
119 days ago

Port Douglas, QLD, AU

the phone call came from Benny Mc Carthy who was planning a trip up north.  Benny generally has a habit of bringing no wind up from Cairns with him - this was a pleasant exception to the rule.  He rolled up with his new 7.8m Severne Slalom.  I got there before and said rig big - I rigged my 7.8m North S Type and my green board, still running my brand new/used weed fin.  Tides were awesome and water was very flat.  Had one run and came in to change down to my 7.2m  I advised Benny to do the same but he persevered.  We had a great couple of hours out there - overcast, but not too rough at all.  Another great preseason run.  Ed Wheatley came down later for a chat - I told him he missed another good session.  Hopefully this means we're in for a good season when those Trade Winds arrive.  Good call, Benny.



Benny McCarthy (1080km):
119 days ago

Port Douglas, QLD, AU

The phone was silent after sending the message out yesterday evening...  I was guessing it was due to my track record of scaring away the wind- but alas, today the curse was broken!

Being the eternal optimist when it comes to getting a sail in, I made a quick early afternoon phone call to Andrew then decided to venture north to PD to try and catch some wind.  Bugger all wind seemed to be around until I reached the part of the road which winds around the coastline where white caps were then in abundance.

So it was just the 2 rookies hitting the water where the rich & famous frolic.  Billy couldn't make it as he was doing something with his bikini line & unfortunately the Mayor Ed Wheatley was busy at work toiling away somewhere near the boulevard of broken dreams.  Ed managed to duck down for a quick chat at the end of the day and gave me a sail to hand onto our newbie Johnnie McGlashen- I'm sure he'll really appreciate it.

Wasn't expecting much, so just took the now old party barge Exocet 135 & rigged the Severne OD 7.8 with 47.5 black project fin.  What a pleasant surprise it ended up being!  A solid 16-18knots at a guess.  Plenty of power with the 7.8 sail, with front feet in the straps most of the time.  Fitness condition giving in at times- got flung over the handlebars once resulting in a dead knee for 5 minutes or so...     

All said and done, it ended up being quite a fun afternoon out on the water.  Thanks for the company Andrew!

"Long May our Big Jibs Draw!"    



Comments
Ed


QLD
Australia
119 days ago
Nice write up Guys. And some close numbers glad to see it was worth the effort. Will get my ass in to gear this week and try and track down another boom so I can go and have a play.
Billy


QLD
Australia
119 days ago

From Foil'in to to damaged body parts. Never a dull moment at this time of the year. Well done guys.