|Sailor||2 Second Peak (Kts)||5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)||1 Hour (Kts)||Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)||Nautical Mile (Kts)||Distance Travelled (km)|
|Grand Master of None|
|Jimbob (20150km): |
LG 20 to 25 SE went out at lunch and in by 3 just for a easy cruise.
Lounge chair F2stoke 117, 24 weedy, 5.8 Koncept fullynpowered up.
went down to the spit for a look then just done some figure 8's out the front and a bit of alook up the top.
could have changed down at the end but took it easy as 6th day in a row.
|Grand Master of None (2110km): |
Stansbury, SA, AU: Big fat freeride session with Chris the Stansbury local. Very southerly wind today. Maybe some west in it ?. About 18 knots, maybe gusting up to 20. Wind very ON/OFF for the first 2 hours after low tide. Wind was late and missed out on the glass (no "zoom-zoom"). So, put the mast track forward and slashed up the chop. The highlight of the day was hitting a big foam blob twice - "POOF !". I pissed myself laughing (foam is presumably generated by the coral or razorfish on the sandbar and the wind masses of foam together, sometimes 1 metre high) I was on my usual 5.5 Cheetah, 109 Superspot and 26 MUF Slalom weedy. Chris was using a 6.5 Cheetah and a 106 JP SuperX.
|Hamma (10805km): |
Mistral 47,Evo 5 5.4, sw 19cm
Bottom batten pulled though the camber end and couldn't get much shape in the bottom of the sail but still worked ok
|Kimba (7072km): |
Second day @ Lake George.
I filled the gap in my quiver with a new/old 90L F2 SXS (thanks Jamie).
The wind looked like it was solid early so I went out to try and beat the rising weed with the 6.1 and 25 Vector. It was nuking it the chop through the middle but there were not any gusts going down the flat weed run. I played around for a while sorting out the strap spacing and length as I had the old front foot wanting to pull out of the strap feeling. I probably should have put my lines back on the upwind leg to combat the problem as well. I managed more runs on the 90L than I did on the speed board yesterday but there was no pull on the run. There was a visible windline just before the strip on most runs. It was however great to be sailing over the weed beds again with crystal clear water and tiny wavelets.
I had to leave in the early afternoon for the 400km drive back to Adelaide to beat the Roos and it looked like it was nuking on the way home - my fuel economy was about 1L/100 better and I had 2 boards on the roof! I checked the Robe Airport observations and it looked the same all arvo which was strange. Maybe the wind had a bit more south in it today and the trees where shielding the run.
Lake George SE 20-25
F2 SXS - M1 6.1 - Vector weed 24
Overall it was an enjoyable road trip with lots to think about(and make...) before returning again in a few weeks.