The West Coast Speedsters (W, United States of America) - 2018-02-03
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Roo
32.18(D)
30.51(D)
13.67(D)
20.79(D)
24.78(D)
31.9(D)
Taty
29.605(D)
28.213(D)
8.726(D)
23.658(D)
25.388(D)
25.127(D)
Roo Jr.
Barton
Marc
Aron
RD
Amado
Terence
Juvannie
Juvannie
Nagel
Average30.8929.3611.2022.2225.0828.51
Roo (10913km):
17 days ago

First session for 2018, Boardhead at Boardman! EVO8 6.4 RDM SP90 Replica Vector Volt 33 GW60

Been getting jealous of all the great sessions at Lake George and Lilacs down under so invoked the 100 rule today. If air and water add up to 100 it's sailable...air was 62F and water 41F so time to get wet. Headed east to Boardman for a nice 25 knot breeze and long runs around 2 miles. First time out for 2018 in the Gorge, never sailed this early before so a good chance to wake the beast from hibernation. Stunning drive with the Gorge in all its green majestic glory and lots of snow on Mt. Hood...gotta love this place.



Taty (559km):
14 days ago
6 categories

Lac Bay, Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands

2018 GA-Sails Vapor 8.6, 2018 iSonic 137, ZFin ZSF 45.5 cm.  Wind: 13 - 14 knots



Comments
Tony Polony


NSW
Australia
17 days ago

Mad bastard Tongue out No polar bears I hope!

Roo


W
United States of America
17 days ago

A few, sat on top of the ice flows and busy fishing!

Hardie


WA
Australia
17 days ago

Make them tuff in the GorgeCool

Barton


W
United States of America
17 days ago

YES, Roo is back on the water!! Laughing

Strikes me that the 100 rule is a bit arbitrary and pushing it a little. But for someone that is never in the water it is obviously doable Laughing.

Roo


W
United States of America
17 days ago

There's a actually a bit more to today's story. On my last run out, had decided to pack when I got back, I ended up spending half an hour in the water after the rig sank, was over on the Washington side as the wind picked up, nearly 2 miles from launch. Had a hell of a time getting waterstarted and no chance of rescue. Hands were a bit cold when finally got going again but decided to bin the session after I got back to the beach. Only time I fell all day. Had thermals under the 5/4 westsuit and hood so pretty toasty! Note to self fit an uphaul next time. No one else out and no boats, lucky the polar bears didn't get me.

Hardie


WA
Australia
17 days ago

OMG you are even harder than I thoughtSurprised, I need a 20kg pack of cement to ingestEmbarassed

Hardie


WA
Australia
17 days ago

Roo you'll probably hate me for this, but when in Albany, after sailing along a 2 km stretch of dead flat water, the Lilacs magic carpet ride, while verbally exchanging the thrill of the run with my partner in crime Sammy the Snail, I noticed the water temp was warmer than the air temp, so I laid down in it to warm up a bitEmbarassed

Barton


W
United States of America
17 days ago

Gee, decided to bin the session after spending only half an hour in the 41F water due to light wind, you think?! Laughing As you know, I would have been freaking out of my mind long before half an hour was up. Yes, sometimes uphauls are useful Embarassed

Glad you made it back! Makes me once again appreciate the completely benign conditions of Lac Bay!!

Roo


W
United States of America
17 days ago

Wasn't light wind, was f&^%ing strong with big waves breaking over the rig!

 

Yes Hardie I do hate you for that, not the warm water but the 2km of flat!

Barton


W
United States of America
17 days ago

Ah, my mistake. I just assumed uphauls are for light wind. Guess they are also good for keeping connected with the rig when you are getting hammered Surprised
I correct my previous statement about me freaking out long before 1/2 hour is up to me freaking out in about a minute Embarassed.

Roo


W
United States of America
17 days ago

When it gets warmer you'd love it Barton. Long, long runs and nice grassy area to rig on next to a nice hotel with beachside bar/restaurant. Just like Bonnaire!

Hardie


WA
Australia
17 days ago

Roo have a look at the mandurah mob session of 03/02/18, photos have been posted and you can see the Lilacs magic carpet ride, the run its just to the Lee of the yellow patch of weed in the foreground

Roo


W
United States of America
17 days ago

Saw them mate, jealous as anything. Weed is now legal here in Oregon and Washington but not that type!

Hardie


WA
Australia
17 days ago

Roo have a look at photos of 02/02/18 of the 37nm day, shows a better perspective of the run, what its actually like