United Speedsailors of America (USA, United States of America) - 2018-02-27
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Peter
30.63(D)
29.19(D)
24.14(D)
20.98(D)
28.33(D)
60.1(D)
Nina
Bill
Flad The Inhaler
Dani Sfeir
Sabah Daaboul
Cesar SpeedSeeker
Bart Kornas
Dean Withrow
Boro
Nikita
denisspb
Speedy
Martin Schauer
Pollock
CdnGuy
Jon Shell
Alsosnoff
gonzalo
o-livier
Drew
LarryD
Mike
TBob
AlexG
Chris
Max
Chris Forenbaher
gregg s densmore
RS SSP
julo49
Kipps
Average
Peter (42347km):
968 days ago
6 categories

Grassy Point, Corpus Christi, TX. Forecast predicted 15 knots, we rigged to 20. Well powered on RB 6.3/F99 when I went out, good wind direction for long runs, so decided to go for an hour. Wind picked up to 26 knots gusting 30, so I mostly practiced sailing with a race sail wide open. Quite scary but in a fun way. Nice to beat the 1 h PB by 1.5 knots, and climb up to the #2 spot for 1h in the US rankings Smile. Can't complain about 2nd-best naughty, either. May need to work on that tomorrow on a speed board - the forecast predicts a bit more wind. 

Grassy Point definitely ranks at the top of all the windsurfing spots I ever sailed, at least for distance speed - 2 sessions with wind, 2 PBs smashed. No worries, either, since it's hip deep for 5 km. Today's runs were 3.6-4.5 km.



Comments
Boro


USA
United States of America
968 days ago

Nice one Peter!!! Congratulations on PB!!!

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
967 days ago

Looks like a great place for speed sailing. Congratulations on a very respectable PB.

Peter


USA
United States of America
967 days ago

Thanks, Boro and Anita. It was great yesterday, but today with a few miles more wind, a slightly different wind direction, ~15 cm higher water level, and more chaotic chop, it was a bit much for me. I think the meters here are smoking something - it was supposedly just 4 mph more wind today, but my smaller gear (5.6 and 72 l speedboard vs. 6.3 and 99 l slalom board) felt like too much. Nina thought the same - her 3.4 today was just as overpowered as her 4.5 yesterday.

I still think this spot would be almost comparable to some of the great speed spots in Australia in the summer, though, when the water level if lower and the sea grass has grown in.

Boro


USA
United States of America
967 days ago

30-40 and choppy is a lot to handle. Speed board may not be the best choice??? Small slalom boards may be better in chop if you are after speed sailing in those conditions. In any case keep your teeth tight LOL.

30-40 and flat on the other hand is dream conditions. Speed board and one size larger sail on flat water works perfect. Keep looking for that flat water there...

Peter


USA
United States of America
966 days ago

The chop was not that bad, Boro, you probably would have mowed through it. It was just a bit too much for my inner chicken. I've had several session at BIB and SPI where I switched from the Falcon 99 to the W54, and the speedboard handled the chop better. But there might be a limit to that, and the Falcon 89 (or my XFire 90) may indeed be the best choice. We had some nicely flat water today .. but with 10 mph less wind.

Boro


USA
United States of America
966 days ago
Yes, small slalom board like 87-90 ltr with lots of v at the bottom. Thatís probably your best bet for speed sailing in chop. 99 is more like medium size. I think you can go as big as 7.8 sail on Falcon 99 or 7.0 on 90 for speedsailing in flat water in case you are not powered enough on small sails.