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|Pointman (13880km): |
Pinnaroo Point, WA, AU
Over three years since my last sail at Pinnaroo! I had to go back to Dec-14 to find my last sesh there.
Today it was the logical choice, cos I needed to get an early one in, and the young fella wanted a lift to the skate park in Carine, so I was most of the way there when I dropped him off.
Hit the water around 12:30 and it was already quite fresh, around 18-22K, and the combo was sweet...M112 + 7.4 Koyote + 33 Tribal WS.
Pulled in to the beach twice to apply more downhaul, and the setup was on the limit by the time I called it quits around 2:45, with gusts approaching 25K and some crazy rough chop.
Had a big catapult on one run, when some chop dislodged my back foot as I was bearing away. The harness line gave way on the next run, and I lost half an hour swapping it out for a new one.
Pinnaroo is not an easy place to go quick, so happy with the speeds. Had a crack at a mile, but I wasn't going too deep, so happy with a 27. The chop is quite closely spaced at Pinnas, so it's hard to go really deep cos you end up nosediving into the back of the waves.
So a pretty exciting little sesh with some thrills and spills, it was nice to be back sailing there.
|Snake (23384km): |
Safety Bay, WA, AU.
Went out with Lunny for a crack at the one hour, but it was bloody windy and really uneven out there. Yikes! Really physical session, made worse by poor board choice - I should have been on about 85l, not 98. A few gusts which must have been 25knots had the combo absolutely lit, if only my legs could have held the power down!! Had to pull on extra outhaul a few times, which I don't normally need to do. Just barely survived the hour though had a few very close calls on a number of gybes, after collection of weed during the turn (yep, stock Tribals do pick up the ribbon weed, folks). Absolutely exhausted by that last downwind leg, legs burning!! Nice to see the shore!!
Great sess with Craig and Simon, now time for a couple of cold ones
XFire 98, KAR 6.3, Tribal WS 29
|Woody-Mark (1334km): |
Melville Beach, WA, AU
Fun session and finally came off second best with the shallows at Melville with nice high speed catapult. Would have been going at least 30knots but no damage so replaced the 29 wp with a 27 and pushed higher upwind for the reach this time on the Manta. Good luck prevailed and kept on the water for a few more runs. Good to see Tim, Jase and Jeff out there too.
|Lunny (28517km): |
Safety Bay, WA, AU
Quite a decent 20kn breeze with a very low tide made the speed run a tad butt clenching. There were even a couple of weed islands amongst it.
Jake had a great idea of going for an hour. Geezus alright then Jake (thinking he's mad), so off he went into the wild chop of the bay.
Couldnt let him try it alone so i adjusted the brass ones had a crack as well. Turns out thats my best ocean hour so far, good idea Jake!
Some really mad moments amongst the rough stuff, was way underfinned for it so there were plenty of sideways moments.
I'd do it again though, as stupis as it is, its exciting.
Mistral 91 new butt, Reflex 6 6.2, Tribal ws 25
|Flatchat (5553km): |
Melville Beach, WA, AU
Totally unexpected sail, so I'd say it was a bonus. Wind was quite consistent for Melville, but was building throughtout the day and the 7m sail was becoming a handfull towards the end. Still a good day out and good to sail with some familiar faces. Water over sandbar was quite shallow but still lumpy and I'm sure Woody will back me up on that . Starting to feel like an endless summer... I WISH.
SB i107, Evo9 7.8, Tribal wsp 29
|Hooksey (2234km): |
What a day..!
I arrived at Smellville just as the wind kicked in around midday and I decided to try my new Patrik F-Race 140l with my 8.6 Racing Blade. I used to have a Patrik 135 Slalom but I have never really been comfortable on it and I have swopped it or the F-Race. I recon I got the better deal..!
There were quit a few white caps so I did expect to be overpowered on the 8.6 (+ a 46 cm fin) and boy was i overpowered but the F-Race could handle it and I had a blast...
I must say the F-race sits really nice on the water compared to the slalom equivalent – in particular on the river chop chop where the F-race seems to naturally trim on the leeward side.
My hour of power on the river was followed by a wave session at scrab with JJ etc.
Looking forward to spending more time on the 140 patrik F-Race.
Partik F-Race 140, Racing Blade 8.6. 46 cm CL2
Melville Beach, WA, AU
|Jase (2687km): |
Melville Beach, WA, AU Heaps of fun in the sun. As the tide got lower I saw people start catapulting on the sandbank so sailed over to Point Walter for a few runs. Some very nice gusts wrapping around the island where the water was flat, it was awesome. I love that spot, it is fickle but those gybes in the smooth are the best. Heaps of friendly faces, not too crowded, couldn't ask for more. Well powered up on the 6.6 but gusty. 97 futura and 27 speed weed :)
|Boz (13990km): |
Peel Inlet, WA, AU
Was looking for a cruisy sail today and Liptons delivered, not super windy but enough to have a bit of fun, good to catch up with the locals and Anita who came down minus her GPS. Pity Anita forgot the GPS as one of her Alphas sure looked like it was a 25Kt
Manta 61 KAR 6.3
|remery (1718km): |
Coodanup, WA, AU
A very pleasant afternoon crusing the smooth at Coodanup. First sail for a ouple of weeks so well worth the drive.
JP Supersport 100, NXC 6.5, Delta XT 18.
|Ricey (8636km): |
Melville Beach, WA, AU
Arrived a bit late, but still strong wind in the gusts.
105 Rocket, 6.0 Gator, 19 Delta to get over the shallows.
Enjoyable in the gusts, got a few good gybes, but no speed runs.
|Windxtasy (9364km): |
Manta 54, 6.2K, 21 Tribal Ultraweed No GPS.
Liptons at it's best if not at its fastest. A constant 18 - 20 knots, warm air, blue sky, good company and low tide plus lush weed = flaaaat water (except for the channel where the stink boats were chopping it up a bit).
Unfortunately the session was "unplugged" as I could not find my GPS. I had to take a minimum of sailing gear in order to fit in camping gear and my husband, and in the reshuffle I couldn't find my GPS. Somehow it had fallen out of the box I put it in and had worked it's way under the sails, but I didn't find it until today. The session felt a bit like a waste of time without the GPS, but I did enjoy a cruise in the smooth.
As Boz said, I did do one very nice gybe. It wouldn't have been any where near 25 knots but may have been a PB. We will never know. The moral is - always wear your GPS!
|Bunyip (2132km): |
Cervantes, WA, AU