Mandurah Mob (WA, Australia) - 2018-04-22
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Stretch
32.822(D)
30.811(D)
10.822(D)
20.258(D)
28.252(D)
33.329(D)
SluGger
31.737(D)
29.685(D)
9.606(D)
21.214(D)
22.23(D)
34.558(D)
otts
27.904(D)
14.73(D)
0(D)
8.624(D)
14.174(D)
4.051(D)
fangman
28.159(D)
26.024(D)
11.542(D)
14.269(D)
23.868(D)
21.802(D)
Jonski
31.537(D)
27.927(D)
0(D)
18.634(D)
20.502(D)
16.445(D)
Decrepit
31.996(D)
30.316(D)
15.677(D)
21.462(D)
26.991(D)
29.16(D)
Oaf
32.198(D)
30.172(D)
15.753(D)
21.837(D)
24.775(D)
51.751(D)
Firiebob
32.505(D)
30.841(D)
14.794(D)
17.899(D)
26.68(D)
28.777(D)
Swindy
32.278(D)
30.54(D)
19.239(D)
21.221(D)
29.184(D)
35.803(D)
Hardie
Binny
Bugs
Bender
Elmo
man of
Sammy the snail
evets
Basil
PJ
ratz
Man Over Board
(blu-) fin
Shane121
WazzaYotty
Morts
Mad Max
TOBYchef
Auz
Greggo
Frank
Jake
Average32.6630.8317.5021.6528.7243.78
Stretch (11538km):
156 days ago

Glory Holes, Australind, WA, AU. High tide and choppy conditions. Some strong wind when we first arrived, so rigged small, but the promise of more never really eventuated so underdone more most of the sesh.  Looks like there was a fair bit more wind in Mandurah, so I expect improved posts to follow.  Good to be out with Lachy, SLugger, Boz, John and Otts a late arrival.



SluGger (7469km):
156 days ago

Glory Holes, Australind, WA, AU

hard work, but had a ball, Cool



otts (4802km):
156 days ago

CoolGlory Holes, Australind, WA, AU

yahoo missed that wind window due to parent uber missions

foiing tomorrow



fangman (14255km):
156 days ago

It was the first good front of the season, so I thought a Boombas session might be in order. Decrepit, Swindy, Fairiebob and Stroppo were already loitering at South Yunderup when I got there, but Fairie and Stroppo showed no inclination to slip on some rubber, so it was left to Decrep, Swindy and me to show them how it was done. 


Or at least that was the plan. By the time I had rigged the Barge, Koncept 7.5 FF24 combo and edged my way out past the sheltered water, Huey turned up with full noise and lights. I was so overpowered I almost made it in Elmo’s world. I hung on for an eternity for the run down to Boombas, never comfortable or confident that I wasn’t about to get splattered; just full-on survival mode sailing. 

Initially, I was thinking I had picked up a bit of a squall and soon the wind would back off and things would be rosy. That didn’t happen. I tightened everything from sphincter to outhaul and tried to sail around a bit, but there was no easing of the conditions. The tide was high and the water not especially smooth, but I think if I had the right sail I would have had an enjoyable splash. Instead, it was 20k’s of grim death, which was way too exhausting to continue. 


I headed in to change down, as I was keen to try out the Swoody 22 and maybe even my FF18 if conditions kept building. But no sooner had I de-rigged, the others joined me on the shore, also complaining their party dresses were getting blown about. A quick confab and it was decided to charge back around to the more sheltered waters of Coodanup. This was mistake number two. By the time we got there, things were looking decidedly calmer and the inspiration to rig up again evaporated faster than Barnaby’s No Same Sex marriage cred. 

 

We probably should have stayed at Boombas and just had a cuppa to wait and see. But instead, we ended just gas bagging at the Creery carpark with a big mob. Not the best sailing and a bit disappointed I didn’t get a go on the Swoody, but quite an enjoyable social arvo all the same. Big thanks to Decrepit for taking the FF18 for its test run in challenging conditions. 

 



Jonski (3740km):
156 days ago

Coodanup, WA, Isonic 110, warp 6.3, FF24 Good news peasants Coodanup has a new queen! Having ousted Slugger who now simply goes by the title of The Queen of Glory Holes I do hereby royally decree that we shall rebuild the Pinna proof fence and make them pay for it.

Decrepit (45501km):
156 days ago

Mission today, was a test of Sue's ex fangy 18, for any asymetry.

Wind was a problem though. it was way under forecast and late turning WNW, which is what we wanted for Yunderup. So with it light and off shore, I rigged the biggest I'd brought with me.

The 6.2 and 53, the 18 didn't look too small, it's got more area than my 19 and a tad less than my 20.

Intermitent rain squalls slowed my rigging, as I decided to have lunch while it was raining.

By the time I hit the water, the wind had swung to the desired direction and picked up nicely. I tried to stay in front of Swindy as we headed for Boombas, but there was no chance of that, he passed me going further upwind. So I took that oportunity to gybe and test the other tack. arived back higher than I left, so decided to go all the way over where Ross and Roger had disappeared, wind had picked up a bit more and this run wasn't as comfortable.

Looked for smooth water and could only find a very small length of weed running straight down wind. So I had a couple of goes at bearing off in it, at the bottom end weed was nice and light but in the middle was a tad too heavy.

Would have to be the shortest speed run I've ever sailed, think I'll call it a micro run! I was still accelerating coming out the other side into the chop.

 

Wind continued to increase and the chop got bigger. So headed back, and this was the only time the fin let go on me. I was very overpowered and sheeted out, hit some chop and away it went. It was a real struggle to get it bite, but eventually a savage back heel brought it under control.

 

So mission accoplished, the fin felt great, stacks of lift without much drag, normally powered in chop not a problem.

I had the mast track back for when it was flatter, so in the less extreme gusts, when I could still keep the power down, I was surprised by how little board was in the water, the point of entry must have been very close to the fins leading edge, but it remained solid, no sign of it wanting to give even a little bit.



Oaf (6542km):
156 days ago

Coodanup, WA, AU

Laughing

That was whole lot of fun!  Got to try out my new board, got a few hops off some chops. Sunshine, a nice breeze and a good chat with a few people in the rigging area. All in all good. Packed up with a grin on in the sunset.

 

Exocet Warp SL 94, HSM GPS 6.6

 

 



Firiebob (13737km):
156 days ago

Coodanup, WA, AU

Back on home turf. Caught up with the mob at Yunderup where it was on and off drizzle and gusty, I just couldn't get motovated. I did try to get my blouse shopping buddy Fang to go to Kmart, but he said since I've been away he has grown some real big man hangers and was going out with a 7.5 sail.

I snuck off while the mob were looking the other way and followed the Strop to Coodanup, when we got there it was honking. Rigged up and it dropped off of course, hung around cos there was plenty a yackers to yack to. The wind did pick up and I had a real good sail, so happy I didn't go to Kmart. I stayed till Paul came in and he was another happy boy.

CA SL87, Tribal 27 SW, 5.8 Koncept and a rubber just in case.



Swindy (4271km):
152 days ago

South Yunderup, WA, AU 

Pat SL 115, Sim SCR 7.0, FF Woody 26

Started off well powered up and had a few great super long runs down to boombas and back. The final run down and back was a little too exciting so decided to go in and change down. Being the three stooges we collectively decided to pack up and head to fangys. Poor decision. I think we missed a great opertunity for an amazing hour.

Good to catch up with Firie and Stroppo before we headed off round the curvature of the earth.



Comments
Hardie


WA
Australia
156 days ago

Well done boyz I thought the storm surge on top of a highish tide mid afternoon when wind was strongest wasn't going to be any good for speed so didn't bother Embarassed 

Elmo


WA
Australia
156 days ago

Nice work peoples, glad someone got out, Mr thumping headache which I had yesterday was just the warmup for the main event today, spent most of the day in my own private world of missery on the lounge.

I now know where the Yunderup launch is so I now know where to go next time.

fangman


WA
Australia
156 days ago

Sorry to hear about Mr T Headache lurking about Elmo. Frown

And welcome to Queen Johnski, glad to read that you will help make Fangyland great again. Not like that other Queen, totally rubbish and altogether too distracted by tiaras and shiny things.Laughing

Boz


WA
Australia
156 days ago

Rob you guys have a nice playground down there. Will be back when the tides a bit lower. Good sailing with all of the crew.

fangman


WA
Australia
156 days ago

Nice stuff Roger and Mike - thems be damn good turns of speed given the conditions. And thanks again Mike, much appreciated Laughing

And wasnt it great to see both Firie and 'Ken in rubber at the same time? Surprised

SluGger


WA
Australia
156 days ago
Hey welcome back Firie, nice work in Fangy land guys. Big congrats to Lachy today Rob, he sailed so well in tough conditions 😎😎
Decrepit


WA
Australia
156 days ago

Nice Going Fire, I thought you were having fun out there.

Swindy


WA
Australia
155 days ago

Congratulations Queen John, have you managed to get the sparkles out of the regal robes yet.

fangman


WA
Australia
155 days ago

I think you are right Roger. The run down to Boombas is a bit over 6 kms, so if you could do 4 round trips, that's 7 gybes in an hour, 50 kms on the dial, and approx 26-27 knot hour! 

SluGger


WA
Australia
154 days ago
Damn does that mean Iím now a princess ⚡️✨
Swindy


WA
Australia
154 days ago

You always were mate..

fangman


WA
Australia
154 days ago

I was thinking that getting the sparkles out of the Regal Robe was the least of Johnski's worries. after all, we didn't nickname it "Monica" for nothing.Surprised

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
154 days ago

Interesting that the fin behaved with you Decrepit..When it was playing up I gave another sailor a go and he had the same issues..I wonder if Budgy weed/ conditions are different? I haven't had any trouble with the new one although the water is choppier in a SSW ( where the other one gave issues) than where i sailed it recently ( NW wind. )

Using the new 18FF  I noticed starting I had to get my rear foot in the strap and apply a little pressure..Also hanging my weight off the boom helped. If I tried to go front foot first it would slide out.. Maybe it needs some speed to grip?..The water was very shallow..20cm?

I may have improved since LG so maybe that's why I'm finding the new 18cm better..

I haven't sailed a delta type fin for a while..I can't remember them being fussy re starting but it will be interesting to see.. I certainly prefer the FF18 if there is enough wind to be powered up.

fangman


WA
Australia
154 days ago

Everybody/place/weed/chop/board and even tuttlebox seems to be different Sue so I think it maybe really hard to compare at times. I re-did the nose fillet on the fin Mike used, so it is different to the one you used. Certainly you are correct about the speed and grip. The FF18 fin generates its 'grip' via water flow over the foil being fast enough to provide lift. At low speed when the fin is at very high angles of attack, it does not have enough lateral surface area to provide resistance/drag to give you any grip.  That means you have to bear off and get some speed up ( and therefore start generating some lift=> grip), before you load up the fin. Your cut down FF24 has much greater surface area, plus a larger foil thickness, so it can provide grip at much lower speeds, the penalty being the drag at higher speeds is greater.

I have not ever experimented with foot placement timing - I will have to give that a go and see what happens. Laughing

TOBYchef


WA
Australia
154 days ago
Firiebob!! When did you get back? Canít wait to sail soon!! Looks like the wind is still trying to blow! Happy sailing Mob!! See you soon!
Decrepit


WA
Australia
154 days ago

Sue, when did the ding on the nose appear???? If that was there while you were using it, that could explain your problem.

Firiebob


WA
Australia
154 days ago

Hey Sandwich maker, I got back a couple of weeks ago, where are you ?

I'll be up Cape Range all August Smile

PJ


WA
Australia
153 days ago

Good session ladsCool

TOBYchef


WA
Australia
152 days ago
Firiebob back in a few weeks mate!!! Gonna miss you in cape range this year! Weíre later! Heading over eat