|Sailor||2 Second Peak (Kts)||5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)||1 Hour (Kts)||Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)||Nautical Mile (Kts)||Distance Travelled (km)|
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|otts (5223km): |
Glory Holes, Australind, WA, AU
Water rough all round.
Foiling a hell alot smoother
|Decrepit (47144km): |
Had fun introducing Old Salt to Yunderup.
Swindy was flying around when we got there, but wind had already swung WSW and was up and down. So rigging choice was a bit of a lottery. I went with the 53 and 20cm 55deg weedy. I knew it was shallow, and the floaty board would be good in the lulls, but going with the 6.2 was probably a mistake, because I had to sit a couple of gusts out, and there wasn't enough in the big lulls anyway.
Getting out in a WSW was problematic, square to the wind aimed you right at the small island and shallow water, so we tried downwind and around the bottom of the island. My 20cm stainless leading edge came in usefull here as I scraped along the bottom. I think Old Salt shortened his 23 to a 21, and had to do a bit of walking.
But once in the flat stuff it was loads of fun. The gusts increased the chop, a bit too much, for me to try a very overpowered speed run. I was bouncing out of my harness too often, which was nerve racking after Wednesday's effort.
After lunch dropped by Fangys to hear tales of much better speeds than we got. So I hope this site comes good soon and we can see what happened.
|Hardie (28512km): |
Fangy's winter cold front sail, standing around in cold water waiting for gusts. Noticed both GPs's off, I think I only turned one on which ran out of battery, and switched the other one on about half way through the session.
2 sec 39.266
5 x 10 sec 33.471 = low bec only got half my session
1hr 0.0 only half session
Alpha 0.0 = didnt try
NM 0.0 = didnt try
Dist 7.163 probably less than half recorded
Edit: I had only been in the low 36's till my fastest run. I really wanted to back Johnski up as he told he he'd got a mid 39, and I'd only managed 2 low 36's, then I did a string of 34's thinking It;s dropping out, then craig lunny tells me he's seen a 39 peak on his gps in a squall, and I'm feeling like a mere mortal again. I thought be patient wait for a squall and also time the run so the water's at it's flattest. And bugger me dead, I did exatly that, I was heading into shore going faster and faster, and i had to pull out before I crashed on the bank, or for sure I would've cracked 40kts.
|fangman (15475km): |
Posted numbers from GPSResults,
Sunday morning sleep in and I left it to the hardcore mobbers to do the morning shift. When I wandered on down at lunchtime there was an assortment of GPSTC peeps, but the highlight was catching a glimpse of the rare basking seal “Hardicus Floppicii. This seal is known to generally haul itself out and hibernate for the winter, so to see one this far south on an autumn day was a special treat. I guess it was attracted to the bunting and sparkles from the Sludgefest that had apparently been going on since sparrow’s this morning.
I had been hoping to see the Clash of the Queens between Johnski and Sludge, but the hype around this fight turned out to be more interesting than the biffo itself. As far as could tell there just seemed to be lace doilies and cups of tea with pinkie finger raised. I went and parked Commandantmobile up by the BBQ’s just in case someone thought I was involved.
Luckily a couple of Pesky Pinnas had arrived in the form of Remery and Lunny and the two them went down and parked next to the tea party and settled in with no hint of embarrassment.
Some other rare things I saw today. ‘Ken dropped a gybe for the first time since 1996. Fin made a sizeable dent in the estuary. Be aware that when you are as threatening to a set of bathroom scales as a Daddy-long legs spider, making a dent in the estuary requires a tremendous amount of cluster#uck to make it happen.
And finally Elmo appeared and killed off the last of the breeze. There was some hope that the muppet would crack out the foil for the post-sail entertainment, but sadly the mortal enemy of muppetising; a spasm of common sense plus a chinwag with Stroppo materialised instead and left us all a bit disappointed.
To sum it up, a lot of chin wagging, plus a splash on the Barge, in a gusty, off-season breeze sort of Top Ten Fangy Day.
|Swindy (5596km): |
South Yunderup, WA, AU Pat SL100, KAR 6.3, Swoody 22 speed.
Got to Yunderup quite early with a view to getting a decent hour. Wind was a bit nw when I got there so took my time rigging and waited for the wind to swing a bit. Headed out on my own expecting Mike and Slugger to show up shortly. I had made the perfect sail and fin choice but the board was a little big in the stronger gusts. I had three great runs all the way down to boombas and back and was keeping up a pretty good average speed. Unfortunately on my fourth run down the wind decided to drop out and killed my hour attempt. Shortly after Mike and Steve from one more knot headed out to join me. The lulls were getting longer and lighter but some of the squalls coming through were increasingly cheek clenching. I was hoping to get 100km today but decided to give it a miss as I didn't want to get stuck down boombas if the wind dropped right out. No fantastic numbers but the best sail of the year so far for me. Love them big long runs.
|Oaf (6647km): |
Coodanup, WA, AU
Didn't get out as early as planned but on the water by 11.
|(dol-) fin (11181km): |
Peel, fangys, WA AU.
Wind was up and down, water was chopy, but sailing went well with some good gusts.
OK, lets see wats hapnin . Nothing,! I got robbed, thought I had some good speed, like 36 nots werth, but fone logit showd 35, aah 34.9999,
but Results said 34.82 and comes out as 34.66. Yeh, one of thoughs days, things doing wierd stuff, ha haa.
Apparently, the best wind was early and I got there a bit late. So started of on the bigger board, f2 SX-R58, to keep me floating in the pokets,
and the Ka kon5.8 for the gusts , and 45/26cm weedy. Got my top speed on that. When the wind settled and became bit more consistant I got
on the 48wid board. But the gusts had eased of a bit too, so no extra gain on seeds. All good fun in the end. Had a bit of a stak going into a gybe
a bit fast over chop, at the very start of it, and dismounted grasefully with a rotation over the boom and sail, but landed flat on my back.
Leaving that big dent. Somebody noticed, I think,??
|Jonski (4757km): |
|Basil (3189km): |
Coodanup, WA, AU
The rest of you wood ducks obviously did not know that today is world slow sailing day. I pronounce myself the winner by a big margin.
This is very bold of me as I have not yrt seen any other results for the day.
Mostly under powered with my 5.8 koncept and over finned with the 24 fangyfin.
Speaking of finns I did notice Paz completely disregarding the spirit of the day. As did everyone else
|SluGger (8831km): |
Coodanup, WA, AU
Lost my previous comments, Great work Joe and Jonski for top speeds and great catching up with everyone.
Ross I have a spare bra as you broke your strap!!
|Stretch (13514km): |
Glory Holes, Australind, WA, AU. CA52/GPS6.0 Sailing with Lachy, Noel and Ian. Storm surge, high water and very choppy. Slugger and Old Salt, twas the right call to head north. Now, I need to take a screen shot because im about to lose my jellybeans (nice 2S John!)
|evets (17752km): |
JP54 TR17 5.5 Elmo 19.5@48
Big session today, drove for 2 hours before ending up where I started. Harding Road with a GAF westerly. Airport 33-43 knots, harbour 0-35 knots mostly zero at the distillery, huge chop and gusts everywhere else on the harbour.
Interesting as it the same location that I have 3 over 100kms this year. I have sailed 1180 kms in 16 sessions, only one of which was less than 2kms!
Added Doppler reference.