FNQ Mob (QLD, Australia) - 2018-05-10
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
dr cam
34.153(D)
32.453(D)
16.271(D)
19.924(D)
27.68(D)
84.381(D)
Troppo
Herby
Rowdy
Sailpilot
Rossco
Sausage
Hoppybob
Kel
Regs
Freddy Burke
Locky
Gaz
Peter AUS466
Al
Ed
Flying Dutchman
Luca Sansalone
Pacman
Squid Lips
Toody
Sharyn
James
Richard Reynolds: Rico
Billy
Jason
Billy Green Island
Trojan
Dave
Andrew
Ian
Snorkel962
Bindi
Kiera
Benny McCarthy
Islandboydaz
boxy
binny
Alvadave
Average
dr cam (31944km):
103 days ago
4 categories

Dakhla, Western Sahara  Day 3 Dakhla .Getting into the groove.Day starts with an amazing buffet breakfast /coffee.

A 35 min walk into the wind follows up to Camp Vagabond . The wind is stronger today so I choose the Fanatic blast 100l 34 cm choco freeride fin & a 2013North S type 6m2.

Several long down wind runs later then a pinch upwind across a vast open channel with an offshore wind (please no gear failures...!!!)I arrive at the speed strip .The tide is still quite high so I have the entire run to myself .

My initial impressions from Tues /WED of the run being too short for a fast NM were confirmed today .The wind was gusting between 18-28 knots but is strongest on the square part of the course which is shaped like a flat C.

Couldnt really get any speed out of this combo -sail was getting overwhelmed in the gusts & didnt respond as a well tuned race sail does plus the fin felt draggy.

Fantastic fun nevertheless & managed some really nice photos which I'll post to my facebook page .

Wi-fi here is in high demand so difficult to spend more than a few minutes at a time .

Had to help rescue an injured kiter on the way back -he was down near the island minus his board /with a deep cut in his foot -had been there 3.5 hrs & it took me another 45mins to pinch upwind to the resort to activate the rescue service ...interesting experience -made me aware of how alone you are as an injured windsports freak in a foreign country ...Surprised

Amazing place ...SmileCool



Comments
Firiebob


WA
Australia
102 days ago

Great reading Kam, thanks Cool

Mate I didn't realise you still do call outs Laughing

Billy


QLD
Australia
102 days ago

Wow Cam. What an adventure Surprised.

Freddy Burke


QLD
Australia
102 days ago

great write up Cam...looking forward to chapter 3..... nice numbers as well.....look after yourself!!!

Benny McCarthy


QLD
Australia
102 days ago

Nice reading Cam...  Bet the kiter was very grateful!  Cool