Pinnaroos (WA, Australia) - 2018-05-27
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Boz
33.386(D)
31.539(D)
15.768(D)
20.183(D)
28.648(D)
91.541(D)
JJ
31.063(D)
29.7(D)
14.844(D)
13.862(D)
25.668(D)
40.488(D)
Windtech
32.229(D)
30.661(D)
20.801 [PB](D)
22.029 [PB](D)
29.103(D)
45.334(D)
Jase
31.603(D)
29.277(D)
16.268(D)
19.737(D)
25.255(D)
52.884(D)
Flatchat
33.836(D)
31.71(D)
8.532(D)
19.487(D)
22.618(D)
32.956(D)
Woody-Mark
33.055(D)
30.828(D)
0(D)
17.393(D)
20.55(D)
14.142(D)
Lunny
35.784(D)
33.683(D)
16.398(D)
23.29(D)
24.093(D)
69.95(D)
CrimsonFlash
28.817(D)
26.746(D)
9.048(D)
0(D)
24.434(D)
34.821(D)
Windxtasy
22.461(D)
19.354(D)
4.713(D)
0(D)
7.801(D)
8.425(D)
nebbian
Pointman
Mineral
JF
lao shi
Chris Porter
Jeff
Marcel
paddymac
Snake
Lezz
JC2
Jemma
Birdman
Obelix
Grumpy
scarrgo
Jonah
Ricey
WINGMAN
Bunyip
alistair
Sam
Youngy
GS
AC1
Hooksey
Neon Leon
Lukie
Andy
tailwind
Matt
Gustenzo
Cannonball
Kenny
Windmill
remery
Pacey
Average34.8132.7018.6022.6628.8880.75
Boz (8960km):
27 days ago
1 categories

Melville Beach, WA, AU

Not as windy today but better water conditions, was going for the nautical mile but kept hitting holes in the wind on most of the runs, good fun had by all today, good seeing Jase out on the water.

MANTA 59, KAR 6.3



JJ (23474km):
26 days ago

Melville Beach, WA

Awesome cruisey day - dragging with Neil and Norts. Mid-river chop/swell is so much fun with these boards Cool

WindTech 57 90L (proto) and 64 114L   Koncept 6.2    Tribal 34

 



Windtech (358km):
26 days ago
1 categories

Melville Beach, WA, AU

7.1 Ka Race, WindTech 64cm and 29 cm winged fin.

Tragically...my watch didn't register the first 20 mins?? Switched on but the screen froze. I gave up fiddling with  it and it then behold...it miraculously started reading ( is this something that happens ? Anybody had this?) 

Anyway I can honestly say I got the best run of the day from Melville to Peli Point before it registered...as luck would have it. Fully powered and pretty smooth with a fresh body and mind. 

But had a great sail anyway. 



Jase (1941km):
26 days ago

Melville Beach, WA, AU A great day for NM runs with the swell (chop) lining up beautifully. .but really challenging with the gusts. Looks like Boz and Windtech got some beauties, nice one! Boz was all over the place, like a sail ninja, way upwind one minute then way downwind the next, baffling. The rain squalls coming through made for some epic light moments as sails faded into the mist. A ripper session.

Windtech, i found today my watch took quite a while to lock in the satellites. I try to turn the GPS on early while I am rigging. Not sure if this is what happened to you but just an idea.

Futura 97 / KAK 6.6 and 27 tribal weedy



Flatchat (3961km):
26 days ago

Coodanup, WA, AU

Fun little session. Even got to have a couple of runs in the 'pond'.  Wind was gusty as expected and quite shifty. After the mayhem of the last few days it was nice to find some flatter water for a more kroozy sail. Mostly underpowered. Not alot out but was definately qualityTongue out

SB i87, NP E5 6.4m, rTibal SWspd 27.



Woody-Mark (574km):
26 days ago
1 categories

Coodanup, WA, AU

Fun short session with the locals, Tim and Lunny. Manta 59 NP V8 6.7



Lunny (23793km):
26 days ago
6 categories

Coodanup, WA, AU

Not a bad session, Bit Gusty but good enough.

Tried Jespers Simmer SCR again. Quite grunty down low and seems to keep power out of the gybes.

Swapped over to old faithful and got the best 2 sec on that but took more trying for the Alpha.

Good catch up as usual with the regular crew

Mistral 112, Simmer SCR 7.0, Severne R8 7.0, Tribal ws 29



CrimsonFlash (255km):
26 days ago

Pelican Point, WA to Melville.   72 Windtech, 7.5 GPX, 38cm CL SL fin



Windxtasy (8866km):
19 days ago

Melville Beach, WA, AU 54 Manta, 6.2 Koncept, 28 vector

After having such fun on Friday I wanted to use the Manta again, but it was a bit small for the lulls today and I spent a lot of time waterstarting after dropped gybes. Oh well, it's all good fitness training, and at least I exceeded Friday's distance. Can't complain - 3 days sailing out of 4 - I don't manage that very often.

It was nice to catch up with a few more of the team and one prospective team member.

This photo is from the session but the aspect ratio is wrong. It is stretched vertically.

 



Comments
Jase


WA
Australia
26 days ago

Nice work on the alpha /Hr Windtech, but that NM is awesome, jealous.

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
26 days ago

Very impressive numbers, Windtech! A sweet alpha PB and an impressive river hour for a gusty day. A fast nm also, we might have a new nm king...

I hope someone backed up your hour.

All the GPS units do need to get a number of satellites fixed in order to work. It is a good idea to turn it on while you are rigging and make sure it gets a good look at the sky.

Boz, it looks like that new board is working well for you, and you obviously had a lot of fun. I hope someone else had as much fun and did as many km!

Tim, is there still weed at Coodanup? and how was Boombas for weed the other day?

Jase, sorry I missed you!

Boz


WA
Australia
26 days ago
Jase, was putting the 59 through itís paces to see what it can do, considering I was using a weed fin the little board trucks upwind and has no issues bearing of through the moguls, was a lot of fun, good seeing you on the water.
Cannonball


WA
Australia
26 days ago

Nice PB's Neil. Impresiive numbers for a choppy Nor wester. 

Windtech


WA
Australia
26 days ago

Hey guys, thanks for the input. I did turn it on about 5 mins prior to launching. I stopped at Pelican because I had a screaming run to Pelican.

Jumped off to see my 32 knot n/m that didn't exist.... stuffed around with the watch for 5 mins pushing buttons and cursing and eventually gave up. Sailed around for 15 mins and then it kicked in at Melville . My Google earth shows the runs starting in the middle of the river.

Since I loaded the update it has had a few glitches and the operating format has changed.

Are the Locosys watches prone to glitches?

Cheers for the help.

Flatchat


WA
Australia
26 days ago
Well done On the PBs Neil. Good to finally meet you the other day. Anita, weed is mostly gone at Boombas and Coods. I also think the higher than usual tides made any chance of weeds ineffective on the water state.
Lunny


WA
Australia
26 days ago

Hey Neil nice work on those PBs. Bit strange with the watch. My routine is to hit the gps button, leave it to sync up till the 2 beeps and speedo comes up then i always delete the log, top speed history and km from the last session and usually have no dramas. Oh and i use the lock feature now (push mode and start together) just in case a bent wrist may accidently press the gps button again which would obviously turn off the gps and give no readings. Maybe this happened to you?

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
26 days ago

Lunny, speed of the day. Love your work, as usual. 6 jellybeans well earned.

Windtech


WA
Australia
26 days ago

Cheers Lunny, nice speed too. 

Thanks for the gps advice. Not sure, just did the usual and ended up with the situation as explained. See how I go next time.

Cheers

Kenny


WA
Australia
26 days ago

Congrats on the PBs Neil. More of those to come I reckon.

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
26 days ago

How do those winged fins work?

Windtech


WA
Australia
24 days ago

Hi Sue, about 3 years ago I put a couple of winglets on an old elliptical fin to just see what the effects were. I had so much going on with designs that I sailed it once and didn't really get much info from the session. Recently a guy called Andrew Mason, who has a doctorate in Naval architecture and hydrodynamix bought a board from us. He passed a comment wondering why winglets weren't used on windsurf fins. I pulled out my proto and a healthy discussion developed with me heading to the shed to pop out a more advanced model.

The result was a little more refined and the first sail was a revelation. The vertical pitch( nose going up and down) was hugely diminished and kept the board at a more even trim angle. Instead of the nose lifting when a gust hit the board would stay flatter allowing you to stay sheeted in longer = more speed. Great for nautical miles and lighter riders.

There are other benefits, upwind is improved , a smaller fin can be used and the board seems to keep it's speed better through gybes.

So far all who have tried them have expressed similar views. I used it for the first time as a recorded gps time yesterday and the results speak for themselves. There is obviously some science behind this but also some things are by feel. I've done quite a few and the angle, shape, size and foil are critical. Big problem is getting someone to make them in quantity... but I can do them when requested. Very fiddly and time consuming but worth it. Hope this helps. Cheers, Neil

Windtech


WA
Australia
25 days ago

Sue, it makes sailing easier = more pleasurable Smile

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
25 days ago

Sounds great! What depth are they and what sail sizes can they hold? Also whats the smallest volume Windtech board you make..

Windtech


WA
Australia
24 days ago

Well.. size would depend on the weight of the sailor and sail size. The science behind winglets on plane wings says they emulate a longer more effecient wing. Anecdotal evidence supports this on the water so far. If for example you use a 32 cm medium chord fin with a 7.0 sail then you would find that you could use about a 29 cm wing fin assuming the foils and dimensions were the same.

Spin-out (ventilation) also seems to be reduced but we have no idea why- a good thing. Upwind performance is one of it's best features I think.

The one drawback is that in ocean conditions running deep off the wind, the board is a bit slow to respond to foot pressure to ride over the top of the oncoming crest. You get used to it though. One guy said it rendered the trim plate adjustment on the boards less effective. That is true to some degree but you sort of learn to sail them. For me the positives out weigh the small negatives.

We aren't doing these commercially so I will be upfront and honest about them. No advantage to talk them up - I only sail what works for me.

We are introducing a 57cm 90 litre SilverBullet this season. Testing has confirmed it's a fair bit quicker than the 64. Handles exceptionally well too. Gybing is ridiculously easy. Had it in 35+ knot winds and it felt planted

Stay tuned. It's being sent to the Kinetic factory next week for moulding. Can't wait.

fangman


WA
Australia
24 days ago

Neil, if you have a spare few minutes can you please pm me on Seabreeze. I have been working on winglets for a weed fin and would like to get your thoughts on a few different design ideas.Laughing

Windtech


WA
Australia
24 days ago

Hi Ross, better still can you email me rather? windtechwindsurf@gmail.com

I'd love to exchange ideas. 

 

fangman


WA
Australia
24 days ago

cheers Neil. Done Cool

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
23 days ago

 

Thanks Neil..