Pinnaroos (WA, Australia) - 2018-06-05
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
35.926(D)
32.975(D)
7.365(D)
17.835(D)
21.466(D)
23.053(D)
Cannonball
32.285(D)
30.825(D)
10.612(D)
19.892(D)
25.846(D)
44.317(D)
Windtech
31.179(D)
29.905(D)
13.24(D)
16.995(D)
26.364(D)
38.42(D)
Kenny
25.037(D)
21.479(D)
10.446(D)
17.276(D)
17.844(D)
35.281(D)
Flatchat
33.49(D)
31.275(D)
7.287(D)
10.208(D)
16.677(D)
33.609(D)
Woody-Mark
31.428(D)
29.197(D)
7.63(D)
21.651(D)
14.742(D)
20.471(D)
Lunny
36.64(D)
33.945(D)
13.042(D)
21.817(D)
30.423(D)
48.729(D)
Jase
30.847(D)
28.592(D)
13.069(D)
20.007(D)
23.994(D)
37.034(D)
nebbian
Pointman
Mineral
JF
lao shi
Chris Porter
Jeff
Marcel
paddymac
Snake
Lezz
JC2
Windxtasy
Jemma
Birdman
Obelix
Grumpy
scarrgo
Jonah
JJ
Ricey
WINGMAN
Bunyip
alistair
Sam
Youngy
GS
AC1
Hooksey
Neon Leon
Lukie
Andy
tailwind
Matt
Gustenzo
Windmill
remery
Pacey
CrimsonFlash
Average36.2833.4613.1521.7328.3946.52
Boz (10866km):
136 days ago
2 categories

Melville Beach, WA, AU

Interesting Melville session, got down just to realise the GPS had no charge, don't know if this happens to anyone else but when my GPS is charging from the computer and the PC goes to sleep it seems to drain the battery on the GPS, last time I leave it charging on the PC. Got down around 8ish and slowy was already charging on the water, stopped to have a chat and yep it was honking, quickly rigged the 5.5 but alas no GPS still on charge from the cig lighter bugger and it was for the first hour probably the best conditions out there, water was choppy but managable slowy first time ever I've seen him catapulted after catching a rail, winded but all good as the trooper he his changed the mangled harness and back out for more runs, his results speak for themselves as to how good he is in the chop and slop of Melveille hats off to the man.

Manat 59 performed like a trooper bit flightly in some cases but I rekon thats only to do with the sailer not having enough weight to hold the board down cross chop, very predictable in how it handles some scary moments though not seeing some of the bullets coming through and nearly getting lifted on a couple of the runs, problem was couldn't bear away further on the gusts as would have ended sky high going cross the chop, such a fun morning on the edge for the first hour but the wind did decrease with occasional bullets by the time I left. Hats off to anyone sailing Melville today wasn't the easiest of mornings and you had to have some big B to contempalte the bearaways in the conditions.



Cannonball (4313km):
136 days ago

Melville Beach, WA, AU

Good to get a session in early in the month. Felt like a beginner again for the first couple of runs. Not a lot of flat water and the odd gust would try to pull you over the handle bars when bearing away so hats off to Boz and Slowy for going so fast in those conditions. 

Good to see Boz, Tim, Jase, Ken and apparently Neil and JJ were also out.

isonic 86, KA Koncept5.8



Windtech (1372km):
136 days ago
1 categories

Melville Beach, WA, AU I arrived a bit late. Looked windy NNE, rigged up a 6.3 but was underpowered the entire sail. Gusty mostly foating around but surprised myself with a better speed than I expected. Then up at Peli the watch ran out of battery power....still enjoyed it.



Kenny (9263km):
136 days ago

Melville Beach, WA, AU

Missed the best of the wind but looks like Slowboat, Boz and Flatchat got the best of it in morning. Good Pinna turnout despite the cold and rain.

4.7 combat, 90 FSW, 28 freeride fin



Flatchat (4203km):
136 days ago

Melville Beach, WA, AU

Arrived around 9.30am and conditions looked pretty good. Boz and Slowie were coming in! On the water by 10.15am and totally stuffed within an hour. With an embarrassing low reading on the odometer I continued to sail but fortunately the wind had started to ease off. The first hour was powered up in some crazy chop and the remainder of the session was underwhelming. I'm not convived that this setup was the best for today's conditions but still always a win to get on the water. My 2s speed was done on the first few runs, before I worked out how scary bearing off was in those conditions. Good to see so many Pinnas going for it.

SB i87, NP E4 5.8m, Trivbal Wsp27 



Woody-Mark (736km):
136 days ago
2 categories

Coodanup, WA, AU

Saw Lunny at Boombas who had come in for the chop. Drove to Australind to see some guys in patchy conditions then headed for Coondanp to try and catch the change in direction early afternoon. Rigged for stronger wind but got only a breeze with a few gusts. Tried the Manta 88 and NPV8 6.2 and struggled mostly then had a few fun runs on the JP Slalom 113. Good to get out for a sail at least and have a short session with Lunny 



Lunny (25479km):
136 days ago
4 categories

Point Grey & Coodanup, WA, AU

Started out at Boombas. There was plenty of wind but a fair amount of unpredictable chop which i figured isnt wise to play with in such a remote spot. Decided to head back in before Woody arrived so he didnt rig up unnecessarily.

We figured Australind was woth a look but it wasnt too flash looking either.

Back to Coodanup with Woody for a blat around. Was very patchy but alright to get out.

Mistral 91, 112, KAR 5.5, Reflex 6 6.2, Tribal ws 29



Jase (2081km):
136 days ago
2 categories

Melville Beach, WA, AU Heaps of fun and some difficult conditions. So many Pinnas out at sunny melville, doesn't anyone work! lol

85 sonic, 6.6 koncept, 27 spw



Comments
Windtech


WA
Australia
136 days ago

Boz, I had the same thing happen. Put it on charge last night and this morning it was dead flat. Nary a blink. Charged on the way to Melville but not enough for the whole session. It shut down after an hour or so. It used to charge when connected - now it doesn't when the laptop is shutdown? New firmware??

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
136 days ago

Good to see the Pinnaroos on the board for the month. A good team turnout for a rather miserable day, when you consider that some haven't posted yet. I got out of work just as the rain started really bucketing down and the wind dropped right off before shifting SW and I had an appointment to get to so I decided to give sailing a miss today. 

I think I will stick with my old GT31 GPS. Much more reliable than the watches.

Good speed, Boz!

Fast naughties for big chop, CB and Windtech!

Slowboat


WA
Australia
136 days ago

good to see you lot this morning. I'm still using GT31s until they die. Good to get some challenging conditions hey? Its pretty good fun to have more than enough wind doing bearaways... (that eerie feeling of almost catapaulting when a big gust hits when you are already lit off the wind). Its a bit of a novelty for Melville. Moooooooaaar.Tongue out

Boz


WA
Australia
136 days ago
Neil don’t know but this is the second time it’s happened totally drained battery, will use normal charge from now on.
Windxtasy


WA
Australia
136 days ago

Big effort Woody, with lots of driving!

Woody-Mark


WA
Australia
136 days ago

Yeh Anita, more car kms than I prefer. Rather be clicking up a few more kms sailing!

Flatchat


WA
Australia
136 days ago
Big effort woody and Lunny. I’m not sure what would be worse, those kms or getting back into a wet wetsuit.
Windxtasy


WA
Australia
136 days ago

Good work, Lunny! Very nice nm, and top numbers in every category.

A pretty good set of numbers overall to open our account for the month, with a good spread of contributors.

Well done team!

Pointman


WA
Australia
136 days ago

I drove down to Boombas, but didn't get there until 11, so I missed Woody and Lunny.

It was deserted.  Nuking wind, but I thought it might be a bit sketchy sailing solo in that wind and chop, so I waited around a while to see if anyone else was going to turn up.  I also thought that if it just backs off to 25K (it was 30K plus), then I might have a crack.

At 12:30 it died in the ass and swung Westerly.  I waited a bit more thinking the westerly change might be OK, but it wasn't making it in to Boombas at all.

Called by Safety Bay on the way home, it was WSW around 18-22K.  Sailable, but the missus called to remind me that she was working tonight and I had to take the young fella to soccer training, so I was out of time.

Disappointed not to get a sail in, shoulda just stayed local and gone to Melville. Frown

Woody-Mark


WA
Australia
135 days ago

That's a bugger Greg. I had the same thought of staying local driving the kms yesterday missing the Northerly. Boombas was choppier than a few weeks ago with Lunny confirming as I rolled up. Jase, I have had the same thoughts of 'does anyone work' from the Pinnas! I'm one of those with an answer of no. Laughing

Boz


WA
Australia
135 days ago
Jase work is all about balance my guide is “No Wind = Work” / “Wind = No Work” you see how the formula balances itself out therefore a balanced life😁
Jase


WA
Australia
135 days ago

Haha, that is a formula I could learn to live with... I am running out of sick days..Wink

Snake


WA
Australia
135 days ago

Great session, guys and gals. +1 to the original gt-11/31 comment, Chris. All I read about these watches is how bad they are lol