Mandurah Mob (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)
ratz
34.562(D)
32.216(D)
13.947(D)
19.817(D)
25.209(D)
28.58(D)
Jonski
38.611(D)
32.643(D)
10.786(D)
0(D)
20.576(D)
38.382(D)
Decrepit
31.42(D)
28.323(D)
7.473(D)
14.556(D)
14.22(D)
14.656(D)
Hardie
Binny
Bugs
Bender
Elmo
Firiebob
man of
Sammy the snail
evets
SluGger
Basil
PJ
fangman
otts
Stretch
Oaf
Man Over Board
(mu-) fin
Shane121
WazzaYotty
Morts
Mad Max
TOBYchef
Swindy
Auz
Greggo
Frank
Jake
Average36.5932.4312.3717.1922.8933.48
ratz (9784km):
190 days ago

Leschenault, WA, AU

well that was fun.....nah not really

i missed the best of it by being a slack bastard and not getting out early enough

sailed up the top end of the local swamp in the lee of buffalo road

was patchy,holey and not very enjoyable

good to catch up with mike,jonski and the busso boys and later on lunny and some of his crew.

used the usual iso 107 with a 33 tribal ws and a 6.2 overdrive R6 proto.



Jonski (4377km):
190 days ago
4 categories

Leschenault, WA, AU, Warp 6.3, Missile 49, VWS23@50

 

 

Got up early as the howling wind was keeping me awake and decided on Australind as the destination of choice mainly as I knew others would be there today.

 

Got onto the water around 7:30 extremely overpowered on my 6.3 but I don’t trust the boom for my 5.7 so felt it was the safer choice. This was my first time at this location so I had no real idea where the best launch was and just guessing that the flat water would be accessible at the north end. slowly worked my way up there and had sailed 20km by the time I discovered the speed run at the far North. I only had a couple of runs before the wind died and I decided to exit towards the nearest road rather than risk getting becalmed in the middle. I knew I was a fair way from my car but decided to start making my way down the road sure that I would get a lift somehow. sure enough 2 mins later a Cop car came past and picked me up he was a bit confused as to exactly what i was up to but dropped me off super-fast.

 

Funny day all round :)

 



Decrepit (46590km):
190 days ago
1 categories

As John says, an adventure today.

The Bunno guys weren't exactly keeping this a secret, but I didn't realise it was actually a samphire speed bank.

Very low flat land upwind, with only the occasional small bush and the road, which is far enough away not to make much difference.

The other thing not mentioned is the flooding of the car park when the northerly drops off!

It was great to wet the new board, and yes the rear strap is a bit tight, but uesable, I'll see what I can do to get it more to my liking.

It doesn't feel as floaty as the old one, I was having trouble groveling in the lulls. But by the time I got to the speed bank the wind was very up and down, so a bit hard to tell.

Johnski text was awaiting me when I switched on before breakfast. So I knew he was there, but drove all the way down the road without seeing him or his vehicle. When I drove back I found out why, he'd hidden car and trailer behind the bushes, invisible going south, but obvious coming back north.

Then the wind started to do silly things, and I was trying to decide what to plug into the new board. By the time I decided on the 5.4, Ratz and the Busso boys had arrived. Then Johnski also arrived in a COP car! he'd thumbed a lift back, because he wasn't game to try sailing his 50l board back in dying wind.

Ratz then disappeared upwind while I was still stuffing around. I had a good run upwind, no holes and no over the top gusts, but struggled to line a good gust up with the flat water alongside the bank.

Ratz then disappeared again, this time down wind. I should have gone with him, but persevered hoping for some real speed on the new board.

Good job Johnski had driven his vehicle back to the speed bank, because it would have been a very long walk back to my wagon.

Followed John back down the drainage cannal, but came to grief when we got to the road. While climbing up the bank, my sail had decided to make a dam across one of the minor channels connecting some low lying land to the main eastuary. Water was now flowing back up the estuary and over my sail, there was no way I could lift it out, fortunately John gave a much needed helping hand.

Sorry about my wet arse on your seat John, but the lift was very much appreciated!

Another surprise when we got there, my wagon had water half way up the sills.

That northerly sure pushes a lot of water southwards, and it doesn't take long to come back once the northerly stops.

 

Here's my tracks.

 

N Australind tracks

 Looking at these tracks, the 23 @ 40/60 was probably a bit big, got me upwind very well, but probably slowed me a tad downwind. But the upwind legs did look choppy and I didn't want to be underfined.

That short vertical red line is my walk to the road and Johnski's car. It's a bit over 200m, so it's not having much effect on the wind.

 

I hit the water at 10:22 arrived at the speed bank 10:34, not great timing!

bunbury wind 5 june

 



Comments
Elmo


WA
Australia
190 days ago

Well done guys, pretty much howling most of the day in Mandurakastan

SluGger


WA
Australia
190 days ago

Awesome going fellas, CoolCoolCool Glad you all survived and the boys in blue saved the day for you John..

BSN101


WA
Australia
190 days ago

Well done fellas for getting on the water at all. We decided to go to GH as it was a known location & condition. Well not so much either actually. The water was deeper and cooler than before and the wind disappeard only to come back with chop in a SW direction. 

 

Was Jonski cuffed?

Mike i cant see a down wind track that was slow.

fangman


WA
Australia
190 days ago

John walking down a country road in a wettie on a winter's morning. What's not confusing about that?

Thanks for the write up fellas, and good stuff you got nice speed reward for getting there at sparrows fart John Cool  And which sills are you talking about Mike? I will be well impressed if it's the windows sills...and just a tad sad there isn't a photo of the Commode half submerged to prove it.

It didn't seem to back off over this side until the last band of showers at lunchtime, but still died and swung pretty quickly once they were through.

 

Decrepit


WA
Australia
190 days ago

The door sills fangy, only a few centimeters higher and it would have been in the car. I thought about a pic, but phone was off in the car and I wanted to get back and retrieve my brand new board.

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
190 days ago

I was thinking window sills also, and wondering how you opened the door without flooding the car...

Swindy


WA
Australia
190 days ago

Well done guys, glad I didn't make the drive even to fangys for the change of direction.

My wardrobe is getting well stocked.

Lunny


WA
Australia
190 days ago

Good on you for getting out at Australing Guys.

Mike - We were near your car at roughly 11am and the water was only up to the edge of where you enter the water, not even close to your car. Shows you how quickly things can change in a stormSurprised

Decrepit


WA
Australia
190 days ago

Craig, that's how it was when we rigged, you can imagine our surprise when we returned. It wasn't very far from the road.

As soon as the Northerly stopped the water just rushed back up the estuary, there was a very strong current in that drainage channel going into the surrounding swampy areas.

Firiebob


WA
Australia
190 days ago

Mad Bastards Laughing

Jonski


WA
Australia
190 days ago
Not cuffed Dave just somewhat laughed at 😂
(mu-) fin


WA
Australia
190 days ago

  Nice effort guys.  My night didn't go well, so stayd local. Had a look at coodanup.