|Sailor||2 Second Peak (Kts)||5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)||1 Hour (Kts)||Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)||Nautical Mile (Kts)||Distance Travelled (km)|
|Sammy the snail|
|Man Over Board|
|Decrepit (45501km): |
Just a little bit skunked, good job I loaded the big gear!!!!!!!
Swindy had two rigs ready to go when I arrived at Boombas and not enough wind for either of them.
So I followed suit, and plugged the 6.6 into the 65 with 29@45, and the 6.2 into the 53 with 26@45.
By then it was cuppa time, after that Swindy and I went for a float looking for gusts. I thought there was some white caps up point grey way, so we went for a look. I didn't quite make it and had to tack, but when I looked round Swindy had vanished. Finally got there and found some flat water with wind on it.
Had a couple of planning runs, that felt nice after 3kms of groveling upwind. I then realised after driving about 50kms I was only about 4kms from home!
Might have been a sensible idea to have checked Cobblers first!
decided it was now time for lunch, and looking back to base the wind seemed to be getting in there a bit better, so I headed back planning very briefly, the it was back to floating about 4km downwind almost to the boombas point, then another downwind run back to the vehicles.
Did I say Oaf had arrived while I was rigging?
Anyway, he was playing with a "hobo fire" blazing away nicely and chucking a bit of heat out, so I had a nice cozy lunch in the sun, and chewed the cud with a couple of mates. After lunch Swindy decided to downrig his 7.0 and I followed downrigging the 6.2. This had the desired effect, bringing the wind in slightly. We both then had several planning runs, but I couldn't quite trigger the speed genie, set to 27kts, no matter how hard I tried.
So an enjoyable cruisey day, but not what we were hoping for.
|Stretch (11538km): |
Leschenault, WA, AU. Falcon113/GPS7.3. I had high hopes of travelling upt to Boombas for a big day, but unfortunately the wind wasnt cooperating, so I stayed local. Given it was blowing a solid 20-25kts at Busselton, I hoped it would reach us at some stage. But it never did. Clearly this was Steve's (Oldsalt) fault for turning up with an i87 as his biggest board. Even more shameful, he proceeded to get on the plane more than I could on the 113 .
Still, it was good to be out with a full muster of Busso boys (Dave, Steve, Chris, Marcus) chasing gusts on a nice sunny day
|Elmo (25781km): |
JP HF 135L, NP RSR E7 7.0m, NP RSX MWS
Nice foil with the Stroppy fella which ended up being a test of my overpowered sailing skills, which I am happy to report are getting better, but unfortunately not good enough to fully apreciate the conditions.
At the end I chickened out and sailed back with my feet firmly planted on the deck and the board firmly planted on the water with the intention of downsizing the sail, but ended up flagging it instead.
A good session with some good upwind downwind practice.
|Swindy (4240km): |
Point Grey, WA, AU
Lovely sunny day at boombas but the wind didnt realy happen till home time. Me and Mike had a float about while Oaf discovered his inner pyromaniac.