Mandurah Mob (WA, Australia) - 2018-06-17
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Decrepit
26.104(D)
24.303(D)
6.6(D)
13.883(D)
18.999(D)
25.732(D)
Stretch
31.772(D)
29.938(D)
10.679(D)
19.639(D)
22.981(D)
60.438(D)
Elmo
21.635(D)
19.728(D)
6.175(D)
13.077(D)
16.182(D)
12.28(D)
Swindy
23.921(D)
22.077(D)
1.038(D)
14.708(D)
20.273(D)
15.946(D)
Hardie
Binny
Bugs
Bender
Firiebob
man of
Sammy the snail
evets
SluGger
Basil
PJ
ratz
fangman
otts
Oaf
Man Over Board
(mu-) fin
Shane121
WazzaYotty
Morts
Mad Max
TOBYchef
Jonski
Auz
Greggo
Frank
Jake
Average28.9427.128.6417.1721.6343.09
Decrepit (46094km):
153 days ago
1 categories

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.

 

Tracks.



Stretch (12043km):
153 days ago
2 categories

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 Yell

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 Smile

 

 



Elmo (25900km):
153 days ago

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 (4680km):
145 days ago
2 categories

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.



Comments
Firiebob


WA
Australia
153 days ago

A nice not so cold sunny day with mates, sounds ok Cool

I was another no show, had family so a good day also Cool

Tomski


WA
Australia
153 days ago

good choice FirieCool

Old Salt


WA
Australia
153 days ago

Yes Stretch, I take full responsibilty!!! Tongue out

And how you get 31 knots out of 8 I have yet to work it out..... do you have a little electric motor under your board for days like today?? like the one I used today to just slide in front of you and Dave on the run across the estuary???

(mu-) fin


WA
Australia
153 days ago

    

        Good effort guys. As the wind wasn't blowing much I stayd home to "Make Hay While the Sun Shines",...   

   To work no a project, but there is never enough hours in a day.  Tongue out