|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|
|Oaf (6379km): |
Soldiers Cove, Peel Estuary, WA, AU
A quick sail at Soldiers Cove with the captain. The best wind came through while we rigged. I got one run and thought it was going to be amazing but then the wind vanished, I spend a couple hours waiting around and catching the odd underpowered gust until one of the panel on my sail made a nasty pop and just split in half. Turns iout I think that was just about the right time to come in as despite my optimisim I think the wind just got worse.
Exocet SL 94, HSM GPS 6.6
|Decrepit (45010km): |
Joined Oaf and Yoyo at Soldiers Cove. Wind really picked up Oaf was measuring 30kt gusts. Previously it had only been in the low twenties. Made a rig descision difficult. So we went with something in between, for me that was the 5.8 on the new 48 with a 23@40/60.
I saw Paul get some flying runs, but by the time I got out it had backed right off. I found the new board a bit harder to sail in light winds than the old one, it feels a lot smaller, and wants to head up wind at the drop of a hat. I'm not sure if this is a mastrack/footstrap problem, I'll need to do some experimenting to find out.
But one positive outcome, we found WSW is a much better wind for Soldiers Cove than a WNW, it's much cleaner.
High tide and storm surge meant the samphire was only just out of the water, and the edge was easy deep enough to sail right up against it.