Mandurah Mob (WA, Australia) - 2018-06-18
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Oaf
35.265(D)
31.696(D)
5.564(D)
18.76(D)
12.841(D)
15.896(D)
Decrepit
31.381(D)
25.163(D)
3.051(D)
12.896(D)
8.913(D)
8.92(D)
Hardie
Binny
Bugs
Bender
Elmo
Firiebob
man of
Sammy the snail
evets
SluGger
Basil
PJ
ratz
fangman
otts
Stretch
Man Over Board
(mu-) fin
Shane121
WazzaYotty
Morts
Mad Max
TOBYchef
Jonski
Swindy
Auz
Greggo
Frank
Jake
Average33.3228.434.3115.8310.8812.41
Oaf (6565km):
152 days ago
1 categories

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 (46094km):
152 days ago
1 categories

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.

 

sodiers cove tracks



Comments
Tomski


WA
Australia
152 days ago

First the Chook Pond, now this........you Mobbers better be at church on SundayWink

Firiebob


WA
Australia
152 days ago

I thought you'd be in the waves Mike, I was in Cosyville Laughing

Good to see you two having a go Cool

 

Decrepit


WA
Australia
152 days ago

We thought seriously about the waves, but I was keen to try soldiers cove in a WSW