|Sailor||2 Second Peak (Kts)||5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)||1 Hour (Kts)||Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)||Nautical Mile (Kts)||Distance Travelled (km)|
|Richard Reynolds: Rico|
|Billy Green Island|
|Benny McCarthy (1328km): |
Port Douglas, QLD, AU
Short afternoon sesh where the rich and famous frolic. Met B1 & Andrew at 4 mile just after 2pm to check out the conditions. 20 or so kiters smothering the beach on arrival.
Wind was pretty light onshore, so rigged the Severne OD 7.8 to go with the ol' Exo 135 & BP 47.5 fin. Wind picked up a little. Ended up being a squally drizzly foggy 5-25kn afternoon... Needed a rain mask at times. Had one decent stack during a squall reminding me I was still alive! Straight over the handlebars I ventured- giving myself a 2/10 for the dismount... one of those moments you pray for no broken gear!
B1 got out on the "Tinaroo Tank" and seemed to be also having fun. He looked liked he was going to have a long dredge in later on in the sesh but snagged another couple of squalls to finish off the session. Nice one B1!
Andrew was hoping for some nice steady consistent wind, but it wasn't to be. Sorry Andrew, I have been trying to shake the curse
As Ed would say, "I guess it was worth rigging up for".
Heading to Mexico for a 2 week holiday on the 7th of July- has anyone sailed over there?
"Long May our Big Jibs Draw!"
|Billy (5155km): |
Port Douglas, QLD, AU
Fun little session with Benny "The Jet" McCarthy in the Port Pond. More later...Starving!!!
Updated - just a tad late. State of Origin got the better of me. What a cracking game.
As Benny alluded to in his write up, we decided to head north to the land of larger than normal life styles of the rich and ponsy. Must have been a tea bagging convention in town, as they were spread out over the sand as far as the eye could see. Some blue sky at least but the only breeze available was from the squalls that kept coming through. Wind was all over the place. One minute, SE, next - SW. Just played the patience game today, waiting out the drop outs, watching for the dark shadows to creep across. Was the flattest I have ever sailed PD and the old "Tinaroo Tank" ate what little chop there was. So comfy to just cruise around on. Got a bit lively in a couple of the squalls, but all up great fun on the rain, sunshine, rain, drizzle !!!
Used: AHD FD 140, 53 Select, 8.2 Diablo.