|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|
|Elmo (25955km): |
JP HF 135L, NP RSR E6 7.8m, NP RSX MWS
Great unexpected norniong session with Stroppo and Slugger & Roger who hit the water after I finished.
Awesome 5km runs south today were a whole lotta fun.
Two major dismounts today, the first when I signaled to Stropp with my front hand got hit with a gust, breached then had the board go crashing back to the wet, which wouldn't normally be an issue except my front hand was signalling rather than hanging onto the boom.
The second, I was heading back to base, went passed the sand bar, Thought I'd gone far enough past the bar when I pointed it down wind, unfortunately with the low tide the bottom was a lot closer to the top and I stopped in one hell of a hurry in water just over knee deep. Thankfully the only damage was some bent bolts on the front foil and a new ding on the front of my board. that could've been a lot worse.
Far Kymie, that water was cold this morning, nice choclatey brown rain run off.
|Swindy (5194km): |
Dawesville, WA, AU Pat SL135, KAR 7.9, LP Foil
Got down to dawawesville at 11 to find Stroppo and Elmo out and flying, shortly after Slugger arrived and with neither of us knowing what the hell we were doing got the foils out and found that mine is bigger than his but he has a bigger board to make up for his inadequasy. After plenty of procrastination and first foil fear Glen and Alby came in and advised us to rig big as the wind was dropping. After some great advice from the two foiling veterans I headed out and found I have to be up to my neck in the water before I can get on the board. Good to be learning in winter. With the big keel underneath it was surprisingly easy to uphaul the sail but need a bit more volume in the nose. Now with very little wind there was not any chance we were going to fly but on the few gusts we got I got so close to getting airbourne. First time I ran out of water at the crucial point and bailed over the front to save the carbon wing and the other couple of times just ran out of wind. Even without flight I have learned alot today and had a bit of fun in the winter hazey sun.
Appologies for no stories of foiling carnage but im sure there will be some in the future.
Thanks again Alby and Glen for the helpfull advice and Slugger for the cup of tea.