|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|
|TOBYchef (815km): |
SO! AFTER TRYING AND TRYING I FINALLY GOT A SAIL IN OVER HERE ON THE EAST COAST!
IT WAS A FUN SAIL IN OPEN OCEAN IN A ESE BREEZE!
MANAGED TO SAIL OVER THE BREAKERS TO GET INSIDE THE DON RIVER MOUTH AND FIND SOME FLAT STUFF!
WASNT REALLY FLAT BUT BETTER THAN THE METER HIGH CHOP!
NO CROCS WHICH WAS COOL!
I THINK HIGH TIDE OPENS UP MORE FLAT WATER IN THE CREEK!
THINK THATS MY LAST SAILING CHANCE NOW! BRING ON EXMOUTH FOR A MONTH!
MIGHT JAG A SAIL ON SOME INLAND DAMS MAYBE!
GREAT TO SAIL! MAKES ME SMILE!
HAPPY SAILING MOB!! SEE YA SOON
|fangman (14096km): |
Fangy's with a mixture of hard core, and soft serve GPSTC reprobates.
I parked the Kommandantmobile at Wamba just before lunch. The plan was to try and grab a ’99’ from the Mr Whippy Van and then make a Rainbow Connection with Brave Sir Sludge The UnWorthy. It turns out that Sloppo and Sludge had turned the volume up to ’11’ on the Soft Serve dispenser and the two of them took turns at dusting each other with sparkles all arvo.
It hurts me to say, but Windsup, Shane, Boz and Woody were the only True Blue sailors to start with. In fact, in the end, both Boz and Woody really did look a bit blue. Their lack of momentum muscle kgs and a pretty chilly breeze were probably the cause. At a more gentlemanly hour and despite a lack of warmth Cap’n Calm and Fin whacked up plenty of sail and joined the fray. As expected, Fin froze solid within a short time, but the Cap’n was still charging when I left.
As a result of last weekend’s crash, I only had the Barge for a board. The breeze was pretty epic at times, so I went for the Koncept 5.8 and FF24. I can’t say the small sail and massive board combo worked that well, but I had a bit of fun lining up weedburgs to smash and chasing a bit of chop out wide.
A wintery splash but it still beats studying, so a Top Ten Fangy Day.
|Decrepit (45447km): |
That was strange! willyweather said mid to high WSW all day, but tide and storm surge dropping through the arvo. So a no brainer, get there after a lazy lunch, slow rig up ready for the best conditions. Well that was my theory anyway.
Arrived at Fangys to see a good crew, but Woody, then Boz came in and packed up, shortly followed by SMS, Fangy and the Fin. By the time I had rigged the new 48, 20cm @ 55d and 5.8 koncept everybody was in.
Still a high tide with penty of chop, and because I'd rigged a 5.8 in a lull, the wind had really picked up.
Also reports of crash causing weedburgs, the Fin had a hole in his sail to prove it.
Big temptation to give it away, but I was after more data for the approval of my DIY gps logger.
Stroppo and the Fin nicely hung around while I went for short runs in the smoothest water I could find. Got me a collection of 10s runs that I'm about to number crunch.
|(blu-) fin (10016km): |
Ok, thawed out a bit now and able to straighten me digits enough to work the kayboard, .
Well it was a short but sweet ride. Rigged the 48 board, 5.8Ka kon, wind wasnt too bad at the time, and an 18cm55 fin
to get over the weedbergs. Little did I know that wasnt gona work. I hit a bergg, slowd me down a bit, lost me balance, and
in gracefull slowmotion went flying out of me foot straps, and over everything,,, I had time to think I should try to miss the sail .
But no, the sail now has a little tear in it. A bit of tape will fix it,,, I think.???