|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|
|Alvadave (2652km): |
The Train, Southport, QLD, AU
114 Falcon / 7.8 R8 OD / 38 MFC
|Andrew (1463km): |
Port Douglas, QLD, AU
First sail in a month! Billy stopped doing his nails and came up to play with his new Green Island Gear - Superduper 7m Severne Slalom sail. But I saw him in limp mode - turns out his harness hook snapped. New mate, Lync came down with his new isonic 97 - Ed's old board - he was having a hoot out there and then also went in and disappeared. He said he was overpowered - Ed and I have the same opinion - he doesn't put any downhaul on his sail. Ed was out there with his new GI toy as well - the 105 Severne Fox - he was more than impressed - much better over the bumps and very easy to drive - when I left Ed was going to come in but an hour later he was still out there working on his hundred. I might get myself a 120 Fox next year, as my knees and ankles are pretty shot these days. Blue Sky and the sun was out. My GI toy was the Severne Enigma boom. That thing is magnificent - light in the hands - very stiff - easy to grip - and it seems to do a brilliant job of preventing the sail profile to the wind. Incredible. Stupidly I did not put the recommeded downhaul on and left things an inch short - the stiff 20 knot breeze turned the V8 into a big bag of trouble =- hard work. Bit the bullet after an hour and - as you would expect - the sail came alive. Also had too much board - the 133 isonic. But I had a great couple of hours out there, playing with the kites and surfing down some nice swells - even getting some air on the way out. I am planning to sail tomorrow afternoon from about 1:30 - going to try and get Lync off the couch and teach him how to apply downhaul - and will take my 120 Atomiq and 6.5 severne Turbo GT.
Hope the rest of you have got out there while this fickle wind lasts.
|Billy (5600km): |
Port Douglas, QLD, AU
Aaarrghhhh...Promised so much but achieved very little today. Snapped a spreader bar out wide 10 km's into the day outing. Limped home in a stiff 20 kt breeze. Bugger. Got to use my new 2nd hand M1 OD though...very nice indeed. Cant wait to get back out again and really put some k's on her.
Great to meet Lync, who has just connected with the Latte Lads of Port Douglas. He will be a fine sailor in no time. 45kg ringing wet and will get going when a fly farts!!
Ed was busy busting up an awefull swell on his new Fox - shit it was rough out wide. Cant wait to hear his report.
Used: 108 CA SL, 7.0 OD M1, 40 Sting 11
| Ed (15734km): |
Port Douglas, QLD, AU Had my first play date with new 105 Fox today..Billy came up to do battle with me, Andrerw and linck the new kid on the block..Wasn't sure what the wind was going to do, saw Billy rigging a7m so i decided to road test no cam 7m Severn that i bought off one of the fast kids after GI Nationals..Fox felt good and easy to sail in15 to 18kts with 40cm black project fin which i managed to fleece off Billy, as none of my old fins would fit..Out haul rope broke about 3kms of shore which spoilt the moment, and had to limp back in to do some repairs.Put a 37.5 cm black project fin in and cranked more down haul on and went out in the big pool and played as hard as i could till sundown..Didn't take long for it to get realy rough and wind was well over 20kts out wide..Yer Fox is as good as they say it is and you can stay fully lit up in a very chopprd up sea and it handles great, took some realy big hits and Fox got a bit out of shape but recovered very quick and kept blasting..think this board will still go fast in a flat sea as well..Was keen to do battle with Billy but he broke his toy and went home early..Andrew sailed realy well and managed to hang on to a big rig all arvo was impress...Cheers Ed..