|Billy (6694km): |
Green Island, QLD, AU
Its not often we have an opportunity to get a few of the lads over to Green on a Friday, so in that respect it was a great day. Ed, Fred, Andrew and young Lync joined the throng of sqawky tourists on the trip to Green Is today. Breeze was one of the hardest Ive had the pleasure of sailing at Green. 16-17 knts with a very strong tide and swinging wind direction but generally Easterly . A few rain squall's came through and really mucked up the consistancy at times, but I must say once they disapeared and the sun shone, the breeze kicked up to a very worthy 20 kts and Ed, Andrew and Lync all seemed to enjoy. Andrew must have been on a mission today. Dont think he stopped at all for dinner and just kept powering backwards and forwards across the playing field.
I really struggled today. Couldnt get enough upwind power out of my fin, hadnt used my CA for ages - just struggled!!!! Outside of that, it was really cool to see the lads out on the pristene waters of Green Island.
Used: CA SL108, C3 Sting 11 40, OD R4 7.8
|Freddy Burke (11313km): |
Green Island with the boys. Wind was a littlle under what was expected and once the rain/drizzle squals come thru it was off and on.
Decided to pack up and go home on the 2:30 boat.......then the sun come out and wind picked up
You can't have everything!!! I think Mr. Ed picked up man of the match and would have appreciated the 'wind fall'
once Billy and I had left the island. Andrew sailed and sailed today and should come home with a 'PB'.....
Certainly put in a great effort. Benny.......you were missed today....sorry you had to work.
RRD X-FIRE 102, KOYOTE 6.6, STING 2-40cm.
| Ed (16506km): |
Green Island, QLD, AU Yer went to GI with some of the local street kids,the ones that don't have real jobs...Rigged burnt out 7.3m S Type North which is way past it's used buy date and covered in sail tape,had a pannel blow out before i even got on the water but Billy had some more tape which saved the day thanks mate...105 Fox ran sweet all day in 15 to20kts...Had some good fun drags with the boys in the morning but had to stay hard on the wind most of the time as the tide was running hard, 40cm fin was good and managed to keep the Fox lit up most of the time.. Went and played off shore after lunch in some angary chop for an hr which was a good way to end the session..The new kid sailed good on my old 97Isonic which i sold to him before it got totaly destroyed..He can fly a Drone good as well and has got some good film footage of the the crew blasting over the flats think Andrew is gunna try and put it on utube for everyone to look at..Speaking of Andrew think he is gunna get 'man of the match'for his effort today and will collect a couple of PB'S..nice one mate..All good fun and was great to catch up with Billy and Freddie...Guess it was worth rigging up for..Cheers Ed...
|Andrew (1928km): |
Green Island, QLD, AU
Had an awesome day out at Green Island, my furthest distance travelled. Enjoyed spending the day with my mate, Ed, newbie, Lync and Billy and Freddo. My kind of weather out there, rigged 7.2m Neil Pryde V8. Starboard Atomiq 120 and 45cm fin. Trashed the fin on a too close to shore run - Didn't have a break today, feeling nicely dialled in and keen to make the most of what's left this year. Wind stayed around the 18 knot mark, had to let some downhaul off and bag things out a little. Enjoying the stability of this twin cam sail. No trips over the front today and some glorious long, screaming runs over the flats. Just paradise. Lync was looking good out there on Ed's old isonic 97 and pulled off some nice gybes. Ed was working on his hundred. Freddy and Billy disappeared early, heard that Billy had stuffed up one of his big toes - poor bugger can't take a trip - but he was all powered up on his 7.8 Severne Godzilla Edition. Nice to see Freddy again. Hoping that there is a bit more wind left in this pathetic season.. Lync took some nice drone footage that we'll try and get up later in the week.