Tassie Speed Seekers (TAS, Australia) - 2018-09-17
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
TGale
25.595(D)
22.728(D)
8.48(D)
18.213(D)
20.444(D)
15.926(D)
Geoff Broomby
29.857(D)
27.337(D)
12.269(D)
18.717(D)
20.701(D)
26.342(D)
Barry
30.509(D)
21.196(D)
2.304(D)
0(D)
15.825(D)
4.529(D)
Ben Wilson
26.3(D)
23.278(D)
0(D)
19.238(D)
18.608(D)
13.32(D)
Al Bach
Dave Morehead
Steve Charles
Bear
Anthony Perkins
Izaak Perkins
Stewart McKay
James Brient
Jordan Murray
Gordo
Richard CS
Johno
Jack
Ray Thorne
Jason
Tom
Fubbs
Paul Tenteye
Jez
Easty
Anthony Houston
Kaleb Smith
Kazza
Marlon
Russell Dowd
Jodi
Fos
Sim
Azza
Waynos
Klaas Hartmann
geared4knots
Will
Liana Perkins
Corkers
veitz
Shorty
Matt Webster
Jules
Johnny
Al
cookie
Parky
Ferg
Hughie
Sampson
Breno
Fletcher
Todd Sushames
Jimmy
Dave Jack
Old Man Steve
Jock C
JimoKG
brad peters
DJ
Angus C
James Park
Kelso Pete
Chol
Latte
Parky jnr
NIGE
WickedP
Average30.1825.3110.3718.9820.5721.13
TGale (6307km):
29 days ago

South Arm Neck Beach, TAS, AU  Was hoping for a bit more wind, especially with the MXR on for the shallow-water near the road. Getting used to the 107, it really gybes so much better than the old 115 and planes sooner (Surprised), like it. IS107, OD7.0, MXR 24.



Geoff Broomby (30451km):
29 days ago
2 categories

https://www.ka72.com/Track/t/354652

Rosevears, TAS, AU

Good sail with Ben after rain finally stopped.

6.5 Cheetah, Atom 100



Barry (19281km):
29 days ago

Stanley, TAS, AU   

It was nice to be back at Stanley, but there seemed to be barely enough wind.

Thought I was  lucky to have enough power on my first run.  Started my second run and was just nicely powered starting to accelerate, when I got lifted out of the water, catapulted, face planted on the boom and crashed through the sail. Fortunately my helmet took most of the impact. Surprising because it was really just an ordinary gust. Crashed in about the same place where I crashed through a bigger sail in more wind about a year ago. (Way overpowered then, so that was no  surprise). Also same place where I got within half a knot of 40 knots about  six months ago.

  Reflecting on a crash at Portso about 5 years ago. Roofs were being torn off houses. I could see  swirling turbulence like mini tornadoes come across  the sand, I thought I’d have 5-10 seconds to brace  for impact.  But almost immediately I got smashed from behind, the top of the  mast speared deep into the water and I went from about 34 knots to a dead stop in about 2 metres. My shoulder still hasn’t recovered properly  from that one. A doctor looked at it and asked if Id been in a car accident.  Yep, that was dramatic.

But today’s crash was really just a  powder-puff gust.  There’s been dozens of times in crazier weather when I’ve been expecting some drama in the middle of some pretty nasty gusts.  It’s a bit embarrassing to get smashed by a powder puff.

No harm done really, it was an old sail due for replacement.

iS90, 6.2 OD, 34 volt.

 



Ben Wilson (15462km):
28 days ago
1 categories

Rosevears, TAS, AU

Great mid week stuff with Geoff.. late call after 4pm to hit the go button

JP108 6.5 36



Comments
TGale


TAS
Australia
29 days ago

Glad you survived it Barry!

Barry


TAS
Australia
29 days ago
Thanks Tim, helmets and impact vests are a great invention.
waricle


QLD
Australia
29 days ago

You saved the excitement for when you got back home I see!

Barry


TAS
Australia
28 days ago

Yeah,  that was kind of weird, Peter. I sailed at 7 different unfamiliar locations, had quite a few hairy moments, but never lost it once. Very shallow at  Budgewoi  and Primbee, with  a 20cm fin repeatedly striking the bottom. Pretty choppy  at Sanctuary Point and Yamba. Smooth water at Yamba  near the break wall, but there were erratic gusts and weird currents and a couple of close calls with the breakwall. Sailed without boots in a few risky places, to give my feet respite from wetsuit pressure on the toes, and got away with it.

Then five minutes in tame conditions at home, and I came unstuck. Weird.

 

Macey


QLD
Australia
27 days ago

Good to hear your ok Baz, maybe all that surfing and sailing in light QLD/NSW winds have softened you up for Tassie conditions. Wink

Barry


TAS
Australia
27 days ago

I reckon you're right Tristan, I just needed a good crash to toughen up.

Down here in Tassie is where the real men windsurf. Some of them won't even rig up until it gets past 35 knots!