|sboardcrazy (13345km): |
Patchy 12-20kts E - ENE then solid 20 - 23kts for one run Coal Point, NSW, AU
6.6m KA Koncept - RS4 ( 111ltres) 36cm drake pointer - got 24.7kts ( GPS ) on this combo which is good for me on that combo in chop.
Then one run on the RS2 ( 90ltre) - 33cm Select pointer. The first time I've used a pointer with that board.
Well that was fun! I feel like the old me is coming back...
Distance PB for me at Coal. Launched about 11am - good in the gusts ( enough for the RS2 ) but big patches of 10kts so big board and 6.6m. Love these pointer fins..The board trims heaps better and isn't as glued to the water.. Had to clear weed a few times but generally great. Usually in chop I'm concentrating or a bit anxious but I found a big grin on my face at times today. A smaller sail is nice.I felt quite comfy out there today. A few runs towards Carey and went for quite a few nm's but always seemed to get a lull in the middle until the run at the end mega powered on the smaller board where I got the 2sec and nm.
It's been a long time since I've been out on the smaller gear in chop and a long time since I've done over 26kts in chop so I'm happy..
Few breaks..Tony & I at first.. It finally kicked in big time ( 20-24kts +) at 3pm ( been sailing almost 4hrs and stuffed.. But I had to try the smaller board..Really powered up but enjoyed it although I was a bit worried about getting back. ( could have had the 5.7m on ) It was ok and it settled down a bit after the initial puff and I could have been good but I was too tired and time to go.
Craig and Andrew went out and did a big bearaway then..Greg arrived and was going to go out.
Boat wake wasn't too bad except for a few mega cruisers.. The chop was getting pretty big by the time I got out on the smaller kit.
Hopefully I'll have the energy to sail again tomorrow.. maybe a rest at Budgy..