|Decrepit (47144km): |
So a rather strange day!!!!!!!!!!! used the 53, 5.8 and 20cm@55deltoid
Got a message during breakfast that the tellie tubbies were going for hour and distance at Yunderup. I arrived there an hr later, to find they'd only just hit the water. By the time I'd rigged up and hit the water, they were working their way back in. Wind had changed, it looked like the WSW change had hit, had a couple of short runs there, and followed them in, downrigged and headed to fangys for morning tea. To Find, Boz and Lunny flying around, and Firie having food problems.
I still had hours and distance in mind, so I explored the possibility of long runs, found some of Elmo's lumpy goodness, on the way, but nice flat water between Yunderup and Boombas. Wind started to play silly buggers, big squalls and lulls, didn't seem like a good idea to be so far away from base, so headed back. Lunny passed me going in the opposite direction, shortly before the biggest squall of the day. I managed to just hang on, keeping all my weight forward, so the board stayed on the water. Then the wind started to drop, I made it back to shore before it completly dissapeared. After lunch, it didn't look promissing, but we all hung around, getting colder and colder.
Boz and I decided to go for a float, in the hope it would warm us up. Wasn't that easy, wind seemed to have swung off shore, and it was hard to fing enough wind to hold the sail up. Eventually a few stray zephyrs came along and I managed to stay on for a few feet at a time. This was having the desired effect, I started to warm up a bit. Then solid wind hit on dead flat water, we both headed off downwind, through fairly solid rain, (the guys on shore said there was hail). I couldn't see where I was going, how close to shore I was or the weedburgs coming up. After a couple of substantial tugs, I headed back up wind. Joined Boz to find he'd hit 38. Then it was another very light wind/ no wind struggle back to base.
After hanging around getting cold again, the MM contingent decided to call it quits, but the Pinnas, went back out to wait for the squalls.
Have they got the Spring cup in mind?????
HMMMMMMMMMMM Google Earth, don't like gpsresults posting their images for free, so now we get writing all over the maps.
Any way here are my two sessions for the day.
|Firiebob (14380km): |
Coodanup, WA, AU
Well well well, that was interesting, after today I might take up macramae, more my speed
I had to use a rubber but my guts was playing up, played with the idea of taking a knife for quick rubber removal
Enought of that shit On my first run, which was my best speed, I thought wow how good is this, then I hit my first weed berg, opps. After hitting 3 or 4 on that run I just got plan scared. This was my first session after hitting a berg at Liptons which resulted in 6 sticthes in my head and a very sore n stiff neck. After that first run my balls had retreated and I just couldn't go for it. Then the rain started, it got freezing and the wind cranked in, worried about the bergs I tried to sail in slowly which was impossable, so I walked and walked dragging a ton of weed with me, oh woe is me. When I saw mad Mike sailing in with the same size sail in that squall, I though forget blouse shopping macramae is for me.
Oh, I forgot to mention the hail, bad enough sitting my car but mad Mike and Boz were sailing in it
Very nice to catch up with everyone, most had wide grins especially Boz
CA SL 87, Tribal WS27, 5.8 Koncept and a rubber.
|SluGger (8849km): |
Miike here, I've combined Simon's two sessions and posted all but the alpha, for some reason neither GPSResults or realspeed can find it. GPSResults is showing a good one for 250m and the lines aren't expanding, so I know there's a good alpha in there. I'll just have to swap operating systems to get it.
OK here you go, great alpha Simon!!!! I should have stayed at fangys and done alphas with you instead of sailing off into the blue yonder.
|TOBYchef (981km): |
Mike again for Toby, found heaps of old sessions on Toby's watch, but it's taking me a while to separate them.
Figured out the quickest way, I'll do them all now
So Toby we need a write up here, where was this????????????? (google earth doesn't work here either)