|Sailor||2 Second Peak (Kts)||5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)||1 Hour (Kts)||Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)||Nautical Mile (Kts)||Distance Travelled (km)|
|Sammy the snail|
|Man Over Board|
|ratz (9829km): |
Glory Holes, Australind, WA, AU
was all going well till something nailled me in the side of the foot.
prob a cobbler but didnt get a huge dose of toxin.
painful but didnt want to cut my foot off this time....
used much the same gear as yesterday.
nice to sail with boz,mike and simon.
|otts (5223km): |
Koombana Bay, WA, AU
Carbon foil - Alecto - front wing 660
Flight time with this wing requires strong winds.
Had a few flight moments - sweet spot very sensative.
K bay conditions smooth with a NW swell .
|Jonski (4757km): |
South Yunderup, 128 Patrick, FF24, TRX 7.0
Great call on sailing area from Fangman today. Very happy with the hour and furthest Iíve sailed since last summer. Weedbergs got me a couple of times today but nice to be in some really smooth water. Thanks for the company and lend of a fin Fangster.
|SluGger (8831km): |
Glory Holes, Australind, WA, AU
Pat 115/100L TR16 6.3m FF24 FF22
Great days sail with Ratz, Boz and Captain Incredible.
Wind swung from WSW to W and later SW become harder as tide and wind dropped.
Hope the foot isnt too bad Rob your a trooper for hanging in so long after.
Boz invaded early and caught us off guard T4 and myself having an early morning coffee.
And Mike I dont know how you do it you are incredible, more fruit cake oh and muffins.
AND I`M SPENT !! ........
|Decrepit (47144km): |
hours and distance were the missions for today. I joined Slugger, ratz and boz at glory holes. wind was a bit lighter and more southerly than forecast. went with the 53cm board 6.2koncept with the 20cm @ 55d deltoid. wind was all over the place, board too small to keep planning tjhrough the lulls, but I didn't bring the 65cm board. As the weed was well under, I tried the 26cm 45d weedy. That was much better in the deep, but tide was going out and I started to run aground. So then tried the 21cm @ 55d deltoid.
Tha was much better, the wind swung westerly, and it was long runs in the smooth. I still fell in a 3.5min hole, but slugger, ratz and boz just kept going, leaving me to walow in their wake, until the wind picked up again, then I was just about keeping up with them.
|fangman (15475km): |
Yunbas Session with the distance boss J'ski. Launched off the boat ramp - much easier than the south side :-)
First try of my Simmer SCR 7.8 - well happy! Lots of experimenting with settings while John knocked out a good hour and some distance to boot.
Post more later.
Video of John working up-hill. It's hard to miss the MissyFlow Turkish Slipper nose in the foreground.
This is the entire Yunbas run on the Party Barge, windspeed I would guess 13-14 knots. Nothing much happens - it's pretty boring to watch, but for those who haven't been there recently it gives you a look at from the Yunderup Boat Channel, travelling south to the start of Boombas.
I met up with John at the Yunderup ramp late morning. The idea was to try and avoid the trudge out from the normal lunch spot on the South bank side. Suffice to say I think I will continue to launch from here in future.
On the up side there is easy access, stacks of parking, decent rigging area grass, and toilets. On a Westerly, the launch is straight off the white sand beach. The boat channel is close to shore, so it gets deeper quickly. It’s still a walk from the rigging grass to the beach, but its less than the other side. Its very protected by trees, so gauging wind strength is impossible until you walk over to the shore.
I had some new (to me) toys to try and given we had I reckon 12-14 knots most of the time, I rigged up the Simmer SCR7.8 for the first time. I went with FF24(cut down to 22) and the vintage Missy Flow 284. On water, the sail was just like the 8.6 and nice to very use. The 284board/fin combo was at its upper limits and I think in future I will use this sail on the Barge, which was super comfy and cruisey whenI tried it out later in the session. I spent a good chunk of time changing settings and getting things in the sweet spot for the new sail. In the meantime John just kept going and going and going back and forth.
I wasn’t as brave as John and stayed out wide, just mucking around on the inside of the outer weed bergs. They were solid buggers, but I got through the session with no more than a few decent tugs. I did hear some John have a big arrester cable stop. It was such a seriously loud smack that I think it had him seeing stars for a minute or two.
Obviously further south at Australind was the pick, but as a second best, all in all a very pleasant day on the water, with some groove in smooth spots to try if you felt brave enough. Hats off to John, he went hard for his triple figures. Plus fab numbers from the Bunno mob. Top Ten Fangy Day all around.