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|Richard Reynolds: Rico|
|Billy Green Island|
|Snorkel962 (7976km): |
Nice arvo! Breeze about 15 and lots of lumps...jumping got in the way of speed ( sorry Team)
|Billy (6819km): |
Holloways Beach, QLD, AU
Nice fun late morning session, with an extention into the early arvo with B2. Sun was out initailly and conditions looked great with 15-20 kts out wide. In fact, at times, it was hang onto your jocks and just hold on. WOW, it was rough....then low tide hit and the wind just retracted. The clouds came in from the south and really killed any hopes of a late arvo finish.
Great to be out on the water with plenty of kiters up towards Yorkies.
Used: The Bludger, 7.8 R4 OD, 47 S10
|Andrew (1928km): |
Port Douglas, QLD, AU
Enjoyed an afternoon of pretty hard work with Ian and Ed. Got down the beach and it was a pretty stiff 20 knots - so I was planning to run my 6.5 - had another check of the wind and thought I'd rig my 7.2 - had another check of the wind and changed over to my 7.8 - put my 41cm fin on Green Machine Atomiq 120. Got on the water and there was stuff all wind = spent 45 minutes getting pretty much knocked down the beach - had to move the mast forward - there was weed out there but not in strands - should have gone with my big fin. Let off a heap of downhaul and outhaul - and then the wind kicked in - the rig became heavy couse of the downhaul - so I was wrestling with the thing for the rest of the session [ but things were alot better than they might have been - . Went home pretty well beaten up. I'm glad that Ian got his value for money today = the last time he came down the hill it was a non-event. And Ed was swapping boards and all kinds of stuff - I think we all had a good time - Maybe that's it for the year.
| Ed (16555km): |
Port Douglas, QLD, AU Arvo sail with Andrew and Ian ..I spent more time playing around with boards a tuning gear than i did sailing, rigged 7.8m no cam Gastra, and sailed 117 iso and 105 fox. swaped them over a couple of times..Think the Isonic was faster than the fox today. wind turned to crap a bit early so didn't get a chance to catch up on some kms...Andrew sailed very well, as is expected of him now..Ian look great all arvo and was hard to catch think he was glad he made the effort to come down for a sail and a chat was good to see him..Not sure who gets man of the match today, but i know it wasn't me..Cheers ED.
|Alvadave (5556km): |
Lake Weyba, QLD, AU
114 Falcon / 7.0 Mach 1 / 34 Tribal
Went for a drive to the North Coast for something different. Seabreeze didn't look like it was going to come in at Cootharaba and some of the guys were heading back to Weyba so tagged along. Probably would have been better on the 89 but back still not 100% and didn't really want to have to pump out of gybes so took the 114.
|Ian (2108km): |
Port Douglas, QLD, AU
Had a late afternoon (3 to 5 pm) sail with Andrew and Ed at port. Wind was reasonable during rigging then dropped off when I hit the water. My 6M Areotech rig on the Future 90 and 33 WS fin struggled to get on the plain in the light winds. When the wind finally kicked in, the rig combination felt great, although a little under powered for speed. The afternoon was well worth the drive from Mareeba.